THE abolition of Ennis Town Council is set to be marked with a civic event. Initial details of the planned event were unveiled at a meeting of the local authority which is set to be abolished this summer. At the meeting, Councillor Michael Guilfoyle stated that councillors, former councillors, staff and former staff should “receive recognition for their commitment and foresight in the development of the town.”
He commented that “it’s sad to see the town council going, but unfortunately we have no control over that. The people did not get the opportunity to vote on this like they did with the senate.”
Leonard Cleary, town clerk, told the meeting that it is intended that Ennis Town Council host an “appropriate event” to mark the abolition of Ennis Town Council.
He explained, “In recognition of the service of current and past elected members, a roll of honour has been researched and compiled. This will be included as part of the civic event as will the Waterpark House publication which will be launched this year.”
In recognition of the work done by both elected members and staff since the beginning of this State, it is intended that a book on the history of Ennis Town Council will be commissioned by Ennis Town Council.