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Death Of Margaret Healy, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 22nd April 2017, of Mrs Margaret (Rita) Healy (née Loy), Gortreagh House, Lombardstown, Co. Cork,  formerly of Cookstown, Co. Tyrone and Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of the late Joe (ex Irish Sugar); Mrs Healy passed away peacefully at her residence in Lombardstown, Co. Cork. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Kay and Marguerite; sons Patrick, Thomas and John; grandchildren Ciaran, Killian, Orla, Conor, Seamus, Joe and Kevin; sons in law Pat and Gerry; daughter in law Ann; nephews, nieces, extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Healy will repose at O’Callaghan’s Funeral Chapel, Ballyclough, Co. Cork on tomorrow, Sunday from 5.30pm, with removal at 7.00pm to St. John’s Church, Glantane, Co Cork.

Requeim Mass will take place on Monday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery, Glantane.

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Death Of Fintan Loughnane, Kickham Street, Thurles

Mr Fintan Loughnane (R.I.P.)

It is with great personal sadness that I report the death, yesterday Friday 21st April 2017, of Mr Fintan Loughnane, No.3 Dalcassian Terrace, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Loughnane, aged in his late fifties, will be remembered long for his professionalism, caring generosity and quiet good humour.

Predeceased by his father Denis and his sister Mary; Mr Loughnane passed away unexpectedly, most deeply regretted by his loving mother Bridget (Delia); brothers Michael, Jimmy, Denis, Paudie, Eddie, Kevin and Joseph; sisters June, Ann, Phyllis and Delia; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Loughnane will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home on Monday evening, 24th April, from 4.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 8.30pm.

Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday morning, 25th April, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note: Family flowers only, donations if desired, to St. Mary’s, Drumcar, Co. Louth.

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Intention To Temporarily Close N62 At J6 on M8

It is the intention of Tipperary County Council to temporarily close the N62 and the exit from the M8 motorway at J6, in Co. Tipperary, under the Temporary Closing of Roads Act, 1993-2015, (section 75 of the roads act 1993), roads regulations, 1994 section

The duration of this closure is expected to take place from Monday May 22nd through to Thursday May 25th 2017 inc..

The reason for the closure is to facilitate badly needed pavement works at J6.

Suggested Alternative Travel Routes:
Traffic using N62 (Thurles) should divert via Pouldine (at Moycarkey school junction) and onto the R639.

Traffic from Horse & Jockey, should stay on R639, and follow diversion onto N62 via Pouldine.

Traffic for Thurles travelling northbound, should exit at J7 Cashel onto the R639.

Traffic for Horse & Jockey travelling southbound, should exit at J5, Two-Mile-Borris, onto the N75, through Two-Mile-Borris and onto the R639.

To enter the Motorway from the Horse & Jockey, follow diversion signs for J5 and J7.

Any objections to this proposed temporary closure should be submitted in writing, addressed to ‘Director of Services, Roads Transportation & Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, to arrive not later than 12.00 noon on Thursday, May 4th 2017.

Tipperary County Council regret any inconvenience caused during this same period of closure.


Be Careful In Your Dealings With Women!

A 16-year-old Thurles boy, Ronaldo Ryan, arrived home from school driving a €130,000, 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, last Monday.

As one might expect, his parents were just a little surprised. (Truth is they totally feckin freaked out.)

“Where did you steal that car?” demanded his mother Molly.

“I didn’t steal it, I purchased the car today,” Ronaldo proudly replied, “She’s Taxed until January 2018”

“You are a liar; so where did you get the feckin money?”, his father John screamed, “Don’t think that we don’t know the cost of a Porsche Carrera!”

“I paid for it with savings from my confirmation money,” replied Ronaldo, rubbing a small speck of dust, with a paper hanky, from the windscreen. “It cost me just €20, and look”, he reached across between the front seats, “here’s the tax book!”

This gets both his parents into a bigger frenzy, as you can only imagine; “Twenty Euro’s”, who the feck sells a brand-new Porsche Carrera for twenty Euro’s?”

“It was that nice lady what moved into No 12 up the street,” replied Ronaldo. “I don’t know her actual name, but she saw me ride past in the rain, on my bike, and asked me if I wanted to buy a Porsche for twenty Euro’s.”

“Well, there must have been some kind of mistake,” said his mother Molly, trying to understand the situation; before then turning to her husband demanding that “you might get your feckin arse up that street and see what’s exactly going on.”

Under pressure; John strolls up the street, where he identifies a rather attractive middle aged woman on her knees in the front garden of No 12; planting Pansy flowers along her border. Having introduced himself, he states that he is looking for a woman who might have sold a Porsche to his 16-year-old son, Ronaldo.

“Oh, yes,” she responds, standing up, “That indeed was me. I do hope he’s not experiencing engine problems!”

“Err… no, from what I have heard, she seems to be running perfectly,” replies a somewhat relieved John, “But to tell you the truth, we can’t understand why in the world you would sell a 2017 Porsche Carrera for such a low price; twenty Euro I believe?”

“Well,” she says, “Just this morning I got a phone call from my husband. I believed he was on a business trip, but I since learned from him that he has run off to Australia with his ‘tart’ of a secretary, and is not planning to return in the near future. He said he was temporally financially destitute at this present time and asked me to sell his new Porsche. Send on the money he said, so that is exactly what I did.”


Death Of Andrew Ryan, Formerly Kilcommon, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 19th April 2017, of Mr Andrew (Andy) Ryan, formerly of Waterloo Road, Baggot Street Dublin and Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan, in his 96th year, passed away peacefully, following a short illness and while in the loving care of the Tara Winthrop Private Clinic, Swords, Co. Dublin.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his wife Annie of 60 years; his daughters Bernadette and Eileen; sons John, Tom and Andrew; daughters-in-law; sons-in-law; grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements.
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose on tomorrow, Friday, 21st April, in St. Mary’s Parish Centre, Haddington Road (on the Church grounds) from 4.00pm to 7.00pm, with removal to St. Mary’s Church immediately afterwards.

Funeral Mass on Saturday morning at 10.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in Shanganagh Cemetery, Shankhill, Co. Dublin.

Note: Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Mary Aikenhead Day Care Centre, Donnybrook.  House to remain strictly private.

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