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Win A Set Of Bridgestone Tyres In Clonmel Or Thurles

Your chance to win a set of Bridgestone Tyres courtesy of Lyons Tyre Services, latter situated at Cashel Rd. in Clonmel or at Slievenamon Rd. here in Thurles, over the next 10 days only.


Reminder to all Vehicle Owners – National Road Safety Week begins next week – 5th to 11th October.

To promote tyre safety, Lyons Tyre Services are offering a free set of Bridgestone Tyres to the winner of a draw, which will take place on Tipp FM Radio next Monday week – 13th of October 2015.

Note: Here, at both service depots, all entrants can also avail of a free tyre safety check upon entry into this worthwhile competition.

As our Irish winter fast approaches, keeping our vehicles tyres in a roadworthy condition is especially important.  To this end; Lyons Tyre Depots are supporting this year’s ‘National Road Safety Week‘ with this hugely generous offer, while also highlighting the certain risks motorists very often undertake when driving with dangerous tyres on their vehicles.

How Can You Enter
To enter this competition you simply have to fill out an entry form at any Lyons Tyre Services depot; either at their premises on Cashel Rd, Clonmel or on Slievenamon Rd, Thurles. So if your National Car Test (NCT) just happens to be pencilled in on your calendar under ‘things to do’ in the coming weeks, do take full advantage of this very generous free safety check offer.

Remember also of course that Lyons Tyre Services are always a ‘one stop shop’ for the sales and fitting of:- Wipers, Brakes, Batteries, Alloy Wheels and are the market leaders in Headlight Focusing, Wheel Alignment and Alloy Wheel Repairs.

Note Opening Hours: All above mentioned Lyons Tyre Service depots open each day, MondayFriday from 9.00am6.00pm and each Saturday from 9.00am3.00pm.

Contact Details: Telephone (0504) 21233 or E-Mail

Facilities: On-site customer facilities include: Handicapped access, Comfortable Waiting Area, Children’s Corner, Toilet.

Children Injured In Tipperary Bus Crash

garda crestInvestigations are under way by Gardaí following an accident between a minibus which was in a collision with a car, in the south of the county yesterday evening.

It is understood that the minibus was carrying several children on board.

The accident happened at around 5.30pm yesterday evening, near Whitelands, New Inn, Cashel, Co Tipperary. Emergency services including two units of Cahir fire brigade were summoned to the accident scene.

Several persons, including children, were taken to South Tipperary General Hospital, as a precaution.

It is understood there were no life-threatening injuries.

Thurles To Nenagh Road Closure Expected Tomorrow

R498A reminder to those intending to use the Thurles to Nenagh road tomorrow (Monday August 31st); same will be closed from outside Borrisoleigh until possibly Friday (September 4th), at the earliest.

Motorists expecting to travel between Thurles and Nenagh will face detours, while a stretch of the R498, between Ballyroan bridge and Kearn’s Cross, outside Borrisoleigh, is being reconstructed.

Motorists are being advised to use the R501 Borrisoleigh to Templemore road and the N62 towards Roscrea and back along the M7 motorway.

This very necessary repair work involves the reconstruction of surfaces on the bends on the Nenagh side of Borrisoleigh, stretching for 3.5km to Kelly’s of Fantane, so do allow extra time for your journey and arrive safely.

National “Slow Down” Day Began Today

gardaTonight is Friday night and for some reason, best known to themselves, Irish motorists, on Friday nights, appear to participate best when it comes to performing dangerous, careless, driving rituals, on both our national primary and secondary roads.

With 108,971 speeding fixed charge notices alone issued nationally, as of 30th June 2015, it is not surprising that An Garda Síochána have decided to conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for the next 24 hour period; from 7:00am today (Friday 28th August 2015) to 7:00am tomorrow (Saturday 29th August 2015).

This national “Slow Down” day, today, is supported by all stakeholders, including the Road Safety Authority.

The objective of operation “Slow Down” today is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and reduce injuries on our roads. The aim is to remind drivers of the dangers of speeding, increase compliance with speed limits and act as a deterrent to driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds.

Last year saw a further increase in road deaths, resulting in some 195 fatalities. Excessive or inappropriate speed is a major contributory factor to road traffic collisions. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision happening and the more severe the outcome of that collision.

Todays operation will consist of Garda high visibility speed enforcement activities on both national primary and secondary roads. All speed enforcement technologies will be utilised, including all laser hand-held speed detection devices, Garda speed vans and in-car speed detection systems.

Do not say you were not warned folks, so in the words of Sergeant Phil Esterhaus from that once famous 80’s TV series “Hill Street Blues” ; “Hey, let’s be careful out there.” .

Temporary Closure Of Selected Tipperary Roads

TipperaryMapNotice has been given, warning motor vehicles that a notice has been made by Tipperary County Council, closing the R498-0097 at Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary, from Ballyroan Bridge to Kearns Cross on the Borrisoleigh / Nenagh road.

The period of road closure will be from Monday 31st August 2015 to Friday 4th September 2015 inclusive.

Traffic diversions will be clearly sign-posted and directed via the following alternative routes:- From Borrisoleigh on the R501 towards Templemore, N62 towards Roscrea and on the M7 to Nenagh and vice versa.

The purpose of this road closure is to facilitate very necessary road reconstruction and Tipperary County Council sincerely regrets any inconvenience caused to road users.

Expected M8 Motorway Closures

Notice has also been given by Tipperary County Council of their intention to close eleven sections of the M8 Motorway during August and September 2015.

These Motorway sections and their closure dates are shown as follows;

(1) From the 31/08/15 – Junction 4 Urlingford to Junction 5 Two-Mile-Borris, Southbound.
(2) From the 01/09/15 – Junction 5 Two-Mile Borris to Junction 6 Horse and Jockey Southbound .
(3) From the 02/09/15 – Junction 6 Horse and Jockey to Junction 7 Cashel North Southbound.
(4) From the 03/09/15 – Junction 9 Cashel South to Junction 10 Cahir North Southbound.
(5) From the 14/09/15 – Junction 11 Cahir South to Junction 10 Cahir North Northbound.
(6) From the 15/09/15 – Junction 10 Cahir North to Junction 9 Cashel South Northbound.
(7) From the 16/09/15 – Junction 7 Cashel North to Junction 6 Horse and Jockey Northbound.
(8) From the 17/09/15 –  Junction 9 Cashel South to Junction 7 Cashel North Northbound.
(9) From the 21/09/15 – Junction 7 Cashel North to Junction 9 Cashel South Southbound.
(10) From the 22/09/15 – Junction 6 Horse and Jockey to Junction 4 Urlingford Northbound.
(11) From the 23/09/15N24 from Junction 10 Cahir North to the Knockagh roundabout east and westbound

Reason for these eleven Motorway closures detailed above is to facilitate the replacement of existing road studs.

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