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Digger in watery adventure in on Lahinch Beach

A digger driver had a miraculous escape on Lahinch Beach in County Clare last month when the machine he was driving became completely surrounded by fast rising sea waters. The unscheduled winter paddle took place...

Lee’s Road facility could be renamed

CLARE’S county councillors have weighed in with strong support on a proposal to have Lee’s Road Sports Facility renamed John O’Sullivan Park. At yesterday’s monthly County Council meeting, a proposal put forward by Clr Ann...

New plans to develop Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis

Plans to develop Our Lady’s Hospital in Ennis as a healthcare facility have been lodged with Clare County Council. The plans, which have been lodged by JJ Enterprises Ltd, are seeking the extension of the...

HURLING: Joanie’s passion and pride in Ballyea

HURLING. The greatest game and the only game for Joan Browne, who is surrounded by it and completely immersed in it – in Ballyea and well beyond as she pucks every ball, because she’s...

Sarah set to sing a song for San Marino in Eurovision

Lisbon could soon be calling for Clare singer, Sarah McTernan, who is in line to represent San Marino in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Sarah, who came to public attention when she reached the grand...

RUGBY: ‘Jack leads by example’ in tight-knit Ennis team

WHILE Ennis RFC has always prided itself on being a club that represents the whole county, there’s no doubt it’s also very much a family club and coach John Colleran and his son, captain...

HURLING: Cousins set to clash the ash in Croker

YOU could say that they’re both on the edge of the Burren — Shane O’Donnell near the outcrop of the place that is the Rocky Road up near Ballybeg; Conor Whelan next door to...

Lisdoonvarna swingers posters described as sleazy

POSTERS advertising a swingers nightclub have been described as “sleazy” and a “publicity stunt” by one of the organiser of the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival. Marcus White - who operates the Hydro, the Imperial and...

Gardaí appeal for assistance in locating missing Ennis teenager believed to be armed

GARDAI in Ennis are appealing to the public for help in locating the whereabouts of missing person Jack Dinan (19), who they believe is armed. Jack Dinan was last seen at his home on Considine...
Solicitor Tara Godfrey

Tara Godfrey is biggest legal aid earner as almost €2,000 is spent on legal...

Payments to Clare solicitors under criminal legal aid increased last year to almost €475,000; that is more than €2,000 for every sitting of the district and circuit court in Clare. According to figures released by...

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No Fluke as Clonlara duo set for Ireland’s Got Talent stage

IRELAND’S GOT TALENTS’ love-in with South-East Clare continues after Sixmilebridge magician Paddy ‘Great Padini’ Ward captured the nation’s heart last month.

No Fluke as Clonlara duo set for Ireland’s Got Talent stage

IRELAND’S GOT TALENTS’ love-in with South-East Clare continues after Sixmilebridge magician Paddy ‘Great Padini’ Ward captured the nation’s heart last month.

Ennis Hospital recognised for ‘overall experience’

ENNIS General Hospital has been recognised for the ‘Best Overall Experience’ in a hospital. The acknowledgment follows a nationwide survey in which 98 per...

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Rising MMA star set to take on the world ahead of professional debut

WHEN successful Clare sports stars at the top of their game come to mind, many will think about hurling, Gaelic football, rugby and even...

Clare ladies footballers hold the Kingdom

Kerry 1-17 - Clare 4-08 Shanahan McNamara Memorial Park, Doonbeg National League Division 2 Round 1 While they would have gladly have taken a point before Sunday’s encounter,...
Brian Cody

‘Clare will be on everybody’s radar this summer’ – Cody

From the game’s most decorated manager, it was flattering praise indeed. When asked how much he rated Clare, Brian Cody was quick...