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West Clare cancer care centre to open

A NEW service funded by the West Clare Mini Marathon will be unveiled next Tuesday at 2pm, when the cancer care centre in Kilkee opens.  

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The Mikado takes to the stage

Kilrush Choral Society’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado will be presented in Kilrush Community School from next Tuesday until Saturday, April 10.

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Honoured bishop says Ennis is still his hometown

  UNDERSTANDING, compassionate, kind, generous and honest – words used to describe the Bishop of Killaloe, Dr Willie Walsh who was accorded a civic reception by Ennis Town Council last week.However, Bishop Walsh, who found himself in the eye of a storm over his handling of a canonical process concerning allegations of child sex abuse in the Dublin Archdiocese, availed of the occasion to declare that only by being open and transparent can the Catholic hierarchy regain the trust of the people.He also admitted that it would “take a long time” for bishops to fully regain that trust and that the position of Irish bishops was “hazardous for sad reasons” and “at risk” from some mistakes made up to 50 years ago.“I do believe that I tried to treat every victim with respect, with kindness, with sympathy and I do have a sense of their dreadful pain,” the bishop said.“It’s very sad that mistakes have been made but I do …

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School build to go ahead despite architect liquidation

THE development of a new school building for Ennis National School is unlikely to be delayed by the collapse of architectural firm Murray O’Laoire and construction company Keco.

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Motorists urged to slow down at Ballinderreen school

THE principal of a South Galway primary school is appealing to motorists to slow down after a number of “near misses” outside the building since September.

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Grant awarded in wake of Gort flooding

THE Minister of State in charge of the Office of Public Works has allocated €36,000 for channel maintenance and a camera survey on Gort’s Crowe Street. The area was the scene of extensive flooding in late November.

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Local finalists for rural business awards

Two North Clare groups are in the running for overall success in this year’s JFC Innovation Awards For Rural Business. They are among 13 farmers and rural-based finalists from all over the country who are in contention for the €40,000 prize fund.

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Funding cuts restrict roadworks

Projects planned for East Clare under the council’s road works programme for 2010 have been shelved to allow for required maintenance works to be carried out in the wake of the inclement weather experienced.

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