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Tipperary Man Struck By Pole Passes Away.

A male pedestrian, aged in his early 50’s, who was removed from the scene of an accident in Clonmel yesterday and taken to the South Tipperary Hospital, has sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí in Clonmel, Co Tipperary are continuing to investigate the now fatal accident, which occurred at Gladstone Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary at approximately 3:00pm yesterday afternoon.

The car driver, understood to be a woman in her early 70’s, collided with a pole on the street, which then in turn struck a male pedestrian.

While the street and roadway have both been fully reopened and Garda Collision Investigators have finished their investigations; Gardaí continue to appeal to any person who may have witnessed the incident or who can in any way assist them, to contact Clonmel Garda Station on Tel: 052 617 7640; the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.


Woman Dead Following Thurles Vehicle collision

A female in her mid 60’s has died following a vehicle collision at Bouladuff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The collision, which happened between a car and a truck, is understood to have occurred at around 2.30am.

The body removed from the car was brought to University Hospital Limerick, where a post mortem is due to take place. The driver of the truck, a man in his mid-40’s, thankfully was not injured.

Garda Collision Investigators at the scene closed the road and diversions remain in place.

Gardaí are now appealing to any person who may have travelled on the route or who can assist them regarding their investigation; to contact Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station on Tel: 0504 – 25100, the Garda Confidential Tel. Line 18000 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Substantial Cocaine & Cannabis Find In Kilcommon Area

Yesterday, (14/08/2019), a male in his 30’s was arrested by Gardaí after they discovered cannabis herb worth €40,000 and cocaine worth €70,000, in a motor vehicle driven by the accused.

Following a search, the arrest took place on the R503 close to the Limerick border, in the vicinity of Garracummer, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The arrested man remains detained at Tipperary Town Garda Station; held there under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

Further investigations are continuing into the incident.


There Remains A Moral In Every Tale

Cloontyprocklis Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

The madam, Ms Aurora Murphy, opened the local celebrity bordello door on Cloontyprocklis Street, Thurles, to find a rather well-dressed man, aged possibly in his early forties, standing on the granite doorstep, outside.

“May I help you sir?” asked Ms Aurora.

“I would like to see Ms Felicity Ryan”, this well-dressed caller replied.

As locals and regular visitors to Cloontyprocklis Street will be aware, Ms Aurora Murphy, as was her usual habit, first slowly scanned twice both sides of the Cul de Sac, anticipating a possible raid from the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), before, with some hesitation, she informed the visitor in low tones, “Sir, do be aware that Ms Felicity is one of our more expensive commodities. Perhaps you would prefer something a little cheaper perhaps”

“No, I would like to see Ms Felicity Ryan,” he replied.

Just then Felicity appeared from behind a screen and announced to the man that, because of her fear of Boris Johnston’s attitude with regards to next October’s Brexit deal, she accepted only Euro currency in advance; €5,000 per visit, including value added tax (VAT).

Without hesitation, the man counted out five thousand Euro and gave it to Ms Felicity, before accompanying her upstairs.

One hour later he was gone, but not for long. The following evening, this same well-dressed man was back, and once more demanding to visit with Ms Felicity Ryan.

The Madam, Ms Aurora Murphy, explained that no one had ever come back two nights in a row to visit Ms Felicity Ryan, for no other reason other than she was so expensive, and any hope of a discount would not even be remotely entertained. The price would remain and stand firmly at €5,000 Euro per visit, including VAT.

Again, the man, without hesitation, pulled out 10 crisp notes in denominations of €500, and handed them to Ms Felicity Ryan, before ascending the stairs. One hour later a smiling client had again departed, but again not for long.

The following evening the man was surprisingly back yet again. Every one of the girls employed at the house were astounded that he had come back for a third consecutive night. They arrived at the conclusion that he probably was either a Member of the European Parliament (MEP); a Teachta Dála (TD) or a Banker; with some even suggesting that he could be an Irish Water executive. Once again, without a word, he paid Ms Felicity in full and in advance, before again ascending the carpeted staircase.

Later, just before he left and as he enjoyed a quick snort of cocaine through a rolled €50 Euro note; Ms Felicity Ryan decided to indirectly question the man, “No one has ever been with me three nights in a row”, she smiled, “Where do you hail from may I ask?”

” I’m from Marino, Co. Dublin”, the man replied.

“Really”, said Ms Felicity, her eyebrows raised, “What a coincidence, I believe I have a family member whom I haven’t visited recently, still living in Marino, Co. Dublin”.

“Sure, I know that”, the well-dressed man replied, “I am a solicitor and handle the affairs of your now deceased unmarried sister. It was she in fact, before her death, who asked me to deliver your €15,000 inheritance, preferably in person.”

The Moral of This Story:

It is not just death and taxes that remain a certainty in one’s lifetime, but also the possibility of being screwed by a Solicitor.


Cleared Of Tipperary Murder But Guilty Of Manslaughter

Latvian Woman Found Guilty of Manslaughter of Lithuanian Native.

A mother-of-two who claimed her violent, alcoholic boyfriend had constantly made her life a living hell, has been jailed for four years, having been cleared of murder, but found guilty of his manslaughter, at ‘The Malthouse’, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, on November 20th, 2016 last.

At the Central Criminal Court today, Mr Justice Alexander Owens said the mother-of-two, Ms Inga Ozolina, aged 48 and originally from Latvia, regretted that her former partner, Mr Audrius Pukas a Lithuanian native aged 40, had died but she failed to accept total responsibility for his death.

Mr Justice Owens stated that it was indeed pertinent that the accused woman had been previously beaten and treated roughly, however Ms Ozolina had herself lost her self-control on the night, resulting in the death of Mr Pukas, following a stab wound administered to his chest area.

Ms Ozolina’s defence team had, during the trial in late May last, submitted that she was possibly under deadly attack at the time and had already previously obtained two safety orders against him; same which had both lapsed at the time of his death.

Ms Ozolina had pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Pukas on November 20th, 2016 last.