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Funding cuts restrict roadworks

Projects planned for East Clare under the council’s road works programme for 2010 have been shelved to allow for required maintenance works to be carried out in the wake of the inclement weather experienced.

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2,000 get-well wishes for Sr Bosco

WELL-known teaching nun, Sr Bosco has attributed her recovery from a stroke last year to the 2,000 get well cards and letters sent to her while she was sick.

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Call for action on Quin school extension

THE Board of Management at Scoil na Mainistreach in Quin has highlighted the pressing need for the national school to be extended and has urged for the Department of Education to make this move sooner rather than later.Despite lodging an application for an extension with the department in 2001 and following this up with a detailed application in 2005 outlining projected enrolment figures up to 2014, the school remains on the to-do list.With numbers having jumped dramatically from 148 pupils in 2005 to 224 this year and with projected enrolment at 250 for September, school principal Anne Fitzpatrick is concerned that temporary prefabs are no longer sustainable.“Small schools have received devolved grants and we would ask the department to grant these devolved grants to medium-sized schools. We are in a situation where our only option is to wait in this queue. It’s very frustrating that we have to operate in substandard and cramped conditions. We need to do this for …

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Arty fundraising for Haitian sisters

AN Art for Haiti fundraising event will take place in Quin on Tuesday when the local community is hoping to generate funds to provide a paediatric hospital dispensary tent for the Sisters of St Joesph of Cluny in Haiti.

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Kilkishen kids have cause to celebrate

THE wait is finally over for the children of Kilkishen as the village is to open its first community playground on Thursday.

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Dragon tamed by Dee’s veggie burger

WHITEGATE native Deirdre Collins and her veggie burger business Dee’s Eat Well Be Happy has secured a €30,000 investment from one of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs following a slot on last week’s episode of the RTÉ TV series Dragon’s Den. 

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Council fined for sewage spill

The public has been “penalised” arising from a court case where Clare County Council was fined €3,000 plus costs for discharging raw sewage from the old Scariff sewage treatment plant into the river in Scariff.

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US honour for late Flagmount fiddler

The late Flagmount fiddler Mike Brady has recently been added to the Comhaltas Mid-Atlantic Regional Hall of Fame.

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