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‘Hit’ On Imprisoned Tipperary Raider

CorcoranA member of the ruthless Dublin gang, who viciously attacked the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran, at Burnchurch, Killenaule, South Tipperary; the former armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a handgun and a machete, has himself been assaulted in prison.

Mr Donal O’Hara, aged 24, had 19 previous convictions before being jailed for five years. The combined involved criminal gang in this case, who had more than 300 combined convictions, were imprisoned for a total of 72 years, back in October 2015.

In a recent prison attack, Mr O’Hara, is understood to have had the tendons in his arm severed, while being beaten with metal poles. Same violent attack is understood to have been carried out in retaliation for an attack on an unnamed female. From investigations carried out by the authorities; it is believed that the attack was instigated by some of Mr O’Hara’s former associates, who are believed to have initiated a “€5,000 hit” on Mr O’Hara.

Mr Donal O’Hara then aged 21, with an address at Glin Park, Coolock, Dublin 17; together with Mr Dean Byrne aged 21 of Cabra Park, Dublin 7, Mr Patrick Gately, aged 26 of Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17; Mr John Joyce aged 19, of The Donaghies, Donaghmede, Dublin; Mr Patrick Joyce aged 21, of Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods, Dublin 9;  Mr Thomas Flynn aged 19, of Moatview Avenue, Coolock, Dublin 17 and Mr Michael McDonagh aged 22, of Tara Lawns, Belcamp Lane, Coolock, Dublin 17; sought cash and valuables when they burst into the Corcoran family’s home on November 21st 2013; threatening to kill their three young kids, aged eight, six and two.

A quick thinking Mrs Corcoran managed to dial 999, and leave her mobile phone switched on for some seven minutes, thus allowing Gardaí to eavesdrop on what was happening, as this crime progressed. During the incident Mr Corcoran was brutally assaulted and suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose.

Mr O’Hara has now been placed under protective custody while in prison.


Thurles – Real Back To School Bargain

pencilsParents, Teachers – Note Bargain of the Week.

‘Crayola Twistable Pencils’ have become increasingly popular with children; also their parents and teachers, in recent years.

No more pencil sharpening and associated mess; you simply twist the top and continue to colour. The only disadvantage however has been the associated price tag, with a set of tenCrayola Twistable Pencils‘ typically retailing at €3.99; both online and in the shops.

However, this week in Tesco Thurles, ‘Crayola Twistable Pencils’ are on sale (while stocks last), for the incredible low price of just €1.29 per pack of 10. That’s cheaper than their no-brand equivalent!

A Real Back to School Bargain Folks!


Death Of Mary Hayes, Littleton, Thurles, Tipp

deathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 27th August 2016, of Mrs Mary Hayes (née Grant), 19 Church View, Littleton, Co. Tipperary and Ballingarry (NR), Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Neddy, the passing of Mrs Hayes is most deeply regretted by her loving son John; her sister Josie Brennan; her sisters in law; brothers in law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Hayes will repose at Hugh Ryans, Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Sunday, 28th August, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Church of Our Lady and St Kevin Church, Littleton at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday, 29th August at 11.30am, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Fire-Fighter Wanted For Thurles Fire Brigade

Fire At Thurles Bus Depot - Photo: Brian Corbett

Applications are currently being invited by Tipperary County Council for the post of a ‘Part Time Fire-Fighter’ with Thurles Fire Brigade.

Note, a panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of this panel, will be filled.

Possible annual financial income relating to this part-time position is estimated on average to be approx €22,000, and depending on the number of applications received, a short listing of candidates will be formed, same based on the information supplied on all / any forwarded application forms.

Application Forms and further particulars are available HERE and also from the Customer Services Desk or by Email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

NOTE: All Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 pm on Friday, 9th September 2016, with the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.


Death Of John Lyons, Butler Avenue, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death on Thursday 25th August 2016, of Mr John Lyons, No 1, Butler Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mr Lyons passed away peacefully at his home, while in the loving care of his wife and family. His passing will be sadly missed by his loving wife Anna; daughters Breide, Anne, Frances, Cathy, Angela and Therese; sons Conor and John; special friend Eddie Ryan; his grandchildren; great grandchildren; daughter-in-law; sons-in-law; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; relatives and a close circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Lyons will repose at his home on today, Saturday, from 3.00pm to 8.00pm.

Removal will take place on Sunday morning to the Cathedral of The Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles. Requiem Mass will be held at 12.00 noon, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to North Tipperary Hospice or Milford Care Centre.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.