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Nestor warns that homeowners unable to open doors along one of Ennis’ busiest junctions

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*Cllr Mark Nestor. Photograph: Eamon Ward

Households along one of Ennis town’s busiest junctions are unable to open their doors following prolonger periods of rain due to the pooling of surface water.

In an attempt to alleviate issues with road surface water, Cllr Mark Nestor (FF) tabled a motion to the Ennis Municipal District urging the local authority to complete works at Ahern’s Terrace at the Kilrush Rd crossroads, this was seconded by Cllr Johnny Flynn (FG).

An inspection of the outlet from the existing gully at Ahern’s Terrace was conducted by Ennis MD staff which prompted officials to decide that urgent works were required to replace a damaged section of the drainage pipe. Part of the work has already been completed.

“Following any period of prolonged rain, the pooling of surface water is very bad,” Cllr Nestor stated and outlined that some households are particularly affected. “At these times, they can’t use front door or open windows at front of house”. Cllr Pat Daly (FF) noted, “It is one of the busiest junctions in the town of Ennis”.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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