Ennis Parish Priest Links Addiction With Anti-Social Behaviour

The Parish Priest of Ennis has said he believes addiction is at the root of issues related to anti-social behaviour in the town.

Fr. Tom Ryan has spoken of how he effectively banned a small number of people, who aren’t originally from Ireland, from Ennis Cathedral after complaints of drinking, smoking and other forms of anti-social behaviour in the building itself.

Issues such as public drinking on the town’s streets have been a point of concern in Ennis recently, and Fr. Ryan believes this had always been happening, but was somewhat hidden when this happened in the Cathedral.


He’s hopeful that help can be secured to support those afflicted with addictions.