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Christmas In Full Swing At Dwan’s Hardware, Thurles

Lovers of Christmas and seasonal decorations would do well presently to visit Dwan’s Hardware Store, situated at Cathedral Street, here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

All your Christmas Needs & all in One Store. (Phone: (0504) 23477)
Their Store is now packed to capacity, offering everything you will need to decorate your home this Christmas, from LED lights to Christmas tree ornaments, not to mention their great special offer of a 7ft Christmas tree for only €35.

By the way, their unique German incense burners are also worthy of some special note.


A Christmas Bonus & An Irish Water Refund On The Way.

Cheer Up – A White Paper, showing a projection of revenues and spending for 2018, has been published, with same confirming that the present Government plan to reimburse previously paid water charges before Christmas, while also disbursing a Social Welfare ‘Christmas  Bonus’.

The White Paper also illustrates that the budget deficit for the current year will actually be better than forecast (0.3% of GDP), while next year’s deficit is forecast at 0%.

The Christmas bonus payment to long-term Social Welfare clients will come from a surplus in the social insurance fund for this year, and will be supplemented from existing resources in current spending.

Full details will be announced on Tuesday when the government announces its latest Budget details.


Death Of Margo Hayes, Hollyford, Tipperary

It is with great sadness we learned of the passing yesterday, 13th September 2017, of Mrs Margo Hayes (née O’Dwyer) formerly of Bahagha, Hollyford, Co. Tipperary and Lucan, Co. Dublin.

Mrs Hayes passed away peacefully while in the loving care of the Matron & Staff at the Acorn Lodge Nursing Home, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her loving husband Billy (Cappawhite) and sisters Katchie and Biddy; her passing is most deeply regretted by her brother-in-law Paddy; nephews Dermot, George, Liam and Pat Ryan; nieces Rena (Carew), Phyllis (Richardson) and Mairéad (English); extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Hayes will repose today Thursday at Whites Funeral Home, Cappawhite, from 6.30pm with removal at 8.00pm to the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary,

Requiem Mass will take place on Friday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Cappawhite Cemetery, Co Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.


Cancer Society Fail To Acquire Patient Free Parking

Aine Maher, Dr Robert O’Connor, Joanne Fitzpatrick, Kathleen O’Connor, Delores Gleeson & Willie Butler present cheque for €1,793 to the Irish Cancer Society; proceeds raised in Templetuohy, Co. Tipperary.

A national campaign undertaken by the Irish Cancer Society has failed to persuade hospitals to offer cancer patients free or even more subsidised parking,

A petition of more than 3,000 signatures and a campaign last December, saw no hospital in Ireland change its parking pricing policy for cancer patients, despite the Irish Cancer Societies request for all cancer patients receiving treatment.

At the end of last month, every hospital providing cancer treatment recognised no effort to reduce pricing between rates charged in 2016 and current rates.

Cork University Hospital presently is the only designated cancer treatment centre to grant concessions on parking for their cancer patients, charging a reduced €5 per day for parking. This compares with a €13.50 daily charge across the city at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital.

Cancer treatment Hospitals raised over €18million in car parking fees last year, an increase of over €4m on 2015 figures. He said the society has been overwhelmed by the huge public reaction to its “park the charges” campaign for cancer patients.

The Irish Cancer Society are now requesting politicians from all parties and the Health Service Executive (HSE) to acknowledge at least the massive financial impact of such hospital parking on families and to support a free parking initiative.

It should be noted that individual hospitals do have the authority to abolish charges for cancer patients and indeed some hospitals, including St Luke’s, Dublin; Wexford General; Mayo University Hospital and Portiuncula, in Co Galway, all grant cancer patient free parking.


Death Of William Egan, Mallow, Co. Cork

It is with great sadness we learned of the death, on Sunday 5th March 2017, of Mr William (Bill) Egan, Cregane, Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Mr Egan, late of C.I.E passed away, peacefully, while in the care of the Mercy University Hospital, in Cork.

Beloved son of the late Owen and May; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving sister Kitty (Mackessy); brother Eugene Egan (Innisfallon Avenue, Thurles); sisters-in-law Anne and Jean; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; great-grandnephews; great-grandnieces; extended relatives and a large circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Egan will repose at O’Keeffe’s Funeral Home, Buttevant, Co Cork on Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8.00pm, followed by removal to St. Nicholas Church, Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Requiem Mass on Thursday at 2.00pm. followed by interment immediately afterwards to Templemary Cemetery, Lisgriffin, Co. Cork.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.