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Kilkishen kids have cause to celebrate

THE wait is finally over for the children of Kilkishen as the village is to open its first community playground on Thursday.

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Dragon tamed by Dee’s veggie burger

WHITEGATE native Deirdre Collins and her veggie burger business Dee’s Eat Well Be Happy has secured a €30,000 investment from one of Ireland’s top entrepreneurs following a slot on last week’s episode of the RTÉ TV series Dragon’s Den. 

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Council fined for sewage spill

The public has been “penalised” arising from a court case where Clare County Council was fined €3,000 plus costs for discharging raw sewage from the old Scariff sewage treatment plant into the river in Scariff.

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US honour for late Flagmount fiddler

The late Flagmount fiddler Mike Brady has recently been added to the Comhaltas Mid-Atlantic Regional Hall of Fame.

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Opposition to proposed Quin nursing home

A PLANNING application to develop an 82-bedroom nursing home at Monanoe, Quin has been met with local opposition.

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Scariff native made Nuncio to Madagascar

Pope Benedict XVI has recently appointed Scariff native, Monsignor Eugene Nugent, as Papal Nuncio to Madagascar and also Apostolic Delegate in La Réunion and the Comoros.

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Killanena-Flagmount finds silver screen immortality

In the parish of Killanena-Flagmount there was only one film to see this year and, despite all its Oscar nominations, it wasn’t Avatar.

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Landowners warned over hedge deadline

Landowners with road frontage in East Clare are being advised to consider carrying out hedge cutting works ahead of the restriction period for such works, which kicks off next month.

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