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Lidl unveil plans for new Ennis store in €20 million development

LIDL Ireland have unveiled plans for a new store in Ennis which the supermarket giant say will create 30 local jobs, along with up to 100 more during construction. A planning application for the new store and mixed-use development, which if given the go-ahead will include 20 residential apartments, a café and two commercial units, has been lodged with Clare County Council. The new development, at the junction of the Clare Road (R458) and Toberteascain Road, will involve an investment of over €20 million from Lidl Ireland. Commenting on the application for a second Lidl store in Ennis, Lidl’s property executive and Clare native Dervla Nash said, “This is an exciting new development for Ennis that will offer the local community a new enhanced, modern shopping experience promising market-leading prices as well as housing and additional amenities. Our existing store in Ennis has a loyal customer network and we have worked closely with the local authority, planners and architects to ensure that this development will contribute positively to …

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Lidl apologises to father over autistic son’s experience

LIDL Ireland has apologised to a Corofin father for any distress caused to his 11-year-old autistic son over its failure to turn down music in its Ennis store. Adrian Beakey has appealed to all retail outlets to show more understanding concerning the sensory needs of children and teenagers with Autism Spectrum Disorder following a recent incident in Lidl’s discount supermarket in Gort Road, Ennis. Mr Beakey recalled his son, Marcus, became distressed while they were shopping because the music in the store was loud particularly at the area near the tills where the speakers were located. “It was quite busy. I was waiting in a queue. I went up to a cashier and asked if could I speak to a manager. She put her hand up and said I am the manager. “I said my son is autistic, if you could turn down the music a small bit, I would appreciate it.” Mr Beakey recalled the manager claimed she didn’t …

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