Tánaiste launches Ennis 2040 Economic and Spatial Strategy

October 22, 2021

Ennis 2040 Strategy to make Ennis one of the best places to live, work and visit.

Clare County Council has unveiled details of a new economic and spatial strategy that will drive the economic, social and physical development of Ennis over the next 18 years, building communities and creating one of the best places in the world to live, work and visit.

The plan, entitled ‘Ennis 2040 – An Economic and Spatial Strategy’, was officially launched on 22nd October 2021 by Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD.

Ennis 2040 provides a comprehensive framework for the sustainable development of the town and the region. Its growth will be based on the ’10 Minute Town’ concept with the town centre at the heart of a highly accessible and revitalised Ennis – the focus for retail, residential, commercial, educational, leisure and cultural growth.

The strategic objectives of Ennis 2040 are to:

  • Position Ennis, a key regional town strategically located between two cities and proximate to Shannon International Airport and Shannon Foynes Port, as a location for investment
  • Make Ennis an exemplar as ‘Ireland’s First Climate Adaptive Town’.
    Utilising and managing its environmental resources, through nature-based solutions, Ennis is positioned to transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient society
  • Lead the way as ‘Ireland’s First 10 Minute Town’ where a range of community facilities and services are accessible in short timeframes
  • Promote Ennis as an accessible place of quality with a quality-of-life proposition that sets it apart from other locations.