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Search on for Clare’s Best Young Entrepreneur

Local Enterprise Office Clare is inviting young entrepreneurs from across the county to submit their entry to Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) as the competition deadline draws near. With a €2million investment fund available, including a €50,000 investment fund for Clare winners, the initiative from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland attracted 1,400 applications across Ireland in 2015 and supported over 450 young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial assistance. The competition is now in its third year and last year’s local winners were Diarmuid McSweeney of Shannon-based Grasshopper in the Best Start-Up Business category and Overall County Winner; Peter Hunt of Piggyback from Bridgetown in the Best Business Idea category; and Charlie Glynn of Glynn Technical Diamonds based in Kilrush in the Best Established Business category. Entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 35 are being asked to visit the competition website at www.ibye.ie, to submit their entry online for free on or before Friday, …

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Ennis man becomes Concern’s newest aid worker

ENNIS man Colin Brennan has joined Ireland’s largest international aid agency to help people living in extreme poverty in Uganda. The 30-year-old, from Woodhaven in Ennis, flew to the landlocked east African country earlier this month to begin a year’s work with Concern Worldwide. He will be assisting Concern’s aid workers in the country’s poorest regions where they provide crucial health, water, sanitation, nutrition and education services to impoverished Ugandan people and to the thousands of refugees arriving from neighbouring war-torn South Sudan. Colin said: “I’m excited to work with Concern, which is one of the great Irish NGOs with a great reputation worldwide. It is just a privilege to be working with them. “I always saw this as a fascinating way to work and as a way to give back. You are working in strange and sometimes extreme environments with an organisation that really does do good work in the developing world,” he said. The new aid worker said it is …

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Making A Murderer Attorney Dean Strang to Speak in UL

Defence attorney Dean Strang, who was the co-counsel for Steven Avery, the central character in the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer, is to attend an event at the University of Limerick tonight, Monday. The Wisconsin-based lawyer will discuss the implications of the Steven Avery case and the documentary series that followed at the University Concert Hall at 8pm. The evening talk, which was organised by U.L Law Society, will be chaired by Professor Shane Kilcommins, who is the head of UL’s School of Law and will be followed by a question and answer session. Mr Strang, along with Jerry Buting, represented Mr Avery after he was accused of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2005. The murder occurred against the backdrop of a civil case Mr Avery had initiated, having been wrongly convicted for sexual assault and attempted murder. He had served 18 years in prison before being exonerated in 2003. The documentary series, Making a Murderer, in which …

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Bishop Fintan Monahan is Ordained

The episcopal ordination has taken place of Fr Fintan Monahan, as Bishop of Killaloe at Ennis Cathedral this Sunday afternoon. The newly ordained Bishop of Killaloe was joined by his parents Tom and Peg, his sister Caitriona and brother Sean, extended family, close friends and neighbours at the celebration. Among the great many clergy present to participate and witness this event, were: Bishop Willie Walsh (Bishop of Killaloe 1994-2010); ordaining metropolitan Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly; Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio; Archbishop Eamonn Martin Primate of All-Ireland; Archbishop Michael Neary; Fr Des Hillery, consecrating bishops, concelebrating priests. The sermon was delivered by Very Reverend Brendan Canon Kilcoyne PP of Athenry, a close friend of Bishop Monahan’s for the past 20 years. In his homily, he said “We will not be led by small men”. Addressing Bishop Monahan he added, “You must give everything to it, you must lead from the front. You must have more than we need”. He reminded Bishop Monahan …

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Post mortem to follow Kilkee body recovery

A post mortem is to be carried out on a body recovered in Kilkee on Saturday. The recovery was made by the Doolin unit of the Irish Coastguard. The body had been spotted in the water earlier on Saturday afternoon and was recovered at approximately 5.30pm. The body was handed over to Gardai and the HSE before being removed to University Hospital Limerick. The recovery follows a search operation for David McMahon from Lissycasey since he was reported missing on September 9. That operation has since been called off.

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Learning more about palliative care

People are being encouraged to learn more about palliative care, as details of a public information campaign are announced. Palliative Care Week takes place from October 3-8 and is being coordinated by All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) to encourage greater understanding of palliative care. The campaign theme is Enabling Living to highlight the positive impact palliative care has on the quality of life of people living with a serious and progressive condition. Comprehensive information including videos, a leaflet and posters can be found atwww.thepalliativehub.com. There is also information on how to engage in a number of social media activities and how to follow these using the hashtag #pallcareweek. Information events will be happening locally in communities, in hospitals, hospices, palliative care units and across organisations during the week. A survey carried out by AIIHPC in advance of the week found that more than half of adults surveyed in Ireland (55%) reported that they have a basic or minimal understanding of what palliative …

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Ennis hosts Jobs Week events

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen has urged employers and jobseekers in Clare to find out more about Jobs Week, which runs from Monday next. During Jobs Week events are held right across Ireland, giving information about employment supports and services which are available to employers and jobseekers. In Clare there will be an information stand in the DSP Ennis office on Tuesday and in the Ennis Shopping Centre on Thursday. “Whether you’re looking for work or for a new job, services on offer include advice on applying for jobs, preparing CVs and interview skills as well as job offers. Employers also have an opportunity to find new staff from their local area,” Minister Breen said. “Unemployment has almost halved, from a peak of 15% to 8.4% today, and long-term unemployment is down to 4.4%. Fine Gael want to halve it again. This means intensifying our focus on activation and guiding more people into work through a ‘jobs …

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Ennis shortlisted for friendliest place award

Ennis is in the running to be named as Ireland’s friendliest place. The county capital has been shortlisted as one of the top three finalists for the Retail Excellence Ireland Friendliest Place Award 2016. Ennis was nominated for the award by Clare County Council and joins Navan, County Meath and Gorey, County Wexford, as finalists in the annual nationwide competition. Each county and city council across Ireland was invited to enter their city, town or village in the competition. The participating Ennis stores are Willow Boutique, Patrick Bourke’s Menswear, County Boutique, Seoidín Éile, Maddens Furniture and Rochfords Pharmacy. In early August, retail experts undertook ‘mystery shops’ of the participating Ennis businesses where they judged customer service, store appearance externally, internal layout and staff helpfulness. Individual stores that achieve a combined score of 80% or over will be awarded the Retail Excellence Ireland Mark of Excellence to display. Ireland’s Friendliest Place will be named at the Retail Excellence Ireland Ceremony in …

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