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Intention To Temporarily Close N62 At J6 on M8

It is the intention of Tipperary County Council to temporarily close the N62 and the exit from the M8 motorway at J6, in Co. Tipperary, under the Temporary Closing of Roads Act, 1993-2015, (section 75 of the roads act 1993), roads regulations, 1994 section

The duration of this closure is expected to take place from Monday May 22nd through to Thursday May 25th 2017 inc..

The reason for the closure is to facilitate badly needed pavement works at J6.

Suggested Alternative Travel Routes:
Traffic using N62 (Thurles) should divert via Pouldine (at Moycarkey school junction) and onto the R639.

Traffic from Horse & Jockey, should stay on R639, and follow diversion onto N62 via Pouldine.

Traffic for Thurles travelling northbound, should exit at J7 Cashel onto the R639.

Traffic for Horse & Jockey travelling southbound, should exit at J5, Two-Mile-Borris, onto the N75, through Two-Mile-Borris and onto the R639.

To enter the Motorway from the Horse & Jockey, follow diversion signs for J5 and J7.

Any objections to this proposed temporary closure should be submitted in writing, addressed to ‘Director of Services, Roads Transportation & Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, to arrive not later than 12.00 noon on Thursday, May 4th 2017.

Tipperary County Council regret any inconvenience caused during this same period of closure.


Be Careful In Your Dealings With Women!

A 16-year-old Thurles boy, Ronaldo Ryan, arrived home from school driving a €130,000, 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, last Monday.

As one might expect, his parents were just a little surprised. (Truth is they totally feckin freaked out.)

“Where did you steal that car?” demanded his mother Molly.

“I didn’t steal it, I purchased the car today,” Ronaldo proudly replied, “She’s Taxed until January 2018”

“You are a liar; so where did you get the feckin money?”, his father John screamed, “Don’t think that we don’t know the cost of a Porsche Carrera!”

“I paid for it with savings from my confirmation money,” replied Ronaldo, rubbing a small speck of dust, with a paper hanky, from the windscreen. “It cost me just €20, and look”, he reached across between the front seats, “here’s the tax book!”

This gets both his parents into a bigger frenzy, as you can only imagine; “Twenty Euro’s”, who the feck sells a brand-new Porsche Carrera for twenty Euro’s?”

“It was that nice lady what moved into No 12 up the street,” replied Ronaldo. “I don’t know her actual name, but she saw me ride past in the rain, on my bike, and asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for twenty Euro’s.”

“Well, there must have been some kind of mistake,” said his mother Molly, trying to understand the situation; before then turning to her husband demanding that “you might get your feckin arse up that street and see what’s exactly going on.”

Under pressure; John strolls up the street, where he identifies a rather attractive middle aged woman on her knees in the front garden of No 12; planting Pansy flowers along her border. Having introduced himself, he states that he is looking for a woman who might have sold a Porsche to his 16-year-old son, Ronaldo.

“Oh, yes,” she responds, standing up, “That indeed was me. I do hope he’s not experiencing engine problems!”

“Err… no, from what I have heard, she seems to be running perfectly,” replies a somewhat relieved John, “But to tell you the truth, we can’t understand why in the world you would sell a 2017 Porsche Carrera for such a low price; twenty Euro I believe?”

“Well,” she says, “Just this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I believed he was on a business trip, but I since learned from him that he has run off to Australia with his ‘tart’ of a secretary, and is not planning to return in the near future. He said he was temporally financially destitute at this present time and asked me to sell his new Porsche. Send on the money he said, so that is exactly what I did.”


School Bus Drivers & Teachers Set For Industrial Action

Bus Éireann Strike
Drivers of school buses are to be balloted on joining the Bus Éireann strike, now in its 11th day. This strike follows cost-cutting measures already introduced by Bus Éireann.

The Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) have confirmed that the ballot could be concluded within three weeks.

This new development comes ahead of a recent announcement by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) that it may be prepared to intervene in this lengthening dispute, over the coming days.

However, SIPTU have stated that even if their members do enter into talks at the WRC, it will not call off its present industrial action.

Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland to Ballot Membership
Meanwhile the Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI) are set to also ballot their members for industrial action in the coming weeks, over redundancy fears.

The ASTI, who are not party to the Lansdowne Road Agreement, have stated that a number of redundancies are being threatened by the Department of Education, due to their continuing Government dispute. Threats of redundancies, if carried out, would make them the first public sector workers to be made jobless since the start of the economic crash.


Victim Of Last Evenings Tragic Traffic Accident Named

The name of the victim of last evening’s tragic accident on the M7 Dublin to Limerick road has been named as Mr Padhraic Moran.

Mr Moran sustained serious head injuries when the car he was driving left the road and crashed through a fence and down an embankment off the southbound carriageway, ending up on waste ground, in a ravine just off the motorway between Birdhill and Castletroy at around 7.40pm on Wednesday.

Mr Moran, who worked in the insurance business, was a consultant broker with one of Ireland’s leading home insurance providers Zurich, and was understood to have been returning to Limerick having attended a meeting in Dublin earlier in the day.

Originally from Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, Mr Moran resided at Mill Road, Limerick and was the brother of popular leading Thurles town clothing retailer Mr Dermot Moran, (Michael Moran Menswear, Friar Street, Thurles).  The deceased was also a cousin of former Kerry All-Star footballer and former Kerry manager Mr Denis “Ogie” Moran.

Road conditions are thought to have played a major role in his death, with reports of unprecedented showers of heavy sleet and hail being experienced by other motorists at this time in the same immediate area.

To Mr Moran’s wife Anne; his brother Dermot and all extended family members go our sincere sympathy on this sad occasion.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


One Dead Following Tipperary Multi-Vehicle Collision

Part of the M7 Dublin to Limerick road between Junction 27 Birdhill, Co. Tipperary and Junction 28 Castletroy, Co. Limerick has been closed, after a motorist lost his life in a 12 car pile-up around 8.00pm this evening.

It is understood that the victim, a man aged in his 50’s, suffered head injuries and died after his car left the road; crashing through a fence and ending up on waste ground, in a ravine just off the motorway between Birdhill and Castletroy.

A freak hailstorm is believed to have hit the area at the time of the incident, and may have been the major factor which led to the multi-vehicle collision. It is also understood that there were other injuries sustained by other drivers and their passengers involved, but thankfully in all cases these injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A crew of fire fighters attached to Limerick City & County Fire Service, latter who had been attending a minor collision near Newport Co. Tipperary, were quickly on the scene of the multi-vehicle collisions. Same in turn summoned help from other crews from Newport & Nenagh in Co Tipperary and from Limerick city, with six ambulances from the region being dispatched to the scene.

The southbound traffic lane between Junction 27 Birdhill and Junction 28 remains closed awaiting a Garda forensic collision investigator to conduct a detailed examination of the scene at first light.
Traffic in the area is being turned around by Gardaí and full diversions are in place.

The body of the man pronounced dead at the scene was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where a post mortem will take place.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

[Anyone who may have witnessed the accidents are asked to contact Gardaí at Henry Street Garda Station, Limerick, Tel: (061) 212 400.]