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Praise for heritage group

THE work of Cuimhneamh an Chláir was praised at the July meeting of Clare County Council, with many of the councillors saying it is playing a huge role in preserving the county’s heritage.Cuimhneamh an Chláir was formed by a group of volunteers in February 2009.

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Regatta set to make a splash

ORGANISERS of this year’s Clarecastle Regatta are confident the event will make a real splash, as the annual event takes pride of place among a week of celebrations in the village.

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High hopes for Brian at World Championships of Performing Arts

South East Clare man Brian James Roche is through to the semi-final stage of the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where he is one of 20 competing for a place in the finals this weekend.

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Litter bugs need to face fines

Clare County Council is looking for a sea change in relation to litter management calling on the public to take responsibility for their litter, while a local county councillor has said unless fines are issued nothing will change.

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Pampered TDs will never go thirsty

COMMENT In the last week or two I have, because of the abortion debate, been doing something that I rarely do but really should and on a regular basis. I’ve been watching live and recorded footage from the Dáil. It is a curious pastime and one that brings as much frustration and rage as a man can safely cope with piled on top of great insight into how the country is actually run.

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Women should be allowed to make up their own minds

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Deadline nears for Kilkee town strategy

The Mayor of Kilkee this week reminded the people of Kilkee and surrounding areas that the deadline for making submissions relating to a draft 10-year improvement and economic development strategy for the town closes on Thursday, August 1.

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Areas take Pride of Place

Three local communities are preparing for the judging stage of the IPB Pride of Place Competition, which takes place next week.

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