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FF cumainn amalgamate under new structures

A NEW structure and team have been put in place for the Fianna Fáil party in the Ennis area.At a meeting of the grass roots of the party in Ennis on Monday night, a new unifying structure, bringing together all six Ennis area Fianna Fail cumainn, was adopted. New officers were elected to lead this new Ennis Branch, which is being called Comhairle Baile na h-Inse Fianna Fáil.The branches that have amalgamated are Ennis Number 1 Cumann (All Ennis Urban-East), Sean McEntee Cumann (Lifford Area), Margaret Pearse Cumann, Eamon de Valera Cumann (Turnpike/Kilrush Road Area), The Dr Hillery Cumann (All Ennis Urban-West) and the Loughville Cumann (Lahinch Road/Shanaway area).Garrett Greene is the chairman of the new branch, with Joe Reidy his second-in-command as secretary of the cumann. Garrett polled well in the hotly contested Ennis West constituency last year without taking a seat. Son of former mayor, Raymond Greene, Garrett works for Ennis medical staffing company, TTM Healthcare. His previous …

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Vintners’ Federation coming to town

OVER 300 members of the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland will congregate in the Glór Theatre, Ennis, for the organisation’s 37th AGM that will take place on May 11.In a boost for local trade the delegates will stay in the Temple Gate Hotel and in the Old Ground Hotel but will also enjoy rounds of golf in Ennis Golf Club and Dromoland Golf Club. The AGM itself will take place in the Glór theatre. The AGM will confirm Carlow based Gerry Mellett as the new VFI president, taking over from Galway’s Val Hanley. The keynote speaker at this year’s event will be the well-known bookmaker, broadcaster and journalist Ivan Yates. Speaking in advance of the AGM, VFI president Val Hanley said, “We are delighted to be going to Clare for the 37th VFI annual general meeting. Glór is a wonderful venue and Ennis is a wonderful town and we are eagerly anticipating a great event. No one can doubt that the …

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Rafferty to address community development project

OUTSPOKEN inner city Dublin councillor Mick Rafferty will address the AGM of the Ennis Community Development Project this Friday.

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Town gets a spring clean

ENNIS Town Council in partnership with Ennis Tidy Towns participated in the National Spring Clean by organising a very successful clean-up of Ennis town including residential estates, approach roads and part of the bypass last Saturday.

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Parish development fund made a loss of €20,000 in ’09

ENNIS Parish made a loss of almost €20,000 in terms of its parish development fund for 2009.

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Crime figures fall in the county town

CLARE’S senior garda with responsibility for policing in Ennis has told the people of the county that they should shout from the rooftops that Ennis is one of the best places in Ireland, with lower crime rates than any other town of comparable size.

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New representatives for Ennis Rapid

FIVE community representatives have been appointed to Ennis Rapid Community Assembly.

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Work to begin on fire training centre

CONSTRUCTION work on the new fire training centre in Ennis will begin before the end of the month and is due to be completed within six months.

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