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Operation Thor Make Three Arrests

gardaThree men, understood to be aged between 17 and 27 years, were arrested on Friday afternoon last, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and are being questioned at three different Garda stations.

The arrests follow a major operation undertaken which involved Gardaí from Co. Limerick and Co. Tipperary.

Some 20 Gardai were involved in the searches of houses and property in the areas of Cappawhite, Bruff and Cappamore; seizing cannabis valued at around €10,000 together with numerous identified stolen goods, including power tools.

The three arrests were made as part of a joint operation involving ‘Operation Thor’; set up in 2015 to actively target organised crime gangs and repeat offenders, through co-ordinated crime prevention and enforcement activity to protect rural communities.

Those arrested are understood to include two individuals from the area of Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary and one from the locality of Bruff, Co. Limerick.


Female Arrested Following Discovery Of Roscrea Body

gardaThe State Pathologist has been notified following the discovery of the body of a male, in his forties, found dead with what is understood to be stab wounds at a house in Co Tipperary in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí have arrested a woman in her mid-forties in relation to the incident, after the body was discovered at a residents at ‘The Maltings’, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, shortly after 2.30am.

The arrested female is being detained at Nenagh Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí in Roscrea were alerted to the incident in the area this morning and attended the scene, where a male suffering apparent stab wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí have preserved the scene and are currently investigating.


Death Announced Of Former Co. Councillor Pauline Coonan


County Councillor Pauline Coonan. (R.I.P.)

It is with deepest regret we inform you that the death has been announced of former North Tipperary County Councillor and community activist Mrs Pauline Coonan, following a long battle with illness, most bravely fought.

Wife of the former Fine Gael TD Mr Noel Coonan, Mrs Coonan herself was extremely well known in political circles and was an innovative campaigner for the Fine Gael political party in North Tipperary.

Mrs Coonan succeeded to her husband’s Council Seat on North Tipperary County Council, during which time she worked diligently and determinedly on behalf of all constituents; accomplishing major achievements over a number of terms, while she representing her official office.

Privately the proprietor of a successful Fashion Accessory, Gift Shop and Jewellers Store at Main Street, Templemore; Mrs Coonan remained profoundly involved in many local and national organisations; taking an exacting interest in work undertaken on behalf of the Chernobyl Children’s Programme and was indeed most central to the achievements of her local community’s programme.

Funeral arrangements for Mrs Coonan will be announced on this site as soon as same details become publicly available.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Thurles Chamber News

Internet UseThurles Chamber President Mr John O’Shaughnessy reports.

Thurles Sarsfields International Festival:

The annual Thurles Sarsfields International Festival will takes place this year (2014) from July 4th to July 12th inclusive.

To this end, a meeting will be held at the Thurles Chamber Enterprise Centre, offices at the LIT Campus on Wednesday March 19th (Tomorrow) at 8.00pm. Here we can discuss how we can best assist the club to help it to be a festival success for the town of Thurles.

All are welcome and a good turnout would really be appreciated.

If you cannot attend please let me know by email info@thurleschamber.ie  or Telephone Catherine at Tel: 0504-49169.

First Aid Refresher – Clonmel:

This is a refresher course for those that have completed the full FETAC First Aid Training course in the last 2 years. It is to refresh your skills and learn about any changes that have been made since your original training.
Date: Thursday March 20th.
Location: Hughes Mills, Old Bridge, Clonmel, Tipperary.
Price: €70.00.
Contact Sabrina on Tel 052 6191103 or email sabrina@clonmelchamber.com

Food Safety Training – Clonmel:

This training enables the caterer to conform to up to date hygiene legislation, including various E.U. Directives and the Irish Standard I.S. 340:2007
Dates: Tues 1st & Thur 2nd April.
Times: 5.45pm – 8.30pm each evening.
Price: €50.00 per person.
Contact Sabrina on Tel 052 6191103 or email sabrina@clonmelchamber.com

ISME Annual Lunch 2014:

The ISME Annual Lunch has become an occasion at which the achievements of the small and medium enterprise sectors are celebrated and the contribution of the sector to the economic and social life of the country is acknowledged.
This year’s Guest Speaker & Recipient of the ISME Medal will be the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD.
Date: The event takes place on Friday May 30th 2014, from 12.30pm -3.00pm.
Venue: Croke Park, Jones Road, Dublin 3.
Fees: €55.00 per Person or €500 for a Table of 10


Commander Chris Hadfield Arrives Back To Earth

Over preceding months here on Thurles.Info we have continued to inform our readers when the International Space Station (ISS) was passing over Ireland

Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, whose beautiful 26 year old daughter, Kristin, presently attends Trinity College, Dublin, has bid farewell to the International Space Station, by making a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity & posting numerous photographs, taken from space, of Ireland, as his successful five-month mission comes to an end.

Commander Hadfield, NASA astronaut Tom Marshburn and Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko boarded their Soyuz capsule and undocked from the station at 7:08 p.m. for a planned landing on the Central Asian steppes of Kazakhstan at 10:31 p.m.

We wish you a safe landing & welcome home Commander.