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Taxi drivers want to spend a penny

TAXI drivers will have to continue to leave their rank to spend a penny, with the town manager describing the chances of providing a public toilet at Parnell Street as “slim to none”.At Monday’s meeting of Ennis West Electoral Area councillors, Councillor Tony Mulqueen urged that a public toilet be provided at Parnell Street for both taxi drivers and car park customers.“I’ve been hearing from taxi drivers that they are queuing for two and three hours for their next fare and there is no public convenience nearby. They have to drive their cars out of the queue and head home or go to a public convenience in another area. They then head back and have to queue again. “A public convenience would also be of benefit to shoppers in the area, particularly as a lot of the licensed premises that people would often use now don’t open until the evening as a result of the downturn of the economy.”Leonard Cleary, …

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Fight night for charity

WITH just days to go, the excitement is building in the run up to the Clare Conquest white collar boxing night. Clare Conquest is an unstoppable animal for the boxers now. As fight night approaches these men and women are growing ever more energized and motivated.

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Council says no to retail variation

A CONTROVERSIAL proposed change to the Ennis and Environs Development Plan, which it has been claimed would pave the way for a multi-million euro retail development on the outskirts of the town, will not go ahead as members of Ennis Town Council agreed this week not to vary the local development plan to include the proposed modification.

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