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Uncertain future for Galway Airport

THE future of Galway Airport is in doubt following a Department of Transport report on achieving value for money in regional airports.

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Hazelwood garden extension meets strong opposition

A PLANNING application to alter the boundary of a house in Hazelwood, Clonroadmore, Ennis, to increase a back garden and build a two-metre high wall, would mean the loss of a communal green space in the estate if granted, according to Ennis town Councillor Johnny Flynn, who has objected to the proposal.

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Barefield school pupils have a spring in their step

OVER 260 pupils from first to sixth classes at Barefield National School are gearing up for the school’s annual spring concert, which will be staged in Glór, Ennis on Thursday, February 10.

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O’Connell documentary shortlisted for Celtic Media award

A RADIO documentary on Ennis man Michael Tierney by Ennis journalist Brian O’Connell has been shortlisted for a Celtic Media Award.

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Ennis Educate Together nominated for aid award

THE Ennis Education Together National School on the Gort Road is one of only 11 primary schools nationwide to be shortlisted for this year’s Our World Irish aid Awards.

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Stellar line-up for book club festival

BOOKER Prize-winning author, Anne Enright, as well as playwright, film and theatre director, Peter Sheridan, will be among the contributors to the fourth Ennis Book Club Festival, which takes place from March 4 to 6.

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Ennis slips to 21st in IBAL league

ONE seriously littered site in Ennis, the Kilrush Road, is responsible for the county town dropping from 12th position in the last Irish Business Against Litter league six months ago, to joint 21st in the results published this week.

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Councillors reject €10 annual lease for community centre

ENNIS town councillors have asked the town council not to lease the Community and Resource Building at Cloughleigh to Clare Youth Service for a lease of €10 a year for the next 10 years.At this week’s monthly meeting of Ennis Town Council, town manager Ger Dollard told councillors they were looking for the go-ahead to dispose of the building at Cloughleigh Road and to lease the property, the Community and Resource Building, which is currently under construction, to Clare Youth Service for the next 10 years for just €10 a year.A number of councillors said they saw issues with giving the go-ahead to this agreement, particularly as they had not seen the terms of the lease, nor had been given adequate assurances about restrictions of use that would be enforced at the centre, which is due to become a youth centre and café.Councillor Michael Guilfoyle said he had concerns with allowing the lease to be finalised, as he had not …

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