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Man who threatened to kill wife in front of gardaí tells court he is a prisoner in his marriage

A WEST OF Ireland man who is alleged to have threatened to kill his wife in front of gardaí has told a court that he is a prisoner in his marriage and lives in fear of his wife.

At Ennis District Court, the 60-year old told the court: “For 15 years she has manipulated me. I am a ...

2019-08-21 22:34 open_in_new
Feral goat herd prompts council to put up signs to warn motorists

CLARE COUNTY COUNCIL has confirmed that it plans to put up signs to warn drivers about a feral goat herd roaming Ennis.

The wild goats have been living on the Kilrush road for over 20 years, but have recently started to make a nuisance of themselves.

“A number of wild goats are ...

2019-08-10 04:07 open_in_new
Second man dies following Co Clare crash on Easter Sunday

THE NINETEEN-YEAR-old driver of a car involved in a crash in Co Clare in the early hours of Sunday morning has died in hospital today.

The single-vehicle crash happened at around 4.20am in the Woodstock area of Ennis on Sunday.

An 18-year-old male passenger in the car died when the ...

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25-year-old man died after taking little known synthetic drug in Clare pub

A 25-YEAR old Co Clare man was dead – and a second man had a lucky escape – within hours of the two unknowingly taking a little known synthetic drug at a pub in Miltown Malbay last September.

In the tragedy, taxi-driver, PJ Lysaght was pronounced dead before midnight on September 3rd ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Being treated with chemical pipe cleaner had 'devastating' impact on children

THE EXPERIENCE OF 43 children inadvertently treated with a chemical pipe cleaner at a HSE dental clinic last October was “devastating”, according to a HSE report.

The organisation has apologised for the harm caused to the children and their families after a pipe cleaner called Red ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
HSE paramedic changes plea to guilty over assaulting two female students by putting them in choke hold

HSE PARAMEDIC ANDREW Long today pleaded guilty to assaulting two female first aid students when he placed them in a choke hold five years ago.

The 35-year-old dramatically changed his plea at Ennis Circuit Court just before the State and defence were about to make their closing speeches ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Choke hold that HSE paramedic allegedly put on student nurse 'could have been life-threatening', court hears

THE HEAD OF the country’s Civil Defence College has told a court that the alleged manoeuvre carried out by HSE paramedic Andrew Long on two women at a first-aid course “could have been life-threatening”.

At Ennis Circuit Court today, Principal at the Civil Defence College in Roscrea, ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
'My eyes were burning off my head': Former TD was pepper sprayed after 'refusing arrest', court hears

FORMER LABOUR TD for Clare, Michael McNamara, told a court today that he was “utterly and completely shocked” when pepper sprayed by a garda outside his home in December 2016.

In evidence at Ennis District Court, McNamara (43) said that “my eyes were burning out of my head” after ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Teen jailed after 14-year-old girl coerced into sex over death threats to her mother

A JUDGE HAS jailed an Ennis teenager who disputes warning a 14-year-old girl that he would pull her mother down a lane where she would be found dead if the girl did not have sex with him.

In the case at Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys imposed a 30-month jail term on the 19-year-old ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Teenager dead and two others seriously injured after Clare crash

AN EIGHTEEN YEAR old man is dead and two others are injured after a crash in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí in Clare, said that the single vehicle crash happened around 4.20am in the Woodstock area of Ennis. The teenager was a passenger in the car.

The driver and ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
'Predator' taxi driver jailed for sexual abuse of teen girl

A TAXI DRIVER has been sentenced to four years in jail for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl over a four year period.

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys said that Tom Daly (57) groomed and then sexually abused the girl “for his own sexual gratification” when the female was aged ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Mayo man (49) questioned over alleged rape of 75-year-old woman in Ennis

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a 49-year-old man from Co Mayo to question him about an alleged rape of a 75-year-old woman in Ennis last Thursday.

It is understood that the man lured the woman into his car under false pretences outside Ennis public library which is located opposite a secondary ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Online dating scammer who tricked ‘vulnerable’ woman into giving him €18,950 gets suspended sentence

A JUDGE TOLD smooch.com swindler, Alan Custy that he “is very, very lucky” as the con-man was about to walk free from court.

At Ennis Circuit Court, Judge Gerald Keys made his comment after imposing a suspended three year jail term on Custy for ripping €18,950 off from a vulnerable, ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Cyclist seriously injured in N18 collision

A CYCLIST HAS been seriously injured in a collision on the N18 southbound this evening.

Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene of a collision between a cyclist and a car which occurred between Junction 8 and 9.

The male cyclist was treated at the scene for serious ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Man seriously injured after car hits tree near Ennis

A MAN HAS been seriously injured after the car he was travelling in hit a tree in Co Clare.

Gardaí in Kilrush, Co Clare, are investigating the serious single-vehicle road traffic collision, which took place on the Ennis to Kilrush road N68, approximately six miles from ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Three Clare men appear in court in connection with sexual assault of two teenage girls

THREE YOUNG CO Clare men appeared in court today in relation to 10 alleged sexual offences against two teenage girls.

At Ennis District Court, two of the accused, one aged 19 and the other aged 20 are charged with the rape of a 17 year old girl on December 27th 2016 at a house in Ennis ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
A herd of wild goats that has been roaming around Ennis has a new home

THE HERD OF wild goats that have been roaming free in residential and business areas in Ennis have found a new home – on the other side of the country.

This follows Clare County Council and others organising the transfer of the goats to a farmer in Co Louth.

Member of Clare Co ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Judge orders video footage of child being taken into care be seized over social media fears

A JUDGE HAS directed that footage taken by a mother of the events surrounding her seven month old baby girl being brought into care by the authorities be seized by gardaí.

At the Ennis Family Law Court, Judge Patrick Durcan made the order after a solicitor for Tusla, the Child and Family ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Judge jails 48-year-old homeless man who called priest a 'motherf**ker'

A JUDGE HAS jailed a 48-year-old homeless Polish man after he called a Catholic priest “a motherfucker” outside St Peter and Paul Pro-Cathedral in Ennis last month.

At Ennis District Court, Judge Patrick Durcan jailed Tomasz Hadjuk for two months after stating that Hadjuk had used ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new
Emergency services dealing with chemical incident in Co Clare

Updated Feb 18th 2019, 12:43 PM

EMERGENCY SERVICES IN Co Clare are dealing with a suspected chemical incident at a leisure centre this morning.

The alarm was raised at around 6.30am when the fire service received a call to the River Lodge Health and Fitness centre on the Gort Road ...

2019-07-30 05:37 open_in_new