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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thurles Deaths 2nd & 3rd June 2016

MAHER

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 It is with great sadness we learned of the death on today, Friday 3rd June 2016, of Mrs Nancy Maher (née Byrne), Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by her husband Richard, the passing of Mrs Maher is most deeply regretted by her loving son Martin; grandchildren Shane, Emma and Louise; brothers Mickey and Dinny; sister Gertie; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Maher will repose at Ardeen Funeral Home on Saturday evening, 4th June, from 5.00pm to 6.15pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 6.45pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday, 5th June, at 12.00 noon, with burial immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles.

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HAYDEN

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 2nd June 2016, of M/s Alice Hayden, Sarsfield Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

M/s Hayden passed away while in the loving care of the Matron and Staff of Unit B, Community Hospital of the Assumption, Thurles. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; neighbours; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of M/s Hayden will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Sunday, 5th June, from 5.00pm until 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday 6th June at 11.00am, with burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.

MOONEY

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 2nd June 2016, of  Mr Jeremiah Borgia (Jerry) Mooney, Raheny, Co. Dublin / Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Late of Irish Rail; Mr Mooney passed away peacefully at his home, most sadly missed by his wife Cathleen; children Paul, Ann, Marion, Dara and Rhona; daughter-in-law; sons-in-law; adoring grandchildren; brother Aidan; sister Enid; extended family; relatives; neighbours and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Mooney will be removed on Saturday to the Church of Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace, Raheny, to arrive for Funeral Mass at 11.00am and thereafter to Glasnevin Crematorium.

Note: No flowers please, donations if desired, to St Francis Hospice, Raheny. House strictly private.

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Death Of Billy McKenna, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 1st June 2016, of Mr Billy McKenna, Coolcroo, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr McKenna is most deeply regretted by his wife Lily, sons Michael, Mark, Paul and Liam; daughters Elizabeth, Deirdre, Claire, Mary, Siobhán, Catherine and Helen; grandchildren; sons-in-laws; daughters-in-law; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives and many friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr McKenna will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on Saturday, 4th June 2016, from 5.00pm, with removal at 8.00pm to the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, Thurles, to arrive at 8.30pm.

Requiem Mass will be held on Sunday at 10.30am with burial immediately afterwards in Two-Mile-Borris Cemetery.

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Lowry Calls On Banks To Defer Attacks On Those Financially Weak

Lowry“Financial Institutions being allowed to ignore their own wrong-doings, while trampling and terrorising Irish borrowers.”

Independent TD Michael Lowry has called on the Ulster Bank to reverse its decision to sell more than 900 of distressed loans to ‘vulture funds’ in their efforts to rid themselves of acquired problem assets, mostly obtained during the so called ‘boom era’.

“The recent threatened sale of assets by Ulster Bank, valued at €2.5bn, is made up of distressed business loans, buy-to-let mortgages and owner-occupier mortgages. Their decision to sell is aimed at drastically eradicating all remaining so called ‘toxic’ property loans from its books on both sides of the border. However if carried out there exists a further fear that other banking establishments will line up to replicate similar procedures against their customers.

About €100m of the total face value of Ulster Bank loans, now being offered for sale, are owned by farmers and in many cases are linked to necessary on-farm business investments. This threat now comes at a time when Irish agriculture, in particular, is already on its knees with farm debt on an upward spiral, due to world market price volatility, which looks set to remain for the foreseeable future.

This threatened outcome by Ulster Bank is an appalling and insensitive approach to vulnerable business mortgage holders, who are currently finding themselves in financial difficulties. On a daily basis, I am confronted with appalling instances of financial institutions being allowed to ignore their own wrong-doings, while trampling and terrorising Irish borrowers.

This devastating decision, if carried through, will bring about the most negative and damaging of effects to families, overall business development in regional communities and more especially will decimate attempts at any real rural recovery. If Ulster Bank mortgages are sold off to these ‘vulture funds’, then we will witness further new and increased cases of homelessness and a continuance in the escalation of private rental costs.

I now urge all banking establishments to develop new long-term funding arrangements and to immediately suspend their present threatened action. The vast majority of customers are keen to find a resolution to their current financial difficulties and should be given professional, independent advice on restructuring their outstanding loans. I also call for a renewed sense of urgency by the Departments of Finance and Public Expenditure, to assist in creating a more efficient funding mechanism to halt and reverse these recent banking decisions.” concluded Deputy Lowry.

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