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Docuseries & Documentaries In Honour Of ‘World Earth Day’.

As part of our series of recent articles in honour of World Earth Day, here are five docuseries and documentaries that highlight the breathtaking beauty of our planet, as well as the many challenges it continues to face.

David Attenborough: “A Life on Our Planet” (2020, Rated PG, Stream on Netflix).
In this Netflix original film, the legendary broadcaster David Attenborough considers what our planet has lost and outlines his vision of what the future may hold for our precious earth. A must see for fans of Sir Attenborough’s work.

Our Planet (2019, Rated U, Stream on Netflix).

From the great David Attenborough again, comes the incredible docuseries Our Planet. Across eight episodes, viewers are transported to diverse habitats around the world to explore nature’s beauty and the impact of climate change.

Seaspiracy (2021, Rated 15, Stream on Netflix).
Currently ranked in Netflix’s top ten watched features in Ireland, this documentary has shocked and captivated audiences. In it, filmmaker, Ali Tabrizi, examines the damage humans are doing to the earth’s oceans. Although some of Mr Tabrizi’s claims have been disputed (click HERE), there is no doubt that without action our oceans and waterways face irreversible destruction.

Secrets of the Whales (2021, Rated 9+, Stream on Disney+).
Released to coincide with World Earth Day 2021, Secrets of the Whales, from National Geographic, explores the habits and habitats of these majestic mammals. Narrated by the acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver, this docuseries examines the lives of orcas, humpback whales, beluga whales and the giant sperm whale.

Earth Moods (2021, Rated 0+, Stream on Disney+).
Of all the docuseries on our list, this is the most novel in terms of goal and scope. Earth Moods from National Geographic transports viewers across deserts, tropics and frozen landscapes without note or narration. The aim of this series is to enable viewers to simply sit back, watch and relax as they take in the high definition soothing photography of epic landscapes from around the world.

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Covid-19 Update: Mon. 19th April 2021 – Zero Deaths – 403 New Cases.

The Department of Health this evening has confirmed that there has been, zero further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,836.

There have been 403 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 243,911.

During the past 24 hours, Northern Ireland, has recorded 79 new coronavirus cases, but thankfully no further deaths.

There have been 5,599 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 17th, 2021.

There are 183 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 50 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Pfizer-BioNTech has confirmed that it will deliver an extra 100 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine to the European Union this year.

Some 852,189 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to April 17th, with 351,774 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 141.54 million confirmed, with global deaths at well over 3.02 million.

Please Do Continue To Behave Responsibly.

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Death Of Dinny Ryan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It is with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death, today Wednesday 14th April 2021, of Mr Denis (Dinny) Ryan (Morrissey), Cummerbeg, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his brother Martin; Mr Ryan, passed away peacefully at University Hospital, Limerick.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Peggy, sons and daughters Sarah, Ned, Mary, James, Elizabeth, Michael and Dan, grandchildren Aidan, Aoife, Rachel, Claire, Denis, Pierce, Jack, Emma, Kaitlyn, Darragh, Perla and Saul. brothers Dan and Jimmy, sister Lizzy, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

The earthly remains of Mr Ryan will repose for Requiem Mass on Friday morning next, April 16th, in St. Patrick’s Church, Kilcommon, Thurles, at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the new cemetery, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

[NB: Due to National Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending (limited to 10 family members), will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

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.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

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Covid-19 Update: Sat. 3rd April 2021 – 2 Deaths – 511 New Cases

Over 1 million vaccine doses expected to be administered this week

The Department of Health has confirmed that there has been sadly 2 further deaths caused by the Covid-19 pandemic; leaving the overall death toll, here in the Republic of Ireland, remaining at 4,715.

There have been zero coronavirus deaths recorded in Northern Ireland during the past 24 hours.

There have been 511 new additional virus cases reported here within the Irish Republic. This leaves the current total number of confirmed cases, since conception, at 237,695.

There have been 5470 virus cases confirmed here in Co. Tipperary, since the pandemic began, same figure relevant up to and including April 1st, 2021.

There are 242 people with Covid-19 in hospital today, and of that number, 60 are in ICU’s, according to Ireland’s COVID-19 Data Hub.

Some 1,000 housebound persons, over 70 years old, have so far been vaccinated by the National Ambulance Service.

Some 619,003 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have now been administered here in Ireland up to March 30th, with 246,457 persons having received their second dose.

The total worldwide number of virus cases identified up to 5:00pm this evening, now stands at well over 130.40 million confirmed, with global deaths at over 2.84million.

Please follow public health advice this Easter holiday
by avoiding large gatherings and house parties.

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Death Of Larry Nolan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

It was with great sadness and regret that we learned of the death, yesterday Friday 26th March 2021, of Mr Larry Nolan, Knocknakilla, Kilcommon, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Pre-deceased by his parents Edward (Ned) and Bridget, brother Johnny and sister Hannie; Mr Nolan sadly passed away suddenly while in the care of staff at Ashlawn Nursing Home, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

His passing is most deeply regretted by his loving nieces Eileen, Breda and Jane, grandnephews and grandniece, cousins, extended relatives, neighbours and friends.

Requiescat in Pace.

Funeral Arrangements.

His earthly remains will be received into St. Patrick’s Church, Churchquarter, Kilcommon, Thurles on Monday morning to repose for Requiem Mass at 11:30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining graveyard.

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

[NB: Due to National Public Health Guidelines, regarding C-19 virus restrictions; those attending (limited to 10 family members), will continue to observe strict adherence to social distancing and face covering.]

The extended Nolan 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 dílis.

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