Ronan Tynan

07 Dec 18
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Former President George H.W. Bush will be honored with a state funeral that will include current and former presidents and world leaders to mark the life of the 41st President. The event is to begin at around 11:00 AM ET. Approximate schedule of events: Organ prelude George Fergus (Organist, Washington National Cathedral) Musical Prelude “Nocturne,” […]

07 Dec 18
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George H.W Bush’s casket arrived at his final resting place at Texas A&M this evening, after thousands of cheering and waving Texans lined the route of the special funeral train traveling 70 miles from Houston.The 41st president’s son George W. Bush and his wife Laura, along with other members of the Bush family, watched somberly…

07 Dec 18
Arcynewsy

Kevin Sullivan Senior correspondent covering national and international affairs December 6 at 6:51 PM HOUSTON – George Herbert Walker Bush was laid to rest Thursday, October 6, 2011 at the end of the Texas, where he arrived 70 years ago as a young New Englander looking to make a new life and ended up with […]

07 Dec 18
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Kevin Sullivan Senior correspondent covering national and international affairs December 6 at 6:51 PM HOUSTON – George Herbert Walker Bush was laid to rest Thursday beneath the rich soil of Texas, where he arrived 70 years ago as a young New Englander is looking forward to the pinnacle of American political power. After a formal […]

07 Dec 18
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George H.W. Bush wurde schließlich neben seiner geliebten Frau Barbara (im Bild 1989) und ihrer Tochter Robin in Texas A & M nach einem privaten Gottesdienst für seine Familie, George H.W. Bush wurde schließlich neben seiner geliebten Frau Barbara und ihrer Tochter Robin an der Texas A & M University nach einem privaten Gottesdienst für […]

07 Dec 18
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George H.W. Bush finally got to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara (pictured in 1989), and their daughter, Robin, in Texas A & M after a private service for his family George H.W. Bush has finally settled down next to his beloved wife, Barbara, and their daughter, Robin, at Texas A & M University […]

07 Dec 18
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George H.W. Bush has finally been laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara (pictured in 1989), and their daughter, Robin, at Texas A&M after a private service for his family

George H.W. Bush has finally been laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Barbara (pictured in 1989), and their daughter, Robin, at Texas A&M after a private service for his family

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06 Dec 18
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President George H.W. Bush’s extended state funeral began its final stages on Thursday in Houston, Texas, with the second imposing church memorial in two days – and his grandsons serving as honorary pallbearers.

About 1,200 invited guests at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church included members of the 41st president’s family, Houston athletes and civic leaders who knew him as a service-minded American who invested more than four decades in merging his family’s values with America’s.

He was ‘the most gracious, most decent, most humble man I will ever know,’ said George P. Bush, the late president’s grandson who as the Texas land commissioner is the last current family member with a political future.

Recalling vacations with ‘Gamps,’ and his inspiring letters, he joked about games of horseshoes the former

06 Dec 18
The Irish Sun
WHEN millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch the funeral of former US president George HW Bush this week, one voice stood out above all others. And it belonged to an Irishman, Kilkenny native Ronan Tynan. Singer Ronan Tynan He may not be a household name here, but the talented tenor is in such demand internationally that his list of clients includes presidents, world leaders and A-list sports teams. Now 58 and having made America his adopted home, his influence is such that he was even invited to perform for George HW Bush on his death bed. Tynan’s meteoric success has all the hallmarks of an Irishman-made-good tale, but it’s all the more remarkable given that when he was a baby, his parents were told that he would never walk. What deformity was he born with? He was born with phocomelia, a congenital deformity that affected both of his legs and left him with just three toes on each foot. The funeral of former President George HW Bush Doctors didn’t hold any hope for his prospects of mobility and he spent much of his first three years in a Dublin hospital. His mother Therese then decided he should be brought home to Johnstown in Kilkenny where she would do her best to help him to walk. He later credited her for instilling in him a huge sense of determination as he continuously defied the odds. Despite his disability, he enjoyed an active childhood but suffered a serious setback when he was involved in a motorbike accident at the age of 20. How did Tynan get involved with the Paralympics? As a result of his injuries, he needed to have both lower legs amputated in order to enable him to walk on artificial limbs. Undeterred, he turned to Paralympic sports and became a decorated athlete, winning 18 gold medals between 1981 and 1984. Tynan is a former Paralympian He also broke 14 Paralympic world records. He became the first disabled person admitted to the National College of Physical Education in Cork and later went on to Trinity College where he qualified as a doctor. When did he begin his music career? Tynan’s time as a student was certainly well spent, and he indulged his passion for singing by performing ballads in pub sessions. His fondness for music had been evident from an early age, and was encouraged by his father. Ronan Tynan performing in 2005 Yet he didn’t begin to take it seriously until he turned 33 and began formal voice training. His efforts quickly paid off and in 1994 he won the RTE talent show Go For It. The following year, he won a prestigious operatic contest in France, and released his debut album The impossible dream. It went platinum, but he continued with medicine and opened a clinic in Kilkenny where he specialised in orthopaedic sports injuries. All changed in 1998 when he accepted an invitation to become a founding member of the Irish Tenors, alongside Anthony Kearns and Finbar Wright. When did his career move to the US? The Irish Tenors instantly became a huge hit in the US following their debut on PBS television. Having built up a profile, Ronan was called upon to sing at the at the funeral masses of several firefighters and police officers in the aftermath of the 9/11 atrocities. Ronan Tynan performing at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday America’s rich and influential elite began to take note, and in 2003 he performed at the wedding of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. A worldwide TV audience of 35 million beckoned in 2004 when he sang at the funeral of Ronald Reagan. By then, he had already developed a relationship with the Bush family. And when the call came to sing at George HW Bush’s 80th birthday party, he was invited to travel to the event alongside then-president George Jnr on Air Force One. He repaid the favour in 2005 when George booked him to sing at his second presidential inauguration. Inevitably, Ronan’s time in the limelight wasn’t without its controversies, and in 2009 he hit the spotlight for all the wrong reasons when he was accused of making an anti-semitic remark to an estate agent’s client. Tynan later said that the remark was in jest and he told NBC New York at the time: “It was stupid of me to be so callous, and I would never want to hurt anybody’s feelings. “A lot of my friends are Jewish, it’s something misfortunate.. I was stupid with my mouth.” Ronan Tynan with George Bush and Rick Perry Since then he has gone on to carve a hugely successful career in his adopted home, although he still maintains close ties with his family in Kilkenny. [article-rail-section title=”most read in news” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Lauded by the Bush family, he was invited last week to George HW Bush’s bedside and sang two songs, including an Irish language ballad and a version of Silent Night. The former president reportedly mouthed the words to the hymn before slipping away hours later. And when the world’s attention turned to the National Cathedral in Washington DC on Wednesday, Ronan was again centre stage, wowing the congregation with two powerful renditions, accompanied by the Armed Forces Chorus and the United States Marine Corps orchestra.
06 Dec 18
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President George H.W. Bush's extensive state funeral began in Houston on Thursday, with the second imposing ecclesiastical monument in two days – and his grandsons served as honorary pallbearers. About 1,000 guests in the St. Martin's Episcopal Church were members of the 41st President's family, Houston athletes and citizenship leaders who knew him as a […]

06 Dec 18
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He’ll be buried in his family plot at Texas A&M University in College Station on Thursday.

06 Dec 18
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A divided Washington led by the nation’s five living presidents put on a facade of unity Wednesday at the poignant state funeral of George H.W. Bush, as America bade farewell to its 41st president. Donald and Melania Trump shared a front row pew at Washington National Cathedral with past presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy […]

06 Dec 18
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Called Poppy by his family, Gampy by his grandchildren and 41 by his son, Mr. Bush was a patrician by birth and a preppy by inclination, yet in many ways the most human of presidents. He was hardly the towering figure Reagan was, but neither was he as remote. His foibles were easily parodied, but […]