Uninsured Vehicle Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of Drug Driving.

A Tipperary Roads Policing Unit, carrying out ‘Hi-Visibility’ patrols in Nenagh Co. Tipperary earlier today, intercepted a vehicle, which it flagged for having no insurance using the new Garda Insurance Application.

The driver of the vehicle was also arrested on suspicion of drug driving, having failed a roadside ‘DrugWipe’ test for Cocaine.

The vehicle in question was seized, with a Court appearance to follow.


Driver With Learner Permit Arrested For Drug Driving In Tipperary.

Tipperary Roads Policing Unit; latter carrying out speed compliance checks in the Tipperary North area, detected a vehicle travelling at 89km/h in a 50km zone in the Birdhill area of the county.

The driver, a new learner permit holder, was identified driving unaccompanied and with no L-plates displayed.
Having failed a ‘DrugWipe’ test for Cannabis, he was arrested on suspicion of Drug Driving.

The motor vehicle has now been seized, with a Court appearance to follow.


Thurles Area Speeds Detected By Garda Traffic Unit Today.

“It won’t kill you to slow down”.

One Tipperary Road Policing Unit detected the following speeds this morning, during speed compliance checks carried out in just one 60km/h zone within the Thurles, Co. Tipperary District.

From the picture shown directly above; readers can view a total disregard, by some motorists, for other road users, pedestrians and recommended speed limit signs.
The speeds shown are truly well in excess of the recommended speed limit signs clearly/visibly posted within that vicinity.

Fixed charge notices showing exact fines and penalty points will now issue to all offenders.


Livestock Shot Near Killoscully, Newport, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí are understood to be currently investigating the shooting of livestock, which took place in Co. Tipperary, between Friday April 5th and Sunday April 7th last.

Two farm animals, a cow and a bull, were shot in a field in the townslands of Lackabrack near the tiny village of Killoscully, located approximately 8 kilometres (5 mls) northeast of Newport, Co. Tipperary.

The cow has died as a result of the incident and while the bull has survived, it is expected that same may have to be put down.

It is also understood that just one bullet penetrated both animals, striking the the cow first before entering the second animal.

It is thought that the shooting may have been accidental and to this end, Gardaí are particularly anxious to confirm if any individual may have been hunting in the area over that weekend and have invited hunters in that area to make themselves known.

In January this year (2024) a man sustained a gunshot wound to the arm, following a similar incident at a sports venue near the village of Rear Cross in Co Tipperary.


Stolen Timber – Gardaí Seek Your Assistance.

Thurles Gardaí are seeking assistance following a significant amount of timber having been stolen between the dates Saturday April 6th and Monday April 9th 2024, from Killeens, Ballynonty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The timber had been installed as part of the ‘Littleton Labyrinth Walkway’, in association with Bord na Mona and Tipperary Co. Council.

Any person with information is being asked to please contact Thurles Garda station, Tel: 0504-25100.