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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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‘Extortionate’ toilets should be flushed away

CALLS for Ennis Town Council to flush its contract with the operators of the town’s superloos have been poo-poo’d by the local authority. At this week’s meeting of Ennis Town Council, the €70,000 cost for the facilities was called into question, with one councillor suggesting the local authority construct its own public convenience.

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Cloughleigh parking charges here to stay

A REVERSAL of bylaws to allow for the restoration of free parking at Cloughleigh has been described as “neither practical, feasible or in the best interests of parking management,” by officials of Ennis Town Council.

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Countdown to record- breaking bid to unite Claires

CLAIRES from as far afield as Hawaii and Australia have registered to participate in this month’s record-breaking attempt in Ennis to arrange the largest ever gathering of people with the same first name.

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Former pupils prepare to say goodbye to the ’Nash

AS Ennis National School prepares to move into its new school in Ashline later this year, there will be a chance this week for former pupils to take one last wander through the school corridors.

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Survey reveals interest in early-evening shopping

A CUSTOMER survey has shown that over 50% of respondents want more early evening shopping in Ennis, with over 80% interested in either early evening shopping or earlier entertainment. The results of the survey were revealed at the recent briefing to businesses highlighting the retail opportunities available in the early evening in the wake of Ennis’ Purple Flag success.

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Al-fresco plan given thumbs up

PLANS for the development of outdoor seating on Ennis’ main thoroughfare by one of the county’s best-known hotels have been given the go-ahead by An Bord Pleanála.

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