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Thurles – Definition Of Urban Decay

It ceases to amaze me how businesses are expected to trade successfully and still continue to pay their Rates, when surrounded by ruinous, neglected and unsightly derelict structures, as is the case in fact, in the areas of Westgate, Wolfe Tone Place, Friar Street and Croke Street, Thurles.

Tipperary County Council, to be fair and in order to improve the street-scape and public demesne of Thurles, and indeed any other town in the county, offered generous supports in recent years, to property owners to improve and enhance properties and public areas. They widely advertised this year, offering; if applied for before June 1st, 2018, up to 50% of the approved cost of any works undertaken, subject to a maximum of €500.00.

Many availed of this grant, but many sadly did not grab a paint brush.

Definition Of Dereliction
(A) Structures / buildings which are accepted as being in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition.
(B) Neglected, unsightly or objectionable sites/ land which may or may not contain a structure thereon.
(C) Sites with a presence of unsightly litter, rubbish, debris or other waste deposits or collection.

Under the Derelict Sites Act 1990, Tipperary Local Authority can serve an order on any building requiring its owner to undertake the necessary work to refurbish or to demolish, especially if it is determined to be a safety issue. In the event of non-compliance with the Local Authority, an annual levy of 3% of the estimated market value of the property can be levied against the owner of the property; latter owner quickly identified through a Land Registry Folio.

The Local Authority must, however, first write to the identified owner informing them of their intention to place the identified property on their Derelict Sites Register; together with a report stating the necessary upgrading needed to raise the offending building/ land to a required standard; thus forcing owners to clean up their vacant sites/ buildings and/or dangerous structures.

Derelict Sites Register
Each Local Authority must keep a register of all derelict sites in their area, with same containing the location of every derelict site; the name; the address, together with full details of any/all action taken by the Local Authority regarding the identified property. If property is owned or occupied by a Local Authority itself, the register must contain details of what the local authority intend to do with the property. The register must give details of the current market value of every site listed. Owner do have the right to appeal the valuation to the Valuation Tribunal within 28 days of receiving the notice.
A Derelict Sites Register must be made available for public inspection.

Compulsory Purchase
Local Authority can recover the cost of essential work deemed necessary on any derelict site from its owner. The local authority can buy the derelict site, either by owner agreement or by compulsory purchase. Any proposed compulsory purchase must be advertised in the local newspaper and a notice sent to the owner or occupier of the land. In the case of an objection, the Local authority cannot buy the land without the consent of An Bord Pleanála.

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Suspect In Fatal Tipperary Man’s Death Escapes Abroad

Gardaí investigating the murder of Tipperary man, 24-year-old Mr Conor Quinn; latter fatally stabbed in Mallow town centre last Thursday evening, now believe that the suspect in the case may have fled the Irish State.

Gardaí had been searching for a 21-year-old local man; appealing to him to contact them and present himself at the local Garda Station. However it is now understood that he has left the State; with assistance, despite airports and ports being alerted of this posibility. A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, as Gardaí interact with Interpol in their efforts to trace his present whereabouts.

Gardaí have since secured CCTV footage of the fatal assault last Thursday, which shows Mr Quinn pulling up in a car on Bridge Street, before being fatally stabbed, leaving the suspect to flee on foot.

Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margot Bolster found that Mr Quinn had died from a single star wound to his stomach.

Mr Quinn grew up here in Springhouse, Kilshane, Co. Tipperary and went to school in Tipperary Town. His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving parents Teresa and Paul; brother Anthony; sister Sinead; partner Stephanie; grandparents; uncles; aunts; cousins; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Quinn will lie in repose at D. Whelan’s Funeral Home, No.1 Bansha Road, Knockanrawley, Co. Tipperary, [E34 V611], on this evening, Wednesday, 18th July, from 5.30pm to 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Thursday morning in St. Michael’s Church, Tipperary Town at 10.30am, with interment taking place immediately afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Fourth Major Fish Kill In North Tipperary In Seven Weeks

It is not by accident that Thurles.Info have been raising environmental issues and concerns regarding important and desirable biodiversity; while highlighting the failure by this present minority Fine Gael government, supported by Fianna Fáil, to protect the quality food producers and the employment they support, here in Co. Tipperary.

The Ollatrim River rises in North Co. Tipperary and flows through the Townland of Ollatrim, joining the Ballinaboy River and Nenagh River east of the town of Nenagh.

Together all flow into Lough Derg, just north of the picturesque village of Dromineer. Indeed a short section of this river indicates the perimeter between Co. Tipperary and our near neighbours, Co. Offaly.

It took eight days for Officers from Inland Fisheries Ireland to notify the public that an investigation has now begun after some 15,000 fish were killed in the above named Ollatrim River. Officers had attended the scene near Ballymackey, Nenagh on Monday 9th July last, having been alerted to a major fish kill.

Inland Fisheries Officers estimate that some 10,500 Lamprey (Latter a protected species), 1,400 Brown Trout, 805 Stoneloach, 1,820 Minnow, 70 Salmon, 70 Crayfish and 84 Stickleback were numbered in this extermination.

Inland Fisheries confirm that this is the largest kill of Lamprey in recent years and now believe it may take some years for stock numbers to at least partially recover.

Herbicide or pesticide or some other Agricultural chemical is understood to have caused this major fish kill. This latest incident will be investigated but no findings will be made public.

Fourth Major Fish Kill In North Tipperary In Less Than Eight Weeks

Not including the current Crayfish Plague, this latest major fish kill in North Tipperary rivers comes to four since late May last. During that monnth, over 100 trout and juvenile salmon stocks died, when a greyish coloured foul smelling substance entered the Mill River in Ballina. In early June we learned of yet another fish kill on the Ballintotty River, which left the entire trout and salmon population wiped out along a stretch of the river. Then another incident, which occurred at Ballycrinode, Ballinalough, when supposedly slurry accidentally spilled into the river.

Nothing accidentally spills into our Rivers. Accidents do not happen they are caused and offenders must be seen to be prosecuted.

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Death Of Mick Gooney, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with a great personal sadness that I learned of the death today, Monday 16th July 2018, of Mr Michael (Mick) Gooney, Childers Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Gooney passed away peacefully, after a long illness, while in the wonderful care of the Staff of St Theresa’s Nursing Home, Lognafulla, Dublin Rd, Thurles.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Elizabeth; sons Tom and James; daughters Liz, Noreen and Anna; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; brothers; sisters; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; nephews; nieces; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Gooney will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Tuesday 17th July, from 4.30pm to 6.30pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bóthar na Naomh, Thurles at 7.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday 18th July at 10.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Resident’s Fund’s St Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Alice Byrne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with a great personal sadness that I learned of the death, on Sunday 15th July 2018, of Mrs Alice Byrne (née Ryan), Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Byrne passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, while in the wonderful care of the Staff of the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her husband John; son Shane; daughter Emma; grandchildren Elle and Edward; son-in-law James; nephews; nieces; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Byrne will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Tuesday 17th July, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday 18th July, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Hospice Homecare Team.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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