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...

Ennis’s bilingual town hopes boosted

CLARE’S hopes of gaining bilingual status from the Department of the Gaeltacht have been boosted significantly this week on the back the 2011 National Census of Population report which says that nearly half of...

The hub of Cooraclare

IS MASS above or below? How is Mary getting on since her operation? What is on in the hall tonight? What time is the funeral? There is only one seven digit number you need...

“I’LL show you my statistic if you show me yours.”

“I’LL show you my statistic if you show me yours.” Simon Coveney is in for a treat this year. The Minister for Agriculture has unwittingly been cast as the referee in the great battle of...

State agencies do battle over Clare fishfarm

As Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) and Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) wade into the fishfarm debate, Andrew Hamilton reports on the stances being taken by each side. IFI -  INLAND Fisheries Ireland (IFI) have poured cold water...

Do or die for Clare

IT’S not a case of win or bust for Clare on Saturday at the County Grounds, but certainly defeat will spell the end of the county’s hopes of still being in the Oscar Traynor...

McDonagh vs O’Driscoll

  THE Clare County Board is now bracing itself for a contest for the top job in Clare GAA for the first time in nearly ten years, after last Friday’s closing date from nominations ahead...

Bishop asked to mediate in school dispute

  THE Bishop of Killaloe has been asked to intervene after a “septic relationship” developed between some parents and the principal of a small West Clare primary school. Dr Kieran O’Reilly has been asked to...

Shannon prepares for lift off

THERE is growing speculation that Ryanair will shortly announce a major investment in Shannon Airport in the coming months, bringing with them well over a million new passengers annually to the airport. The company’s decision...

Burglaries in Clare reaching epidemic proportions

BURLGARIES of homes and businesses in Clare have reached “epidemic proportions”, a court has heard. Judge Patrick Durcan made the comment at Ennis District Court last week as he sentenced a 21-year-old man to 12...

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