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Death Of Jim Mockler, Grange, Brittas, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Saturday 30th September 2017, of Mr Jim Mockler, Grange, Brittas, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The passing of Mr Mockler is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Kitty; daughter Mary; brother Tommy; sisters Peggy and Mary; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Mockler will repose at Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on tomorrow, Sunday October 1st, from 5.00pm to 7.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, Co. Tipperary at 7.30pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Monday 2nd October at 11.00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Patrick Ryan, Rossmore, Thurles, Co. Tipp

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 29th September 2017, of Mr Patrick Ryan (Rody), Glenaneigh, Rossmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his brother Roger; Mr Ryan passed away peacefully at Cluain Arann, Tipperary Town, most deeply regretted by his brothers and sisters, Michael, Mary, Nora, Christina, Kathleen, John and Margaret; brothers-in-law; sister-in-law; nephews; nieces; grandnephews; grandnieces; extended relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Upperchurch, Thurles, this evening, Saturday, from 4.30pm, with removal at 7.30pm to St. Joseph’s Church, Hollyford, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, to arrive at 8.15pm.

Funeral Mass will take place on Sunday at 12.30pm, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Rossmore Cemetery, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Death Of Kay Reddy Formerly Of Parnell Street, Thurles

It is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Friday 29th September 2017, of Mrs Kay Reddy (née Gleeson), formerly Lower Main Street, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny and ‘Gaelic Stores’, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Reddy passed away peacefully this morning, Friday, while in her 94th year and surrounded by her loving family, in the loving care of Anna and Staff at Archersrath Nursing Home.

Predeceased by her husband Micheal, and her son-in-law Nicholas Hughes; the passing of Mrs Reddy is most deeply regretted by her daughters Rita (Hughes), Woodsgift, Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny; Anne (Lyng) Urlingford, Co. Kilkenny; Noel, Co. Wexford; Liam, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; son-in-law; daughters-in-law; brothers-in-law; sister-in-law; nieces; nephews; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Reddy has reposed at Walsh’s Funeral Home, Tinnahinch, Graiguenamanagh from 5.00pm this evening, Friday, until 9.00pm, with Rosary was at 8.00pm.  Her body will now also repose tomorrow Saturday from 4.00pm, with removal at 7.00pm, to arrive at Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh at 7.30pm.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11.00am on Sunday morning, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Calvary Cemetery, Graiguenamanagh, Co. Kilkenny.

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Death Of Jimmy Keane, Mitchel Street, Thurles

It was with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Thursday 28th September 2017,  of Mr James (Jimmy) Keane, Butler Court, Mitchel Street, Thurles, and formerly of Kincora Terrace, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mr Keane passed away suddenly, most deeply regretted by his son Donal; daughter Aíne; grandchildren Neisha, Robbie, Chloe and Leona; sister Mary; brothers John, Tom, Niall and Gerard; Peggie; nephews and nieces; sisters-in-law; extended relatives; neighbours and many good friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Keane will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on tomorrow Saturday, 30th Sept., from 5.30pm to 7.30pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, at 8.15pm.

Requiem Mass will take place on Sunday, 1st Oct., at 12.00 noon followed by interment immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Unlike Tipperary, Cork City Council Vote Not To Hike LPT

“Silence doesn’t truly mean that a person quits, it simply means that one doesn’t want to argue with people who just don’t want to or are incapable of understanding”.

Yesterday evening, unlike Tipperary Council, Cork City Council again voted not to vary the basic rate of Local Property Tax (LPT), following a special meeting.

Sixteen of the twenty six County Councillors assembled, who clench voter authority to alter the basic rate of LPT for their administrative area, (by minus or plus 15% of the basic rate set by the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government), voted not to alter their current basic rate.

Photographed against the sunshine this morning; (note the surface tyre tracks) just a small section of the road surface on the junction of Slievenamon Road and Clongour Road, Thurles, obviously deemed acceptable by Tipperary Co, Council management and public representatives in their consideration of the tax fleeced motorists, pedestrians and cyclists of Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Back in 2015 and 2016 Cork City Councillors had also agreed to apply a 10% reduction, but in 2017 a similar decision to yesterdays was also concluded, leaving €777,000 available in the council’s budget, for the fiscal year 2018.

Here in Thurles, for almost two years, promises to resurface the seriously deteriorated Slievenamon Road area of the town; together with stretches of its pavement, continue to fall on deaf ears; with County Councillors elected to the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District displaying little or no ability to stimulate those responsible to undertake this work.

This is the same pre-election, non required and never used ‘Cycle Way / Route’ promoted and introduced in 2015, by the former Tipperary Labour government Minister, Mr Alan Kelly.  Today we seriously challenge any cyclist to attempt to cross from Slievenamon Road to the Clongour Road, in its present horrendous condition.

The government fork out millions of tax payers money on promoting, annually, Road Health and Safety issues, but when it comes to rural road surfacing; the grossly over taxed motorist in Tipperary, (through tax on Fuel, NCT costs, Road Tax, Vat, Motorway Tolls etc) is forced to drive on rugged terrain more akin to the physical confines of a river flood plane.

One is reminded of a past quote from Martin Luther King, Jr., which I relate to our Tipperary elected public representatives. The quote reads; “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

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