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Death Of Mary Tynan, Ballinahow, Ballycahill, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 17th January 2018, of Mrs Mary Tynan (née Ryan, [Richard] ), Ballinahow, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Pake; Mrs Tynan passed away peacefully, while in her 98th year, surrounded by her family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving daughter Margaret; son Denis; nephew; nieces; cousins; extended relatives; carers; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Tynan will repose in Hugh Ryans’ Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening Thursday 18th January from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St Cataldus, Ballycahill, Thurles at 8.00pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 19th January at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Ballycahill Cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Eileen Summerell Formerly Laffansbridge, Killenaule, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death of Mrs Eileen (Lil) Summerell (née Leahy), formerly of Laffansbridge, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Deeply regretted by her brother, Mr Liam Leahy, Ballinure, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Mrs Summerell passed away while residing in Middlesex, England.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Summerell will be interned in England.

Requiem Mass will be offered for the deceased in St. Mary’s Church, Killenaule, Thurles at a future date to be yet announced.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


So Where Are You headed On St. Paddy’s Day?

So what country will you be visiting on the 17th. of March 2018, Patrick’s day?

While you are making your mind up; do be aware that just back yesterday from their 28-day Christmas holiday recess, government ministers are already planning for the ‘St. Patrick’s Day Weekend-Away’, courtesy of the ever-generous Irish taxpayer.

This year St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday and a total of 35 countries will be visited as part of our annual political junket celebrations. Alas only mostly common backbenchers, yet again, to be found in the ‘place d’honneur’, seated on our parade viewing stands.

Taoiseach Mr Leo Varadkar will travel to the US where he will visit the US President Mr Donald Trump at the White House, while Tánaiste Mr Simon Coveney will lead a large delegation to China and Hong Kong. The Cathaoirleach of The Seanad, Mr Denis O’Donovan is off for a little skiing in Slovenia.

Minister for State for Housing Mr Damien English is set to view the medieval architecture of Poland, while junior Minister Mr Pat Breen is off to Bonny Wee Scotland, soon to be the next breakaway colony of GB.

Our Finance Minister Mr Paschal Donohoe is expected to travel to Argentina this year. (Check his luggage for cash boys; remember the Nazi Ratlines) with Education Minister Mr Richard Bruton taking a linguistics course in German.

Flights are booked to the USA for Attorney General Mr Seamus Wolfe, Minister Ms Heather Humphreys, Mr Michael Ring, Mr David Staunton, Mr Ciaran Cannon, Mr Michael D’Arcy, Mr Brendan Griffin, latter who is also expected to visit President D. Trumps ‘great wall’, from the Mexican side.

Communications Minister Mr Denis Naughten and Minister of State Mr Patrick O’Donovan will say hello to the thousands forced to flee from Ireland seeking a life over the past 8-10 years and now residing in Canada, while Children’s Minister Ms Katherine Zappone and Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty will savour the juice of this years ‘Vitis vinifera’  and ‘Petit Verdot’  grape, in Italy and France, respectively.

Culture Minister Ms Josepha Madigan will drop off in Norway and Sweden, parachuting along the way Junior Minister Ms Catherine Byrne into Denmark and Finland.

Housing Minister Mr Eoghan Murphy will be checking housing prices and rents in South Korea and Japan and Chief Whip Mr Joe McHugh can’t wait to examine how opposition party members end up being shot in Brazil.

Mr John Halligan, widely tipped to travel to North Korea, has instead been forced to present a bowl of Shamrock to the Queen of England.

Ms Mary Mitchell O’Connor will be tanning herself in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, and Minister Paul Kehoe will be checking out defences in Cyprus.

Minister of State for Disabilities is Mr Finian McGrath will be off to the Czech Republic, with Junior Minister for Agriculture Mr Andrew Doyle all set to examine the rice paddy field terraces of Vietnam.

Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources Mr Sean Kyne is off to Switzerland to look at the profitability of manufacturing Cuckoo Clacks to boost rural job opportunities, with Minister of State for European Affairs Ms Helen McEntee being sent into nearby Austria and Slovakia, to dance the Vienna Waltz in the palaces of Schönbrunn and Hofburg.

Minister of State for the OPW Mr Kevin Boxer Moran, if he survives his visit to Tipperary next week, will study flooding and climate change in Kenya, and the Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform Mr JP Phelan will study electoral reform in Singapore.

Minister of State for Older People Mr Jim Daly will travel to Australia and New Zealand, and the Ceann Comhairle Sean O’Fhearghail will travel to Croatia.

Who’s Minding the Shop?
So, who will be left minding the shop I hear you say?  Fear not, yes once again our old stalwart Transport Minister Mr Shane Ross will remain on hand with the nuclear button on his desk, ready for use if necessary, should North Korea’s Mr Kim Jong-un get pissed off, with all this “greening of the world”.


Death Of Thomas Hickey, Rathmoley, Killenaule, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death, on Friday 12th January 2018, of Mr Thomas (Tom) Hickey, Rathmoley, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Hickey, son of Mr Dan Hickey and the late Bridget Hickey, passed away suddenly in Queens, New York.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his father Dan; partner Julie; daughter Siobhan; sons Mike and James; sisters Noreen and Bridget; brothers Dan and John, and his three granddaughters.

Funeral Arrangements
Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday morning, 27th January, at 11.30am in St. Mary’s Church, Killenaule, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A private family burial will take place on Sunday, 28th January, in Cullen Cemetery, Co. Cork.

Note Please: Family flowers only. However donations in lieu, if desired, to Alzheimers Ireland or The Irish Heart Foundation.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


Elderly Male Killed In Three-Vehicle Collision In Co. Tipperary

A man, understood to be aged in his 70’s, has been fatally injured, following a three-vehicle collision on the M7 motorway in Co. Tipperary this afternoon.

The collision took place on the southbound lanes of the M7, between Junction 26 Nenagh and Junction 27 Birdhill at approximately 2.00pm.

The deceased victim and one of two others injured, are believed to be occupants of the same vehicle, and have been taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick. The crash area is expected to remain closed overnight.

Four units of the Fire Service from Newport, Killaloe, and Nenagh attended the scene; together with Gardaí and ambulance personnel.

Road users are warned to expect traffic delays.

Anyone with information or Dash-Cam film footage are asked to contact Nenagh Garda Station on Tel: 067-50450, or the Garda Confidential line on Tel: 1800-666111 or indeed any Garda Station.