Opposition Mounts Against Controversial Ennis Traffic Calming And Cycle Lane Measures

Opposition is mounting against new traffic calming and cycle lane infrastructure in part of Ennis.

Ahead of the monthly meeting of the local authority and the Ennis Municipal District this week, Clare County Council is being called on to consider revising plans, which have recently been implemented near St Flannan’s College.

Local residents say there has been chaos on the roads since the school re-opened.


Residents are continuing their opposition to the lanes and the associated works, which were put in place near St Flannan’s College in Ennis in recent weeks.

They say it’s led to more dangerous traffic conditions, particularly at the beginning and end of the school day.

Resident Kieran Walsh says the works have led to numerous problems.

Clare County Council is being called on to listen to the concerns of local residents, and some have even suggested that bollards and so-called ‘armadillo’ barriers be removed, with a reduced speed limit introduced instead.

Former Mayor of Clare Tommy Brennan is among them and he wants the plans to be changed.

The monthly meeting of the local authority takes place today, with the Ennis Municipal District meeting tomorrow, and it’s expected the new infrastructure will be a hot topic.

Jimmy Dineen believes buses should be allowed into the grounds of St Flannan’s College, to help clear the gridlock.