Grenade thrown into house in Ennis.

Gardai in Ennis are appealing for witnesses after a live hand grenade was thrown into a house in Cloughliegh in the early hours of this morning.
A controlled explosion has been carried out by members of the Army Bomb disposal unit following the discovery of the grenade at a house in Childers Road at around 4am this morning where a couple and six children were sleeping.

Gardai called in the Army Bomb disposal unit and the Defence Forces have confirmed the hand grenade was a viable device and of Eastern European origin.

It’s the latest in a series of alaming incidents in the Cloughliegh area, and locals expressed fear today that lives could be lost if the situation gets any worse.
The grenade was thrown into the home of local man Christopher McDonagh who insists he’s done nothing to warrant such a "cowardly attack".


Gardai in Ennis are appealing to any witnesses to the incident to contact them, and as locals express fears about speaking out, Superintendent John Scanlon is assuring them they can contact gardai in confidence

Ennis Garda station can be contacted on 065 6848100