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High river levels and rainfall caused flooding, council hears

FLOODING in Ennis last November was due to a combination of unprecedented high river levels in the Upper Fergus River and high volumes of rainfall over a period of three weeks. The information was given by senior executive engineer with Clare County Council,

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A rocky landing for Icarus…

ICARUS, the statue which had pride of place in the Market Square until three years ago, is finally going to have a new home on the Rocky Road Roundabout.

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Book Club Festival numbers up on last year

THE organisers of the Ennis Book Club Festival and Ennis Chamber are confident that the event was a great success for the town, both in financial and atmospheric terms.

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Students tackle teenage depression

TRANSITION-year students at Coláiste Muire are taking the issue of adolescent depression into their own hands by coming up with coping and support strategies to combat the problem.The transition-year group opted to tackle the emotional issue of adolescent depression under the Young Social Innovators Programme, which transition-year students throughout the country participate in. “We hope to raise awareness throughout the school community and the wider local community about the issue of adolescent depression and importance of mental health for the youth. We are also aiming to support and help teenagers suffering from depression, in simple and accessible way,” Sinéad Collins, transition-year student at Coláiste Muire explained.The group identified adolescent depression as a serious concern across Ennis.“We also want to do what we can to help anyone suffering from depression by doing different things that show young people that they do not have to deal with their problems alone,” Amy Comerford added.The project began shortly after Christmas and will continue until …

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Report highlights transport problems

  A REPORT published by the Citizens’ Information Board has highlighted the difficulties that people are experiencing with transport and access to social services in Clare.

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Jedward to launch pedestrianisation?

BUSINESSES in Ennis are willing to give Saturday pedestrianisation a go, despite having concerns about its impact on them. It has been suggested that X-Factor twins Jedward could launch it.

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Charities rallying together

FOUR Ennis-based charities will share the funds raised through the Rallying Together 4 Clare Charities fundraising campaign.

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CYMS Community Hall offer withdrawn

AN offer by Ennis Parish to give the CYMS Community Hall to Ennis Town Council has been withdrawn.

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