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Ennis hotel sells at auction for €305k

AN ENNIS hotel sold for €90,000 over it’s reserve at an auction in Dublin on Friday to a Clare businessperson; while a west Clare hotel failed to attract a buyer. The Ashford Court Hotel...

President’s sculpture crafted in Kilmaley

THE work of one Ennis craftsman is sitting proudly in Áras an Uachtaráin after it was presented as a gift to President Michael D Higgins. The bespoke wood sculpture by local man Thomas Moloney...

Victorious Clare hungry for Premier opposition

BRING on Tipperary. That was the battlecry from selector Ger Keane in O’Connor Park in Tullamore on Sunday as straight away Clare looked to turning two successive league victories into the hat-trick that would...

Fitzy braced for tough test against visiting Tribesmen

Clare Senior Hurling Manager Davy Fitzgerald is wary of the threat posed by neighbours Galway for this weekend’s National League Division 1A clash. Anthony Cunningham’s side impressively exacted full revenge on All-Ireland champions Kilkenny...

Four returned for trial following Oct 2012 incidents at Maid of Erin

FOUR people have been returned for trial for their alleged involvement in a public order disturbance at a roundabout in Ennis last year. At Ennis District court on Wednesday, Books of Evidence were served...

Hermitage rallies against burglaries

THE establishment of a new neighbourhood watch scheme for the Hermitage area of Ennis will be discussed at a meeting in the town next Monday. The meeting, which will be attended by crime prevention...

PRISONERS IN OUR HOMES

MORE than 300 disabled Clare people face a future of “darkness and isolation” as the axing of the Mobility Allowance and Motorised Transport Grant sentences them to being prisoners in their own homes. Disabled Clare...

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...