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Tipperary All Ireland Hurling Champions Return Home

“Home are our heroes”

From 5.00pm last evening they waited; the young, the old, making up every possible hue and creed – an estimated 30 thousand people – thronging Semple’s field for just a glimpse of their heroes, and to welcome home the Tipperary Senior All Ireland winning Hurling team for 2019.

Chants of “Tipp-Tipp-Tipp” and a chorus of “Simply The Best” could be heard for miles outside Semple Stadium, when at about 7:50pm, Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy and his All Ireland champion athletes, raced unto the specially raised platform.

Congratulations Tipperary, once again you have proved you are simply the best.

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Death Of Eileen Cahill, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Sunday 4th August 2019, of Mrs Eileen Cahill (née Coppinger), No.36 Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Martin; the passing of Mrs Cahill is most deeply regretted by her loving son Martin; daughter Mary; grandchildren; great grandchildren; son-in-law Toddy; brother Paddy; sister Anna; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Cahill will lie in repose at Egan’s Funeral Home Dublin Road, Thurles, on tomorrow evening, Tuesday August 6th, from 5:00pm to 6.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles at 7:00pm.
Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday morning, August 7th at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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High Levels Of Food Waste Identified In Irish Food Businesses

Action to reduce food waste brings climate benefits and cuts costs – including potential savings of over €300M per year for Ireland’s hospitality sector. The EPA are hosting the 3rd Forum on Food Waste today, Wednesday 10th July, bringing together business and policy leaders from across the food supply chain.

The theme of this year’s event is ‘Measuring What Matters’, emphasising the importance of using data to direct effective actions. Ireland generates over 1million tonnes of food waste annually and will need to take a new perspective on the value of food, as the country works towards meeting our EU and sustainable development commitments to halve food waste by 2030.

The event presents new EPA-funded research indicating that 250,000 tonnes of food waste are generated annually by commercial food businesses such as restaurants, shops and workplace canteens. The research investigated the volumes, types and associated cost of food waste arisings in these businesses. It found that much of this waste is avoidable and estimates the value of food waste for the Irish hospitality sector alone at over €300M.

During his opening address, Mr Richard Bruton, TD, (Minister of Communications, Climate Action & Environment) stated:
“Over 1 million tonnes of food are wasted every year in Ireland. About 70 per cent of this comes from industry costing Irish business over €2 billion annually. As part of the Climate Action Plan, we have committed to halving food waste by 2030. Delivering on this ambition will require a collaborative effort from government, enterprise, the EPA and pioneers such as Food Cloud who are leading the change in this area. I urge all businesses here today to make a start and sign up to the Food Waste Charter and to use the resources available to drive down their food waste.”

Speaking at the event, Ms Laura Burke, (Director General, EPA) stated:
“It takes a lot of resources to put food on our tables. Growing, processing and transporting food all use large amounts of energy and materials. When food is wasted, these resources are wasted too – which impacts on climate change, our local environment and business costs. To meet this environmental and financial challenge, food businesses need to start measuring the food being discarded, and then take action to reduce avoidable wastage.”

Food waste is a priority waste stream for the EPA’s National Waste Prevention Programme. Food businesses can show their commitment to reducing food waste by signing up to “The Food Waste Charter” and join other businesses and industry leaders working together to reduce food waste. Further information on food waste in commercial sectors and the Food Waste Charter can be found HERE.

Speaking by video link, Mr Chad Frischmann (Project Drawdown), a leading source for climate solutions, confirmed that their models show reducing food waste as the third most important action on a list of 100 climate responses.

This link between climate change and food waste was reinforced by keynote speaker Mr Iain Clunie, (Zero Waste Scotland), who stated:
“Food waste is a major driver of global warming because of the huge resources and energy that go into producing it. Reducing food waste is a critical part of responding to our climate emergency.”

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Death Of P.J. Stokes, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 21st June 2019, of Mr P.J. (Mocky) Stokes, Gortnahoe Village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his dad Brendan; Mr Stokes passed away unexpectedly.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his heartbroken partner Joan; doting daughter Ivy; mother Ann; sisters Jenny, Joanne and Cathriona; their partners William, John and Nicky; nieces Arwyn and Grace; uncles; aunts; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Stokes will lie in repose at the residence of his mother Ann in Gortnahoe on Monday from 3:00pm until 8:00pm.

Removal will take place on Tuesday morning to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe, Thurles, to arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am. Interment will take place immediately after Mass in the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary .

Note Please: House private on Tuesday morning.

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Death Of Liam Maher, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipp.

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Saturday 8th June 2019, of Mr Liam Maher, Thornhill, Sligo Town, Co. Sligo; formerly; Athlone, Co. Westmeath and Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Maher passed away peacefully, while in the care of Sligo University Hospital.

Predeceased by his son Fergal; his passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Kathleen; son Shane; daughter Rosario; grandchildren Cian, Katie, Sophie, Conor and David; sisters Marie, Edith and Pauline; brother Sean; son-in-law Fergal; daughter-in-law Lorraine; brothers-in-law; sisters in law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Maher will lie in repose at the Nazareth House Chapel, Church Hill, Sligo from 5:30pm on Monday evening next, June 10th, with prayer liturgy at 7:30pm.

Mass of Christian burial will take place on Tuesday morning, June 11th, at 11:30am in the Nazareth House Chapel; followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Strandhill Rd, Rathedmond, Scarden, Co. Sligo.

Note Please: House Private. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Sligo Hospital Oncology Unit Trust (S.H.O.U.T) – c/o Mr Seamus Feehily and Son, (Funeral Directors).

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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