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Major Drugs Seizure Targeting Sale Of Drugs In Tipperary

As part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs within the Tipperary Garda Division, a vehicle was stopped and searched by Gardaí near Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, at approximately 8.20pm last night (16th August 2018).

During this search a quantity of drugs (suspected cocaine pending analysis) with an estimated street value of €50,000, was seized.

Two men aged between 30 and 50 years, were both arrested at the scene and are currently being detained here at Thurles Garda Station.

Both men are being held under the provisions of Section 2, Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 as amended. [Powers under Section 2. – Where a member of an Garda Síochána force arrests, without warrant, a person whom he or she, with reasonable cause, whom they suspect of having committed a drug trafficking offence.]

Gardaí are conducting searches in a number of houses in Co. Tipperary, including a number of premises in the Killenaule area, as part of their ongoing drugs investigations.


Tipperary Gardaí Search For Serial Masked Raider

Gardaí in Cashel are searching for, what they believe is, a ‘serial masked raider’, who once again has threatened staff at a late night service station.

The incident occurred at 10.10pm precisely, on Saturday night last August 11th 2018, when a balaclava-clad gunman detained, at gun point, workers at a service station at Cashel Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. The raider grabbed what is believed to be more than €1,000 in cash, before leaving through the back door of the filling station.

Gardaí, examining the scene later, recovered an imitation firearm and a balaclava and believe that this ‘masked episode’ was similar to an identical raid carried out in this area in more recent months.

No staff member was injured in the incident and Gardaí at Cashel are now requesting that anyone who may have information, should contact them on Tel: 062 75840.


Thurles Residents Receiving ‘Scam’ Telephone Calls

Numerous Thurles individuals have received ‘Scam’ telephone calls today, appearing to emanate from a telephone number – 0015192537793.

The caller from this 0015192537793 number tries to convince recipients that they are about to receive a new Bankers Card. This particular Pakistan male scum-bag, who phoned my home 3 times today, is a particularly arrogant individual, insisting that he genuinely is an A.I.B. bank official.

Since I don’t do business with the aforementioned bank, he was easy to ‘play along’, and is presently trying to access my bank via an access code obtained from an old Advantage Card.

This is the very same ‘Voice Phishing’ or ‘Vishing’ scam being perpetrated that we have warned you about on numerous occasions in the past.

Please everyone, do keep in mind that no truly genuine person or business representative, from any financial business organisation or the Public Service will ever call and seek personal, private details or any other data, either over the phone or by email contact.

Do warn elderly parents and friends about this scam, as already many people have lost thousands of Euro’s after being asked to provide privileged data.


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.


Tipperary Man Stabbed To Death

An investigation is under way following the stabbing to death of a man believed to be from Kilshane, Tipperary town, Co. Tipperary.

The 24-year-old male is understood to have become involved in an altercation with at least one other male, during which he received his wounds, at Bridge Street, Mallow, Co. Cork at around 8.30pm last night.

Named locally as Mr Conor Quinn, the victim was treated by paramedics at the scene, before being taken to Cork University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The motive for the altercation remains unclear but investigators are examining the possibility that it may have followed on from an argument earlier in the day at a horse fair in Buttevant, Co. Cork.

The scene was preserved for a time following the incident to allow for a technical examination. Local speculation would indicate that his attacker may have been from the Mallow area.

Gardaí are now appealing for witnesses or for anyone with information to contact Mallow Garda Station Tel: (022) 31450, the Garda Confidential Telephone Line Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any garda station.