LATEST: Gardaí investigate discovery of body in Ennis – Foul play ruled...

LATEST: Gardaí investigate discovery of body in Ennis – Foul play ruled out


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017


5.15pm – Gardaí have confirmed they have now ruled out foul play as a factor in the death of the man found in Ennis this morning.

The garda investigation into the tragedy is continuing in an effort to establish all the circumstances of the man’s death however, the preliminary results of the post-mortem indicate there was no third party involvement.

12.15pm – An undertaker arrived at the scene shortly after midday and the body was removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out.

Earlier: Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a body in Ennis this morning.

It’s understood that emergency services were alerted shortly after 10am. Gardaí and ambulance paramedics responded to the call and promptly located the body which remains at the location.

Garda scenes of crime technicians have arrived at the scene which has been sealed off.

It’s understood that the body is that of a man in his 40’s however his identity has yet to be verified.

The body is located in a green area close to Gallows Hill and the Turnpike and appears to be lying between a tree and a stone wall.

The scene has been preserved and the Offices of the State Pathologist has been notified.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses, in particular any persons who were in the vicinity of The Turnpike Road, Ennis between the hours of 10.00pm, 14th September and 10.00am this morning 15th September, to contact the incident room at Ennis Garda Station on 0656848100, the Garda Confidential Line 1 800 666 111 or any Garda Station.


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.