It is reliably understood that Gardaí today are questioning a 48-year-old male in connection with the theft of some €15,000 from a licensed premises on Parnell Street, here in Thurles.
The theft occurred on the licensed premises of All-Ireland winning Tipperary left corner-forward Mr Lar Corbett.
In a series of understandably angry communications using Twitter, Mr Corbett offered a reward for any information; correctly indicating that similar incidents on a large scale are happening daily across Co. Tipperary. Following the burglary, Mr Corbett offered a €5,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thief or thieves involved.
His earlier appeal, on August 28th last, has lead to the arrest of a man in Cork city yesterday afternoon and the accused has now been transferred to Thurles Garda Station for further questioning.
Persons with any new information on this burglary are being asked to contact Thurles Garda station on Tel: 0504-25100, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111, or indeed any Garda station.
A 47 year old male named as Mr Noel O’Shaughnessy with an address at No 7 Farranferris Park, Farenree, Cork City appeared before a special sitting of Nenagh District Court yesterday. Mr O’Shaughnessy was charged in connection with the break in at a premises on O’Donovan Rossa Street and was remanded on bail with conditions. He is due to appear before Thurles District Court on September 22nd next.