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wind speed: 4 m/s SW
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Death Of Josie O’Shea, Templetouhy, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 22nd October 2017, of Mrs Josie O’Shea (née Lee), No. 5 Chapel Lane, Templetouhy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Liam, son Seán and daughter Siobhán; Mrs O’Shea passed away most deeply regretted by her sons Liam and Seamus; grandchildren Siobhán, Rachel and Sarah; daughter-in-law Rose; brothers; brother-in-law; sisters-in law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Shea will repose at her residence on tomorrow evening, Monday 23rd October 2017, from 6.30pm with Rosary at 9.00pm. Removal will take place on Tuesday morning at 11.15am to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Templetouhy, Thurles. Co. Tipperary. Requiem Mass will take place at 11.30am followed by interment immediately afterwards in Templeree Cemetery, Co. Tipperary.

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Ireland In Line For Further Wind Storms

“Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!
You cataracts and hurricanoes, spout
Till you have drench’d our steeples, drown’d the cocks!”

Extract from the play ‘King Lear’ – by William Shakespeare.

Having endured storm ‘Ophelia’ and ‘Brian’, in recent days, Ireland could be in line for a further brutalising wind pommelling, as forecasters predict that we can expect threats from storms named ‘Hector’, ‘Octavia’, ‘Tali’ and ‘Winifred’, all due in the coming months.

Names for the Wind Storm Season – 2017/18 – Ireland & UK 

Aileen; Brian; Caroline; Dylan; Eleanor; Fionn; Georgina; Hector; Iona; James; Karen; Larry; Maeve; Niall; Octavia; Paul; Rebecca; Simon; Tali; Victor, and Winifred.

Names for the Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Season – 2017 – United States

Arlene; Bret; Cindy; Don; Emily; Franklin; Gert; Harvey; Irma; Jose; Katia; Lee; Maria; Nate; Ophelia; Philippe; Rina; Sean; Tammy; Vince, and Whitney.

To be granted a name, a storm must give rise to either a ‘Status Orange’ or ‘Status Red’ weather warning. Some 21 names are chosen from suggestions submitted by the public; sent to the United Kingdom and to Met Éireann, jointly. One name is picked for each letter of the alphabet, (apart from Q, U, X, Y and Z).  Each categorised storm is then named according to the agreed list, having been alternated between genders and before being ordered alphabetically, e.g. Aileen; Brian; Caroline, Dylan etc.

Front Line Repair Crews and Contractors

In the wake of storm ‘Ophelia’, ESB repair crews made up of some 2,500 persons and some 1,000 contractors were mobilised to report to their local depots to engage with 6,000 separate locations requiring repairs, with an unprecedented 385,000 homes and business premises, devoid of power. Crews mustered at 6.30am each morning at their depots, working until 10.00pm each night. Hot breakfasts were supplied by Caterers to feed those assembled before going out. Many cancelled holiday leave to meet the needs of the emergency.
An extra 250 crew members were brought in from Northern Ireland, Scotland, France and the UK.
Priority was given to essential services, e.g. Water treatment plants, Health networks and Garda services; all backed up by the Irish army.

To all persons involved on the front line goes our thanks.

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Death Of Sadie Walsh Formerly Loughmore, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 20th October 2017, of Mrs Sadie Walsh (née McGrath) “Loughmore”, Upper Rock Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly of Loughmore, Templemore Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Michael; Mrs Walsh passed away peacefully while in the loving care of Dr. Alan Mulgrew and Dr. John Chute and all of the Staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family, Diarmuid, Justin, Canice and Michelle; her grandchildren; daughters-in-law Róisin, Caroline and Deirdre; son-in-law Tom; sister Sr. M. Annunciation (Sisters of Mercy Community); sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Walsh will repose at the Gleasure Funeral Home, Matt Talbot Road, Balloonagh, Tralee, Co. Kerry on Sunday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, with removal at 4.30pm to the Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan, Upper Rock Street, Gallowsfields, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday morning at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Rath Cemetery, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Road Users In Tipperary Take Care

While the continuous and often torrential rain experienced here in Thurles and the surrounding countryside today has now ceased, readers are advised to drive with exceptional care tonight.

Expect to encounter severe flooding on many Tipperary roads, including particularly in the areas of Moyne, Templetuohy, and close to Drish Bridge on the Thurles – Dublin route.

Storm Brian this weekend, while not expected to be anywhere near as damaging as Storm Ophelia; nevertheless our friends in Met Éireann has issued a Status Orange wind warning for a number of coastal counties to come into effect on Saturday morning.

Those using the roads are also warned that there may be trees weakened by Storm Ophelia, that could still be knocked over by strong winds, expected this weekend. Land and property owners are therefore requested to check for effected trees / dangerous overhanging branches on their property boundaries.

Meanwhile, sadly, the funeral Mass of Co. Tipperary native Mr Michael Pyke took place today at the Church of the Holy Family, in his home town of Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary; before being interned in St. Finnian’s Cemetery.

The 31-year-old was fatally killed when a section of a tree hit him on a road close to Ardfinnan on Monday afternoon last, at the height of Storm Ophelia.

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Death Of Jimmy Butler, Milestone, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death today, Thursday 19th October 2017, of Mr Jimmy Butler, Gurth, Milestone, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Mr Butler passed away while in the loving care of the Staff of St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his brother Stephen and his sisters Sr. Rose, Sr. Cissy and Theresa Ryan; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary; daughter Breda; sons Michael and John; daughters-in-law Sarah and Geraldine; son-in-law Jerry; grandchildren; sisters Kathleen Murphy, and Mary Berkery; brother-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Butler will repose at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on tomorrow evening, Friday, Oct. 20th, from 6.00pm, with removal at 8.00pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Hollyford, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday morning next, October 21st, at 11.30am, followed by  interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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