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Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council Michael Begley. Photograph by John Kelly.

‘I’m going to do what I think is right for the county’

CLARE’S first citizen, Councillor Michael Begley said that greeting President Trump is the right thing to do for the count Justa few hours before he was due to welcome Trump at Shannon Airport, he said that the visit of Trump is good for Clare. “I do think it’s good for the county. They have a very substantial project in Doonbeg, employing a couple of hundred people, probably one of the biggest employers in West Clare. I think that it’s something that is good for the county. His visit here, from a tourist view, there will be more people who want to see Doonbeg and what it’s all about. I can’t see it being anything other than good for the county.” Of course President Trump is very unpopular in this country, many are taking to the streets to protest his visit and few of those people would agree that the Donald should get a céad míle fáilte. However Councillor Begley is …

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€900,000 cannabis grow house discovered

AS part of an intelligence led operation Gardaí are currently carrying out a search at a premises at Tinarana, Killaloe. The Clare Divisional Drugs Unit are being supported by local uniform and plainclothes Gardaí, the Western Region Armed Support Unit and the Cork Garda Dog Unit. A significant grow house has been discovered with evidence of the production of Cannabis at all stages (nursery, mature plants, dried plants).  At this time, a large number of plants with an estimated street value of €900,000 are being examined. A female (early 20s), non-Irish national, has been arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Ennis Garda Station under section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984. The search and investigations remain ongoing.    

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Massive Clare security operation planned for Trump visit

THE biggest security operation seen in the Banner County for at least 15 years will begin on June 5, when US President Donald Trump touches down at Shannon Airport. At the moment, details of Mr Trump’s visit are relatively sketchy but it is understood he will meet with Taoiseach Leo  Varadkar at Shannon Airport on June 5, spend the night at Trump International in Doonbeg, fly to France for D Day Commemorations on June 6, return to Doonbeg that evening and depart from Shannon Airport on June 7. Garda sources confirmed to The Clare Champion on Wednesday that it will be the most significant undertaking in Clare since George W Bush’s visit in June of 2004. However, on that occasion, they had months of notice, whereas the Trump visit was confirmed just a fortnight before his arrival. It is understood that extra gardaí from other parts of the country will have to be brought in to assist during the visit. …

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Clare Champion live streaming from the local elections’ count

IN a first for any local authority, Clare County Council, together with The Clare Champion, will conduct a full live video broadcast of a local election count. The Clare Champion and Clare County Council are partnering up to produce this fully programmed live streaming broadcast, ensuring the public are kept up to date on events as they unfold from the count centre. Counting for the 2019 Local Elections will begin at Treacy’s West County Hotel on Saturday morning and continue into Sunday, after the county goes to the polls on Friday. Clare Champion editor Peter O’Connell said he is conscious that the way the general public consume news is changing and that, as a media organisation, it is important to adapt to meet that demand. “The print edition of The Clare Champion will always take priority for us but the way in which people consume media has altered radically and we want to ensure that we are at the forefront …

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Clare Minors Victorious In Waterford

CLARE have opened their Munster Minor hurling campaign with a 0-17 to 0-15 victory over Waterford in Walsh Park this afternoon. Clare trailed three points to one after five minutes as Waterford started quickly but Clare soon found their groove and points from their full-forward line of Conner Hegarty, Diarmaid Cahill and Keith Smyth soon gave them the lead. Indeed this inside line combo bagged 12 of the Banner’s 17 points with Smyth notching five, including three frees. Hegarty was massively influential as he buzzed around and caused constant havoc to the Waterford defence, scoring four from play and looking a star of the future. Waterford’s free takers Aaron Ryan and Reuben Halloran did keep them in the game and while Clare were the better side in the opening half, they led by just one at half-time with the score 0-10 to 0-09. The Déise then took the lead in the second half with two more frees from Ryan and …

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Results from Newmarket on Fergus Show

THE following are the results from the Newmarket on Fergus Show which was held on Sunday May 5: Show Jumping Results Horses Event 1: 90cm K Kerin, Congary Ark (S Kerin), T Lane, Jackson Golden Dusk (A Lane) M Burke, Troublegum (C Burke) M Downey, Regal Pressure (M Downes Rigney) L Enright, Quickstep Commader (E Enright) C Liddy, Salute to Captain (E Liddy) K O’Brien, The Little Lion Man (K O’Brien) W O’Dea, Ambi (W O’Dea) L Enright, Lantemder Recession (L Enright) L Enright, Kereen Cobra (E Enright) J Carew, Phyllair Clover (R Hourigan) Event 2: 1.00m T Lane, Jackson Golden Dusk (A Lane) K Kerin, Corgary Ark, (S Kerin) J McGrath, Riogran De (D Burke) M Downes, Regal Pressure, (M Downes Rigney) A Nunan, Ratheredagh Girl (C Nolan) M McNamara, Simply Casanova (C McNamara) D Jackman, Great Balls of Fire (D Jackman) P Jackman, Sire Lance (P Jackman) P Jackman, Cruising the Ring (D Jackman) Event 3: Amateur Handicap …

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Update: Storm Hannah hitting Clare

AT 10.30pm tonight, Storm Hannah is still hitting Clare hard. Shannon Airport has seen flights cancelled, while the Ryanair flight from East Midlands in the UK, which was due to land at 8.45pm, had to divert to Dublin, such were the weather conditions. The fire service in the Shannon area is working to remove a number of fallen trees and debris on roads, while units in Scariff, Killaloe and Kilrush have also been deployed to keep roads clear. Although a tree has fallen on the N67 near Crags Bridge, two miles from Lahinch, personnel are not in a position to remove it at the current time. Power outages have been reported in the west of the county, at locations including Quilty, Tullabrack and Miltown, while a wind speed of 153 kilometres per hour was recorded at Moneypoint. The public are asked to remain indoors and avoid travel until after the storm has cleared.

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