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Tipperary Gardaí Continue War On Peddlers Of Misery

Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána

Yesterday afternoon members of the District Drugs Unit on patrol in the grounds of Saint Oliver’s Church, Heywood Road Clonmel, Co. Tipperary encountered two men who fled from Gardaí.
One of the men was apprehended and had in his possession €600 of suspected cannabis herb.

The man was arrested and taken into custody.


Smash & Grab At Ely’s Centra Store, Thurles. Co. Tipperary

A thief or thieves smashed their way into Ely’s Centra Store on Kickham Street, Thurles, early this morning.

The intruder /intruders used what is believed to be the cement base of an advertising sign to smash the plate glass pane on the front door.

The normally busy store, this morning, remains closed while Gardaí investigate the criminal activity, but it is expected to open within the next half hour.

Persons with any information regarding this break-in, are requested to contact Thurles Garda Station, Tel: 0504 25100; the Garda Confidential Telephone Line at 1800 666 111, or indeed any Garda Station.


Gardaí Seize Cash & Drugs Valued €13,500 In Tipperary

Tipperary Gardaí continue war on the peddlers of misery.
Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána

Gardaí seize suspected drugs and cash valued at €13,500 in Co. Tipperary yesterday evening.

Shortly before 7:00pm Gardaí from the Detective Branch in Carrick-on-Suir and the Clonmel District Drugs Unit; assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit, carried out a search of an address at Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir.

Items located included cash, together with some 3,300 suspected addictive Alprazolam tablets and suspected cannabis herb with a value of approximately €10,000 was seized during the course of the search.

A man, understood to be aged in his 30’s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Clonmel Garda Station.

At around 11:00pm a further search was carried out at an address at Kickham Place, Mullinahone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary by the same Gardaí.

Here, suspected cannabis herb, amphetamines and cash to the value of €3,500, were seized, along with a weighing scales and mobile phones.
No arrests were made during the last search but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.


“Operation Coronation” – Six Gang Suspects Arrested

Six further individuals have been arrested as part of “Operation Coronation”, following searches last Wednesday in counties Tipperary, Limerick and Clare, latter targeting associates and interests supporting organised crime in Co. Limerick. This brings to 20 the number of people arrested as part of a Garda investigation into organised crime in the mid-west region.

Last Wednesday evening, June 17th, further searches resulted in the recovery of €40,000 in cash, along with evidence relating to the sale and supply of controlled drugs. A total of 11 bank accounts had already been frozen, containing in excess of €200,000.

Four high-value cars were seized with one vehicle seized for having no valid insurance.

On Saturday morning last, June 20th, a further search of waste ground in the area of Prospect, Co Limerick, located two firearms and a telescopic, expandable Taser stun baton; found all protected by plastic wrapping.

A number of the individuals arrested have now been charged; having appeared before the court. Files on a number of others also arrested and facing charges, are expected to appear before the courts over the coming weeks, once files have been prepared by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.


Book Of Condolence For Det. Gda. Colm Horkan Open At Thurles Garda Station

The funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan shot dead in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Thursday last, will take place in his home town of Charlestown on Sunday next.

As a mark of respect, books of condolence have been opened at garda stations all over the country including here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pictured Above: Former Catholic Archbishop of Cashel and Emly, Dr. Dermot Clifford signs the Book of Condolence, opened for deceased Detective Garda Colm Horkan, in Thurles Garda Station. Dr. Clifford was present at the Garda Passing Out Ceremony of Det. Gda. Horkan, some years ago.
Picture G. Willoughby.

The Mayo native joined the Garda in 1994 and attended at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Co. Tipperary, at the same time as sadly the late Detective Garda Adrian Donohue, latter also fatally shot dead in Bellurgan, Co Louth on the 25th January 2013, during a robbery on a Credit Union office, by an armed gang of five people.

Described by all who knew him as the quintessential local guard; well reputed and always available for any problem, big or small; alas, Det. Gda. Horkan, who had only been assigned to plain clothes duty a few weeks ago, has now become the 89th member of An Garda Síochána to be slain, at the age of just 49 years.

Predeceased by his mother Dolores and twin sister Colette; Det. Gda. Horkan will be sadly missed by his heartbroken family; father Marty; sister Deirdre; brothers Aiden, Brendan, Dermot and Padraig; sisters-in-law; aunts Kitty (Walsh, Charlestown), Colette (Brennan) and Vera (Hora, USA); nieces; nephews; extended relatives; colleagues in An Garda Síochána; neighbours and wide circle of friends.

Detective Garda Colm Horkan will lie in repose at the family funeral home on Saturday afternoon, with removal on Sunday morning to arrive at St. James’s Church, Charlestown for Funeral Mass at 12:00 noon, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

The funeral Mass will be broadcast live HERE and on Midwest Radio.

The extended Horkan 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.

Note Please: Family flowers only.