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COVID-19 forces Church to defer reception of new members

Mass broadcast on Easter Sunday morning from St Patrick’s Cemetery Chapel in Clonmel was watched by over 7,000 people either via Church Services TV or Facebook Live.


Special online Mass for Clonmel Confirmation class

The name of each child who was due to be confirmed on Saturday before the confirmation ceremony was cancelled over the Covid-19 pandemic was read out online, and a candle was placed in front of the altar for each one.


Priest urges people to try and turn a negative into a positive

Fr Michael Toomey has appealed to the public to think about and respect those still working and serving during the Covid-19 pandemic.


Progress on Tipperary’s mental health services welcomed

A new unit will be operational in Thurles in the coming months, campaigner Fr Michael Toomey has revealed, and hubs will be opened in Clonmel and Nenagh once the Thurles unit is up and running.


Priest concerned by spike in Tipperary suicides

Clonmel-based Fr Michael Toomey welcomed news that a Jigsaw project will be located in Thurles over the coming months but warned of a lack of acute and crisis mental health beds.


Priest urges people to join march for mental health services

Fr Michael Toomey backs call for an acute psychiatric facility for Co. Tipperary, which has the highest suicide level in the country outside of Dublin.


Mass at Holy Year Cross goes ahead despite vandalism

Priest describes vandalism as “a form of persecution and evil” and blames disturbed or troubled individual or individuals for “grotesque actions”.


Outcry forces Taoiseach to apologise over sinning priest remark

Clonmel parish priest told Leo Varadkar that he personally found the comment “extremely offensive and derogatory” and he urged him to retract it.


Minister meets Clonmel priest over south Tipperary suicides

“It is clear that support for mental health and drug prevention is seriously lacking across the whole area,” Fr Michael Toomey warned Minister for Mental Health, Jim Daly.


Cross brings together old & new at Tramore School

CPSMA welcomes announcement by Minister O'Sullivan concerning sustainable school communities.

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