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Fourth Fatality To Occur On Tipperary’s Roads – 2019

In the second fatal road traffic accident to happen in Co. Tipperary this week and the fourth fatality to happen on Tipperary’s roads in 2019; a man believed to be aged in his 50’s has been killed in a two vehicle collision last night.

The collision occurred on the N24 Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir road at approximately 10:40pm, with the driver of one of the vehicles pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the second vehicle (an articulated lorry) was removed to hospital suffering with what were described as minor injuries.

The body of the dead man was removed to South Tipperary General Hospital, where a post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out.

The scene remains closed for a technical examination by Garda forensic collision investigators and diversions have been put in place. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Clonmel Garda Station Tel: 052-6177640.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Waste Of Money By Tipp. Co. Co. Continues.

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions”.

Quote by the character Claudius, in the play “Hamlet”, by poet William Shakespeare, (Act IV Scene V).

On March 28th 2019, we highlighted the continuous failure by Tipperary County Council and the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District Council, both officials and councillors, to fix, once and for all, the simple problem regarding pedestrian crossing lights in Cathedral Street Thurles, and the continued wasting of tax payer’s money. This problem was partially corrected today; well for another few days until another lorry comes along.

Of course, what wasn’t fixed was the very same problem existing on Parnell Street, in the town, where for some days, motor vehicles normally being controlled by a system of pedestrian traffic lights, find that they are being ignored, while customers entering and leaving the back door of Thurles Credit Union are being blinded by red, green and flashing yellow lights.

Yet another repair trip required to further waste money. And no, this isn’t a new problem, but once again, like Cathedral Street, it is a constant recurring problem, time after time, after time.

When Thurles politicians and councillors head up to Dáil Éireann shortly, visiting, we understand, the haunt of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr Richard Bruton; in their effort to save Liberty Square; maybe they could make a full day of it and try to locate the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross. Ask him when are we going to get our long awaited ‘Ring Road / Bypass’. Give him a list of the unfortunate persons who have lost their lives through traffic attempting to traverse 12th century ‘bóithre’, [Literally translated into English – “Cow Paths”. ] Shane Ross is big into saving lives, e.g. Learner drivers, Drivers with a glass of wine consumed, etc.

Councillors and Politicians intending to canvass for upcoming elections, do take note; doorstep conversations are not going to be about An Post moving offices, it will be about the missing and long awaited ‘Ring Road / Bypass’.

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Danger – Pedestrians & Motorists Please Take Note

Persons travelling in a westerly direction on Kickham Street, Thurles, both pedestrians and motorists, are warned to be aware that an ESB street light is swinging dangerously loose overhead.

The swinging lamp is positioned on the roadside opposite No.6 and No.7 Kyle Terrace.

An Garda Síochána have been notified.

Recent high winds are believed to have loosened the lamp portion of the street light from its original standard moorings.

In November of 2015 ‘Storm Barney’ took taken down electricity cables close to the same area, closing down the street to pedestrians and motorists for a short time.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

Cllr. Michéal Lowry Welcomes Regional & Local Road’s Funding

Councillor Michéal Lowry (Templemore / Thurles Municpal District), welcomes funding for the maintenance & improvement of regional & local roads in Co. Tipperary.

Cllr. Michéal Lowry

Cllr. Michéal Lowry has today welcomed the 2019 grant allocations from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport to Tipperary Co. Council, in respect of maintenance and improvement works to be carried out on regional and local roads.

The total grant allocation in 2019 for Tipperary Co. Council is €25,766,721 million.  In particular, Cllr. Lowry welcomed the funding of €75,000, which has been allocated to allow for the construction of a new raised roundabout on Abbey Road, Thurles, at the junction of the entrances to Lidl Supermarket and the Kennedy Park housing estate.

“This current grant allocation is positive news for Tipperary overall and I am  delighted that a key project here in Thurles, which I had particularly requested for inclusion in the 2019 allocation, has received funding,” said Cllr. Lowry.  “Following today’s funding announcement, the construction of this new raised roundabout, on the R-660 at Abbey Road, can now get under way”, Cllr. Lowry concluded.Facebooktwitterlinkedinmail

Roads Department, Tipperary Co. Council Issue Statement

Statement from the Department of Roads at Tipperary County Council.

The Roads Department of Tipperary County Council, wish to inform landowners that it has come to their attention that persons, latter purporting to be agents/contractors, are approaching farmers and other landowners, claiming that the Council has employed them to cut trees/hedges on behalf of the said Council. These rogue agents are also seeking payment for any work undertaken.

Tipperary County Council wish to make it clear to the public that it has absolutely no involvement, whatsoever, with these persons and has not employed their services in any capacity. They further point out that it is up to each individual landowner to arrange to cut their own trees/hedges.

If any member of the public should come across such so called agents, they are asked to report the matter immediately to Gardaí.

Should members of the public wish to receive further clarification on the above, please contact Tipperary County Council at Tel: 0761 06 5000, to discuss the matter further.

Note: All landowners and occupiers of land should note that Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 prohibits the cutting, of hedges and ditches during the period March 1st to August 31st each year; thus ensuring the safety of birds and other wildlife.

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