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