Find the answer to the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Ennis 2040 and it's projects.
Ennis 2040 DAC is 100% owned by Clare County Council.
- Clare County Council nominates the directors to the company. The board is made of Three County Councillors, Two Directors of Service and Three private sector Directors.
- Directors of the company are not paid and receive no compensation for their time, this is an altruistic endeavour by the directors who would like to see the development of Ennis.
- Full and comprehensive public consultation will take place when draft Master Plans for each development are available.
Flood walls will not be touched or interfered with in any way.
- Currently 60% of parking spaces in Abbey Street are taken up with business owners permits and the remainder is largely taken up with staff parking.
- While the Ennis 2040 Economic & Spatial Strategy identified the potential for a Mixed Use development at the site, the existing use of Abbey Street as a public car park will continue for the foreseeable future.
- 150 new spaces received planning in the Cloister Car Park which is a very short walk away.
- The total number of public car parking spaces in Ennis currently lies at 2,923. This figure is expected to exceed 3,000 later this year.
- There is currently 1 parking space for every 13 people living in Ennis. To put this into context, Waterford City has 1 parking space for every 29 people. Navan – a town not dissimilar in size and population to Ennis – has 1 parking space for every 24 people.
- A minimum of 142 permanent jobs will be created through the development of the site.
- The addition of an anchor retailer will attract a potential increase in footfall of up to 20,000 people per week to Ennis Town Centre.
- The office element of the Abbey Riverside Development is designed to attract a regional Headquarters operation into the town centre creating approximately 50+ jobs.
- The development will seek to re-connect the site into its surrounding urban fabric so it can function as a logical extension of a thriving town centre
- Substantial investment into the facilities and public realm in the Abbey Riverside area.