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2170 Covid-19 Cases On Island Of Ireland In Past 24 Hours.

The Department of Health has confirmed 1,098 new cases of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland today. There are also 163 patients in our hospitals with Covid related illness, and of these 26 are being treated in ICU’s.

Staff at the HSE have stated that 10,000 people availed of ‘walk-in Covid-19 vaccination centres’ around the country yesterday. As of this morning, 87% of the Irish adult population are partially vaccinated, while almost 76% are fully vaccinated.

In Northern Ireland, sadly 5 more deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours, together with 1,072 confirmed new Covid-19 cases.

Mass vaccination centres in Northern Ireland also saw a surge in activity yesterday, as they administered first doses to adults for the last time.

Same figures bring to 2,170 the number of Covid-19 cases on the island of Ireland in past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, according to a report in ‘The Financial Times’ today, Pfizer and Moderna have raised the prices of their Covid-19 vaccines in the latest European Union supply contracts, however Pfizer and Moderna were not available for comment on this claim today.

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Death Of Billy Dillon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with the deepest regret that we learned of the death, today Sunday 1st August 2021, of Mr William (Billy) Dillon, Lisnagrough, Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; formerly Thurles, Co. Tipperary and Kylebeg, Durrow, Co Laois.

Pre-deceased by his grandson Frankie, sisters Maureen and Patty; Mr Dillon passed away peacefully at his place of residence, surrounded by his loving family.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving and devoted wife Brigid, daughters Catherine, Judith and Edel, sons Martin, Tom and William, grandchildren Ned, William, Murt, Elisha, Cathal, Chloe, Alannah, John, Liam, Leah, Padraig and Ella, sons-in-law Manus, Francis and Aonghus, daughters-in-law Joanne, Julianne and Lorna, sister Bridie O’Rourke, (Lusk), brothers Marty (Kylebeg, Durrow) and Paul (Killeshin, Co Laois), nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law Joe, Mick, Jim, Paddy and Tommy, extended relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Dillon will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Monday evening, August 2nd, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
His body will be received into the Abbey Church, at Holycross Thurles, on Tuesday morning, August 3rd, at 11:00am, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am.
Interment will take place immediately afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended the funeral service for Mr Dillon, but are unable to do so, due to current coronavirus pandemic restrictions; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending (limited to 50 mourners) will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

The extended Dillon 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.


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Death Of Mary Byrne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death, yesterday Saturday 31st July 2021, of Mrs Mary (Peggy) Byrne (née Dorney), Clobanna Terrace, Mitchel Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Mrs Byrne passed away peacefully at her place of residence, while under the wonderful care of her loving family.

Her passing is most deeply regretted by her daughters Carmel (Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, London) and Nuala, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sons-in-law Ray and Richard, sister Eileen (London), nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, cousins, extended relatives, great neighbours and many good friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mrs Byrne will repose in Hugh Ryan’s Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles on Tuesday evening August 3rd, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Her body will be received into the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles on Wednesday morning, August 4th, at 10:30am, to further repose for Requiem Mass at 11:00am.
Interment will follow immediately afterwards in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For the many persons who would have liked to have attended the funeral service for Mrs Byrne, but are unable to do so, due to current coronavirus pandemic restrictions; same can be viewed online HERE.

[NB: Due to Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending (limited to 50 mourners) will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

The extended Byrne 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.


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Pied Wagtails Halt Lily Sales In Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Two Pied Wagtails, no doubt sick of the continuous long drawn out revitalisation of Liberty Square, in Thurles, moved home in late May of this year to take up residence amongst the sweet smelling Asian Lily collection in O’Driscoll’s Garden Centre, Mill Road, Thurles.

Their reason – to raise possibly their second family.

Choosing a central area to the Garden Centre’s large Lily collection, they located a flower pot which offered suitable central space, the female alone building the nursery for their anticipated brood, using dry grass, horsehair, wool and a few feathers set on a soft peat base.

Pied Wagtails like nesting in farms buildings and gardens and similar inhabited areas, often nesting on the ground and sometimes in old, previously abandoned nests.

Later, mother Wagtail laid five eggs, greyish to blue-white in colour, and some 14 days later five chicks were observed being tended by both the parents.

Lovers of nature and the environment, the O’Driscoll brothers immediately closed off the exhibit area for one month, displaying a sign (not in accordance with truth or fact) declaring their full Lily collection was ‘Previously Sold Out’. However, customer and lovers of garden Asian Lilies, should note their full Lily collection is now back on the market, and a crop of five baby Wagtails and their parents are most exceedingly grateful.

Contact O’Driscoll’s Garden Centre Tel: (0504) 21636.

In all, their nest sojourn lasted 29 days. Having left the nest, they remained in the general area for a further few days, before possibly returning to Liberty Square, where an now overcrowded colony of some 1,000 silent Wagtails currently roost.

Alas, already two large trees in Liberty Square; same previously used by the Wagtails to nightly roost, have been removed as part of the long drawn out Liberty Square revitalisation. So sadly, it is not just businesses that are rapidly leaving the Thurles town centre area; displaced Pied Wagtails are also migrating.

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Death Of Tom Ryan, Rossmore, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

It was with the deepest regret that we learned of the death, on Sunday 18th July 2021, of Mr Thomas (Tom) Ryan, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England and formerly of Dromwood, Rossmore, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his wife Noreen, brothers James, Martin and Jack, sisters Nell (Ellen) and Molly (Mary); Mr Ryan passed away peacefully, while in his 96th year.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his immediate family, Liam, Áine, Séamus and Maura, grandchildren Jennifer, Dermot and William, son-in-law Toby, daughter-in-law Maxine, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and a wide circle of friends both in Co. Dublin and here in Co. Tipperary.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose for Requiem Mass on Tuesday morning, August 3rd, in St. Patrick’s Church, Rochdale, United Kingdom, at 10:00am.

The extended Ryan 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.

“Time may pass but the memories remain”.


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