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Hospice Fund Raiser Convicted Of Drug Possession

Cannabis SativaMr William Gleeson, with an address at Lisdoon Cottage, Ballycraggan, Puckane, Co Tipperary, was given a five-month suspended jail sentence at Nenagh District Court yesterday on drug charges.

Mr Gleeson, aged 27 years, was charged with seven counts under the Drugs Trafficking Act, including possession of cannabis, possession of the drug cannabis for sale or supply, together with possession of drug associated paraphernalia including a weighing scales.

Mr Gleeson pleaded guilty to possession of an estimated €900 worth of cannabis, latter discovered by Gardai during the search of a bedroom at his address at Ballycraggan, Puckane, Nenagh, on March 3rd 2015 last. He also pleaded guilty to possession of €230 worth of cannabis for sale or supply, following the search of a car in Nenagh Co. Tipperary on June 26th, 2014. Latter search made by Gardaí who also located a weighing scales during this search.

Mr Gleeson, together with two friends recently announced plans to drive 13,000km to Beijing in China for a friend’s wedding while also raising funds for a children’s hospice and claim they had already secured €3,500.

Judge Elizabeth McGrath fined Mr Gleeson €900 and granted liberty to re enter the suspended sentence should he be found to re-offend over the next two years.

Male Arrested In Connection With Bobby Ryan Murder

garda crestGardaí in Tipperary have arrested a man, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, following their ongoing investigations into the death of Bobby Ryan. Mr Ryan’s body was found in a slurry tank two years ago by a farmer.

It is understood that a male, believed to be in his forties, was arrested this morning and is currently being detained for questioning at Tipperary Garda Station.

The 52 year old Mr Ryan had been classified as a missing person for almost two years before the grim discovery of his remains on April 30th, 2013 last.

Mr Ryan, a father-of-two, during his lifetime had worked as a lorry driver and also as a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”

His final known movements indicate that he had left the home of his partner, M/s Mary Lowry, at Fawnagown, latter situated between Tipperary and Bansha, shortly after 6:00am on the morning he disappeared, back in June 2011.

Stabbing Incident At Thurles Pub

corbettA man, understood to be aged in his early 30’s, was rushed to hospital last night, following a stabbing incident at a local pub premises in Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí were called to this incident, at a normally quiet area of the town, at around 10:00pm last evening, where a man was located suffering from several stab wounds to his head and neck.

The victim was immediately rushed to Clonmel Hospital, where we understand today his condition is not believed to be life threatening and he remains in a stable condition.

Given the double header of Championship Hurling Matches held at Semple Stadium in the town earlier that day, Thurles Gardaí are hopful that some person or persons, attending same, may have witnessed the full circumstances which lead to this vicious assault.

There were no known witnesses to this knife attack, however Gardaí in Thurles have launched a full investigation and are continuing to examine CCTV footage from around the town, as part of their ongoing investigations.

Persons with any information 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.

Tipperary Man Charged With IRA Membership

GardaThree men, named as Mr Seamus McGrane (aged 59), Mr Donal Ó Coisdealbha (aged 23) and Mr Dylan Cahill (aged 22), have been remanded in custody, having appeared before a Saturday sitting of the non-jury Special Criminal Court yesterday.

All three men, together with other serious charges, were accused of holding membership of an unlawful organisation.

One of the above named, Mr Dylan Cahill, with an address at 102 Lower Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, was charged with the membership of an unlawful organisation, latter styling itself the Irish Republican Army (IRA), otherwise Oglaigh na hEireann.

Mr Cahill was also charged with possession of an .380 semi-automatic pistol, together with four rounds of ammunition and two improvised explosive devices, commonly referred to as ‘pipe bombs’, at Sradrine, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, on  May 15th last.

Mr Justice Paul Butler, Judge Alison Lindsay and Judge Flann Brennan, all presiding at the non-jury court, were informed by Detective Garda Mark Benson that he had arrested Mr Cahill at Cluneen, Manorhamilton, Co Leitrim on Friday May 15th last and that the arrested man had made no reply to the charges.

Discussing bail arrangements for the three men before the court, arresting members of the Gardaí stated that they would not be available on Tuesday next, as they would be otherwise heavily engaged, due to the visit by Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla Parker Bowles (Duchess of Cornwall), to Ireland.

Garda Youth Diversion Projects To Be Expanded

garda crestThe Department of Justice has announced an expansion of Garda Youth Diversion Projects to ten new locations around Ireland and will include Nenagh, here in north Co. Tipperary. Half of the new locations named are in Co. Dublin, with two in Kildare and one each in Limerick, Cork and Tipperary .

Garda Youth Diversion Projects are all community based and are targeted to support youth development projects which seek to divert young people away from becoming either involved, or indeed further involved, in anti-social and criminal conduct.

Some €2.8m is to be now allocated from the existing ‘Dormant Accounts Disbursement Scheme’ and 16 additional workers nationally will now be appointed to expand on already existing projects.

The new funding announced today will further support An Garda Síochána in their continuing proactive efforts to work closely with young people; while the funding released will enhance a range of social inclusion measures available to support young people, latter coming to the attention of An Garda Síochána, particularly in areas of economic and social disadvantage, thus deterring young people from involving themselves in criminal activities.

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