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District governor role for Terence

PROMINENT Ennis businessman Terence Mangan has been appointed as the new district governor of the Lions Clubs of Ireland.Mr Mangan, from Cahercalla Road, formally accepted the chain of office at a special ceremony in The Old Ground Hotel last Saturday.He has devoted 23 years to raising funds for those in need and has been a voluntary worker since 1987 with the Lions International agency – firstly with the Lions Club of Ennis and since then, at national and international level where he has established a reputation for raising thousands of euro at home and overseas. The event last weekend was attended by a large group of Lions Club members from all over Ireland and the special guest was the Australian ambassador to Ireland, Bruce Davis. Speaking after his appointment this week, Mr Mangan said, “The need for service has never been greater. As the largest humanitarian service organisation in the world, Lions Clubs are dependent on the voluntary work of …

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Show me the motions

CLARE County Council has been asked by Ennis Councillor Johnny Flynn to give a progress report on adopted notices of motions at the Ennis East Electoral Area Committee since the local elections in June 2009 at each bimonthly meeting.Councillor Flynn said that the purpose of his request is to improve efficiency of delivery of service and to avoid duplication. Ennis town clerk, Eddie Power, responded that it is the general policy and practice to respond positively to notice of motions in preparing a reply. “Consideration has to be given to the particular circumstances and to the availability of financial resources,” he said.With that in mind, he said that the council is not in a position to establish a tracking process or reporting procedure in respect of motions adopted at area committee level. “In practice, proposers of motions are in the best position to know if action required in particular circumstances was or was not carried out. Having regard to the …

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New job for Joe with help of CSES

CUSACK Lawn man Joe Dillon has landed himself a job after proving to a potential employer what he was capable of.Joe, who has an intellectual disability, has a wealth of experience of working in a catering environment and was keen to find work in Ennis. He went to Clare Supported Employment Service (CSES), a FÁS-funded agency that provides a free and innovative recruitment service for job-seekers with a disability and businesses in County Clare. Joe wanted to explore employment options that might be open to him. Employment facilitator at CSES, Lorraine Hughes soon got a good idea of his capabilities, skills and interests and approached Hillary Davis, owner of Barney’s Kidzclub, Ennis, to discuss the potential of an unpaid work trial for Joe.Keen to give Joe an opportunity to show what he could do, Hilary gave Joe his chance to shine by taking him on as a general assistant in her children’s activity centre, café, deli and sandwich bar. As …

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