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Boy racers and drunks in spotlight at Clare JPC

CONCERN has been aired by a local councillor about incidents of anti-social behaviour in Ennis, writes Dan Danaher.

Councillor Mary Howard expressed concern at a recent Joint Policing Committee about boy racers operating near Shiels’ Garage following a number of complaints from people who are working early in the morning.

“Cars are being revved up in the car park and a lot of noise is being made with handbrake turns. Some people want to sleep at night but they can’t because boy racers are gathering at night time,” she said.

She also raised concern about a complaint from a woman who was trying to park near Ennis Cathedral but was intimidated by drunk people in the vicinity of the parking ticket machine.

This prompted the woman to return to her car and drive away to find another parking spot in the town.

“These people are picking awkward spots to hang around in Ennis. People are frightened when they come upon them, particularly when they are drinking,” Councillor Howard explained.

Chief Superintendent Seán Colleran said the gardaí would take on board the issues around boy racers and the people who were causing a nuisance to others near Ennis Cathedral.

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