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Arrest following Kilrush supermarket burglary

Gardaí in Kilrush have arrested and charged a woman in her 20s in relation to a burglary at a supermarket in Kilrush on Sunday evening. Shortly before 6pm a woman entered the private canteen area of the supermarket and took money from a handbag. She then left the store without being noticed. An investigation was carried out by Gardaí and a woman in her 20s was arrested on Sunday. She was detained at Kilrush Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been charged to appear before the courts at a later date.

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Fatal road traffic accident on N68

Gardaí attended the scene of a fatal road traffic collision on the N68 Kilrush to Ennis road today, (Friday) at approximately 4pm. The incident involved a collision between a car and a truck. The driver of the car, a female in her 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was later taken to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem will take place. The driver of the truck was not injured. Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information, particularly any road users travelling in the area at the time of the collision who may have camera footage to contact Kilrush Garda station on 065 9080550, the Garda confidential line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.

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Scattery Island Tours named as finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2020

KILRUSH based Scattery Island Tours have been named as a finalist in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2020. There are 41 finalists across nine different categories, with Scattery Island Tours qualifying in the Outstanding Small Business category. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland, and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business sector to Irish industry. An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD, who is Patron of the Awards, stated that: “Small and medium businesses make a huge contribution to the Irish economy and the SFA awards are a fabulous and timely opportunity to recognise the talent and innovation in the Irish SME sector.” The finalists in the SFA National Small Business Awards 2020 were officially announced by Sue O’Neill, SFA Chair and Chair of the SFA Awards Judging Panel. “The response to the awards programme serves as a reminder that Irish small companies are resilient, putting their best foot forward …

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Victoria proudly flies the Clare flag at the Rose of Tralee

CLARE’S Rose of Tralee Vickie O’Connell is calmness personified. Even with a whirlwind week of public engagements ahead of her, for the moment, the Kilrush woman is ensconced in her own little bubble, living in the now. But that’s certain to change this week as the 28-year-old joins up with the other Roses for the glam and glitter of the international festival that transforms the town of Tralee and catapults the contestants into the public limelight. Vickie, an administrator for membership and real estate at Trump International in Doonbeg, is relishing all the excitement it will bring and cannot wait to hit the dome stage on Tuesday night. “Since my selection as Clare Rose, I’ve started on a journey, an amazing journey to be honest. I’m going to embrace and enjoy every single minute of it.” The journey commenced last March when Vickie was selected from 28 contestants, a record entry for Clare. This week she has been taking part …

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Significant Leader funding allocated to Clare

THE construction and fit out of the first floor of the Miltown Malbay Community Centre to provide a dedicated space for youth activities has come a step closer with the announcement of substantial LEADER funding. Minister of State, Pat Breen said that a total of  €141,258 is to be provided through the fund for the youth facility and a functional space for youth based activities, meetings and recreation. “The young people of Miltown Malbay and surrounding area will benefit greatly from this facility. The first floor of the community centre will be fitted with a sprung floor spec on ground floor, sports equipment, multi- use electronic scoreboard and two pool tables,” he said. “A further €51,902 of LEADER funding will also be provided for the purchase of equipment for the community centre.” “On Friday (May 31) €407,329 was allocated to Clare. As well as the Miltown Malbay Community Centre, funding is to be provided for glamping pods in Lahinch. A …

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Kilrush Confirmation class blessed with Pope’s letter

Sixth class children from St Senan’s National School in Kilrush may not have been granted an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis but they received the next best thing, the Pontiff’s blessing. Last week there was great excitement in the school when a letter, addressed to pupil Jenita Varghese, arrived on her desk from The Vatican. It was a very personal reply written on behalf of Pope Francis from his chief assessor in The Vatican, Monsignor Paolo Borgia. The Pontiff’s letter was in response to one penned by Jenita on behalf of all the pupils in her class. Jenita has posted the letter prior to Christmas wishing him a happy birthday, a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. She also implored Pope Francis, if he had “some time to pray for us as we are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation”. Monsignor Paolo Borgia outlined that His Holiness Pope Francis has asked that he reply in his name …

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Primary Care Centre set for Kilrush

KILRUSH has been identified as the location for a Primary Care Centre. “It is proposed that a developer be appointed to design and construct the centre and then lease it to the HSE,” Deputy Pat Breen said. “The Primary Care Centre will provide the health and social care services that patients require outside of the hospital setting in their own community. This will be an integrated service that will include all the of primary care stake,” he added.

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Huge level of commercial vacancies in Kilrush

THE latest GeoView commercial vacancy report has found that Kilrush is the town in Ireland with the second-highest rate of unused commercial buildings. In the last quarter of 2018, the Kilrush vacancy rate was 26.6%, with only Ballybofey in Donegal having a higher one. Kilrush declined since the last quarter of 2017, with the vacancy rate going up by nearly 2%. It is more than twice the Irish average of 13.2%. On a miserable Tuesday afternoon, few of the businesses in the centre of Kilrush were very busy but clothes shop owner Pat ‘Rico’ Clancy said things have been getting better. “It’s February. It’s not going to be busy anyway in February but, year on year, it’s going up for the last three or four years. There are more people coming through but people are cuter when they’re doing they’re shopping; they shop when you have sales.” His family has been in business in Kilrush for more than 150 years …

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