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Shannon woman forged medical report

A SHANNON woman, who falsified a medical document in order to substantiate a personal injury claim against a Limerick shopping centre, has ended up in court herself, on charges of deceiving her solicitor and of forgery. Tracy O’Connell, (33), of 21 Cúl na Gréine, appeared at Ennis District Court on Wednesday, where it was outlined that she had instructed a solicitor to take a case against the Crescent Shopping Centre for an alleged fall and used a forged medical report to substantiate her claim. O’Connell pleaded guilty to dishonestly by deception, inducing James Shanahan, a solicitor with Sixmilebridge-based firm Bowen and Company, to commence proceedings in a personal injury claim with the intention of making again for herself on November 26, 2015 at The Oakwood Arms Hotel, Shannon. She also admitted making a false medical report in relation to a personal injury claim with intent to induce another person to accept it as genuine on a date unknown between September …

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Caitríona Lucas laid to rest in Liscannor

A moving and emotional funeral mass for Caitríona Lucas heard the 41 year old mother of two described as “a gracious and wonderful woman,” by Liscannor parish priest Fr Denis Crosby. Thousands of people paid their respects at the Irish Coast Guard volunteer’s removal on Wednesday night and Liscannor church was packed to overflowing for Thursday’s funeral mass. She died following an accident on a coast guard rescue boat in Kilkee on Monday. President Michael D Higgns and An Taoiseach Enda Kenny were officially represented, while Transport Minister Shane Ross was amongt the congregation, which included several hundred people in the church grounds. Hundreds of Irish Coast Guard representatives were in attendance, along with representatives from all rescue services, local and national. The national flag is today at half mast on all state buildings across the country. Poignantly a big screen inside the church featured photos of the late Caitríona and her family. “She carried the light wonderfully into our …

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Ennis covered market opens

THE new €1.75 million covered building for market traders in Ennis town centre will be officially opened this Friday. The ceremony marks the completion of phase one of the redevelopment of the market at Garraunakilla, the site of the Farmers’ Market. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday are the trading days at Ennis Market, where up to 21 traders will provide a wide range of goods, including specialty foods, baking and confectionery, arts and crafts and health and beauty products. On non-trading days, the facility is available for parking, providing 27 spaces in a safe, convenient central location. Speaking ahead of the official opening on Friday at 3pm, Mayor of Ennis, Ann Norton said, “This very significant investment by Clare County Council in the heart of Ennis will enhance the market to standards expected in the modern age. It will provide traders with a quality and convenient location to promote their locally-sourced and produced goods. We will continue to enhance the facility …

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Hundreds attend repose of Caitríona Lucas

Hundreds of mourners attended the repose of the remains of Caitríona Lucas at Liscannor Church this evening (Wednesday). They extended their sympathies to her husband, Bernard and her children, Ben and Emma and other family members. Caitríona lost her life at sea on Monday while she and two of her fellow coast guard team were on a search and rescue mission in Kilkee Bay. Funeral mass will be held on this Thursday at 11am and with burial afterwards in Kilmacreehy Cemetery, in Liscannor. A request has been made for family flowers only and donations, if desired, can be made to Doolin Rescue.

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Funeral arrangements for Caitríona Lucas

The funeral arrangements for  Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas (née Deely) have been announced. Caitríona Lucas lost her life at sea on Monday while she and two of her fellow coast guard team were on a rescue mission in Kilkee. She will be reposing at Liscannor Church this evening, Wednesday, from 5pm with funeral prayers at 8pm. Funeral mass will be held on Thursday at 11am and with burial afterwards in Kilmacreehy Cemetery, in Liscannor. A request has been made for family flowers only please and donations, if desired, can be made to Doolin Rescue. Meanwhile, Fr Joe Hourigan, parish priest of Lissycasey where missing man David McMahon is from, said, “Our community is in total sympathy with Catriona Lucas’ community.  

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Heavy rains threat to harvest

IFA NATIONAL Grain Committee chairman Liam Dunne said the harvest has turned into a salvage operation for many growers with later sown and later maturing crops, particularly on the heavier soils in peripheral areas due to heavy and incessant rain. In some regions, 25%-30% remains in the field. The West, North West and the northern part of the country have been worst hit. Liam Dunne said, “Many growers are at their wits end as the rapid deterioration in weather has stopped the harvest and the forecast remains bad for the week. Later sown and later maturing crops particularly on the heavier soils are beginning to break down after recent torrential rains and heavy winds. In some cases, ground conditions are becoming a problem. Even where harvest is complete, many farmers are struggling to bale up straw and clear fields”. “Crop losses will mount with each passing day and this will add to an already deepening income crisis for many growers. …

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Search continues for David McMahon

The search is continuing in Kilkee today (Tuesday) for David McMahon from Lisssycasey, who as been missing from his home since Friday last. The alarm was raised when the 31-year-old did not answer his phone and his car was subsequently located in Kilkee, sparking a major cliff top and off shore search since then. The search is being led by main emergency services, backed up by a large number of volunteers. The search took a tragic turn on Monday evening with death of Caitriona Lucas, during a search operation in Kilkee Bay. Originally from Ballyvaughan, the mother of two, whose husband, Bernard is also a rescue service volunteer, died when the Kilkee Coastguard Unit rib boat capsized during the search for David McMahon. Another coastguard volunteer, Jenny Carway, was injured and removed by helicopter, while James Lucey was trapped in a cave at the base of a cliff for four to five hours before he was rescued. Amongst those paying …

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County grieves death of coastguard volunteer

NORTH and West Clare is united in grief today following the tragic death of Caitriona Lucas, who died during a search and recovery operation in Kilkee on Monday. Originally from Ballyvaughan, the mother of two, whose husband Bernard is also a rescue service volunteer, died when the Kilkee Coastguard Unit rib boat capsized during the search for missing Lissycasey man David McMahon. Amongst those paying tribute to the late Caitriona Lucas, a Clare County Council employee, was An Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Another coastguard volunteer, Jenny Carway, was injured and removed by helicopter while James Lucey was trapped in a cave for four to five hours before he was rescued. Speaking to The Clare Champion two years ago this month, Jenny Carway, who is originally from Somalia, poignantly outlined the challenges involved. “You have your good times and your bad times but you’re here to provide a service and, hopefully, we have provided a good service here. Not always in the …

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