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Death Of Ann Gibson, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

It was with sadness that we learned of the death, on Thursday 23rd May 2019, of Mrs Ann Gibson (nee Kinane), Fontenoy Terrace, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Ballagh, Clonoulty, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Gibson passed away unexpectedly, while in the care of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her husband Paul; daughter Megan; brothers Denis and Michael; sisters Pat, Liz and Marie; brothers in law; sisters in law; nephews; nieces; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mrs Gibson will lie in repose at Hayes’ Funeral Chapel, Clonoulty on Tuesday next May 28th, from 5:00pm with removal at 7:00pm to the nearby Church of St John the Baptist, Clonoulty.

Requiem Mass will take place on Wednesday morning at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in Clonoulty Cemetery, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary.

Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.


Ireland Vote To Pass Divorce Referendum

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly in favour of the removal of the existing Article 41.3.2 (i) in Bunreacht na hÉireann being removed, thus changing current references on ‘Divorce’ in the Constitution.

Final Vote:
The final vote was 1,304,949 in favour of these changes (82.1%), with 284,735 against (17.9%).

The changes to Article 41.3.2 (i) will mean that couples won’t have to wait as long before getting a divorce and reduce the waiting time frame, before obtaining same, to two of the previous three years; rather than four out of the previous five years, as exists currently.

Nationally the voter turnout was 50.83% with some 1,727,056 participating.


IRA Leader Dies In Prison.

A ‘Real IRA’ leader, Mr Seamus McGrane, latter who plotted an explosion during the State visit of Prince Charles to Ireland, back in 2015, died yesterday in Portlaoise prison.

The 63-year-old Mr McGrane died from a suspected heart attack, while serving an 11-and-a-half year prison sentence for directing terrorism.

In 2015, Mr McGrane had been remanded in custody, to appear before a Saturday sitting of a non-jury Special Criminal Court, together with two other named individuals; Mr Donal Ó Coisdealbha (then aged 23) and Mr Dylan Cahill (then aged 22).

The latter, Mr Dylan Cahill, who held an address at No.102 Lower Irishtown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, was also charged with membership of an unlawful organisation, latter styling itself the Irish Republican Army (IRA), Oglaigh na hEireann.

Mr Cahill pleaded guilty to the possession of a .380 calibre Colt semi-automatic pistol and four rounds of .380 calibre ammunition at Sradrine, Glefarne, Co Leitrim on May 13th, 2015. He also pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to the possession of two improvised explosive devices, or pipe-bombs, at the same place and on the same date.

Mr Cahill was sentenced to six years in jail with the final year suspended. A subsequent appeal of this sentence was later dismissed.

The Late Mr McGrane, was convicted of IRA membership back in 2017; becoming the second person, only, to be convicted for directing terrorism within the State; the other person being Mr Michael McKevitt, latter sentenced in 2003, to twenty years imprisonment.


Death Of Dermot M. Moloney, Thurles, Tipperary

It is with sadness that we learned of the death today, Saturday 25th May 2019, of Mr Dermot Matthew Moloney, Two-mile-Borris, Thurles, Tipperary and formerly of Daleview Road, Swords, Co Dublin.

Mr Moloney passed away peacefully while in the care of Acorn Lodge Nursing Home, Cashel, surrounded by his loving family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his beloved wife Maureen; daughters Caoimhe and Eileen; son in law Pierce; grandsons Cillian and Conor; sister Nancy (Heagney); brother-in-law Liam; extended relatives; neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements

The earthly remains of Mr Moloney will lie in repose at his residence from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on tomorrow evening, Sunday May 26th.

Requiem Mass will take place at the Church of St. James, Two-Mile-Borris, on Monday morning next at 10.30am, followed by burial in Bohernabreena Cemetery, Dublin.

Note Please: House private on Monday morning.

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Final Tallies For Templemore / Thurles Municipal District

Final Tallies for the Templemore / Thurles Municipal District Local Election, announced on May 25th 2019.

Same Tally Results are as follows:

Michaél Lowry. Ind. 1658.
Seamus Hanifin. F.F. 1508.
Peter Ryan. F.G. 1505.
Jim Ryan. Ind. 1278.
Sean Ryan. F.F. 1158.
David Doran. Ind. 1029.
Fergal Butler. F.F. 564.
Tommy Barrett. Ind. 322.
Ciara McCormack. S.F. 262.
Catherine Fogarty. Ind. 112.
Michael Bracken. Ind. 87.

The count continues tomorrow, with the distribution of second and further preference votes for this 5 seater Municipal District.