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Death Of Mrs Cáit O’Meara, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 20th April 2019, of Mrs Cáit O’Meara, The Commons, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mrs O’Meara is most deeply regretted by her loving family; her sons Michael, Pat and Sean; daughters Geraldine and Catherine; son-in-law Dick; partners Kathy and Andy; grandchildren Adrian, Nora, Richard and Shane, great-grand-daughters Lilah and Taylagh; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs O’Meara will lie in repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Killenaule on Tuesday evening next, April 23rd, from 4.45pm to 6.45pm, to arrive at the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry (SR), Thurles, at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday morning at 11.30pm, followed by interment immediately afterwards in adjoining Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Ned Stapleton, Borrisoleigh, Tipperary.

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 20th April 2019, of Mr Edward (Ned) Stapleton, No. 21 Knockanevin, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ranelagh Road, Co. Dublin.

Predeceased by his loving wife Bridie; Mr Stapleton passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. His passing is most deeply regretted his sons John and Gerard; his daughters in law Kitt and Phil; grandchildren; great grandson; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Stapleton will lie in repose at his residence this evening, Sunday April 21st, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at Ileigh Church, Borrisoleigh, on Monday morning at 11:30am, for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by interment in Mount Jerome Cemetery, Dublin on Wednesday April 24th at 1.30pm.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of James Clutterbuck, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness that we report the death today, Saturday 20th April 2019, of Mr James Clutterbuck, Viewmount, Mohober, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary; Ballingarry (SR), Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Callan, Co. Kilkenny.

Predeceased by his beloved wife Angela, his grand-daughter Emily and his sister Mary Gordon; Mr Clutterbuck passed away peacefully while in the loving care of doctors, nurses and staff at Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, following a short illness, most bravely borne.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving children William, Emma, Catriona, Thomas, Gerard and Richard; daughters-in-law Katherina, Hilary, Agata and Irina; son-in-law Nic; Emma’s partner Pat; his grandchildren Sam, Caleb, Morgan, Walter, Elizabeth, Sophie, Abi, Alex and Elise; brother-in-law Derek; sister-in-law Nellie; nieces; nephews; extended relatives; neighbours and his wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Clutterbuck will lie in repose at Molloy’s Funeral Home, Callan Co. Kilkenny on Easter Monday from 5.00pm with Funeral Prayers at 8.00pm, followed by removal to the Church of the Assumption, Ballingarry.

Requiem Mass will be held on Tuesday morning at 11.30am followed by interment immediately afterwards in Killaghy Cemetery, Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary.

Please Note: House Private.

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Death Of Dinny Manton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 19th April 2019, of Mr Denis (Dinny) Manton, Borroway, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his parents and infant sister; Mr Manton passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness most bravely borne.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Geraldine; sons Martin and Denis; daughters Majella and Maria; grandchildren Keith, Shane, Ciara, Martin and Callum; son-in-law Eddie; daughter-in-law Aileen; sisters Margaret, Ena, Marian and Anne; brothers-in-law Stephen, John and Jimmy; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Manton will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home Lognafulla, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Sunday evening, April 21st from 4.30pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles, at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday morning, April 22nd, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Donations, if desired, to the Irish Cancer Society.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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University Hospital Limerick Once Again Most Overcrowded

This Article Should Be Read In Its Entirety.

U.H.L – Most overcrowded Hospital in Ireland

This morning, April 18th, 2019, nationwide, some four hundred and twenty-six patients are waiting for beds at hospitals in the Republic of Ireland.

Once again University Hospital Limerick, latter which serves North Tipperary, is the worst affected, with 58 patients on trolleys just starting the day.

Earlier this month, overcrowding in University Hospital Limerick was compared to that of a scene in a hospital, where a major national disaster had occurred, following 81 people found on trolleys on April 3rd last, with patient numbers jumping to above 90 as the day progressed.

A signed five page ‘Open Letter’ to the Mid-West Region, latter which includes North Tipperary.

Today, five Doctors, based at University Hospital Limerick, have written an open five (5) page letter outlining the continued serious challenges faced not just by hospital staff, but also by acutely ill patients unable to secure in-patient beds.

It is with profound regret, the five Doctors most justifiably claim that unacceptable numbers of elderly and frail patients are being left waiting, far too long, in their hospital emergency area, in the hope of a bed being located.

The open letter addressed to “the people of the Mid-West Region from the Clinical Directors of UL Hospitals Group”, can be read by clicking HERE.

The letter states that no matter how excellent an emergency department is “and the new one at UHL is a superb modern facility”, serious problems arise if there are not enough beds and enough access to staff, including doctors, nurses, diagnostics staff and step-down facilities.

Facts, stated in the letter, compare Beaumont Hospital in Dublin with University Hospital Limerick (UHL), thus further highlighting the vast urban / rural divide that exists in the Republic of Ireland.

Beaumont Hospital Dublin compared with University Hospital Limerick

[A] Beaumont Hospital Dublin has a whole-time staff of 3,728. University Hospital Limerick has 2,851 equivalent personnel. [UHL short 877 personnel]

[B] Beaumont Hospital Dublin serves a catchment area of 290,000 people. University Hospital Limerick, serving the Mid West catchment area, serves 385,000 people. [A difference of 95,000 people]

[C] Beaumont Hospital Dublin has 630 in-patient beds, while University Hospital Limerick has 454. [UHL short 176 beds].

[D] Beaumont Hospital Dublin had 52,856 new emergency department (ED) presentations last year. University Hospital Limerick had 63,850 new ED presentations last year, or 21% difference. [UHL admitted 10,994 more emergency patients].

Sorry “Mary from Tipperary” and “Garret from South Tipperary”, I suspect their remains no place for Fine Gael representing Tipperary dwellers in the next elections. This is despite your brochures showing that both of you were photographed beside An Taoiseach, Mr Leo Eric Varadkar and despite your weekly regular ramblings, broadcast to the Tipperary public on Radio TippFM. Perhaps you should set up offices in an area served by Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, if you wish to be in with a chance at that €94,535 basic TD salary, plus expenses.

The silence may remain deafening presently in Thurles and Tipperary in general, but the Ballot Box, no doubt, will confirm my suspicions.

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