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Death Of Willie Kelly, Formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, today Thursday 22nd September 2022, of Mr Willie Kelly, Nodstown, Boherlahan, Cashel, Tipperary and formerly of Graigue, Moycarkey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased, recently, by his wife Maidie, his brother Paddy, sisters Mary and Alice, and son-in-law Donny; Mr Kelly passed away peacefully, while in the care of staff at Tipperary University Hospital.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving family: daughters Geraldine (Keane), Mary (Clegg) and Caroline (Nerz), sons Liam and P.J., sons-in-law Jim and Vinny, daughter-in-law Martina, his 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Jimmy, nephews, nieces, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Kelly will repose at Devitt’s Funeral Home, The Green, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, tomorrow evening, Friday, September 23rd, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
His body will be received into the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Boherlahan, Cashel at 11.30am on Saturday morning, September 24th, to further repose for Requiem Mass, followed immediately afterwards by interment in Ardmayle graveyard, CastleMoyne, North Co. Tipperary.

For those unable to attend Requiem Mass for Mr Kelly, same can be viewed online HERE.

The extended Kelly 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.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

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Death Of Gerard Kennedy, Formerly Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

It was with a great sadness that we learned of the death, on Thursday 15th September 2022, of Mr Gerard Kennedy, Hornchurch, Essex, UK and formerly of Banba Terrace, Kickham Street, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

Pre-deceased by his parents Paddy and Bridie, brothers Tommy and Philip and sister Mary; the passing of Mr Kennedy is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Ellen and son Gary, daughter-in-law Paula, grandchildren Ryan and Liam, sisters Nancy and Teresa (Meaney, Kickham Street, Thurles), nieces, nephews, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

Funeral service will take place on October 5th in Hornchurch, Essex, UK.

The extended Kennedy 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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BOI To Open Each Saturday During October 2022.

Assisting customers wishing to move current accounts from Ulster Bank and KBC.

To facilitate and support prospective customers; Bank of Ireland has announced that 61 of its branches around Ireland will open for the four Saturdays during the month of October 2022.
Opening hours each Saturday will be from 10:00am – 2:00pm, beginning from October 1st to October 22nd, to assist those customers wishing to move current accounts from Ulster Bank and KBC.

Financial advisors within Bank of Ireland will be on hand in all 61 branches to provide information on moving accounts and to support customers in the account opening process.

Bank of Ireland locations offering this service in Co. Tipperary are as follows: –
Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
No. 21 Parnell Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
Mitchel Street, Nenagh, Co Tipperary.

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Funding Announced For Property Marking Crime Prevention Programme.

Department of Justice funding will help the service to become available across Ireland.

Minister for Justice, Mrs Helen McEntee, will today announce funding of €300,000 for a crime prevention service which helps protect property from being stolen.

Property marking is a process where a physical mark is etched onto a piece of property such as a bike, laptop or tools.

The mark is made by a specially-designed machine which embosses the property item with small dots in the pattern of the owner’s Eircode – to make it harder for criminals to sell on stolen property.

Property Marking Ireland is a newly established company which has been set up to roll out a property marking crime prevention programme throughout the country.

Property Marking Ireland (PMI) is the trading name of Community Services Network (CSN). CSN is a not-for-profit social enterprise with no shareholders. All funds raised by Property Marking Ireland will be used for the provision of the service and any profits made will be used to improve or expand the service provided.

PMI has developed links with local authorities (through the Joint Policing Committees) as well as community groups (such as Men’s Sheds, IFA, Community Alert and Neighbourhood Watch).

The Department of Justice has agreed to provide grant funding to the scheme for a period of four years, after which it is envisaged the scheme will become self-financing. The grant totals €300,000 over four years, subject to annual progress reports from PMI which demonstrate satisfactory progress.

The indicative funding is as follows:

  • Year 1, 2022 – €70,000
  • Year 2, 2023 – €100,000
  • Year 3, 2024 – €80,000
  • Year 4, 2025 – €50,000

Speaking about the funding, Minister McEntee said: “Preventing crime does not just mean putting extra Gardaí on the beat.
Property marking can act as an effective deterrent to property theft. This funding from the Department will mean that the service will eventually be available across Ireland
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Every piece of property marked is another that criminals will find harder to sell on, if stolen. Every piece of property marked is another that Gardaí can reunite with the rightful owner in the event that it is stolen and recovered. PMI, the service provider for the scheme, work with An Garda Síochána to raise awareness of the service.

The scheme aligns with crime reduction and community safety strategies such as the Rural Safety Plan.

This is another important step towards combatting criminals and ensuring people feel safe within their communities”.

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Ireland Should Move Towards Achieving Health-Based WHO Air Quality Guidelines.

  • Air quality in Ireland is generally good, however, there are concerning localised issues that are impacting negatively on the air we breathe.
  • Ireland met all of its EU legal requirements in 2021, but it did not meet the new health-based WHO guidelines.
  • Ireland and Europe should move towards achieving the health-based WHO air quality guidelines.
  • It is estimated that there are approximately 1,300 premature deaths annually in Ireland due to poor air quality from fine particulate matter (PM2.5).
  • The choices we make in how we heat our homes and how we travel directly impacts the quality of the air we breathe.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has today launched its annual air quality report ‘Air Quality in Ireland 2021’.

The report shows that, while air quality in Ireland is generally good and compares favourably with many of our European neighbours, there are concerning localised issues, which lead to poor air quality.

While Ireland met EU legal air quality limits in 2021, it did not meet the health-based World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines for a number of pollutants including: particulate matter (PM), nitrogen Dioxide (N02), sulphur dioxide (SO2) and ozone (O3), due to the burning of solid fuel in our towns and villages and traffic in our cities.

Poor air quality has a negative impact on people’s health and there are an estimated 1,300 premature deaths in Ireland per year due to particulate matter in our air. Air monitoring results in 2021 from EPA stations across Ireland show that fine particulate matter (PM2.5), mainly from burning solid fuel in our homes, and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) mainly from road traffic, remain the main threats to good air quality.

Launching the report, Air Quality in Ireland 2021, Dr Micheál Lehane, Director of the EPA’s Office of Radiation Protection & Environmental Monitoring, said, “The EPA’s air quality monitoring carried out in 2021 has shown that Ireland met all of its EU legal requirements in 2021. However, we would not have met the new WHO air quality guidelines for health. Meeting the new WHO guidelines for air quality will be a major challenge for the country, however the report identifies a number of solutions to move towards these guideline levels”.

In the report the EPA states that:

  • Ireland and Europe should move towards achieving the health-based WHO air quality guidelines.
  • The planned National Clean Air Strategy for Ireland needs to be published and fully implemented.
  • Local Authorities must provide more resources to increase air enforcement activities.
  • National investment in clean public transport is needed across the country.

Mr Pat Byrne, EPA Programme Manager, said, “Air quality in Ireland is generally good, however, there are localised issues that are impacting negatively on air quality and our health. In our towns and villages monitoring identifies high levels of particulate matter associated with burning solid fuels and in our larger cities high levels of nitrogen dioxide is associated with road traffic. There are options and solutions to help improve the air we breathe. Changes we make to how we heat our homes and finding alternative ways to travel can immediately impact our local air quality”.

The EPA’s Air Quality in Ireland 2021 report is now available HERE on the EPA website.

The EPA continually monitors air quality across Ireland and provides the air quality index for health and real-time results online HERE.
Results are updated hourly on the website, and people can log on at any time to check whether the current air quality is good, fair or poor.
You can also find out how to improve air quality from the EPA’s “How we can improve the air we breathe infographic” or check out the ‘ABC for Cleaner Air’ campaign from the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications, which highlights some simple steps we can all make and help reduce pollution from solid fuels.

Further information: Emily Williamson, EPA Media Relations Office: Tel: 053-91 70770 (24 hours) and media@epa.ie

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