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Prize Bond Draw’s Star Prize Won In Tipperary

The Prize Bond Draw’s Star Prize for the 4th May 2018, has been won by one lucky Prize Bond holder here in Co. Tipperary.

The lucky Prize Bond, which was purchased in 2016, wins for its owner €50,000 (Prize Bond number AEU325218). Over 4,000 prizes were awarded in this week’s Prize Bond Draw, amounting to over €250,000.

In addition to a €1 million prize awarded on the last weekly draw of June and December, there remain weekly draws where the top prize is €50,000, with other cash prizes each week including 10 of €1,000 and 10 of €500.

Your Prize Bond, which is a State Savings product offering holders the chance to win tax-free cash prizes every week; can always be cashed in at any time after the minimum holding period of three months.

Prize Bonds can be purchased by Direct Debit; online at www.StateSavings.ie; by telephone to callsave 1850 30 50 60 or at your local Post Office. Holders can check draw results online at www.StateSavings.ie.

Last Month 16,776 Prize Bond investors received a total of €1,094,600.00 in Tax Free cash prizes.


Two Million Guaranteed For Tipperary Flood Relief Schemes

Independent TD Mr Michael Lowry has today stated that he is delighted to confirm that both Nenagh and Golden in Co. Tipperary, are to be included in the Governments new Flood Management plan; each to be viewed as an individual priority scheme.

The flood relief schemes for both areas have now been sanctioned by Mr. Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works (O.P.W ) and Flood Relief.  Same schemes are scheduled to progress with sufficient funding guaranteed to completed all the necessary works.  Flood Relief Schemes for these areas are estimated to cost €2 million, which is now guaranteed by the O.P.W.

The O.P.W in conjunction with Tipperary Co. Council Engineers, will further examine all available options and solutions before implementing agreed appropriate engineering strategy to avert future flooding events in both these areas.

“While the total costs cannot be determined until a specific design is sanctioned; the estimated combined cost of both schemes of €2 Million is wholly and absolutely guaranteed”, stated Deputy Lowry.


B O I To Close Service Centre In Tipperary

The Bank Of Ireland have announced that 28 service centres will close across four locations in Ireland, resulting in the loss of some 200 jobs expected overall.

These centres, understood to presently give employment to 419 people involved in administration and support services, are due to close their shutters by the end of this year.

Locations affected will include Co. Tipperary, with these jobs being centralised as part of the B O I’s restructuring efforts. Affected staff are expected to be able to apply for new roles within the company or to involve themselves in the acquiring of early retirement options.

Branch networks remain unaffected by this latest announcement.


Deputy Lowry TD Welcomes News On Lisheen Site.

Independent Deputy Michael Lowry has confirmed that EU Commissioner Phil Hogan will today formally announce the sanction and funding for a revolutionary bio-economy research project, led by Glanbia Ireland.

This exciting development will be based at the former Lisheen Mine site which has been designated as a green energy hub.

This project has huge prospects for full time employment and it is conservatively estimated that it has the potential to create 300 permanent jobs. The initial site preparation and construction phase of the development will employ both directly and indirectly; up to 160 people.

The project will involve the development of a new bio-refinery and will use technology which has been developed by Glanbia Ireland.

When completed the bio-refinery will help in tackling the current environmental crisis created by waste plastic across the country and the world.

Deputy Lowry stated, “I am pleased to have made my contribution to ensure that this key development would be located at the former Lisheen Mine site, and I compliment all the agencies involved in the partnership which will deliver this significant bio-refinery project.
I wish to thank Commissioner Phil Hogan and Minister Heather Humphreys for their support, cooperation and assistance throughout this complex and lengthy process”


High Court Declaration Sought In Perrin Property Case

Mr Chris Lehane, Official Assignee in Bankruptcy in Ireland, is seeking a declaration from the High Court relating to the beneficial ownership of property transferred into the sole name of Mr Albert Perrin by his wife Mrs Heather Perrin.

Mrs Perrin is understood to have transferred the property situated at Lambay Court, Malahide, Co. Dublin, into her husband’s sole ownership, in 2012, a month after she had been sentenced to 2½ years in jail for deceiving a then 83-year-old client.

Mrs Perrin is understood to own a half-share in a large two-storey house, complete with stables and 5 acres of land, purchased in 2005 and situated at Ballykelly outside of Cashel, in Co Tipperary, in the heartland of horse breeding and racing country.

Mrs Perrin, who to date is the only Irish judge ever to have been given a prison sentence; declared herself bankrupt in 2016, asserting debts of some €572,000 to Ulster Bank; €500,000 to the Irish Revenue Commissioners and €19,753 owed to three separate credit-card companies. Mrs Perrin’s debts are understood to have exceeded her liabilities by some €865,890.

Mrs Perrin, who had a solicitor’s practice in the coastal suburb of Fairview, Dublin, before being appointed to the bench, had her son’s name written in to the will of an elderly client, Mr Thomas Davis. Her daughter Sybil was also set to receive a share of €500,000 or half his estate, before the deception was uncovered.

The transferred stated property was put on the market by Mr Perrin, one year later in 2013, with a guide price of €650,000, but was later withdrawn from sale. Dublin house prices today would indicate that this property is worth possibly €1million, with a nearby property having exchanged hands for €1.125m in 2010.

A number of other parties are also believed to have lodged claims on the property on the basis that Mrs Perrin still retains a beneficial interest. They include Glenda Gilroy, alleging theft from her son, Gareth, a minor; Noel T. O’Hanrahan, the solicitor who bought Perrin’s Fairview practice when she became a judge, and the Frederic Ozanam Trust, which runs St Vincent de Paul, in relation to a €40,000 bequest made by a client of Mrs Perrin.