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Mart to be transformed into Irish Drift Championship arena

TWO action-packed days of the most competitive drifting in Europe are in store for enthusiasts when the Irish Drift Championship rolls into Ennis Mart this Saturday for the third round of the 2013 series.The tight custom-built technical course will push the drivers to their limits, drifting as close to the walls as drivers can go to give a spectacle of car control not seen in any other form of the sport.Saturday will host the amateur and semi-professional drivers, three of whom are from the Banner County. They include Ross Kenny in his newly built Blue Nissan S14, Francis O’Shea from Moyasta, Kilkee, in his newly sponsored WKD, SI5, who is pushing his way up the ranks and is knocking on the door of the professional circuit and Trevor McInerney from O’Callaghan’s Mills in his new Nissan S13 with an RB25 engine from an R33 skyline and a holsett truck turbo.Drifting will commence on Saturday morning at 10am sharp. IDC promotional …

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Development plan adopted despite objections

The current draft of the new Ennis and Environs Development Plan for 2014 to 2020 has been adopted by county councillors, despite some strong objections.

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Pedestrianisation will result in ‘€10m sales loss’

TRADERS in O’Connell Street will lose up to €10 million in sales annually if the street is pedestrianised, a businessman has claimed.

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Former Green goes green for town plan

Councillor Brian Meaney has retained some of his ideals for the protection of the environment, despite his departure from the Green Party.

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Thousands keep the faith in diocese

OVER a thousand people are involved in pastoral councils and thousands more are involved in other parish activities and ministries across the Catholic Diocese of Killaloe. That’s the positive message sounded by Fr Tom Hogan, Ennis parish administrator, at the launch of an event that will attract thousands of people to the town in September.

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Aldi seeks second discount store

International discount supermarket chain Aldi is looking at potential sites of 1.5 acres for the development of a second food store in Ennis, it emerged this week.

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Fr John awaits visit of Pope to Rio

FORMER Ennis priest Fr John Molloy will be in the presence of Pope Francis this summer. Fr Molloy will be accompanying three youths from his parish in Monte Sinai in Ecuador to World Youth Day in Rio de Janero in July. Speaking from his parish, Fr Molloy said, “We look forward to being with Pope Francisco in person.”

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Councillors express fracking fears

FEARS about the potential effects of fracking on the county were expressed at a recent meeting of Ennis councillors where it was proposed that the town council support Clare County Council’s ban of the controversial process.

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