Fears Clare Shoplifters Will Steal ‘€1,000 Worth Of Goods A Day’

A spate of shoplifting in Ennis has sparked fear that some businesses could lose up to 1,000 euro worth of goods a day, during the busy shopping period.

Retailers are preparing for the busiest season in their stores over the next few weeks with Christmas shopping getting underway.

But while it provides for a boost in trade, it’s also bringing issues with it, with late November and early December said to be the worst time for thefts from shops.


Patrick Bourke of Patrick Bourke Menswear in Ennis and Kilrush says those behind these crimes are clever.