Gardaí investigate discovery of woman’s body in Ennis

Gardaí investigate discovery of woman’s body in Ennis


File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

Gardaí in Ennis are investigating the discovery of a woman’s body in the town early today.

The discovery was made by passers-by at a round 6.00am on a walkway alongside the River Fergus in the town.

While Gardaí say there’s no indication of foul play at this stage of their investigation, the office of the state pathologist has been informed.

The body of the woman, believed to be in her 40s, was removed from the scene to University Hospital Limerick where a post-mortem examination will be carried out. The scene was also been technically examined.

Gardaí have appealed to anyone who was in the vicinity of the Mill Road, Wood Quay or the River Fergus walk areas of the town on Monday night or early Tuesday morning to contact them if they have any information about this woman or how she came to be in the location.

Superintendent Brendan McDonagh of Ennis said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have seen this woman in the Parnell Street, Woodquay, River Walk or Mill Road areas between 10pm yesterday (Monday) and 6am today to come forward if they have any information that might help us. We are also checking CCTV from the local area and would appeal to anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage to come forward.”

The woman is described as being 5’2 in height, wearing dark grey top, black runners and walked with the aid of a crutch.Supt McDonagh added: “At this stage in our investigation there is no indication of foul play however the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of our investigation.”

Gardaí at Ennis can be contacted on 065 6848100.

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.