NEW byelaws aimed at improving the operation and safety of the Ennis Market have been introduced in the town.
It follows conﬁrmation from Ennis Town Council that an appeal against the new casual trading byelaws had been withdrawn.
Earlier this month, Town Manager Ger Dollard told a meeting of Ennis Town Council that the byelaws, which had been due to come into effect on October 1, could be the subject of a legal challenge.
In a statement on Friday, the council conﬁrmed that the appeal had been withdrawn at Ennis District Court. The matter had been adjourned to Friday for consideration by the District Justice.
The byelaws provide for a revised layout for stalls at the market so as to improve general safety and operating arrangements.
Town Clerk Leonard Cleary, stated “The market is a very important part of Ennis town and is a key part of retail activity in the area. We wish people to enjoy the market experience to the maximum possible and it has been clear that the byelaws which had been in place since 1988 needed to be reviewed to reﬂect modern day requirements. We look forward to working with the traders on the full implementation of the byelaws so that the operation of the market can be improved in the interests of shoppers and market traders.”
The statement continues, “Ennis Town Council has major plans for the redevelopment of the entire market area and it is hoped to progress these plans in consultation with the various stakeholders when the current economic environment improves.”
Councillors voted through the byelaws at the July meeting of Ennis Town Council following two lengthy periods of public consultation.
A controversial proposal that would have allowed for the towing away of cars parked in trading spaces on trading days was removed from the ﬁnal draft.