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Donogh O’Malley: Death of a Statesman 50 years ago this week

Fifty years ago this week a light went out on 1960s Ireland with the death of the pioneering and flamboyant Minister for Education, Donogh O’Malley, aged just 47. The Limerick East TD died of...

Paddy Kavanagh’s Christmas

Many tributes have been paid to poet Patrick Kavanagh over the past month in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death. Joe Ó Muircheartaigh recounts the story of the Monaghan man’s love of...

It’s 25 years since the Banner was raised for Dr Bhamjeé

Twenty five years ago this week Clare made political history by electing South African-born Muslim, Dr Moosajeé Bhamjeé, as a member of Dáil Éireann. He spoke to Joe Ó Muircheartaigh about his remarkable election...

Taking up the fight for Ireland

The annual Remembrance Day Commemoration to remember the over 700 people from Clare who died during World War 1 took place in Ennis Cathedral last Tuesday. The keynote address was given by The Clare...

The Clare Rising

Clare was the very centre of Irish republicanism in 1917. Following the death of East Clare MP, Willie Redmond, at the Battle of Messines in June of that year, the famous 1917 by-election saw...

Amie’s growing mass in muscle

Leaders come in many shapes in sizes. But no matter what form they are, they must have two key attributes – they must be brave enough to do something that others are not doing,...
Peadar O'Loughlin

Peadar O’Loughlin – a musical life

THE flag floor has been covered in carpet, a stove sits where the open hearthed fires burned, there’s a modern suspended ceiling instead of exposed beams and a slate roof overhead. Concessions to modernity, but...

‘Passage of Sound’ to resonate with Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

ACCLAIMED film-maker Andrei Tarkovsky believed that art couldn’t be explained from a purely intellectual perspective, but instead had to be felt on a personal level. And the Russian went further by saying that films...
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Stunning footage will make you want to visit Lough Derg immediately

Two years. Hundreds of hours of video footage. Two drones. All edited down into 5 minutes 24 seconds of spectacular video of Lough Derg, or as it’s better known; The Jewel of the Shannon! Eoin O’Hagan of...
The Rusangano Family

Family ties hold strong for Lillis and Rusangano Family

“DO I need to wear a tie?” That’s the conundrum facing Ireland’s foremost hip-hop group at this moment in time, the Clare-based Rusangano Family. Ennis man John Lillis, aka mynameisj0hn, Shannon man MuRli and...

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€9.8 million paid in Local Property Tax in Clare

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