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Knockanean NS farewell to principal

A celebration of more than three decades of service to Knockanean National School by former school principal Pat McNamara will take place this weekend.Mr McNamara officially retired as principal of the school in November of last year and this Friday a retirement mass and celebration will be held in his honour in Roslevan.According to Mr McNamara, his 33 years at Knockanean have given him great memories that will always stay with him. “I will miss it, there’d be something wrong if I didn’t after so many years there. But the most important thing is that I can honestly say there wasn’t a day that I didn’t enjoy going in,” he said.Originally from Tulla, Mr McNamara came to Knockanean having previously taught in Waterford and Limerick. He recalled, “When I started out, it was a two-teacher school, just going to a three-teacher school, now it’s a 14-teacher school. It has certainly changed a lot in the preceding years. “There were 70 …

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New management structure for hospital

The phased introduction of a new management structure for all acute hospitals in the Mid-West, including Ennis Hospital, started on Monday.

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Woodstock closure to hit Ennis festival appeal

A FINANCIAL assessment on the viability of reopening the Woodstock Hotel, Ennis, which closed with the loss of 60 jobs recently, is being undertaken by the newly appointed receiver.

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High dependency unit closes its doors for good

The recent temporary unexpected closure of the High dependency unit (HDU) at Ennis Hospital is now being made permanent, the Mid-West HSE has confirmed.

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High court judge steps down from the bench

A DISTINGUISHED career in the legal profession and judiciary came to an end this week for Ennis man, Honourable Justice Daniel O’Keeffe when he retired from the High Court.

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€30m available for sewerage schemes

BETWEEN €25 and €30 million in grant funding could be available to households within the Ennis area as a result of an increase in the Group Sewerage Scheme grant, according to one local councillor.

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Al-fresco experience put on hold

DEVELOPMENT plans at one of the county’s best-known hotels have been put on hold following the lodging of an appeal to An Bord Pleanála. Duesbury Limited were granted planning permission by Ennis Town Council to extend the pavement to allow for outdoor seating on O’Connell Street outside the Old Ground Hotel.

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Contract signed for flood works

Much-anticipated flood relief works in the Watery Road/Elm Park area of the town have moved a step closer this week. Ennis Town Council has signed a contract with Ward & Burke Construction for the works, which are now due to begin at the end of this month.

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