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Death Of Kitty Dunne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mrs Catherine (Kitty) Dunne (née Bowe), Ballyerk, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Crosspatrick, Co. Kilkenny.

Mrs Dunne passed away peacefully, after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.

Predeceased by her husband John and son Denis; her passing is most deeply regretted by her sons Philip and John; daughters Bridget and Mags (McGeehan); granddaughter Adele; daughter-in-law Lisa; son-in-law Rígán; brothers Phil and Ned; sisters Mary (White) and Ann (Brennan); nephews; nieces; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; extended relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Dunne will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday 14th December, from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Moyne at 9.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday, 15th December, at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the New Cemetery, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Breast Check.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Jimmy Walsh, Thurles, Tipperary

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Thursday 13th December 2018, of Mr James (Jimmy) Walsh, Cloncleigh, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Walsh passed away following a long illness, most bravely borne. His passing is most sadly regretted by his loving family; brother Michael; sisters Imelda (Flynn), Carmel (Watson), Marian (Richardson) and Siobhan (Barker); sister-in-law Bernie; brothers-in-law John, Liam, Steve and David; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Walsh will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday December 14th, from 5.30pm to 7.30, to arrive at the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday, December 15th, at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Two-Mile-Borris Cemetery, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Marian Walsh Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mrs Marian Walsh (née O’Dowd), No.10 Church Road, Templemore, Co. Tipperary and formerly Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her Mam, Dad, brothers John and Joe, sisters Josephine and Phil; the passing of Mrs Walsh is most deeply regretted by her loving son Noel; his partner Kathleen; her grandson James; brothers; sisters; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Walsh will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Lognafulla, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Thursday evening, 13th December, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Friday morning, December 14th, at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Thomas Ryan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 12th December 2018, of Mr Thomas Ryan, Oscar Terrace, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan passed away following a short illness.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Margaret; son Tom; daughter Sharon; grand-daughter Jordan; daughter in law Marina; brothers Kieran, Michael, Billy, Vincent, Denis and Paul; sisters Teresa and Ann; nephews; nieces; brothers in law; sisters in law; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will lie in repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Friday 14th December, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Saturday 15th at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: House Strictly Private.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Dáil Éireann Holidays for 2018 – 2019

Dáil Éireann operates today, following exactly in the ancient footsteps of the days when Irish politics was merely the hobby of the English landed gentry class; all who had time on their hands, and sat in parliament only at convenient times which suited its membership.

Today, as in the more recent past, in line with most others of our workforce, Dáil Éireann should be sitting five days a week from Monday to Friday, to accommodate these full-time politicians. Instead it sits only part-time, with its elected membership excessively paid, well over the rate applicable to the vast majority of all other full-time employees.

From sources close to the government, we learn that Fine Gael have agreed with their Fianna Fáil supporters, that there should be no ‘Live Crib’ in Dáil Éireann this Christmas Season 2018.  [Well, to be honest, after their most recent referendum success what parent would trust them with a baby].

On top of all that; we understand from leaks from behind the scenes, that while asses and sheep were everywhere in abundance, not one wise man and not one virgin, could be located anywhere.

Take a look at the allocated holiday schedule 2018 /2019


By the time our elected employees return to Dáil Éireann, (yes, lest we forget, our elected politicians are employees of you the taxpayer), for every other State employee, Christmas 2018 will have been a distant memory, with the pine needles and the withered holly and ivy already disposed of, some 8 days prior to the date they, our  politicians, commence their next stint of three-day weeks.

Therefore, to place things in proper perspective, the average five-day week operative will have his/her thoughts focused on that ‘cocks’ stride’ in improved day lights, while our TDs will still remain celebrating Christmas right up to January 15th, 2019.

Then there is that St. Patrick’s Day break 2019, when politicians finish up their two-day week on March 14th for a twelve-day disruption. In keeping with the criterion set by St. Patrick and further obeying the instructions of Jesus Christ as stated in St. Matthews Gospel, (Chapter 28, verses 16-20); senior and junior ministers head abroad, becoming missionaries, to, “Go (ye) into all the world, to preach the gospel to every creature”.

Then cometh the Easter holidays four weeks later, starting April 19th to May 8th, followed by an eleven-day break, beginning 31st May until 10th June.

Latter break of course gives time to plan the Summer holidays, beginning on July 12th, until the middle of September 2019.

And you were wondering why Mary Newman Julian [Fine Gael] (#MaryForTipperary); Sandra Farrell [Fianna Fáil] and Garret Ahearn [Fine Gael], were using their worker bees to push election pamphlets through Thurles letterboxes.

To be honest folks apart from the €94,535 paid to TD’s; the €94,535 plus an additional salaried allowance of €104,601 to our Taoiseach; and the €94,535 plus an additional salaried allowance of €89,211 to our Tánaiste;  sure wouldn’t the paid holidays alone be enough to tempt anyone to go for the job.

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