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Ennis goats moving to new pastures

ENNIS’ famous goats are moving to pastures new in County Louth. The animals have been taken to their new home on a mountain farm for safety reasons, according to Clare County Dog Warden, Frankie Coote, who revealed that since straying from their traditional home on the Rocky Road, at least three of the herd have been killed. Mr Coote, who was involved in moving the goats on Wednesday, said he recovered the body of a kid that was struck by a car in recent days. This is in addition to two kids that were electrocuted after wandering into an ESB substation. The goats made headline news across the country and further afield when videos of them roaming around the Kilrush Road were posted on social media. Though their antics were a source of amusement for many, some locals reported that the animals were getting on top of people’s cars, damaging gardens and roaming out onto the road, sparking calls for …

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Books of Condolences for weekend deaths

Clare County Council today (Monday) opened two separate Books of Condolences in memory of the victims of the Carrickmines, Dublin fire on Saturday and Garda Anthony Golden, who was killed in the line of duty in Omeath, County Louth, on Sunday. Members of the public are being invited to sign the books, which will remain at Áras Contae an Chláir, New Road, Ennis from 9.00am to 5.00pm each weekday up to and including Friday, October 23. The Books were officially opened this morning by Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council, James Breen. “Both incidents have shocked the entire country and the thoughts of all elected members and the staff of Clare County Council are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives so tragically, as well as those who were injured at the weekend. I would urge people to sign the Books of Condolences in solidarity with those affected,” said Councillor Breen.

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