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Ballina couple honour late son through music

The wheel came full circle for a Ballina couple on June 14, 2007, when their fourth child was born in a car just outside a doctor’s surgery on the outskirts of Limerick.

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Munchin’s rally around Aibhlín

The world came tumbling down for Donal and Siobhán Madden when their newborn baby daughter was diagnosed with three holes in her heart.

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Battling the bulge with hypnotherapy

WITH the festive season fast approaching, ladies will be striving to look their very best. Christmas is a time for plenty of parties, giving fashionable ladies the perfect excuse to don that special outfit.

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Information sought on Clare man

THE son of a Clare man is seeking the help of readers of The Clare Champion in trying to piece together the ‘missing years’ of his father’s life.

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Game firm has all to play for

I SUPPOSE it’s not surprising that when meeting the CEO of a video games company set to take the world by storm, that he would be drinking from a Space Invaders mug. The legendary  game helped bring gaming to the masses and the trio behind Open Emotion Studios are hoping to emulate some of that success with the release of their newest game, which is being published by gaming giants Sony.A previous game designed by three longtime pals, Paddy Murphy from Clonlara, Mike Naughton from Parteen and Colm English from Dublin, has already had five million plays worldwide and expectations are high that their new game, their most ambitious to date, could end up becoming a classic. Mad Blocker Alpha: Revenge of the Fluzzles is set for release in time for Christmas and will be available for the PSP and PS3 through PlayStation’s online store, while other games are also planned for release by Sony. There are also plans to …

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Sculpture to commemorate Ennis paupers

A SCULPTURE in remembrance of the hundreds of paupers buried in a mass unmarked grave in the old part of Drumcliffe Cemetery is being unveiled and blessed this Sunday.

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Doonbeg men remembered

NINETY years ago three men lost their lives in Doonbeg as the country grappled for Independence. On September 22, 1920, Captain Alan Lendrum, who was the Resident Magistrate in West Clare, was shot dead by the IRA at the railway crossing in Caherfeenick.

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Clare takes away 13 Tidy Towns awards

Tidy Towns committees from around County Clare were in celebratory mood this week when they were presented with a total of 13 awards at the Shannon Region Tidy Towns awards ceremony in Bunratty.

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