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Death Of Bridget Stapleton, Bouladuff, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 30th November 2017, of Mrs Bridget (Breda) Stapleton (née Shanahan) Ballypatrick, Bouladuff, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

Mrs Stapleton passed away peacefully while in the loving care of Ashlawn Nursing Home, Nenagh.

Predeceased by her brothers Pat and Dan; her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving husband Jim; son Willie; daughters Bridget and Margaret; grandchildren TJ and Lauren; sons-in-law Declan and Brendan; brothers Mick, Sean, Jim and Ned; sister Anna; brother-in-law Bill (Corcoran), sisters-in-law Anna and Margaret; nephews; nieces; cousins; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Stapleton will repose at Kennedy’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, on tomorrow Saturday, 2nd December, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Removal on Sunday for Requiem Mass at 12.00 noon to the Church of St. Lawrence O’Toole, Monroe, The Ragg, Thurles, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Bouladuff, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Note Please: House private on Sunday. Family flowers only, however, donations, if desired, to the Alzheimers Society of Ireland.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a h-anam dílis.

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Death Of Jeremiah Delahunty, Ballinahow, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 1st December 2017, of Mr Jeremiah (Jerry) Delahunty, Ballinahow, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Delahunty passed away peacefully, while in the wonderful care of the Matron and Staff of the Sacred Heart, Nursing Home, Crosspatrick, Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny.

Predeceased by his wife Peggy, sisters Pattie and Margaret (Peggy); his passing is deeply regretted by his family Eoin, Diarmuid, Grainne (Hennessy), Orla and Cathal; brothers Conor and John; sister Philomena (Cleary); grandchildren Rory, Aoife and Darragh; son-in-law Philip; nephews; nieces; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Delahunty will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow Saturday, 2nd December, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Arriving at St. Cataldus Church, Ballycahill, Thurles, on Sunday morning, 3rd December, at 9.30am for Requiem Mass at 10.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Ballycahill Cemetery.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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TD Michael Collins Calls For Dáil Bars To Close

Dail Bar

“When money’s tight and hard to get,
and your horse is also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt,
a pint of plain is your only man”
 (Myles na Gopaleen)

Cork Independent TD Mr Michael Collins has called for all Dáil bars to be shut down, in order to set a good example. Back on September 19th, 2010 we at thurles.info called for all Dáil bars to be shut down in order to set a good example.

There are two bars in Dáil Éireann where politicians constantly generate tabs /slates, or, if press reports are correct, in the case of some of our elected representatives ‘the never-never’ system is in operation in relation to non payment, despite same TD’s bounteous salaries and inflated expenses.

Nobody back in 2010 listened to the views of Thurles.Info and sorry Mr Collins, alas, respectfully it is not likely that anyone will hearken to you either.

Mr Collins quite rightly feels that with the important work going on in the Dáil, a bar serving alcohol should not be allowed on the premises. He especially feels that the proposed current amendments to the Road Traffic Bill by our Transport Minister Shane Ross, will force rural pubs out of business, and the Dáil bar should therefore now close, in order to set a strong example and a precedence in relation to alcohol consumption while in the workplace. Imagine if a TD slipped on the tiles and fractured his ankle in the Dáil, after consuming 5 pints of beer; no, the pain doesn’t bear thinking about.

Mr Collins stated: “Shane Ross wants to shut bars in rural Ireland with his new Bill, but he wants to keep the two Dáil bars open.  We hear about thousands and thousands of Euro’s being spent there, with bills left unpaid by politicians. This sends out a very, very bad message to the public, and I feel too much business is being carried on there and it sends the wrong message out to our electorate.”

Sláinte mhaith, Mr Collins, and may you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint.

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Death Of Tony Donnelly, 93 Childers Park, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 30th November 2017, of Mr Tony (Tank) Donnelly, No. 93, Childers Park, Thurles, Tipperary

Predeceased by his father Tommy; the passing of Mr Donnelly is most deeply regretted by his loving mother Bernie; brothers and sisters Michael, Linda, Paula, J.J, Fiona, Maria, Gerard and Teresa; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; uncles; aunts; cousins; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Donnelly will repose at his residence this evening, Friday, from 5.00pm to 8.00pm.

Removal on tomorrow morning, Saturday, to the church of St. Joseph and St. Brigid, Bothar Na Naoimh, Thurles, to arrive at 9.30am for Requiem Mass at 10.00am.

Interment immediately afterwards in Kilvalure Cemetery, Drombane, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.

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Tractor Girls Calendar 2018 On Sale Now

These 12 female Tipperary beauties have decided to pose nude for the ‘Tractor Girls Calendar 2018’ in support of Billy Goulding.  Photo: Tom Doherty.

Twelve lovely Tipperary ladies have braved the Irish weather to pose naked beside a tractor; their motivation, to raise funds for a five-year-old, latter who is presently paralysed from the neck down.

When just two and a half years old; Master Billy Goulding was playing with his sister outside in his garden when he took a fall and found himself unable to get back on to his feet.

Rushed to Limerick hospital before being transferred to Temple Street Hospital; his parents would later learn the disappointing news that their son had Transverse Myelitis, latter a neurological condition in which the spinal cord becomes inflamed. This inflammation damages nerve fibres, thus causing them to lose their myelin coating, leading to decreased electrical conductivity in the central nervous system.

Billy, who now is required to travels twice a year to the Stoke Mandeville Hospital, London for intensive physiotherapy, requires 24-hour care.

As with everything; over the years the cost of caring for Billy has greatly amplified, so the local female community have taken the similar route as that taken by the Knapely branch of the Women’s Institute (1999) in Yorkshire, England, to discreetly pose nude. (Remember the 2003 comedy film ‘Calendar Girls’, starring the gorgeous Helen Mirren).

The Tractor Girls Calendar 2018 is now available for sale and if you would like to help Billy on his road to recovery, you can also donate HERE.  Share and support.

Well done girls, you prove, in the equality stakes, that once again females are far superior to males. But maybe someone will inform this website where these calendars are available to purchase, by sending us a comment.

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