Man’s body discovered in public toilet – Foul play not suspected

Man’s body discovered in public toilet – Foul play not suspected


Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a public toilet in Co Clare this morning however foul play is not suspected.

The discovery was made at around 8.00am in the local authority owned automatic public facility at Abbey Street carpark in Ennis. It’s understood the man is in his 30s.

Gardaí and ambulance paramedics responded to a call reporting the discovery.

The man’s body has since been removed to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The scene had been sealed off for a time before being released again once a preliminary examination of the area had been carried out.

Gardaí have confirmed they are satisfied there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death but have appealed for witnesses.

A spokesman said: “We are asking for anyone who was in the area of the Abbey Street carpark last night, during the night or into early this morning to contact Ennis station if they have any information.”

Ennis Garda Station can be contacted on 065 68 48100.


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.