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Death Of Phyllis Ryan, Fontenoy Tce, Stradavoher, Thurles

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 16th July 2016, of Mrs Phyllis Ryan (née Lundon), No.6 Fontenoy Terrace, Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her son Martin (Rocky), grandson Kevin and her brother Thomas Lundon (Roscommon); the passing of Mrs Ryan is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Martin; sons John, Michael and Thomas; daughters Breda, Mary and Yvonne; sons-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Ryan will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm on Monday 18th July next; to arriving at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Catherdal Street, at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11.00am with burial afterwards in St. Patrick’s cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Drugs Related Arrests In Co. Tipperary

GardaTwo students, named as Mr Ruairí Maher, aged 22, with an address at Ballycurrane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and M/s Jessica O’Connor, aged 20, with an address at Rosebank House, Ballyhar, Killarney, Co Kerry, have both been arrested and charged, following an investigation into the death of a man who allegedly ingested a drug known as ‘N-bomb’, in Cork City last January.

Both students were charged with conspiring with another to possess a controlled drug, for the purpose of sale or supply on January 18th 2016 last.

At Cork District Court yesterday Inspector Mr Finbarr O’Sullivan stated that the Director of Public Prosecutions had decided that the cases would not be heard at District Court level and should proceed at Cork Criminal Court. Both students were granted bail until October 24th next. Free legal aid was also granted with solicitors Mr Frank Buttimer and Mr Andrew O’Connell respectively appointed to act for their defence.

Mr Alex Ryan, aged 18, with an address at Liscahane, Millstreet, Co Cork, regrettably lost his life on January 23rd last from a lack of oxygen to his brain; having consumed the synthetic, psychedelic drug known as ‘N-Bomb’.

A post-mortem examination last week revealed that the late Mr Ryan was one of six people to have been hospitalised having attended this party in Greenmount, Cork City.  Those in attendance at the party were found to have slashed themselves with broken glass; while others were found to have been in a state of severe hallucination, having induced the drug.

Large drugs haul located in Cahir Co. Tipperary
Meanwhile in yet another unrelated drugs arrest this week; some 10,000 ecstasy tablets were uncovered during a search of a house in the Cahir area. This followed a targeted operation involving a search by Revenue’s Customs Service and the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.

A 36 year old man was arrested and is understood to be presently detained at Clonmel Garda station.


Death Of James Fitzpatrick, Dublin Rd. Thurles

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 13th July 2016, of James (Jim) Fitzpatrick, Dublin Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Knocklong, Co. Limerick.

Mr Fitzpatrick passed away peacefully in the loving care of St. Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles.

Beloved husband of the late Johanna (Joan); the death of Mr Fitzpatrick is most deeply regretted by his sons, William, Vincent, John, Paul, Seamus, Joseph and Gerard; daughters Anne and Maura; sisters Bernie, Sr Anne (Nancy) and Theresa; his brother Fr. John; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; grandchildren; nieces; nephews; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Fitzpatrick will repose at his residence on Dublin Rd (Beside St. Theresa’s Nursing Home), on Friday, 15th July, from 3.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday, 16th July, at 11.00am. Burial afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: No flowers please, donations, if desired, to Concern.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Death Of Josephine Hewitt, 38 Collins Park, Thurles

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 12th July 2016, of Mrs Josephine Hewitt (née Kavanagh), No.38 Collins Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mrs Hewitt passed away peacefully at her home while in the loving care of her family. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband PaJoe; sons Patrick and Paul; daughters Teresa, Susan and Joanne; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; grandchildren; great-grandchild; sisters; brothers; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; neighbours; relatives, and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Hewitt will repose at her home on Thursday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bohernanave, to arrive at 9.15am for funeral Mass at 10.00am.

Burial will take place immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Gardaí Detain 3 Men Regarding Tipperary Farm Thefts

gardaEarly this morning (12th July 2016), Gardaí arrested three men; all understood to be aged in their mid to late 30’s. The men were arrested as part of an ongoing investigation; targeting rural theft in the counties; Tipperary, Laois, Offaly, Carlow and Kilkenny.

Shortly after midnight and early this morning, a vehicle (4×4), believed to have been stolen in Co. Laois back in late June 2016, failed to stop for Gardaí at a road checkpoint set up in the vicinity of Cloncourse, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.  The stolen vehicle rammed a marked Garda car, while also colliding with a second Garda vehicle. The occupants, three men, then fled from the 4×4 vehicle into nearby farm land. A Garda Air Support Unit and Gardaí on the ground immediately searched the area, later arrested all three suspects.

Those arrested were taken to Garda Stations at Portlaoise and Tullamore; detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The scene was immediately preserved for a full technical examination. However four Gardaí are understood to have received non-life threatening injuries as a result of this incident; necessitating them to attend at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise. No other injuries have as yet have been reported.

It is understood that a number of vehicles, trailers and other farm equipment have now been recovered during a planned follow up search connected with this morning’s operation. Same was facilitated by members from Garda Divisions in Tipperary, Laois/Offaly, and Carlow/Kildare who were assisted by units representing Regional and Garda Air Support.

The Garda press office have stated that all Gardaí are committed to remaining focused when dealing with travelling criminal gangs; while also working closely with agricultural representative organisations, e.g. IFA, ICMSA, to further raise awareness within the farming community in dealing with rural crime.