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Death Of Peg Cleere, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It it with sadness that we learned of the death today, Monday 21st January 2019, of Mrs Margaret (Peg) Cleere (née Delaney), Kilbraugh Coalbrook The Commons, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and formerly Droimnin Nursing, Stradbally and Ballyraggett Co. Kilkenny.

Predeceased by her loving husband Neill; Mrs Cleere passed away peacefully while in her 97th year.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving brothers Stephen and Declan; sister Alice; brothers in law; sisters in law; nieces; nephews; grandnieces; grandnephews; extended relatives and a close circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements:
The earthly remains of Mrs Cleere will lie in repose at Doyle’s Funeral Home, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny, on Tuesday evening from 5.00pm with Rosary recited at 8.00pm.

Removal on Wednesday morning to the Church of The Assumption, Ballingarry (SR) Upper, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Christy Behan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death, on Saturday 19th January 2019, of Mr Christopher (Christy) Behan, Glengoole, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Kilbarrack, Co. Dublin.

Mr Behan passed away peacefully, following a short illness at the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his daughter Noeleen; son William; daughter-in-law Patricia; grandchildren Thomas and Ben; brother Jack; sisters Liz and Kay; nieces; nephews; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements:
The earthly remains of Mr Behan will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Killenaule, on tomorrow evening, Tuesday 22nd January 2019, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm,  to arrive at the Church of St. Patrick & St. Oliver, Glengoole, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday morning at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in adjoining Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Tom Ryan – “In A Storm Steadfast”

In A Storm Steadfast.

Courtesy of Thurles Author & Poet Tom Ryan ©

There’s a house by the sea in my summers
Low the shoreline hugging and the rocks,
And one wild night in a storm I wondered
If the waves that lashed the rooftop then
Would engulf my friend therein.
Next day in his quiet and laughter,
Pipe in hand and glad happy
As the day is long,
He told salt tales of the battering waves
That lashed him all the years.
“Hit bad storms in Eighty Nine,
But little it mattered ever or then,
My mind it knows its peace,
And I sleep
Undisturbed by the wrath of the universe.”

END

Tom Ryan, “Iona”, Rahealty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Patrick Bourke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It it with sadness that we learned of the death today, Sunday 20th January 2019, of Mr Patrick Bourke, Leigh, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his wife Nell and son Pat; the passing of Mr Bourke is most deeply regretted by his sons Seamus, Mattie and Michael; daughter Geraldine; son-in-law; daughters-in-law; grandchildren; great grandchildren; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Bourke will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road Thurles, on Tuesday evening, January 22nd from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday morning, January 23rd at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the local cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Tipperary Fifth On List Of FSAI’s Offending Food Outlets

The Health Service Executive (HSE), on behalf of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), inspect tens of thousands of food establishments throughout Ireland every year.

Note: Food safety legislation here in Ireland sets standards which food businesses must stringently adhere to, and no short-cuts are acceptable or permitted, when it comes to ensuring the protection of consumer health.

The number of food outlets (takeaways, restaurants, wholesalers, butchers and retailers etc) shut down in Ireland last year, rose by over 25%; when compared to the previous year 2017, with 66 enforcement orders activated across Ireland.
The FSAI have described this increase as totally unacceptable, stating there are “absolutely no excuses for negligent food practices”.

Last year Dublin saw the largest number of such offenders; numbering in total 22; [(Northside (12),  Southside (10)]; however, when broken down by population, it was Co. Louth which fared the worst with 6 closure orders instigated across the county, wrestling the title relating to hygiene-related activities held previously from Co. Donegal.

Counties that were given a clean bill of health in 2018, included Kerry, Wicklow, Offaly, Waterford, Sligo, Kildare, Leitrim and Longford.

While food providing establishments in Thurles town, here in the Premier County also received a clean bill of health; County Tipperary, as a whole entity, comes in at 5th place on a list of 15 named offending counties; which include Kilkenny, Laois, Carlow, Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Clare, Galway, Louth, Meath, Mayo, Westmeath, Cavan and Donegal.

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