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The Clare Herald was established in December 2007 as the foremost online news resource for County Clare in Ireland. It has since become an established online news outlet for the County providing breaking news updates to a growing domestic Irish and international audience.  The site features local news, business, sports and entertainment news from Clare. The Clare Herald website features contributors who have an impressive journalistic track record both in the local and national media.

Editor/Owner Mark Dunphy established The Clare Herald in December 2007. The Clare native is also founder/operator of Dunphy Public Relations and Irish Weather Online. His media career began in 1999 when he commenced employment with Clare FM after securing a degree in Media & Communications and History from Mary Immaculate College. He left his position of Head of News and Current Affairs at the station in 2005 to establish Dunphy Public Relations. Contact Mark at

38067_477731372626_4223245_nChief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 25 years. His career began during the late 1980s at Clare FM where he continues to work to this day.  As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers. Contact Pat at

PARAICA native of Newmarket-on-Fergus, Páraic McMahon is The Clare Herald’s chief sports correspondent. Páraic may be contacted at



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