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Wolfe Tones unite to remember first title win

IN November 1972, Wolfe Tones celebrated winning the club’s first title, that year’s junior football championship and on Saturday, there will be a reunion at the Goalpost for all involved in the triumph.

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Annual St Vincent de Paul appeal kicks off in SkyCourt

THE Shannon St Vincent de Paul annual appeal is taking place at SkyCourt this Thursday and Friday, as the charity gears up for the busy Christmas period.

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No funds to install traffic islands

WHILE there have been problems with illegal parking along Bealach Brí for some time, Clare County Council doesn’t currently have the resources to carry out the works it feels are necessary.

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Nine social housing units vacant

THERE are currently nine vacant social housing units in Shannon, according to a report at last week’s meeting of the town council.

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Abolition of town councils criticised

MINISTER Phil Hogan’s ears must have been burning on Tuesday evening as Shannon town councillors criticised his decision to abolish town councils.

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Rates reduction is called for

BUSINESSES in Shannon are paying multiples of the commercial rates of similar operations in Nenagh, this week’s meeting of Shannon Town Council heard.

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College of management secures educational link to Seychelles

A UNIQUE deal under which Shannon College of Hotel Management has become the exclusive education partner for hotel managers of the future from the Seychelles was endorsed by a visit of the Tourism Minister from the African state, Alain St Ange on Wednesday.

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Anti-social behaviour on the rise, claim residents

WHILE garda statistics presented at this week’s public meeting of the Shannon Joint Policing Committee showed a general decrease in reported crime, some of those in attendance painted a disturbing picture of teenagers causing havoc, without any fear of the law.People spoke about teenagers causing havoc outside their homes and intimidating small children, while one woman said there is an element now that shows no respect for the law. “There’s a different breed of teenagers out there and they’re not afraid of anyone or anything.”There was also some criticism of local gardaí from the attendance with one local man, Chris Price, saying that when reporting an incident, a guard had replied by saying the matter was “outside my pay grade”.One woman said the lives of herself, her husband and daughter had been ruined because of persistent and violent harassment by neighbours. She said she had to go on medication because of it, while her daughter had to go to counselling …

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