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Male Arrested In Connection With Bobby Ryan Murder

garda crestGardaí in Tipperary have arrested a man, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, following their ongoing investigations into the death of Bobby Ryan. Mr Ryan’s body was found in a slurry tank two years ago by a farmer.

It is understood that a male, believed to be in his forties, was arrested this morning and is currently being detained for questioning at Tipperary Garda Station.

The 52 year old Mr Ryan had been classified as a missing person for almost two years before the grim discovery of his remains on April 30th, 2013 last.

Mr Ryan, a father-of-two, during his lifetime had worked as a lorry driver and also as a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”

His final known movements indicate that he had left the home of his partner, M/s Mary Lowry, at Fawnagown, latter situated between Tipperary and Bansha, shortly after 6:00am on the morning he disappeared, back in June 2011.

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Michael Lowry T.D. Successfully Challenges Revenue Assessments

Local Thurles and Co. Tipperary TD, Mr Michael Lowry, has successfully challenged a Revenue Assessment which alleged that his tax affairs were not in order. This appeal decision comes as the former government minister faces trial on four charges of allegedly filing incorrect tax returns and a fifth count, latter relating to an alleged breach of the Ltd Companies Act.  Following some two days of hearings before the Appeal Commissioners, same have resulted in official confirmation that Mr Lowry’s tax affairs were completely in order. The case against the 60-year-old alleged he had filed incorrect tax returns in 2003 and 2007.

In a statement this lunch time the local Deputy has confirmed that he is now seeking to have all charges struck out; on foot of this ruling by the Tax Appeal Commissioners.

Statement by Tipperary T.D. Mr Michael Lowry this lunchtime

lowry“It is a matter of public knowledge that the Revenue Commissioners initiated a criminal prosecution against me before the courts. They took this extremely serious action on the grounds that I had committed a criminal offence by filing incorrect tax returns. This presumption by Revenue has now been proven to be unfounded.

I am very pleased to confirm that the Tax Appeal Commissioners have unanimously ruled that I have no tax liability and that my tax returns were correct. Two days of hearings before the Appeal Commissioners have resulted in official confirmation that my tax affairs were in order.

Garuda Ltd. T/A Streamline Enterprises was also successful in its appeal against a Revenue assessment for PAYE and PRSI tax.

From the outset the Revenue Commissioners were informed by my Legal team, my Accountants and by independent experts that their assessment was incorrect and that their assertions were grounded on false information. My professional advisers cooperated fully providing all relevant information and documentation which has disproved the allegations.

Further to the Appeal Commissioners decisive, clear-cut rejection of Revenue’s position, my legal team will now be asking the Courts to dismiss the Prosecution against me.”

Statement ends.

Mr Lowry’s legal team had already initiated a High Court Judicial Review of the Prosecution’s case prior to today’s decision.

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Parents Register For Under Six Universal Free GP Care

HSEParents / Guardians of Tipperary children aged under six years may now register same for free GP care as and from today, with free GP care services being made available with effect from July 1st 2015.

The Health Service Executive (HSE) recommends that all parents or guardians who now wish to register their siblings should go directly to the registration systems page on the website

We understand that this website is currently receiving huge volumes of traffic (Over 60 applications per minute) and has already crashed several times, however the HSE are assuring those attempting access that there is still plenty of time to register.

Lists of doctors who have signed up to providing this contract service are now also available here on this website. However the lowest number of GP’s agreeing to participate (just 8% or 4 doctors), appear to reside in South Tipperary.  Tipperary North/ East Limerick currently are signed up to 56% (22 doctors), none I hasten to add today, as yet display Thurles addresses. Parents therefore who cannot find their local GP’s name on this contract list are advised to contact their normal GP’s practice directly.

Free GP care for under-sixes is the first stage in a promised roll-out of Universal Free GP care, with those over 70 years expected to be included from possibly August 2015 next.

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Death Of Mr Martin Carey Collins Park, Thurles.

deathIt is with sadness we learned today of the death, on Friday June 12th 2015 of Mr Martin (Murty) Carey No. 33, Collins Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mr Carey, passed away peacefully at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, surrounded by his family.

Mr Carey will be sadly missed by his loving wife Teresa, daughters Barbara and Susan, sons Leonard, Declan and Gordon, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, sisters, brothers, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Mr Carey’s body reposed at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Upper Kickham Street, Dublin Road, this Saturday evening from 5:00pm to 7:30pm and will arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption at 8:15pm.
Funeral Mass will take place tomorrow Sunday June 14th at 12:00 noon, followed by burial later in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Homeless Man Located Dead In Nenagh

gardaInvestigations are taking place into the sudden death of a homeless man, discovered on a street bench on Fr.Kenyon Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary, yesterday afternoon (June 11th, 2015).

The man, who as yet has not been named publicly, is believed to be in his early 60’s and originally from Drogheda, in Co Louth. It is understood the man had only made an appearance in the Nenagh area for the first time over recent weeks.

A post mortem into his death is being presently carried out and, following standard procedure, the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) have also been notified, because Gardaí had somewhat limited contact with the man, prior to his death. His death however is not being treated as in anyway suspicious at this early stage.

The dead man was originally spotted by passers-by; observed slumped across a bench on Fr.Kenyon Street, at around 6:30pm yesterday evening.

We understand that the man, who had already made himself somewhat popular in the area, had not presented himself to any known homeless service seeking assistance, within the north Tipperary area. Local people have expressed sadness at the man’s passing, in their midst.

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