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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.

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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.

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Death Of Tom Fanning, Glenbane, Holycross

It is with a great sadness we learned of the death on Saturday last, 4th March 2017, of Mr Tom Fanning, Glenbane, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Fanning passed away suddenly, most deeply regretted by his beloved wife Phyllis; daughters Catriona, Maura, Margaret and Linda; son-in-law Mattie; brothers-in-law; the Ryan family Gaile; cousins; extended family; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Fanning will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles on Monday evening from 5.00pm until 8.00pm, to arrive at Holycross Abbey on Tuesday at 11.00am.

Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday next at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the Abbey Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Operation Thor Make Three Arrests

gardaThree men, understood to be aged between 17 and 27 years, were arrested on Friday afternoon last, under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and are being questioned at three different Garda stations.

The arrests follow a major operation undertaken which involved Gardaí from Co. Limerick and Co. Tipperary.

Some 20 Gardai were involved in the searches of houses and property in the areas of Cappawhite, Bruff and Cappamore; seizing cannabis valued at around €10,000 together with numerous identified stolen goods, including power tools.

The three arrests were made as part of a joint operation involving ‘Operation Thor’; set up in 2015 to actively target organised crime gangs and repeat offenders, through co-ordinated crime prevention and enforcement activity to protect rural communities.

Those arrested are understood to include two individuals from the area of Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary and one from the locality of Bruff, Co. Limerick.

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Female Arrested Following Discovery Of Roscrea Body

gardaThe State Pathologist has been notified following the discovery of the body of a male, in his forties, found dead with what is understood to be stab wounds at a house in Co Tipperary in the early hours of this morning.

Gardaí have arrested a woman in her mid-forties in relation to the incident, after the body was discovered at a residents at ‘The Maltings’, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, shortly after 2.30am.

The arrested female is being detained at Nenagh Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

Gardaí in Roscrea were alerted to the incident in the area this morning and attended the scene, where a male suffering apparent stab wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.

Gardaí have preserved the scene and are currently investigating.

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