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Death Of Hugh Breen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, today Sunday 16th January 2022, of Mr Hugh Breen, Renaghmore, Grange, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his father Sean; Mr Breen passed away peacefully at his place of residence, surrounded by his loving family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife Frances, his adoring children Clodagh, Eilish, Aoife, Shauna, Ciara and Noel, their partners and son-in-law Robbie, David and Conor, his loving mother Ita, grandson Sean, brother Stephen, sisters Mary and Liz, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Breen will repose at his residence (Eircode E41PC94) on tomorrow evening, Monday, January 17th, from 4:30pm until 7:30pm.
On Tuesday morning, his body will be received into the Church of the Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe, Thurles, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am.
Private cremation will take place afterwards.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding Covid-19 virus restrictions; those attending Requiem Mass will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Breen 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.

Note Please: Outside of reposing times, private residence to remain strictly private.
Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired to a charity of your personal choice.


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Killer Covid-19 Cases Reach 17,479 On Irish Mainland In Past 24 hours.

The Department of Health has confirmed 10,753 PCR-positive Covid-19 cases, with 4,208 antigen tests, latter having been logged through the HSE portal; confirming a total of 14,961 new virus cases within the Irish Republic within the last 24 hours.

There are 965 patients in our Republic’s hospitals as of this morning, an increase of 25 on the number reported yesterday and of those in hospital, 88 remain in intensive care units across the state, down 1 on yesterday.

A further 2,518 confirmed cases of the virus have been reported in Northern Ireland, during the same 24-hour reporting period, with sadly, a further 3 people, all who had previously tested positive for Covid-19, having died.

Continue the downward virus trend by getting your booster vaccination dose as soon as applicable.

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Neglect & Waste In Thurles A Sign Of Our Times.

Pleasing everyone is just impossible, but pissing everyone off, I find, is a piece of cake, and so I go diligently to work.

Motorists will agree that, with increased traffic on our roads and streets, there are hazards everywhere, specifically in towns and other built up areas.
To this end warning road signs are normally put in place to avoid and reduce driving risks to an acceptable level, thus circumventing serious accidents. Well that is accepted normally; except in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

As in places of employment; were there to be a Health and Safety Authority investigation undertaken presently, on the town of Thurles, our whole unit would be immediately shutdown for weeks.

The video hereunder, valued readers, is not in any way fabricated, so if you are out walking this sunny eve, “eyes to the fore please” and observe for yourself the facts, while contemplating the question, “Why should I be forced to Pay Property Tax?”

Questions:
(1) Have the local Garda Authority or the Thurles Garda Roads Policing Unit, raised the issue of the Council failing to provide adequate signage at their monthly meetings, attended by elected councillors?
(2) Have Driving Instructors reported this issue to local Council officials on behalf of their students?
(3) What do Driving Instructors say to their pupils, when explaining why necessary warning ‘STOP’ signs, for over 6 months, are facing in the wrong direction – or totally absent – or indeed never erected at all, e.g. both ends of the Ikerrin Road in Thurles?
(4) Then there are the Driving Test Inspectors; have they contacted the Thurles Municipal District Council Office regarding this utter neglect of signage, noticed when testing learner drivers?
(5) We live in a town, possibly one of the few towns in Ireland, where there exist two elected, powerless and resident TD’s; namely Mr Jackie Cahill and Mr Michael Lowry. Both TD’s appear to coexist with five elected Councillors, namely, Mr Séamus Hanafin, Mr Micheál Lowry, Ms Peggy Ryan, Mr Jim Ryan and Mr Seán Ryan. To the latter named, “What do you intend to do to protect passing motorists not familiar with our Thurles medieval streetscape, promoted by council engineers?”.

All aforementioned appear to have no shame when it comes to denying truth, defending lies, and demonstrating only a modicum of principle.

Shame is nothing more than denial of the truth and I now ask why are you all failing to protect Thurles, the area you all promised to serve, prior to you being elected.

Note, all the aforementioned elected officials reside within the postal district of Thurles. All preside over a rural town seriously neglected and decaying at warp speed; all for the want of someone skilled in the use of a sweeping brush and a spanner.

This attached video link has been forwarded by email to Mr Joe MacGrath, Chief Executive, Tipperary Co. Council, (macgrath@tipperarycoco.ie), and to Ms Sharon Scully, Thurles District Administrator, (sharon.scully@tipperarycoco.ie).
We have asked both individuals to explain this wanton neglect and permitted destruction of Thurles, “A Town that I Love so Well”.

As readers are already aware, local TD’s and locally elected councillors do not read or reply to correspondence, only when threatened by the Standards In Public Office Commission. We have therefore decided to not disturb their daily idleness.

Elected representatives and local officials, please make an effort to earn your generous salaries, paid for by the taxpayer.

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Death Of Oliver Adlum, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday, Friday 14th January 2022, of Mr Oliver Adlum, Loughmore, Templemore, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Adlum is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents Sinéad and Thomas, his adoring sisters Abigail, Isabelle and his brother Harry, both his grandparents John & Frances (Delaney), Ollie & Esther Adlum, aunts, uncles, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and friends (especially Emma and Josh).

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Cremation will take place at Shannon Crematorium, Illaunmanagh, Shannon, Co. Clare, [V14 PV30] on Monday afternoon, January 17th, at 4:30pm.


In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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Death Of Phil Bourke, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday, Friday 14th January 2022, of Mr Phil Bourke, Upperchurch Village, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

While in his 96th year and pre-deceased by his loving wife Melly; the passing of Mr Bourke is most deeply regretted by his daughters Mary and Breeda, sons John, Jim and Philip, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Bourke reposed at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Upperchurch, Thurles, today Saturday January 15th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
His body will be received into the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch, Thurles on tomorrow, Sunday, January 16th, at 1:00pm, to further repose for Requiem Mass, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the nearby local cemetery.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended Requiem Mass for Mr Bourke, but are unable to do so due to the Covid-19 pandemic; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending Requiem Mass will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing, face covering, with no hand shaking.]

The extended Bourke 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.

Note Please: House private


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