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Female Arrested In Tipperary Over 2011 Ryan Murder

FawnagownA 45-year-old woman was arrested this afternoon in connection with the ongoing investigations into the murder of Mr Bobby Ryan in West Tipperary in 2011.

The body of Mr Ryan, latter aged 52, was found in a disused slurry tank at the rear of a farm house at Fawnagowan, Tipperary on April 30th of last year. Mr Ryan had been reported missing since June 3rd 2011, before being discovered almost two years later after his disappearance.

Following the completion of a post-mortem examination at Waterford Regional Hospital by the Deputy State Pathologist Dr Khalid Jabbar, Gardaí officially upgraded their inquiries into Mr Ryan’s death, to that of a murder investigation.

It is understood that Mr Ryan suffered a horrific beating which led to his death and because of the condition of his located remains identification was necessary using  dental records and DNA comparisons from family members.

Mr Ryan 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.”

The woman is understood to be detained currently under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Tipperary town Garda Station.

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Thurles Sarsfields Festival Of Gaelic Sport 2014


Thurles Sarsfields Festival Of Gaelic Sport July 4th – 12th 2014, in Conjunction With Tipp FM Radio; John Enright and John Lanigan (Joint Chairpersons of the Thurles Sarsfields Festival of Gaelic Sport 2014) both now report:

Thurles Sarsfields Festival Of Gaelic Sport July 4th – 12th 2014 – In Conjunction With Tipp FM Radio

To all this years Participants, Supporters and Guests; welcome to the 2014 Thurles Sarsfields Festival of Gaelic Sport.

It started as an eight team International Hurling Festival for the Tom Semple Cup in 2011. In 2014 this annual growing event now incorporates not just Hurling but also Camogie, Ladies Football, Target Ball, Rounders, Handball, Road Bowling, Camán Abú and a Fun Run.
This year for the first time Tipp FM Radio has come on board; in conjunction with the Festival committee and are running the “Irish Garth Brooks Experience” Concert on July 5th here in the Sarsfields Social Centre. (Reminder to all, Tickets are now available.)

This years Festival will conclude with a Céili Mór on July 12th. (See programme of events hereunder).
This Festival of Gaelic Sport this year is being actively supported by Tipp FM Radio, Hidden Tipperary Tourism, Tipperary County Council and Thurles Chamber of Commerce.  All Thurles businesses and local Tourist attractions are supporting the festival by providing discounts where possible, music sessions and displaying the colours of the participating teams.

Thurles Sarsfields hope all taking part and all visitors to Thurles will enjoy a great week of Gaelic Sport, Music and Fun.
Fleadh agus Failte – A banquet and a welcome.

Draft  Programme of events for Thurles Sarsfields Festival of Gaelic Sport. July 2014.

Friday 4th  July:- Target Ball for Special Needs Groups in Sarsfields Centre. Five Teams entered to date and start time proposed is 12.00 noon.

Saturday 5th July:- Ladies Football  Sarsfields Outside Field begins 11.00 am.

Road Bowling, Cormackstown Road. Singles and inter-club competition. Afternoon start.

Durlas Og Juvenile Hurling Tournament Preliminary rounds. (Final Saturday July 12th.) Pairc Na Nog.

Fun Run from Greyhound Stadium via Seskin to Sarsfields Centre. Walkers assemble at 6.30 pm. Runners at 7.00 pm.

Tipp FM Concert will take place in Sarsfields Social Centre. The “Garth Brooks Experience” and the “Jackson Brothers” will begin at 9.00 pm. Admission is €15.

Monday 7th July:- Caman Abu 7 a side in Sarsfields Outside Field. Evening.

Tuesday 8th July:- Caman Abu 7 a side in Sarsfields Outside Field. Evening.

Friday 11th  July:- Caman Abu 7 a side Finals in Sarsfields Outside Field Evening. .

Saturday 12th:-  July Hurling Tournament in Morris Park and Sarsfields Outside Field. With 13 aside, this tournament commences at 11.00 am or earlier. (Time subject to the All Ireland Hurling Qualifier in Semple Stadium.)

Camogie in St. Patrick’s College begins 10.00 am.

Durlas Og Juvenile Finals at Pairc Na Nog.

Rounders in Croke Athletic Club Grounds.

Handball Tournament in Thurles Handball Club. Junior and Juvenile level doubles and singles.

Ceili Mor in Sarsfields Social Centre begins 9.30pm. Admission €10.

Thurles Sarsfields extend their always to be expected warm welcome to all visitors and hope that this event will be, as usual, a great week for lovers of sport, music and “mighty craic,” for all in attendance here in Thurles, the true home of hurling.

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Thurles Processing Office For Future Penalty Point Cancellation

garda crestThe acting Garda Commissioner has announced an array of changes to the vehicle Penalty Points system. Same comes in the wake of a report from the Garda Inspectorate examining the force’s current operations.

Top-ranking Gardaí in district police stations around Ireland have now officially lost their previous powers to delete penalty points incurred by drivers of motorised vehicles, under this new range of reforms contained in this latest review.

The acting Garda Commissioner M/s Noirin O’Sullivan, has now officially transferred this power to the Central Fixed Charge Processing Office here in Thurles, Co Tipperary.  M/s O’Sullivan has stated that these measures demonstrate the force’s commitment to improving the effectiveness and transparency of the penalty points system.

Persons who believe their penalty points should be legally removed will now have to apply directly to the Thurles office, using a new cancellation form, latter to be made available on the Garda website.

The change follows allegations of corruption within the Penalty Points system and will also see more regular audits of how the system is managed into the future. Mr Robert Olson, Chief Inspector of the Garda Siochána Inspectorate, has stated that all the information given to the Garda Inspectorate from Sergeant Maurice McCabe; regarding the cancellation of Penalty Points, was found to be credible.

Whether more staff will now be provided to carry out this new proposed function is as yet uncertain.

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Co.Tipperary Workspace Availability Study Underway

LEOTipperary’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has finally commenced a review of all industrial workspaces available across the County.  This review occurs following the recent merger of North and South Tipperary and will focus on the need to create badly needed job opportunities here in the county presently.

This review will now determine in full all workspaces available and will culminate in the provision of a register of identified vacant industrial and other properties; thus giving future vision to a valuable marketing resource for all upcoming or already existing entrepreneurs both within the County and further afield.

This workspace availability study will focus on identifying all types of workspaces; ranging from light industrial units, advance factories, ‘Hot Desk’ space, food grade workspace whether to be found in public or private ownership. Same will involve contacting Chambers of Commerce, local Auctioneers, IDA, the Local Authority, Institutes of Technology and community owned enterprise centres etc. to fully establish what spaces are currently vacant, together with full details as to the length and term of any possible tenancy available, the cost per sq. metre, etc.

Property owners wishing to be added to this ‘Workspace Data Bank’ are asked to contact the Local Enterprise Office to confirm that they have space now available or even presently under construction, either for sale or lease. The obvious benefits of this study is that it will highlight discrepancy pockets within Tipperary which in turn could support a future business case for seeking investment in workspace in the County and where demand for such space has been already established.

These newly identified property listings will continue to be maintained and will be made available to all future entrepreneurs, through the Local Tipperary Enterprise Office.

If anyone is interested in being included in this data listing and in having your particular enterprise space promoted, please contact Anthony Fitzgerald, Business Support Unit, Tipperary County Council, Ballingarrane House, Clonmel, Telephone 052-6187074 or Email: or talk to any of the LEO staff accessible though your new Co. Tipperary Local Authority.

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Young Templetuohy Male Dies In Tragic Accident

With Sincere Sympathy

With Sincere Sympathy

It is with great personal sadness that I report the death this afternoon of a young man, who lost his life tragically, during what appears to have been a workplace accident near Cashel, Co Tipperary.

The incident is understood to have happened when the young man, a native of Templetuohy, Thurles, Co Tipperary, aged in his 30′s and the father of three children, was working underneath a lorry on the road, close to a nearby filling station.

The man has been named locally as Mr Maurice O’Sullivan.

It is understood the man, who was a qualified and professional mechanic, was attempting to fix a broken down truck, when the vehicles axle on which he was working, collapsed on top of him.

Gardaí and Medical Personnel were quickly called to the scene of the accident, which is understood to have happened shortly before 2.00pm this afternoon.

The Health and Safety Authority have been informed and Gardaí from Cashel have also launched an investigation into the incident.

To his family, relatives and many friends go our sincere sympathies.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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