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Death Of Bid Scanlan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Thursday 24th November 2022, of Mrs Bridget (Bid) Scanlan (née Berkery), Reiska, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her husband Bud, brother Paddy and sister Mary; Mrs Scanlan passed away peacefully while in the care of staff at Milbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her loving niece Kathleen, nephews PJ and Johnny (Caplis), nephews-in-law, nieces-in-law, grandnephews, grandnieces, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Scanlan will repose this evening, Saturday at J & S McCormack’s Funeral Home, Kilcommon Cross, Thurles, from 6:00pm with removal at 8:00pm to St. Patrick’s Church, Church Quarter, Kilcommon, Thurles.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Sunday morning at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

For those unable to attend Requiem Mass for Mrs Scanlan, same can be viewed, streamed online HERE.

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


Suaimhneas síoraí dá h-anam dílis.

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Risks To Public Health In Private Drinking Water Supplies Not Being Tackled.

  • One in 20 private water supplies failed to meet the standard for E. coli, compared to 1 in 200 for public water supplies. 
  • Local authorities are not monitoring over a quarter of small private supplies for E. coli .
  • More than 60% of government funding available to deal with water quality failures went unused by suppliers. 

The EPA yesterday released the Drinking Water Quality in Private Group Schemes and Small Private Supplies 2021.  

Drinking water is provided by over 380 group water schemes to approximately 200,000 people across rural communities in Ireland.

Additionally, over 1,700 small private supplies (premises like hotels, pubs and restaurants, crèches, nursing homes and national schools) provide water to approximately 60,000 staff, customers and service users on a daily basis.
  
Meeting E.coli standards is a basic requirement in the provision of safe drinking water. In 2021, one in twenty private supplies were found to have E. coli contamination, indicating that the water supply has not been properly disinfected.
The failure of these disinfection systems put the health of approximately 6,000 people, that use these drinking water supplies throughout the country, at risk. 

In addition, twenty-one private group schemes (7%) failed to meet the standard for THMs, including five schemes that the European Commission has identified as being of particular concern.
Trihalomethanes (THM) are a by-product of the treatment process and are formed where there is an excess of organic matter in the water source.

Commenting on the findings of the report, Dr Tom Ryan, Director of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said:  “Compliance with drinking water standards in private supplies for E.coli and THMs hasn’t improved in recent years. It is essential that works to improve water quality are carried out as soon as possible to eliminate serious risks to people’s health. Private water suppliers are obliged to make sure their drinking water is clean and wholesome for consumers. Local authorities must investigate supplies that fail to meet drinking water quality standards and, where necessary, follow up with enforcement action to protect public health.”
Funding is available to group water schemes and household well owners for improvements to their supplies through the Multi-Annual Rural Water Programme (MARWP).

During the 2019-2021 MARWP funding cycle over 60% (€36 million) of funding available for infrastructural improvements went unused by water suppliers. 

Mr Noel Byrne, Programme Manager of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Enforcement said:  “Water quality in private supplies consistently lags behind public water quality. It is disappointing to see that €36million of funding was not used by suppliers to address infrastructural needs at problematic private supplies. The Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage needs to complete its review of rural drinking water services, with the purpose of providing direction and support to water suppliers and to eliminate public health risks.”

During 2021, over a quarter of small private supplies, serving food businesses, nursing homes, crèches and B&Bs were not monitored. In addition, although there are 1,700 small private supplies registered with local authorities there may be many more that are unregistered. If a supply isn’t registered and hasn’t been monitored, there is no information on the quality of the drinking water provided to consumers.

Water suppliers in conjunction with local authorities must ensure that private supplies are registered, and that monitoring is undertaken in line with the Regulations. 

This report outlines the actions that need to be taken to address the issues highlighted.
The full EPA report is available HERE

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Death Of Maura Wall, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday Thursday 24th November 2022, of Mrs Maura Wall (née Nolan), Collins Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, and formerly Turtulla, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her husband Denis, brothers Sean, Stephen and Mattie; Mrs Wall passed away unexpectedly, while in the care of staff at Tipperary University Hospital, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughter Maria, son John, sister Sheila, grandchildren, nephews, nieces (especially Rachel), brothers-in-law Tony, Aidan and Michael, sisters-in-law Helen, Pattie, Bridget and Esther, cousins, former colleagues in Salmon’s Chemist, good neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Funeral arrangements will be published later as soon as details are confirmed.

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


In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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Death Of Joss Lowry, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, yesterday Thursday 24th November 2022, of Mr Joss Lowry, Killestry, Killaloe, Co. Clare and formerly of Drombane and Moyaliffe, Ballycahill, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his parents Jane and Thady and his brother Tom; Mr Lowry passed away peacefully, surrounded by his devoted family, while in the care of staff at Milford Care Centre.

His passing is most deeply regretted and will be sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret (nee Ryan) and their children Aoife, Timothy and James, his son-in-law Stephen and daughters-in-law Niamh and Erica, grandchildren Dan, Thady and Hugh, sister Carmel Bourke (Ballyboy) and brothers Phil (Drombane) and Tim (Drogheda), niece Laura, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours, former Coillte colleagues and a large circle of friends.

Requiescat in pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Lowry will repose in St. Flannan’s Church, Killaloe, Co. Clare, on Sunday afternoon next, November 27th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Monday morning, November 28th, at 11:00am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Reilig Lua, Killaloe, Co. Clare.

For those who are unable to attend Requiem Mass for Mr Lowry, same can be viewed via a live streamed link, which will be uploaded in due course HERE.

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

Note Please: House strictly private. Family flowers only.
Donations, if desired, to Milford Care Centre.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.


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Death Of Camella Herman, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death, on Sunday 30th October 2022, of Mrs Camella Herman (née Sheehan), Bexleyheath, Kent, UK and formerly of “The Friary”, Friar Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by her father Paddy Sheehan; Mrs Herman sadly passed away at her place of residence.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her husband Chris, daughter Niamh, mother Kathleen, sister Sinead, brothers Kieran and Noel, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephew, uncle, cousins, extended relatives, good neighbours and friends

Requiescat in pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

A funeral Service will take place on Wednesday afternoon, December 7th next at 1:45pm at the West Chapel, Eltham (Falconwood) Crematorium, Crown Woods Way, London SE9 2AZ.
The funeral service from the West Chapel Crematorium will be streamed live HERE.

[NOTE: To watch the webcast, please use required username foza and password 453967.]

The ashes of Mrs Herman will be returned to Thurles, Co. Tipperary, at a later date.

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


In ár gcroíthe go deo.

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