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Death Of Eileen Lanigan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 18th February 2020, of Mrs Eileen Lanigan (née O’Keeffe), St Anne’s, Cormackstown, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Jackie, daughters in law Rosie and Sharon; Mrs Lanigan passed away peacefully, while in the care of the staff of the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family; sons Hughie, Pajo, Tony and Sean; grandchildren Lee, Callum, Melissa, Stevie, Patrick, Seanie, Mark, Conor, Jack, Brian, Darren and Danny; daughters in law Louise and Paula; sisters Peggy (Ryan), Pat (Ryan) and Mary (Cullinane); brothers in law; sisters in law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Lanigan will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Thursday evening, February 20th, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Arriving at Holycross Abbey on Friday morning, February 21st, at 11:00am for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Cannabis Grow House Located In Tipperary Attic

Cannabis Sativa

A man in his 30’s has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis grow house at a property in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Cannabis herb and plants with an estimated street value of some €28,500 have now been seized.

We understand that the search was undertaken by Gardaí from the Clonmel area yesterday evening, at about 4:30pm, with officers having obtained a search warrant for the house situated on the north side of the town.

It was here that officers state that they located a sophisticated grow house in the roof space of the building, which contained 35 plants believed to be cannabis.

Amongst the items also seized by Gardaí were grow lamps, heaters and fans.

The male arrested at the scene has been released without charge and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

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Death Of Mary Fahey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 15th February 2020, of Mrs Mary Fahey (née Bourke) Ballinlonty, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Michael; Mrs Fahey passed away peacefully at her home, while in her 97th year.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving sons Martin, Ricky and Seamus; daughters Marian, Joan and Josie; grandchildren; sister Peg Manning; daughters-in-law Geraldine and Thérese; sons-in-law Andy and Peter; nieces; nephew; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Fahey will lie in repose at her home (E41 TC04) on Monday evening next from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.
Removal will take place on Tuesday morning to St. Mary’s Church, Drom for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

Note Please: House private on Tuesday morning.

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Neglected Thurles Roads Flooded Due To Storm Dennis

Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

A Status Yellow rain and wind warning by Met Éireann remains in place for the entire country as Storm Dennis bring wet and very windy weather to Tipperary, over this weekend and into next Monday.

A severe wind warning for the whole of the county was issued yesterday, from 3:00am today Saturday, 15th February 2020 until 8:00pm tonight Saturday, 15-Feb-2020. A severe rain warning came into play from 6:00am today until 9:00pm.

Wind gusts in excess of 100km/h are being forecast in exposed hilly areas, while spells of heavy rain have left Tipperary’s many neglected roads, badly flooded.

Drivers of motor vehicles are being asked to take exceptional care.

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Tipperary’s Alan Kelly Expected To Enter Labour Leadership Race

A race to become the next leader of the Labour Party will gets under way later today, with Tipperary’s Labour TD Mr Alan Kelly, expected to enter the contest.

This contest follows the announcement by Mr Brendan Howlin, this week, to stand down as Labour leader.

The executive board of the Labour Party was expected to meet at 11:00am, this morning to set rules for the-is upcoming contest, which will take place in six week’s time, with Louth TD Mr Ged Nash and Dublin Bay North TD Mr Aodhán Ó Ríordáin also expected to throw their hats into the ring.

The winner will be decided by a majority vote of the party membership.

With 5 seats only up for grabs in the recent General Election in Tipperary, Mr Kelly, latter who spends his relaxation time viewing the American Netflik TV political thriller “House of Cards”, was once again lucky to be elected. Mr Kelly took the fourth seat with a mere 13,222 votes; 5,365 of which were second preference, leaving him several hundred votes short of a 13,632 quota.

This new Labour party leader when chosen will be expected to boost a political grouping which ended up returning with only six seats to the 33rd Dáil, one fewer than in the previous General Election.

Outgoing leader Mr Brendan Howlin said he would not be backing any future candidate and that a decision on any new leader would be a matter for their now diminishing party membership.

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