International award for poet Lisa Acheson

International award for poet Lisa Acheson


Lisa Acheson from Ennis has been awarded a Certificate of Honourable Mention for a poem in The International Competition for Writers with Disabilities.

The competition is co-ordinated in Ennis by Cllr Mary Howard on behalf of Phoenix Sister Cities and the competition is open to participants of its 10 sister cities of which Ennis is one.

Our Own Moment

By: Lisa Acheson

Everyone has a choice to make in life,

Powerful hope that makes our own movements through the willingness of the world

Even though we can’t believe it’s running freely from Monday to Sunday,

because empowerment is not only important,

but to be trusted and respected as something we value….

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.