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Development welcome – even if ‘built in the parish church’

AN Ennis town councillor has stated he would welcome a retail development “if it was built in the parish church” so long as it would provide jobs for the town.

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‘Heartless’ removal of HSE staff parking concessions

THE decision of Ennis Town Council to discontinue €50 a year parking concessions to HSE staff has been described as “heartless”.

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€230,000 to repair protected building

THE cost of restoring one of the oldest inhabited buildings in Ennis, which features a rare Jacobean stone chimney, has been estimated at €230,000.

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Town council backs Bishop’s Island proposal

KILKEE architect Tom Byrne, who last December made public his proposal to build a 117m pedestrian glass suspension bridge from the mainland to Bishops Island in Kilkee’s West End, made a presentation at Monday’s meeting of Kilkee Town Council.

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Roads, footpaths and lighting on meeting agenda

AT a lengthy monthly meeting of Kilkee Town Council on Monday, which included 13 motions from six of the nine town councillors, it became clear that members are unhappy at the lack of progress in repairing roads, footpaths and public lights in the town.

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Opposition to proposed Limerick Road development

OPPOSITION to plans for a massive retail development on the outskirts of Ennis has been shown by local residents, individual businesses, traders’ associations and An Taisce.

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Ireland’s top hostel award for the Rowan Tree

ENNIS’ Rowan Tree Hostel has been named as Ireland’s top hostel for the second year running. The hostel, at Harmony Row, was awarded the top prize at the Hoscars 2011 annual awards in London.

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Advisory group for youth centre plan

OFFICIALS in Ennis Town Council this week sought to allay the fears of residents of Cloughleigh that plans for a new youth and community resource centre in the area would lead to anti-social behaviour.

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