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Aer Lingus flight diverts to Shannon with ill passenger

An Aer Lingus flight made a U-turn over the North Atlantic and diverted to Shannon Airport this afternoon to seek medical attention for a passenger.

Aer Lingus flight EI-119 departed Dublin for Washington in the U.S. at around 1.15pm was about two ours into its journey when the ...

2019-09-11 19:07 open_in_new
Missing woman found safe during search

A multi-agency search for a young woman reported missing in East Clare has been stood down after she was found safe and well this afternoon.

The 19-year-old non-Irish national was found in a densely wooded area near Dereney on the Clare/Galway border this afternoon by members of ...

2019-09-11 19:07 open_in_new
Shannon Group raises €8K from charity 5k

Shannon Group, in conjunction with Shannon Chamber, has raised more than €8,000 from an inaugural 5K event through the Shannon Free Zone for this year’s designated charities, the Irish Cancer Society and Limerick Suicide Watch.

The Shannon Group chosen charities will receive ...

2019-09-11 13:52 open_in_new
New local authority Initiative makes recycling seamless

Guaranteed Irish has teamed up with, Ireland’s official guide to managing your waste, to call on households and businesses in Munster to make the right choices when disposing of waste.

The initiative, developed and implemented by the Southern Regional Waste ...

2019-09-11 11:46 open_in_new
Clareman Dermot named ‘Super Hero’ at awards event

A Co Clare man has been honoured at the 2019 Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards at a special ceremony celebrating their incredible courage, generosity and acts of kindness. 

Scooping the Overall Winner award in the Super Hero category was Ennis native and fundraising supremo ...

2019-09-10 22:07 open_in_new
Two people and dog rescued on Lough Derg

Two people and their dog were rescued on Lough Derg this morning after their cruise boat suffered engine problems.

Watch officers at the Irish Coast Guard’s marine rescue sub centre on Valentia Island in Kerry received a call at around 10.30am reporting a cruise boat experiencing ...

2019-09-10 21:04 open_in_new
Local workshops for World Alzheimer’s Month

Clare families who are caring for a loved one living with dementia can get free support and advice by attending a local workshop during World Alzheimer’s Month this September.

The workshop, which is hosted by Home Instead Senior Care, takes place in Ennis, and is aimed at ...

2019-09-10 21:04 open_in_new
Man arrested in connection with 2006 Clare murder

Gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Ardnacrusha Co Clare in 2006 have made an arrest in the case.

Aidan Kelly was shot a number of times on the night of May 10th 2006. A firearm was recovered from the scene at the time. This is the first arrest to be made in connection ...

2019-09-10 21:04 open_in_new
Talk on Frederic William Burton at Clare Museum

The Clare connections of painter Frederic William Burton will be explored during a talk at Clare Museum in Ennis tomorrow, 11 September at 7.30pm.

Dr. Maire Bourke from the National Gallery of Ireland will be giving a public talk on ‘Burton in the west of Ireland’ which ...

2019-09-10 21:04 open_in_new
Ennis hospital X-ray department up for award

The X-ray department of Ennis General Hospital has reached the final stage of the Irish Institute of Radiography and Radiation Therapy Medray Department of the Year Awards.

There are three X-ray departments in the final – St Vincent’s University hospital Dublin, VHI ...

2019-09-09 07:16 open_in_new
Hundreds turn out to see steam train pass through Clare

Emerald Isle Explorer steam train passes through Clare.

Emerald Isle Explorer steam train passes through Clare.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Hundreds of people turned out to see the Emerald Isle Explorer steam train chug its way through ...

2019-09-09 05:10 open_in_new
UMHL information evening for women experiencing pregnancy loss

Medical and Midwifery Staff at University Maternity Hospital Limerick will outline the support services available for women who have experienced Early Pregnancy Loss, and those who support them, at a special information evening in Limerick next week.

The Early Pregnancy ...

2019-09-09 05:10 open_in_new
The Consequence of Memory and Pulse at BCA

The Consequence of Memory and Pulse

Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson and Thomas Brezing

September 12 – October 18, 2019

Burren College of Art will host “The Consequence of Memory and Pulse”, a collaborative exhibition by Irish artists: Sean Cotter, Gary Robinson ...

2019-09-07 18:31 open_in_new
Judging underway in National Enterprise Town Awards


The judging panel for the 2019 Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Town Awards is visiting two Clare towns over the coming weeks, giving business and community groups an opportunity to showcase the spirit of enterprise in their local area.

Ennis and Kilrush ...

2019-09-07 18:31 open_in_new
Community First Responder training in Cratloe

The next life we save could be yours.

Cratloe and District Community First Responders are organising a training session for the new CFR group in the Cratloe area.

Community First Responder (CFR) Schemes are made up of volunteers who live or work within a particular ...

2019-09-07 18:31 open_in_new
Clare FM nominated for radio awards

Clare FM Radio has been nominated in no less than four categories for this years IMRO Radio Awards.

A major highlight of the industry year, the Awards, sponsored by IMRO and BAI, will take place on Friday 4th October at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The names of those taking ...

2019-09-07 18:31 open_in_new
Robert Mugabe’s jet fire drama at Shannon

The late Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who has died at the age of 95, found himself at the centre of a major emergency at Shannon Airport in March 1997 when his plane caught fire after take-off.

In a further twist in the drama, the crew later aborted two attempts to land ...

2019-09-07 17:28 open_in_new
Doonbeg locked down for Pence family function

U.S. Vice-President's cavalcade arrives in Doonbeg

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence's cavalade arrives at Trump Internation in Doonbeg – Entire cavalcade took over three minutes to pass.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Last ...

2019-09-05 07:43 open_in_new
Warning of high volumes at UHL ED

UL Hospitals Group is appealing to members of the public to consider all their care options before presenting to the Emergency Department at UHL today.

The hospital is currently managing high volumes of patients that have arisen due to a busy weekend in the ED, and an increased ...

2019-09-05 07:43 open_in_new
New charity-led air ambulance launched in Cork

Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance

The Irish Community Rapid Response Air Ambulance visits Clare #GoPro

Posted by The Clare Herald on Friday, October 5, 2018

Ireland’s first charity-led Air Ambulance has been officially launched by An Tánaiste and ...

2019-09-05 07:43 open_in_new
VP Pence jets out after Irish visit

U.S. vice-president Mike Pence has left Ireland following a two-day visit during which he attended official and private engagements in Dublin and Clare.

The visit, part of an extended European trip, was brought forward at short notice last Friday. Mr Pence wasn’t originally due ...

2019-09-05 06:40 open_in_new