This Christmas the twinkling lights of Ennis will not stop at the Club Bridget but are extending across “The Rhine” into the Lifford area. The three pubs of the Lifford, Copper Jug, Mickey Kerins and James O’Keefe’s/Tom Steeles, approached me to..Read More
According to the 2016 census figures, nearly 30% of the population in Ennis is 50 years old and over, and these numbers are continually growing. I highlighted the needs of this population at..Read More
Since the introduction of Junction 13 on the M18, I have witnessed many changes to the Tulla Road traffic with up to 15,000 vehicles per day, some at dangerous speeds, travelling the road and the recent opening of..Read More
The ancient pedestrian “ Rocky Road “ begins on the Clonroadmore Road near Suttons Lighting and Eire Og club and exits on the Roundabout on Western Relief Road displaying the Icarus Statue. This trail recently earned recognition, both locally and nationally, for the issue that arose from a herd of..Read More
I saw the community Spirit was at a peak at Ballyalla Lake for the recent Clean-up Day. Residents and volunteer groups such as the Ballyalla Blue Flag Working Group and Ennis Boy Scouts joined forces to tidy up this fantastic amenity in Ennis..Read More
With the record-breaking temperatures of the summer becoming a distant memory, authorities are still dealing with the impact on roads and water supplies. Climate Change has attributed to Ireland's hottest temperatures, but the effect doesn’t..Read More
At the recent Ennis Municipal District Meeting, I requested a pragmatic action plan by Clare County Council to get the large vacant housing stock in Ennis back into residential use. There are 1,072 people on the Council Housing list for Ennis and up to 100 adults and children in emergency accommodation. I am committed to proper and safe building standards but is the application of current building standards to vacant older houses in Ennis a contributing factor to the housing crisis…
At my recent follow-up visit to the Dog Pound, I was pleased to hear the stats for up to the end of May are looking positive:
- 203 Dogs taken into the Shelter January to May 18 of this 108 surrendered and 95 seized or found
- 48 Dogs were reclaimed
- 153 were rehomed with only 2 very aggressive dogs put to sleep…
After a ten year campaign to get funding for Oakleigh wood/ Cappahard Roundabout, Tulla Rd, Ennis, I welcome on Health and Safety grounds the € 1/4 million funding approval, to be spent on a road with over 6 and a half million vehicles using it each year, announced by Government for construction of the long awaited Oakleigh wood/ Cappahard Roundabout on the busy Tulla road Ennis. This road is one of the busiest in Clare with over 18,000 average daily vehicular usage.Read More
Great News - my and other peoples work at Local Democracy level helps in ensuring that Dublin Coach has been issued with an improved Ennis Limerick Dublin bus service licence, which is one without the restrictions of not being able to drop off or take on passengers at Arthur's Quay Limerick at morning & evening Peak times. ...Read More
A collaboration between Ennis Chamber, Shannon Development/ Failte Ireland, Ennis Town Council and business representatives, which was re-established in 2010 and since has successfully launched a town brochure, town app, website and.....
Purple Flag’s aims are to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of town centres at night. In 2009, Cllr. Johnny Flynn first suggested the scheme to Ennis Town Council as a means to working to provide a vibrant, well-managed and safe evening and.....