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Death Of Margaret Ryan, Thurles Rd, Littleton

deathIt is with great sadness we learned today (Thursday 26th March 2015) of the death of Mrs Margaret RYAN (née Breen), Thurles Road, Littleton, Thurles, Tipperary.

Mrs Ryan passed away peacefully this morning in the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles, surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs Ryan was predeceased by her husband Larry (Tab) and her passing is deeply regretted by her loving family, Billy, Martin, Mattie, Eileen, Mary, Larry (Fr. Joe), Margaret, Pat and Peter, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, partners, grandchildren, great-grandchild, brother Peter, sisters Nora and Chrissie, brother-in-law Danny, sister-in-law Maura, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Mrs Margaret Ryan’s body will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Upper Kickham Street, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Friday evening from 5.00pm to 8.00pm to arrive at St. Kevin’s Church, Littleton at 8.30pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday morning at 11.30am; followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis. 

National “SLOW DOWN” Day – Next Friday March 27th

gardaBe AWARE – “National SLOW DOWN Day”, supported by the Road Safety Authority and other stakeholders, will come into effect from 7.00am on March 27th to 7.00am on March 28th next.

An Garda Síochána will now conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for this 24 hour period.

The objective of Operation “Slow Down” is to reduce the number of speed related collisions and reduce the number of injuries and related deaths, caused by driving at excessive and inappropriate speeds on our rural roads and motorways.

Last year saw a further increase in road deaths, resulted in 190 fatalities. Excessive and inappropriate speed is the major contributory factor to road traffic collisions, resulting in loss of life. The higher the speed, the greater the likelihood is of a collision taking place.  As a general rule a 1% reduction in average speed brings about a 4% reduction in fatal collisions, and this is why reducing motorists’ speed is essential to improving our road safety record.

Invitation to Public and Private Sector Fleet Operators

Public and private sector fleet operators have been invited to participate in this initiative by circulating their employees with one key message, “Slow Down” and whether driving for business or private purposes; always drive within the prescribed speed limit and at a speed appropriate to the weather and other prevailing conditions.

This operation initiative will consist of high visibility speed enforcement activities on both national primary and secondary roads. All speed enforcement technologies will be fully utilised, including all laser hand-held speed detection devices, ROBOT vans and Cleartone/Puma in-car speed detection systems.

You have been warned!

Vehicle In Collision With Thurles Cathedral Entrance

A motor vehicle was in collision with the entrance to the Cathedral of the Assumption this morning, shortly before 11.00a.m.  It is understood that the vehicle was crossing this busy stretch of narrow roadway when the driver lost control, colliding with one of this buildings ancient pedestrian gate pillars.

We are happy to report that the driver of the vehicle, who was examined by members of an attending ambulance crew, despite shock, was none the worse for the ordeal and was released from the scene into the care of family members, a short time later.

Work has now commenced to stabilise the gate pillar together with its attached railings. Thurles Gardaí and Fire Officers remain at the scene to ensure the area is rendered safe to the public.

Traffic and pedestrians in this area are being asked to show due care and attention when traversing the Cathedral Street area of Thurles.

Help Us Find Female Terrier Rascal


Meet Rascal the missing Terrier.

A female pet terrier has gone missing from Ballycurrane, Thurles, since Saturday last.

(Click on image left for larger picture).

Perhaps you can assist the owner in locating her whereabouts. The terrier in question answers to the name Rascal.

Rascal is very much an in-door animal, just 18 months old, very playful and extremely cute. She is also neutered and micro chipped.

Rascal unfortunately was not wearing her collar when she went missing on Saturday, as she had just had a bath.

Rascal is a much loved family pet and leaves another sister terrier pining in her absence. Rascal is understandably also much missed by her owners, who just want her home where she belongs.

A reward has been offered, so do please keep your eyes peeled and if you have information regardless as to her whereabouts, do telephone Tammy at 087 091 8319.

Death Of Michael Quigley, Drish, Thurles, Tipperary

With Sincere Sympathy

With Sincere Sympathy

It is with great sadness we learned today of the unexpected death on Thursday  March 19th, 2015, of Mr Michael Quigley ‘Cois Abhainn,’ Drish, Thurles, Co Tipperary, a retired ESB employee and late of Barnadomeeny, Rearcross.

Mr Quigley was predeceased by his parents John Joe and Kitty, brother Donie, nephew Kieran and brothers-in-laws Tony O’Regan and Patrick Shanahan.

Mr Quigley sudden death is deeply regretted by his loving wife Ann, son Seán, daughters Ann, Sinéad and Rachel, grandchildren Rebecca, Adam and Amelia, sisters Mary, Ann and Kathleen, brothers Noel, John and Gerard, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
Mr Quigley’s body reposed at his home this evening from 4.00pm to 8.00pm. and his removal will take place tomorrow morning (Monday) to the Church of Our Lady of Visitation, Rearcross, Co. Tipperary for Funeral Mass at 12.00 noon. Same will be followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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