Two arrested following car chase through Ennis

Two arrested following car chase through Ennis


The scene this afternoon at Oakleigh Wood in Ennis

Two men have been arrested after they crashed a stolen car in a housing estate in Co Clare this afternoon.

Gardaí in Ennis had received several reports from members of the public that a car was driving dangerously in the vicinity of the town.

When gardaí attempted to stop the car, the driver failed to comply and sped away.

A chase ensued and the vehicle turned off the main Ennis to Tulla road and into a housing estate not the outskirts of the town.

The car crashed out of control and over a ditch at the end of the a road in estate. Gardaí were quickly on the scene and two men were apprehended.

The car was searched at the scene before it was removed on a recovery truck for a technical examination.

Gardaí from Ennis are investigating the incident.

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.