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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:34
A woman is still in garda custody this morning after being arrested in connection with the death of a man in Roscrea over the weekend.
The man died after being stabbed in the town on Sunday morning.  His body was discovered at an apartment at The Maltings.
A woman in her mid-40s was arrested a short time later and is being held at Nenagh garda station.
The victim is understood to have been a Lithuanian national who had been working in Ireland for the last eight years.
 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Friday, 18 November 2016 16:39

Tipperary town gardai are advising people to note that on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week there will be significant delays on the Limerick road in Tipperary town.

Survey work on the sewage system will take place in the area and as a result a moveable Stop & Go system will be in place between 9am and 4pm on the days in question.

Gardai warn that there will likely be heavy delays on the way out of town towards the Bohercrowe Roundabout as a result and to make the appropriate arrangements.

 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 15:55

There has been a negative response in Co Tipperary to reports that the Transport Minster Shane Ross could close the loss-making Limerick Ballybrophy line which has been found to be loss-making.

The train line runs through much of Co Tipperary and serves towns such as Birdhill, Cloughjordan, Nenagh and Roscrea.

However, a recent report found that the line is costing the taxpayer more than €550 per passenger.

Co Tipperary Labour TD and former Transport Minister Alan Kelly defended the line’s operation, saying that people in rural Ireland are entitled to services as much as those in more urbanised areas.  He went on to say that Minister Ross should be seeking investment to improve the speed and reliability of rural rail services rather than trying to find ways to shut them down.

Fianna Fail’s Jackie Cahill also told the minister ask himself whether he has done enough to try to increase passenger numbers, before shutting the line.

Also commenting on the matter today, Damien Cassidy of the Rail Restoration Group said that he has seen the negative impact that line closures can have on towns, and does not want to see it again.

 
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