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Death Of Ann Flannery, Formerly Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 8th April 2020, of Mrs Ann Flannery (née Stapelton), Clonmore South, Cahir, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Flannery passed away peacefully while in the care of staff at South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Joe; son Ódhran; daughter Róisin; brothers Micheal, Timmy, Pakie and Gerard; sisters Geraldine, Rita, Sadie and Mary; brothers in law; sisters in law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

In accordance with current government guidelines with regard to the current Covid-19 pandemic and public gatherings; the funeral of Mrs Flannery will take place in a private, family only, setting.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

Note: The extended Flannery 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.

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Irish Covid-19 Cases Increase By 365, With 25 More Deaths

Irish Covid-19 Cases increase by 365 – 25 more deaths.

The Department of Health have confirmed that a further 365 more cases of the coronavirus have been diagnosed here in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the present number of confirmed cases in total to 6,074 persons.

A further 25 people have sadly died (10 females, 15 males), bringing the overall death toll to 235 people since its conception. Other underlying health conditions were reported for 18 of the 25 who died today.

The total number of deaths in the 6 counties of Northern Ireland has increased to 78 persons, with 84 new cases confirmed today, bringing their total to 1,339 people.

Please Do Remember This Holiday Season

According to the Department of Health, you need to be some 15 minutes in the immediately vicinity of an infected person and within 2 metres (6.5ft), to be considered at-risk of contamination.

Please Do Stay Safe

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“Singing Mailman” John Prine Dead At 73 years

Maywood, Illinois born John Prine, the American country folk singer-songwriter sadly passed away yesterday, April 7th 2020, at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, aged 73 years.

The long to be remembered 1970’s live performer, gifted influential composer and recording artist passed away following a 13 day fight with Covid-19 virus.

During his lifetime he worked in the US army as a mechanic in Germany and as a mail carrier, before starting out on his music career. He began playing guitar at 14 years old, going on win two Grammy awards from a total of 11 nominations.

Prine twice suffered from cancer; once in 1996, when part of his neck was removed, requiring speech therapy and again in 2013, when he overcame lung cancer.

Divorced twice, he is survived by his current wife, Irish woman Fiona Whelan Prine, latter a native of Co. Donegal, whom he married in 1996, together with three sons, Jody, Jack and Tommy; two brothers, Dave and Billy and three grandchildren.

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New Emergency Powers Granted to Gardaí Last Night

Tipperary Independent TD Mr Michael Lowry

Tipperary Independent TD Mr Michael Lowry has stated that news which the Government signed into legislation last night (Tuesday April 7th) which granted emergency powers to Gardaí is very welcome, particularly in advance of Easter weekend and anticipated good weather.

Under this legislation Gardaí will retain these powers during the Covid-19 crisis, which grant them the ability to force people to return to their homes. Up to last night the Gardai could only advise people to do so.

The announcement was made on last night’s RTE ‘Prime Time’ programme by Minister for Health Mr Simon Harris, latter who declared that the legislation would be formally signed last night and that the decision had followed a meeting between himself, An Taoiseach, Garda Representatives and the Chief Medical Officer.

Gardai will continue their high-profile patrols, but now with additional powers to force people to return to their homes if they are out without a valid reason. However, Minister Harris stated that it is hoped that these powers will not need to be used.

He said that people have been responding responsibly to the public health crisis and have been following the advice given, but that now is not the time to slacken.

Deputy Lowry reiterated his recent advice to people to continue the fight against the Covid-19 virus and not to become complacent. He urged, yet again, that people follow the advice of the health experts in the days and weeks ahead, for their own sakes and for the sake of others.

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Death Of Kathleen O’Brien, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Tuesday 7th April 2020 of Mrs Kathleen O’Brien (née Keating), The Green, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and late of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Joe; Mrs O’Brien passed away peacefully, following a long illness most bravely borne, and while in the care of the staff of Milford Care Center.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving family; daughters Mary (O’Mahoney), Ann, Catherine (Oxby); son John; grandchildren Eimear, Emmett, Niamh, Orlaith, Joe and Caitlin; brothers Michael, John and Pat; sons-in-law Brian and Andrew; nephews; nieces; sisters-in-law Collette, Trudy and Margaret; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

In accordance with current government guidelines with regard to the current Covid-19 pandemic and public gatherings; the funeral of Mrs O’Brien will take place in a private, family only, setting, on Thursday afternoon, April 9th, at 3:30pm, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Holycross Abbey Cemetery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.

Note: The extended O’Brien 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.

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