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Death Of Aileen Lambe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

DeathIt was with sadness we learned of the death on Sunday 11th December 2016, of M/s Aileen Lambe, late of Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Romans-sur-Isère, Auvergne Rhône-Alps, in France.

Mrs Lambe passed away peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Daughter of the late Mr James and Mrs Aileen Lambe, and sister of the late Maree Lambe, Glenmorgan House, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; Mrs Lambe passed away most deeply regretted by her children Jenny, Alice and Anais; sister of Annette Kelly; Carol Davis; brothers Jim (Denmark), John (California); loving grandmother; family; extended family and many friends both in Ireland and France.

The earthly remains of Mrs Lambe will be cremated at a service to be held in France on today, 15th December 2016. A gathering for her family and friends to celebrate her life will be held in Ireland at a date in 2017, yet to be announced.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Christmas 2016 Thurles Credit Union Cash Draw

Thurles Credit Union

Thurles Credit Union

The monthly ‘Cash Draw’ for Thurles Credit Union (TCU) Members, for December 2016, took place on Friday 2nd of December 2016 last.

Our congratulations go to this month’s computer generated 1st prize winner M/s Breda Ryan, Kennedy Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, latter who won the monthly 1st prize of a whopping great €10,000 in cash.

Congratulations must also go to three other lucky TCU Member winners, each of whom received prizes of €1,000 each;  namely:-  Mrs Mary Fitzgerald Doyle, Cluen, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary,  M/s Ruth Purcell / Alan Ryan, Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and M/s Angela Brennan, Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Please Note: Members can still join these current TCU Members Monthly Cash Draws by simply completing an application form in any of the three Thurles Credit Union associated offices.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Note Opening Hours for Thurles Credit Union during Christmas & New Year 2016/17.
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.
Saturday 24th December, 2016 (Closed).
Monday 26th December, 2016 (Closed).
Tuesday 27th December, 2016 (Closed).
Wednesday 28th December, 2016 (Closed).
Thursday 29th December, 2016 (Closed).
Friday 30th December 2016, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.
Saturday 31st December 2016, 9.30a.m2.30 p.m.
Monday 2nd January, 2017 (Closed).
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.

Management & Staff of Thurles Credit would also like to take this opportunity to wish all their members a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Tipperary Aggravated Burglary Convictions Set For Appeal

Five member of a ruthless Dublin gang who had over 300 previous convictions between them and who received sentences of up to 20 years imprisonment for an aggravated burglary perpetrated on a Tipperary family, are set to appeal the length of their sentences.

CorcoranThe gang had been found guilty on October 1st, 2015, of breaking into the home of Mark and Emma Corcoran, and their young children; armed with a sawn-off shotgun, a handgun and a machete. Mr Corcoran, the father of 3 children aged eight, six and two years, suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose, brought about by a blow from the butt of one of the raiders guns; resulting in him later undergoing four separate surgeries in an effort to reconstruct his face.  The children, who were present in the house at the time, were threatened with death.

Luckily Mrs Corcoran managed to dial 999; leaving her mobile phone switched on for Gardaí to eavesdrop on what was happening, as the criminal acts progressed.

The gang members were initially sentenced by Judge Mr Thomas Teehan at Clonmel Circuit Criminal Court in 2015 and while not present in court on last Monday, their appeal date was set by Justice Mr George Birmingham for March 2nd, 2017, in the Court of Appeal.

Mr Patrick Gately, aged 28, with an address at Primrose Grove, Darndale, Dublin 17, and who had 85 previous convictions, was sentenced to 20 years, with four suspended.
Mr Dean Byrne, aged 22, with an address at Cabra Park, Dublin 17, and who had 120 previous convictions, was also given a sentence of 20 years, with four suspended.
Mr John Joyce, aged 21, of Lentisk Lawn, Donaghmede, Dublin, who had 55 previous convictions, was sentenced to 15 years, with four of those suspended.
Mr Patrick Joyce, aged 24, of Beaumont Hall, Beaumont Woods was sentenced to 14 years imprisonment with the final four suspended.
Thomas Flynn aged 22, of Moatview Avenue, Coolock received a 12 year sentence to run consecutively with a sentence already being served.

Local Gardaí were later applauded for their swift action in both apprehending the raiders and in their help to the family afterwards; assisting them through the aftermath of their terrifying ordeal.

The case of these above named five individuals will be viewed by Tipperary residents with great interest in March next year, especially by those who would argue that our present Justice System has become lenient.


Death Of Margaret Kelly, Loughmore, Tipperary

deathIt was with sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 11th December 2016, of Mrs Margaret Kelly (née Wilson), Loughmore, Co. Tipperary.

While in her 104th Year and predeceased by her husband John; her sons Tom and Patrick and grandson John; Mrs Kelly passed away in the loving care of St. Theresa’s Nursing Home, Thurles.

Her passing today is most deeply regretted by her sons Michael and Tony; daughters-in-law Mary and Bernie; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; extended relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Kelly will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, on tomorrow evening, Monday, from 5.30pm, with removal to the Church of The Nativity of Our Lady, Loughmore, at 7.30pm; arriving at 8.15pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11.30am, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery immediately afterwards.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


‘ Millie’ Wants Your Credit Card Details

GardaGardaí and Revenue Commissioners have become aware of a number of persons who have received phone calls from bogus personnel, purporting to work within local Banks and the Offices of Revenue.

Same calls are seeking Credit Card details and/or demanding immediate payment of tax bills; to be paid over the phone.

The first piece of information to note is that these individuals are not calling from your friendly Bank or Revenue Office.

If you receive a telephone call purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners and about which you have any doubts, you should contact the Collector General’s Division (Tel:1890 20 30 70), without revealing any further details with regards to your banking or Revenue business.

Calls seeking Credit Card details.
With regard to those seeking Credit Card details; we are aware that telephone calls are being received today, around Tipperary, from a Mobile Tel. No 086/8646588.

In the latter case a woman identifying herself as ‘Millie’, informs you she is from your Bank and that €250 has been removed from your Credit Card account without, she believes, your personal knowledge. She is urgently seeking immediate clarification and confirmation of your Credit Card details, in order to put a halt this or other unwarranted transaction.

Remember anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to these types of fraudulent phone calls, should contact their Bank or Credit Card company immediately and alert the Gardaí.

Remember the Gardaí cannot fight crime alone, without the full support and co-operation of local communities and everyone has an onus and a major role to play, in attempting to prevent and reduce every act of criminality.