Ennis Councillor Says Area ‘Doesn’t Feel Like A Safe Town’ Following Crime Escalation

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An Ennis Councillor says the area ‘doesn’t feel like a safe town’ at the moment.

It’s after emergency service units including a Garda helicopter were tasked with responding to three separate incidents on the outskirts of the county town in the past week.

Friday evening saw Ennis Gardai engaging in an extensive search following a hit and run incident, which required the support of armed Garda units from Limerick and Galway as well as a unit from the National Garda Helicopter force.


It’s understood a vehicle was rammed on the road between Ballaghboy and Gaurus, though there were no reports of any injuries.

Gardai also seized multiple vehicles following the discharge of a firearm in the Cloughleigh area towards the end of last week.

Three caravans were also destroyed by fire in Doora, though it’s not known if any of the incidents are connected.

Ennis-based Fine Gael Councillor Mary Howard believes there are people in the town who don’t feel it’s safe, and feels extra Garda resources being drafted in from elsewhere in the short term should be considered.