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Beckman Coulter impressed by future engineers at careers event

Co Clare-based clinical diagnostics company Beckman Coulter has revealed how impressed it was by the ‘probing questions’ and deep interest of secondary school students in science and engineering, when the students visited last week’s Limerick for Engineering event at Shannon ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
Stolen rifle recovered from property in North Clare


6.40pm – The man has been released without charge while Gardaí have confirmed that a file on the matter will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The firearm was stolen in a burglary in Rathfarnham Co Dublin in 2013 and was located at a house in ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
Two arrested following security breach at Shannon Airport

Two people, believed to be former US soldiers, have been arrested at Shannon Airport following a security breach this morning.

It’s understood the pair had breached the airport perimeter in an attempt to reach a civilian aircraft used to transport troops for the US military. The ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
Governance Bootcamps for Community Groups in Clare

Clare Public Participation Network, Clare Volunteer Centre and Clare Local Development Company invite those involved with community groups, charities or non-governmental organisations in Clare to attend one of two introductory workshops on Governance and the Charities Governance ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
Gallery: Thousands attend Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Friendly Sons Of The Shillelagh Pipes And Drums from New Jersey, USA, have been named “Most Musical & Colourful Spectacle” in the 2019 Ennis St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

In excess of 10,000 people lined the streets of Ennis today when more than 50 groups ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
RINKA Kids Fitness celebrating All-Star Accreditation

RINKA Ireland has been awarded the coveted Business All-Star Accreditation, at an award ceremony in Croke Park.

The award accredits the best-in-class in Irish businesses and in order to display the Business All-Star Symbol, RINKA had to meet the highest standards of verified ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
New website for All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals



The West Clare Drama Festival has launched a new website dedicated to the hosting of the All-Ireland Confined Drama Finals.

The new website contains all the information people need to know about the upcoming All Ireland Finals on its first time ever ...

2019-03-16 22:40 open_in_new
Down Syndrome Ireland receives €500 by Aldi Kilrush

Staff at Aldi’s store in Kilrush have awarded a €500 grant to the Clare branch of Down Syndrome Ireland Clare Branch in recognition of its tremendous work and to help support its vital services.

The €500 grant, the latest contribution from Aldi’s Community Grants programme, ...

2019-03-16 20:34 open_in_new
CAB operation targets Limerick criminal gang


1.30pm – The Garda Press Office has further confirmed:

In total, eight (8) searches were conducted in counties, Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin.

Two (2) Residential Premises, Two (2) Business Premises (Car Sales Outlets) and four (4) Professional Premises ...

2019-03-16 20:34 open_in_new
Mid-West Careers Fair in Limerick

The Mid-West Careers Fair will take place in the South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick on Wednesday 27 March 2019 from 11am to 5.30pm.

The careers fair is one of some 80 events taking place around the country during National Jobs Week, which runs from Monday 25 March to Friday ...

2019-03-15 17:16 open_in_new
Ennis Players to stage JBK’s Sive to mark anniversary

Saturday February 2nd marked the 60th Anniversary of the first staging of John B. Keane’s classic play, SIVE and Ennis Players plan to celebrate the important milestone.

The play had been rejected by Ernest Blythe of The Abbey and received its first staging by an amateur group ...

2019-03-15 17:16 open_in_new
Ennis Hospital Recognised for Best Overall Experience

Ennis Hospital has been recognised for the Best Overall Experience in a Hospital at a conference attended by the Minister for Health Simon Harris.

Over 26,000 patients from 40 acute hospitals around the country completed the survey. Minister Harris told attendees at the National ...

2019-03-15 17:16 open_in_new
5-Star accolade for Killaloe salon

The Greene Room in Killaloe has been awarded a 5-Star rating by the Good Salon Guide, the only independent guide to quality standards in hairdressing in the UK and Ireland.

The Good Salon Guide is the easiest and most reliable means of checking out the best salons in any ...

2019-03-13 19:04 open_in_new
N18 reopened after rush hour collision

A collision that closed a section of the N18 in Co Clare to almost two hours this morning has been cleared.

A van carrying pharmaceuticals is understood to have lost control; spun around and crashed into a ditch on the N18 Limerick to Shannon road at around 7.00am.

The ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
Workshops on controlling non-native invasive plant species

Clare County Council has announced a series of free public workshops in Ennis, Killaloe, Shannon and Miltown Malbay on controlling Japanese knotweed and other non-native invasive plant species.

Led by Clare-based chartered environmentalist and invasive species expert Dr ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
Feature – Sustainable Community Project in Lisdoonvarna

By Theresa O’Donoghue

Local voluntary groups are working hard to improve our ecological sustainability on every level.

In the fourth article in this series, Theresa O’Donoghue writes about her recent work with students in Lisdoonvarna to explore ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
Gardaí seek information on catalytic converter thefts

Gardaí have issued an appeal for information following several incidents where catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles across Clare.

Crime Prevention Office for the Clare Garda Division Sergeant Triona O’Rourke confirmed that incidents were reported in Miltown ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
New lifeboat enters service on Lough Derg

A new Atlantic-85 class inshore lifeboat has officially entered service at Lough Derg RNLI.

The volunteer crew at Lough Derg have undergone intensive training over recent months in preparation for the new lifeboat ‘Jean Spier’ to be officially declared a search ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
Ennis South Flood Relief Scheme contracts signed

Clare County Council today signed a contract with Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. for the construction of the River Fergus (Ennis South) Flood Relief Scheme.

The €9.7m scheme represents the final phase of flood defence works throughout the town and includes the townlands ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
UPDATE: Norwegian grounds Boeing 737 MAX fleet – No word on impact on Shannon


The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) has decided to temporarily suspend the operation of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Irish airspace, in the light of the two fatal accidents involving the aircraft in recent months.

In a statement this ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new
Expansion of US pre-clearance at Shannon

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Government of Ireland signed an amended agreement allowing for pre-clearance expansion Shannon and Dublin airports.

The amended agreement allows for continued expansion of pre-clearance services in Dublin and Shannon, ...

2019-03-13 16:58 open_in_new