Council Called On To Improve Access in Ennis As Town Pedestrianised

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Clare County Council is being called on to take the opportunity to improve access in Ennis Town Centre for people with disabilities or those with mobility issues.

Parts of the county town have been pedestrianised from today to make physical distancing a possibility for those visiting businesses in the weeks ahead.


A new era has begun in Ennis today, with the introduction of pedestrianisation from 7:00 this morning.

Streets in the town centre will be closed off until 6pm each evening, six days a week.

The plans will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and are subject to change.

Jean McCabe, who’s the owner of Willow Boutique on O’Connell Street, is not generally an advocate for pedestrianisation, saying she believes it has a negative effect on the town.

But the former Ennis Chamber President says in light of the current public health emergency, it’s completely necessary.

A disability activist and wheelchair user is now calling on Clare County Council to take the opportunity to improve access for those with a disability or with mobility issues.

Ann Marie Flanagan believes there is a need for more disabled parking close to the new entrances to the town and says a number of other matters could also be considered to make Ennis accessible for all shoppers.

Michael Glynn, Clare FM, first for local news.