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Death of Alice Hayes Dundrum & Ballyduff, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 6th August 2016, of Mrs Alice Hayes (née Fitzgerald), Woodview, Coolacussane, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ballyduff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her loving husband Ned; the passing of Mrs Hayes is most deeply regretted by her loving daughter Oonagh; sons Eamonn and Mossie; grandchildren Edmond, Elaine and Cathal; daughter in law Bee; son in law Ger; nephews; nieces; sister in law Mary; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Hayes will repose at her residence at Woodview, Coolacussane, Dundrum, Co. Tipperary on Sunday, 7th August, from 4.00pm to 7.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Monday, 8th August, at 11.00am in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

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Death Of Helena Ryan, Clongour, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 5th August 2016, of Miss Helena (Lena) Ryan, Clongour, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A former Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Nenagh, the death, suddenly, of Miss Ryan, is most deeply regretted by her loving family; sisters Joan, Mary (Sweeney), Noreen (Coakley); her brother Michael; sister-in-law Kitty; brothers-in-law Kieran and Edward; nieces; nephews; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Miss Ryan will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, tomorrow evening, Saturday, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Boher na Naomh, Thurles on Sunday morning at 10.45am for funeral Mass at 11.30am. Burial following Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: House private.

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What Does The River Suir Mean To You?


Thurles, Anner Hotel, Thursday 21st July last – Crowd settle for discussion on the upper River Suir in Thurles, Borrisoleigh & Holycross.

Great turnouts and lively debate were the order of the day, following recent River Suir Community meetings. Over the past two weeks widely advertised evening meetings were held at six riverside locations throughout the River Suir catchment area, to ask local people “What does the River Suir mean to you?”

As we already informed our readers, public meeting were held in both Co. Tipperary and Co. Kilkenny, at the following locations:-
Newcastle Community Hall, Tuesday 19th.
• Golden Community Hall, Wednesday 20th.
Thurles, Anner Hotel, Thursday 21st.
• Cahir House Hotel, Tuesday 26th.
• Fethard Community Hall, Wednesday 27th.
• Piltown, Kildalton College, Thursday 28th.

The purpose of these appointed evening meetings were to open up serious discussion on the river Suir, with regard to water quality and other natural water issues, while also exploring possible opportunities that our river and its tributaries could provide in future to local communities.

These meetings were organised by the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office; to coincide with public consultations by the Office of Public Works (OPW) on Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAMS). All meeting opened with a presentation by Dr. Fran Igoe who gave the background to a new approach to the management of our natural waters; these included rivers, lakes, groundwater, estuaries, the coast and wetlands.

The importance of the River Suir, from a European perspective, was explained, including why the river was selected as a ‘Special Area of Conservation’ based on the myriad of wildlife being supported. The meetings were opened to the floor and attendees were invited to contribute regarding benefits and issues, from a local perspective. Needless to say, this was a lively affair at all named venues, with discussions ranging from sewage present in the river; excessive vegetation growth; access restrictions for walkers and to the future potential for river based tourism.

Following this discussion there was an overview of the structure and role of the national Waters and Communities Office and the draft River Basin Management Plan, latter which will be available nationally for public consultation from December 2016 to June 2017.

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Tipperary Garda Accused Of Alleged Assaults

gardaInvestigations, understood to be at an advanced stage, are taking place into allegations that a member of the Garda Síochána, who was previously shot in 2015 while on holidays in the US, assaulted two women last February. The allegations have been instigated against 34 year old Garda Mr Brian Hanrahan, latter who originally hails from Killenaule in Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí immediately began their investigations after two unnamed women alleged that they were struck by him during a night out in Co Tipperary. The women claim to have suffered facial injuries following an argument between them and Mr Hanrahan, when he was granted a lift to his home by them from the Nenagh area.

Garda Hanrahan, a married father-of-two, was shot in New Orleans last year and found by police at 5.40am on January 27th, 2015, lying critically injured in the driveway of a house. Mr Hanrahan later received surgery to remove a bullet and members of the public on both sides of the Atlantic helped to raise funds for his medical bills, following the shooting.

Later intensive police investigations led to the arrest of two males; named as Mr Melvin P. Galle (Jnr) aged 40 and his brother Mr Keith M. Galle aged 33, who were both charged with attempted second-degree murder and armed robbery, following this incident.

Garda Hanrahan is not understood to have been on duty at the time of the alleged assaults and has not, to-date, been suspended from duty; continuing to work at Newcastle West Garda Station in Co Limerick. However both women, alleging the assaults, have made statements and their accusations are being extensively investigated by Gardaí in the Tipperary Division.

Since members of the public are fully entitled to complain about the behaviour of any Garda member, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) has not received a referral under Section 102(1) from the Garda Síochána seeking an independent investigation of this matter to-date.


10th Life Lost on Tipperary Roads In 7 Months

garda crestA male in his mid 20’s has died, following a tragic road crash, close to the village of Poulmucka on the R687 New Inn – Barne Cross (Clonmel) road in Co. Tipperary, in the early afternoon today.

The victim is understood to have lost his life around 1.30pm, when his vehicle left the road on a bad bend, while travelling on the Clonmel side of Poulmucka. It is understood the driver was unaccompanied, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Customary local diversions were put in place, while a technical examination was carried out by Gardaí.

Today’s fatality brings to ten, the number of people killed on Tipperary’s roads so far for just 7 months of this year. This number shows an increase of 6 more deaths, when compared with the 12 month period of 2015. Statistics published recently by the National Road Safety Authority (RSA), indicate that to-date 109 people have lost their lives on Irish roads since the start of 2016.

Presently Gardaí are appealing for persons who may have travelled on this stretch of roadway between 1.00pm and 2.00pm today, to contact them directly at Cahir Garda Station Tel: 052-7445630, or the Garda Confidential Telephone Line Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any Garda Station.

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