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Death Of Marette Smith, Borrisoleigh & Moyne Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Wednesday 22nd November 2017, of Mrs Marette Smith (née Quinlan), Upper Main Street, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formally Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her brother Tom and her parents Tommy and Queenie; Mrs Smith passed away peacefully, while in the loving care of the staff of the Community Hospital of The Assumption, here in Thurles.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Lar; sister Anna; brothers Sean, Michael and Dan; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Smith will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh, tomorrow evening, Thursday, from 4.00pm, with removal at 7.00pm to the Church of The Sacred Heart, Borrisoleigh.

Requiem Mass will be held on Friday at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Please Note: Family flowers only. Donations, if desired, to the Community Hospital of The Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. House to remain private.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Nathaniel Cabanero & Wife Judie Win Tipp Int. Song of Peace Contest

Mr Nathaniel Cabanero and his wife Judie Alegarme were the winners of the ‘Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest‘, held at Tipperary Excel theatre in Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary.

Best Irish Entry in the contest went to M/s Katie Gallagher from Ballymahon, Co. Longford for her entry titled ‘Borders’. Her prize was the Mick Tuohy Memorial Cup which was presented by Mr John Halligan, latter a grandson of the late Mr Mick Tuohy.

Currently residing in Co. Donegal, but originally from the Philippines; the overall winning couple received 38 marks out of a possible 40, from the panel of adjudicators. With lyrics composed by Nathaniel, based on his thoughts regarding human rights and titled ‘Only When’, the song was performed with beautiful vocals by his wife, Judie.

The deserving winners received a prize fund of €1,500, together with a crystal glass trophy; with same being presented by Mr Martin and Mr Joseph Quinn, both representing the Tipperary Peace Convention.

With 10 finalists, in all, taking part; the event also featured a guest appearance from the 2014 Song of Peace winner, Mr Kenny Grant.

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Death Of Marie Scullin, ‘Mary Willie’s Pub’, Longford Pass, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 21st November 2017, of Mrs Marie Scullin (née Condon), Ashtown, Co. Dublin and formerly prop. ‘Mary Willie’s Pub’, Longford Pass, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Frank, brothers Thomas, Dick and Seamus; the passing of Mrs Scullin is most deeply regretted by her son Anthony; brother John; sisters Bretha (Poland), Pauline (O’Toole) and Barbara (Matson); nephews; nieces; sisters in law; brothers in law; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Scullin will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Thursday 23rd November from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, to arriving at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 8.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday 24th November at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Tom O’Connell, Childers Park, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 21st November 2017, of Mr Thomas (Tom) O’Connell, Childers Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The death of Mr O’Connell, who passed away suddenly, is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Nuala; their son John; daughter Christine; grandchildren Killian, Josh, Lily and Jack; brothers Denis, Michael and P.J.; sisters Marian and Sheila; daughter in law Katie; son in law Donie; nephews; nieces; cousins; brothers on law; sisters in law; extended relatives, neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr O’Connell will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Thurday 23rd November, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Church of St. Brigid and St. Joseph, Bothar na Naomh, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Friday 24th November at 10.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Christmas Bonus Due In Early December

Good news for those currently in receipt of welfare payments, as the annual ‘Christmas Bonus’ is expected to be doled out within the next fortnight. This news is particularly welcome in Co. Tipperary, latter which regrettably, and to the shame of our elected politicians and their pre-election promises, experiences the third highest unemployment rate in Ireland, both currently and for many years.

This Christmas bonus, which was confirmed back in last October’s Budget, will see some 1.2 million recipients nationally receiving welfare payments given a once off extra 85% on top of their current weekly payments.

It is widely expected that the bonus payments will be issued to almost all welfare recipients in the country, on the week starting December 4th, with part time workers and those on job-seekers allowance expected to receive their bonus one week later.

This Christmas bonus will cost taxpayers €219 million this year. The Department of Social Protection confirm that the bonus will be paid to those receiving welfare payments, under the following categories: State pension; Blind pension; Invalidity pension; Disability allowance; Widow’s & widower’s pension; Deserted wife’s benefit; Guardian’s payment; Jobseeker’s Allowance; Supplementary Welfare Allowance; Carer’s allowance and benefit; Rural Social Scheme; TÚS, Gateway and Job’s initiative; Back to Work Enterprise Allowance and, finally, Community Employment Schemes.

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