Nun tells of delight at being honoured by queen
AN Irish nun has expressed her delight at being included in the new year's honours list in the UK.
Sister Mary Thomas 'Agnes Dunne', who was born in Thurles, was awarded an MBE by the queen for services to retirement villages that are run by her order, the Sisters of St Augustine in England.
The villages provide nursing care for elderly residents and those with mental health issues.
"I recognise that the award is given, not just to myself, but in recognition too of my own religious community and in recognition of the many other professionals who have worked with us over the years," she said.