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“Calling” Required By Thurles Social Warriors

Attention all you Thurles Social Warriors, Thurles Lobbyists, Thurles Community Facebook Activists; failed, power hungry, would-be, Thurles Local Councillors and Sleepy, Powerless, Crusading Tipperary County Councillors, who once again have managed to fool the local electorate.

Please find a new task requiring your active lobbying; same shown above to be shared on Facebook. [Pictures make it easier for those lobbyists unable to read.]

The above are called drains; their purpose, to remove excess water from road surfaces. Unfortunately every 5 years or so, they require cleaning, a process quite difficult when no council workers are being employed. [Check Golf Club and Nenagh roads entering the town.]

However, I think all would agree that come winter, especially when leaves begin to fall, expect severe flooding and ice patches, if this neglect is allowed to continue.

Oh, and when you are finished with solving the former problem do what you do best, go “Calling” for action on this other problem shown immediately above, before a pedestrian falls over them on the pavement in the dark.


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.


Will You Be Here To Phone Your Insurance Company On Tuesday?

Or will weeping family members be digging a hole in some rural graveyard?

Almost four out of five road deaths occur on Irish rural roads; that is according to accurate figures released by the Gardaí and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) ahead of the August Bank Holiday occurring this weekend.

Up to yesterday, July 31st 2019, eight people have lost their lives on the rural roads of Tipperary so far this year 2019; while 11 tragically were killed in the full 12 months to December 31st of 2018.

Today, the RSA have stated that a 7% increase in road deaths during the first six months of this year is disturbing, with eighty-nine road users already killed this year (2019) compared to 2018.

Overall, last year (2018) had observed a decrease in Irish road deaths. Data available from January 1st through to December 31st of 2018, confirms that in total there were 139 fatal collisions nationally which resulted in 146 persons tragically killed. However, these statistics only represents two fewer collisions and 10 fewer deaths, when compared to similar data held for 2017.

Of these 146 deaths in 2018; 60 were vehicle drivers; 20 were vehicle passengers; 42 were pedestrians; 15 were motorcyclists and finally 9 were pedal cyclists.

The month of May 2018 saw the lowest number of road fatalities, with a total of 5 persons just needlessly killed. Largest number of fatalities took place during April 2018 with 17 deaths registered, while two month later, June 2018, a further 16 road deaths were recorded .

Sunday was the most dangerous day of the week to take your car on the road, with 32 deaths recorded on Sunday’s during 2018.

Please take it easy and thoroughly enjoy your long Bank Holiday weekend and sure we might see you on Tuesday, please God.


Court Orders Travellers To Vacate Cabragh Bridge Site

Halting Site and part of the new, modern, six-unit group housing scheme now being provided.

The High Court has made an order requiring members of the Travelling Community to vacate an unofficial halting site in Thurles Co. Tipperary by Tuesday, July 16th 2019 before 5:00pm on that date.

The orders were granted by Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds to Tipperary County Council, against eight named individuals; Mr William McCarthy, Ms Elizabeth McCarthy, Ms Mary Ellen McCarthy, Mr Jimmy McCarthy, Mr John McCarthy, Ms Winnie McCarthy, Ms Belinda O’Reilly and Mr Ned O’Reilly, whose presence currently residing at Cabragh Bridge, Cabragh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, was found to allegedly constitutes a public nuisance.

Just last week, July 4th, Tipperary Co. Council obtained permission to serve short notice of court proceedings against the defendants. When the case returned before the High Court today, Mr David Humphries Bl, acting for the council, stated his client had served the proceedings on the defendants and were now seeking injunctions compelling the defendants to remove their caravans, mobile homes and any other vehicles from the Cabragh Bridge site, thus removing all obstructions from the R659 regional roadway.

Legal Counsel duly informed Ms Justice Leonie Reynolds that Tipperary Co. Council had offered the named defendant’s alternative accommodation at a nearby halting site, which had been ignored. Tipperary Co. Council, through their Council, also confirmed that this aforementioned offer of alternative accommodation will continues to remain open and available.

Defendants made no appearance at today’s Court hearing, and same will now be served with the court’s order, by Gardaí before 5:00pm tomorrow evening.