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Protestors let their feet do the talking at Save Ennis Town rally

HUNDREDS of people opposed to controversial plans to build on two carparks in Ennis gathered in the heart of the town last Saturday to voice their objection. A crowd of more than 200 people came together in the historic O’Connell Square for the rally calling for an end to the Ennis 2040 proposals for the carparks. Among those to speak out was Ennis resident and retired teacher Joan Duggan, who last October had presented a petition against the plans to Clare County Council signed by more than 3,700 people. She told those gathered that the only motive of those against the proposals is “to save your town for the future generation.” The Abbey Street carpark plans involve the development of retail and office space with the Ennis 2040 DAC (Designated Activity Company) saying the proposed project will create jobs and attract shoppers. They predict an estimated 100 permanent jobs to be created once the development is complete, alongside 200 jobs …

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