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Poor Planning As Tipperary Co. Co. Continue To Waste Taxpayers Money.

Efforts by Tipperary Co. Council engineers, same intended to slow traffic, while increasing pedestrian safety in Thurles, are proving costly for local taxpayers.

Photographs hereunder, taken today, show lights on two busy pedestrian crossings, situated on Parnell Street (comprising an area of the N62 & R498), totally eradicated; one outside Thurles Credit Union offices and the other just below the main entrance to Semple Stadium, at the busy junction of Bohernanave.

The directional signage for the village of has also been adjusted. Same image can be viewed on Slievenamon Road (N62) at the junction with Thomond Road and Fianna Road.

Of course all of this destruction is being caused by high sided vehicles forced to mount footpaths, while attempting to pass each other on strips of roadway not fit for purpose. All of these issues are being caused by poor, below standard, planning within Tipperary Co. Council’s engineering department.

Further evidence of this poor engineering ability can be viewed HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE etc. etc.

We wonder are road engineers graduating too soon from colleges, with little or no real project work being undertaken? Perhaps the problem is more the fact that lecturers engaged in giving such training, themselves lack on-the-job experience.

Thurles residents have in the past watched the money being wasted at the N62 junction, opposite Lidl on Slievenamon Road in the town, where road adjustments were required on no less than 3 different occasions, at massive cost to the taxpayer.

Meanwhile, 25 years later, after Thurles Council’s first submission for a town road bypass; local, elected representatives have failed dismally to obtain funding for a bypass for Thurles town, and now we hear same issue may be included as part of the 2040 National Development Plan.

With two elected TD’s living in the town, (one of whom, Fianna Fáil’s Mr Jackie Cahill, latter who claims to have “the ear of Micheál Martin”), now twenty five years later, Thurles is viewed as the “poor relation” of other towns in the county; as continued waste of taxpayer’s money, by Tipperary Co. Council, continues unabated, while our Local Property Taxes (LPT) increase.


Motorist Arrested For Drug Driving In Tipperary With New Garda DrugWipe Test.

Tipperary Roads Policing Unit while conducting a speed checkpoint, along the M8 (Motorway) over the past number of days, detected a vehicle speeding.

The driver subsequently failed the new roadside “DrugWipe 6 S test, which indicted the presence of cannabis.

A passenger in the vehicle also was found to be in possession of cannabis.
The cannabis was confiscated and the driver was arrested on suspicion of Drug Driving.

Further investigations are ongoing.


Victim Of Tipperary Hit & Run Named Locally.

Following intensive investigations by Gardaí, over the previous 36 hour period, a man understood to be in his early 20s, is helping Thurles Gardaí in relation to the fatal ‘hit & run’, which occurred in the vicinity of Clonmore, Templemore Co. Tipperary, early yesterday morning.

The victim, named locally as Mr Tony Cullen, sadly lost his life, while just a short distance from his home in the area.

Mr Cullen, who was unmarried, and who had spent his career in the Defence Forces, before retiring more than 10 years previously; worked as a barman in the area and was well known to village residents.
He had left a pub in the village shortly before the accident occurred, with the driver of the offending vehicle failing to remain at the scene of the accident.

Gardaí continue to appeal for witnesses to come forward as they investigated the death.


Forty Year Old Motorcyclist Looses Life In South Tipperary.

A male motorcyclist has sadly lost his life, following a collision with a lorry in South Co. Tipperary.

The fatal crash occurred on New Road, Lisronagh, Clonmel at approximately 10:00am.

The body of the motorcyclist, a man understood to be aged in his 40s, was removed to Tipperary University Hospital.

The road was closed this morning and diversions were put in place, as Gardaí awaited the arrival of forensic collision investigators.
No other injuries have been reported.

Gardaí continue to appeal for any witnesses to come forward, and are asking that any road users who may have dash camera footage, while travelling on New Road, to make same immediately available.

Gardaí are particularly looking to speak with a number of motorists who may have been present at, or driven past, the collision to make contact with them.

Any person with information is asked to contact Clonmel Garda Station, Tel: 052 617 7640, the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111, or indeed any Garda Station.


Pedestrian Looses Life In Possible Hit & Run Road Incident.

A man has lost his life, following what is believed to be a ‘hit and run’ incident, here in North Co. Tipperary, in the early hours of this morning.

The deceased man, understood to be in his 60s, was found lying by the side of the R433 road, near the village of Clonmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

Gardaí attended at the collision scene shortly after 1:00am, following which the man was sadly pronounced dead.

The body of the deceased remained at the scene this morning, with the road remaining closed to allow Gardaí undertake a full technical examination of the area.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to immediately come forward.
Road users who were travelling in the area late on Sunday night or in the early hours of this morning, (Monday, November 21st, 2022), are asked to make same immediately available.

Persons with any further information are asked to contact Thurles Garda Station, Tel: 0504 25100; Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800 666 111, or indeed any Garda station.