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Irish Rail Advise Customers To Check Journey Details This Weekend.

Iarnród Éireann are advising customers to check their journey details prior to travelling this weekend.

Note: A full list of available services can be viewed on line, on Irish Rail’s web application, Journey Planner, or by Telephoning (0504) 21733 or (01) 836 6222.

Over this weekend, Dublin Cork and Limerick rail line services, affecting Thurles, are set to be disrupted with service cancellations and bus replacement transfers, latter which will impact several Munster and Leinster counties.

For commuters travelling to Dublin, Irish Rail confirm that Dart services are also expected to be somewhat restricted.

On tomorrow, Saturday, November 9th, 2019, Irish Rail confirm that the following changes will apply.

21:00 hrs: Dublin Heuston to Cork will operate using a bus transfer from Heuston serving Portlaoise and Thurles, when commuters will then continue their journey by train from Thurles to Cork.

20:25 hrs: Cork to Dublin Heuston reverse run will operate again back to Thurles only, with bus transfers in operation beginning from Thurles; serving Portlaoise, Portarlington, Monasterevin, Kildare, Newbridge and Heuston.

On Sunday, November 10th the 08:30hrs Heuston to Tralee service is deferred to the later time of 09:00hrs.

Iarnród Éireann, apologising for this disruption to services, state that this investment of some €10 million in overall line improvements, will lead to greater service reliability; smoother running of trains and will further deliver a consistent 160kph speeds (100 mph), which in turn will deliver shorter journey times for its consumers.


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Can you, our readers, spot the stupidity in the picture hereunder, by 12:00 noon tomorrow, Monday October 28th. Thurles people only, with the correct answer will have their names placed into a raffle, with the final winner taking home one cash prize of €50.00.
Note: The name of the winner will be published on this website.

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Oh, and by the way, Councillor Mr Jim Ryan, the new signs are not replacing the “old outdated signs”; same old signs still remain in place to this very day, to the embarrassment of Thurles town dwellers.
One such embassassment indeed exists within metres from your own front gate on Manor Mill Road, which you, as an elected councillor, from 2008 to current date, has driven past several times daily, for the last 11 years.

Readers please note: The Erin Foods factory that had been in operation in Thurles, Co Tipperary, for 46 years, closed in June 2008, with the loss of 95 jobs, never to be replaced.

While it may take, as in this case, over 15 months to be acted on; note, of course we do not mind Co. Councillors making “gratuitous acclaim” on their social media pages for that which we have highlighted on numerous occasions, e.g. [July 10th 2018] – [March 21st, 2019], same brought about by “the unyoked humour of said councillor’s continued idleness”. Yes, we intend to continue to highlight such issues into the future, in our attempt to highlight that which requires immediate action, within our local community.

Thurles.Info are delighted to observe that at last local Thurles Municipal District councillors are reading our website and taking the information, gleaned from same, to Tipperary Co. Council meetings.

Perhaps Councillor Mr Jim Ryan might like to make contact again with Tipperary Co. Council engineers, tomorrow morning; as their appointed workforce would appear to have been working in the dark on the Templemore Road in the last few days.

Do check in with us in the coming days, when we again hope to bring “a rush of blood” to the faces of our local elected representatives.


Contract Signed For Refurbishment Of Liberty Square, Thurles.

Liberty Square, Thurles. (Top of picture facing in an easterly direction. New car parking area outlined on right hand side.)
Picture G. Willoughby

The contract for the long-awaited refurbishment of Liberty Square in Thurles was signed yesterday October 24th. Plans had initially been finalised and announced first in February 2017.

The Company of Mr David Walsh Civil Engineering Ltd has been successful in winning the Tipperary Co. Council tender.

We understand that work is expected to commence towards the end of November 2019, beginning first with the new carpark provision, same located on the southside of the town. Work here is expected to be completed in approximately four months, (March 2020).

Work to refurbish Liberty Square itself is then expected to begin in March 2020.


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.


Cow Killed By Train Near Limerick Junction.

Passengers travelling with Irish Rail experienced significant delays this evening after a locomotive struck a cow in Co. Tipperary.

The 5.25pm train travelling near Limerick Junction was forced to halt after it struck and killed a cow which had strayed unto the railway tracks.

As a result of the incident damage was done to the train, however it is understood that no staff or passengers were injured.

It became necessary to call in a maintenance crew, thus resulting in major delays, while anabling the track to be cleared.