This week we report on the retirements of two extraordinary Tipperary people who have devoted their lives to the welfare of others.
Both Michael Hickey and Sr Eileen Fahey may be withdrawing from active service in their respective organisations but their legacy will live on for generations to come.
Their selfless service is an inspiration to all and an example of the good individuals can do in society.
Michael Hickey has been a tireless advocate for cystic fibrosis sufferers.
Despite suffering huge personal family loss himself from the disease, he devotes all his energy to improving conditions for other sufferers. His name is synonymous with fundraising for CF care not alone in Tipperary but throughout Ireland and at the weekend he was honoured for his remarkable contribution by the national association.
Sr Eileen founded Aiseiri thirty years in Cahir ago to help those with alcohol addiction and the service has since spread to Wexford, Kilkenny and Waterford. The help it has been to sufferers has been immense and that is due to the Bansha nun’s remarkable foresight in the 1980s.
Both Michael and Sr Eileen are role models for us all and are
Tipperary people we can be rightly proud of.