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I was never so ashamed to be an Irish man.

“I WAS never so ashamed to be an Irish man.” That not from me, but a slightly erratic stranger watching the closing minutes of the Six Nations Rugby match at the weekend. For one I don’t...

‘Deprived her kids of a childhood’

A woman whom a Judge described as having deprived her children of a childhood yesterday walked free from court after receiving a suspended sentence for child neglect. At Ennis Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, Judge...

Up in smoke

ARSON attacks have forced Clare County Council to close the doors for good on two separate housing schemes that cost almost €4m to build. One of the schemes was completed in 2004 at a...

Women jailed for living off earnings of prostitutes

GARDAÍ say investigations into prostitution in the Ennis area are ongoing following the arrest of two Romanian women in the Mill Road area of the town last Monday night. The women were detained at...

Council legal bill €688k

CLARE County Council paid out more than €688,000 in legal expenses last year. At last night’s (Monday) meeting of the council, members asked if such costs had to be entailed. Cllr Christy Curtin who requested the...

Ennis gig to aid leukaemia fight

ALMOST a year after being diagnosed with leukaemia Ennis man Eric McNevin is on the road to recovery and planning to help other cancer sufferers to do the same. Eric fell sick while at...

Mystery graffiti artist sprays Cliffs of Moher

Clare’s flagship tourist attraction has been targeted by graffiti with the discovery of a large spray-painted mural on the rock of the Cliffs of Moher. A piece of graffiti, measuring roughly eight foot wide...

‘Trio armed to the hilt outside Ennis post office’

THREE men described by a Judge as being “armed to the hilt” outside a post office in Ennis last summer could have caused “huge injury and hurt”, a court has heard. Details of the incident,...

€10,000 per meeting

Toothless, €10,000 talking shops are taking place in this HSE region every two months, while stressed and worried older people watch powerlessly all over County Clare as their home help hours are savagely cut. In...

Dante’s Inferno

It was 21 years ago this week that Kildysart woman Patricia Burke-Brogan’s play ‘Eclipsed’ exposed the horror of the Magdalene laundry industry. She spoke to Joe Ó Muircheartaigh about her true vocation of being...