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‘Extortionate’ toilets should be flushed away

CALLS for Ennis Town Council to flush its contract with the operators of the town’s superloos have been poo-poo’d by the local authority. At this week’s meeting of Ennis Town Council, the €70,000 cost for the facilities was called into question, with one councillor suggesting the local authority construct its own public convenience.

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Survey reveals interest in early-evening shopping

A CUSTOMER survey has shown that over 50% of respondents want more early evening shopping in Ennis, with over 80% interested in either early evening shopping or earlier entertainment. The results of the survey were revealed at the recent briefing to businesses highlighting the retail opportunities available in the early evening in the wake of Ennis’ Purple Flag success.

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Clockwise from top left: Nadine Mooney, Suzie Moroney, Jamie Doherty, Siofra McInerney, Grace Byrnes, Saoirse Boyce, Donncha Madigan, Jake Cantwell and Jack Byrne, joint authors of Dyslexic Brains Learn Differently, pictured during the launch of the book at Ennis National School. Photograph by Declan Monaghan

Taking a different look at reading

YOUNGSTERS from Ennis National School’s specialist reading class for children with dyslexia have helped to create a new book which, it is hoped, will help other children with dyslexia, their parents and teachers.The book, Dyslexic Brains Learn Differently, will be launched this Thursday in the civic offices, Waterpark House. The 40-page book sees each child tell their own unique story, from discovering that they have dyslexia to learning how to cope with it. It also highlights their many talents and abilities.Fíona de Buitléir of Ennis National School explained, “I was aware for a long time that there were very few resources out there for children who, when they discover they are dyslexic, want to know what it is. There are one or two books out there, but they are English or American so I thought it would be lovely to have an Irish-made book.”The idea stayed with Fíona for a number of years until this year she was approached by …

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