Black week for
Tipp tragedies

Sophie Pearson
Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are appealing for information regarding a fatal road traffic collision at Gortnahoe, at about 10pm on Monday when a car and a motorcycle collided at Boulick, Gortnahoe, resulting in the death of a 34-year-old man. The deceased was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital and a postmortem was carried out on Tuesday. The female driver of the car was uninjured. The road was closed for an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The man’s name was not released at the time of going to press.

Gardaí at Thurles Garda Station are appealing for information regarding a fatal road traffic collision at Gortnahoe, at about 10pm on Monday when a car and a motorcycle collided at Boulick, Gortnahoe, resulting in the death of a 34-year-old man. The deceased was taken to Waterford Regional Hospital and a postmortem was carried out on Tuesday. The female driver of the car was uninjured. The road was closed for an examination by Garda Forensic Collision Investigators. The man’s name was not released at the time of going to press.

In a separate incident, Gardaí at Portlaoise are investigating a third tragic accident in which a Roscrea man died. The man, who has been named locally as Richard Greene, died following a single vehicle collision at Knockaroo, Borris-in-Ossory, on the M7 southbound on Sunday at 6.40am. Mr Greene’s vehicle collided with the crash barriers. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr Greene, who was well known around Shinrone, Clonlisk, was involved in the motorcycle club in Roscrea. He was formerly of Ballingarry, Roscrea, and Cloughjordan,

Meanwhile, a woman in her 20s was described as “critical but stable” in the Mid-Western Regional Hospital after the car in which she was a back seat passenger overturned at Portroe, Nenagh, last Saturday between 7am amd 8am.

A Carrick-on-Suir man, Joe Grinsell, died following a drowning accident at a disused quarry close to his home over the weekend. A well known athlete and cyclist, the deceased, in his 60’s was a very popular member of Clonmel AC and was known throughout the county.

And in Donegal, 24-year-old father of two and Clonmel native Conor Cunningham drowned near Ardara after getting into difficulty.