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Motorcyclist Loses Life In Co. Tipperary Collision

A male motorcyclist, aged in his 30’s, has lost his life following a fatal road crash in North Co. Tipperary.

The motorcycle is understood to have accidentally struck another parked vehicle, at approximately 7.40pm last evening, on the Ballinderry road, close to the village of Puckane.

Sadly, he was pronounced dead at the scene before his body was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where a post-mortem is expected be carried out later today.

Gardaí are appealing for any information and have requested witnesses with knowledge of the incident to contact them at Nenagh Garda Station Tel: 067 50450; the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111 or indeed any garda station.

Yesterday’s tragic road death brings to 118 the number of persons killed on Irish roads so far this year, 2019; 7 more than for the same period in 2018. So far this year 21 pedestrians; 62 drivers; 14 passengers; 14 motorcyclists and 7 pedal cyclists have lost their lives.

A total of 149 people lost their lives on Ireland’s roads during the whole of 2018, as a result of 142 fatal road collisions.

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Death Of John O’Gorman, Late Of Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 20th October 2019, of Mr John O’Gorman, Mountain Rd. Upper, Cahir, Co. Tipperary and late of Ballycurrane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr O’Gorman passed away, peacefully, while in the care of Padre Pio Nursing Home, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Irene (Catherine); sisters Catherine (Ryan) and Joan (O’Connell); sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; grandnephews; grandnieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr O’Gorman will lie in repose at Costigan’s Funeral Home, Cahir, on Monday evening from 5:00pm, with removal at 7:00pm to St. Mary’s Catholic, Church, Townsparks, Cahir, to arrive at 7.30pm.
Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Milford Hospice.

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EPA’s List Of Priority Enforcement Sites Increase

List of EPA’s latest National Priority Sites for Enforcement, sees the number increase to seven.

The EPA has published the latest National Priority Sites List for Enforcement for March-September 2019. Seven sites (named hereunder) are on the latest list, including one here in Co. Tipperary, for failing to meet environmental standards. These companies now face further enforcement action.

NOTE: * Arrow Group Limited includes the activities at this licensed site of Dawn Farm Foods Ltd, TCFG Naas Ltd (also known as ‘The Culinary Food Group’), QK Coldstores Ltd, Dawn Farms Distribution Ltd and Maudlins Waste Management Ltd.
** New entry for this period.

Commenting on the latest National Priority Sites List, Mr Darragh Page, (EPA Programme Manager, Office of Environmental Enforcement) stated:
“The latest list includes four sites which have not previously appeared on the National Priority Site in the last publication at the end Q2 2019 and, once again, includes Arrow Group. While the publication of the National Priority Sites list has continued to drive environmental compliance and much needed investment, the EPA continues to have concerns that environmental issues at some companies have resulted in unacceptable odour, noise, air and water quality impacts.”

The EPA welcomes the fact that two sites have come off the National Priority Site List, which was published at the end of Q2 of 2019, following improvements in compliance or reduced risk. These two sites are:-

Licensed facilities are identified as National Priority Sites for enforcement, using a system developed by the EPA. Points are allocated to each site, based on compliance data such as complaints, incidents and non-compliances over the previous six months. Sites which exceed a certain threshold become a National Priority Site and are targeted by the EPA for further enforcement action.

The EPA updates the National Priority Sites list on a quarterly basis.

Further details of the National Priority Sites scoring system and the list of sites contained can be found on the EPA website here National Priority Sites: Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland.
Enforcement information on all sites can be found under the Licence Search pages at www.epa.ie/licensing/.
Complaints about licensed sites can be made on-line at www.epa.ie or by contacting the EPA at Tel: 053-9160600.

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Death Of Josie Kenehan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with great personal sadness that I learned of the death today, Wednesday 16th October 2019, of Ms Josie Kenehan, Larkfield, Brittas Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her sister Mary; Ms Kenehan passed away suddenly, surrounded by her Retirement Association friends.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family, sisters Kitty and Peggy; brothers Noel, James and Willie; nieces; nephews; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Ms Kenehan will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Friday evening next, October 18th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, at 7:30pm.
Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday morning, October 19th, at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Gardaí Swoop On Cannabis Grow House At Mullinahone, Thurles

Cannabis Sativa

What has been described as a ‘sophisticated cannabis grow house’ has been discovered by Gardaí, some 32.4 km (20 miles); just a 32 minute drive from Thurles, Co. Tipperary, via the R690.

The grow house was located at a house close to the village of Mullinahone, Thurles, on late Monday evening last, resulting in the seizure of 60 suspected cannabis plants, latter with an estimated value of €48,000 and cannabis herb, same worth approximately €4000. Total estimated value of the seizure some €52,000.

Two males, understood to be aged in their 40’s, from Co. Kilkenny and Co. Tipperary respectively, were arrested at the scene by the Kilkenny/Carlow Divisional Drug Unit, latter having executed a search warrant.

The two men arrested at the scene were brought to Kilkenny Garda Station; both detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They have since been charged and are expected to appear before the courts within the next 14 days, on a date yet to be finalised.

The drug haul will now be forwarded for full analysis.

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