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Sunday 28 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Clare Island

This year
High and dry: Offshore islands a footnote in State priorities
A report by
Niall Sargent
Noteworthy talks to islanders waiting 25 years for policies to thrive and not just survive.
Islanders not directly involved in designing the State's first policy for the islands in 25 years
Our remaining 27 inhabited islands have a combined population of just 2,700 - and numbers are dropping
Islander: “There are cases of increasing population but few. It’s really hard to watch places going down.”
All time
# Clare Island
Funeral of 13-year-old who died in single-vehicle crash to take place tomorrow
Morgan Pinder was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash yesterday morning.
# westport
Young teenager dies in single-vehicle crash in Co Mayo
The incident happened at around 1am at The Quay, Clare Island, Westport.
# on board entertainment
An impromptu trad session broke out on the Clare Island ferry and it's just joyous
American tourists sitting there thinking this must happen all the time.
# way out west
What I learned: making a business work in the Wild West (of Ireland)
Clare Island, off the Mayo coast, is an unlikely place to start a business, but that’s just what Carl O’Grady decided to do in 2012.
# House Fire
Man dies in house fire on Clare Island
The 62-year-old man was pronounced dead on the scene after the alarm was raised last night. The incident is not being treated as suspicious.
# Referendum
Children's referendum: Up to 2,000 people begin voting on islands
Islanders off the coasts of Donegal, Mayo and Galway will cast their vote today.
# Race for the Áras
Islanders to vote first in presidential election
Details of island voting have been released by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government.