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14 August 2018 10:42 One more year! Davy Fitzgerald to remain in charge of the Wexford hurlers

A third season at the helm in the Model County awaits the 47-year-old former Clare goalkeeper. THE WEXFORD COUNTY Board have confirmed that Davy Fitzgerald is to continue in his role as manager of the county’s senior hurling team. The 47-year-old former Clare goalkeeper will remain at the helm for a third year, having taken over ahead of the 2017 season

11 August 2018 20:00 'This is the James Bond style entrance': The ESB plant that's hidden deep inside a Wicklow mountain

We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs and tunnels to find out how it all works. NESTLED INTO THE Wicklow Mountains is the ESB’s hydroelectric power station Turlough Hill. Construction began 50 years ago and the facility, much of which is built deep within the mountain, started generating power in 1974. We were given a tour of the site’s reservoirs 2

06 August 2018 13:56 Man seriously injured after car hits tree near Ennis

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses. A MAN HAS been seriously injured after the car he was travelling in hit a tree in Co Clare. Gardaí in Kilrush, Co Clare, are investigating the serious single-vehicle road traffic collision, which took place on the Ennis to Kilrush road N68, approximately six miles from Ennis. The car hit a tree, and the male driver 12

05 August 2018 07:21 Teenager dies in early morning crash in Mayo

A TEENAGER HAS died following a single-vehicle collision in Co Mayo in the early hours of this morning. The incident happened at around 1am at The Quay, Clare Island, Westport. A male teenager, whose age has not been released, was fatally injured when the car he was driving collided with a ditch. The stretch of road where the incident occurred has been closed 2

04 August 2018 18:16 Tributes paid after death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples

He was born in St Johnston and played with the Bothy Band, as well as with other musicians. Peoples, who was born in St Johnston, played with the Bothy Band as well as being a solo musician. The musician will be buried at Drumcliffe Cemetery in Ennis, County Clare, on Tuesday 7 August. Tommy Peoples was taught to play fiddle by his first cousin Joe Cassidy

30 July 2018 20:39 Supporters left unimpressed after mad dash and long queues for Galway-Clare replay tickets

Rather than distribute through clubs, the GAA sold tickets for the replay through tickets.ie, Centra and SuperValu. CLARE COUNTY BOARD chairman Joe Cooney is among those to have labelled the ticketing system for The Banner’s All-Ireland semi-final replay with Galway “a joke” after the GAA decided not to distribute tickets through clubs, instead selling 1

19 July 2018 23:00 Duo scale new heights for Cork Harbour incinerator fight

Paul Twomey and Dave Donovan, who are climbing the five highest peaks in Munster, preparing to finish today with Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, in Co Kerry. Each time they reach the peak they plant a CHASE (Cork Harbour for a Safe Environment) anti-incinerator flag on the top. Paul, 37, who is from Cobh and Dave, 33, from Carrigtwohill, are doing 1

13 July 2018 23:00 Limerick lures new wave of domestic tourists

New figures show the overall number of domestic trips by Irish holidaymakers grew almost 3% last year to over 9.6m — an extra 267,000 breaks over 2016 levels. Dublin remains the most popular destination for holiday breaks for Irish travellers with almost 1.5m trips last year — an annual increase of 4.5%. However, the number of domestic holidaymakers 5

13 July 2018 08:40 Poll: Would you join anti-Trump protests if he visited Ireland?

The US President owns a golfing property in Co. Clare. The US President will not be spending much time in central London with large protests being held there and in other British cities. Trump is also due to travel to Scotland today to visit a golf course he owns in Turnberry. He owns a similar golfing property in Doonbeg in Co Clare and there are suggestions 6

12 July 2018 13:43 Dáil parties got €7.63m in expenses last year

Sipo has released details of expenses for 2017. FIANNA FÁIL SPENT the most state funding of Dáil parties last year, according to figures released by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Sipo). The party spent almost €2.4 million last year with the vast majority of that spent under the heading of “general administration of parliamentary activities 5