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Two Accidental Deaths In Tipperary

gardaIt is with sadness we report two accidental deaths occurring here in Tipperary today.

The first unfortunate incident involved a collision between a truck and a male pedestrian on the main N24 entering Carrick on Suir, near Davin Park, close to the fire station.

Following this incident, which occurred around 3.00pm this afternoon, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

All emergency services, which including Gardaí, the fire brigade and Ambulance Crews attended at the scene.

In the second unfortunate accident, a man died in a workplace incident near Nenagh on the old N7 Limerick to Dublin road, shortly after 4.00pm this afternoon. The male, understood to be in his late 40’s, was fatally injured following a pressure test explosion at a gas pipe works site which is adjacent to the N7.

The Gardaí and Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have launched two separate investigations into this incident.

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Thurles – National Credit Union Art Competition

National Credit Union Art Competition 2015

“Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.”  - George Bernard Shaw.

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Congratulations to the very talented Miss Emily Bourke, latter a student attending the Ursuline Secondary School, Templemore Rd, here in Thurles; on receiving a Merit Award in the recent prestigious National Credit Union Art Competition.

Miss Bourke qualified for the National Credit Union level competition having received a first prize in both the popular Thurles Credit Union art competition and the subsequent Chapter 14 art competition, held recently.

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Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Grant Schemes 2015

Contributions to Clubs and Organisations Grant Scheme – Templemore Thurles Municipal District 2015.

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Mr Seamus Hanafin

Tipperary County Councillor Mr Seamus Hanafin wishes to inform the public that applications are being invited from Residents Associations, Sports Clubs (Latter for the provision of playing facilities for young people) and other Voluntary Groups, to avail of funding, soon to be made available in the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District.

This Grant Aid will not include funding for Tidy Towns groups, Burial Grounds or Festival Committees, under this particular scheme.

Templemore-Thurles Municipal District

The Templemore-Thurles Municipal District consists of the electoral divisions of Aghnameadle, Ballycahill, Ballymurreen, Borrisnafarney, Borrisnoe, Borrisoleigh, Bourney East, Bourney West, Buolick, Clogher, Drom, Fennor, Gaile, Glenkeen, Gortkelly, Holycross, Inch, Kilcooly, Killavinoge, Killea, Kilrush, Littleton, Longfordpass, Loughmore, Moyaliff, Moycarky, Moyne, Rahelty, Rathnaveoge, Roscrea, Templemore, Templetouhy, Thurles Rural, Thurles Urban, Timoney, Two-Mile-Borris, Upperchurch.

Application forms can be obtained on line by downloading from HERE or by calling directly to the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Offices, at Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

Note: The closing date for receipt of all completed application forms is Friday,  March 13th, 2015.
All applicants should note that this allocation of funding relates to 2015 only and is no guarantee of funding into the future .

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Tipperary International Peace Prize Winner Named

Ban-Ki-moonSouth Korean national Mr Ban Ki-moon is to be awarded the Tipperary International Peace Prize by the Tipperary Peace Convention for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters, it was announced today.

Chosen from an original short list of seven which included Irish homeless charities and campaigners such as Fr Peter McVerry, Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Capuchin Brother Kevin Crowley; the prize will now be presented to Mr Ban Ki-moon at a ceremony in Tipperary town later this year.

Mr Ban Ki-moon stated he was honoured to be named the latest recipient of the Tipperary Peace Award; “I see this award, above all, as a tribute to the brave and dedicated women and men of the United Nations working every day to advance peace, development and human rights around the globe and I am deeply honoured by this recognition from the Tipperary Peace Convention,” he stated.

Previous recipients of the Tipperary International Peace Award have included Bob Geldof, former US President Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, late US Senator Edward Kennedy and his sister former Ambassador to Ireland Jean Kennedy-Smith, Dr Sima Samar, Benazir Bhutto, Dr Richard Haass, wounded Pakistani school girl and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, former President Mary McAleese and her husband Senator Martin McAleese.

The Tipperary International Peace Prize, now in its 27th year, recognises the contribution of individuals and organisations that promote peaceful cooperation.

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Death Of Tipperary Born Commodore Liam Brett

deathIt is with great sadness we learn of the death last Friday (20th February 2015) of Tipperary born former Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Liam Brett, of Glounthaune, Co. Cork and formerly of Lucan, Co. Dublin and Cappauniac, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

Mr Brett passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, while in the tender and compassionate care of the Sisters, Nursing and Care Staff at the Bon Secours Care Village, Mount Desert, Co. Cork.

Loving husband of the late Eileen (nee Twomey) and father of Bríd, Denise, Martin and Joseph; Commodore Brett will be sorely missed by his children for his love, life and leadership and by his son-in-law Seán, grandchildren Róisín, Deirdre and Gearóid Cottrell, Amy and Richard Brett, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of neighbours and close friends.

Commodore Brett’s internment will take place following 11.00am Requiem Mass at the Sacred Heart Church, Glounthaune, tomorrow, in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Little Island, Co. Cork.

Aged 86, Commodore Brett, during his lifetime, was central to the development of the Irish Naval Services, beginning when the Service commissioned the ‘LE Deirdre’ (1971) from the Verolme Dockyard in Co. Cork. Later under his watch the Naval Service would also acquire a further seven ships, thus allowing it to carry out Irish offshore patrols and fishery protection duties, following Ireland’s access to the then EEC.

Commodore Brett was also involved in the operation to recover the Aer Lingus Viscount aircraft that crashed off Tuskar Rock in 1967 and was involved in the recovery operation to raise the Air India plane which crashed into the sea off the West Cork coast in 1985. He played a major role in the interception, by three Naval Service ships, of the ‘MV Claudia’, latter bearing with guns, bound for the Provisional IRA, off Helvick Head in Co Waterford in 1973. Some eleven years later he was involved in a similar operation, when the ‘LE Emer’ and the ‘LE Aisling’ intercepted the vessel ‘Marita Anne,’ again with an arms cargo, off the Kerry coast.

Commodore Brett first joined the Naval Service in 1947, enjoying a 44-year career and rising to the rank of Flag Officer, prior to his retirement in 1990.

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