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Gardaí Arrest Men in Relation To Borrisoleigh Knife Robbery.

Gardaí from Templemore and Thurles, investigating the robbery at Meagher’s News Agency & Grocery; on Sunday, January 10th last, latter premises situated on Lower Main Street, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, have, yesterday, arrested two men aged in their 20’s.

Readers will remember that at approximately 5:00pm, two men, one of them carrying what is understood to be a knife, had entered the said premises in Borrisoleigh village, where they had threatened a staff member demanding they hand over cash from the cash register.

The two men then exited the shop with a substancial sum of money, before driving away in a car that was parked a short distance away.

Both young men were detained at Templemore and Nenagh Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

One of the men has since been charged with the offence and was due to appear before Nenagh District Court this morning, January 15th at 10:30am.

The other man has since been released, while a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, (DPP).


Appeal For Information On Borrisoleigh Knife Robbery.

Meagher’s News Agency & Grocery, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí have renewed an appeal, seeking information from any person who may have been in the vicinity of Lower Main Street, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, (R498) between 4:30pm and 5:30pm on Sunday evening last.

Their enquiries follows the robbery from a shop in the village, by two men armed with a knife.

Gardaí say that a large quantity of cash was taken in an incident at Meagher’s Newsagent, situated on Lower Main Street, South of and immediately close to the junction of Chapel Lane, on the Templemore Road, (R501) at approximately 5:00pm, (After dark).

Anybody with any information is being asked to contact either Templemore Garda Station (Tel: 0504-32630) or Thurles Garda Station (Tel: 0504-25100).

In particular Gardaí are anxious to trace the movements or indeed the present whereabouts of a vehicle described as a grey/silver Toyota Avensis, observed on Borrisoleigh’s Main Street on that particular day.


2020 – Clonmel Gardaí Seize €275,000 In Drugs & Cash

Last February 2020, additional manpower was added to the District Drug Unit in Clonmel. The unit now consists of one Sergeant and four Gardaí.

As a result of this increase in staffing, detections of those involved in the sale and supply of drugs are up 70%, whilst incidents of simple possession are up 74%.

Suspected drugs such as cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, MDMA, alprazolam, cannabis and diazepam, with an estimated street value of €256,000, were seized along with over €20,000 in cash.

Speaking at Clonmel Garda Station, Superintendent William Leahy stated:

“We have an extremely committed group of Gardaí attached to our drugs unit here in Clonmel. With the support of our uniform Gardaí, they have a proactive approach to targeting street level drug dealing. For 2021, we will continue to disrupt and dismantle drug dealing networks and organized crime groups that effect our town so negatively”.

Drug use is a problem that we, An Garda Siochana, can’t solve alone. It is a societal issue and requires a societal response.
People who think it is ok to use drugs on a recreational basis, and think its harmless, are only fooling themselves. Not only are they damaging their health, they are also funding organised crime. Drugs have an impact on so many lives and remains a contributing factor in public order, assaults and collisions on our roads.
If you see or hear of any drug activity, please pick up the phone and call the Gardaí.”


Fly-Tipper Dumps Trash On Tipperary Roadside

Over the course of Saturday night/Sunday morning last, some uncouth barbarian had the marvellous idea of dumping his waste, having cleaned out the contents of his shed for Xmas.

However, what wasn’t such a good idea was that under the cover of darkness, he fly-tipped his unwanted waste product on the side of the Urlingford road, in the area of Leigh, Two-Mile-Borris, Co. Tipperary.

We understand the matter will be notified to Tipperary Co. Council on Monday morning, so expectd Council employees, each armed with a magnifying glass, who will arrive post haste to forensically examine the dumped content.

Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can result in a maximum fine of €3,000 if you are convicted in the District Court. If you are convicted of a litter offence, you may also have to pay the local authority’s legal costs.

Christmas 2020 could be an expensive time for some parent, whose kid once drove a plastic red Mini Cooper toy car.

Just you wait until Ms Cora Morrissey (Administrative Officer at Tipperary Co. Council’s Environment & Climate Action Section) gets to hear about this; she will be livid. Obviously her two arrogant bin detectives, employed by Tipperary Co. Council, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last March; [They were checking if I owned bins], failed to call to this fly-tipper’s home regarding his method of recycling.

Oh, I would say it was someone from Dublin, sure no person in Tipperary would behave in that fashion. Didn’t I say it then and I say it now, allowing people to travel outside their county boundaries during a Covid-19 pandemic was a bad idea. 😃😇😃😇


Tipperary Gardaí Seize Drugs Valued €1k

Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána, Co. Tipperary.

The Clonmel District Garda Drugs Unit carried out a search on a property in the Old Bridge area of Clonmel at approx 4:00pm on Thursday last, December 17th, 2020.

Drugs, suspected to be Diazepam and Amphetamines, were seized and sent for analysis. The street value of the suspected drugs seized is estimated at some €1000.

A male, understood to be in his late 20’s was arrested and detained at Clonmel Garda Station.

He has since been released pending submission of a file to the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, (DPP).