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HSE accused of abandoning Shannon woman

A SHANNON woman claims the HSE are abandoning her 23-year-old daughter, who has Down’s syndrome.Gail Fean’s daughter Sarah had been receiving care in Shannon and Ennis over numerous years. The services she had received in her hometown ended some months ago, while the services she has been receiving two days a week in Ennis are concluding this Friday.

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Memories recalled at Hastings Farmhouse

THERE was a large crowd for Saturday’s open day at Hastings Farmhouse, one of the most historic buildings in Shannon.Hastings Farmhouse was one of the locations where the IRA held Brigadier General Lucas during the War of Independence and descendants of the general and his captors attended Saturday’s event. LEADER funding administered through Clare Local Development Company and further fundraising has facilitated Dúchas na Sionna’s conservation of the historical landmark.Speaking to The Clare Champion, Olive Carey of Dúchas na Sionna said everything had gone very well at the open day. “We had a terrific day, a great turnout and lovely sunshine. We had some volunteers dressed in uniforms from the period from a re-enactment group. They came and added a lovely flavour to the day. We had Ruth Wheeler, the grand-daughter of General Lucas and Aideen Carroll, the grand-daughter of Sean Moylan.”There were a number of presentations and some of General Lucas’ letters from captivity were read to those assembled. …

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Motorist ‘upset’ over disabled parking note

A SHANNON woman, who suffers from a breathing condition and holds a disabled parking permit, found a note saying ‘I didn’t realise that retarded people could take disabled spots’ when she returned to her car in Ennis last weekend.The woman, who does not wish to be named, is in her ’50s and suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).“It’s a breathing condition and as a result of that, I need to use oxygen. I can’t walk for long distances. I can’t walk up hills, that sort of thing, but you wouldn’t know it to look at me,” she told The Clare Champion.“On Sunday we were going out to lunch, my daughter and myself, and we were kind of dressed up for going out. We parked the car and when we got back, this note was on it. I was really upset about it. “I have worked in the disability sector as an advocate for people with disabilities. I would be …

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