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Part-time Fire Fighters Required In Tipperary

Applications are being invited by Tipperary County Council, for the positions of part-time fire-fighters with the following town fire brigade units, namely, Tipperary Town, Cashel and Nenagh.

The possible average annual earnings of such part-time fire-fighters is approximately €15,000 to €20,000 each, per annum.

Future panel groups may be created in each of the three towns from applicants, from which further vacancies arising during the lifetime of each panel, will be filled.

Depending on the number of applications received, short listing of candidates may be deemed necessary, with short listings based on the information provided on original application forms.

Fire Fighter Qualifications and Particulars, including Application Forms can be found and downloaded from HERE or can be received by email on request from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie, to whom all completed Application Forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday, 8th February 2017.

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Time For Political Resignations In Tipperary

December 2016 figures, shown hereunder and supplied by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show there were 11,521 people claiming social welfare benefits, of some kind, in Co Tipperary last month.

Live Register figures supplied below are categorised by ‘All Ages’, ‘Both Sexes’, ‘Social Welfare Office’ and ‘Month’ and when December 2016 figures are compared with the previous month November 2016, same show an increase in claimants of 330 persons for County Tipperary as a whole.

More depressing was the fact that the numbers signing-on increased at every single Social Welfare office in Co. Tipperary last month; the highest increase of 80 extra claimants being located in the Thurles Social Welfare Office area.

Of the 1,432 jobs announced/promised by former outgoing Government Tipperary Labour Minister Alan Kelly and Fine Gael, (700 for Nth Tipp & 692 for Sth Tipp – Total Jobs in all 1392), prior to the last General Election (February 26th, 2016) in what appears to have been a vote gathering exercise; not one single promised job has as yet materialised either North or South of the county.

Politicians representing all political parties in Co. Tipperary have spent their time being “Photographed with successful so called celebrities” (since agreeing a minority government on May 6th 2016), attempting to highlight their profiles by “Calling for” or “Welcoming” the crumbs offered by other government Ministers, to each and every other dog in this Irish State.

Co. Tipperary elected representatives from all political parties must now come together under one single umbrella; to find real solutions for our current poorly represented and grossly neglected county.

No more “Celebrity Photographs”, “Calling For the impossible” or “Welcoming the efforts of other Ministerial politicians”; the alternative for failure by these same Tipperary elected representatives in carrying, to fruition, promises made to constituents, must surely come in the form of immediate resignations.

There are others suitably qualified and approachable to represent the Premier County and no shame in you, our elected representative, honestly admitting you are unable to undertake the task of guiding our county through our current financial difficulties.

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BARDEN Appoint Thurles Lady As Partner Over Executive Search Business

Sandra & George with children (L-R) Ava, Tim & Cora.

BARDEN, Career Partners to the Accounting, Tax & Financial Services Community in Ireland, are delighted to announce the appointment of Thurles born M/s Sandra Quinn, as Partner over their Executive Search business.

Daughter of retired parents Mr Tim and Mrs Joan Quinn, Stradavoher, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; M/s Quinn was educated at the Presentation Convent, Thurles, before going on to study with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland; obtaining a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) from the Waterford Institute of Technology.

In her newest appointment she will primarily be responsible for senior level finance appointments in Leinster and will also work on retained strategic assignments at an executive level for key BARDEN clients.

In announcing the new appointment, Mr Ed Heffernan (Managing Partner, Barden) stated, “Appointing M/s Quinn as a partner in BARDEN was a very easy decision. Her training, qualifications, experience, credibility and ethics are second to none. Sandra will be a great ambassador for BARDEN and is perfectly positioned to support our clients and our professional community, on senior appointments”

M/s Quinn currently resides in Italy with her partner George (A Ryanair Captain –  flying out of Bergamo Airport), and their three children, Ava (aged 4), Cora (aged 3) and Tim (aged 1).

She commenced her career in recruitment in 2010 and since then has worked on a large number of significant assignments in the areas of finance, holding roles from Financial Controller to Business Development Manager; both locally and internationally.  In her new role, Sandra will be recruitment partner to senior professionals in the Leinster area; offering advice, support and opportunities at Executive and Director levels. Typical assignments will include: CFO, Finance Director, Corporate Finance Director, Practice Director/Partner and a variety of other coursework across Industry, Financial Services and Practice.

Contacted at her home in Italy yesterday, M/s Quinn stated that she was very excited to be taking on this new challenge in BARDEN. “It will be a real privilege to work on senior finance appointments with the support of Managing Partners Ed & Elaine. Together as a team we will be able to offer a truly bespoke service to the senior finance community.” concluded M/s Quinn.

We wish M/s Quinn every future success in her new appointment.

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IQ Pharmatek To Replace Former Suir Pharma Plant

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IQ Pharmatek, to take over Suir Pharma plant in Clonmel.

Some 100 jobs are set to be replaced on the Waterford Road in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, following the reopening of the former Suir Pharma plant, which closed down in mid May 2016, with the loss of some 130 jobs.

The premises is set to reopen under the name IQ Pharmatek, latter which is made up of companies invested in Ireland, the UK and the United Arab Emirates, and will initially focus on manufacturing products for other International pharma companies.

A spokesperson for IQ Pharmatek, Mr Azzam Hussein, stated that the new firm is expected to be up and producing their products within a matter of weeks.

Initially some one hundred people will be employed within the next month with a further 100 people expected to be employed in 2018.

While a number of key staff are understood to be already in place, some former Suir Pharma staff are hopeful of being returned to full employed at the facility.

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Thurles Christmas Free Parking Initiative

Christmas Lights - Thurles Town Centre

Christmas Lights – Thurles Town Centre

Free Parking Initiative – Templemore / Thurles Municipal District.

Notice has been given by Templemore / Thurles Municipal District of Free Parking, to be made available on the three Saturday’s prior to Christmas 2016.

Same is designed to assist in promoting local trade and to encourage support for town traders under this jurisdiction, during the festive season; so please do try to shop local,  this Christmas.

Free parking can be found available in the towns of Thurles and Roscrea at all public car parks only, while free parking is available in Templemore throughout the town.

This free parking notice comes into effect for the following three Saturdays only:- Saturday 10th. December, Saturday 17th. December, and Saturday 24th. December.

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