Garda advice ahead of Ennis Junior Cert disco

Garda advice ahead of Ennis Junior Cert disco


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

The Junior Certificate Disco takes place this Wednesday, 12th September 2018, at the Queens Hotel Ennis between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.

Gardaí have issued advise to parents and students ahead of the event which is confined to junior certificate students and it is alcohol free.

The Garda advise is as follows:

– Parents are asked to ensure arrangements are in place for the safe arrival and collection of their children. We are asking parents to stay until their children enter the disco as last year a number of children did not get in and their parents had gone home and had to be contacted to return.

– Transport Operators are to ensure that no alcohol is allowed on their vehicles.

– Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated. Those found to have consumed alcohol or under the influence of other substances will be refused admission to the disco and will be dealt with by the Gardaí.

– Parents will be contacted in all cases where the Gardaí were required to intervene.

– Parents are reminded to discuss these matters with their children beforehand and to insist that they not misbehave.

– Extra Gardaí will be on duty on the night.

– Above all enjoy the night and celebrate in a safe and responsible manner.

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.