An estimated €20m is being spent on flood defences projects in the Ennis Municipal District while ongoing concerns regarding the structural stability of the Clarecastle Flood Barrage have been raised.
An audit of flooding patterns along parts of the River Fergus has been requested by a North Clare representative while an Ennis councillor has warned the work of flood relief schemes is at risk of being lost.
A DRAMATIC rescue on the banks of the River Fergus was witnessed by dozens of bypassers in Ennis recently, as a man scaled down a tree onto a riverbank to save a dog which had been stuck their overnight.
*Our Lady’s Hospital. Photograph: DNG A number of infrastructural requirements for Ennis including the development of Our Lady’s Hospital have been identified as part of the Draft Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES).
DROUGHT conditions have led to one part of the River Fergus drying up for the first time in at least five decades. Local Ruan resident Brian Cunningham explained that in his 39 years living in the area pictured, he has never seen the riverbed completely dry up. “It’s like that now a week,” explained Mr …