2010: Attorney Robert Toohey won an election for city commissioner in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2010: Michelle Toohey is the campaign manager for Alaska Governor Gov. Sean Parnell (She had been Sarah Palin's manager)
TREES SAVE RUNNER AFTER CLIFF PLUNGESECTION: NEWS AND FEATURES;
A 21-year-old Wiseman's Ferry man is lucky to be alive after he plunged 15 metres over a cliff and landed in tree tops while trying to avoid police early yesterday morning.Police said the man, St...even Tuohy, was approached by officers at about 12.30am near Wiseman's Ferry police station, north of Sydney, and was told they wanted to "have a chat" with him.Mr Tuohy allegedly ran from the police into nearby bushes and the officers could not find him.At 1.50am the ferry operator heard a man screaming for help and Mr Tuohy was found hanging from a tree with a drop of 30 metres below him.The Westpac helicopter was called but failed to pluck Mr Tuohy from the tree.He was eventually released by the Police Rescue Squad four hours later and was taken to Hornsby Hospital suffering from injuries including a broken leg as well as exposure.
'City girl' set to bunk with three pigs for Center funding
April 29, 2010
BY STEVE METSCH
Ann Touhy, a self-described "city girl," has never slept overnight on a farm. Nor has she ever had three pigs for roommates.
But Touhy has agreed to spend 27 hours living in a barn with Dumbo, Jumbo and Gumbo, all of whom may have a future in the bacon industry.
No, she hasn't "finally gone over the edge," as daughter Julianne, 16, wrote on her Facebook account.
Touhy, of Oak Lawn, is office director for The Center, 12700 Southwest Highway, Palos Park.
She hopes to raise more than $8,000 for the summer camp program in the "Barn to be Wild 2" event Saturday and Sunday.
Donations can be made at www.thecenterpalos.org/Home.html.
Money raised will enable needy kids to attend summer camp for two weeks.
"This one is close to my heart. My two children went through the camps here. I believe in the program, so I said, 'OK, I'll sleep with the pigs,' " said Touhy, 48.
Fifty-two kids - a full third of last year's summer campers - attended thanks to the scholarship program, she said.
Touhy will live in the barn from 1 p.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday. That covers the 1 to 4 p.m. family times at The Center's farm, allowing live in-person visits with her and the pigs.
Or you can keep tabs on a Web cam at www.ustream.tv/channel/barn-to-be-wild.
Touhy will have a folding chair, cot and portable toilet. Meals will be brought in.
Dave Sanders, executive director of The Center, raised $8,000 last year doing the same thing. Touhy hopes to top his total.
On Monday, Touhy tried to get to know her roomies better. One of them tried to nibble her shoe. Another avoided her.
"Dave said, 'We have to make sure your cot is far enough off the ground, because last year, they were biting at my ear.'
"I'm not going to sleep," Touhy said, laughing.
Touhy won't be without human company. The Center's development director, Mark Walker, plans to be there all 27 hours, running the Web cam and offering Touhy someone to talk with.
"We want people to text in questions. I'll type in the answers," Walker said.
Although Touhy is allowed a five-minute break each hour, any sleeping must be done in the barn.
If she's not snoozing when you tune in, you may hear trivia questions or animal jokes.
"We have things planned to make it a bit more interesting. I'll read the pigs a story. We'll have two of the animals get married. We may do the Chicken Dance after that," Touhy said.
The 70-acre Center is an interfaith, nonprofit religious organization that plays host to diverse activities. It was founded in 1932 by Sanders' grandfather.
"It's a secret, a gem in the suburbs," Touhy said.
It's no secret she plans on a hot shower when she gets home Sunday.
"You think? A pedicure. A manicure. Get the dirt off me," she said with a laugh
The Dominion Post (Wellington)
August 17, 2002, Saturday
Stutterer finally speaks out
BYLINE: WILLIAMS Bob
SECTION: NEWS; NATIONAL; Pg. 9
LENGTH: 592 words
THREE years ago, Dan Tuohy, stutterer, could hardly say his name. In six weeks, the 28-year-old supermarket produce manager will represent the Palmerston North Toastmasters Club in the regional final of a prepared speech contest.
It has been quite some journey for Mr Tuohy, but attending an intensive speech programme in Australia and receiving on-going encouragement and support from family, friends and toastmasters have changed his life. Not to forget his own hard work, perseverance and effort.
"For as long as I can remember I have been a stutterer. It started off as not being able to pronounce my words properly, with 'home through the hospital' becoming 'ho fru ho' and my dad's name, Michael, becoming 'Mart Dyll'."
Speech therapy did not help and as Mr Tuohy progressed through his primary, secondary and tertiary education (he completed a bachelor of applied information systems because it involved less oral communication), the affliction got worse.
"My stutter became a part of me and pretty much controlled my life."
Stuttering did not lessen the enjoyment of a Contiki tour of Europe, but the "turning point" happened when he was laid off as a barman in an English pub because of his speech.
"I had accepted my stutter and living my life as though it didn't really exist, but this incident made me realise that I was only really fooling myself."
After returning to New Zealand, Mr Tuohy attended a four-day McGuire Programme speech course in Melbourne in November 1999. "I had my hesitations because I was forking out all this money ($ 2500 for course, airfare and accommodation) for another therapy, which could probably be like all the rest."
After discovering that many course members were worse off than he was, Mr Tuohy responded to a programme that taught him a new way of breathing, by using his costal diaphragm, and a new way of speaking, through starting at the top of the breath.
"By the end of the second day my speech had improved so much. The programme had taught us to stand up to our fears, overcome them, not hold back and be in control of the stutter."
Approaching strangers on Melbourne's streets asking for directions was a tough ask the next day, as were the public speeches in a shopping mall, but Mr Tuohy found them rewarding.
"Here I was standing up in front of 100 people, mostly strangers and Australians, saying my name and so fluently too. I cannot begin to explain how this feels for someone who for so long was so afraid of saying their own name to even one person."
Follow-up support was difficult for Mr Tuohy, the only New Zealander on the course, but he joined Toastmasters and has received enormous encouragement and help. "My first speech two months after I joined was not that fluent, but it was a major change compared to where I had come from."
A month ago, Mr Tuohy presented his 10th speech, Speechless . . . Or Not, which won him the best speech of the night award and later the club's prepared speech contest. He competes against 30 other speakers on October 1.
"I can't really explain what it's like to be able to speak fluently, but it is amazing," said Mr Tuohy, who is a primary coach for the McGuire Programme in New Zealand. "I still have some blocks and stutters and it's part of me, but I'm 95 per cent better than I was. The path to recovery is a long one. I know it won't happen overnight, but it will happen."
Independent on Sunday (London)
May 29, 2005, Sunday
BOOKS: HAVE YOU HEARD THE ONE ABOUT THE TV PRESENTER?;
WIDE-EYED IN MEDIALAND: A BROADCASTER'S JOURNEY BY DENIS TUOHY
BYLINE: IVAN FALLON
SECTION: First Edition; FEATURES; Pg. 21
LENGTH: 960 words
Denis Tuohy (left) interviews Michael Heseltine for 'TV Eye' in 1986 PA
How do you become a celebrity television presenter, get to meet the Shah of Iran, Salvador Allende, Muhammad Ali, Seamus Heaney and Margaret Thatcher (to name just a few), and travel to the most exciting places in the world, all expenses paid? By accident, in the case of Denis Tuohy, one of the most familiar faces on BBC2 and ITV through the 1970s and 1980s.
Tuohy was born in Belfast before the war and might well have followed his chosen career as an actor (he once appeared on stage in Chimes at Midnight which starred Orson Welles as Falstaff) had it not been for his mother who insisted, after all the money she had spent on his Jesuit education, he get a real job, with a regular salary and prospects. By chance there was an advertisement in that day's Belfast Telegraph for an announcer in its radio and television services.
Tuohy was blessed with a wonderful speaking voice, youthful good looks (which he retained well into his sixties) and plenty of self-confidence. There was one big obstacle: the BBC in Ulster did not employ Catholics. At least it didn't employ them in any meaningful role " there were Catholics working in the canteen and sweeping the floor, but otherwise there was a strict policy of no taigs.
This was 1960, the year Jack Kennedy was elected President of the United States and civil rights and racial equality were sweeping through the world. Northern Ireland however remained steeped in its own prejudices, the ruling Protestant elite hanging on to its privileges with a fierceness which would lead directly to the blood on the streets just a few years later. There was even a little joke about it at the time, much enjoyed by Catholics and Protestants: An agitated young man staggers into a pub near the BBC building. 'I've j-j-just b-b-been for an i-i-interview as an announcer at the B-B-BBC.' Did he get it, asks the barman. 'N-no chance. I'm a f-f-frigging C-Catholic.'
As Tuohy remarks, the ruling Unionist Party 'had no intention of ever relinquishing power and nationalists had no faith in the political system' where large numbers of electors, including many deceased, turned out more than once to cast their votes in the same election. The political parties in the Irish Republic half-jokingly used to urge their supporters to 'vote early and often' but the system of gerrymandering was invented in Northern Ireland. Ironic then that the official Unionist Party was effectively wiped out in the latest election, left with a single seat. Times, particularly in Northern Ireland, have certainly moved on.
But against all the odds, Tuohy did get the job (a story in itself), and was soon interviewing stars such as Dusty Springfield, Roy Orbison and any other celebrity who passed through Belfast (and an amazing variety did). He even had the chance to interview an unknown pop group called The Beatles but, to his everlasting regret, chose instead to report on the Sunday opening of a public park.
Ulster, however, was never going to hold such a bright and ambitious spark and the brighter lights of London called. Tuohy was scheduled to be the first face to appear on the new BBC2 when it was launched in 1964, but in the event was only the second " a huge power failure closed the whole of London on the first night and when he eventually stepped on stage it was to the light of a single candle. From there it was stardom all the way as he went on to present some of the great programmes of the next few decades: 24 Hours, Panorama, Midweek, Tonight and TV Eye.
Now living in West Cork, Tuohy has written an amusing and enthralling memoir, telling his story as a stream of anecdotes, some of them more entertaining than others. His famous interview with Mrs Thatcher during the 1979 election campaign was a landmark one, and she later called it, in her own memoirs, 'the most hostile interview of the campaign'.
On the whole Tuohy was no Robin Day or Jeremy Paxman, and didn't try to be. But he was no pushover either, extracting a great deal more from his interviewees with his mixture of Irish charm and relaxed manner. If, as Andrew Neil recently remarked, television interviewers range from Paxman at the hostile end of the spectrum to David Frost at the friendly end (Frost has reacted rather sniffily to the categorisation), Tuohy was somewhere in the middle.
For years he was the face of Late Night Line Up, a remarkably good discussion and review programme which got up the noses of the BBC hierarchy by criticising some of its own programmes. But he also did his fair share of foreign reporting from Africa, America and everywhere else. His interviews with Allende, his unavailing attempts to interview Fidel Castro (the closest he got was Castro's brother), and his coverage of Nixon's downfall, were significant pieces of television and are told amusingly and often self- deprecatingly. Sometimes, however, we get a bit of what an editor of mine used to term TMD " 'too much detail' " before putting her blue pencil through it. Tuohy could have done with the blue pencil here and there, particularly of his time, early in his career, as an Eisenhower scholar in the US, where he obviously kept a detailed diary and insists on giving us every note of it, down to the last dinner and hangover.
He also possesses the Irish characteristic of letting himself be sidetracked by his own eloquence. Some of his anecdotes wander backwards and forwards, always entertainingly, to cover years of scene-setting, resulting in the reader desperately trying to remember where he started from.
But these are quibbles. For those with any interest in the development of broadcasting and current affairs over the past four decades, this is an entertaining and must-read book.
April 04, 2009
PUBLISHING: Sony/ATV gets the Max factor
SECTION: Pg. 12
LENGTH: 240 words
SONY/ATV HAS SECURED the signature of 16-year-old West Londoner Max Tuohy in a global publishing deal just weeks after the singer- songwriter signed a long-term agreement with RCA Records.
Industry and media got an early taste of Tuohy's talents at the latest Music Week Unearthed showcase event last week, where he performed on a bill headlined by current A&R tip Kurran & The Wolfnotes.
Sony/ATV managing director Rak Sanghvi says Tuohy's talents made the signing an easy decision.
"Every now and then, you come across an artist with the potential to be a global success," he says. "Max's age belies the calibre and maturity of his songwriting and anyone who sees him play cannot fail to be moved."
His sentiments were echoed by Sony/ATV A&R manager and Tuohy's point of contact Luke McGrellis.
"Max is an absolute natural," McGrellis says. "His live show, still just him and a guitar, is already one of the most engaging you'll see and his songs, bursting with heart and spirit, have a universal message and appeal way beyond Max's years, which should see him speak to a wide audience."
RCA has yet to schedule Tuohy's debut but A&R manager James Roberts says he anticipates an early 2010 release.
Tuohy regularly collaborates with songwriters Adam Argyle and Crispin Hunt, who co-wrote a number of tracks on Newton Faulkner's debut album Hand Built By Robots. He has also been confirmed to support Jason Mraz in June.
Copyright: UBM Information Ltd.
The Irish Times
November 1, 1999
US award for Irish scientist
SECTION: CITY EDITION; HOME NEWS; SCIENCE TODAY; Pg. 13
LENGTH: 261 words
An Irish research scientist, Dr Therese Tuohy, has been awarded the 1999 post-doctoral basic research prize by the American Society of Human Genetics at its 49th annual meeting in San Francisco, California.
The society, with a membership of more than 6,700 scientists from around the world, concluded its four-day meeting late last month after more than 3,000 scientific presentations.
Dr Tuohy, a graduate of the genetics department at Trinity College Dublin, was one of five scientists chosen by an award panel to present their research. Dr Tuohy's work on colorectal cancer, a leading cause of cancer deaths in the Western world, focused on the role of tumour suppressor genes, specifically the adenomatous polyposis coli (APC) gene.
In a small proportion of colorectal cancer patients, the cancer is inherited with an incidence of one in 8,000. Most families have a severe form of the disease; however, a small number exhibit a milder variant. Dr Tuohy was able to uncover a cellular trick in the milder form whereby the effect of the mutated gene is ameliorated.
This trick is brought about when the cell ignores the mutation as if it was a bad spelling, and starts a fresh sentence. With respect to the APC gene, "spelling errors" at the beginning of the gene appear to be more severe than in the middle or at the end. It is hoped that by understanding more of the details in the subtle differences between severe and mild forms suitable therapies may emerge. Dr Tuohy is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Ohio.
Daily News (New York)
May 11, 2005 Wednesday
SPORTS FINAL EDITION
PLUCKED FROM BURNING HOME
BYLINE: BY VERONIKA BELENKAYA and MELISSA GRACE DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
SECTION: SUBURBAN; Pg. 7
LENGTH: 284 words
A CANARSIE FAMILY was saved by firefighters who plucked them from their apartment window early yesterday during a fast-moving blaze that may have been deliberately set, officials said.
Two firefighters pulled Monique Moses, her daughter, 18, and son, 6, out from 10717 Glenwood Road shortly after 3 a.m. when their apartment's front door was apparently doused with gasoline and lit.
"I don't know who would want to hurt us," said Moses. "I'm safe. I check everything before I go to bed."
The fire began as Moses, who goes to college in Manhattan, was studying for an exam in her living room.
"I felt the heat and heard a whoosh," she said, adding that flames came in from the front doorway.
The mother, whose home was destroyed, raced to wake her children and called 911.
While no one was injured, firefighters at the scene said it appeared to be an arson fire.
"Somebody poured gasoline in the front door and over the lobby," said Firefighter Peter Tuohy, who helped get the family out. "The guys could smell it."
FDNY sources said investigators were trying to determine if gasoline was poured on the door, and by whom.
About 60 firefighters and a dozen trucks battled the blaze for 20 minutes before bringing it under control. They also rescued the family's pet turtles.
Tuohy, along with fellow Ladder 103 Firefighter James Draude, 41, helped the victims climb down from their raised first-floor window.
Tuohy said Moses stayed calm, first handing her son out and then urging her daughter to the window before she was rescued.
"The little guy was shaking," Tuohy, a 21-year FDNY veteran, said. "But the mom said he loves firemen - he was a great little boy. He did everything we told him to do."
WILLIAM TUOHY, 1926 - 2009;
L.A. Times reporter covered Vietnam War
BYLINE: Dennis McLellan
SECTION: MAIN NEWS; Metro Desk; Part A; Pg. 28
LENGTH: 950 words
William Tuohy, a former longtime Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the Vietnam War, has died. He was 83.
Tuohy died Thursday morning after open heart surgery at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said Adam Wheeler, Tuohy's stepson.
During his 29 years at The Times, Tuohy served as bureau chief in Saigon, Beirut, Rome, Bonn and London. In that time, he covered wars and conflicts not only in Southeast Asia but the Middle East, Northern Ireland, Iran and the Falkland Islands, among other places.
When he was awarded his Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for international reporting for his coverage of the Vietnam War, Pulitzer judges noted that "few correspondents have seen and written more about the war in Vietnam than William Tuohy."
In 1970, while he was The Times' bureau chief in Beirut, he won an Overseas Press Club award for best reporting of foreign affairs.
Tuohy was Newsweek magazine's Saigon bureau chief in 1966 when he was hired to become The Times' bureau chief there.
"He was a great reporter, a wonderful writer, and he was steady on the ground. You could trust his judgment," said Bob Gibson, the former Times foreign editor who hired Tuohy.
In Vietnam, Gibson said, "he was out in the field a lot. He covered everything; he was a 360-degree reporter."
As a correspondent, Tuohy was known for being extremely adept at "hitting the ground running."
"He could arrive in some hellhole by plane in the early afternoon, assess the situation, talk to the right people and file a spot-on assessment within hours," said Jon Thurber, a Times managing editor who worked on the paper's foreign desk when Tuohy was overseas. "He just knew intuitively how to work under extremely high pressure."
Gibson remembers Tuohy, who retired from The Times in 1995, as being "an ebullient, charming fellow who, above all, [was] very courageous."
After Times correspondent Joe Alex Morris Jr. was killed in Tehran covering the 1979 Iranian revolution and the borders were sealed, Tuohy flew in a Times-chartered jet to the Revolutionary Guard-held airfield in Tehran to retrieve the body.
Getting into Iran, however, was a long shot.
"Nobody was getting in," Gibson said. "We were the only ones to get in. A high-ranking government official in Iran gave us permission to bring our airplane in to get the body."
When Tuohy's plane landed, it was surrounded by Revolutionary Guards. The coffin was loaded and the jet flew to Athens, where Morris was based.
"It was a long shot that it would work, but it did work," Gibson said. "It was so dramatic, the American Embassy people in Athens, after we accomplished it, told us they never expected us to succeed, and they congratulated us."
For Jonathan Randal, a former Washington Post foreign correspondent who was working for the New York Times when he first met Tuohy in Vietnam, Tuohy epitomized the romantic image of a foreign correspondent.
"Most journalists are slobs and look like slobs, but Bill looked like what most people think a foreign correspondent ought to look like: He was tall, had this beautiful shock of white hair and was always impeccably dressed," Randal said.
When Tuohy was Rome bureau chief, Randal said, he and another journalist commissioned Gucci to make cases for their lightweight typewriters.
Said Alvin Shuster, who succeeded Gibson as The Times' foreign editor: "You could tell what he did for a living by his aura, his enthusiasm and his passion. He was well-liked by his sources -- by generals in Vietnam, sheiks in the Middle East and blue-bloods in London. He was a model for foreign correspondents of his time."
As a correspondent, Randal said, "Bill had the ability to see stories and see how they could be told; he was a great storyteller."
Describing Tuohy as "absolutely charming, clever and amusing," Randal added that "he was absolutely wonderful company at the dinner table and wonderful company in the field. He was basically unflappable; he'd done everything."
Novelist Ward Just, a former Washington Post foreign correspondent who also met Tuohy in Vietnam, recalled that he and Tuohy spent a lot of time together with units in the field.
"What was interesting about that was Bill had a gimp leg [from a train crash in 1947], and he was just limping like a crazy man, but it never seemed to bother him at all. He had a great spirit and great joie de vivre."
Tuohy was born in Chicago on Oct. 1, 1926, and served in the Navy in the Pacific from 1945 to '46.
After graduating with honors from Northwestern University in 1951, he began his career in journalism, working first as a copy boy and then reporter and night city editor at the San Francisco Chronicle from 1952 to 1959.
He then joined Newsweek in New York as a writer, editor and national political correspondent.
He covered the 1964 presidential campaign before volunteering to become Newsweek's Saigon bureau chief in late 1964. His Newsweek bureau won the National Headliners Award in 1965.
Tuohy wrote three books: "Dangerous Company" (1987), a memoir of his days as a war correspondent; "The Bravest Man: The Story of Richard O'Kane and U.S. Submariners in the Pacific War" (2001); and "America's Fighting Admirals: Winning the War at Sea in World War II" (2007).
In addition to his stepson, he is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; his son from a previous marriage, Cyril; and three grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Gates Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy funeral home, 1925 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica. Instead of flowers, Tuohy's family suggests contributions in his name to the Overseas Press Club Foundation, where a memorial scholarship will be created.
Daily Mail (London)
May 3, 2007 Thursday
PLEASE STOP HIM KILLING MY SON;
Terrified father goes to the High Court with an extraordinary plea for help...
BYLINE: YVONNE MORAN
SECTION: ED IRE; Pg. 1
LENGTH: 854 words
A FATHER took the extraordinary step of going to the High Court yesterday to take out an injunction against a man he believes wants to hire contract killers to shoot his son.
Publican Joseph Gallagher fears his son, Joseph Jnr, is in danger of being killed by Limerick criminals who, he alleges, a man called Eamon Tuohy tried to hire.
He claims that Mr Tuohy blames Joseph Jnr and a second man, a taxi driver, for the death of his son because they were the last people to see him alive.
It is alleged that Mr Tuohy was willing to pay e5,000 for each killing and claimed that he could access 26 weapons to carry out the shootings, according to a document signed by a garda.
In one of the most bizarre cases ever to have come before the High Court, Justice Thomas Smyth granted a temporary injunction to both Mr Gallagher Snr, of Pullough, Co. Offaly, and his salesman son.
It prevents Mr Tuohy, and anyone connected with the allegation, from watching or communicating with the two men.
The court heard that Mr Tuohy, of Rahan, Tullamore, holds Joseph Gallagher Jnr and another man, Noel Kidney, responsible for the death of his son, Shane. After a night out in February 2002, Shane Tuohy entered a Clara taxi office.
Told that there was no cab immediately available to take him home, it is believed he fell asleep on the premises.
Several hours later, Joseph Gallagher Jnr, who was then 18, and another man, Frankie Kenna, walked into the taxi office and were told that a taxi would be available in 10 to 15 minutes.
They wandered off to get some fast food at a nearby shop.
Noel Kidney, a part-time hackney driver and a neighbour of the Gallagher family, then offered the two men a lift home, after he had finished work for the night.
According to the Gallagher affidavit, Shane Tuohy tried to enter the car, but was refused. Mr Gallagher and Mr Kenna were driven away by Mr Kidney.
The Gallaghers' affidavit refers to claims that 'some form of altercation [took place] at the door of the car' but says two Garda investigations have concluded that 'no such incident occurred'.
Shane Tuohy was subsequently reported missing, and his body was recovered from the River Brosna, which flows through the town, on February 9. The State Pathologist Dr John Harbison concluded that Shane Tuohy drowned.
Mr Gallagher Snr claims that in the aftermath of Shane Tuohy's death, Mr Tuohy began a campaign against his son 'repeatedly and at every opportunity' blaming Mr Gallagher Jnr for the death.
And in the years since then, says Mr Gallagher Snr, Mr Tuohy has made threats against his salesman son, which have been reported to the gardaI.
According to Mr Gallagher, those threats have received just cursory attention from the gardaI in the years since then.
As long ago as 2002, according to the affidavit, Mr Tuohy made attempts to contract a killer to take the lives of the men he believed were responsible for his son's death.
On March 25, 2002, Garda James Carroll of Roxboro Garda Station in Limerick reported information relayed to him by a reliable informer alleging that Mr Tuohy had been in the Limerick area searching for individuals who might be willing to kill a publican's son and a hackney driver.
The document goes on to allege that the 'intended assassins' were sought by Mr Tuohy in order to avenge the death of his son 'whom he believed had been murdered by those he sought to have executed'.
Gda Carroll's informant met Mr Tuohy several times, and said that the grieving father had been willing to pay a sum of e5,000 for each killing.
Officers informed Mr Gallagher Snr of this fresh information but according to the publican merely decided to caution Mr Tuohy.
There the matter rested, according to Mr Gallagher Snr, of the Pull Inn, Pullough, Tullamore, with threats against the younger man continuing.
However, things came to a head once more about one year ago when a Longford man, whom Mr Gallagher Snr believed had involvement in a paramilitary organisation, contacted him.
The businessman told him that his nephew had been approached in relation to taking on the job of killing Mr Gallagher Jnr and Mr Kidney.
And in October 2006, it was alleged, Mr Tuohy indicated in front of gardaI that he would kill 'those three lads and then myself'.
'Despite the fact that the Garda were in possession of separate incidents relating to [Mr Tuohy's] attempts to engage the services of a hired killer in order to execute my son, nothing was done,' Mr Gallagher Snr's affidavit claims.
'I am left with no confidence in the gardaI,' Mr Gallagher Snr said in documents submitted to the High Court, seeking the court to impose some form of protection on his son and his family.
In the High Court yesterday, Mr Justice Smyth granted a temporary injunction to the Gallaghers until May 14.
The defendant, Mr Tuohy, was not in court during the hearing.
Mr Justice Smyth, however, refused to grant an injunction restraining Mr Tuohy from speaking to the media 'with a view to perpetuating the rumour that [Joseph Gallagher Jnr] had anything to do with the tragic loss of his son, Shane Tuohy,' as Mr Gallagher Snr's document of claim to the court had also sought.
March 26, 2008 Wednesday
Windscale manager who doused the flames of the 1957 fire
BYLINE: David Fishlock
SECTION: OBITUARIES; Pg. 34
LENGTH: 1432 words
On 10 October 1957, at the age of 39, Thomas Tuohy was deputy to the general manager at the Windscale and Calder works of the Ministry of Supply (now known as Sellafield) when one of the "piles" - primitive nuclear reactors - making plutonium for Britain's first atomic bombs overheated. His boss phoned him at home where he was nursing a family sick with flu: "Come at once. Pile number one is on fire." Tuohy told his wife and two children, living about a mile from the works, to stay indoors and keep all the windows closed.
At the factory he flouted standing orders by discarding his radiation recording badge, so that no one could tell him that he had exceeded permitted radiation dose limits and lay him off work. He went immediately to the top of the 80ft pile and peered down vertical inspection holes in the concrete pile cap into the graphite core. He could see the bright glow from the fire near the pile's discharge face.
Over the next few hours, he repeated his inspections, watching the fire grow. He reckoned that about 120 of the horizontal fuel channels filled with uranium slugs being transmuted into plutonium were ablaze. His workers were sweating away with steel rods, trying to shove the burning fuel cartridges, distorted by heat, out of the conflagration.
From the colour of the flames, Tom Tuohy estimated that the fire must be approaching the melting point of steel. He continued his inspections throughout the night. Around dawn, he had all the available carbon dioxide gas pumped into the core to try to quell the inferno, but to no dramatic effect. There were signs, however, that the fire was abating.
Then a new fear arose. The thick concrete biological shield that was protecting Tuohy and the rest of the world from the core's intense radiation might begin to collapse under the heat.
Earlier, Tuohy had agreed with his peers on site that if it came to the worst, water must be used to drown the fire. It raised serious risks of exacerbating the damage - for example, by creating an explosive mixture of water, gas and air that might blow the pile apart. But time was running out. Tuohy told his fire chief where to position the hoses, two feet above the fire. He remained in the pile while the water began to flow, gently at first.
Initially, nothing happened, so Tuohy switched off the blowers that were blasting gale-force cooling air through the pile, keeping the temperature tolerable for the fire-fighters but also fanning the flames. It did the trick and they watched the fire die.
Five hours later, Tuohy was reporting to his boss, at home with flu, that the fire had been extinguished. Nevertheless they kept water flowing for another 30 hours. The pile structure, so sternly tested, survives to this day.
Tuohy returned to his own sick family at Beckermet, within sight of the pile. Half-a-century later, shortly before he emigrated to Australia, Tuohy helped make a BBC documentary on the nuclear accident (Windscale: Britain's biggest nuclear disaster). The Windscale fire was to have a profound influence on Britain's approach to nuclear health and safety, inspiring the creation of a nuclear health and safety executive headed by a Chief Nuclear Inspector.
Born in England of Irish parents, Tuohy obtained his BSc from Reading University and spent the Second World War years as a chemist in Royal Ordnance factories, before joining the new nuclear project in 1946, as manager of health physics at the Springfields factory near Preston, where fuel for the piles was made. In 1949 he moved to Windscale in Cumbria to do the same job.
In 1951 Tuohy led the team that poured Windscale's first billet of pure plutonium metal. He had distinguished himself the previous year when pile number one was nearing completion and Harwell calculated that its productivity would be much lower than previously thought. One last-minute modification was to trim fins on the 70,000 fuel cans that enclosed the uranium slugs. It would have taken too long to unload the pile and take the slugs back to the workshop. So Tuohy set up a facility on the discharge hoist of the pile itself. Cartridges emerged at one point, went down a line that clipped 1/16 of an inch off each of the fins, and returned them to the pile. Tuohy's system clipped about one million fins in about three weeks.
Tuohy took charge of operations when the first billet of home-made plutonium was poured at Windscale in March 1951. It was not the first pure plutonium to be seen in Britain - that had been at Harwell three months earlier, using Canadian material. Tuohy recalled how the lid of the crucible in which Windscale's newly minted metal was melted had stuck, so he swiped it with a steel rod. All operations involving plutonium were carried out in glove boxes to protect operators from alpha radiation. It greatly complicated operations but Tuohy once commented that the metal was nothing like so difficult to work with as polonium-210, also made at Windscale in the early years of atom bombs.
In February 1964 the Windscale factory received a severe shock. A new defence white paper asserted that Britain now had adequate stockpiles of fissile materials for its foreseeable bomb-making needs. The nation was collaborating once more with the Americans and using some US designs. Production of weapons-grade plutonium at Windscale was to cease. Con Allday, who later would become chairman of British Nuclear Fuels, was to carry the message to Tuohy, by now Windscale's general manager. Henceforth his annual budget would be a mere £2m.
Tuohy faced up to the new challenge with customary vigour. While top management sought new civilian markets for its nuclear expertise, he embarked on a rigorous programme of cost-cutting. His undoubted success in this activity would have unfortunate repercussions in the 1970s.
In 1970 the government created British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) with Sir John Hill as chairman and a trio of managing directors. It was not a comfortable arrangement. Tuohy was made managing director responsible for production, running factories at Windscale, Springfields and Capenhurst.
In 1971 BNFL became the UK shareholder in an ambitious tripartite project with Holland and West Germany, called Urenco. Urenco was to develop and exploit a new technology for enriching the fissile uranium content of nuclear fuel for reactors. It was called the lightweight ultracentrifuge and had been under development secretly in all three countries. The idea was that by pooling ideas the three could make a big advance in a novel technology, in competition with the current US domination of the enrichment market. Collaboration was not easy, however, for each nation saw itself in pole position.
Tuohy represented the UK in various part-time capacities until 1973, when he was appointed Urenco's managing director. His appointment solved problems at BNFL but was inappropriate for a situation that called for patient diplomacy. From the outset he left no one in doubt that he was going to bang heads together and force through radical changes. He enlivened Urenco's staff Christmas dinner that year with his own summary - in verse - of the project's hapless history so far.
Even so, he managed to persuade the partners to agree to construct two (not three) demonstration plants, in England and Holland, to kick-start the venture. But they were still far from pooling their technical effort. Nevertheless, in 1974 Urenco produced its first business plan, looking 10 years ahead.
But the forthright, decisive style of Tuohy's direction was ill-accepted by the fledgling company. While his ideas were forcing the partners to face up to their own weaknesses, Tuohy's bluntness was alienating him from his shareholders. They proposed a new corporate structure which he saw as completely unacceptable because of the power it gave the shareholders over his decision-making. He resigned in October 1974, still only 54. It would be the end of his career in nuclear energy.
Thomas Tuohy, chemist: born Newcastle upon Tyne 7 November 1917; manager, Health Physics, Springfields Nuclear Fuel Plant, Department of Atomic Energy 1946, works manager 1952-54; manager, Health Physics, Windscale Plutonium Plant 1949, manager, Plutonium Piles and Metal Plant 1950-52, works manager 1954-57, deputy general manager 1957-58, general manager 1958-64; managing director, Production Group, UK Atomic Energy Authority 1964-71; CBE 1969; managing director, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd 1971-73; managing director, Urenco 1973-74; three times married (one son, one daughter); died Newcastle, New South Wales 12 March 2008.
The Sunday Times (London)
September 14, 1997, Sunday
Their world is their bond
BYLINE: Denis Walsh
LENGTH: 1849 words
In Clarecastle, Messrs Daly, O'Loughlin and Tuohy were often just that. Denis Walsh on the boyhood friends who have come far.
ANTHONY DALY won his first medal playing for Madden's Terrace against Main Street. They jousted at hurling, Gaelic football and soccer before a winner was declared. Ger O'Loughlin was manager, player, event-promoter and medals-presenter. He collected 50p from them all and bought the medals in Ennis. In their innocence the lads thought they were getting a bargain. In time they came to see Sparrow's gifts more clearly.
Sparrow lived six doors up from Daly and was three years older. Their terrace in Clarecastle was full of boys for whom hurling was the light of their lives. The grass was too high in the field behind their houses, so for a pitch they used two tennis courts which were surrounded by wire. As the oldest, Sparrow and Kenny Morrissey picked the teams. This was their academy.
"Sparrow was God," says Daly. "He was the chief organiser of everything, a real wheeler-dealer. The hurling matches were animal, deadly serious. If you needed a goal it was all in around the square for the puck-out and Sparrow sticking his paw up. If you had to mark Sparrow you had no hope. He wasn't big but he was always deadly skilful.
"Main Street would come up to us every so often to get leathered. They never had too many skilful fellas but they were mad for road. You could end up marking a fella 13 years of age and you were eight. If Sparrow told you to pull, you pulled. 'He's a bit windy that fella,' he'd say."
Sparrow was a fledgling entrepreneur. In his mid-teens he held the distribution rights for the Catholic papers but his margins were so good that he could sub-contract to willing apprentices like Daly. Like all successful businessmen, though, there was more than one element to his commercial empire. In his back garden he staged music hall shows. A sheet was draped over the clothes line as a curtain, drawn back to reveal a brilliantly improvised stage. Performers sparkled in their mother's scarves and make-up. Patrons paid two pence at the door and couldn't believe the value.
Fergie Tuohy moved in a different orbit. He lived on the Limerick Road, on the Ennis margin of the parish, and went to primary school in the town. It was only a few hundred yards from Madden's Terrace but it was in a different realm. In Madden's Terrace the Limerick Road crowd were perceived to be wild. For certain they knew that they used to "borrow" Jimmy Flynn's donkey and ride it bareback around the crag, with just a rope around its neck. They were as close to "townies" as made no difference.
Tuohy can remember hurling matches between the Limerick Road and Madden's Terrace in Shaw's field. Tuohy's older brother was one captain and Sparrow's older brother was another: "Jesus it was awesome. Hell for leather. It was like 1950s-type hurling." Tuohy was too young to play but one day he was entrusted with the medals. His instructions were to scatter with 10 minutes to go if the match was going the way of Madden's Terrace. On cue he bolted and was only caught at the wall, inches from a clean getaway.
Tuohy was never invited to the matches on the tennis courts: "Wouldn't I have been nice going down there playing against them and me on my own? I'd never have come out of it alive. At least I have my face."
Tuohy and Daly were the same age and they both started in St Flannan's in the same year. The Clarecastle boys used a different gate to the townies and left their bikes at a different wall.
At first Tuohy used the other gate: "If anything you'd be in awe of the lads who'd gone to Ennis National," says Daly. "There might be 20 boys from Clarecastle starting in first year at Flannan's and maybe 100 from Ennis Boys National. They'd be all the main men and Tuohy was in thick of them."
In the second year Tuohy started to park his bike at the Clarecastle wall. He knew Daly and his pals from the underage teams in Clarecastle but there were barriers to be crossed: "They had time for me," says Tuohy, "and I knew that but they could never show that. I'd get talking to them over by the bikes and they'd be telling me about training. They could never leave it go without saying something smart, but they still wanted me at training though.
"For years alright I didn't think Sparrow liked me. I wouldn't have said it to Daly at the time because I knew he was very friendly with Sparrow. Maybe I was giving too many fast ones and Sparrow thought I was a smartarse. Maybe it just takes a while for people to confide in each other too, you know. This was all years ago. We've built up a fierce camraderie since."
Tuohy practiced on his own, like the others did, but the devil was never far from his practice. Their back garden was big enough but they reckoned that next door's was bigger: "On Sundays we used to go 11 o'clock mass and they'd go to 12. We'd watch them go off and then go in. We thought we were like Cu Chulainn with our long pucks. One day, anyway, we put it through the jacks window. Murder. We were always breaking windows. Many's the time my father got the carving knife and cut the football. It was like a death in the family."
For Daly and Sparrow hurling was the epicentre of their lives. Daly didn't take a drink until he was 19, Sparrow until he was 20 and hurling would have influenced that self-control. In the eyes of the lads, however, Tuohy's life didn't appear to be governed by hurling: "He was one of the lads," says Sparrow, "a character. If he played well he'd take the clap on the back, if he didn't play well he didn't mind either. He was different to most players in Clarecastle who would tend to be deadly serious. He was one of the boys and that was the main part of it. But, in fairness, about four or five years ago his attitude changed and he leads by example now."
Between them the slagging is ceaseless and remorseless. A couple of years ago Sparrow primed his secretary to ring up Tuohy, alleging that they had met in town the night before and looking to confirm his availability for her sister's wedding. Tuohy stalled and filibustered. He wriggled free to make a mercy call to Sparrow, his companion in town the night before, but received only cold comfort. For nearly an hour the calls went back and forth and each one broadcast over the public address in Sparrow's workplace.
In the banter, nothing is lost to antiquity. In 1985 Tuohy destroyed Daly in a trial for the Mid-Clare under-16 team and effectively cost Daly his place on the panel. Twelve years later it is still live ammunition.
Six years ago Tuohy applied at work to be switched from night shifts to day shifts to make it easier to go training. At the interview Tuohy mentioned, in his off-hand way, that one day he might get an Allstar out of it. In an unguarded moment, Tuohy told Daly and "Fergie Allstar" was born. "Fergie Allstar" was how Daly introduced the Clare right-half-forward to President Robinson before the All-Ireland final in 1995. She nodded.
Tuohy was nominated for an Allstar award that autumn but wasn't picked; Sparrow and Daly got theirs. Scheming minds couldn't pass up on the opportunity for mischief: "There was a big set-up in Navin's a pub in Clarecastle ," says Daly. "There was an old folks party on and we told Fergie that we were all wanted to bring the cup along. He was no sooner in there when there was an announcement made, 'Now there's a special presentation.' They gave Fergie a clock, the Navin's Allstar they called it. He had to make a speech and the whole lot. 'I knew I'd get one eventually,' he said. 'This means more to me than any Powerscreen award,' he said - what a howl."
Tuohy was the last of them to join the Clare panel in 1991; Sparrow had been there since 1987 and Daly joined two years later. In the last 10 years there have never been fewer than three Clarecastle players on the panel and often there have been five or six. At one time or another Sparrow's cars have transported them all. The first was an old blue Fiesta.
"I remember we took the Fiesta to a tournament in Kinnegad in County Westmeath back in 1989," says Daly. "At the time, now, going away for a weekend was a great thing. We won our match on Saturday and we were due to play again on Sunday. Anyway, that night we took off in Sparrow's Fiesta to a beach party in Mullingar, real sneaky like. Christ we walked in and half the panel was inside there. We felt pure guilty. I was only 19 at the time and I was hardly drinking. Jesus, I remember we nearly got killed stone dead at a crossroads afterwards trying to find our digs. The old blue Fiesta nearly didn't come home."
Long before the good days arrived they bore the bad ones together. Kerry beat them once as winners of Division Three in a play-off for a trip to London. Sparrow and Daly took Ennis by storm that night and met at noon the following day to do it again. On the Sunday night of bad defeats they often drove past Clarecastle, deferring the postmortem in Navin's until Monday afternoon.
Coming home from the Munster championship defeat to Waterford in 1992, Sparrow retired for the fourth year in a row. Not a word was said between Thurles and Newport but then they stopped for a soothing pint and on the next leg of the journey Sparrow opened his heart.
"Nayler Daly , did you see me?"
"How do you mean, Gerry?"
"At the final whistle - I waved goodbye to the old stand. A last farewell."
They had a fit of laughing all the way to Limerick. "We came to the conclusion that we'd never win nothing," says Daly. " 'All I want is one Munster championship,' said Sparrow, 'and I'd never be seen with a hurley in my hand again.' "
On the night of the Munster final victory in 1995 the bus carrying the Clare team stopped outside Clarecastle. The Clarecastle players got off and walked over the bridge, past the castle. At first they saw nobody, but then they turned the corner and the crowd surged to meet them. Daly's brother Martin, Sparrow's brother Victor and their childhood friend Leonard Mac hoisted them on their shoulders and carried them the rest of the way.
"The Munster final night was magic," says Daly. "It was totally spontaneous, you didn't know what to expect. I was thrown up on a bus shelter and there was nearly tears going down my face. All the times we went down that road and over the bridge to come back beaten - failed again. That night I was saying in my own mind, 'Well here it is for ye, take a good look, we brought it back.' On the night after the All-Ireland final, half of Clare was in Clarecastle and there was a stage, but on the Munster final night it was that bit different because it was just our own people out to meet us."
Looking 50 yards to his right from the top of the bus shelter Daly could have seen the tennis courts. He still has the first medal Sparrow presented him with; green in the middle with the image of a man kicking a ball. Sparrow could have made what profit he liked. At 50p it was a bargain.
The Washington Post
April 18, 1996, Thursday, Final Edition
County Auditor Finds Himself in Eye of Storm; Office Caught Between Leidinger and Board
BYLINE: Tod Robberson, Washington Post Staff Writer
SECTION: WEEKLY - VIRGINIA; Pg. V01
LENGTH: 871 words
John H. Tuohy knew when he became a special auditor to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1994 that he would catch a lot of grief as the board's hit man against spendthrift bureaucrats and wasteful government agencies.
People get downright nasty when Tuohy, a certified public accountant, arrives at their offices to look over their books and review their agency's performance, he said. Doors get slammed in his face. Partisan accusations fly. Some of the county's most powerful officials have voiced the desire to see his head on a platter.
But he has only recently discovered how truly deep those resentments run.
"I knew the problems here were outrageous. People said I was crazy to come here," said Tuohy, 43, who spent eight years as a deputy treasurer in Arlington County before joining the newly created Office of the Financial and Programs Auditor 18 months ago.
Since its creation, the three-person auditor's office has produced a dozen inch-thick audit reports that have ruffled feathers among county staff members by revealing some of the many ways that taxpayers' money is going to waste.
One report found that the county could save as much as $ 2 million a year simply by using thousands of square feet of empty office space in county-owned buildings instead of paying to lease the same amount of office space in privately owned buildings. Another report identified potential savings of up to $ 30 million by consolidating redundant systems and services operated both by the county and the Fairfax school system.
Tuohy insists the office has paid for its annual $ 208,500 appropriation several times over in the money it has saved taxpayers. Now, however, even County Executive William J. Leidinger has gone on the warpath against the auditor's office.
Leidinger, like Tuohy, works at the pleasure of the board and is subject to the same scrutiny as any other county employee -- perhaps even more, some supervisors say. So at the board's request, Tuohy's office has demanded that Leidinger hand over a large set of documents known as the "county executive files," which contain frank assessments by agency heads and internal government auditors of where the county can cut costs.
Despite calls by at least five supervisors on the 10-member board that he comply, Leidinger has refused to hand the documents over, claiming executive privilege.
While the board legally has a right to review any documents the county executive has, most supervisors say they do not want to force the issue to the point that it becomes an open, public confrontation with Leidinger.
Citing deep frustration over Leidinger's refusal, James J. Hogan resigned this month as chief board auditor, leaving only Tuohy and a half-time assistant to keep the office running.
The files are seen by board members as particularly useful in light of the $ 150 million shortfall they face in balancing next year's budget.
Instead, Leidinger has gone on the offensive, to the point of inserting in his $ 1.65 billion proposed budget for fiscal 1997 a recommendation that the board auditor's office be wiped out.
Board of Supervisors Chairman Katherine K. Hanley (D) has entered the fray in an attempt to mediate between Tuohy and Leidinger.
Hogan complained that the board had not backed him publicly in the face of Leidinger's challenge. "You have to have support when you do this work, and you can't do the job if it's not clear whether you have that support," said Hogan, a retired FBI agent who once served as special assistant to the bureau's director.
"Jim Hogan was constantly doing those things which made the bureaucracy madder than hell," said former Republican supervisor Ernest J. Berger. "There were some on the board who didn't like that."
Despite Hogan's departure, Tuohy said, the pressures on the office have mounted.
"I can't seem to get across to [the supervisors] that no elected official suffers from the public belief that they're in charge of things," Tuohy said.
Hanley and most other board members said they plan to reject Leidinger's budget recommendation that the office be eliminated. But some supervisors are calling at the same time for a review of the auditor's mission. They warn that the review could lead to reductions in the broad investigatory powers the office was given when the board established it in 1993.
"If we had it all to do over again, I think the board would do it differently in terms of redefining his responsibilities," said Supervisor Penelope A. Gross (D-Mason). "He's supposed to be a numbers analyst, not a policy analyst."
Tuohy insists that his office needs to have broad powers to be effective. Supervisor Robert B. Dix Jr. (R-Hunter Mill) says the office's powers need to be strengthened.
One measure of his office's success, Tuohy said, is the fact that the Fairfax County School Board is now considering creating its own independent auditor's office.
"I'm taking the attitude that we're all working for the same side," Tuohy said of the current confrontation. "What I came out here for was the challenge. . . . I knew I wasn't going to solve all the world's problems. But at least, maybe, I can make a bit of a difference."
Sunday Mail (SA)
February 26, 1989 Sunday
Tuohy knocks back plum job
LENGTH: 208 words
Adelaide's Bob Tuohy has knocked back the new, powerful and
influential job of Executive Director of the Australian PGA
The Adelaide-based promoter, co-principal with Brian Allen
of Tuohy-Allan and Associates, said yesterday family and business
responsibilities had prompted his decision to refuse the post.
Tuohy said he had been invited in January by the Tour Board
and Australian PGA president Peter Thomson to consider taking
"But after considering everything, including the need to relocate
to Sydney and the projects we have planned in the future, I
advised Board chairman Terry Gale I could not take the offer."
The Board has since advertised nationally for the role and
will begin interviews this week.
Tuohy has not applied. But he said his firm was still an active
contender for Tour marketing rights.
"We believe no decision will be made until the new executive
director has settled in. And with our vast experience in golf promotion
allied to the fact we don't manage players or own
tournaments, we believe we sit handily for the role," he said.
Tuohy will leave for Japan this week to discuss other proposals,
at least one of which will have strong bearing on Adelaide.
September 9, 1997, Tuesday
WEDDING DUTY WON'T FAZE CLARE ACE TUOHY;
HURLING: ALL-IRELAND FINAL PREVIEW
BYLINE: Colm Keys
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 32, 33
LENGTH: 805 words
Fergie Tuohy isn't sure whether he's more nervous about doing a reading at Anthony Daly's wedding mass or his second All-Ireland hurling final appearance!
But he knows Clare captain Daly will allow him some flexibility with the reading if he can reproduce the scoring form which made him in the 1995 final against Offaly.
Tuohy was only a bit player until that final, scoring all too irregularly for a player of his undoubted class.
But as Jamesie O'Connor suffered one of those days when nothing would go right, Tuohy stepped into his shoes and flashed over four spectacular points to break Offaly hearts.
They expected it from O'Connor - they didn't expect anything like it from the Clarecastle man.
Tuohy and Daly both hail from the village on the Limerick road which has been engulfed by the urban expansion of Ennis. Hence Daly's choice for Saturday week's recital is a local and a good friend.
"Hopefully we'll be celebrating by then," admitted the half-forward with fingers crossed.
Tuohy is expected to be recalled to the Clare side after missing the semi -final win over Kilkenny.
He admits that watching from the sideline was a frustrating experience.
He said: "I went over on my ankle, damaging ligaments after a training collision with Jamesie, two weeks before the Kilkenny game.
"I was given every chance to recover with intensive treatment every day but a fitness test two hours before the game sealed my fate," he recalled.
"It was a desperately frustrating experience. After something like 15 minutes I turned around to Co.Board secretary Pat Fitzgerald and said to him that it must be nearly half-time by now!
"It's frustrating because you think if you were out there yourself you might be able to do better.
"But having said that, they played exceptionally well and I'm just grateful to have a chance to get back."
Tuohy's rise to being one of the most feared forwards in the game has taken time.
He started with Clare in the 1991 championship, lost his place during the '93 and '94 seasons but regained it as Ger Loughnane arrived to take over the county team's fortunes.
Loughnane revived Tuohy's flagging career and helped to develop him into one of the most accurate strikers in hurling.
Tuohy was one of Clare's best players in last year's defeat by Limerick and he again looked immensely sharp against Tipperary in this year's Munster final.
"I shot four wides that day," he laughed.
"But I was happy to be creating those chances and on another day they will go over.
Tuohy admits that the pursuit of greatness is a chief motivating factor for this Clare team.
"Ger Loughnane has said to us before that a good team will win an All- Ireland but a great team will win two. Kilkenny have already done that in this decade and now we would like to emulate that.
"But then if we were successful there would be some begrudgers who would say that we threw away the three in a row. I'd be happy with winning just this one, on Sunday.
"I'd be happier still if we had won last year's All-Ireland instead of trying to win this one now.
"It would have been so much harder to get back to a final this year if we had won in '96," he said.
Like boss Loughnane, Tuohy admits that Clare are a better hurling side than '95 or '96, better equipped with a first touch and a sharper eye for a ball to play the game at a faster pace.
"I suppose as a team we have great self confidence without being arrogant. Maybe it's maturity.
"But we are more relaxed than we were in '95.
"It was awful burden then as the cliches like getting the monkey off our backs were being thrown around with abandon. We had been through so much. The Munster final defeats in '93 and '94 were hard to take but we lifted ourselves again for '95.
"There is more expectation of us now but the element of fear is no there. That goes with confidence."
The camaraderie and bond of friendship between these Clare players are also unique, according to 29-year-old Tuohy.
"We've been living in each others' pockets for the last three years and can feel for each other like no other team I have been involved with.
"It's one big family in Clare and I'm not sure many other teams in the country can honestly claim that.
"We have tremendous unity and togetherness that gets us through most things," he revealed.
From now until the end of the week Tuohy will relax, train, and put the feet up to conserve as much energy as possible for the big day.
Then on Sunday morning he'll board the team plane at Shannon and fly across the country to Dublin.
"It's ideal preparation and reflects just how the management never leave any stone unturned.
"That's the way it has been for the last three years. That's the secret of our success," he added.
The Times (London)
April 15, 1999, Thursday
LENGTH: 1059 words
Frank Tuohy, writer, died in hospital in Shepton Mallet on April 11 aged 73. He was born on May 2, 1925.
Although his creative output was relatively small in volume - as a novelist he was even more reticent than his admired E. M. Forster - Frank Tuohy came to occupy a position in contemporary English fiction which he made completely his own.
This had something to do with the fact that he was extraordinarily well travelled - in the sense that he had lived and worked in several widely differing countries and had absorbed their cultures and languages. But he did not deploy these experiences, as so many of his contemporaries were tempted to do, merely to create exotic settings for his stories. The fumbling attempts by the representatives of different civilisations to understand each other were used by him not so much to make cultural comparisons as to illustrate the fraught business of human communication on any level and in any milieu.
Thus, the visit of a well-heeled English woman to her poverty-stricken married sister in postwar Poland inhabits the same psychological terrain as a first dinner date whose participants strive desperately not to make contact with each others' knees under the table. A Japanese academic finding herself groped by a much admired English poet she has come to visit suffers agonies of embarrassment which are little different in kind from those of a man and woman whose first outing to the cinema exposes them to explicit sex scenes, an experience which puts intolerable strains on their nascent relationship.
Tuohy had a penetrating eye for social mores. In his English stories he unsparingly depicted the inhabitants of enclaves of jealously-preserved gentility. Wealthy idlers and their tendency to impose on the less fortunate were anathema to him. But even here he was never merely propagandist. Snobs and county brutes could suffer their embarrassments too. Thus, the colonel's fresh-faced, horsey daughter takes up with a low-life, doctrinaire lesbian; the son and brightest hope of the family returns home from travels abroad accompanied by a malodorous and hairy Balkan peasant.
Tuohy wrote three novels, all of which had a warmer critical than commercial reception. But it is in the short story that he is at his best. The Collected Stories of Frank Tuohy (1984), which summarised the best of several earlier volumes, distilled his characteristic strengths and preoccupations.
John Francis Tuohy was born in Sussex, the son of a doctor. He was educated at Stowe, but a congenital heart defect (corrected by surgery in 1960) ruled him out for military service and he went straight to Cambridge where he read English and philosophy.
In the cheerless atmosphere of postwar Britain he decided to go abroad, and in 1950, after a year, 1947-48, as a lecturer in Finland at the University of Turku, he set off for South America where he found himself a lucrative job as Professor of English language and literature at Sao Paulo University. He also wrote, and his first two novels both have Brazil as their milieu.
The Animal Game, which appeared in 1957, had a young English protagonist working in Sao Paulo where he becomes involved in a relationship with a wealthy and beautiful, but corrupt, Brazilian girl. In a study of moneyed young people consumed by selfish sexual passion, Tuohy rescued his hero before he, too, succumbed.
His second novel, The Warm Nights of January (1960), occupied similar sexual terrain, with the Brazilian background evoked with great skill as the mise-en-scene for a tangled affair, this time between an expatriate French artist and her black Brazilian lover. By this time Tuohy himself had moved on from Brazil, where he had spent six years. From 1958 he spent two years teaching in Poland, on the academic staff of the Jagiellonian University of Krakow.
This provided him with the setting for his third novel The Ice Saints (1964). In it, a well-to-do young Englishwoman makes the trip to Poland in the aftermath of the Stalinist era to tell her sister, who is married to a Pole, that their son has come into a legacy. But her notion that the money shall be used to "rescue" her nephew from what she regards as the poverty of the Polish way of life is defeated by what the reader eventually perceives as the moral superiority of her sister and brother-in-law. This was an impressive performance in which the horrors of Polish life under communism were in no way ameliorated. Tuohy achieved a subtle shift from initial sympathy with the well-meaning and perplexed visitor to a final recognition of her essential shallowness. The novel won Tuohy the James Tait Black Memorial Prize.
Meanwhile, Tuohy was on the move again. From 1964 to 1967 he was a visiting professor at Waseda University in Tokyo, and he was to return to Japan as visiting professor at Tokyo's Rikkyo University from 1983 to 1989. In between these Far East sojourns he was writer-in-residence and visiting professor at Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, in 1970-71, 1976 and 1980.
Tuohy published his first volume of short stories, The Admiral and the Nuns in 1962, although he had already won the Katherine Mansfield-Menton short story prize in 1960. He was to continue to write short stories for some time after he had fallen silent as a novelist. In this first volume, which employed both his Brazilian and Polish experiences, he brilliantly yet compassionately explored human lives struggling in webs of deceit and sexual folly they have woven for themselves.
It was succeeded by Fingers in the Door (1970) and Live Bait and Other Stories (1979). In Fingers in the Door Tuohy concentrated his scrutiny largely on the concerns of the English middle classes. It was generally adjudged to be less interesting than its predecessor volume, although it won the E. M. Forster Memorial Award. In Live Bait he widened his horizons once again, to produce a collection of insight and subtlety. Tuohy also wrote a study Portugal (1970) and a biography Yeats (1976), which was praised for its succinctness in an era when literary biographies were all too frequently becoming affairs of a thousand pages.
After his travels Tuohy settled in Somerset, at Yarlington, near Wincanton, where he continued to write short stories and book reviews. He was unmarried.
LIAM LAYS HIS HAT AT HOME;
FORMER REPUBLIC OF IRELAND BOSS LIAM TUOHY IS BACK IN SOCCER MANAGEMENT
BYLINE: Tom Keogh
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 33
LENGTH: 454 words
Former Republic of Ireland boss Liam Tuohy is back in soccer management for the first time in ten years.
He will run the Home Farm Premier Division side until a new manager is found to succeed sacked Martin Bayley.
The former Shamrock Rovers and Newcastle United winger will be in charge when Home Farm take on Dundalk at Whitehall tonight (7.30pm).
"It's just a one off," Tuohy said. "I am confident a new boss will be appointed before Home Farm play Shamrock Rovers in a week's time.
"I am running a government training scheme here at Whitehall and am happy to continue working with youngsters," he added.
Tuohy, now in his sixties, became the first sole selector-manager of the Republic in 1971 and was succeeded by John Chiles two years later. Afterwards, Tuohy was the highly successful manager of the Republic Youth team, taking them to the World Cup finals. Now he is back but only fleetingly.
"I don't need the day-to-day hassle of the Premier Division game but I am happy to help Home Farm in the short term," he insisted.
Tuohy turned down the Shamrock Rovers job before Ray Tracey took it and also had short spells with Dundalk and Shelbourne.
Farm have only a single point from three Champion-ship games but it's not beyond the bounds of possibility that they will add to that tonight.
Even so, Tuohy has no intention of resuming League of Ireland management on a long-term basis.
February 4, 2010 Thursday
Tuohy is happy to raise the bar even higher
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 70
LENGTH: 389 words
BIG Dan Tuohy is fast emerging as a quality second row.
He looked the part when up against some good company in the Heineken Cup, most notably Bath and Stade Francais.
As modest and unassuming as the day is long, the quiet and softly spoken Tuohy, whose father's family hails from Limerick -- that hotbed of Irish rugby -- has wasted little time in settling into his surroundings at Ravenhill after a move from Exeter.
He thoroughly enjoyed his time there and was sorry to leave, but has now made the transition with the greatest of ease, helped by the fact that he already knew both Darren Cave and Paul Marshall from Ireland Under-21 days.
You can tell by talking to him that he's loving life in Northern Ireland and he is quick to acknowledge the contribution of the Ulster coaching staff and in particular Brian McLaughlin and Jeremy Davidson.
His recent form has been noted at a higher level, but Tuohy is content to keep focused and that means maintaining a high level of performance with Ulster.
"It's encouraging to know that you are doing okay, but my whole focus is on keeping my place with Ulster and maintaining a very high level of performance," he said.
"I believe that Ulster will keep performing well and that players will, in time, be recognised by the national selectors, but let's keep things in perspective."
Tuohy has rubbed shoulders with Jonathan Sexton, Devin Toner and Sean O'Brien and is genuinely delighted with their progress, but not surprised.
"All three guys have worked their socks off and are now reaping the rewards. It's indicative of just what can be achieved," he said.
Tuohy was signed by Matt Williams and has really blossomed under the new management team led by Brian McLaughlin.
In a week when the RBS Six Nations Championship overshadows everything else, Tuohy is more taken up with what the future holds for Ulster.
"For us now our objective has to be to finish in the top four of the Magners League," he added.
"You could see just how desperate we were to get that fourth try against Bath over there but it wasn't to be. Sometimes things like that aren't meant to be, especially when you consider some of the crazy results on the last round of Heineken matches."
CAPTION: WINNING OVER ADMIRERS: Dan Tuohy (left), in Ireland training with Paul O'Connell, is focused on keeping up his good form for Ulster
Sunday Tasmanian (Australia)
April 11, 2004 Sunday
Cocky Tuohy certain of Stawell
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 58
LENGTH: 353 words
ON the measure of confidence alone Melbourne sprinter Chris Tuohy will easily win the Stawell Gift tomorrow.
Yesterday the Brunswick sprinter brilliantly won his heat of the 127-year-old handicap in the handy time of 12.13 seconds.
Beaten into fifth place in last year's final, won by Joshua Ross, Tuohy believes this year's Gift is his for the taking.
"I think Joshua Ross is the best sprinter in Australia at the moment but I'll have his measure this weekend," he said.
Bookmakers agree with the outspoken Tuohy, installing him a 5-1 on favourite to win the $54,000 professional sprint race.
Tuohy, 28, off 7.5m, said he spent six weeks re-evaluating his athletics career after last year's Stawell final.
"I then decided to go for it and spent six months at the University of Utah under coach Michael Labou," he said.
"He halved my body fat and upped my muscle mass."
When told his time yesterday Tuohy said "I was hoping for 11-something but 12.13 seconds will do".
Collingwood sprinter Jarrod Meagher (7.25m) clocked the fastest time of the 27 heats and six repecharges of 12.12 seconds.
Meagher was shocked at his time. "I didn't think it was that quick," he said.
He is rated a 5-1 chance to win.
Despite his running only the 11th-fastest time of 12.39 seconds yesterday, bookmakers have installed American Greg Saddler (1m) as the 4-1 second favourite.
Saddler was smooth and after twice placing second here previously hopes that this year will be his.
Defending champion Ross, of Newcastle, was disappointed with his time of 12.40 seconds.
"That didn't feel that good. The first run is always the hardest and I'm glad it's out of the way," Ross, off 1m, said.
The biggest disappointment of the day was the poor performance of Sydney 2000 Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Ken Brokenburr of the USA.
Racing off the difficult scratch mark, Brokenburr placed second in his heat and then failed dismally, finishing sixth and last in the repecharge.
Australian Olympian Lauren Hewitt off the limit mark of 10 metres also failed to impress, placing last in her heat.
DAILY MAIL (London)
December 23, 1995
I spurned lesbian boss and found myself jobless says secretary;
TRIBUNE ORDERS PAYOUT AS LEGAL FIRM FALLS FOUL OF THE LAW
SECTION: Pg. 3
LENGTH: 920 words
A SECRETARY sacked after complaining she was sexually harassed by a lesbian boss was awarded more than £7,500 compensation yesterday.
Teresa Tuohy, a 35-year-old married woman, was fired from her £16,000-a-year job at a legal firm based in Mayfair after making the accusation against solicitor Lita Gale.
She had told an industrial tribunal in London that in 1990 Mrs Gale confided in her that she was a lesbian.
'Mrs Gale and I had been working late in the office and then we went for dinner together,' she said. 'She told me she was a lesbian and I replied, 'Oh, my God.' '
Although Mrs Tuohy's reaction was one of disbelief, 'it did not affect the relationship between us', she said. 'We remained friends and after that Mrs Gale would confide in me about her personal life.'
But early in 1993, the tribunal heard, Mrs Tuohy was shocked when she overheard a phone conversation between Mrs Gale and a woman friend.
Mrs Tuohy said: 'I heard her remark, 'Wouldn't you like to get Teresa into bed?' '
The secretary said: 'I did not take any action. I did not tell the firm's partners and I did not mention it to my husband, with whom I have an extremely close and caring relationship.'
But she said her relationship with Mrs Gale deteriorated the following summer.
She had agreed to go on holiday to Portugal with Mrs Gale and her friends but changed her mind and instead accompanied her accountant husband on a business trip to the U.S.
'I think this was the start of the cooling of the atmosphere between me and Mrs Gale,' she said.
Mrs Tuohy eventually reported the difficulty to Stuart Duncan, a partner in the practice, Stoneham, Langton and Passmore, and himself an industrial tribunal chief, the hearing was told.
She said he reduced her to tears, telling her he was not concerned as to who was right or wrong, but that he was concerned if a boss and secretary could not work together.
He went on to warn her that if matters did not improve she would have to resign or be dismissed.
He sacked her in 1993, after five years with the firm.
Finding in favour of Mrs Tuohy, who claimed unfair dismissal and sexual discrimination, tribunal chairman John Warren said: 'The way the matter was handled was extremely unfortunate. The last straw was when her grievance hearing turned tail and became a disciplinary hearing against her.'
Her union, the Transport and General Workers, disclosed last night that it has written to the Lord Chancellor calling for Mr Duncan, who presides over industrial tribunals, to be dismissed.
Mrs Tuohy, of Chelsea, now works for the Portuguese Embassy. She said: 'I was sacked without references, which made finding another job very difficult. It was hell.'
Mr Duncan, whose firm has since been taken over by another company, was not at the hearing.
The Irish Times
May 23, 2005
Tuohy recommends staff get pay award
BYLINE: Jamie Smyth
SECTION: Finance; Pg. 14
LENGTH: 391 words
A threat to withhold the final phase of pay increases due under benchmarking to about 800 civil servants at the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources has been lifted.
Secretary general of the Department, Brendan Tuohy, has written to the Department of Finance recommending that the benchmarking award and a general pay rise should be awarded as scheduled on June 1st.
In April, Mr Tuohy had said that the pay rises, worth 4-7 per cent, should be withheld until staff complied with his department's strategic action plan.
Mr Tuohy identified two specific measures in the plan that had not yet been delivered by civil servants in his department. In a letter to the Department of Finance, he said that public servants had not completed "role profile" forms for managers. These would detail the exact work functions performed by staff.
He also said that the department had not yet been able to complete performance contracts with non-commercial State-sponsored bodies. These contracts would govern the relationship between bodies such as Sustainable Energy Ireland and the Department of Communications.
This recommendation to withhold the pay rises provoked an angry response from trade unions representing staff, which convened an emergency meeting of the central partnership committee - the body which has overseen implementation of benchmarking within the department.
However, in an update to the Department of Finance dated May 11th, Mr Tuohy wrote that progress on the two specific measures had been made and he was pleased to convey his assessment that payments should be made.
In the letter, seen by The Irish Times, Mr Tuohy wrote: "I am pleased to advise that the return of the role profile forms are now almost complete and we have a timetable in place for completion of those few outstanding. I can also report that we are close to comprehensive sign-off of the performance contracts with the non-commercial State bodies."
Mr Tuohy praised his staff in delivering change and innovation. "As a department, we are fully committed to delivering the modernisation agenda and I wished to ensure that the department's credibility and the credibility of the system was maintained throughout the process. The call to action worked very well and staff have delivered in a credible and verifiable way."
The Irish Times
November 6, 2008 Thursday
Son's death drove man to solicit killing, court told
SECTION: IRELAND; In the Courts; Pg. 4
LENGTH: 453 words
AN OFFALY man solicited another man to kill a man he blamed for the drowning of his son, the Central Criminal Court heard yesterday.
Eamon Tuohy, of Derrycooley, Rahan, Co Offaly, has pleaded not guilty to soliciting David Coleman to murder Joe Gallagher jnr on a date unknown between May 1st and September 30th, 2004, in Navan, Co Meath.
It is the prosecution's case that Mr Tuohy blamed a number of people for the drowning of his son, including Mr Gallagher, and that he solicited Mr Coleman to murder Mr Gallagher.
Yesterday the court heard that Mr Coleman, a fisherman, and Mr Tuohy had gone to the same school. Mr Coleman told the jury that Mr Tuohy said he wanted to meet in Brady's pub. He said he was in Brady's the next evening when the phone rang, and Mr Tuohy said he was outside. Mr Coleman went out, looked around and saw a man getting out of a car.
"We went inside. He said his son was murdered and that his other son found the body in the river . . . He mentioned three lads. He mentioned Joe Gallagher. He was very upset. He said, 'Could you get me a few lads to go down and sort him out, I'd like to see them get a good going over, a good hiding.' He talked about his son being 'murdered'. He was nearly in tears at this stage. He said 'If you could help me to get somebody to go down, I don't care if he gets broken up or in a wheelchair or shot.' He said there was £5,000 for whoever would go down and sort it out."
Mr Coleman told the court that Mr Tuohy said he would meet him the following evening. "I wouldn't turn up. I never spoke to that man since," Mr Coleman said.
During cross-examination, Mr Coleman told defence counsel Martin Giblin SC that, up until the alleged incident, he had seen neither Eamon Tuohy nor Joe Gallagher snr for "40 years". He said he did not tell gardaí about the alleged incident until two years later, as he was "never asked".
"After the meeting in the pub, I mulled it over in my mind what to do. I told Oliver Coleman [his cousin] to tell Joe Gallagher snr, to warn him that his son could be in danger. When my cousin explained to Joe Gallagher about that, Joe Gallagher approached me . . . He said, 'Probably the guards will want to see you.' "
Oliver Coleman told Mr Giblin he met his cousin David about a month after the alleged incident in Brady's.
"He told me that Mr Tuohy was f**king dangerous, he said he wanted someone to do Joe Gallagher jnr . . . David Coleman and me agreed that Joe Gallagher snr had to be told."
Oliver Coleman said he called Joe Gallagher snr and told him.
He said: "Last Monday morning for the first time I saw a young fella walking around who'd be in a grave if it wasn't for me . . . I reckon I saved a young man's life."
The trial continues.
THE WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN
November 9, 1996, Saturday
Axed promoter blasts WGA as 'ungrateful'
BYLINE: MICHAEL DAVIS
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 31
LENGTH: 534 words
GOLF promoter Bob Tuohy yesterday launched a bitter attack on Women's Golf Australia for dumping his company from the Australian Open.
"I am bitterly disappointed by the lack of gratitude and loyalty shown by Women's Golf Australia, particularly in view of the fact that it was our company and Holden who revived the Open after 17 years of absence," he said.
WGA has signed a five-year agreement with the International Management Group to replace Tuohy.
WGA executive director Maisie Mooney last night defended the move, claiming that IMG was better equipped to expand the tournament in the areas of marketing merchandising and top players in the field.
She described the relationship with Tuohy's company as "obviously tense" but said Tuohy had done a marvellous job reviving the tournament.
The WGA decision has almost certainly cost the event the Holden sponsorship.
But IMG's director of golf Paul Gregory said last night he could not confirm whether the car maker was withdrawing its sponsorship.
"If they don't (remain as a sponsor) we're confident of getting a replacement," Gregory said.
Mooney admitted IMG had approached WGA earlier this year but Holden and Tuohy had been made aware of the overture as soon as it happened.
It is understood Holden will now support a new event with $1 million prizemoney to be run by Tuohy on Queensland's Gold Coast from next year.
Holden was keen to remain with Tuohy as promoter of the women's event because IMG is already involved in a number of tournaments on the men's tour.
In fact IMG and the carmaker are bedfellows until the year 2000 in the $1 million men's Australian Open to be played at The Australian in Sydney in two weeks.
Moonie said WGA had not covered its expenses in the past three years and although the decision to drop Tuohy was a difficult one, women's golf would benefit, especially in terms of junior development.
She was not phased by the fact that abrasive tournaments taken over by IMG on the men's tour have floundered in recent years - among them the NSW Open, the Australian Matchplay and the Australian PGA Championship.
"We believe we have a niche market in women's golf," Mooney said.
She believes there are three or four insurance and financial institutions willing to fill the void left by Holden. These institutions are wanting to sell their products to women. "They are finally realising women are becoming an economic force in directly pitching at them," Mooney said.
The tournament is likely to remain at Yarra Yarra over the next five years with prizemoney increasing by $50,000 a year.
All this did little last night to appease Tuohy who said his company had been responsible for the resurgence in women's tournament golf in recent years with its crowning achievement the revival of the Open at Royal Adelaide three years ago.
"My company made a fair and equitable offer to Women's Golf Australia which was supported by Holden to roll over its contract for a further three-year term with Holden as the principal sponsor," he said. "Holden have not been dumped as a sponsor it is Tuohy Associates who have been dumped by Women's Golf Australia. I am bitterly disappointed."
The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
October 5, 2005 Wednesday
Small chance that Wie comet could strike Australia;
The Final Word
BYLINE: MARTIN BLAKE
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 12
LENGTH: 496 words
GOLF promoter Bob Tuohy is renowned for his powers of persuasion, and he hasn't given up hope of bringing teenage phenomenon Michelle Wie to play in Australia. If anyone can do it, Tuohy can.
Wie, the Hawaiian who is about to turn 16 and go professional, has been invited to play in Tuohy's ANZ Ladies Masters on the Gold Coast in February.
However Tuohy, who has had regular talks with Wie, her father BJ and her advisers, concedes it may be "a year too early" for her to come to Queensland.
"The timing is everything," Tuohy said yesterday. "We've certainly invited her, but for Michelle, it's about finishing her basic schooling. She'll also be playing a certain number of LPGA Tour events on invitation and she needs to keep her money up . . .
"There are a couple of Hawaiian events around that time, which would suit. But her priority is her schooling."
Tuohy isn't making excuses. When Wie finishes at the exclusive Punahou school in Honolulu in two years, she intends to go to Stanford University, following the same path as Tiger Woods. She also intends doing the full four-year course, while Woods completed just two years of college education. Her golf will be fitted around study in the short term.
Tuohy has done a remarkable job of attracting the best women players to his tournament at Royal Pines without paying appearance fees, and he first spoke to the Wie camp at least two years ago. The veteran promoter scarcely needs reminding of the value of a visit by the American, whose presence would bankroll the tournament.
"BJ hasn't mentioned one dollar," he said. "He's asked for four tickets for the family and some accommodation and I've said that's not a problem."
Wie's announcement that she will turn professional in Honolulu today will be accompanied by an astonishing line-up of corporate backers, including Nike and Sony. Initial estimates are that her endorsement deals will be worth up to $13.1 million in the first year, making her third on the list of female athletes behind tennis players Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams.
It is widely tipped that she will soon become the most recognisable female athlete on the planet.
Though International Management Group had seemed set to take the teenager under its wing, her father has opted instead for the William Morris agency, which once managed Judy Garland and Marilyn Monroe and now looks after Serena Williams, Nicole Kidman, Clint Eastwood and John Travolta.
Wie has a penchant for sketching sportswear and already has an outfit in mind should she achieve her goal of playing in the US Masters - "funky cap, shirt and slacks in Augusta green".
Wie cannot play full-time on the main LPGA Tour until she is 18. These are the rules. But she has accepted invitations to play certain events, and was second to Annika Sorenstam in this year's LPGA Championship.
She is scheduled to make her professional debut at the LPGA World Championship at Palm Desert, California, next week before playing against men next month.
Daily Mail (London)
November 26, 2007 Monday
One womans ordeal as she hopes for best
BYLINE: Petrina Vousden
SECTION: IRE; Pg. 5
LENGTH: 248 words
ANN Tuohy was one of the shocked women at the Portlaoise clinic who were informed that doctors had found something despite a previous all-clear.
She was told to attend a special appointment at Dublins Beaumont Hospital yesterday and Friday for further tests to determine what exactly was found.
The 53-year-old had been among the 82 people present at the all-day clinic to review women who had previously been given the all-clear for breast cancer at Midland General Hospital in Co. Laois.
Miss Tuohys own mother died from breast cancer three years ago.
Miss Tuohy, from Co. Offaly, had a mammogram at Ballinasloe Hospital, Co. Galway, and medics found a shadow on her scan results.
She was subsequently sent to the Midland Hospital, where she had an ultrasound but was given the all-clear.
Remarkably, she was never contacted by the HSE when the question mark arose over her original diagnosis.
Miss Tuohy got in touch with her GP when she saw on the RTÉ News last week that ultrasounds at Portlaoise were the focus of a review.
Her GP contacted the HSE for her and then telephoned her to say she should attend the clinic in Portlaoise on Saturday.
And when she was told she needed further tests she said she did not want to say anything against the Health Minister or the HSE over their handling of the affair.
Im just hoping to get good results, Miss Tuohy said.
The HSE is still trying to contact some of the remaining 17 women who need to be reassessed following their tests at Portlaoise hospital.
The Age (Melbourne, Australia)
May 6, 1997 Tuesday
Chief Bond investigator quits inquiry;
BYLINE: MARK DRUMMOND
SECTION: BUSINESS; Pg. 1
LENGTH: 354 words
The three-year Australian Federal Police investigation into whether Alan Bond concealed assets from his bankruptcy creditors has come under a cloud after the resignation of the investigation chief, Mr Andrew Tuohy.
Mr Tuohy's departure comes at a critical time for the investigation, codenamed Operation Oxide, with the Swiss financier Mr Jurg Bollag risking a three-month jail term to remain silent on his financial links with Bond.
Mr Tuohy confirmed yesterday he had resigned after 13 years with the AFP. He had accepted a job with the Melbourne office of accountant Arthur Andersen in an area related to fraud detection.
Mr Tuohy admitted he was disappointed at leaving the Bond investigation before it was concluded. The inquiry has not produced any charges. "It would have been nice to have finalised the matter," he said. "But you've got to move on with your life."
Mr Tuohy and the Operation Oxide agents were awaiting the outcome of legal moves in Switzerland compelling Mr Bollag to answer questions about his dealings with Bond. This followed last month's refusal by Mr Bollag to cooperate with Swiss prosecuting authorities at a scheduled five-day court examination in the Swiss canton of Zug.
It is believed that the Zug public prosecutor, Mr Paul Kuhn, has finalised orders compelling Mr Bollag to give evidence. Mr Bollag will face criminal contempt and a three-month jail sentence if he maintains his silence. He is expected to reappear before the court in Zug in June.
Mr Tuohy conceded after returning from Zug last month that Mr Bollag's evidence was crucial to the success of Operation Oxide, which centres on suspicions that Bond concealed overseas assets from his creditors and committed perjury while he was a bankrupt between April 1992 and February 1995.
Mr Tuohy is expected to be replaced as head of Operation Oxide by the agent Mr Kelvin Kenney, who travelled to Zug with Mr Tuohy last month for the Bollag examination.
Mr Bollag was earlier identified by Bond's former bankruptcy trustee, Mr Robert Ramsay, as a central figure in the management of offshore trusts and private companies on Bond's behalf.
The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia)
November 14, 1999 Sunday
Tuohy flies an Aussie flag;
Around the Traps
BYLINE: Peter Stone
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 122
LENGTH: 783 words
THE persistence of former touring professional Bob Tuohy as an independent promoter of Australian tournament golf is something to admire.
While the $600,000 South Australian Open starting on Thursday is far from the biggest event he has laid his hands on, loyalty is its key.
In 1975 Tuohy - frustrated by his bridesmaid tag because of so many finishes as a runner-up - decided his future was in tournament organisation. His first - the now defunct Westlakes Classic in Adelaide - is a fond memory because it was Greg Norman's first win as a pro.
Tuohy was a pretty handy player. He was a frequent visitor to southern Africa, where his caddie was Nick Price.
Tuohy is a players' promoter and the SA Open is the last surviving State Open on the Australasian PGA Tour Order of Merit.
Gone, for lack of an energetic promoter and a willing sponsor, are such prestigious events as the NSW and Victorian Opens.
In recent years Tuohy has had big-name players as the backbone of his SA Open - Greg Norman and Tom Lehman to name a couple - but this year he is relying on the strength of Australian golf and its youth.
Brett Ogle, after more than two years in the wilderness, is returning to tournament golf.
Then there are players such as Robert Allenby, Greg Chalmers, Rodger Davis, Brad Hughes, Peter Lonard, Jarrod Moseley, Peter O'Malley, Craig Parry and Peter Senior, plus other lesser internationals.
Such was the loyalty of Aussie players - outside the big three of Norman, Steve Elkington and Stuart Appleby - that they declined selection for Australia in the World Cup in Malaysia this week, preferring to stick with Tuohy.
Australia's World Cup team is Terry Price and Paul Gow, both wrapped in the national flag for the first time. But, with due respect, they are quite a way down the pecking order.
Big names due
SOME of the big names in international golf are heading this way over summer.
Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie and Greg Norman, plus the comic/tragic Frenchman Jean Van de Velde, who lost the unloseable British Open this year, are playing in the $1 million Australian Open at Royal Sydney, starting on Thursday week, but the $2 million Greg Norman/Holden International is shaping even better.
Confirmed are Norman, of course, the lucky British Open winner Paul Lawrie, 1999 US Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal, John Daly and Bob Estes.
South Africa's Retief Goosen and Irishman Padraig Harrington, fourth and sixth respectively in Europe this year, are also playing.
Norman and El Nino - Sergio Garcia - are also playing the Australian Masters in February.
AUSTRALIAN Open organisers, mostly based in Melbourne, are just a little critical of Sydney's weather.
The chilly weather of last week has restricted the growth of the rough at Royal Sydney so it won't be as penalising as the Australian Golf Union had hoped.
That should bring a smile to players' faces.
Book a copy
THE definitive book on the life and times of Norman Von Nida will be launched at Royal Sydney.
The Von guided the early careers of Peter Thomson, Bruce Devlin, Jack Newton, Bruce Crampton and many more, while teaching golf in Italy and Asia and, until not so many years ago, working at Jack Nicklaus' Muirfield Village course in the US.
FAREWELL to Golf World International, which has folded after just 10 issues in Australia.
Sad it is, too. In case readers should think this column had any involvement in the magazine, let it be said we had none.
The publishers of GWI had promised to gain a foot in the marketplace, but that didn't eventuate. Advertisers, we're told, are mystified, too, and an 11th edition which was at the printers has stayed there.
News is bad
WHAT an unkind cut it is. Dan Jenkins, paying tribute to the worst in golf this century in the October edition of US Golf Digest, lists Ian Baker-Finch as one of the nine worst to win a major.
Small consolation that it is, IBF - and his 1991 British Open win at Royal Birkdale - came in sixth worst, in Jenkins' reckoning. Sam Parks jnr's win in the US Open at Oakmont in 1935 topped his poll.
Wayne Grady, winner of the US PGA title in 1990, got a guernsey in Jenkins' list among the other nine worst winners of a major, coming in eighth, just ahead of Paul Lawrie, who won the British Open title this year in circumstances previously discussed.
That's the spirit
THE Jack Newton Junior Golf Foundation annual awards night was held at Concord during the week. James Nitties, who turned 17 a couple of weeks ago, won the Renay Appleby Memorial award for the young golfer most typifying the spirit of Stuart's late wife.
Nitties will spend a day at the Australian Open with Appleby and early next year he will spend a week with him at a US tournament.
The Sunday Times (London)
January 5, 1997, Sunday
Radiant passion makes Kerr an inspired choice
BYLINE: Denis Walsh
LENGTH: 536 words
Denis Walsh on the new man in charge of the Republic of Ireland's rising stars
WHEN Liam Tuohy was manager of Shamrock Rovers he put Brian Kerr in charge of the youth team. Kerr had been managing schoolboy teams since he was 15 and Tuohy had spotted his gifts. At the time, Kerr was only two years older than the players he was managing, but Tuohy knew that he didn't need the authority that age might bring. He had a way with players which invited their compliance. That kind of authority was far more powerful.
Tuohy was a member of the five-man interview panel which appointed Kerr full-time manager of the Irish under-16 and under-18 teams last week. In the 10 years since Tuohy's reign as under-18 manager was effectively ended by the boorishness of Jack Charlton one evening at Elland Road, Ireland's performances have fallen into mediocrity and below. The appointment of Kerr is an enlightened move towards recovery.
Kerr never lost touch with the scene. In 1990, the year that St Pat's won the first of their League titles under his managership, the club started nine schoolboy teams. Around Dublin Kerr was likely to show up at any under-17 or under-18 game of importance, and many others of no consequence. Under his guidance Pat's brought more new players into the League than most clubs did. Other clubs were powerful in the transfer market, but Kerr's judgment of raw talent was peerless.
The five years he spent working with Tuohy on the Irish youth team in the early 1980s honed his instinct: "I learned a lot from him about the judgment of players and not to be afraid of your own judgement. We had lads with top English clubs but he might pick a fella from Cherry Orchard or somewhere ahead of them, based on what we saw."
None of Kerr's innate enthusiasm has been corrupted by 10 years as a League of Ireland manager. His passion is still radiant. Nothing could appeal to him more fundamentally than a full-time job in football: "Basically, I've been trying to do two jobs for as many years as I can remember. It was very intensive, but I still really loved it. But I wouldn't have had many days browsing around town, I haven't read many novels in the last year, I haven't taken up hand-gliding or gone to night classes. Not that I'm expecting to have time for those things now, but I might have the odd day off."
He has not spoken to Mick McCarthy or Ian Evans yet. The last time he met McCarthy was in Lisbon for Ireland's European championship qualifier against Portugal as they stood, drenched, on the terraces. But Kerr's personality equips him for any company: "I'll be mixing in a different circle of people, people who have been involved in the professional game. But I've been on a hard road too. I've had lots of knocks and bounces along the way so I'll bring my own experience to the circle."
The job may be a stepping stone to something bigger, but it is easy to believe that this won't concern Kerr. He has never been an aggressive careerist. He had chances to leave Pat's for clubs with more money, but he stayed put. "I see this job now as a reward for what I have done and the respect I have built up."
He will see it through and make it work.
The Washington Post
February 19, 2004 Thursday
In 8th District, Campaign Charges Traded Early
BYLINE: Matthew Mosk, Washington Post Staff Writer
SECTION: Montgomery Extra; T02 , MONTGOMERY Notebook
LENGTH: 559 words
Given that the folks running for Congress from Maryland's 8th District have brushed off Robin Ficker as a pesky perennial candidate, they are spending an awful lot of time trying to tweak him.
Take, for instance, what has become of the Web site at www.robinficker.com. A few weeks ago, any visitor to that address was automatically linked to the Web site of one of Ficker's Republican primary opponents, Charles R. "Chuck" Floyd.
Then, last week, the content of the site was changed so that a visitor would instead find a series of damaging news articles about Ficker, including one about Ficker's 1996 conviction on battery charges that arose after he was accused of striking a pregnant motorist in the face. (The Web site does not mention that the conviction was reversed on appeal.)
Registration of the site can be traced to John Tuohy. Tuohy is a Washington-based political consultant whom Floyd has paid $13,500 since November, according to campaign records.
When asked about the Web site chicanery, Floyd initially said he knew nothing about it. When pressed, he said he had heard about it, but only from someone who called his campaign office. When asked whether his campaign was responsible, he said: "You'll have to ask John [Tuohy]. I don't know."
Reached on his cell phone Tuesday, Tuohy said he had set up the site without Floyd's knowledge.
"It was simply to get out information about a fellow who wants to sit in the Congress of the United States," Tuohy said. "It's a major political office we're talking about."
Ficker said he plans to sue Tuohy in federal court as soon as this week.
"To me it's abhorrent that people would use the Web to deceive the voters," Ficker said. "This is so vile an interference with the election process that I have no alternative but to pursue it."
Meanwhile, Ficker's radio campaign ads have become the subject of complaints from the 8th District incumbent, U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D).
Van Hollen called WTOP General Manager Joel Oxley to take issue with the following line in one of Ficker's ads: "Van Hollen voted to send our soldiers to Iraq, but then voted on October 17th to cut off funding for our troops."
Van Hollen, who was an outspoken critic of the war, noted to Oxley that the congressional vote on the war took place before he was elected.
"It was totally inaccurate," said Samantha Gross, a Van Hollen campaign aide. "It shouldn't be aired if it is inaccurate."
Oxley responded by pulling the ad off the air so the content could be reviewed.
That infuriated Ficker, who said he was referring to a March 2003 vote by Van Hollen. That resolution was intended to be in support of the troops but included the line: "Congress expresses the unequivocal support . . . to the president as commander in chief for his firm leadership and decisive action in the conduct of military operations in Iraq as part of the ongoing global war on terrorism."
Oxley said his only goal was to make sure the ads on the air were accurate.
"There was a question mark about that vote," Oxley said. "You could have taken it a couple different ways."
He added that Ficker will be given credit for any time he purchased, and Ficker said he is ready to use it.
"I've redone the ad to clarify the specific vote . . . and to point out that this is information Van Hollen is trying to keep from the voters," Ficker said.
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
June 26, 1996, Wednesday
Thieves take contractor's only tractor
BYLINE: KIM GILMORE
SECTION: HERNANDO TIMES; Pg. 1
LENGTH: 487 words
DATELINE: SPRING HILL
Owner John Ferrara works hard to ensure the success of J. F. Construction, overseeing each job personally.
But last week the small swimming pool company encountered a major financial setback when someone stole its only tractor, with loader and backhoe attached, from a construction site in East Linden Estates. The tractor was used to dig and move large amounts of earth.
"Basically, it was in mint condition," company vice president John Tuohy said.
Tuohy said the company is offering a $ 1,000 reward for information leading to recovery of the tractor and attachments, which he estimated are worth $ 24,000.
Thieves also stole the 16-foot, metal-and-wood trailer on which the tractor rode. Tuohy estimated its value at $ 1,500.
Because of a clause in the company's insurance policy, the theft is not covered. The company must absorb the loss.
"It's like somebody having $ 25,000 cash in their hand," Tuohy said. "To get the tractor itself back would mean quite a bit."
Tuohy said that while it will be difficult, the company, which has only five employees, will somehow withstand the cost of replacing the stolen equipment.
"It's not a little thing. It's not to us anyway," he said. "Of course, it does cause a hardship. The owner of the company was in a daze for a couple of days."
According to a Hernando County sheriff's report, the trailer, tractor and attachments were left overnight on June 19 in the back yard at 523 Cressida Circle in East Linden Estates, where J. F. is installing a pool at a house that is under construction.
Sometime between 11 p.m. June 19 and 7 a.m. June 20, someone driving a pickup truck backed into the yard, hooked up to the trailer and made off with the equipment.
"The people across the street said they saw (the equipment) there at 11 p.m.," Tuohy said.
Sheriff's Detective Tim Bammert said there are no suspects or leads in the case. Heavy rain washed away most of the evidence.
Bammert said it is unlikely the equipment is still in the area. He said the Sheriff's Office has notified the Florida Agricultural Police to be on the lookout for it at farm auctions and sales.
"It sounds like somebody stole it and is going to use it for farm work or parts," Bammert said. "It's too big of an item to keep local; someone would spot it."
Bammert said it is common for lawn equipment such as mowers to be stolen this time of year, but not heavy equipment. All told, the J. F. equipment weighed nearly 1 1/2 tons.
"That's the first big tractor we've had missing," Bammert said.
The tractor is described as a light blue 1995 Ford four-wheel drive with white fenders.
The homemade 1995 Lees trailer has a wood platform with a red metal frame and dual wheels with white rims. It had Florida license tag RSA 57E.
Anyone with information about the equipment can call the Sheriff's Office at 754-6850.
Herald Sun (Australia)
November 3, 2009 Tuesday
1 - FIRST Edition
First steps in long journey
BYLINE: MARK STEVENS
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 77
LENGTH: 259 words
HEAR the one about the Irishman and the Papua New Guinean?
They both arrived at Visy Park yesterday, but this was no joke.
In an example of the AFL's increasing international reach, Zach Tuohy and Peter Labi were at Carlton's first pre-season session.
Tuohy, 19, arrived in Melbourne on Saturday night from Ireland.
Labi, a 17-year-old from PNG with two years' experience in Queensland, cannot wait to play alongside Chris Judd.
``Carlton first contacted me when I was 17, but I was probably a bit young to come over,'' Tuohy said yesterday.
``But I've matured a bit. Everything's come together and I think it's the right time.''
Tuohy spent a month with the Blues last season, striking up a friendship with compatriot Setanta O'hAilpin.
``Setanta's pretty big news back home. He's a big deal,'' Tuohy said.
``He invited me around for dinner last time.''
Labi said he moved to Brisbane to ``live his dream'' of playing Australian Rules after playing a key role in Papua New Guinea's International Cup success.
He played nine matches with the Lions reserves last year as a top-up player, but was overlooked by the club.
``I played half-back and played pretty well, and I thought they were going to pick me, or the Gold Coast, but it didn't happen,'' Labi said.
Meanwhile, Carlton assistant coach Robert Harvey has strongly indicated his former St Kilda teammate Matt Maguire could be given a chance to prove himself at the Blues.
``We'll consider maybe asking Matty Maguire to train with us, but the rest I think we're pretty happy with the list we've got,'' Harvey said.
The Toronto Star
February 4, 1998, Wednesday, METRO EDITION
U of T considers helping students pay tuition Grants, loans would be offered to help cover rising fees
BYLINE: By Tanya Talaga Toronto Star
SECTION: NEWS; Pg. A4
LENGTH: 346 words
The University of Toronto, faced with the possibility of raising tuition fees, is looking at offering students financial help to cover the cost.
Under the plan, the university would assess the financial situation of new students who apply for help.
Those approved for aid would get low-interest loans or grants.
"We will now work with students to ensure they have the resources," deputy provost Carolyn Tuohy said.
"As far as I am aware, this is unique in the province."
The plan, set out in a report from a university task force, still needs approval from the U of T's governing council.
Tuohy said the Ontario Student Assistance Plan will lend a student about $9,000 a year.
If a student's financial need were assessed at $12,000, for example, the university would cover the gap with help from its student endowment fund.
The increasing cost of a university education should not be a barrier to admission, Tuohy said.
But, as government funding dwindles, universities have two places to make up the losses - students and private benefactors.
"At existing levels of government funding, we can't offer our students the education they should expect from a first-rate research university," Tuohy said.
On the horizon are looser rules covering the amount of tuition that universities can charge for certain programs - such as medicine, law and engineering.
That could mean significant increases.
A decision is expected this month from the province on which programs will be allowed to do this. Student groups worry that the aid proposals in the report will pave the way to higher tuition.
"It's troubling the university looks at tuition fees as a source of revenue to replace dwindling government funding," said Michol Hoffman, president of U of T's Graduate Students' Union.
"They don't seem to see it from the students' perspective," she said.
If tuition fees for some programs are deregulated, students will end up borrowing even more, she said.
"You really can't separate rising tuition fees from rising debt load."
The Evening Post (Wellington)
May 22, 1998, Friday
Dogs used as weapons
SECTION: NEWS; NATIONAL; Pg. 2
LENGTH: 268 words
A man found guilty of using two angry dogs as weapons against police was jailed for eight months by a Wellington District Court judge yesterday, but will be released because of the time he has already spent in custody.
Electrical assistant Gordon Lesley Townsend, 36, of Upper Hutt, was found guilty on two charges of assault with a weapon.
He also pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis oil.
Judge Christopher Tuohy said police had been called to Townsend's home in January, during a dispute with his wife.
Townsend held the police off with the two dogs on chains, then released them and threw them at two police officers, Judge Tuohy said.
He said both dogs were shot and wounded but survived. "There was potential for serious injury," he said. "Your actions led to firearms being used in a residential area."
Judge Tuohy said Townsend had spent more than four months in custody awaiting trial, and this effectively worked out the same as serving his sentence. This meant Townsend would be released immediately.
A capsule of cannabis oil had been found in Townsend's pocket when he was searched at the police station.
Judge Tuohy convicted and discharged him on that.
Judge Tuohy said the Crown was applying for an order for the dogs' destruction but he was not going to decide that until further charges under the Dog Control Act had been resolved, in about a week.
Defence counsel John Gwilliam said Townsend had been frustrated and angry at having to leave his own home when he threw the dogs.
He said the dogs were family pets and had never been the subject of complaints.
October 4, 1998, Sunday
FANS IGNORED SERMON ON DALYMOUNT!;
FOOTBALL: CHURCH ISSUED WARNING OVER REPUBLIC'S 1955 YUGOSLAVIA MATCH
BYLINE: Frank Johnstone
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 51
LENGTH: 410 words
PRIESTS pounded pulpits that Sunday morning in October of 1955.
They threatened dire consequences for any parishioner committing the sin of attending the Republic v Yugoslavia friendly at Dalymount Park three days later!
For Marshal Tito's Yugoslavia was then under a Communist regime and the air was thick with talk of ex-communication.
And, indeed, there was no broadcast of the match by Radio Eireann following their commentator's decision not to attend the match.
In the event, the fans gave the Roman Catholic church the thumbs down, with around 30,000 turning up to see the Eastern Europeans thump the Irish 4-1.
Former Republic manager Liam Tuohy recalls: "They destroyed us and I got only two kicks - both from the full-back!"
Tuohy remembers: "The Archbishop of Dublin called on the FAI to cancel the game and my big worry was that I wouldn't get my first cap.
"I remember Dalymount being picketed by the Legion of Mary as we got off the bus. But what I recall most of all was the fact that, when the Yugoslav team ran out on the pitch, most of the players blessed themselves!"
The Lord did censure Tuohy however. Not the celestial one, though.
It was Billy Lord, then the physio at Tuohy's club, Shamrock Rovers, who warned Tuohy of dire consequences if he ignored the Church's demands.
Now Mick McCarthy's men face a Euro 2000 battle in Belgrade next Saturday night.
And if omens mean something the Irish supporters, may be comforted by the fact that the first of McCarthy's two international goals arrived at Lansdowne Road ten years ago when he scored in the 2-0 friendly win over Yugoslavia.
Now comes the third meeting of the Republic and Yugoslavia and the first time they have faced each other in a competitive match.
The stakes are high and, after beating Croatia at Lansdowne Road last month, the Republic will be well-placed to kick off the New Year in a promising position if they can grab a point in Belgrade and follow up with a home win over Malta four days later.
But it's a daunting task.
And McCarthy echoed the thoughts of many when he claimed that Yugoslavia are an outstanding team.
They proved that in France '98 when they out-classed Germany and led 2-0 only to tamely concede a draw.
The talk is of the Republic playing 4-5-1 with Niall Quinn, possibly, the player asked to do the hardest job in the game.
Whatever the formation, rabbit's feet will come in handy.
November 26, 1996, Tuesday
LEGEND LIAM MOURNS DAY OF THE DINOSAURS;
LIAM TUOHY PREDICTS AN END TO THE INTERNATIONAL ERA FOR DOMESTIC FOOTBALL
BYLINE: Cathal Dervan
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 36
LENGTH: 640 words
Irish soccer legend Liam Tuohy last night predicted an end to the international era for domestic football.
The former Ireland and Shamrock Rovers manager and player made the prediction when he joined the Legends Hall of Fame, which is awarded annually by the Soccer Writers' Association of Ireland.
Tuohy joined the select band of Opel award winners yesterday, along with former Drumcondra star Kit Lawlor and Cork soccer star of yesteryear Johnny McGowan.
At the lunch to honour their achievements in the game, Tuohy expressed his belief that League of Ireland football will never again receive full international recognition.
He said: "Kit Lawlor, Johnny McGowan and I have another thing in common. We are all Irish footballing dinosaurs because we won our first international cap for our country while playing in the League of Ireland. That doesn't happen any more.
"It is a sad development, but players now have to play abroad before they are recognised as full internationals.
"I think it will be impossible almost for players here to make the breakthrough again and that has got to be a sad thing for League of Ireland football."
Tuohy, who blooded many of Irish soccer's current crop of senior internationals during his time as Irish Youth boss, was also critical of the money in modern football.
He added: "In my day it was all about loyalty. You named the player and you could name his club straight away.
"There was none of this hopping from one team to another because there were a few extra bob on offer up the road.
"To my mind loyalty is a thing of the past as far as the modern game is concerned.
"Just a couple of years ago Shamrock Rovers won the League, but manager Ray Tracy lost his two best players that summer because there was more money available at another Dublin club. That sickened me.
"It certainly wouldn't have happened in my time when players signed to a club for life and knew what loyalty meant."
The Evening Post (Wellington)
May 23, 1998, Saturday
British study quashes Kiwi's cot death theory
BYLINE: JOHNSON Ann-marie
SECTION: NEWS; NATIONAL; Pg. 3
LENGTH: 219 words
Cot deaths are not caused by toxic gases released from some mattresses, a British study has found.
The finding has quashed research by New Zealand chemist Jim Sprott and others who claimed chemical fire retardants in PVC and other cot mattresses could release toxic fumes that poisoned babies.
The British report definitively disproved the theory, the Ministry of Health's chief child health adviser, Pat Tuohy, said.
Dr Tuohy said the report backed up Ministry of Health research carried out last year.
The British study, by a panel of 12 experts, was released yesterday and found there was no evidence to support the theory that chemicals in cot mattresses could cause Sudden Infant Death Sydrome (SIDS).
"There have been several studies which have looked at aspects of the toxic gas hypothesis, but the Expert Group report has reached a comprehensive and scientifically valid conclusion that should put a lot of parents' minds at rest and clear up confusion around the issue," Dr Tuohy said.
Concern generated by publicity about the theory led many parents to wrap their baby's mattress in plastic, Dr Tuohy said.
Parents should continue to focus on reducing known risk factors associated with SIDS by putting babies to sleep on their back, breast-feeding and not smoking, Dr Tuohy said.
October 31, 2004, Sunday
THE BROTHERS' GRIN;
SECRET SIBLING BOOK RIVALRY HAS A VERY HAPPY ENDING
BYLINE: TOM PRENDEVILLE
SECTION: Eire Edition; NEWS; Pg. 28
LENGTH: 759 words
HIGHLIGHT: DEBUT: Michael's book; DEADLY: Eric's book; BOOK BROTHERS: Eugene Tuohy aka Eric Tobin and his older brother, writer Michael Tuohy
TWO Dublin-born brothers are set for literary stardom - and they didn't even know each was a budding author!
Eugene Tuohy (62) has just published A Favour Off The Dead while his older brother, Michael (70), has just released Mikaleen's Humble Times.
Amazingly, neither knew the other had any interest in writing.
Even more incredibly, both ended up being published by the same publisher at the same time. It was only at a family get-together that they realised each had a secret passion and talent for writing.
"Well it wasn't until I told Eric about my book that he turned around and told me about his. I was astonished. Well we both were," laughed Michael.
Both novels are funny, heart-warming tales set in Dublin.
Eugene, who writes under literary pen name Eric Tobin, had a difficult early life which was literally transformed by the dead.
Chronically shy and self-conscious, his early life was blighted by insecurity.
"I had an unbearably acute self-consciousness and had an overpowering horror of meeting people," he recalls.
"In an effort to make a proper man of myself, I tried to stick out one tough job after another, but was fired from all of them.
"I was almost convinced I was doomed to a miserable life," recounts Eric.
In an effort to overcome shyness, he joined the British army.
He signed up for 15 years and lasted less than four weeks.
Told he was making a laughing stock of his unit, he was eventually excused from saluting and marching altogether.
"I was the only soldier in my unit who wasn't allowed to fire his rifle during target practice time.
"Considering how awkward I was, the Army were very wise. I wasn't even allowed to take part in the passing-out parade!"
They eventually discharged him on obscure medical grounds.
"I will never forget the army for the laughs the memory of it now gives me," he said.
Despite being utterly terrified of ghosts and the dead, his shyness was so acute that he'd wamder out late at night in the dark rather than face the daunting prospect of seeing another living soul.
After years spent in this twilight existence, he eventually decided to chase away the demons once and for all.
"I decided to spend a night locked in a crypt in Mount Jerome."It was a night of sheer horror," he recollects.
"The macabre nature of my undertaking became clearer to me when I realised just what I had done.
"I had spent the night in a gloomy vault full of cobweb-covered coffins. It was the ultimate in sheer terror."
Yet amazingly it worked.
"Afterwards I stopped being so solemn about myself and developed a sense of proportion and became more relaxed and happy."
He would later go on to become successful in business, and an author today -thanks to his night with the dead.
Described by critics as a literary masterpiece, A Favour Off The Dead, looks set for huge overseas success.
His older brother Michael had an altogether different life which he equally and vividly recounts in his book.
It is an affectionate story of growing up in a family of eight children in the lean frugal austerity Dublin of the 1930s.
The family rented rooms in an old Georgian house off Dorset Street before eventually settling in a caretaker's house near Rialto. "Mickaleen's Humble Times I guess is an insight of living a life over 70 odd years, and the story of the main character growing up, getting married and going to America," said Michael.
"It's also a love story, with an element of Huckleberry Finn.
"There's no sex or obscenities in the story, and a child could pick it up off the table without getting offended," he said.
The book recounts images of Dubliners buying second hand clothes in the Iveagh Market in Frances Street, and regular visits to the city's pawn shops to balance the weekly budget.
"I was a regular visitor to the pawn shop in Capel Street. I was there every Monday morning with my father's Sunday clothes," said Michael.
With suit and shoes in hand in packed pawn shop, the said items were on permanent loan.
Michael recalls a long vanished Dublin and his early careers as a chemist shop messenger boy in Phibsboro and working in an egg factory.
He worked at everything from re-stuffing mattresses to making baby shoes.
He later married and went to America with a wife and two young children in tow.
Now retired, he lives in Ballymun and is currently working on a new book.
Both books are available online at www.trafford.com.
Michael's book is also available in
The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia)
March 18, 1990 Sunday
TREES SAVE RUNNER AFTER CLIFF PLUNGE
SECTION: NEWS AND FEATURES; Pg. 5
LENGTH: 139 words
A 21-year-old Wiseman's Ferry man is lucky to be alive after he plunged 15 metres over a cliff and landed in tree tops while trying to avoid police early yesterday morning.
Police said the man, Steven Tuohy, was approached by officers at about 12.30am near Wiseman's Ferry police station, north of Sydney, and was told they wanted to "have a chat" with him.
Mr Tuohy allegedly ran from the police into nearby bushes and the officers could not find him.
At 1.50am the ferry operator heard a man screaming for help and Mr Tuohy was found hanging from a tree with a drop of 30 metres below him.
The Westpac helicopter was called but failed to pluck Mr Tuohy from the tree.
He was eventually released by the Police Rescue Squad four hours later and was taken to Hornsby Hospital suffering from injuries including a broken leg as well as exposure.
The Irish Times
November 26, 1996, CITY EDITION
Distinguished trio acclaimed
BYLINE: By PETER BYRNE
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 21
LENGTH: 354 words
AMONG those honoured at the latest Opel Soccer Writers' Legends awards ceremony in Dublin yesterday was the former Cork United and Republic of Ireland defender Johnny McGowan.
McGowan, half a team in himself when the pressure built and the odds stacked against Cork was following in the footsteps of another member of that celebrated team, Florrie Burke.
The other recipients were John "Kit" Lawlor and Liam Tuohy, on a day when Dublin's East Wall basked in the reflected glory of two of its favourite sons.
Lawlor and Tuohy lived on the same road in East Wall, learned their trade on the same terrain and savoured the common fulfilment of international and top domestic honours.
"On our road, Kit Lawlor was the role model," said Tuohy. "There wasn't that much in age between us. But Kit was of a different generation - and a different class. We were on opposite sides when Shamrock Rovers met Drumcondra in the 1957 FAI Cup and I remember him calling round to my house at about 11 o'clock the night before the game to wish me good luck. Kit ran the game, Drums collected the Cup and our hopes of a three in a row success were went out the door."
Lawlor only rarely received the international recognition his talent deserved. Later, his son Mick followed him into the national team. And the remarkable contribution of the Lawlor family to Irish soccer was enriched when two other sons, Robbie and Martin, went on to win FAI Cup medals with UCD and Dundalk respectively.
Tuohy, capped eight times between 1955 and 65, is the man often credited with laying the foundations for Ireland's modern revival when he managed the national team for two years until 1973. His last game in charge was the World Cup meeting with France in Paris which was preceded by a warm up match in Poland three days earlier.
To mark his impending retirement and to take account of an imminent addition to the Tuohy family, the players bought a pram in Poland and presented it to him before the second leg of the journey to Paris. Pushing a pram from the airport baggage area, Tuohy was greeted by a bemused French media.
January 22, 2010 Friday
HURLING HOPE FOR TREATY
BYLINE: PAT NOLAN
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 55
LENGTH: 396 words
JOHN TUOHY is "very optimistic" that his peace talks with the disaffected Limerick hurlers can prevent the county sliding into the doldrums.
Tuohy was appointed as a selector on Justin McCarthy's management on Tuesday night but, for the last month or so, has been meeting with a number of the 24 players who formed McCarthy's panel last year but are currently in exile.
At the moment McCarthy is working with a vastly understrength panel which will be exposed to competitive action for the first time against UCC in the Waterford Crystal tournament next Sunday, though they are in line for a number of heavy defeats once the National League gets underway next month.
The former Waterford and Cork manager called for the players to come back last week, but insisted he wouldn't be resigning.
The players reacted with their own statement on Monday night, of which the most telling line declared: "We reiterate our stance that we will not play any active part in the 2010 Limerick senior hurling panel while the present management is in place." However, Tuohy has been trying to find a middle ground between all parties.
"There has been ongoing dialogue between myself and the players," he said last night. "I was brought in in December to meet with the players and talk with the players and that's been ongoing.
"The players have made a statement, they had to get their story out in the open.
"That's what they felt they had to do.
"The management team decided they had to get somebody new in so I was asked by the county board to get involved and meet the players and I've been doing this on an ongoing basis and that is continuing despite the fact that statement has been released."
The players even thanked Tuohy for his efforts in their statement and despite their insistence that they won't return in the current circumstances, the Hospital native is confident that a significant number of them will in time.
"I'd be very optimistic about it. Most of these guys I know from under-14, under-16, minor, club and I would have worked with a lot of them," he told RTE's Drivetime.
"They're good, decent guys and I would feel that the door is left open by the management team and the county board.
"No one is closing any doors and the players are welcome at any stage to come back and work with the Limerick senior hurling team. I'd be optimistic about them coming back, definitely."
The New York Times
February 26, 1984, Sunday, Late City Final Edition
Susan Fuller Has Nuptials
SECTION: Section 1; Part 2; Page 60, Column 6; Society Desk
LENGTH: 191 words
Susan Kathleen Fuller, a daughter of Rear Adm. Robert Bryon Fuller, U.S.N., retired, and Mrs. Fuller of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., was married yesterday to Lieut. Comdr. Matthew William Tuohy, U.S.N., a son of Mr. and Mrs. D. Vincent Tuohy of Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Monroe, N.Y. The Rev. Robert Franklin, a former Navy chaplain, performed the ceremony at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
Mary Jane Evans and Margaret Fuller were their sister's matron and maid of honor. Peter V. Tuohy was best man for his brother.
The bride, an alumna of the University of Florida, was a sales representative for Joseph Imported Foods in Jacksonville. Her father is vice president of Sun State Marine in Green Cove Springs, Fla.
Commander Tuohy, who graduated from the Brooklyn Preparatory School and Jacksonville University, is a flier aboard the aircraft carrier Eisenhower. His father, a lawyer, was Executive Assistant District Attorney in Brooklyn and counsel for municipal affairs for the State Comptroller. The bridegroom is a grandson of the late William J. Carroll, who was chief clerk of the Bronx County Court.
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
May 6, 1997 Tuesday
Chief investigator leaves Bond chase to take a new job
BYLINE: MARK DRUMMOND in Perth
SECTION: BUSINESS; Pg. 27
LENGTH: 366 words
Mr Andrew Tuohy, who has led the three-year Australian Federal Police investigation into whether Alan Bond concealed assets from his bankruptcy creditors, has resigned.
His decision comes at a critical time for the investigation, code-named Operation Oxide, with Swiss financier Jurg Bollag risking three months in jail to stay silent on his financial links with Bond.
Mr Tuohy confirmed yesterday that he had resigned after 13 years with the Federal Police. He has accepted a job offer with the Melbourne office of accountant Arthur Andersen in an area related to fraud detection.
The three-year Bond investigation has produced no charges. "It would have been nice to have finalised the matter," Mr Tuohy said. "But you've got to move on with your life."
It is understood that orders have been finalised in the Swiss canton of Zug, under which Mr Bollag will face jail if he maintains his silence. He is expected to reappear before the court in Zug next month.
Mr Tuohy conceded last month that Mr Bollag's evidence was crucial to the success of Operation Oxide, which centres on suspicions that Bond concealed overseas assets from his creditors and committed perjury while he was a bankrupt.
Mr Tuohy is expected to be replaced as head of Operation Oxide by agent Mr Kelvin Kenney, who went to Zug with him for the Bollag examination.
It is understood that Operation Oxide will be reviewed by the Federal Police and the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions as soon as the outcome of Mr Bollag's examination is known.
Bond was jailed on fraud convictions, with home release possible by November next year.
Meanwhile, Polish lawyers for Tony Oates are considering applying in Gdansk, Poland, to deport the former Bond Corp finance director to the UK.
Oates' Australian lawyer, Mr Mark Webeck, said deportation was one of the options being considered by Oates in a bid to be released from jail in Gdansk, where he has been since October 22 after Australian authorities requested his extradition to face
17 corporate fraud charges relating to the stripping of more than $1 billion from Bell Resources. Mr Webeck said yesterday Oates' Polish lawyers were investigating the legality of the deportation move.
The Sunday Independent (Ireland)
October 25, 2009 Sunday
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UNTIL 2007, Brendan Tuohy was the top civil servant at the Department of Communications, heading it up during a pivotal era. Eircom had just been privatised, Comreg would be established under new communications legislation for the digital era, and major challenges of communications infrastructure issues needed to be tackled.
Tuohy began his civil service career in the Department of the Environment in the mid-Eighties. He progressed to assistant-secretary in what was then the Department of Transport, Energy and Communications and was responsible for the corporate governance of the state companies, and public sector reform from 1992 to 1997.
He had responsibility for the communications sector (telecommunications, postal, ecommerce and later broadcasting) from 1997 to 2000.
In 2000, Tuohy was appointed secretary-general of the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources (now the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources), where he stayed until retiring in 2007.
During that time he saw in major broadband-infrastructure initiatives such as the Government's EUR65m metropolitan area network (MAN) strategy and the Group Broadband Scheme.
Earlier this year he joined the Quinn Group
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board. He also chairs Vyro-Games, a start-up technology company and is a non-executive director at Wind Energy Direct.
Mr Tuohy graduated from UCC in 1977 in civil engineering and achieved an MSc in public management in 1994.
In July he was appointed by the Government to chair a group that will oversee the development of Cork's Spike Island as a major tourist attraction. He set up his own management consultancy company, Nostos, in 2008.
June 5, 2003 Thursday
FATHER, SON CREATE A SLICE OF HISTORY;
Bob and Ben, the Tuohy title men
BYLINE: By WARREN PARTLAND
SECTION: SPORT; Pg. 89
LENGTH: 435 words
BEN Tuohy knows how to manage a game of golf better than most.
General manager of his father Bob's golf promotions company, he has been entrusted with the huge responsibility of running the Australian Ladies Masters as tournament director.
He also is production manager for the Jacob's Creek Open - South Australia's prime golf event.
Both events wear a fine reputation and Ben, like his father, knows what it takes to make a golf game successful.
And now he has added proof - a state amateur golf crown after beating defending champion Adam Bland 2 and 1 in the final at Royal Adelaide on Sunday. The victory created history with Bob and Ben, 28, being the first father and son to win the prestigious title. Bob was triumphant in 1957 and 1958 before becoming a highly-successful international professional.
Ben certainly has the pedigree to be a state champion, his grandmother Rhonda Watson having claimed 12 state women's amateur titles.
"I always thought it would be nice to have my name next to the old man's on the state title," Ben said.
"He caddied for me in the final and he had more fun than I did. We're best mates rather than father-son."
Tuohy, a member at Glenelg for 14 years and Royal Adelaide for 10, went into the tournament believing he was a contender for a berth in the final. But he was under no illusions as to the enormity of the assignment in the decider, describing himself as a weekend golfer against Bland, the Australian squad member.
"When you are playing an Australian squad member you have to be realistic," he said. "There was no pressure on me at all.
"I knew I was capable of playing well. But I'm a weekend golfer - a few Saturday games and a bit of morning practice for three weeks before the championships.
"The less you play the more you seem to enjoy the game."
It was not until he grabbed a three-hole advantage after the morning round that Tuohy started to think of himself as a winning chance.
Several "silly errors" enabled Bland to climb back into the match before Tuohy steadied to secure the victory.
"I hung in there and trusted myself in the morning," he said. "But I got some self doubt when he got a bit of a run-on and I made a couple of silly errors.
"My biggest nemesis is my driver. If I can get the ball in play I'm a chance and I did that in the final."
Bob said he felt anxiety rather than nerves as he dragged his son's clubs around Royal Adelaide.
"I don't have much input into club selection, strategy is my go," Bob said. "I enjoyed the heat of the battle - it's nice to see them going hammer-and-tongs".