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Cannabis Plants Seized In Co. Tipperary

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A Garda search warrant was executed shortly before 7:00pm yesterday; on an address at Ballyrichard Road, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

During the search, Gardaí located a polytunnel to the rear of the property which contained an estimated €8,000 of suspected cannabis plants.

The plants seized by uniformed Gardaí from Carrick-on-Suir, assisted by the Clonmel Garda Drugs Unit, will now be sent for further analysis.

Also seized on the property were a hydraulic press; a number of extractor fans and other paraphernalia, normally associated with drug production.

To date, no arrests have been made but investigating Gardaí are understood to be following a definite line of enquiry.


Back To Work Safely Protocol.

Guidance On Compliance For Thurles & Tipperary Small Businesses

Liberty Square, Thurles.

As part of Phase 1 of Ireland’s roadmap for re-opening, many small businesses are returning to work.

To help prevent the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace, the “Return to Work Safely Protocol” has been designed and issued. (Visit HERE.)

This “Return to Work Safely Protocol”, is the result of a collaborative effort by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA); the Health Services Executive (HSE); the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation.

In order to comply fully with the COVID-19 related public health protection measures identified as necessary by the HSE; the Protocol should be used by all workplaces.

Employers, small businesses owners and managers will need to adapt procedures and practices as outlined by this protocol. Please note also, that workplaces may be the subject of inspection and the compliance of small businesses will be assessed.

To help employers, small business owners and managers to implement the protocol, two templates and seven checklists have been made available by the HSA. (Visit HERE.)


Return to Work Form.
COVID-19 Response Plan.

Employer Checklists:

Checklist 1: Planning and Preparing.
Checklist 2: Control Measures to Prevent Infection.
Checklist 3: COVID-19 Induction.
Checklist 4: Dealing with a Suspected Case of COVD-19.
Checklist 5: Cleaning and Disinfection.

Employee Checklist:

Checklist 6: Workers.

Worker Representative(s) Checklist:

Checklist 7: Worker Representative(s) Checklist.

Live Ammunition Located – Hidden In Tipperary Woodland

Photo courtesy Garda Press Office.

Gardaí, here in Co. Tipperary, on last Saturday, seized in excess of 1,300 rounds of live ammunition, which were located hidden in a wood in the county.

The ammunition, wrapped in plastic covering, was located by a member of the public, latter out social exercising in the Bishop’s Wood (Irish: Coill an Easpaig) area of Dundrum village, Co. Tipperary; latter just 24 km (25 min. drive) from Thurles town. The area of the find is also close to an International Scouting centre, near the Tipperary village.

Gardaí were immediately alerted and a technical examination and search of the scene and surrounding area was carried out, to no further avail.

The total wrapped consignment contained three packages each in turn containing different calibres of ammunition, and have now been forwarded for technical analysis by Garda ballistics experts.

To date, no arrests have been made and the investigation remains ongoing.

The Garda believe the ammunition may have remained concealed in the Dundrum wood for some period of time, and indeed may date from the an earlier period in our troubled history; hidden by a then partially active IRA unit.


Third Drugs Seizure In Tipperary Within 3 Days

A male, understood to be aged in his 40s, was arrested yesterday; and has appeared court this morning, charged with a drugs offence.

The arrest and charge followed the seizure of €13,500 worth of suspected cannabis herb, here in North Co. Tipperary.

Just before 9:00pm last evening, Gardaí from Newport Garda Station, latter on Covid-19 patrol in the Shanbally area of Birdhill, spotted a lone parked car in a car park.

Following discussions with the driver; Gardaí carried out a search of the vehicle and located €13,500 of what is understood to be cannabis herb.

This is the third such drug seizure here in the Premier County by Gardaí since last Monday.
For further details VIEW HERE and VIEW HERE


Drugs Valued €60,000 Seized In Thurles Postal District

Gardaí have been busy over the past two days continuing to remove the curse of drug addiction from our towns and villages.

Yesterday, May 11th; as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the villages of Mullinahone, Drangan and Ballingarry (South Riding) areas near Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Gardaí from the Clonmel District Drugs Unit have seized some €60,000 of suspected Cocaine (pending further analysis), at, as yet, an undisclosed outdoor location, between the villages of Mullinahone and Ballingarry (SR).

As part of this ungoing investigation a follow-up search was further carried out at a building in Drangan Village this afternoon. During this search Gardaí seized a weighing scales, a vacuum packing machine, bags and other identified drug paraphernalia.

A man, aged in his 50’s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained for questioning at Clonmel Garda Station.

This follows a Garda raid, also yesterday, on a grow house in North Tipperary which yeilded cannabis valued €50,000.