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Council acted with ‘indecent haste’ over Cloughleigh youth centre plan

CLOSE to 100 people were in Ennis Town Council Chambers on Tuesday night, making their feelings heard on plans to build a Youth and Community Resource building on the Cloughleigh Road. Last week, a proposal on the development was passed by Ennis Town Council, despite residents’ objections.

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Clare Women’s Network faces uncertain future

Women in Clare will be left without a voice if the Clare Women’s Network is forced to close because of Government cutbacks, the director of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Susan McKay has warned.

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New man takes charge in Ennis National School

From an inch to six miles, Tulla man Ray McInerney’s career began at a school with just 29 pupils. He is currently in charge of 375 young learners but next month he takes over at the helm of the county’s largest national school that boasts a roll of almost twice that number.

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School kids asked to name that voucher

ENNIS Chamber, in association with The Clare Champion has launched a primary school competition to name the new Ennis Gift Voucher Scheme.

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Contracts signed for new Ennis National School

It has been a long, drawn-out battle but finally there’s light at the end of the tunnel as regards the construction of a new school building to replace the existing Ennis National School. The campaign for a new school has been a 10-year process and counting but this week, design contracts were signed, moving the project for the development of a new building on a greenfield site at Ashline on the Kilrush Road, a step further.

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No more blues for top dog Mickey

A TOUCHING tale of doggy determination has resulted in Clarecastle pooch Mickey Blue reaching the final stages in a nationwide search for Ireland’s best-loved dog and cat. Proud pet owners from all over the country entered the Pedigree and Whiskas competition and Mickey Blue has been named a finalist. He is up against seven other dogs to win the title and the people of Clare are being urged to show their support by voting online to help Mickey Blue win. Mickey Blue’s owner, Annette O’Shea, found her beloved dog seven years ago at an animal shelter in Australia where she was living at the time. He had been in the shelter for 11 months and according to Annette he had “completely shut down, physically and emotionally”. However, after much hard work, Mickey Blue has learned to trust again and it is this inspirational story that has led the Lhasa Apso to the finals of the competition.Annette spent years living in …

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Mum’s the word for community arts project

AN Ennis-based community art project is behind plans for an evening celebrating the journey towards motherhood through poetry, song and art next week.

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Students on South African mission

Two Ennis girls are hoping to do their bit to help the South African community of Port Elizabeth when they head off to Sr Ethel Normoyle at the Missionvale township at the end of this month. Ellen Daly and Sarah Behan, both aged 20, are embarking on a journey that they hope will both challenge and help them in the future.

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