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Death Of Kathleen Pollard, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Thursday 13th June 2019, of Mrs Kathleen (Kit) Pollard (née Fogarty), No.49 Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Pollard passed away at her home today, while in the loving care of her family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Claire and Fiona; son-in-law Joe; grandchildren John, Kieran, Joseph and Laura: her brother Eamon and partner Thomas; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Pollard will lie in repose at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, on Monday morning, June 17th arriving at 10:15am, for Funeral Mass at 11:00am.

Her funeral Mass will be followed by private cremation.

Note Please: House private.

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Planning For Semple’s Field In Thurles Placed On Hold

Tipperary County Council have decided to seek further planning information regarding a new multi-million Euro plan to transform the Kinane Stand at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Same is required by the council before granting their consent to planning proposals to an area, possibly better known as ‘The Old Stand’.

It had been expected that the council’s final decision would have been made known today, but further confirmation is now being sought on this proposal, through Wilson Architecture, Cork; latter commissioned to put together the initial planning application.

The Kinane Stand (Old Stand) area, with an existing holding capacity for some 14,500 sports fans, was last upgraded 12 years ago as part of a then major refurbishment project; same undertaken at a cost understood to have been in the region of €18 million.

Under this new planing application it was envisaged that an extra floor could be built to include the installation of changing rooms; a gym; physiotherapy space; a kitchen; stores; media rooms and a welcoming area.

These plans, initially lodged last April, involved the reconfiguration of the present ground floor seating area; including turnstiles; the construction of a new exit gate, together with three service hubs, latter providing access for wheelchair-accessible turnstiles to the upper floor area.


National Stop Food Waste Week Begins Today

The EPA are leading a National Stop Food Waste Week campaign to highlight issues and raise awareness on food waste, beginning today Wednesday June 12th until Wednesday June 19th 2019 inclusive. 

Globally, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption is lost or wasted and every year people in Ireland waste over one million tonnes of food. The campaign aims to motivate people across Ireland to make real changes in how they use the food they buy.

Laura Burke, (Director General, EPA) said,“It takes a lot of resources to put food on our tables. Growing, processing, transport and storage all use massive amounts of energy and water, along with packaging, fertilisers and machinery. This activity generates greenhouses gases which drive climate change, so it is important that we value and carefully use the food we produce.”

“Many of us would like to take action on climate change, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Reducing food waste contributes to lowering our carbon footprint, and we can achieve this through some surprisingly simple actions.”

The four key steps people can take to Stop Food Waste are:-
(1.) Know your food waste: Make a list of what you throw out over the next week, this will give you a better understanding where your habits produce waste so you know what to target for improvement.

(2.) Planning and Shopping: Smarter shopping ensures that you don’t waste hard-earned money on food that goes in the bin. Plan your meals (including lunches at work), check the cupboards and fridge before you go, and use a shopping list.Cooking and Storing: Store food properly to make the most of what you have bought to keep food fresher for longer. The Stop Food Waste ‘A-Z of food’ contains tips and advice on how to store and cook various food types. Using leftovers for lunch not only helps reduce food waste, it will also save you money.

(3.) Cooking and Storing: Store food properly to make the most of what you have bought to keep food fresher for longer. The Stop Food Waste ‘A-Z of food’ contains tips and advice on how to store and cook various food types. Using leftovers for lunch not only helps reduce food waste, it will also save you money.

(4.) Bin it better: Use the brown bin (or try home-composting) for the unavoidable food waste you do generate. A recent national study showed that almost 50% of household organic waste is still being disposed of in the “wrong bins”, i.e. recycling or black bin.

Odile Le Bolloch, (EPA Stop Food Waste Manager), spoke about the National Stop Food Waste Week campaign: “Each day during Stop Food Waste week we will be sharing information and resources to help people to Stop Food Waste at work and at home. Our online campaign provides practical tips to help us all reduce waste and make the most of our food. We are also running our new workplace training programme with guidance on tackling food waste both at work and at home.”

Information on stopping food waste at home can be found at www.stopfoodwaste.ie.

For Stop Food Waste week, because the food people buy is not just consumed at home, the EPA are encouraging businesses and employees to target food waste at work.

Stop Food Waste’s top tips to reduce food waste in the workplace are:-
(A) Have sharing shelves in the canteen and fridge and let everyone know that food left there is fair game.
(B) Events with catering often produce large amounts of food waste. Try a slight under-order; and share any leftovers with colleagues.
(C)Store unused food properly for future use, and don’t leave food forgotten in the fridge over the weekend.

To take part in raising awareness, the EPA are inviting businesses around Ireland to sign-up as supporters of Stop Food Waste week and receive posters, daily tips and a chance to win free Stop Food Waste workplace training.

Businesses can sign up on the website: https://stopfoodwaste.ie/stop-food-waste-week/


Update To Irish Civil Records

New historical birth, marriage and death registers have now become available for the public to access online.

These records, available to view online HERE, without charge, will show:-
* Births for the years 1917 and 1918.
* Marriages which took place between 1864 / 1869, 1942 / 1943.
* Deaths for the years 1878 through to 1968, adding 2 further years to previous online civil records.

As researchers will be aware back in 2016, more than 2.5 million historic records of deaths, marriages and births were made freely available online by the Irish Government. Ireland continues to lead the way in giving such access to historical genealogical information, by now adding 2 further years of historic records to those already available.

This latest release is part of an initiative to provide online access to historical records and registers, compiled by the Civil Registration Service.

As already stated, there is no financial charge for those wishing to access these records available to research in both Gaeilge and English.


Death Of Gerry Ryan, Formerly Thurles, Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 8th June 2019, of Mr Timothy Gerard (Gerry) Ryan, Belgooly, Co. Cork, and formerly of Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Ryan passed away while in the care of Cork University Hospital.

Predeceased by brothers Larry, Connie and Liam; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Phil (nee Power, Cramers Close, Belgooly, Co. Cork); daughter Grainne; grandchildren Ryan and Saoirse; brother John; sisters Mary (Egan, Kickham Street, Thurles) and Eileen; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will lie in repose at Gabriel and O’Donovan’s Funeral Home, Kinsale, Co. Cork on tomorrow evening, Monday June 10th, from 6:00pm, followed by removal at 7:00pm to the Sacred Heart Church, Belgooly, Lybe, Co. Cork.

Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday afternoon next, June 11th, at 2:00pm, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Clontead Cemetery, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

Note Please: House Private.

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