Well known North Tipperary businessman passes away

Nenagh's most successful businessman for many years has passed away.

Joseph “Joey” O'Connor brought supermarket shopping to the town in the 1960's and went on to open a number of other businesses in Nenagh over the years.

He was a member of Nenagh Urban Council for 20 years and was also elected to North Tipperary County Council.

Born in Silver Street in Nenagh in 1925, Joey was also a former director of Tipp FM.

He will be laid to rest in Lisbunny Cemetery after five past one Mass on Wednesday in St. Mary of the Rosary Church.