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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...

It’s Friday night in A&E, ‘Enjoy the show’

“SIT back and enjoy the show,” the patient was told, as he settled into a night in Accident and Emergency in the Mid Western Regional Hospital Limerick to watch the horror show unfold. It was...

Deputies absent as ‘promises’ are broken

FINE Gael deputies Pat Breen and Joe Carey were nowhere to be seen at yesterday’s emergency meeting of Clare County Council where councillors and officials discussed ways to cut the €243,000 hole which has...

Clare key to WWII German invasion plans

A NUMBER of strategic sites in Clare were identified as being key to Nazi Germany’s plan to invade and occupy neutral Ireland during World War II, a new top-secret dossier has revealed this week. The...

Leftfield with Joe O’Muircheartaigh

IN our politicians we trust – at least until the next election do we part, if we so wish. We put them in there; we elect them to their highly paid jobs of €90k-plus per...

Attention girls: Did this man fall in love with you?

A CANADIAN dentist has travelled more than 8,000 kilometres to track down the love of his life, a Clare woman he met for just two minutes in Ennistymon more than a year ago. Dr Sandy...

Leftfield

DOWN the years – it’s been fiche bliain ag fás now – being on the journalistic beat across this great Banner County, there’s a few standout moments you remember. That interview that really gives...

‘Stripped and tied to a tree’

KILRUSH’S moneylending crisis has taken on a sinister turn over the past number of weeks following reports from the West Clare capital that a man was abducted and tied to a tree naked overnight...

Noise pollution?

A number of people have contacted The Clare People this Monday morning to complain about the noise emanating from a car enthusiasts event in Ennis at the weekend. Was your weekend ruined by the...

Divorce rates on the rise

DESPITE the cost of divorce thought to be proving a deterrent in most parts of Ireland, Clare saw a rise of 40 per cent in the number of couples getting divorced in the county...

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