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It’s a long, long way from Clare to Newcastle West – anger expressed over...

THERE was uproar among local councillors over the potential downgrading of Clare Bus, following the decision to transfer the responsibility of the county’s rural transport service to West Limerick. At Monday’s monthly Clare County Council meeting, elected members expressed their major concerns over the...

Ireland’s first ‘steeplejill’ soaring to new heights

LIFE for the now 75-year-old Angela Collins O’Mahony has always been full of many highs, but a recent abseil down Croke Park brought back many memories for the Ardnacrusha entrepreneur. Reliving the impetuosity of her youth, almost 30 years since the former Collins...

Facing up to accessibility issues in Ennis

AN ENNIS wheelchair user has raised major concerns over the lack of accessibility for people with disabilities working, living and shopping in the county town. Speaking to The Clare People, Conor O'Sullivan, who has been in a wheelchair for almost 30 years...

Record-breaking 81 patients on trolleys at region’s main hospital

The region's main hospital has recorded the highest-ever daily figure of patients waiting on trolleys. According to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), 81 people are waiting for a bed at University Hospital Limerick (UHL), less than a...

This Week

Tea-rific Mick Flannery performance causes a stir in Shannon

IT was a packed house in Hope Cafe in Shannon as fans turned out...

Bridgetown artists get their dream cars in gear

TWO aspiring young artists have been chosen to compete in the final of...

East Clare students take part in model EU council debate

TWO East Clare secondary schools recently participated in a model European Union council...

‘Deplorable’ footpaths in Parteen set to be replaced

WORK has got underway to replace an existing “deplorable” and “battered” footpath in a popular...

Sweet success as Tulla student whisks top spot in All-Ireland bake-off

A TALENTED East Clare pupil has tasted success at the CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off...


WHEN successful Clare sports stars at the top of their game come to mind, many will think about hurling, Gaelic football, rugby and even soccer. While the Banner County isn’t to the forefront of many people’s thoughts when it comes to mixed martial arts (MMA), Sam Slater certainly...