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New app makes a big splash

A NEW app, brochure and DVD showcasing over 100 heritage sites in the Lough Derg area will be officially launched at a free conference next week.

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Finding a Good Home for unwanted items

THEY say one person’s trash is another person’s treasure and one Ennis woman has certainly proved that. Just over one year ago, Tina Whelan set up the Clare Free to a Good Home Facebook page, along with some other like minded people. Since then, the page has gone from strenght to strenght, with 3,500 members.

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Children’s safety ‘can’t all fall on council’

THE Department of Education and schools have a responsibility to provide adequate parking to ensure the safety of children, according to a senior council official, who commented, “It can’t all fall on the council.”

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Upgraded Frances Street looks the part

WHILE the 36 visiting ambassadors and the dozens of additional dignitaries in Kilrush last Sunday may not have noticed, local people must have been astonished at how clean and fresh Frances Street was looking.

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Environs plan dubbed a ‘waste of time’

THE creation of a new Ennis and Environs Development Plan for 2014 to 2020 has been described as a “waste of time and money” as the future of Ennis Town Council remains in doubt.

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US visitors draw blank at bank

VISITORS to the county capital from its twin city of Phoenix certainly didn’t ‘bank’ on the kind of reception they received when they visited the town recently. While the recent Phoenix Week has been hailed as an overwhelming success, one local councillor has criticised the way some of the Phoenix delegates were treated in the town’s banks.

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Council takes a punt on V(Ennis) idea

PROPOSALS for the transformation of Ennis into Ireland’s answer to Venice are set to get underway between Ennis Town Council and Promote Ennis. At a recent meeting of the local authority, Councillor Johnny Flynn called for the town to build on Lisdoonvarna’s world renowned match making reputation by promoting Clare and Ennis as the “premier romance county”.

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The stone thrower

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