‘A quantity of drugs was seized at a party in Mitchelstown’ in January 1997, following a search under warrant. Approximately 20 people were attending the party when gardai arrived at the house, with one individual being detained for questioning. A quantity of ecstasy was discovered and a file was prepared for the DPP.
An estimated 200 people, ‘from a variety of different interest groups’, attended a public meeting in Kilbehenny to discuss plans and organise official objections to the setting up a salmonid fish farm on the River Funcheon in the Galty Mountains. Farming Enterprises Ltd lodged a planning application with Tipperary South Riding County Council ‘to rear a particular strain of arctic char on the south-side of Galtymore’. Chairman of Mitchelstown Trout Anglers, Dan Roche, informed The Avondhu that objections would be made on ‘environmental grounds and also to prevent the spread of disease and so that the community at large…. continue to have the use of this (the Galtees) outstanding amenity’.