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Tus Nua North Tipperary Opportunities Fair The Tus Nua North Tipperary Opportunities Fair attracted more than 200 people to Nenagh on Tuesday May 26th.

The fair was a multi agency response to the growing unemployment problem in the county and featured information desks, seminars and an opportunity to meet with representatives of Tipperary Institute, Enterprise Ireland, Tipperary North County Enterprise Board FAS, North Tipperary VEC, Department of Social & Family Affairs, Tipperary Leader Partnership , HSE and a host of others offering options in terms of financial supports for returning to education, upskilling, start your own business or


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Trip to Tipp Weekend of Cycling The Trip to Tipp is being held on Saturday 18th July and Sunday 19th July in aid of the National Council for the Blind of Ireland. On Saturday 18th, the Three Counties tour is being held, starting from the Anner Hotel Health and Leisure Centre in Thurles at 1pm and is a course of 70km, while on Sunday 19th, there will be four categories held, all from the Anner Hotel Health and Leisure Centre, Thurles The Long Route, for the extra fit, will start at 9am and is a route covering 200km. The Medium Route encompassing 100km will start at 10am while the next Medium Route will cover 60km and start at 10.30am. The Short Route, for all the not so fit but 'keen to have a go and support' participants, will cover 20km and will start at 11.30am Anyone with a sponsorship care has free entry to the Trip to Tipp Adventure, but anyone wishing to take part without the sponsorship card can pay an entry fee of €30. Families and Club Groups will be especially welcome and refreshments and T-shirts will be handed out for cyclists on Sunday. There will be showers available in the Anner Hotel Health & Leisure Centre for all participants. All cyclists have to wear helmets.

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Look after your eyes Surveys show that people fear losing their sight more than any other sense. Yet those of us with good vision often find it so hard to imagine life without it that we tend to take it for granted. Almost 50 per cent of eye injuries occur in the home and a staggering 20,000 eye accidents a year – one every 25 minutes! – happen as a direct result of DIY. Occupational risks to eye health can be less obvious. For example, prolonged use of a computer screen can result in what has become known as computer vision syndrome (CVS). As for sports, The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) estimates that squash balls alone are responsible for 2,000 hospital admissions in the UK each year. Many people are still unaware that their eyesight can be damaged simply through exposure to the sun. Yet the fact is that the ultraviolet component

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Life and Fitness Magazine June Issue Watch out for this months Life and Fitness Magazine, containing plenty of articles on fitness, health, nutrition, weight loss, wellness, sport and travel. For anyone interested in a healthier way of life this months issue is an absolute must. You can pick it up in most newsagents.


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The Benefits of Olive Oil Olive oil is a fruit-juice. Olive oil is cold pressed olive juice and olives are a fruit. That’s why it's so healthy and is used in the finest cuisines all over the world. Cold pressed means that the olives are picked and squeezed and are not boiled before squeezing. There are three types of olive oil: * Extra vierge: the purest oil with an excellent taste and a low acidic level; * Vierge: oil with a very good taste and a higher acidic level; * Normal olive oil: this consists of a mix of refined olive oil and an oil between extra vierge and vierge olive oil, it has a good to normal taste. You can compare olive oil with wine. Its quality and taste is influenced by geographical factors such as land or region. You also have good and bad olive years, depending on the weather during a certain season. The quality depends of the good care of growers and producers. There are oils with a strong and with a mild taste, some are spicy and others have a grass taste or taste a bit like nuts. No olive oil is the same. There is yellow and green olive oil. The colour says something about the time of season the olives are harvested and not about the quality. The benefits of olives and olive-oil * In the Mediterranean countries of Europe people eat a lot of olive oil. It is common to eat bread or toast just dipped in olive oil. Because of the daily use of olive oil the people that live in these countries suffer less from heart diseases than people of other countries in Europe.

• The use of olive oil has a positive effect on the cholesterol level in our blood. • Because olives grow in a warm environment and the fruit has to protect itself from heat and bright sunshine, olives contain a lot of fenol-like substances. These substances could possibly play a role in the prevention and cure of thrombosis and arteriosclerosis. • It is often said that olive oil causes problems with the stomach or intestines. This is simply not the case. Olive oil is very easy to digest and mild for the intestines! Test it yourself You can do a little test. If you spill some olive oil on your hands you can easily wash it off. It disappears fast in the sink and you don't need a lot of hot water and detergent to wash it away. Because your body is like a glass of water it reacts the same. If you have eaten some olive oil your body will evaporate it within 1½ hour via your pores. This means your body can handle it easily and does not have to waste any energy to digest it. This works differently with baking butter and other products, especially those based on animal products. In this case you have to scrub hard and need hot water and detergent to dissolve the fat in the water so it can be washed away. Use more olive oil Oil and butter based on vegetables are to be preferred but olive oil is best of course and you can fry everything in it. To put it shortly: everything you eat should be based on fruit or vegetables. You will look and feel much healthier and younger too!

The Meaning of Roses The Rose is the flower of June. Do you know what you are saying when you send a bunch of roses? Bridal Rose: Happy Love Rose, Carolina: Love Is Dangerous Rose, Christmas: Peace and Tranquility Rose, Coral/Orange: Enthusiasm, Desire Rose, Dark Pink: Thank you Rose, Light Pink: Admiration Rose, Musk: Capricious Beauty Rose, Pale: Friendship Rose, Peach: Let's get together, Closing of the deal Rose, Pink: Love, Grace, Gentility, You're so Lovely, Perfect Happiness, Please believe me

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External Wall Insulation by Paul Cahalan Insulation is a buzzword at the moment with numerous grants available for anyone wishing to insulate their home. External Wall Insulation is a great way to insulate your property from the cold damp Irish weather. But what is it? Solid walls lose even more heat than cavity walls; the only way to reduce this heat loss is to insulate them on the inside or the outside. This helps to create a more even temperature in your home, helps prevent condensation on the walls and ceilings and can also reduce the amount of heat building up inside your home during summer hot spells. It's not cheap, but you will soon see the benefits to your heating bill and it's another way of playing your part in reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. There are two types of solid wall insulation: external and internal.

helps considerably against loss of heat through walls. Why do I need External Insulation? •Most houses pre 1990 have been built with solid block or cavity and most likely are not insulated. • If you want to cut down on your fuel costs and improve your insulation value. • If you want to give your home a total facelift

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Home Energy Clusters to create jobs in Tipperary Conor Lenihan, TD, Minister for Science, Technology, Innovation and Natural Resources recently officially launched a scheme expected to generate significant employment across Tipperary over the next 6 to 12 months. The main focus of the Greenloan Home Energy Savers Scheme is to create employment opportunities in local communities by grouping homeowners to avail of large discounts in upgrading their properties. Fourteen clusters comprising scores of homeowners have already been created in Tipperary under the scheme, which was originally piloted in County Mayo last year as part of the pilot phase of the SEI Home Energy Saving Scheme (HES). The clusters are located in Thurles (5), Nenagh (2), Clonmel (3), Roscrea, Cashel, Galtee Valley and Fethard. Speaking at the launch Minister Lenihan said: ‘My Department has made available almost EUR50 million to the Home Energy Saving Scheme for 2009. This is expected to fund in excess of 30,000 home energy upgrades this year alone and generate a large amount of much needed employment in the current economic circumstances.’ ‘I welcome the great interest in the scheme from the business sector. There is now wide acceptance that the green economy is a major growth area. The almost EUR50 million going into the green economy this year from the Home Energy Saving Scheme offers a very attractive commercial opportunity for businesses that assist homeowners with completing insulation and other works under the scheme and in particular those which add value to the transaction’ added Minister Lenihan. Welcoming the launch of the new scheme, Aidan Burke of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) said: ‘CIF is delighted to see the launch of this innovative scheme and sees long term benefits in funding the retrofitting of buildings and creating construction employment. The cluster approach is unique and will create all sorts of synergies of benefit to the customer and contractor alike.’ Scheme Administrator Mary Stewart said: ‘The Greenloan Scheme enables homeowners to renovate their homes in an organised cluster, save money, help protect the environment, and support local employment and local manufacturers. We believe Tipperary’s cleantech and construction workers will benefit from the thousands of jobs created nationally by this scheme over the next

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In addition, the Bill will also require that: · the making or variation of a development plan or local area plan will require the support of two-thirds of the total number of members of the planning authority as opposed to a simple majority as is currently the case; The Bill is driven by the overarching · in the preparation, making and variambition to strengthen local democra- ation of a development plan, the cy and accountability, a key objective Manager’s report indicates clearly the of the Minister in accordance with the extent to which the draft plan comongoing process of local Government plies with the National Spatial Stratreform being pursued in the context egy (NSS) and Regional Planning of the White Paper on Local Govern- Guidelines; ment, by maintaining the central role · amendments to a draft development of local government in the planning or local area plan which have been process. the subject of public consultation may only be modified in minor re“A sound development plan is the spects. This introduces greater transkey to ensuring good planning at loparency for the public into the plan cal level. Decisions taken at develop- making process by removing the likement plan stage affect all other lihood of significant changes being planning decisions” said the Minister. made to plans at a late stage in the A key element of the Bill is the intro- process. duction of a requirement for an evidence based core strategy in “I have had occasion since coming development plans which will prointo office to use Ministerial powers vide relevant information as to how of direction under the Planning Acts the plan and the housing strategy are to vary development plans where, for consistent with regional planning example, there has been excessive or Minister Gormley said “Transparency, openness, and democratic involvement are defining features of planning in Ireland. The new Bill seeks to strengthen this and reinforce the extensive rights for public participation already in place.”

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· Finally, the powers under Section 31 which allows the Minister issue directions are being amended to provide a new consultative procedure where the Minister issues a draft direction and seeks local views on his proposal before a final direction is issued. There is also the possibility of the Minister appointing an independent inspector to advise him on the local authority report on submissions on the draft direction before a final direction issues. Minister Gormley said that “this new process also takes full account of the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Heritage and Local Govern-


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He said, “It is over a month since Agriculture Minister Brendan Smith and Environment Minister John IFA President Padraig Walshe has Gormley reached an agreement that again written to Environment Minthe Department of Agriculture ister John Gormley demanding that would be the sole body responsible he immediately communicate the for routine on-farm inspections, inagreed position to each local author- cluding nitrates inspections. Howity regarding on-farm inspections. ever some County Councils “In particular local authorities in continue this wasteful duplication Meath, Cork and Kilkenny are of inspections.” awaiting clarity on the issue.”

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IFA and Road Safety Authority Issue Road Safety Appeal The Irish Farmers Association and the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and are urging road users to take extra care as the number of tractors, trailers and other farm machinery using the roads increases over the summer months. IFA President Padraig Walshe said, “I am asking farmers to be safety conscious whenever bringing a farm vehicle onto the public road. Farmers should be aware of traffic building up behind them and keep left where possible to allow other vehicles pass safely. I would appeal to other road users to show patience when encountering farm machinery on the road. With understanding on both sides, the roads can be safer for everybody.” Advising road users, Noel Brett, CEO, Road Safety Authority, said “This is a busy time of year for farmers as it coincides with silage cutting season. All road users are being advised to watch out for tractors, trailers and other farm machinery exiting from fields and farm yards and to exercise caution when travelling behind or meeting such vehicles on the road. When using roads, especially in rural areas, only over take farm machinery when it’s safe to do so and expect the unexpected, as danger could literally be around the next corner.”

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Drivers of agricultural vehicles are being reminded that they are covered by road traffic laws on driver licensing, insurance, standards in relation to vehicle roadworthiness, vehicle lighting and motor tax. Noel Brett also urged farmers to ensure that “the drivers you use are competent and do not carry a passenger unless the tractor is equipped to carry one. The trailer should not be used for transporting people unless it has provision for carrying them.” He added “Your driving mirror must provide an adequate view of the road to the rear and all agricultural vehicles must have proper working brakes on both tractor and trailer units. They must be fitted with lights, reflectors and indicators. Don’t load the trailer in such a way that it would make it unstable on the road, and beware of low bridges, overhanging trees, overhead cables and uneven road surfaces which could cause the load to shift and possibly overturn.” For more information on legal requirements and road safety regarding agricultural vehicles using the public road please contact the RSA at Or view the rules of the road at

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Killea Fun Day 28th June Sunday 28th June sees the return of the ever popular Fun Day, Dog Show and Vintage Display in Killea. The event will be opened by the Thomas McDonagh Pipe Band at 1.30pm. An event packed day promises something for everyone. We will have a complete list of events in our next issue, out Thursday 25th June, so keep an eye out for the Tipp Tatler that day. All proceeds

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from the event go to a defibrillator for the Parish, and the remainder will go to Killea GAA, Killea N.S., Killea Fas and Killea Graveyard Committee. The event was a huge success last year and attracted large numbers. This year’s event promises to be even better. So put it in your diary, set a reminder on your phone and don’t make any other plans for the day.

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Just outside Clonmel about a half a mile from Marlfield can be found the picturesque and very beautiful St Patrick's Well. Here can be found a tough weather beaten small Celtic cross, a tiny ruined Chapel and Holy Well. The Well has long been a popular place of Pilgrimage. The waters from the Well pour into a large circular pond at the foot of an old tree. The cross situated at the centre is of Celtic

style and dates back to early Christianity. The little Church measuring 42 feet long and 17 feet broad is over 375 years old. Within the Church can be seen the Alter Tomb of the White Family which was brought from Old St Mary's Church in Clonmel. It contains the remains of Nicholas White who belonged to the "House of York" throughout the War of the Roses in the 15th Century.

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At 15.00 (20.00GMT) on 2nd June, Fearghal O’Nuallain and Simon Evans of Revolution Cycle cycled across the Equator after 10,000km in saddle. They crossed the line marking the middle of the globe 20km north of the Ecuadorian capital Quito in South America. Evans notes that “This is a significant event, as crossing the equator twice is one of the requirements for a circumnavigation as dictated by the Guinness Record keepers, the criteria that the expedition we’re sticking to…”. Other criteria include a minimum distance of 29,000km to be covered by bike, and a consistent east-west or west-east direction.

Since leaving Greystones, Evans and O’Nuallain have covered almost 10,000km through the country lanes of France, the wilds of Bolivia, the coastal desert of Peru, and the jungles of Ecuador. The journey hasn’t all been plain sailing says O’Nuallain, “I was knocked off my bike by a careless bus driver in Buenos Aires, luckily I got away with some minor scrapes and a dent in my trailer, but I got quite a shock…”, “I found the roadblocks in the Andes in Peru pretty scary…” notes Evans, “…I was hauling my bike past burning tyres and over mud banks as angry, drunk protesters shouted and waved knives and pitch forks…”.

In November 2008, Evans and O’Nuallain began the first Irish circumnavigation of the globe by bicycle. Their unsupported expedition will cover over 30,000km, passing through 30 countries and some of the highest, lowest, driest, coldest, warmest and loneliest places on earth. In doing so, they will be promoting the positive contribution that cycling can make to mental health and the environment, raising funds for Aware and highlighting climate change.

The next leg of their journey will take them from Shanghai across Central Asia and Iran to Turkey, a distance of roughly 10,000km. From Turkey the final 10,000km will take them through the Middle East and North Africa entering Europe at Sicily from Tunisia, then home to Greystones where the journey began. For regular updates on the expedition, to download a press pack, and to donate to Aware see

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Tipperary GAA Scene Munster U-21 Hurling Quarter Final Congratulations to the Tipperary U21 hurlers and management team on their thrilling victory over Cork in the Munster U-21 hurling quarter final against Cork in Semple Stadium on Wednesday June 3rd. Tipperary will play Waterford in the semi-final at a Waterford venue on Wednesday July 15th. That will be the 15th meeting between Tipp and Waterford in this competition with Tipp winning on 12 occasions to Waterford’s 2 in the previous 14 encounters.

Tipperary v Clare Ticket Information The Tipperary v Clare Munster SH semi-final against Clare on Sunday June 21st at 4pm will be preceded by the meeting of Cork and Clare in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship at 2pm. The Star Sunday Primary Game will take place at half time of both the Intermediate and Senior games. Tickets for this game are now available to purchase through the Munster GAA website ( Tickets are also available as normal through clubs. Ticket Prices are: Mackey Stand (Covered) – Adult €30: Juvenile €5. Uncovered Stand – Adult €25: Juvenile €5 Terrace – €20. Senior Citizens please note that a refund of €10 is available on stand tickets on production of valid ID prior to entering the stadium at designated turnstiles on the day of the game. Juvenile group passes are also available to purchase. Juvenile Group passes cost €3 per juvenile and 1 adult is permitted free with every 10 juveniles. Juvenile Group pass applications are available through County Boards only (contact Tipperary County Secretary Tim Floyd on 0504 22702 or

still have time to contact your local Club. Entry into the draw is still only €100 for the year or €10 per month. Come along and join in the sing song with Sean Boland and make it a night to remember.

County Board Meeting The next meeting of the County Board will be held at 8pm on Tuesday June 30th in the Sarsfields Centre, Thurles.

Tipperary GAA Archives As part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a new Tipperary GAA archive web site is being prepared for launch this summer which will include a list of all players who have played for Tipperary from the Minor grade upwards. All clubs in the county have been sent an e-mail this week with a list of the inter-county players from their club as compiled by PJ Maxwell to review and revert with any updates or omitted players. Clubs are asked to review this information and revert to Ed Donnelly ( by Sunday June 21st. Thereafter, the information will be loaded in to an online database where anyone will be able to search for inter-county players by a number of different criteria including name, club, year, grade etc. In addition to this database, the new web site will include the County and Divisional Championship roll of honour from the Minor to Senior grade, including County Final winning captains. More details will be forthcoming closer to the launch of this eagerly awaited online resource.

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How would you like to be trained by our County Stars in Hurling and Football? You now have the opportunity as The Tipp FM GAA Masterclass in association with the Tipperary County GAA Board reTipperary Clubs Draw turns for its 3rd year on Saturday How would like to drive away with a June 27th for boys and girls aged 10 to 14 in the ‘Field of Legends’ that is brand new Audi A6 or pocket €50,000 cash? Join us on Friday night Semple Stadium. There was a huge June 12th in O Gorman’s Pub Boher- reaction to this over the last two years and the demand for this year’s event nacrusha, Holycross for the first is sure to be equally high for the covDraw in the new Tipperary Clubs eted 50 places. To be in with a chance Draw and the lucky winner could be you. Please note the change of venue to win a place on the Masterclass, all from previous notices. The May/June you have to do is to listen in to the draw will take place on the night with GAA Preview Programme with Paddy Finucane this Saturday from 5pm€150k in prize money to be given 6pm or you can send your name, adaway. There will be 4 Cars, 2 Holidress, age, and club on a post card to: days, 2 Flat Screen TV’s and plenty The Tipp FM GAA Masterclass of other prizes to be won. Make sure you are in for this fabulous draw; you 2009, The GAA Preview Show, Premier Broadcast Centre, Gurtnafleur

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Adult Long Puck County Final The county final of the adult long puck will be held at Thurles Racecourse at 11.00 on Saturday June 13th.

For the Statisticians - Winning scores in Mid Championship For those of you interested in GAA statistics and trivia, there were 3 games played in the Mid Senior Hurling Championship last weekend and the winning team in all 3 games scored 2-13. Drom and Inch defeated Holycross-Ballycahill by 2-13 to 012, Loughmore Castleiney defeated Moycarkey-Borris by 2-13 to 1-12 and Thurles Sarsfields defeated JK Brackens by 2-13 to 0-17. The only other championship game played in the Mid Division at the weekend was in the Intermediate Hurling Championship where Gortnahoe Glengoole also scored a total of 19 points when defeating Drom and Inch by 1-16 to 0-11.

Club Wall at Croke Park As part of the 125th Year celebrations, the GAA is erecting a Club Wall outside the entrance to the GAA Museum in Croke Park. The role of the club forms a central part of the GAA and in recognition of this every GAA club will have their club crest represented on this wall. The project is being financed through the sale of specially commissioned 125 Platinum Range Polo Shirts which can be ordered through a special link on the homepage of the GAA’s website at It is hoped that every club will purchase four of these shirts.

GAA Museum The 125 Legends Tour Series continues in June with Colm O’Rourke and Cyril Farrell. These behind-thescenes tours offer a unique opportunity to hear first-hand the memories and anecdotes of your GAA legends and heroes. Museum Match Madness on June 28th means the museum will be a hive of activity on this match day with county colour ‘Art Attacks’, workshops, hurling competitions and exclusively for hurling matches, hur-

ley making demonstrations with John Torpey. The GAA Museum will be offering GAA Clubs an exclusive 25% discount for visits between July and December 2009, so get booking now! Celebrate your club success with a trip to the hallowed turf, a must for all GAA fans. By prior arrangement, clubs can hold their trophy and medal presentations in Croke Park, either in a dressing room or at the presentation stand where the trophies are lifted high every September. For more information on any of the above, please log on to or contact the museum staff directly at or on 01 8192375.

Ag Éisteacht Club Consultation Update Three clubs have been visited since Congress as part of the Ag Éisteacht Programme which involves An tÚachtarán and An tÁrd Stiúrthóir visiting clubs to listen to their views on the Association, how it operates and how it is preparing for the future. An tÚachtarán, Christy Cooney, visited Fingallians (Dublin) and Eadestown (Kildare) and An tÁrd Stiúrthóir, Padraig Duffy visiting Scariff (Clare). A schedule of future club visits is currently being compiled and it hoped that as many as 40 clubs will be visited before now and April 2010, including a number overseas. A quarterly review of the programme will take place and a circular will be sent to clubs at this point outlining some of the main suggestions, concerns and observations shared by clubs. A conscious effort is being made to select clubs from varying backgrounds but if you think your club might benefit from involvement in the exercise, email Communications Manager Alan Milton at outlining the reasons and providing some background information on your club.

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This weekend was the inaugural meeting of competitors, officials and supporters at the HSE Community Games National Finals in Athlone Institute of Technology. The excitement of the move from Mosney, Co. Meath was uppermost in the minds of the Tipperary contingent involved and it proved to be a highly successful occasion with the County winning 2 Gold, 2 Bronze and Pewter medals. Ciara Cummins from Thurles proved to be the outstanding female athlete over the weekend in the U-13 mixed Cross Country. In the heats on Saturday Ciara was the first athlete home, the remarkable fact here being that in the U-13 mixed Cross Country all boys and girls run in the same race. This meant that Ciara, for the first time in Community Games history, beat all the boys in the heat to win and qualify for the final with the

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Saint Thomas Becket Thomas a Becket was born in 1118 in London. While working with the Archbishop of Cantebury, he befriended King Henry 11, who made him his chancellor and the two became close friends. Henry was a diligent and intelligent King who sought to reform the country’s laws and bring justice to every person in the country from the aristocracy right down to the humblest serfs. Most of the current laws in the world are based on the laws he introduced. (He was also the English king that took over Ireland in 1169). Becket carried out many tasks for Henry II including leading the English army into battle. When Theobald died in 1161, Henry made Becket archbishop on 3rd June 1162. The decision angered many leading churchmen. They pointed out that Becket had never been a priest, had a reputation as a cruel military commander and was very materialistic (Becket loved expensive food, wine and clothes).

and other leading churchmen who had supported Henry while he was away. Henry was furious when he heard the news and supposedly shouted out: "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest?" Four of Henry's knights, Hugh de Morville, William de Tracy, Reginald Fitz Urse, and Richard Ie Bret, who heard Henry's angry outburst decided to go and see Becket.

In 1163, Henry decided to reform the laws of the country to control the rise in crime. One area he tackled was the Church courts. Priests and clerics were not tried by the Civil Courts but by the Church courts who imposed lenient punishments regardless of the crime. Murderers were escaping justice and Henry wished to rectify this, but Becket refused to co-operate with him. The King and Becket fell out and Becket fled to France in 1164.

When the knights arrived at Canterbury Cathedral on 29th December 1170, they demanded that Becket pardon the men he had excommunicated. When Becket refused, they hacked him to death with their swords.

He returned in 1170. As soon as he arrived on English soil, he excommunicated the Archbishop of York

The Rose - the Flower of June Every flower has a history and every flower symbolizes something. Often the history and symbols are confusing and contradictory but they are still fascinating. If your birthday is in the month of June, your flower is the rose. Here is the story and language of your flower. The Latin name for the rose, rosa, literally means red. Quite possibly the most popular flower in the history of the world, the rose has a multitude of legends and myths surrounding it. A flower of such prominence must be related to the gods of our world or at least one would think so when considering the wealth of otherworldly associations attached to the blossom. Was the smile of Amor the source of our first rose or did it fall from the hair of the goddess of dawn, Aurora? The sweet scent and frowsy beauty of the blossom resulted in it being popular among the rulers of this world. The infamous Cleopatra had her pillows filled with rose petals. Romans used petals to decorate their feasts and even had canopies filled to shower petals upon the guests. Sometimes the Roman’s love of roses became too much and the shower of petals would actually smother guests. Jewish legends attributed the color of the rose to the first blood that

The Christian world was shocked by Becket's murder. The pope canonised Becket and he became a symbol of Christian resistance to the power of the monarchy. His shrine at Canterbury became the most important place in the country for pilgrims to visit.

darkened the earth’s soil. The Teutons believed the rose was a symbol of the underworld and called their battlefields rose gardens. Roses also became a sign of secrecy. The Greeks would plan their battles in the secrecy of a rose bower or sub rosa. As a result, it became customary during the 16th-17th centuries to paint roses on the ceilings of meeting places and council chambers. Prostitutes in Nimes were known as roses. Clearly a visit to a rose would need to be done in secret. The Roman love of roses undermined the desirability of the flower for Christians since they associated it with the hedonistic lifestyle of the Romans. However, the flower was too popular to ignore and so the flower was added to the bouquet of flowers that are attributed to the Virgin Mary. The white rose symbolized her joy and the red rose symbolized Mary’s suffering. As a result, the rose became viewed as a paragon of virtue. If you send a rose to someone, you are sending a message that references timeless attributes and places such as love, joy, beauty, blood, celebration, death, enjoyment of life’s pleasures, secrecy struggle, the underworld, youth and war.

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The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour). Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail.L.Q. The Miraculous Prayer – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You this very special one (mention favour).

limit on the deferred charge would cause severe hardship to farm families in some situations. The Minister has now extended the 3-year cap, which already applies to dwellinghouses, to farms and other businesses in circumstances where earlier transfer would not have been possible. The Minister’s amendments to the bill last week largely address our concerns.”

Take it Dear Heart of Jesus and place it within Your own broken heart where Your Father sees it. Then in His merciful eyes it will become Your favour, not mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 days, promise publication and favour will be granted. Never known to fail. E.H. A Prayer to The Virgin Mary (Never known to fail) - O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendour of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the son of God, Immaculate Virgin assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea help me and show me herein you are my Mother. O Holy Mary Mother of God, Queen of

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Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in this my necessity (make request). There are none that withstand your power. O show me my Mother. O show me herein you are my mother. O Mary conceived without sin pray for us who have recourse to thee (3 times). Thank you for your mercy towards me and mine. Amen. Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then publish and it will be granted. S.F. The Miraculous Prayer , St. Jude, Our Lady of Clonfert and Our Lady – Dear Heart of Jesus, in the past I’ve asked for many favours. This time I ask You



Government addresses Discrimination in Nursing Home Scheme IFA President Padraig Walshe has welcomed the amendments made by the Minister for Health, Mary Harney, in the proposed system of deferred charges in the new Nursing Home scheme; these amendments address discrimination against landowners in the original bill. Padraig Walshe said: “When I met the Minister last March I stressed to her that the absence of an upper

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by Jim O Shea

(Continued from previous issue)

Refusing to listen to others

Using accusations and blame to maClearly, the impact of verbal abuse on a nipulate and control others person is destructive and severe, so it is well to recognise the characteristics of Being judgmental and critical of oththe verbal abuser, and perhaps avoid ers. the possibility of forming a relationship with one. This could be particularly Belittling the concerns of others important at the beginning of a relationship, and could influence the Consistently berating a person’s condecision of a person about entering into fidence a relationship. Some of the general Threatening to do physical harm characteristics of verbal abuse are as follows Name calling It prevents real relationships Purposeful cancellations of appointments or agreements It is often angry It is hurtful, especially when denied It attacks the nature and abilities of the partner It may be overt or covert It can be voiced in an extremely sincere and concerned way, i.e. it can be delivered with calmness implying care and consideration for the relationship. In other words it puts the blame for what is wrong in the relationship on the victim.

Making difficult or impossible demands on others Denial of perpetrating the abuse Causing fear in people through outbursts of rage If, however, a person decides to form a relationship with a person who exhibits some or all of these characteristics, they will be entering a relationship which may eventually have at least some of the following:

An initially wonderful relationship will deteriorate over time. The abuser It is insidious and gradually brain- will do everything to make his partner washes the victim so that he/she does feel special, and when the partner is not realise that their self-esteem and hooked the abuse will begin. self-confidence is slowly vanishing. The normal route of a relationship in It is unpredictable and upsets the which the partners slowly grow to love and trust each other will not happen. victim by its suddenness. It is manipulative and controlling

It is the real issue in the relationship

(Continued in next issue)

It expresses a double message, for Jim O’Shea works as a counsellor from example sincerity on the one hand ac- Furze, Thurles. Ph. 087 8211009 companied by barely concealed anger. . It normally escalates, increasing in JimO’Shea’s intensity, frequency and variety. book ‘When a Some of the more specific child dies. Footcharacteristics are steps of a Grieving Family’ is Always referring to the opinions of published by Verothers as irrelevant and wrong. itas. The royalties Lack of consideration for a person’s from this book will go tosthe feelings. Children’s HospiUsing verbal abusiveness jokingly. tal in Crumlin.

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