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M. Lowry TD Welcomes Youth Club Equipment Scheme Funding

Deputy Michael Lowry TD has welcomed funding of €106,351, made available today, for the county of Tipperary, under the Local Youth Club Equipment Scheme.

The Scheme was initially developed to support the work of youth volunteers, to enhance the experience of members, and to provide vital equipment to local youth clubs and groups. The funding was provided through the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone T.D., and the Scheme is administered by Tipperary Education and Training Boards.

These grants will assist clubs in the purchase of camping, gaming, sports and audio visual equipment. Other clubs, for example, have used the grant, in the past, to purchase musical equipment, latter which would have otherwise remained unavailable to members.

The Youth organisations who are the beneficiaries of funding are shown as follows:-
Boys Brigade Roscrea €5,000.00; Boys Brigade Nenagh €4,840.00; Buion Naomh Nicholas Guides €5,000.00; Cashel District Girl Guides €4,713.00; Clerihan Foróige Club €4,875.00; Clonmore Youth Group €5,000.00; Cosy Café Carrick €5,000.00; Drom & Inch Youth Club €5,000.00; Girls Friendly Society Cloughjordan €3,327.00; Girls Friendly Society Nenagh €5,000.00; Girls Friendly Society Roscrea €5,000.00; Holycross Youth Club €5,000.00; Kilsheelan Foróige Club €4,934.00; Lattin Cullen Junior Youth Club €4,994.00; Lattin Cullen Senior Youth Club €4,870.00; Moyne Templetuohy Girl Guides €4,307.00; Order of Malta Cadets Cashel €5,000.00; Order of Malta Cadets Thurles €4,995.00; Roscrea Youth Centre €5,000.00; Scouting Group Cahir €5,000.00; Scouting Group Carrick on Suir €4,515.00, and finally Scouting Group Cashel €4,981.00.

“This funding is extremely welcome and will continue to support the excellent and valuable work undertaken by youth volunteers, enabling them to enhance the experience of members within the Youth Club sectors”, stated Lowry.


Death Of Bridget Spillane, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 13th December 2017, of Mrs Bridget (Tess) Spillane, (née Healy), Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Loving wife of the late Stephen Spillane, Mrs Spillane passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.

The passing of Mrs Spillane is sadly missed and most deeply regretted by her daughter Anne; sons Edmond, John and Brendan; daughters-in-law Anne, Geraldine and Ann; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Spillane will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Lognafulla, Thurles on tomorrow evening, Friday, 15th December 2017, from 5.00pm, with removal at 8.00pm to the Church of St. James, Two-mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday morning, 16th December 2017, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Two-Mile-Borris cemetery.

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Help Locate Missing Tipperary Man

Family and friends of Mr Will Tiernan, pictured left, have issued an urgent appeal in an attempt to trace the missing Nenagh native, since he was last seen in the very early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Tipperary man was last seen, at approximately 2.00am, on Tuesday morning on Denmark Street in Limerick city.

A psychiatric nurse; we understand that Mr Tiernan had been out with colleagues at the Icon Nightclub on Monday and it remains completely out of character for him not to report for roistered workplace duty in Limerick.

We understand that the photo shown above, on left, was taken on the night he disappeared. He was also still wearing the same casual style jumper, when he was last observed by his work colleagues.

A widespread social media appeal has now begun and anyone with information as to his present whereabouts, is asked to contact Henry Street, Garda Station in Limerick on Tel: (061) 212400, any Garda Station, or the Garda Confidential Line on Tel: 1800-666-111.


Tipperary Towns – Free Parking Regulations Christmas 2017

Co. Tipperary Christmas shoppers can avail of limited free car parking in all towns car parks presently controlled by Tipperary County Council, during December 2017.

Limited seasonal parking has been agreed as follows:-

The towns of Thurles: Roscrea: Templemore: Shoppers can avail of free car parking in County Council car parks during December ending on Saturday, December 23rd.

Nenagh: County Council car parks are free from Saturday, December 16th, to Wednesday, December 27th, inclusive. Note: Railway station car park continues to be free for the foreseeable future.

The towns of Cashel: Tipperary Town: Cahir: Free parking on Saturdays in all County Council car parks until and including December 31st.

Clonmel: Free parking on every Saturday in December in Abbey Street, Mary Street, Gordon Place, Mick Delahunty Square, Kickham Street, Upper Irishtown, Lower Irishtown, Quay Street, Suirside, and the County Council car park situated on Suir Island.

Note: Rules regarding ‘On-street Parking Fees’  will continue to apply, throughout the festive season.


Death Of Thomas Dwyer, Drumbane, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, 12th December 2017, of Mr Thomas (Tommy) Dwyer, The Bungalow, Drumbane, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly Clonealy, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his brother Paddy and his sister in law Mary; Mr Dwyer passed away peacefully while in the loving care of the staff of the Hermitage Medical Clinic, Lucan Co. Dublin.

His passing is most deeply regretted by sister, Sr. Winnie (Swansea); and his brothers Jimmy and Mattie; his loving partner Mary and her family; nephew Donal; niece Caroline; and her husband Rinaldo; grandnieces Lorna and Ella; grandnephew Luke; extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Dwyer will repose at Hayes’ Funeral Chapel, Clonoulty, Thurles, tomorrow evening Thursday (December 14th) from 5.00pm, with removal at 7.00pm to the Church of Jesus Christ Our Saviour, Rossmore, Cashel.

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday morning, at 11:30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Note Please: Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to Suir Haven Cancer Support Centre.

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