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Unbeatable Deals At Thurles Tile & Timber Flooring

Thurles Sizzling Summer Sale Offers


Three unbeatable deals to be found at Thurles Tiles (& Timber Flooring), situated at No 1, Ikerrin Rd, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, starting this Tuesday morning, June 7th 2016. [Note only while stocks last].

Deal A:  Transform your Bathroom for only €450.
Above deal includes 22 sq yards of Wall Tiles; plus 4 sq yards of Floor Tiles; plus 22 ft. of Border; Flexible Wall / Floor adhesive; Grout; two PVC trims /2 Shower / Bath Seals / Silicone.

Deal B:  Give your old kitchen a lift with new floor tiles for only €400.
Deal includes 23 sq yards of floor Tiles (Note new range choice of colours). Flexible Adhesive and grout.

Deal C: Transform your Sitting room / Living room with a new Timber Floor for only €375
This deal includes 25 sq yards Balterio Oak / Maple / Walnut  (Underlay included).

For further details and information visit their Website www.thurlestiles.ie; click HERE for to follow them on Facebook; Chat Direct on Tel No: (0504) 28601 or Mobile (086) 8873238, and finally communicate by Email using the address info@thurlestiles.ie


Dublin Mini Marathon Won By Siobhan O’Doherty

odohertyCongratulations to Co. Tipperary’s Siobhán O’Doherty who has won the 34th Women’s Vhi Dublin Mini Marathon today, in a time of 34 minutes and 20 seconds.

Some 40,000 women competitors from all over Ireland, the U.K. and Europe took part in today’s June Bank Holiday event, which from its conception in 1983, is estimated to have raised some €200m for varying charities.

Today’s 10k event started in Dublin’s city centre at 2.00pm and those competing followed the planned route into Baggot Street out through Ballsbridge and Donnybrook, before returning to the south city centre.

Siobhán who hails from Silvermines village, Co. Tipperary and who runs with Borrisokane Athletic Club, finally realized her dream of winning today’s Mini Marathon, after taking two successive second place positions at this event over the past two years.

Her mother Agnes travelled from Nenagh to be in attendance and greet Siobhán as she crossed the finish line.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is today the biggest all-women’s event of its kind, presently in the world.


Ninth Death On Tipperary Roads In 2016

gardaAn elderly man has died in a road traffic accident in Co. Tipperary.

The man, understood to be aged in his early 70’s, died after the car he was driving collided with a second vehicle at Fortmoy Cross, Borrisokane, at approximately 5.15pm yesterday evening, in the north of the county.

A woman in her mid-60’s and the sole occupant of a second vehicle was removed to Limerick University Hospital with serious injuries.

This latest unfortunate death brings to 9 the total number of persons killed on Co. Tipperary roads since January 1st 2016.

Gardaí are now appealing for any witnesses to contact them at the Nenagh Garda station on Tel: (067) 50450; the Garda Confidential Telephone Line Tel: (1800) 666 111 or indeed at any Garda station.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Death Of Lena O’Brien, Glengoole, Thurles

deathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death on Friday, 3rd June 2016, of Mrs Lena O’Brien (née Quinlan), Glengoole Village, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs O’Brien passed away while in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of the Padre Pio Nursing Home, Holycross. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her son Anthony; daughter Mary; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; son-in-law; daughter-in-law; sister-in-law; nephews; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs O’Brien will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road,  Thurles, on tomorrow Monday 6th June 2016 from 6.00pm, with removal at 8.00pm to the Church of St. Patrick & St. Oliver, in Glengoole; arriving at 8.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Tuesday at 11.30am, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


May Live Register Figures Increase In Co. Tipperary

According to figures from the CSO, the number of persons claiming Welfare Benefit in Co. Tipperary, have increased by 223 persons during the month of May 2016.  Note these figures shown hereunder, are accessed using the search criteria; All Ages, Both Sexes, Social Welfare Office and Month.


Thurles was the only Social Welfare Office (S.W.O.) in Co.Tipperary last month, recording a reduction of some 29 claimants, with Clonmel and Carrick-on-Suir recording the highest number of claimants of all eight S.W.O. centres.

Clonmel is now the only town in Tipperary which has increased its Social Welfare dependants over the past 5 months, (11 persons) with an increase of 99 persons during May and despite 200 extra jobs being promised, pre-election, for the area.

Some 1,432 jobs promised for Tipperary by Fine Gael /Labour, leading up to six months prior to the 26th February 2016 General Election, still remain elusive or non-existent.

Nationally 26,500 young people line up in Social Welfare queues every week; more than 16,000 of which remain in long term unemployment.