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Hopes high seasonal parking will provide incentive to shoppers

ENNIS Town Council this week announced details of a parking incentive scheme in a move to promote Christmas and new-year shopping in the county capital.Free parking will be applicable to the town’s 759 off-street and 783 on-street public car parking spaces up to 12pm daily until January 6, 2013.   Free parking will also be available in Cloughleigh Car Park all day until January 6.Mayor of Ennis Peter Considine commented, “Ennis boasts a wide ranging and quality shopping experience that will be further enhanced by this free-parking initiative. I call on the people of Ennis and surrounding areas to avail of the free parking scheme and to show their support for local businesses. “The proposed pedestrianisation of Ennis on December 15, 22, 23 and 24 coupled with other initiatives in the town, supported by Ennis Town Council, should make Ennis a very attractive shopping destination during the festive period,” added Mayor Considine. Ennis Chamber president, Brian O’Neill, said the free parking …

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New road and coach park for town centre

TWO major infrastructural developments for the town of Ennis were unveiled this week with the official opening of both the €2.5 million Ennis Inner Relief Road and a new coach park in the town centre.

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Hidden gems of O’Connell Street in new book

O’CONNELL Street in Ennis may be the county’s most famous street but even those who stroll along the thoroughfare daily may be surprised by its hidden gems and colourful history.

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Deadline approaching for ’Champion Christmas window display competition

ENNIS businesses are being urged to dress to impress this Christmas – window dress that is. The deadline for taking part in the annual Clare Champion Christmas window display competition is coming up fast and local business and shop owners are being encouraged to get into the spirit of the season by taking part.

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Town must be clean to benefit from The Gathering

TOWNS such as Ennis will only benefit from the investment in The Gathering project next year if cleaning levels are maintained, according to Dr Tom Cavanagh, chairman of Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL).

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Best-selling Tractors author for Ennis Book Club Festival

ENNIS Book Club Festival has once again attracted some of the biggest best-selling international authors. Author of the globally successful A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian Marina Lewycka will be a special guest at Ennis Book Club Festival, which will take place from March 1 to March 3, 2013.

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Town council abolition ‘unconstitutional’

THE abolition of town councils with statutory powers such as Ennis has been branded unconstitutional by one local councillor, who has called for the consideration of a legal challenge to the plans.

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Éire Óg get green light for hurling wall

ÉIRE Óg GAA Club has been successful in its plans to develop a hurling wall following a decision by An Bord Pleanála to give the project the green light, despite objections from neighbours.

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