Video: People of Ennis have their say on two-tier economy

Video: People of Ennis have their say on two-tier economy


The announcement last week of a consultation process for a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040 is a key moment in, at last, trying to redress the dramatic economic imbalance between the Dublin commuter belt and the rest of the country, including, of course, Clare.

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and Taoiseach Enda Kenny asked last week for submissions to this from the stakeholders, including yourselves! 

So, ahead of this, we asked the people of Ennis, is there a two tier economy and our video here gives you the consensus that’s emerging. And it’s no surprise that yes, indeed, we have a two tier economy.

Posted by The Clare Herald on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

For those of you who want to make a submission – and we encourage you to do so – you will find all the details you need here


Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick.

Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station’s flagship current affairs programme.

He was also the station’s News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day.

As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.