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Traveller – ‘complaints are racist’

A TRAVELLER resident in an Ennis estate has hit back at what he says is racism at work, in relation to a front page story in last week’s Clare People. The man spoke to The...

Scarred for life

A FORMER GAA coach who indecently assaulted two young boys in areas of Clare over a two-year period in the early 1980s will be sentenced next January. James ‘Tony Lowry’ Maher (69), of Clonroadmore Beg,...

Do you like free stuff?

We are giving away sixteen €100 Christmas vouchers from Clare businesses spread throughout the county. To be in with a chance of winning one, simply cut out the tokens, the first of which is in...

Tulla goes in search of missing unicorn

ANYONE travelling in East Clare this week is being asked to be on the lookout for a mythical unicorn which has, apparently, gone missing in the Tulla area. A number of posters have been erected...

Clare kids at the back of diabetes queue

    PARENTS of children with diabetes are not just fighting to control their child’s condition, but the majority of Clare parents are fighting to get on a waiting list for an insulin pump, for better...

Priests, female and married in Killaloe?

By Andrew Hamilton Allowing priests to marry and ordaining women priests are two of main changes suggested in a revolutionary new document produced by the Diocese of Killaloe as part of the Listening Process. The process,...

Estate of Fear

A PROBLEM resident has taunted neighbours plagued by anti-social behaviour by claiming he will buy their homes if they want to leave a troubled estate. The man, a convicted criminal, made the claim in a...

Name and shame

ENNIS rate defaulters can expect to see their name in Stubbs Gazette. Ennis Town Council confirmed to The Clare People that, following court rulings, it will publish “outstanding uncollected rates prior to 2012” in the...

North Clare nets 500 jobs

As many as 500 jobs could be created off the North Clare coast over the next 12 months through the construction of Ireland largest ever organic fish farm. The farm, which will located around five...

Politicians expenses – When are we going to shout stop?

ONE must wonder what our breaking point is? As the country and County Clare in particular battles for economic survival, our political elite continue to operate as if the gravy train rattles on regardless of...

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€9.8 million paid in Local Property Tax in Clare

A TOTAL of €9.8 million was paid in Local Property Tax (LPT) by 53,500 households in Clare last year. 

Feud Fills Ennis Streets

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CLAREMAN Mike Hickey is to spearhead Ireland’s assault for European championship basketball glory in the coming year. The Shannon man, who has been involved in...

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DONIE Garrihy, the hugely successful manager of Clare’s Oscar Traynor Trophy winning soccer side, has been lured back into management just a...