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Updated: 02/01/17 : 07:35:16

Shane MacGowan's mother dies in road accident

Singer Shane MacGowan with his mother Therese at the family home in Tipperary
The woman who died in a road accident in Co Tipperary yesterday was the mother of Pogues lead singer Shane MacGowan .

Therese MacGowan, 87, became the first road death victim of 2017 when her car struck a wall at Ballintoher, near Nenagh.

Mrs MacGowan, the only occupant of the car, was fatally injured and was pronounced dead at the scene and was taken removed to Limerick University Hospital for a post mortem examination.

Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on 067-50450, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.