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100k funding shortfall for Clare Crusaders

The Clare Crusaders’ Clinic has experienced an estimated €100,000 drop in its fundraising income this year due to the lack of suitable accommodation to host major charity events, it emerged this week. Clinic manager, Councillor Ann Norton (Ind) has issued a renewed appeal for donations from companies and groups ahead of their annual Tractor Run, which takes place in Barefield next Sunday. Clare Crusaders is a self-financing service located in Barefield, Ennis. The clinic receives no state funding and must raise more than €250,000 per annum to provide the current level of therapy for children. Acknowledging the provision of hotel accommodation is necessary to house international protection applicants fleeing from war-torn countries, particularly Ukraine, the Independent councillor pointed out one of the unintended consequences is that the charity finds it extremely difficult to obtain function rooms to host fundraising events. In recent years, the clinic has hosted charity boxing tournaments, fashion shows, Christmas Fairs and fun Strictly Come Dancing competitions …

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Norton targets Dáil seat

THE battle to win one of the four Dáil seats in the Clare constituency hotted up this week following the entry into the race of Councillor Ann Norton. “I feel there is a seat for an independent female candidate. It has been a number of years since there has been a Clare woman in the Dáil. “I wouldn’t be entering the race unless I felt I had a chance of winning a Dáil seat in Clare, said Ms Norton “I believe this is one of the reasons why people should vote for me. People shouldn’t vote for me just because I am a woman,” she added. Councillor Norton believes she has a huge amount to offer as a businesswoman, health advocate and a person who has benefited from having a very diverse life. “There are 27 female deputies to date and there has only been 95 women elected to the Dáil. I think I will be a very strong female …

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