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Drug Dealer In Tipperary Arrested

Gardaí continue their war on drugs and those dealing in illegal substances, here in Co. Tipperary.

Cahir District Drugs Unit arrested a drug dealer in Cahir town on Friday evening. Latter was found to be in possession of Cannabis to the value of approx €1,500 and carrying over €2,500 in cash.

We understand the male attempted to evade Gardaí, before being finally arrested. The cash, a mobile phone and cannabis herb were recovered and further investigations are now ongoing.


Gardaí Seek Help Following Death Of Thurles Man

As we reported yesterday; a Thurles man has sadly died following a disturbance at the Chapelfield housing estate in Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny.

A short time earlier the victim had been involved in an incident at the An Grianan estate in Killenaule, Co Tipperary, where he had suffered a significant injury to his arm.

An Grianán Estate, Sráid Na hAbhann, Castlequarter, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary

Following treatment, he later was found by Gardai on the M8 near Junction No.6 at the Horse and Jockey, in the early hours of Monday morning.

Gardaí removed the man from the motorway and brought him to a home in the Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford, Co Kilkenny, at around 1:00am.

Officers rushed back to the area at around 1.50am on Monday morning, having receiving a report of yet another incident in the estate. The victim was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny, where sadly he later passed away.

As the man was in custody prior to passing away, Gardai are continuing to investigate both incidents and the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have now launched a separate investigation into his unfortunate death.

Officers at Thurles Garda Station have launched a major witness appeal following both incidents, and are looking for help from any person who may have been in the An Grianan area of Killenaule, Co Tipperary on the afternoon of Sunday July 26th, 2020. Gardaí are also particularly anxious to speak to any person who may have attended at the house with the man and his friends over the course of the afternoon.
They are also anxious to speak to any person who may have seen a lone male on the M8 Motorway in the vicinity of the Horse and Jockey on the Northbound carriageway, between 12.00am and 12.45am on the morning of Monday July 27th, 2020, or who were in the vicinity of Chapelfield Estate in Urlingford on or between 1.00am and 3.30am, on the same morning (July 27th 2020).

Witnesses are asked to please contact Thurles Garda Station Tel: 0504 25100 or the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.


Gardaí Investigate Death Of Man Following Altercations In Killenaule & Urlingford

Gardaí are investigating the loss of life of a man believed to be in his 20’s, following a number of altercations, first in Co. Tipperary and later in Co. Kilkenny on Sunday last, (July 26th).

It’s understood the young man, a Thurles native, was injured in an incident in Killenaule, Co. Tipperary, on Sunday, before being brought to hospital by ambulance.

He was later found on the motorway in Urlingford Co. Kilkenny. Gardaí state that they brought the man to a house in the Chapelfield estate area in Urlingford, for his personal safety.

Following a further disturbance at this house in Urlingford, he was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, Co. Kilkenny, where sadly he died from injuries.

We understand that a forensic examination has since been carried out at a house in the Chapelfield estate, while door to door enquiries have also taken place in this area.

Gardaí state that the matter remains under investigation.


Cannabis Plants Seized In Tipperary

Cannabis Sativa

Yesterday, Gardaí seized cannabis plants valued in the region of €5,000 in Carrig-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

At approximately 6.00pm, Detectives from Carrick-on-Suir, with the assistance of local Gardaí and the Tipperary District Drugs Unit, executed search warrants at two properties in the Ahenny area of South Tipperary.
During the first search, Gardaí recovered a number of mature cannabis plants from a sophisticated cannabis grow house inside the property. The grow house contained lights, fans, heaters and an irrigation system.

At the second search area Gardaí seized cannabis plants that were growing outdoors at the rear of the property.

No arrests, to date, have been made, but investigating officers are following a definite line of enquiry.

Of course, from a history point of view, the small village and townland of Ahenny, in County Tipperary, is notable not just for its megalithic tombs, but also for its ancient Irish “high” crosses, latter amongst the earliest examples of Celtic “high” crosses to be found in Ireland. (Now you know why they are called “high” crosses. Pardon the pun.)


War On Drug Dealers In Tipperary Continues.

As part of the continuous war on illegal drugs and those selling misery for personal gain; two men were arrested by Gardaí in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, yesterday afternoon, (14th July 2020) .

They were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into a drugs distribution network, located here in the south Tipperary region.

Items seized included illegal drugs and offensive weapons.

Yesterday at approximately 2.30pm, Gardaí from Clonmel Garda Station assisted by the Regional Dog Unit, Henry Street, carried out a search at an address in Clonmel.

During the course of this operation, Gardaí recovered cocaine and cannabis with an estimated street value of €18,500 along with €980 in cash, a weighing scales, mobile phones and a number of offensive weapons, including a stun gun.

The two men arrested were aged in their 30’s and remain currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Clonmel Garda Station.

Those arrested can be held for up to seven days as investigations continue.