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Garda College Templemore – Government To Abandon €5.5 Million Site At Clonmore Templemore

Plans to build a new Garda centre for the training of officers involved in firearms and advanced driving, have now been abandoned as part of our recession spending cuts.

The 220-acre site at Clonmore, latter situated close to Templemore, Thurles, Co.Tipperary, which was ear marked for use as a firearms and as a tactical training […]

Mortgage Interest Relief – Suspended – May 1st 09

Persons who purchased homes since 2002 will have their mortgage interest relief cut off with effect from 1st May, until they can demonstrate their true entitlement. This move by the Revenue Commissioners means that mortgage holders presently registered as owning up to 230,000 homes will face higher mortgage bills. This move comes despite assurance in […]

Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD Commends Recipients of Meat Hygiene Certificates

Certificates in Meat Hygiene were presented to food technical staff of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food at a ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD on Saturday, 25 April last.

The graduates completed nine modular courses at certificate level at Teagasc Ashtown Food Research Centre over the last number of years and […]

€10 Million Good Bye Fund For Councillors Rejected In June Elections

City and County Council Candidates who are not returned to office in the forthcoming June local elections, will reap a tax-free lump sum of up to €70,000.

City and County Councillors who fail to be re-elected in June next will be paid a tax-free sum to a maximum of €70,416 each out of a €10m […]

Delivering More Than Just The Basics

In an industry saturated with computer enhanced ‘music’ tracks, soulless song lyrics and string-puppet artists, “The Basics” are a local Thurles band that represent a refreshing antidote.

Fronted by the talented singer songwriter Paul Byrne, The Basics comprise Darragh Byrne (guitarist), Johnny Walsh (drummer) and Shelly Martin (bassist and backing vocalist).

Following the release of […]