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Foul odours from Crusheen plant

Residents in Crusheen have been forced to turn up their noses because of the foul odours emanating from the village’s sewerage treatment plant.

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Groups unite to spring Eircom broadband into action

KILKISHEN Development Association, Kilmurry Community Association and the local branch of the IFA have come together to form an alliance to try to spring Eircom into action to enable the 367-telephone exchange for broadband.

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Gardaí appointed to community alert groups

COMMUNITY alert groups across East Clare are to be re-invigorated as part of a garda plan to increase community awareness and involvement across the Scariff district.

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West Clare cancer care centre to open

A NEW service funded by the West Clare Mini Marathon will be unveiled next Tuesday at 2pm, when the cancer care centre in Kilkee opens.  

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The Mikado takes to the stage

Kilrush Choral Society’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado will be presented in Kilrush Community School from next Tuesday until Saturday, April 10.

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Honoured bishop says Ennis is still his hometown

  UNDERSTANDING, compassionate, kind, generous and honest – words used to describe the Bishop of Killaloe, Dr Willie Walsh who was accorded a civic reception by Ennis Town Council last week.However, Bishop Walsh, who found himself in the eye of a storm over his handling of a canonical process concerning allegations of child sex abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese, availed of the occasion to declare that only by being open and transparent can the Catholic hierarchy regain the trust of the people.He also admitted that it would “take a long time” for bishops to fully regain that trust and that the position of Irish bishops was “hazardous for sad reasons” and “at risk” from some mistakes made up to 50 years ago.“I do believe that I tried to treat every victim with respect, with kindness, with sympathy and I do have a sense of their dreadful pain,” the bishop said.“It’s very sad that mistakes have been made but I do …

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School build to go ahead despite architect liquidation

THE development of a new school building for Ennis National School is unlikely to be delayed by the collapse of architectural firm Murray O’Laoire and construction company Keco.

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Motorists urged to slow down at Ballinderreen school

THE principal of a South Galway primary school is appealing to motorists to slow down after a number of “near misses” outside the building since September.

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