It is with sadness we report that a woman has died following a single-vehicle road crash in North Tipperary earlier this afternoon.
The victim has been named as Mrs Therese MacGowan; mother of much loved Mr Shane MacGowan, singer with the renowned band ‘The Pogues’.
Mrs MacGowan, who lived locally and who was aged in her late 80’s, is understood to have struck a wall in the townsland of Ballintogher, close to the village of Silvermines, with a vehicle she was driving, shortly before 3.00pm.
Her body was taken to Limerick University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out on tomorrow Monday.
The road has been closed to facilitate a forensic examination and local diversions are in place.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or those with information to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any garda station.
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