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‘Gurrier too nice a term’ for Ennis vandal

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GDPR rules will make it more difficult to install CCTV at the location of a recent vandal attack in Ennis. Last month, a World War 1 memorial at the Ennis Peace Park was vandalised in an anonymous and unexpected attack leading to a motion from Cllr Mary Howard at the Ennis Municipal District’s November meeting,…

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Ennis’ Rosita Boland named Journalist of the Year

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*Photograph: Chris Bellew (Fennell Photography) Clare woman Rosita Boland has been named Journalist of the Year. A senior features writer with The Irish Times, Rosita was announced as the Journalist of the Year at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards which took place in Dublin on Thursday. On top of this, the Ennis native was awarded…

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Henry’s Bistro & Wine Bar opens its doors

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HENRY’S Bistro and Wine Bar opened its doors on Market Street this week with popular businessman Dermot Fetton at the helm. Dermot – well-known for running The Cloister restaurant on Abbey Street for the last six years with wife Noreen – says their new establishment will have a lovely casual bistro feel with a very…

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Britain going ‘through midlife crisis’

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A Newmarket-on-Fergus native will this week launch the first book devoted to Irish government policy towards Northern Ireland from the division of the country in 1921 to the present day. Donnacha Ó Beacháin is Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University (DCU) where he lectures on post-Soviet politics, unrecognised states,…

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Unlikely Carmody St site will be purchased to house homeless

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*Photograph: Geograph.ie Cold water has been poured on a proposal to purchase a site for sale in Ennis to accommodate the homeless.  At Monday’s meeting of Clare County Council, James Breen asked that they consider purchasing a building which is currently for sale at Carmody St in Ennis which in his estimates can “accommodate 100…

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Ennis Data Centre can result in investment of €500m

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Plans for a data centre development in Ennis have been unveiled by Clare County Council that it estimates will result in an inward investment of €400 to 500m. On Monday, the local authority outlined it is seeking to amend the county development plan to facilitate the development on a 51 hectare site close to the…

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Two bonfires and male pulled from river on Halloween night

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Clare County Fire and Rescue Service responded to 2 bonfire incidents on Halloween night. Both incidents occurred in the Cloughleigh area of Ennis. The overall cost associated with the call out of the Fire Service to these incidents was approximately €2,000. The cost associated with the clean-up of the bonfire sites has not yet been…

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Indian priests spreading the word of God in Clare

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by Páraic McMahon Four Indian priests are currently ministering in the Diocese of Killaloe, The Clare Echo can reveal. Serving in the towns of Shannon, Ennis, Nenagh and Birr, Fr. Francis Xavier Kochuveettil, Fr. Joy Njarakattuvely, Fr. Rexon Chullicakal (pictured) and Fr. Antony Puthiyaveettil all moved to the Diocese at various stages in the last year and…

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Modern housing development gets spooktacular unveiling in Clarecastle

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Energy Efficient Bungalows trump Haunted Houses this Halloween as much anticipated Housing Development is unveiled at Park View, Clarecastle. The focus was more on energy efficient homes than haunted houses in Clarecastle this Halloween Bank Holiday weekend, as the much anticipated 10 bungalow development at Park View was unveiled for the first time on Saturday…

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Vandal of WW1 memorial in Ennis a ‘spineless coward’ – local reaction

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photo courtesy Cllr Mary Howard GARDAI are investigating what’s been described as a cowardly act of vandalism after a War Memorial in Ennis was destroyed. Cllr Mary Howard, who is a member of the Clare Peace Park committee who commissioned the memorial, said that the memorial which was worth in the region of €70,000 was…

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