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Keep an eye out for UFO sightings

EAST Clare has been identified as one of Ireland’s hotspots for UFOs (unidentified flying objects) with four separate sightings recorded in 2012. According to new figures released by the Aerial Phenomena Research Association of Ireland...

Home & Away star Brax turns heads during Ennis break

CLARECASTLE woman Jane Scanlon was the envy of women all over the county when she met Home and Away star Steve Peacock, better known to fans of the Australian soap as Brax, in one...

Drilling confirmation weeks away

FINAL confirmation on whether commercial drilling will take place off the Clare coast in 2013 is expected before Christmas. Chrysaor E&P Ireland Ltd, who now own the majority stake in both the Spanish Point and...

Mother’s budget tears

A DISTRAUGHT mother has told The Clare People that she cried when she heard the respite grant cuts announced in last week’s budget. Such were the strong feelings of parents and carers within Clare that...

Can the Bay Hop be brought back to life?

A COMMERCIAL ferry operator has expressed an interest in operating a commuter ferry service connecting Ballyvaughan and Galway City. Following a trial service held over the summer, the Ballyvaughan Bay Hop group have been trying...

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 Development and somehow it jarred. Bigtime, because somehow it smacked...

540 ghost properties in Clare

ONE out of every six houses located in a Clare ‘ghost estate’ is vacant. According to new figures released by the Department of the Environment, Clare has one of the highest rates of vacant...

Arson attack on Traveller housing units

GARDAÍ in Ennis have launched an investigation after an attempted arson attack on units in the Beechpark Traveller accommodation site. Two buildings at the site on the outskirts of Ennis sustained smoke damage when an...

Body lay undiscovered in bathroom for 19 days

THE dead body of a missing Ennis man was kept for 19 days in a friend’s apartment last summer, a court has heard.  Ennis Circuit Criminal Court heard yesterday how Bernard Flaherty (38) wrapped the...

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 Dublin Airport Authority control and chart a new independent future...

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High numbers at region’s main hospital as public asked to ‘consider care options’

MANAGEMENT at the region's main hospital have urged members of the public to consider their care options before presenting to the Emergency...

‘What choice do nurses and midwives have?’ – Ennis nurse in Australia backs strike

AHEAD of today’s nationwide nurses and midwives strike, The Clare People spoke to Irish-trained nurses now working abroad. Ennis woman, Jennifer...

‘Significant disruption and cancellation’ in hospitals serving Clare

AHEAD of the proposed strike action by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), UL Hospitals Group have confirmed there will be...

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Joe Ó Muircheartaigh

Throw open those gates for kids

FOR football fans in Clare, the only place to be on Sunday is Cusack Park, as the county’s flagship team set sail...
Tony Kelly

Clare to take Tipp in Thurles once again

Tipperary v Clare @ Semple Stadium, ThurlesSaturday 7pm (Colm Lyons, Cork) Clare drew first blood in their derby trilogy...
Podge Collins

Podge ready to go

YOUNG at heart, with many more miles to run. That’s Podge Collins’ mantra despite being lumbered among the veteran...