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Propeller Shannon accelerator to boost growth

Propeller Shannon, Ireland’s only start-up programme for companies in the aviation and travel tech sectors, is pleased to announce the arrival of its second cohort of firms.

These companies are taking their inaugural flight in this innovative accelerator programme with a view to

2019-02-16 22:40
Clare projects benefit from €6.8m announcement

Clare County Council has been successful in securing funding for five separate rural regeneration and development projects under the €1 billion Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (RRDF), a key component of Project Ireland 2040.

€6.8 million has been secured for

2019-02-16 07:58
Apartment building evacuated after small fire

An apartment complex leased by Clare County Council was evacuated on Wednesday morning after an electrical fire broke out in a hallway.

The alarm was raised at around 9.45am when a fire was discovered at Páirc na Coille Apartments on Drumbiggle Road in Ennis. The building’s own

2019-02-15 19:22
Rescue 115 airlifts injured fisherman to hospital

The crew of the Shannon-based Irish Coast Guard helicopter airlifted an injured crew member from a fishing trawler off the south west coast last night.

The 31m (100ft) Spanish registered vessel was about 70 nautical miles (130kms) south west of Dingle, Co Kerry when the crew raised

2019-02-15 19:22
Funding announced for community Geoheritage projects

Minister Sean Canney TD, Minister of State for Natural Resources at the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, has announced the 2019 Geological Survey Ireland Geoheritage funding awards.

The funds are available under the Geopark Grant Scheme in

2019-02-15 19:22
The Time of the Tans – New book to be launched in Ennis

A new book, by award winning historian Tomás Mac Conmara, which will be launched in Ennis this Friday, features an oral history of the War of Independence in Clare.

The Time of the Tans, based on the Tuamgraney native’s almost two decades of oral history recordings

2019-02-15 19:22
Element Six raises €22,616 for Limerick Suicide Watch

Shannon-based supplier of synthetic diamond, Element Six, delivered a new year boost to life-saving volunteer organisation Limerick Suicide Watch (LSW). 

Throughout 2018, employees at Element Six’s Shannon-based facility led a variety of fundraising initiatives to raise money

2019-02-13 20:07
Holiday Show returns to UL for 4th Year

The Holiday Show, in association with Shannon Airport, returns to the UL Sport Arena, Limerick on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th February 2019.

Now in its fourth year, with over 90 exhibitors including airlines, hotels, cruise companies, travel agents, tourist boards, tour

2019-02-13 19:04
Glór na nGael award for An Clár as Gaeilge

An Clár as Gaeilge, Ennis, has won the Conradh na Gaeilge Award at the annual Glór na nGael awards.

Glór na nGael Chairman, Pat Carey and radio presenter Áine Ní Churráin were present in Glasson House Hotel in Westmeath on Saturday night to make the presentations.

Paula

2019-02-13 07:31
Heritage award success for Kilrush, Burren and Killaloe

There was success for County Clare at the National Heritage Awards which were held this week at the Royal Irish Academy and were attended by Minister of State at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Seán Kyne TD.

Hosted by the Heritage Council, the

2019-02-13 07:31
Criminal Assets Bureau searches and arrest in Limerick

Update:

6.40pm – Gardaí have confirmed that the 42-year-old man arrested as part of this investigation has been released without charge. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Earlier: The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) conducted a search

2019-02-13 07:31
New LIT campus for Ennis town

Limerick Institute of Technology has confirmed its plans to open a new campus in Ennis, Co. Clare on foot of a proposed capital investment of €0.75 million by Clare County Council.

Located on Bindon Street in the town’s historic core, the new facility will enable a

2019-02-13 07:31
Dublin Airport’s monopoly must be broken 

Dublin Airport’s monopoly should be tackled in the best interest of Shannon, the wider region it serves and other regions outside the capital, economists have stated at Limerick Chamber’s first ‘Economic Outlook’ event of the year.

Chamber economist Dr. Catriona Cahill and

2019-02-13 07:31
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25-year-old man died after taking little known synthetic drug in Clare pub
The man’s friend also took the drug, which he told an inquest looked like “crushed glass”.
2019-02-13 20:10
Clare groups among Lottery funding recipients

More than €227 million – the equivalent of €622,000 a day – was raised for Good Causes all over Ireland in 2018, according to National Lottery figures.

This funding, raised by players of National Lottery games, is supporting thousands of organisations, sports clubs and

2019-02-13 07:31
BUMBLEance creates a buzz in Newmarket on Fergus

The children of Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire in Newmarket-On-Fergus this week stepped on board the BUMBLEance to learn about the work of children’s national ambulance service.

The visit forms part of the Clare County Library’s ‘Books and BUMBLEance tour’ which has

2019-02-13 07:31
Fitness Circuits and Mountain Trikes at Lees Road

Three new fitness circuits for walkers and athletes of all abilities have been introduced to the 130-acre woodland at Active Ennis John O’Sullivan Park, Lees Road. 

The Fartlek Interval Training System features colour-coded posts located throughout the woodland, with each one

2019-02-13 07:31
Shannon becomes first Irish airport to introduce eduroam wifi

Shannon Airport has recorded another first after rolling out eduroam – the secure global wifi roaming service for the international research and education community.

Over 1billion authentications happen every year on eduroam, which securely connects students, staff, and

2019-02-13 07:31
Businesses and residents opposed to parking plan

Residents and business owners in an area of Ennis, where the local authority proposes drastic changes, will hand in a petition to the council this week.

A draft plan shows Clare County Council’s proposal to reduce the size of a long standing green area to make room for

2019-02-13 07:31
Statues stolen in 2011 found in Clare

Four limestone statues stolen in Co Cork in 2011 have been recovered by Gardaí in Co Clare.

On the 18th July 2011, the four large limestone statues were stolen from Milltown Castle in Charleville, Co. Cork. Two were statues of eagles which has been mounted on 10ft high pillars and

2019-02-13 07:31
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