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Joe Ó Muircheartaigh

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Joe Ó Muircheartaigh graduated from University College Dublin in 1989 with a degree in history and politics. After completing a Diploma in Journalism at The College of Commerce, Rathmines in 1991, he embarked on a career in journalism. Joe spent four years with Clare FM from 1992 and was with The Clare Champion from 1996 to 2005. He has won two McNamee Awards for GAA journalism and has published two books. Contact Joe on [email protected]

The loneliness of the long distance runner

“Mission accomplished. Two ultras (Longford & Dingle) in six days, two wins and a European Number 1 ranking over 50 miles. Not a bad...

Planning for future

AS the contest for the chairmanship of the Clare County Board enters its final phase, both candidates have this week stepped forward and pledged...

Leftfield with Joe O’Muircheartaigh

MANY years ago I interviewed a man from Fanore with the surname of O’Driscoll about his life and times at war. His war was...

Have our politicians lost touch with life beyond the Naas dual-carriageway?

OFF we traipsed, or in this case trained to Dublin to hear the big announcement about the futures of both Shannon Airport and Shannon...

5,000 jobs on the radar

FIVE thousand new jobs can be created in Shannon by 2018 as Clare’s international airport finally prepares to free itself from the shackles of...

Ennis’s bilingual town hopes boosted

CLARE’S hopes of gaining bilingual status from the Department of the Gaeltacht have been boosted significantly this week on the back the 2011 National...

Do or die for Clare

IT’S not a case of win or bust for Clare on Saturday at the County Grounds, but certainly defeat will spell the end of...

McDonagh vs O’Driscoll

  THE Clare County Board is now bracing itself for a contest for the top job in Clare GAA for the first time in nearly...

Exclusive – GAA teams up with Council

NEGOTIATIONS are at an advanced stage over major development work adjacent to Cusack Park in Ennis that involves the Clare County Board, Ennis Town...

Schools demand Cusack Park

ON the very same day that it was announced that the Munster GAA Council would be making a grant of €100,000 for the upkeep...