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Death Of Craig Tobin, St. Annes Terrace, Gortnahoe, Thurles

deathIt was with great sadness we reported (April 15th 2016) the death on Thursday 14th April 2016 last, of Mr Craig Tobin, St. Annes Terrace, Gortnahoe, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, following a tragic accident.

The passing of Mr Tobin is most deeply regretted by his doting daughter Gemma, heartbroken parents, Ger and Majella, brother Mark, sisters Aisling and Ciara, his grandparents Maher and Tobin, uncles, aunts, cousins, relatives and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Tobin will repose at his residence on today, Saturday, from 2:00pm until 10:00pm.

His body will be removed on Sunday morning next to the Church of The Sacred Heart, Gortnahoe, to arrive for Requiem Mass at 11:15am. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in the Good Shepherd Cemetery.

Note: House private on Sunday, please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Mary Witherow, No. 45 Kennedy Park, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we report the death yesterday, April 14th 2016, of Mrs Mary Witherow, No. 45 Kennedy Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Co. Kilkenny.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving daughter Eileen, sons Joseph and Peter, sister Margaret, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Witherow will repose at the Ardeen Nursing Home, Abbey Road, Thurles on today, Friday April 15th, from 5:00pm to 7:30pm, to  arrive at the Church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bothar na Naomh, Thurles, at 8:00pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on tomorrow Saturday at 10:00am. with burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Milford Hospice.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Motorcyclist Fatally Injured In Co. Tipperary

GardaA 25-year-old motorcyclist has tragically died, following a crash on the R689 in Co Tipperary.

It is understood the incident happened when the cyclist collided with a sign on the Fennor to Urlingford road around 8.45pm last night.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was immediately removed to St Luke’s General Hospital in Co. Kilkenny, where a post mortem examination will be carried out later today.

The roadway at the scene this morning remained closed to facilitate a daylight forensic examination.

Those with any information regarding this tragic accident are asked to contact Thurles Garda Station on Tel: (0504) 25100), the Garda Confidential Line Tel: 1800-666-111 or indeed any Garda station.

Sadly last night’s fatal collision now brings to 5 persons; being the total number of people that have lost their lives due to road accidents on Tipperary’s roads so far this year. Statistically same number surpasses the total figure for all similar deaths during the complete 12 months of last year.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Death Of Mary Falvey, No 13 Innisfallen Avenue, Thurles

DeathIt is with a great personal sadness I report that the death has occurred today, April 14th 2016, of Mrs Mary Falvey (née Long) No 13, Innisfallen Avenue, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Co. Kerry.

Mrs Falvey passed away in the loving care of the Community Hospital of the Assumption, here in Thurles. A lady remembered well for her dedication, loyalty and a commitment to duty; her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving son, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Falvey will reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home on Tuesday next, April 19th, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm, arriving at the Cathedral of the Assumption at 6.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday at 11:00am, with burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Note: Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Parkinsons Association.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

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Tipperary’s Rural Tourism Trade Threatened

Ministers

Charles Flanagan, TD, & Paschal Donohoe T.D.

Efforts to attract Australian tourists for the year ahead here to Co. Tipperary, would appear bleak, following a serious unwarranted travel warning currently being issued to Australian tourists, who maybe planning to visit Ireland this Summer

A website claiming to represent the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade [Read by clicking here for yourselves.] has issued a warning to Australian tourists intent on visiting Ireland; stating tensions are high between Unionists and Republicans because of the Centenary Celebrations being held and relating to the 1916 Easter Rising.

The Australian website states;  “Tensions between Dissident Republicans and Unionists have increased in the lead up to the centenary of the Easter Rising (24-29 April – Proclamation of Irish independence). You should avoid all protests and demonstrations, including those associated with Northern Ireland, as they may turn violent. Instances of civil disorder can rapidly escalate into violence and you should avoid them wherever possible, including through careful monitoring of the media and following the advice of local authorities”.

The website warns that;  “Be aware that Ireland is not a party to the Schengen Agreement and therefore does not accept Schengen visas. Visa and other entry and exit requirements can change at short notice, you (visitors) should contact the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, or the nearest Irish Embassy or Consulate for the latest visa information and advice”.

Thankfully there is one very noticeable omission from the supplied, defamatory and libellous data however. Same is that Ireland, despite a general election having been held on February 26th to elect 157 Teachtaí Dála (TDs) across 40 constituencies to our Irish Parliament, Dáil Éireann; to date no government has been agreed, despite some €1.6 million in wages having been earned by those then deemed democratically elected.

Perhaps the current ‘Squatting’ Fine Gael government Minister’s for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Paschal Donohoe T.D. and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Charles Flanagan, TD, could both come into the office some day this week to drop a note to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, pointing out the inaccuracies of the information in their supplied data.

Meanwhile; “Attention all you Australian Tourists planning a visit to Ireland”. Please come to Co. Tipperary; enjoy the undemanding wooded trails and pilgrimage walks; appreciate and soak in our sylvan beauty; rid yourself of the stresses and strains of modern life; feel free, in complete safety, to view our historical artefacts and castles and more importantly stay in our Hotel and Guest-houses, all of which cost half the price of similar accommodation to be found in our major cities.

Understand the true meaning of “Céad Míle Fáilte Romhat” [English Translation – One hundred thousand welcomes to you.]  Do so with the secure feeling that you will meet the friendliest and most lovable of local people and with the knowledge that even Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II moved amongst us freely back in 2011.

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