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Gardaí Appeal To Parents To Educate Children With Regards To ‘Ghosting’

An Garda Síochána have been made aware of a social media trend circulating online called ‘ghosting’.

This ongoing trend challenges persons to lie on a roadway with a sheet placed over them, in an attempt to stop oncoming traffic. This activity is extremely irresponsible and poses a serious danger to those taking part in the ‘ghosting’ and to unsuspecting motorists.

Gardaí attended an incident in the southern region, in recent days, where a youth received a number of minor injuries while participating in this activity.

Emergency services escorted the youth to hospital where she was treated for injuries sustained to her back, torso and ankle. She remained admitted to hospital for a number of days.

An Garda Síochána are urging people not to engage in this social media trend. Gardaí are particularly appealing to parents to educate their children on the dangers of participating in such activity and to highlight the importance of being visible, while using Irish roads.


Warning To Tipperary Motorists

Here in Thurles an enormous amount of traffic is traversing the narrow Mill Road area of the town. Same is as a result of the temporary irresolvable log-jam caused by the upgrading of Liberty Square.

This increase in traffic in turn has led to road surface problems on the corner of where the Mill Road joins the N62 at Turtulla Cross, west of the Archerstown Industrial Estate and south of Thurles Golf Club, on the south facing corner of that junction.

Photo: G. Willoughby.

Currently, there exists a 23 centimetres (9ins) deep pothole, approximately 1 meter (3ft) across, which has been demanding immediate attention over the last fortnight.

With no one taking care of our town presently, small passenger vehicles, in particular, need to take special care and attention, particularly after dark if the hole fills with water.


North Tipp Expected To Benefit From Daily Bus Upgrade

Bus Éireann is to create 120 new jobs, thus providing an increase in services across the 26 counties.

This newest upgrade will be funded by the National Transport Authority, through the Government’s July stimulus package.

In the coming weeks North Co. Tipperary is expected to benefit from a daily bus service in Portroe, offering a daily service to Limerick and Nenagh for the first time.

This announcement comes just three months after Bus Éireann announced the suspension of several Expressway routes as a result of financial pressures, latter brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bus Éireann CEO Mr Stephen Kent expects further growth in passenger numbers in the regions where services are upgraded and claims people will return to using public transport.

Minister for Transport Mr Eamon Ryan has stated that by providing more choice and frequency of service, as a country we can connect more communities and encourage the switch from cars, thus reducing traffic, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.


Sunday, November 15th – World Day Of Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

Sunday, November 15th 2020 will be the third Sunday in November, when on this day each year the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) seeks to remember the millions of lives, world wide, lost or injured due to tragic road crashes.

On this day we also seek to pay tribute to the many emergency responders and medical professionals obliged to deal with the trauma of road deaths and the various injuries incurred by such incidents, on a daily basis.

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), nearly 1.25 million people across the world loose their lives in road crashes every year. This figure equates to approximately 3,424 deaths per day.

2018 saw the safest recorded year on Irish roads, nevertheless there were 142 lives lost in 135 fatal crashes.

Up to 1:00pm on December 31st 2019 a total of 148 people died on Ireland’s roads as a result of 137 fatal crashes; 13 of these deaths, alas, occurring in Co. Tipperary, that very same year.

In the majority of the above cases, these vehicle crashes were completely preventable.


Overturned Truck Blocking Thurles Side Of N62

Reports are coming in that there is an overturned truck blocking the N62 in both directions on the Thurles side of Templemore, near the Templemore Golf Club.

Nobody has been injured in the incident.

Gardaí are at the scene and diversions are in place, but do travel with caution.