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Death Of Eileen Stapleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Tuesday 17th April 2018, of Mrs Eileen Stapleton (née Crawford), Clonmel Road, Cashel, Tipperary and formerly of Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Stapleton passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband John; daughters Ruth and Rachel; sons John and Mark; son-in-law J. D.; daughters-in-law Kiara and Maurica; grandchildren David, Sarah, Rebecca, Caela, Ava, Conor and Crawford; brothers John, Pat and Gerard; sisters Ann, Bridie and Mary; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Stapleton will lie in repose at Devitt’s Funeral Parlour, The Green, Cashel, tomorrow evening, Thursday, from 5.00pm to 7.30pm.

Removal will take place on Friday morning to St. John the Baptist Church, Cashel, for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Cormac’s Cemetery.

Note please: Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to South Tipperary Hospice. House private.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Mark Leahy, Ashill, Horse & Jockey, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Monday 26th March 2018, of Mr Mark Leahy, Ashill, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Leahy is most deeply regretted by his loving parents Pat and Ann; brothers Derrick, Kevin and John; sister Susie; nephews; nieces; extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Leahy will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening Wednesday, 28th March, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Removal on Thursday morning, 29th March, to St. Peter’s Church, Moycarkey, to arrive at 11.00am for Funeral Mass at 11.30am.

Interment follows immediately afterwards in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


Death Of George Buckley, Mitchel Street, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 8th March 2018, of Mr George Buckley, No.4 Shyan Terrace, Mitchel Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Buckley passed away peacefully while in the care of University Hospital, Limerick (UHL).

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Mary; daughters Edel and Miriam; sons Francis and Paul; son-in-law Finbar; brothers Dick and Tommy; sister-in-law; nieces; nephews; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Buckley will lie in repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Sunday evening next from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption at 8.00pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Monday morning at 11.00am, followed by interment in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Thurles Relief Road To Be Funded Under National Development Plan

Lowry Confirms Thurles Relief Road Eligible For Funding Under The National Development Plan

Michael Lowry TD

Independent Deputy Michael Lowry TD has today announced that further to his discussions with Ministers Mr Paschal Donoghue and Mr Shane Ross, the Government have included the much-needed Thurles Relief Road, as a project for appraisal under the National Development Plan.

“This is a vital project necessary for Thurles, to alleviate chronic traffic congestion; enable sites deemed sterile to be developed; and further allow for economic activity and growth within the town”, stated Lowry.

“Through my involvement over the years with this project, which was already advanced through securing funding for the Jimmy Doyle Ring Road and also the funding for research, evaluation and engineering design for this Thurles Relief Road scheme; those same efforts had already brought us to the point where we had the preferred route selected”, continued the Deputy.

This project received a major setback in August 2011, when the coalition government of Fine Gael/Labour insisted on axing this Thurles Relief Road development.

“I am now delighted to announce the revival and renewal of this necessary project. Tipperary Co. Council will now officially be able to make the necessary submissions to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; to further advance this formerly axed project, under the new National Development Plan”, declared Lowry.


Operation Storm – Gardaí Detain 55 Persons

Fifty five individuals were detained at Garda Stations including Clonmel, Co. Tipperary; Kilkenny; Thomastown, and Athy, in an all out operation targeting criminal activity.

The arrests took place over a three days period ending January 31st, and were led by Kilkenny Gardaí, as part of ‘Operation Storm’, who also carried out some 19 searches in Kilkenny county, since Monday last, supported by the Regional Armed Support Unit.

Same searches resulted in the arrest of 39 people for criminal offences and 16 others being detained on warrants. The alleged offences of those arrested included, fraud; robbery; burglary; theft; possession of drugs, and assault.

Sixteen of those arrested were charged and three appeared before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court last night.