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Seventh heaven for Ennis student who secures maximum seven H1 grades in the Leaving...

The celebrations are getting underway in Ennis this morning as one local student has secured the maximum seven H1 grades in the Leaving Certificate. Róisín Ní Fhallúin from the Gaelcholáiste an Chláir secured top...
Noel Kelleher

Ennis auctioneer guilty of rape

A woman who was repeatedly raped by a family friend as a child has faced her abuser in court, saying, “he has no shame”. Noel Kelleher (64) was found guilty by a jury of six...

Is the new Ennis Market building failing?

CONCERNS have been raised that the €1.75m Market Building project will become a failure. Ennis councillor Johnny Flynn told The Clare People that he’s concerned over the low level of activity in the covered market...

Clare honeymooners celebrate with Naked Cowboy

A COUPLE of young newlyweds from Ennis celebrated their honeymoon in style last week — by playing ‘Dirty Old Town’ with New York’s world famous Naked Cowboy. Ennis musician Shane Dwane and his new wife...

Our Lady’s finally sold after 26 years

After 26 years in limbo, Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis has been bought and could soon be transformed into a landmark development for the county town. The 16.6 acre Gort Road property has been purchased...

Anthony Foley the grassroots GAA man

MANY times I’ve kicked around that ‘political’ football/sliotar that has been known to hover around the high stool — the great unanswered question of what the GAA is really about. Croke Park in September?...

Opinion – Travellers, the most socially excluded group in Clare

JUST over two months ago, a special investigation into Traveller life in Clare was published by The Clare People with a very specific aim in mind — to start a conversation on a subject...

“F**k you” – alleged hijacker’s reply to new charge

A man accused of brandishing a machete during an alleged car hi-jacking in Ennis replied to a garda charging him with dangerous driving, “Pity I didn’t drive into you.” The dangerous driving charge was one...

Ennistymon responds to councillor’s comments

ENNISTYMON locals have hit out at Bill Slattery’s comments on Syrian refugees, saying they’re ‘appalled’ at the local councillor’s views. Speaking with The Clare People last week Mr Slattery claimed that North Clare residents will...

RUGBY: Munster and Ireland stars ‘take huge pride’ in Ennis jersey

IN A county where rugby stumbles into fourth place in terms of team sports participation — and also falls behind all its Munster counterparts in terms of player resources — it says a huge...

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