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Mother of Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan dies in New Year's Day car crash

The mother of The Pogues' frontman Shane MacGowan has died in a car crash, gardai said.

Therese MacGowan, 87, became the first person to die on Co Tipperery's roads when the car she was driving struck a wall in Ballintoher on New Year's Day.

Ms MacGowan, the car's sole occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene near her home in Silvermines at around 3pm.

A Garda spokesman said the crash was being treated as an accident.

"It would appear to be a single car collision with a wall," he added.

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