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Missing teenager believed to be armed

A 19-year-old, believed to be armed with a gun, has gone missing from his home in Ennis. The teenager’s worried family are appealing for him to come home. Jack Dinan has been missing since Tuesday morning and gardai in Ennis are asking for the public’s help in finding him. Gardai have advised that members of the public should not approach him, but instead that they should contact the gardai if they see him. He was last seen at his home on Considine Road in Ennis at approximately 10am on Tuesday. He is 6ft tall, slim build with black hair. He wears a tooth brace on his upper teeth. Jack may have been wearing a grey hoodie top, grey spot camouflaged jacket when he left home. He may be in possession of a green rucksack. According to a spokesperson for the gardai, “Jack’s family are urging him to contact home.” The spokesperson continued, “Jack is believed to be armed and the …

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Ennis shop hit by third robbery in 12 years

AN Ennis businessman has spoken of his “terrifying ordeal” after he was subjected to an alleged armed robbery on Wednesday afternoon, the third break-in in 12 years. Stephen Coote said a man wearing a Hallowe’en mask and dark clothing entered his shop on the Kilrush Road and held a “small black gun” up to his face. Coote’s shop is a well-known landmark in the town and is a stop-off point for people travelling to West Clare. Mr Coote’s mother, Mary, was also working in the shop at the time, when the suspect demanded money on Wednesday. He said Mary has been present for a number of break-ins, including a very serious incident, when she was left with a broken arm after a vicious assault. “He walked me halfway up the shop and started shouting at Mam, who said that she couldn’t open the till. He held the gun up to my face. I pressed the panic button as I was …

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Gardaí investigate Ennis burglaries

Gardaí in Ennis are continuing with their investigations into a number of burglaries in the town during the past week. At around 4am last Thursday morning, a hooded man was seeing trying the windows of houses in Ivy Hill on the Gort Road. This person was then seen inside an adjoining apartment of a house, was disturbed and fled the scene on foot. Gardai say the man wore a grey hooded top and was a small man approximately 5’2” or 5’3” in height and had a sallow complexion. On the same day , at around 1.45am, a house in Glenina on the Gort Road was entered through the patio door. Items stolen included a red “Hello Kitty” purse, a purple HP notebook and a silver Packard Bell laptop. Between 12.30am and 2.30am last Sunday, a shed was broken into which was adjoining a house in Radharc na Locha. Items stolen in the burglary included a red Marugana hedge trimmer, a green Florabest chainsaw, a yellow 300 Karcher power washer, a red strimmer and two wind deflectors from a Ford Galaxy car which was parked at the rear. Two  burglaries were also committed in the Ard Aoibhinn estate on the Limerick Road and Springfield estate, near St. Flannan’s college. A man was arrested for these crimes and is helping the Gardai with their enquiries.

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Gardaí treat fire as ‘suspicious’

Gardaí are treating as suspicious a fire at a Traveller accommodation site at Knockanean, on the outskirts of Ennis, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Emergency services were alerted to the fire just off Junction 13 of the M18 motorway at around 4am. Fire tenders, an ambulance and the gardaí attended the scene. The house, which was unoccupied at the time, was engulfed in flames. Gardaí say they’re treating the fire as suspicious and are awaiting results of a forensic examination before determining the course of their investigation. Anyone with information on the incident or who may have been in the Tulla Road area around 4am on Sunday morning tare asked to contact the bgardai at Ennis on 065 684 8100.

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Ennis gardai step up a gear for IBTS

THEY provide the sweat and gears – but it is up to you to provide the blood. Over five days from May 12 to May 16, a group of around 20 garda including Sergeant John Ryan and Chief Superintendent John Kerin, Ennis Garda Station will undertake a gruelling 1,000-kilometre cycle that will bring them to each one of the 26 counties. The Garda Blood4Life 2014 Cycle is a novel charity event. It’s not a fundraiser, instead, it aims to recruit blood donors and to raise awareness about the importance of blood donation in communities in every county. People are asked to pledge a unit of blood on the IBTS website www.giveblood.ie or call 021-4807400. Better still, attend a local clinic and turn your pledge into a donation. Last year, many of those who pledged a unit of blood, have since returned to give second and third donations.

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