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Kilrush Basketball Club is continuing to grow in popularity, with increasing numbers of girls and boys playing the sport in the wider area.Recent weeks have seen the club compete in finals and capture silverware, the most recent being the U16 girls who were crowned Clare Area League and Cup champions.Clare FM's Derrick Lynch spoke with club coaches…
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Mary Taylor, who is from Kilkee, recently spent time in University Hospital Limerick with a serious illness, an experience during which she says she “honestly thought she was going to die in there alone and scared”.To find out more about what happened, Alan Morrissey spoke with Mary who shared her story on Wednesday's Morning Focus.…
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Maire Ni Mheibhric is the guest speaker for a talk in Ennis later this week being held by the Clare Branch of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Máire, a human rights monitor who recently returned from the West Bank, joined Alan Morrissey on Wednesday's Morning Focus. The event is due to take place at Treacy’s West County Hotel on Thursday …
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A Clare TD believes confidence in University Hospital Limerick will be completely undermined if an upcoming report doesn't result in reform at the facility. It comes as the Health Minister has confirmed former Chief Justice Frank Clarke's report into the death of Shannon teenager Aoife Johnston will be published by the end of May this year. The 16-…
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A call has been made for a crisis helpline to be established to prevent illegal encampments following a new incident in Ennis. Last Tuesday, a household pulled its caravan on to the green area in the Clancy Park Housing Estate and has remained in situ since, despite being issued with notices by Clare County Council under both the roads and housing …
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The Simon Community's new Locked Out of the Market report has found there were only 38 properties within the discretionary rate of the Housing Assistance Payment available nationwide last month.In addition, 10 out of the 16 areas surveyed had no HAP properties available for rent.Regional Manager for Emergency Accommodation at Midwest Simon, Jonatha…
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The mental health of Clare's young people is said to be taking a hit because there's "nowhere to rent" and "nowhere to buy".A new report from the National Youth Council of Ireland has found that housing and the cost of living are the issues of most concern to young people in this country.Following extensive surveying of people between the ages of 1…
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The Search is underway for Clare's young community leaders who've overcome adversity to make their locality a better place.It follows the launch of the annual Clare Garda Division Youth Awards for 2024 in partnership with Shannon Airport.The awards are designed to recognise the outstanding efforts of 13 to 21 Year-Olds across individual, group, com…
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Five fines have been issued in Clare so far this year for dogs on the restricted breeds list not wearing muzzles.As of last November, dog warden can issue €300 fines to owners of restricted dogs who don't muzzle their pets, as well as those who don't have a dog license or whose dogs attack sheep.The current list of restricted breeds in Ireland incl…
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Three Clare finalists will have their fingers crossed that they will be named as winners at the upcoming .ie Digital Town Awards 2024.Future Mobility Campus Ireland in Shannon, A Testbed For Advancing Future Innovation are finalists in the Digital Business category, while Digital Ennistymon with Waywyser, a tool for slow tourism, is in the running …
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It's anticipated that a major section of the Ennis Public Realm Regeneration Project could be completed up to a month ahead of schedule.It comes as Clare County Council and contractor Shareridge LTD have reached an agreement to carry out an additional work shift from 7pm until 3am from Monday to Thursday for the next five weeks in order to expedite…
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A €2.5m funding boost has been confirmed for regional, local, tertiary and national secondary roads in Clare. Each of the electoral areas of Kilrush, Ennistymon, Shannon, Ennis and Killaloe will now receive an additional €500,000 for road resurfacing and strengthening for the year ahead. Clare County Council made the decision after councillors in t…
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It's hoped a major section of the €11.5m Ennis Public Realm Regeneration project could be completed up to a month ahead of schedule. Clare County Council and Shareridge LTD have reached an agreement to carry out an additional shift from 7pm until 3am from Monday to Thursday for the next five weeks in order to expedite developments on High Street. H…
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A Clare senator is confident the Government has the capacity to provide hot meals to every school nationwide. It comes as 900 more schools have been approved for the Hot School Meals Programme meaning an additional 150,000 children will benefit from the scheme. The move means a further 24 schools in Clare have been approved and all primary schools …
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It's claimed the community of Clarecastle has been left in a state of shock following an attack at a retail premises in the village yesterday.Shortly after 1pm, two adults entered a shop on Church View and assaulted a man in his twenties and a boy in his teens, while a customer in the shop, a woman in the 50s also sustained injuries.The boy in his …
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The Ennis 2040 DAC insists its development on the post office field will not have any adverse impacts on local wildlife or pose flooding risks.The Designated Activity Company has announced it will be hosting public consultation events on the 24th and 25th of this month over a proposed elevated boardwalk for the site.The project would represent a €5…
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Renewed calls are being made for what's been described as "prehistoric" wastewater infrastructure in North Clare to be upgraded to facilitate new housing in the region.An €8 million housing development in Ennistymon is currently on hold as the town is still awaiting a new wastewater treatment plant.A social housing project at Deerpark, Ennistymon r…
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A European Election candidate for this region believes farmers are being "tied up in knots" due to the level of regulation around food production.Kerry native Mary Fitzgibbon, who's a registered general nurse, midwife and full-time lecturer, is running as an independent in the upcoming elections and claims "EU law takes precedence over Irish law" i…
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On Monday’s Morning Focus, Alan Morrisssey was joined by Tom Stewart from Keane’s Garden Centre in Kilcolgan.On this week’s In the Garden, Tom provided listeners with all the information for flowering trees that are just starting to show off their wonderful floral displays.If you have a question for Tom, contact the show on 0818 400 964 or send a t…
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On Monday's Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey was joined by Kayleigh Malone, a Clare woman who now lives in England and was recently awarded the Queens Award in scouting.She received her award in Windsor Castle and also met Bear Grylls.To tell us more, Kayleigh joined Alan Morrissey live in studio on Monday's Morning Focus.…
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Today marks the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean.Tony McMahon, a former member and former Mayor of Shannon Town Council was brought up 500 meters from Mary Agatha Glynn, a Clare Woman who survived the Titanic sinking.Paddy Mc Mahon, Tony's Brother, was a frequent visit…
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On Tuesday’s Morning Focus, Alan Morrissey spoke to William Cahir of Cahir & Co. Solicitors, Ennis, in our weekly legal slot.This week, William discussed insolvencies in small businesses, SCARP (small company administrative process), examinership options, and what a business owner can do if they are under financial pressure in their business.…
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It’s been revealed that seven Clare artists have generously donated their art for Incognito, Ireland’s biggest online art sale, in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.Among the local artists who have taken up their brushes for a great cause are Samuel Walsh from Clonlara and Richard Andreucetti from Kildysart.To find out more about this,…
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The schedule of road works in the West Clare Municipal District is set to go ahead pending a significant funding boost. It follows a special meeting of the Kilrush and Ennistymon electoral area councillors last week over shortfalls in their roads repair budgets for this year. Despite comprising 55% of the county’s road network, the West Clare MD ha…
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The Clare Leader Forum is calling for an urgent focus on supports to help the disabled community participate in the workplace. It comes as the Minister for Social Protection Heather Humphries announced the Government's Green Paper On Disability Reform would be scrapped following intense backlash from campaigners. The scheme had initially proposed a…
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The HSE has been accused of issuing conflicting advice on services available at an East Clare community hospital.It comes amid confirmation from the Health Service Executive that the services of two palliative care beds and one respite bed were suspended at Raheen Nursing Home following flooding there in September.According to the HSE , their reope…
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Clare County Council is being called upon to dish out penalties for drivers who abuse priority parking bays in Clare.There are 52 spaces in this county which are intended for the use of older people and those with reduced mobility to ensure ease of access to town and village centres. The bays are marked with double 'P' lettering in highlighted pain…
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A man's fatally stabbed five women and a man at a shopping centre in Sydney, before being shot dead by police.Niall Naughton From Boston-Tubber, County Clare, is living and working in Bondi. He was INSIDE the shopping centre when the attack happened. He'd just had his hair cut on the 4th floor, and went downstairs to Zara, when the horror began to …
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A tender process is underway in North Clare to source sustainable transport solutions for council owned visitor attractions. Over 1 million tourists descended on the Cliffs Of Moher in 2022, while last year roughly 13% of visitors arrived on day-trip buses.A new proposal though will aim to introduce a pre-booking target of 30%, whereby visitors wil…
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A Clare Senator claims lawless behaviour could spiral out of control if a member of An Garda Siochána is convicted of dangerous driving after a pursuit which resulted in the deaths of three Dublin criminals. Tallaght based gang members Dean Maguire, Karl Freeman and Graham Taylor were killed instantly after driving on the wrong side of the N7 and c…
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Stephen Fletcher presents this Sunday's Beyond Belief which features part of an interview that Brendan Quinlivan had last year with Canon Brendan O'Donoghue who was laid to his rest in Shannon last Monday. Canon Brendan had been ordained in 1956 and served in the Killaloe Diocese for 68 years. The full interview, by Brendan Quinlivan will be played…
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The Midwest Hospital Campaign Group insists the Government has no choice but to scrutinise the clinical advice preventing the reopening of Ennis's accident and emergency unit.It comes ahead of the group's 'Drive to Save Lives' protest tomorrow which is pushing for the reopening of the A&Es and Ennis, Nenagh and St. John's.The convoy will meet at th…
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Clare County Council is urging local residents to hear the call to adventure around the Banner.The local authority and the Clare Tourism Advisory Forum have launched the 'Be a Tourist in Your Own County' promotion, with free and half price admission being offered at local visitor attractions across the county next weekend.Meanwhile, a Fáilte Irelan…
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On our weekly series 'Ours To Protect', we take a closer look at biodiversity and sustainability in Co Clare. This week we hear about BannerGloe Liscannor Bay Association a coastal community association working to support the natural capital and ecological integrity of Liscannor Bay.Pat Flynn has been speaking with BannerGleo co-founder Sarah Hegar…
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Brid Dilleen is the Clare Older People's Volunteer of the Year. Brid, from Shanaway Road, Ennis was the choice for the top prize from the 15 nominees at the ceremony, held at Hotel Woodstock on Wednesday.She won the award based on her numerous volunteering roles, including being Treasurer of both Ennis Tidy Towns and Probus; as Chairperson of Banne…
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It is time for the eighth episode of our newest feature on Morning Focus, Village Tour, where Alan Morrissey paid a visit to Tuamgraney.With the Village Tour, we here at Morning Focus are aiming to highlight the smaller villages and townlands around the county.By doing this, we hope to showcase their unique character, while also bringing their dive…
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Actor and writer Lisa O’Connor, originally from Dysart, recently wrote and starred in her first short film, 'Fleeting'. The film, based on the repeal the 8th Referendum on Abortion, focuses on highlighting a changing Ireland. Lisa joined Peter O'Connell to discuss the film, how it came about, and more.Picture (c) Lisa O’Connor…
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Today is 65 Roses Day, which is the National Fundraising Day for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.On Friday's Morning Focus, Peter O'Connell was joined by Deborah Kett from Crusheen, Deborah is a mother to 21 year old Hannah who is living with cystic fibrosis.Cystic Fibrosis Ireland hope to raise €300,000. Deborah will be at Dunnes Stores in Ennis today as …
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A newly adopted strategy will aim to guide and enhance Clare's socio-economic development for the next six years. The local and economic community plan for 2024 to 2030 has set out six high level goals for this county across the fields of healthcare, housing, transport, tourism, education, business and agriculture. The plan is underpinned by an evi…
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The Government has expressed its intention to proceed with the delivery of a primary care centre in Ennistymon in the coming months. Although four primary care centres were promised for Clare in 2021, the Station Road facility in Ennis is the only which has come to fruition so far. There are currently 13 primary care centres across the Midwest and …
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Confidence has been expressed that emergency funding will be secured for Clare roads in need of urgent remedial works. It follows a meeting held between a Clare County Council delegation and Transport Minister Eamon Ryan during his visit to Ennis yesterday. The Department of Transport recommends that 10% of each county's road network is strengthene…
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