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Tipperary Obituaries – June 5th

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The death has occurred of Phyllis O’NEILL (née Harney)
Rathard, Cahir, Tipperary / Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary

Phyllis, formerly of Ballyneale, Carrick on Suir, wife of the late John and mother of late Paul, passed away peacefully in the wonderful care at St. Martha’s Nursing Home, Cappagh Cahir. She will be very sadly missed by her loving daughter Corina, son-in-law Mac, daughter-in-law Deirdre, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Reposing at her home in Rathard on Wednesday evening from 5.00oc. to 7.00oc. Arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Cahir on Thursday for Funeral Mass at 11.00am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

May She Rest In Peace

The death has occurred of Christopher (Christy) KOYCE
Clonbealy, Newport, Tipperary

Koyce, Christopher (Christy), Clonbealy, Newport, Co. Tipperary. June 4th 2018 peacefully at the University Hospital, Limerick. Sadly missed by his loving wife Sarah (Sally), daughters Muriel, Sinead, Aine and Sarah, son Christopher, sister Christina, sons-in-law, grandchildren, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Meehan’s Funeral Home, Newport this Tuesday 5th June from 6 p.m. with removal at 7.30 p.m. to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Newport. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 6th at 11.30 a.m., burial afterwards in Rockvale Cemetery, Newport.

The death has occurred of Gerry (Gerald) CULLEN
Nenagh, Tipperary / Belfast, Antrim

Gerry (Gerald) , formerly of Formby Park, Belfast, (peacefully), at home, predeceased by his loving sons Sean and baby Dominic, beloved husband of Moira and loving father of Vanessa and Paul. Sadly missed by his heartbroken family, sisters Maureen, Irene and Anne, son-in-law Tommy, grandchildren Leagh and Sam, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Rest in Peace.

Reposing on Wednesday 6th at his home, (E45 D320), from 3pm until 7pm. Funeral arriving on Thursday to St. Mary of the Rosary Church Nenagh for Requiem Mass at 12 o’c followed by burial in Lisboney Cemetery (Nenagh). Family flowers only, donations if desired to North Tipperary Hospice.

The death has occurred of Kitty CORBETT (née Stapleton)
Mellison, Glengoole, Thurles, Tipperary

Kitty (Predeceased by her husband Timmie, sons Mick and Pat) deeply regretted by her sons Dick, Tim and Eamon, daughters Margaret and Breda, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters Mary, Alice, Bridget and Noreen, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and a large circle of friends.

May She Rest-in-Peace.

Reposing at Egan’s Funeral Home, Thurles Tuesday 5th June2018 from 5pm with removal at 7.30 to SS Patrick & Oliver Church, Glengoole Via Mary-Willies. Requiem Mass Wednesday 6th June 2018 at 11.30 and burial afterwards in adjoining Cemetery. Family flowers only, donation, if desired, to Tipperary Home Care Team

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Lowry Welcomes Funding for Tipperary Animal Welfare Organisations

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I welcome the announcement from the Department of Agriculture today that six Tipperary Animal Welfare Organisations will benefit from €86,000 between them.

Applications for 2020 funding will be open soon. All applicants must be registered with the Charities Regulator.

Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue, Mullinahone – €6,000

Great Hounds in Needs, 7 Cois Coille, Kilcash, Clonmel – €2,000

Mo Chara Animal Rescue, Ballygemmane, Thurles – €14,000

PAWS Animal Rescue, Mullinahone – €45,000

Roscrea SPCA, Roscrea – €18,000

The Haven Rescue, Tipperary, C/o 26 The Haven, Roscrea – €1,000

Funding for Animal Welfare Organisations is vital for them to continue to carry out their work.

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Drivers continuing to receive mixed messages about NCT testing inspections

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Independent TD and General Election candidate Mattie McGrath has written to the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and the head of the NCT Test service, to seek immediate clarification around the suspension by the NCTS of its vehicle lift inspections. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reports were made that several NCT Centres have resumed full service; a claim that is contradicted on the NCT national website which says that the suspension remains in place across the NCT network:

“There is huge confusion around this issue and drivers are getting extremely frustrated by the mixed messages that they are receiving.

The NCTS are also saying that those drivers who have presented already and who have ‘failed’ their test due to an inability to access the underbody of the vehicle should hold on to their report to present to Gardai if challenged for a not having a valid NCT Cert.

I have spoken to a number of gardai however and they have assured me that they have received no instruction in this matter in terms of applying discretion to drivers.

Drivers need to know if they are going to have penalty points applied or not.

There is also the question of why these faults were not identified as part of routine reviews at each individual testing centre. Was there any need to suspend the inspections across the entire network?

We need answers to these questions so that confidence can be maintained in the NCT service and so that drivers can be free of the concern that they are going to be penalised for faults in the system outside their control,” concluded Deputy McGrath.

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Improved pay and conditions for childcare workers is a priority for FF – Goldsboro

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Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Tipperary Cllr. Imelda Goldsboro says her party will address the current inequality faced by childcare workers if elected to government.

Cllr. Goldsboro made the comments as thousands of childcare workers travelled to Dublin yesterday to protest against their pay and conditions.

“Early childhood care and education is one of the most important parts of any society and the people charged with taking care of our children should not have to march on our capital to have their voices heard”, said Cllr. Goldsboro.

“Many of these workers have third level qualifications but their pay simply does not reflect that.  Fianna Fáil is committed to securing a Sectoral Employment Order for staff in the early years sector to ensure better pay and conditions.

“We will also bring forward measures to make childcare more affordable for families across Tipperary and right around the country.  There are simply not enough childcare places, and the creches and early childhood centres are being swamped with additional paperwork and increased costs.

“Insurance is a huge issue for the majority of childcare providers and we have situations now that creches are closing because they can’t afford to stay in business.

“Fianna Fáil is pledging to tackle these issues head on.  We will establish a new €10 million commercial rates relief fund, which will provide important support to creches who are crippled by commercial rates. We will also increase the National Childcare Scheme subsidy for ordinary workers with an investment of an additional €81 million to increase the universal childcare subsidy from €20 per week to €80 per week.

“Yesterday’s rally led by the Early Year’s Alliance should not be ignored by any public representatives or those seeking public office. It is paramount the next government tackle this crisis head on. It is something my Fianna Fáil colleagues and I are committed too,” concluded Cllr. Goldsboro.

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