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Allot to be learned at proposed nature trail

THE owner of the Ennis allotments on the Tulla Road is expanding the initiative to include a nature trail, aimed at teaching young people and their parents about the importance of biodiversity and protecting our environment.Jimmy Spellisy has been running the Ennis allotments for over two years and says that the demand is definitely there to expand the initiative. “I have been offering a nature trail in the surrounds of the allotments in recent times but it’s time now to promote the idea and encourage people to come and take part in this healthy and interesting activity,” Mr Spellisy said.The nature trail runs down into the Doora Flood Plains and the Cappahard Flood Plains, including the grounds of Cappahard House, the Ennis allotments and Mr Spellisy eventually wants to see it incorporate the river. “I intend that it will showcase such a biodiverstiy through the allotments and the flood plains. The wildlife in this area is spectacular. It will also …

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Call for water source ‘plan B’ following plant failure

FIRE crews from Ennis, Scariff and Kilrush had to be drafted in by Clare County Council to augment the water supply for more than 30,000 consumers last weekend, following failures at the new €9.8 million Ennis Water Treatment Plant.

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Fears of hospital staff being transferred to Limerick

DEFENCE Minister Tony Killeen has been asked to intervene in the possible transfer of staff, mainly nurses, from Ennis hospital to tackle staffing shortages at the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Limerick.

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Ennis National School project back on track

THE Ennis National School new building project at Ashline, on a greenfield site donated by the Killaloe diocese, is once again progressing apace.

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50-bed hospital extension

THE Health Service Executive is to press ahead with plans for a 50-bed extension to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital, Ennis after the town council approved planning for the facility.

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Briefing by mediator, ‘wholly inappropriate’

A SUGGESTION that the mediator being used by Ennis Town Council to help resolve a dispute between Traveller families in Ennis would brief the council on the process has been ruled out as “wholly inappropriate” by the town manager.

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Clare Conquest issues the challenge to boxers and babes

FORMER Olympian and professional boxer, Cathal O’Grady, outlined the challenges and rewards to those participating in the Clare Conquest boxing challenge, organised by Clare Crusaders and Ennis Chamber.

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Post Office Field car-parking feasibility to be assessed

ENNIS Town Council has agreed to assess the feasibility of developing 200 car-parking spaces on a green field site in the centre of town at the Post Office Field.

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