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Wheelchair association bus vandalised twice in six weeks

A BUS used by the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) to provide transport to people with disabilities in rural areas has been vandalised for the second time in six weeks. Last weekend one of the specially equipped buses had its front windscreen smashed and its side wing mirror pulled off the vehicle while it was parked outside the Clare’s offices of the IWA at Centre Point Business Park, Orchard Lane, Ennis.

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CityJet Shannon-Paris route to be axed

CITYJET have announced that its Shannon-Charles De Gaulle route, which was introduced after the loss of the Aer Lingus Heathrow service two years ago, will be terminated from October 24. The Charles De Gaulle service offered the global connectivity that had been provided by the Heathrow route prior to its termination.

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Central Bank asleep at the switch, NAMA critic tells Ennis business

ECONOMIST and NAMA critic Dr Anthony Leddin, has told an Ennis business meeting that bank lending fuelled the housing bubble and that it was more extreme here than in any other EU country. The head of the Department of Economics at the University of Limerick said the dependence of the banks on foreign borrowing was greater than in other countries, with the exception of Iceland. He criticised the Central Bank for failing to exert its authority, stating it was “asleep at the switch”.

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Discworld creator comes to Clare

Legendary fantasy writer Terry Pratchett will visit Clare later this year it has been confirmed. Mr Pratchett, multi-million selling author of the Discworld series of books, will be the guest of honour at the first Irish Discworld Convention, which is being held in the county in November.

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