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Death Of Bill Hayes, Late Of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death, today Friday 16th April 2021, of Mr Bill Hayes, Killavullen, Cork Road, Mallow, Co. Cork and late of Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Hayes passed away peacefully, while in the care of staff at the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.

Pre-deceased by his sister Anne; the passing of Mr Hayes is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret (nee O’Keeffe), children Pat, Paul, Margaret and Mark, brothers Michael and Pat, sister Mary, daughters-in-law Jenny, Joanne and Ainsley, Margaret’s partner Brian, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Funeral arrangements will be published later, when details are fully confirmed.

The extended Hayes family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam dílis.

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Cannabis Grow House Located In Converted Horsebox in Thurles.

Picture courtesy an Garda Síochána.

An Garda Síochána (Thurles Branch), have arrested one male, understood to be aged in his late 30’s, following the discovery of a suspected cannabis grow house. Same was located inside a converted horse box, following a search, at around 8.30pm in the Ballycahill area of Thurles, Co Tipperary, yesterday evening.

The horsebox had been properly renovated to include the fitting of heating, fans, insulation and other paraphernalia, all required for the succesful cultivation of cannabis plants.

The suspected cannabis plants seized during the course of the Garda search had an approximate value of between €9,000 & €10,000.
One man was subsequently arrested and later detained at Templemore Garda Station, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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Covid-19 Update: Fri. 16th April 2021 – 11 Deaths – 420 New Cases.

6 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Co Tipperary.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been, sadly, 11 deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,831.

There have been 420 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 242,819.

Of the cases confirmed today; 147 are in Dublin, 41 in Meath, 33 in Donegal, 26 in Galway, 18 in Limerick, with the remaining 155 cases located across all other counties.

There have been 5,581 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 14th, 2021. Within the past 24 hours, 6 new cases have been confirmed within the county, bringing the Tipperary count to 102 confirmed within the past 14 days.

There are 190 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 53 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 789,526 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 14th, with 331,477 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 139.30 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 2.99 million.

Please Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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Fraud Investigation Arrest In Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí have arrested in total five men in counties Tipperary, Westmeath, Cork and Roscommon.

The arrests are part of further investigation into invoice redirection fraud involving some €6.3 million; of which €5 million was possibly lodged or moved through bank accounts here in the Irish republic.

Of the men detained, four are understood to be from Romania and one from Nigeria. Previously, a female associate of the men arrested was herself taken into custody in Co Tipperary, late last year, when she attempted to withdraw €31,000 from a bank account, which was suspected to contain the proceeds of invoice redirect fraud.

Yesterday morning, officers attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) made four arrests following a number of planned searches carried out in Co. Tipperary, Co. Cork, and Co. Roscommon.

The four arrested individuals, all understood to be aged between 23 and 35 years of age, were detained at garda stations in Tipperary town, and Middleton, Mallow, Fermoy Co. Cork, under Section 50, of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Last evening, in a follow up operation, a fifth man, understood to be aged in his 20s, was also arrested in Co. Westmeath. Latter is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 in Castlerea Garda Station, Co. Roscommon, where he can be held for questioning for up to seven days.

Four of yesterdays arrests were made under as part of Operation BOXPLOT, while the fifth man, also arrested yesterday, was detained under Operation SKEIN. All are being questioned in relation to the laundering of the proceeds of international invoice re-direct fraud.

To current date, 22 individuals have been arrested as part of Operation SKEIN, and Operation BOXPLOT; with further investigations ongoing.

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Covid-19 Update: Thursday 15th April 2021 – 8 Deaths – 309 New Cases.

Under 5 new killer Covid-19 cases confirmed in Tipperary.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been, sadly, 8 deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,820.

There have been 309 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 242,402.

Of the cases confirmed today; 107 are in Dublin, 30 in Kildare, 14 each in both Limerick and Offaly, with the remaining cases located across 18 other counties.

There have been 5,577 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 13th, 2021. Within the past 24 hours, under 5 cases have been confirmed within the county, bringing the Tipperary count to 106 confirmed within the past 14 days.

There are 184 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 51 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 769,721 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 13th, with 325,243 persons having received their second dose.

Some 18,000 people registered for a Covid-19 vaccination within hours of the online portal for 69-year-olds going live earlier today.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 138.41 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 2.97 million.

Please Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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