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“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...

Controversial ‘D’ plate proposal rejected out of hand

A PROPOSAL to ask the Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar, to introduce new ‘D’ plates for any driver convicted of drunk-driving for a second time was rejected at last night’s meeting of Clare County...

Hurley maker in a dash for ash

A SHORTAGE of hurleys could be just three months away as the effects of ash dieback disease threaten to throw the national past-time into a state of crisis. Clare’s leading hurley-maker, John Torpey, yesterday likened...

Refuge feels pressure from budget cuts

MORE than 200 women and their children could not be accommodated by Clare’s women’s refuge so far this year, as cuts to the budget and an increase in the number seeking refuge from domestic...