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Retired garda claims a place in photographic history

A FORMER Ardnacrusha-based garda has revealed the circumstances surrounding his inclusion in an award-winning photograph, which hangs in the National Garda Museum over 28 years since it was first taken.

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Thousands could benefit from Limerick commuter plan says Fitzgerald

THOUSANDS of residents in South-East Clare would benefit from a radical new plan unveiled by the Labour Party to develop Limerick City into a commuter rail hub for the Mid-West region, according to a local county councillor.

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New church for town to be officially opened

THE new Catholic church in the dioceses of Killaloe will open on December 8 at the Town Square.Bishop Willie Walsh will bless and dedicate the new Adoration Chapel, which will replace the Oratory in SkyCourt Shopping Centre. The Oratory was provided as a place of worship, rent free, since 1976, four years after the opening of Shannon Town Centre. Since then, mass has been celebrated at the Oratory and people have went there daily to pray.With the redevelopment of the town centre as SkyCourt, the Oratory moved to temporary premises in the shopping centre in 2004. SkyCourt later commissioned a new standalone building in the town square to replace the old facility. The Adoration Chapel was developed by SkyCourt at a cost of €250,000.The new chapel is an oval-shaped building and will be able to accommodate up to 60 people. It was designed by Thompsons & Partners and architect Michael Pledge said the project presented an interesting and unusual opportunity. …

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Council expenditure to be cut by €10,000

SHANNON Town Council is set to cut its expenditure by slightly under €10,000, according to a draft budget that is being presented to councillors.

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Garda retires after 26 years in Ardnacrusha

AN Ardnacrusha-based Garda, who displayed great courage by taking a sawn-off rifle from an armed gunman in Westbury following a shooting incident, has hung up his boots after policing communities in South-East Clare for the last 26 years.

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Support plea for local flood-hit businesses

ENNIS Chamber is appealing to people to support businesses that have been hit by flooding in the run-up to Christmas.

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Soroptimists celebrate 45 years

The Ennis & District Soroptimist Club marked the 45 years since their foundation with a celebration lunch at the Old Ground Hotel. Members of the national organisation travelled from all over the country to join in the celebrations.

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Flooding delays rail corridor opening

THE opening of the Western Rail Corridor, which had been due to take place in January, a year behind schedule, has been delayed indefinitely, after extensive flooding on the line that links Galway to Limerick.

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