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Aldi seeking food suppliers from Clare

Aldi is seeking applications from Clare’s small to medium food and drink producers to take part in the 2020 ‘Grow with Aldi’ supplier development programme, giving them the opportunity to be listed in Aldi stores nationwide.

Last year’s six overall ‘Grow with ...

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Council launches new text alert system

Clare County Council has launched a new text alert system Clare Alerts through MapAlerter.

Clare Alerts allows you to subscribe to get alerts from Clare County Council. Alerts are delivered b y SMS Text Alert, email and also through various chat apps such as Facebook ...

2020-01-20 02:13 open_in_new
Healthy Clare receives €374,100 in Healthy Ireland Funding

The Healthy Clare Strategic Plan 2019-2021 was launched in March 2019 and has secured funding of €374,100.

The open call for projects took place from July to August 2019 and generated great interest. Projects were selected and funding is being awarded through the Clare ...

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Clare students win farm safety award

Students Abbey Hehir, Rebecca Murphy and Ryely Cantrell from Co. Clare were the overall winners of the ABP Farm Safety Award at the 2020 BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) with their innovative project, the Slurry Pit Saver.

The students from St John Bosco ...

2020-01-20 00:07 open_in_new
Two men injured in Sixmilebridge shooting


3.45pm – The main street in Sixmilebridge has now reopened.

Gardaí have confirmed they are seeking information about a large black ‘jeep type’ vehicle, possibly a BMW SUV, that was seen in the area at the time.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone ...

2020-01-20 00:07 open_in_new
Another increase in visitors to Cliffs of Moher

The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience (CoMVE) welcomed over 25,000 more people last year than in 2018 despite a drop in group tour business.

The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin continues to welcome the largest number of visitors of any other attraction in Ireland while the ...

2020-01-20 00:07 open_in_new
Clare businesswoman to host national tourism event in Limerick

A County Clare businesswoman is to host a major new national tourism event in Limerick’s Thomond Park next week.

‘The Tourism Space LIVE’ is a one-day event for tourism leaders and entrepreneurs and will include sessions on business, self-empowerment, professional ...

2020-01-20 00:07 open_in_new
Shannon Group confident about the year ahead 

Mary Considine, CEO, Shannon Group Plc has said that 2019 has confirmed both the strength and resilience of the Group’s business and reaffirms its importance to the region.

Reflecting on the performance of the Group and its individual businesses across the year, Ms ...

2020-01-16 23:40 open_in_new
Acclaimed writers and literary lovers for Doolin event

The ninth annual Doolin Writers’ Weekend will take place at Hotel Doolin from the 24th to the 26th of January 2020 with over 300 literary-loving and culturally-curious people from all over the world expected to attend.

Providing a platform to both well-known and ...

2020-01-16 11:04 open_in_new
London-bound flight diverts to Shannon with technical issue

A transatlantic flight as forced to divert to Shannon Airport this afternoon after the crew reported a technical issue that would prevent them from landing at their destination.

British Airways flight BA-274 left Las Vegas in the U.S. at 4.40am Irish time and was due to land at ...

2020-01-16 11:04 open_in_new
Recruitment for Citizens’ Assembly comes to Clare

Recruitment of 99 members of the public to serve on the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality is now reaching its final stages.

Amárach Research is currently recruiting members for the Assembly across the Munster region, including in Co. Clare.

The first meeting of ...

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Beef Plan Movement critical to farmer’s fight

As the farming community faces declining prices for the beef they produce, farmers have banded together with a plan to fix the issues.

Eamon Corley, brain child of the plan, created the template but he needed to build an army to see true. In Clare, Quilty farmer Joseph Woulfe is ...

2020-01-14 00:16 open_in_new
Man in critical condition after Lahinch swimming accident


Gardaí have confirmed that man was later pronounced dead in hospital. The man is understood to be in his 40s and from Clare.

A spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí in Ennistymon were alerted to an incident that occurred on Sunday 12th January at approximately 11am. A man ...

2020-01-14 00:16 open_in_new
Woman killed in Kilrush collision


9.55pm – The N68 has now reopened.

An elderly woman has died in a road traffic collision in Co Clare this evening.

The incident occurred at around 4.00pm on the main N68 Kilrush to Ennis road on the outskirts of the West Clare town close to the ...

2020-01-13 23:13 open_in_new
LIVE UPDATES: Clare on alert for Storm Brendan


4.25pm – Several thousand homes and businesses were left without power in Clare this afternoon. The worst affected area was in Tullabrack, Cooraclare where at one point, almost 3,000 customers lost their electricity.

ESB crews were working to restore power last ...

2020-01-13 23:13 open_in_new
Man arrested after car crashes into house near Kilkee

Gardaí have arrested a man following a search after a car ploughed into the porch of a house in West Clare this afternoon.

The incident happened at Lisdeen on the main N67 Kilrush to Kilkee road at around 1.30pm. A woman, who was the only person in the house at the time, was ...

2020-01-13 23:13 open_in_new
Rugby legend Keith Wood open to the Joint British and Irish League idea

There have been persistent talks of the British and Irish rugby leagues merging into one super league in recent years.

One prominent backer is Killaloe’s own, and 2015 Clare’s University of Limerick Sports Hall of Fame awardee, Keith Wood. The rugby icon recently ...

2020-01-11 12:25 open_in_new
Shannon Group announces two new appointments

Shannon Group plc has announced the appointments of Paul MacNamara as Group Chief Finance Officer (CFO) and Rachael Leahy as Company Secretary and Head of Legal for the Group.

Both roles report directly to the Shannon Group CEO and will assist in the delivery of the ...

2020-01-11 12:25 open_in_new
Annual Road Hurling Competition Raises €2,300 for club

Smith O’Briens GAA Club hosted their annual road hurling competition in Bridgetown last week, raising €2,300 to fund the club’s ongoing development.

The tournament now in its 4th year, welcomed 37 teams of 3 from across East Clare who competed on the roads surrounding ...

2020-01-09 23:40 open_in_new
InflightFlix to Promote Co Clare on 6,300 Airplanes

InflightFlix International, the Irish provider of destination video guides to the airline industry it is to distribute its destination video guides promoting great Ireland experiences, including Co Clare, to the inflight entertainment companies of all 29 airlines with Inflight ...

2020-01-08 13:01 open_in_new
Initiative to reinvigorate uilleann piping culture in Clare

An exciting new initiative for young people in County Clare will see Music Generation Clare partnering with Na Píobairí Uilleann, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of uilleann piping throughout the world, to offer uilleann piping tuition.

Attendees at two taster ...

2020-01-08 13:01 open_in_new