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Ennistymon Enterprise Centre opens its doors

THE €1.1 million Ennistymon Enterprise Centre, which is located in Deerpark just outside the town, was opened by Minister Tony Killeen on Monday evening.The evening concentrated on opportunities for enterprise development in the Ennistymon and North Clare area, with speakers from Enterprise Ireland and Clare Local Development Committee addressing the audience on openings available to existing and new start-up businesses in the area.Local business people, including Roger Fahy from Linalla Ice Cream and Adam Coleman from HR Interventions, relayed their experiences of setting up businesses in the area.Ennis woman Sharon Malone has been appointed by Project Ennistymon as business development manager for the centre, which incorporates 12 units, four of which are light industrial units, while the remainder are offices, located on two floors.The idea behind the enterprise centre, which is supported by Enterprise Ireland and the Clare County Enterprise Board, is to provide an environment where businesses will be given every opportunity to help them to succeed and flourish.“It’s …

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Free parking aids Aldi and Tesco

THE already competitive Kilrush retail market welcomed another multi-national retailer last Thursday morning when the new Aldi supermarket in the town opened for business.The German discount supermarket will be managed by Knockerra man Ger Power, who is the son of Tommy and Tess Power. The new supermarket will create 15 jobs in the town.The supermarket is located on the Ennis Road in Kilrush and is the second major retailer to open in West Clare inside 18 months. Tesco Kilrush opened in February 2008 and is also located on the Ennis Road.Queally’s SuperValu supermarket is located on the opposite side of Kilrush in lower Frances Street.Kilrush Chamber of Commerce president, Mark Reidy told The Clare Champion that the arrival of another supermarket in the town will benefit the area.“We welcome all business to Kilrush and we’re delighted that it is creating employment in the town,” he commented.At present, Kilrush town centre businesses are at somewhat of a disadvantage, as customers have …

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Community School reflects on a very successful year

THIS year has proved particularly successful for pupils and teachers at Gort Community School. As well as two students winning All-Ireland medals on the same team as their teacher, two classmates took home All-Ireland titles for different counties and one of the graduating Leaving Cert class scooped a regional engineering award for the second time. 

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Cloughleigh residents ‘not going away’

RESIDENTS of Cloughleigh insist that they will continue to fight against the proposed youth and community resource building, which is to be built on the Cloughleigh Road.

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New casual trading bylaws being prepared

NEW bylaws on casual trading in Ennis are on the way.In a report to the council this week, town clerk, Eddie Power said that work is already underway on preparing them.

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Developer lodges plans for Killaloe health centre

PLANS have been unveiled for the construction of a primary healthcare centre in Killaloe, which will employ over 50 people, if the development secures planning approval.

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Councillors call for sewage odour problem to be tackled

A SMELL that’s affecting people all over Shannon needs to be tackled.That was the message at this week’s meeting of the town council.

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Cancer centre to open in Kilkee

THE West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Centre in Kilkee will be opened on Sunday, November 15 at 6pm. The official opening will be performed by Kilkee parish priest, Fr Gerry Kenny, along with Fr Michael Casey and Fr Pat Culligan.

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