The funeral of the late Mr Bobby Ryan, aged 52, whose body was found in a disused slurry tank at Fawnagown, near Bansha, in Co Tipperary on April 30th last, will take place tomorrow.
Mr Ryan’s body was recovered almost two years after he had been reported missing, on June 3, 2011, after he left the farm outside Tipperary town and failed to turn up to his place of employment.
Mr Ryan during his lifetime had worked as a lorry driver and also a part-time Disc Jockey at weekends and was well known across South Tipperary by the stage-name, “Mr Moonlight.”
His removal to St John the Baptist Church, Cashel, took place at 7.30pm this evening and his funeral Mass will take place tomorrow, Monday 20th May, at 12.00 noon.
Gardaí launched an immediate murder enquiry following a post mortem on Mr Ryan’s remains.
It is understood that a middle-aged man from Tipperary is currently at the centre of Garda inquiries regarding his untimely death.
Picture shows just a small section of the many happy young people who received their First Holy Communion yesterday, in the Cathedral of The Assumption, here in Thurles, Co Tipperary, attending from a local primary school in the area.
First Communion is traditionally an important religious ceremony for Roman Catholic families. Among those raised in the Catholic tradition, Holy Communion is the third sacrament received from seven sacraments.
The social mission of First Communion is a rite of passage leading to Confirmation and a tradition surrounding same usually include large family gatherings and this was indeed evident in Thurles Cathedral yesterday, with only standing room available for this most joyous of Christian annual events.
Thurles Cathedral Of The Assumption
The Cathedral of the Assumption stands on a site which has ecclesiastical associations since the beginning of the 14th century when a Carmelite Priory was established in Thurles.
About the year 1730 a humble thatched chapel was erected in the vicinity of the former priory, courtesy of the generosity and goodwill of the local Mathew family. For the next eighty years this simple structure would serve the needs of a poor yet devout Roman Catholic Community.
During the years C.1804 -1807, at a cost of over (Stg) £10,000.00, Archbishop Thomas Bray replaced the thatched chapel with the very impressive “Big Chapel,” of Thurles. Though not formally constituted a Cathedral, this Big Chapel served as the Mother Church to the Archdiocese until, in September 1862, Archbishop Dr Patrick Leahy (Archbishop of Cashel & Emly from 1857 until 1875.) made a decision to substantially renovate and upgrade the then existing building.
The entire cost of the finished project amounted to some (Stg) £30,000.00, with the final design taken in good part from the Cathedral of Pisa in Italy.
Dr. J.Teeling Directions
Thurles born Chief Executive of ISME, Mr Mark Fielding, reports:
This year’s speaker and worthy recipient of the SME Medal, is Dr. John Teeling, who will be guest speaker at this year’s Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME) AGM Lunch.
A consistent entrepreneur and a leading pioneer of Irish industry, Dr. Teeling is one of Ireland’s most entertaining and knowledgeable speakers, renowned for “telling it as it really is.” He is also the founder and chairman of Petrel Resources, Minco, African Gold, Persian Gold, West African Diamonds and Botswana Diamonds, latter all listed on the London Stock Exchange.
An educator at UCD, where he lectured in Business Administration for 20 year, Dr. Teeling is also a former director of Kenmare Resources and a former director of Arcon. As the founder and Chairman of Cooley Distillery, he oversaw its sale to ‘Jim Beam,’ in 2011 for in excess of €70 million.
The Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association’s AGM Lunch will take place on Friday 31st May 2013 in The Burlington Hotel, Dublin 4, beginning at 12.30 p.m. sharp. As usual there will be plenty to discuss and friends to meet and indeed this is one business event not to be missed.
Cost: Individual Places are €55.00 each and Tables of 10 persons are available for €500.
Contact: MARK FIELDING, ISME, Tel: 00353-16622755 or Email email@example.com
“Trains and boats and planes are passing by, They mean a trip to Paris or Rome,
To someone else, but not for me, The trains and boats and planes,
(Lyrics by Hal David 1966.)
The Industrial Development Authority (IDA), smugly and at every possible media opportunity, boasts of its success in achieving strong net job performance, with 11,766 jobs created in client companies, mainly through foreign direct investment.
In first place, with some 54%, or 6,389 jobs created, was Co Dublin, while in second place was Co Cork, achieving some 1,979 similar job replacements during the same twelve month period.
Here in the County of Tipperary, the South of the county saw a mere ten jobs put in place, ( Fifth from bottom of the overall list, ) while in North Tipp (Bottom of this list, ) saw not even one single job created, during this same period.
These figures have not been concocted by me, but were provided courtesy of the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton, supplied in a written reply to Donegal Fine Gael Deputy Joe McHugh.
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Members of the Garda Representative Association (GRA ) and the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) are to be balloted in the coming weeks on new proposals regarding pay and conditions.
It is understood that both these Garda representative bodies are cautiously welcoming the Labour Relations Commission’s new deal on premium payments and allowances, which are to remain untouched. Instead Gardaí will in return undertake 30 hours of free overtime.
This required GRA ballot could take up to six weeks to finalize, which immediately raises the question of whether the July1st deadline set down by the government for achieving necessary savings, can be now met.
The GRA’s Central Executive Committee have stated that these savings will now have a direct benefit to the State and will minimise the impact on an already stretched police service.
In April last Justice Minister Alan Shatter announced he would delay hiring more Gardaí, following the then rejection by unions of Crokepark 2, stating that without an agreement on the public-service pay deal, he would have no funds to pay for new recruitment.
The Minister had hinted earlier that he was to begin a new enrolment campaign towards the end of this year and whether this extra recruitment and funding will now emerge will be of much interest to the economy of Templemore, Thurles, which is home to the Garda Training College.
Earlier this year the General Secretary of the Association of Garda Superintendents had warned that the strength of the Garda force was at a critically low level. Superintendent Pat McCabe used the AGSI annual conference to call for Garda recruitment to begin again as soon as physically & financially possible.
Will these extra hours, if agreed, remove the need for new recruitment?