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Both Sides, Now.

Both Sides, Now

Lyrics: Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell composed sometime before 1967 and inspired by a passage in “Henderson the Rain King”, latter a 1959 novel by Saul Bellow.

Vocals: Joni Mitchell, latter born Roberta Joan Anderson.

Both Sides, Now.

Rows and flows of angels hair,
And ice cream castles in the air,
And feather canyons everywhere,
Looked at clouds that way.
But now they only block the sun,
They rain and they snow on everyone,
So many things I would have done,
But clouds got in my way.
I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down and still somehow,
It’s cloud illusions I recall,
I really don’t know clouds at all.
Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels.
The dizzy dancing way that you feel,
As every fairy tale comes real,
I’ve looked at love that way.
But now it’s just another show,
And you leave ’em laughing when you go,
And if you care, don’t let them know,
Don’t give yourself away.
I’ve looked at love from both sides now,
From give and take and still somehow,
It’s love’s illusions that I recall,
I really don’t know love.
Really don’t know love at all.
Tears and fears and feeling proud,
To say, “I love you” right out loud.
Dreams and schemes and circus crowds,
I’ve looked at life that way.
Oh, but now old friends they’re acting strange,
And they shake their heads and they tell me that I’ve changed.
Well something’s lost, but something’s gained,
In living every day.
I’ve looked at life from both sides now,
From win and lose and still somehow,
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know life at all.
It’s life’s illusions that I recall.
I really don’t know life,
I really don’t know life at all.



Prison Staff Under Investigation For Alleged Fuel Card Misappropriation.

A number of employees, possibly 5 in total, within the Irish Prison Service are currently under investigation following allegations that they misused fuel cards registered to State vehicles for their own personal motor vehicles.

It is alleged that approximately some €3,000 worth of fuel was purchased and paid for, using fuel cards property of the Irish Prison Service Escort Corp (PSEC) and correctly used to buy fuel for vehicles independently providing prisoner escorting services.

Cloverhill Prison.

The Prison Service Escorts Corps (PSEC) was established in 2005, on an independent basis within the Irish Prison Service, to provide a prisoner escorting service. PSEC is sub divided into three regional areas, namely Munster, Connaught and Leinster, headquartered in Cloverhill Prison in Co. Dublin. [Ulster is incorporated into area of Connaught and Leinster.]

PSEC is a dedicated corps of staff, whose task is to escort prisoners to and from court and to other scheduled and necessary engagements in the community. ie. Hospital Appointments. The profile of the unit includes 58 cellular vehicles of varying capacity which enables the corps to securely transport prisoners of all security categories, throughout the State.
The staff also man the dock in courts throughout the country and specialise in providing a highly efficient service as a support to prison operations.

The Department of Justice confirm that they have been made aware of the claims and have organised investigations into the allegations.


Death Of John Carey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Tuesday 26th September 2023 of Mr John Carey, Killeens, Ballynonty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ballinure, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his wife Statia, his daughter-in-law Caroline and grandson Joseph; Mr Carey passed away peacefully, while in the care of staff at Tipperary University Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted and sadly missed by his daughter Brenda, son John, grandchildren Catherine, Ciara, Colleen, Jack, Megan and great-grandson Lucas, sister Nora Lee, brother Pat, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Carey will repose at O’Connell’s Funeral Home, Killenaule, [E41 HH66], on tomorrow afternoon, Friday, September 29th, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, before being received into the Church of St. Mary, Bailey Street, Killenaule, to arrive at 7:30pm same evening.
Requiem Mass for Mr Carey will be celebrated on Saturday morning, September 30th, at 11:30am, followed by interment, immediately afterwards in Ballinure Cemetery, Ballinure, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For those persons who are unable to attend the funeral service for Mr Carey, same can be viewed streamed live online, HERE.

The extended Carey family wish to express their appreciation for your understanding at this difficult time and have made arrangements for those persons wishing to send messages of condolence, to use the link shown HERE.

Note Please: House Private. Family Flowers Only.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


Undeclared Egg In Batch Of Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Calabrian Salami.

Allergen: Egg

Product Identification: Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Calabrian Salami & Sausage Pizza; pack size: 510g.

Batch Code: L.A. 23236; with best before date: 05/24.

Consumers Take Note:
The above batch of Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Calabrian Salami & Sausage Pizza was mispacked with Dunnes Stores Simply Better Italian Piccante Pizza.

This product contains egg which is not declared in the list of ingredients.
This may make the batch unsafe for customers who are allergic to or intolerant of eggs.


Stash Of Illegal Fireworks Seized In Roscrea Co. Tipperary.

Today, Gardaí from Roscrea and Nenagh Garda Station, both assisted by the Southern Region Dog Unit, searched a property in Roscrea Town, North Co. Tipperary.
This search resulted in the seizure of a stash of Illegal fireworks.

Investigations are on-going and a file will now be sent to the DPP for further directions.

As pointed out earlier on Thurles.Info, today An Garda Síochána will launch “Operation Tombola” on October 1st, 2023, latter their annual strategy to combat the importation, sale and use of fireworks. This operation seeks to create an awareness of the legislation which prevents the possession of unlicensed fireworks, but moreover to increase understanding of the harm that can arise from their use.
An Garda Síochána will work with their partners and stakeholders to implement a strategy as we approach Halloween to keep people safe from the dangers of fireworks.