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Death Of Michael Nevin, Drom, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday, Tuesday, 5th July, 2022, of Mr Michael Nevin, Drom, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Coolderry, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Pre-deceased by his parents Bill and Mary, and sisters Eithne, Marie and Pauline; the passing of Mr Nevin is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Grace, sons William and David, daughter-in-law Lucy, granddaughter Isabella, brothers Billy and Pat, sisters Irene, Margaret, Frances, Claire and Joan, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Nevin will repose for Requiem Mass in the Church of St. Mary, Barna, Drom, Co. Tipperary, on Friday next, July 8th, at 11:30am, followed by interment, immediately afterwards, in Coolderry Cemetery, Birr, Co. Offaly.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended the funeral service for Mr Nevin, but due to distance or ill health are unable to do so; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to continuing Covid-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Nevin family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time.

Note please: House private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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Launch of Forensic Science Ireland’s Annual Report 2021

Human Remains
  • Almost 24,000 cases processed by FSI in 2021.
  • Assisted in the identification of 13 unidentified human remains.
  • Worked with An Garda Síochána on 15 serious crime reviews, dating as far back as 1985.

The Minister for Justice, Mrs Helen McEntee TD, welcomes the launch of the 2021 Annual Report of Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

A key feature of the 2021 Annual Report is the substantial increase in the demand for the services of FSI over the past 3 years. FSI has grown its services over the same period, with an increase in DNA & Biological Analysis services provided (increased by 54%), growth in the number of drugs reports issued (increased by 35%) and the integration of Fingerprint and Documents & Handwriting investigations into FSI.

Minister McEntee stated: “FSI’s forensic science services provides invaluable support to An Garda Síochána in the investigation of crime. Their work is often instrumental in assessing and confirming evidence to ensure that those who are guilty of crimes are brought to justice.
I would like to thank Director General Chris Enright and the team of Forensic Science Ireland for their tremendous work throughout a challenging 2021. FSI again remained open through all stages of the COVID restrictions, processing almost 24,000 cases – an increase of 85% compared to 2018″.

FSI’s support for European cooperation in criminal investigations and border control have also grown over the course of the 2021. FSI is now exchanging DNA data with 11 countries under the Prüm Decision, after connecting with Germany, France and Malta in 2021.

The Minister added: “The progress in construction of FSI’s purpose built forensic facility at the Backweston Science Campus is very encouraging. The building is planned for completion in the coming months and will create avenues to grow and expand forensic services for the State. I very much look forward to the opening of the new facility”.

The FSI Annual Report 2021 can be accessed HERE.

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Ballad Of A Bard

Ballad Of A Bard

Poem Courtesy of Thurles Author & Poet, Tom Ryan ©

To ramble is to wonder at the majesty of life.
All its rich diversity, serenity and strife.
For many a year I rambled, aye, I met times good and bad,
Some had tea pots for the rambler, and others a dog gone mad.
Oh, it’s weary, on the long road and how my feet get sore,
But what learning is a load, I think I’ll ramble more.
For life’s to me is seeking, till there’s nothing more to see.
You know, now that I think its like eternity.
Often on the darkest road, not even a star for light,
I think of a fixed abode, where never falls the night.
The long and lonely bitter night and the whistling wind and rain
When oft my heart gives way to fright, and my body’s tore with pain.
‘Tis then I ponder journey’s end, cold and old and sad,
‘Tis then I wonder where I’d go, aye, wonder till I’m mad.
But then always dawns the sun, the miracle of the morn.
Broken, broke and bewildered, with the sun I’m newly born.
And Nature, like a Spanish wine, engulfs my soul with joy,
And I go on the road again, but still keep asking why?
Ah, but the weary wherefores, that dull the heart of living,
That tear at the finest thoughts in manner unforgiving.
Ifs and buts and constantly, the never ceasing quest
Sweet birds’ sweetest harmony, is reasonless the best.
Yet, nigh always in my roving, I see strange sights it’s true,
The lonely wonder of the moon, the awesome sea of blue,
Queer things that bother reason and ways beyond the mind,
Aye, and queerest of them all, the goodness of mankind.
I met a widow woman three biscuits were her store
A cup of tea into my hand and then she had no more.
Yet did I see a wonder there that no one could imagine,
The wonder of a heart of care and, aye, it baffles reason.
I think it’s all this giving that nothing can defy
That makes life worth the living and living worth a try.
Just a friendly cup of tea and brown bread, sometimes bacon,
Oft drowns all rationality and reason’s overtaken.
Many a like yarn I’d relate, many a one tomorrow,
‘Tis love transforms the heart of hate, empties the cup of sorrow.
Lowlands, highlands, dale and glen, for many a lifelong season
I have trod time and again and ‘tis love gives me a reason.
Then my pen no longer traces each possibility;
Thank God for the friendly faces, for they are life to me.
For all such is a mirror of that which will not die
All troubles, tears and terror, depart with all the why.
For love was never reason, all reasons of the earth,
My God, my bones were freezing, but joy was in my heart.
Dear God, to whom we wander with every struggling mile.
Scorn not the hearts that ponder, they only sleep awhile.
And one day we will waken with all this rambling o’er,
Never again to reason or wherefore anymore.

END

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

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Death Of Vera Taslova, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, today Wednesday, 6th July 2022, of Ms Vera Taslova, Loughisle, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ms Taslova passed away peacefully at Milford Care Centre, Limerick.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her partner Haraldur, her son Sid and daughter-in-law Veronica.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The body of Ms Taslova will repose on Friday morning next, July 8th, at the funeral home of J & S McCormack and Sons Ltd, Kilcommon Cross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, from 11:00am with removal at 12:30pm, before being interned in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Churchquarter, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

[NB: Due to continuing Covid-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Taslova family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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Death Of Desmond & Joan McNamara, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we previously learned of the death of Desmond McNamara, Peterborough, eastern England, (on April 22nd 2021), and Joan McNamara, Perth, Western Australia, (on December 7th 2019). Both were former residents of Thomond Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Kilmihil, west Co. Clare.

Pre-deceased by their parents Tom and Leo McNamara, their siblings Mary Olive Barry (née McNamara), Anne Gannon (née McNamara) Portlaoise, Leo Sexton (née McNamara) Cork and John McNamara Chicago; Desmond McNamara, [latter a former teacher at Arthur Mellows Village College, Cambridgeshire, England] passed away peacefully at Peterborough City Hospital, north Cambridgeshire, England, aged 84 years.
The passing of Desmond McNamara is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Virginia and son Gearoid.

Joan McNamara passed away peacefully in Perth, Western Australia, aged 87 years.
Her passing is most deeply regretted by her husband James and loving children Leo, Shane, Carmel and Caroline.

Both family members are sadly missed by their brothers Fr. William, Fr. Walter, Seamus and Gearoid, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Saturday morning, July 9th next, in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles at 11:00am, following which, their ashes will be laid to rest, with their beloved parents Tom and Leo, in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended the funeral service for Desmond and Joan, but due to distance or ill health are unable to do so; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to continuing Covid-19 virus fears; those attending will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended McNamara family have made arrangements for those wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.


In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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