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Death Of Joe Moloney, Childers Park, Thurles

deathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 29th July 2016, of Mr Joe Moloney, No. 4, Childers Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Predeceased by his daughter Yvonne, his parents Anthony and Matilda and his brothers John, Billy and Sammy; the passing of Mr Moloney is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Bridget; son Anthony; son-in-law; daughter-in-law Carmel; three grandchildren; brothers; sisters, brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and a wide circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Moloney will repose at his residence on Sunday evening (31st July), from 4.00pm to 8.00pm.

Removal will take place on Monday morning (1st August), to arrive at Bohernanave Church at 9.15am for funeral Mass at 10.00am. Burial immediately following Mass in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: No flowers or Mass cards please, however donations if desired to North Tipperary Hospice and Homecare.

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Divorce Was The Only Solution

LawJudge Michael Ryan was interviewing a woman regarding her pending divorce. All papers had been lodged and the proceedings were being held, in camera, at Thurles Courthouse.

Mary O’Brien had married Johnny Everard here in Thurles in 2011, but just a mere two weeks after their marriage, he had chosen to separate and they were since living apart.  Now, five years on, Johnny had decided to seek a legal divorce.

In his efforts to fully understand the reasons leading up to this request for a termination of the couple’s marriage, Judge Ryan asked Mary, “What are the grounds for your divorce?”
“About four acres and a nice three bed-roomed thatched cottage, near to a stream, which runs close-by,” replied the soon to be discarded wife.

“No”, said the Judge, “I mean what are the foundations of this case?”
“So far as I know, it is made of a mix of concrete, bricks and mortar,” she responded.

“OK”, he continued with a grin, “Can you inform me as to what your relations are like presently?”
“Myself, I have an aunt and uncle still living and about 12 cousins unemployed, but resident locally here in Thurles. And then there is my estranged husband; he has only his parents still living out in Littleton, as far as I am aware”, she replied.

The judge grinned again and taking a deep breath, he asked, “Do you have a real grudge?”
“No garage as such your Honour “, she replied, “However I do have a carport, but I don’t need one since I don’t have a car”, she added

“Please,” the busy judge tried again, “Is there any kind of infidelity in your marriage?”
“Yes, my only son, which I brought up on my own; he has one of those Infidelity stereo music players”, she responded. “I, myself don’t particularly like his choice of loud, bawdy music – all that hip hop and rap racket – but sure I can’t seem to be able to do anything about it.”

Now displaying a little impatience in his voice, the judge asked, “Ma’am, does your husband ever beat you up?”
“Most certainly”, she replied, “Before our living apart, he got up almost every morning before meself; to made the tae.”

The judge tried again, asking, “Would you say your husband was a nagger?”
“Oh, hell no”, she replied, “Sure to my knowledge he was never involved in the disposal of dead or unwanted animals flesh in his life”.

Finally, in total frustration, the judge asked, “Lady, why in hell do you want a divorce?”
“Oh good Lord, I don’t want a divorce”, Mary replied. “I’ve never wanted a divorce. It’s me husband that does; the idiot claims that he can’t fully communicate with me intelligently in even the simplest of conversations.”


Tipperary Second Highest Road Deaths Nationally


Evidence of inappropriate driving behaviour on a public road close to the M8 at Longford Pass.

Sadly we learn this morning that four more motorists have died in three separate road crashes in three counties across Ireland in the last 12 hours.

Statistics published recently by the National Road Safety Authority (RSA), show that Tipperary has now the second highest number of road deaths to date this year, nationally, with nine people having lost their lives as result of vehicle crashes. This figure is only surpassed by Co. Cork; which regrettably almost doubles our own sad target and shows that some 17 people have lost their lives during this same period.

There has been a 9% increase in the number of road deaths nationally so far this year, based on the previous year’s figures, with 97 people having died to date. Interestingly these recent figures; latter collated by the Gardaí and the RSA, show that half of all fatalities happened at the weekend, with 21% (or 19 deaths), occurring between midnight and 6.00am on Sundays.

The RSA are now predicting that if current motoring trends are permitted to continue, up to 80 more people could lose their lives before the end of December 2016. The collated figures further demonstrate that seven deceased drivers and four now lifeless passengers were definitely not wearing their seatbelts when they lost their lives; indicating that these same 11 lives could have possibly been saved had they been obeying road user agreed regulations.

The majority of road deaths were vehicle drivers, which accounted for 43 of all fatalities, followed by 18 passengers, 16 pedestrians, 11 motorcyclists and 5 cyclists. Based on these new statistics and with the August bank holiday on the horizon, people need to be particularly careful when driving in the early hours of the morning; noting that clearly on Saturdays and Sundays, there has been a 21% increase in all road fatalities.

Qualified Driving Instructors are also asking motorists to demonstrate greater courtesy to Learner Drivers; reporting that behaviour by fully licensed drivers is bringing about unnecessary nervousness and tension amongst L Plate drivers, through tailgating and other impatient discourtesy being displayed.

Regrettably also it should be noted that the number of Gardaí operating in the Traffic Corps has fallen from 1,200 (2009) to approximately 700 this year (2016), resulting in an insufficient number of Garda checkpoints on national roads. As a result, there is a growing perception among Tipperary motorists that they will not be caught speeding, misbehaving or indeed drink-driving.


Death Of Patrick Fanning, Borrisoleigh, Thurles

deathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death today, Sunday 24th July 2016 of Mr Patrick (Paddy) Fanning, No.11, St. Brigid’s Villas, Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Turtulla, Thurles and Acton, London.

Mr Fanning passed away peacefully, while in the loving care of the Hospital of The Assumption, Thurles, and surrounded by his loving family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Brigid; his sons Brian and Kieran; their partners Laurie and Sharon; his granddaughters Amy and Katie; his brothers Liam, John and Philip; his sisters Bernie and Maureen; sisters-in-law; brother-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mr Fanning will repose at Stapleton’s Funeral Home, Borrisoleigh, Co. Tipperary on Monday 25th July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Removal will take place on Tuesday morning, to arrive at the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles, for funeral Mass at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Borrisoleigh.

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Death Of Eileen Noonan, Thurles, Tipperary

DeathIt is with great sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Saturday 23rd July 2016, of Mrs Eileen Noonan (née Condon), Cloughmartin, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of Maurice (Mossie), Mrs Noonan passed away peacefully at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Dublin. Her passing is deeply regretted by her loving husband; daughters Maryese and Orla; parents John and Nora Condon; brother David; sisters Brid and Mariea; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nephews; nieces; many relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Noonan will repose at her home tomorrow Monday 25th from 5.00pm until 8.00pm, to arrive at the Cathedral of The Assumption, Thurles, on Tuesday 26th at 12.15pm.

Requiem Mass will be held at 1.00pm on Tuesday next, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.

Note: House private Tuesday morning please. Donations if desired to Suir Haven, Thurles.

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