It was with great sadness we learned of the death on Sunday November 8th, 2015, of Mr Eric Johnston, Roardstown, Drom, Templemore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Mr Johnston passed away peacefully yesterday at Nenagh General Hospital, whilst in his 95th year.
Mr Johnston’s passing will be most deeply regretted by his loving family, his wife Ida, daughters Susan (Ollivier) and Janet (Alexander), sons-in-law Michael and Jack, grandson Richard, sister-in-law Millie, nephews, nieces, relatives and a large circle of friends.
The earthly remains of Mr Johnston will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, on tomorrow evening, Tuesday, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A Funeral Service will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Templemore, on Wednesday afternoon next at 2:00pm, with interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining Churchyard.
Note: Family flowers only, please. However donations, if desired, to “Friends Of Nenagh Hospital”, c/o Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore, Co Tipperary. House private Wednesday morning please.
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According to CSO unemployment figures published yesterday 29 extra people joined the Live Register in Roscrea over the past 31 days. Elsewhere in the county 250 people left the Live register obviously having either emigrated, died or entering Tús or JobBridge schemes; but very few be assured entering into actual paid employment here in Co. Tipperary.
See 10 month CSO Live Register figures for Co. Tipperary shown hereunder.
North Tipperary and Associated Towns – 2015
—Jan — Feb —- Mar — April — May— –June — July—- Aug — Sept – –Oct—Town/Region Jobs Created During October 2015
6,312 – 6,237 – 6,139 – 6,030 – 6,199 – 6,462 – 6,601 – 6,475 – 5,843 5,798— North Tipperary Down 45
2,568 –2,497 – 2,465 – 2,446 – 2,529 – 2,635 – 2,658 – 2,589 – 2,371 —–2,341——— Nenagh Down 30
1,166 –1,168 – 1,138 – 1,119 ––1,164 –1,187 —1,246 – 1,213 – 1,059 — 1,098—— Roscrea Up 39
2,578 –2,572 – 2,536 – 2,465 – 2,506 – 2,640 – 2,697 – 2,673 – 2,413 — 2,359———- Thurles Down 54
South Tipperary and Associated Towns – 2015
—Jan — Feb —- Mar — April — May— June — July—- Aug — Sept Oct—Town/Region Jobs Created During September 2015
7,864 –7,786 – 7,681 – 7,595 – 7,809 – 7,998 – 8,110 – 7,957 – 7,297 —-7,092——- South Tipperary Down 205
1,129 –1,120 – 1,096 – 1,071 – 1,094 – 1,145 – 1,164 – 1,128 —1,038 —-1,006———— Cahir Down 32
1,685 –1,674 – 1,650 – 1,625 – 1,663 –-1,697 – 1,719 – 1,688 – 1,560 — 1,557—— Carrick-On-Suir Down 3
1,060 –1,035 – 1,015 – —998 – 1,017 – 1,025 – 1,063 – 1,035 — 931—- 911——- Cashel Down 20
2,480 –2,489 – 2,464 – 2,470 – 2,562 –-2,611 – 2,616 – 2,586 – 2,356 — 2,243———— Clonmel Down 113
1,510 – 1,468 –1,456 – 1,431 – 1,473 – 1,520 – 1,548 – 1,520 – 1,412 — 1,375——- Tipperary (Town) Down 37
Earlier this week Tipperary TD Michael Lowry demanded that the ‘prevailing veil of secrecy’, on issues regarding the imminent closure of Lisheen Mine, must now be discussed openly. To date it would appear his warning on this serious issue has received no support from current government elected representatives and he remains, to quote the Prophet Isaiah, the sole “voice crying in the wilderness”, with regard to his demands that State Agencies come forward to play a real meaningful role in directing alternative industry to this well appointed and ready equipped 1200 acre mine site.
The silence locally, on radio, TV and in the press is deafening.
From as yet unconfirmed information made available to Thurles.Info, we glean that at least 160 current full time employees of Lisheen Mine are expected to loose their jobs prior to Christmas 2015.
It was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, November 6th 2015, of M/s Catherine Maher, Killough, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
The passing M/s Maher is most deeply regretted by her sorrowing brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, relatives and many friends.
The earthly remains of M/s Maher will repose at Egan’s Funeral Home, Dublin Road, Thurles, on today, Saturday, November 7th, from 5:30pm to 7:15pm, arriving at the Church of St. Peter In Chains, Moycarkey, Thurles, at 8:00pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on tomorrow, Sunday, at 11.30am, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
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Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co. Tipperary.
Thurles and Co. Tipperary TD Michael Lowry, yesterday demanded that the ‘prevailing veil of secrecy’, on issues regarding the imminent closure of Lisheen Mine, must now be discussed openly.
In a statement, published on his website yesterday, the Tipperary Deputy stated; “Following repeated requests for openness on the future plans for Lisheen Mine, the official response has been one of continuous drawn out silence.
In 2012, I sent a written letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny requesting state intervention and to this end a Task Force was set up to assist in identifying alternative sources of employment. To date this Task Force has remained silent in relation to details of any future developments which may be pending. In November 2014, I again raised this issue in the Dáil, stressing the extreme gravity of this situation and the need for immediate and pressing action.”
Lowry goes on to state that Lisheen Mine, first established in 1997, has been one of the most important sources of employment here in Co. Tipperary in most recent years. However despite repeated appeals for immediate action, the continued secrecy surrounding action on Lisheen Mine, will soon contribute to the ‘long term detrimental effect’, of our Tipperary’s economy.”
Prophesying an uncertain future ahead for Thurles and Co. Tipperary, based on a this ‘prevailing veil of secrecy’, Michael Lowry, states “The negative effects, which will be felt by both Tipperary and indeed the greater national economy can be forecast as follows,” :-
(1) Unemployment for a workforce of 380 people; amounting to some €28 million in wages and salaries lost annually, much of which is spent in the local economy.
(2) The immediate loss, by supportive local service industries, particularly in the areas of transport, fuel, tyres, general hardware, etc.; with an estimated loss expected to be in the order of some €14 million.
(3) Lisheen Mine has also been a major source of support and funding to local clubs, amenities and charities.
(4) A large well-appointed and resourced site, for the foreseeable future, will be left to lie, for the most part, redundant.
Michael Lowry is confident that this mine complex today has huge potential for immediate future investment; highlighting its immediate advantages which include:-
(A) Extensive modern offices and outbuildings, on site ready for immediate occupation.
(B) Major access via Rail and Motorway nearby, to a 1200 acre site.
(C) One of the biggest existing 38 kV electricity supply sources in the country.
(D) A massive underground aquifer capable of supplying millions of gallons of water daily.
(E) Most importantly an adaptable, highly committed workforce with an impeccable industrial relations record.
“With the rural economy continuing to decline, I now call upon the Task Force to report direct to Tipperary County Council membership and all elected membership for the county, so that established facts can be assembled and debated. I have formally requested the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton, to acknowledge the full consequences of this imminent closure and to ensure that State Agencies come forward to play a real meaningful role in directing alternative industry to the site.” stated Michael Lowry.
Michael Lowry’s statement highlighting Lisheen Mine can be read in full by clicking HERE.
It was with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, 4th November 2015, of Mr Thomas (Tom) Sheehy, Killoran, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Mr Sheehy passed away peacefully, in the arms of his family and the nursing staff of South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel. The passing of Mr Sheehy is most deeply regretted by his brother Denis, sister-in-law Mary, his nieces Catherine (Foy), Margaret (Wright) and Mary-Ellen (Brolan), nephews-in-law, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
The earthly remains of Mr Sheehy will repose at Grey’s Funeral Home, Templemore on this evening, Thursday, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Removal will take place to St. Mary’s Church, Moyne, to arrive at 7.45pm.
Requiem Mass will take place on tomorrow Friday November 6th at 11:30am, with interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
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