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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.


IQ Pharmatek To Replace Former Suir Pharma Plant


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.


Personal Contribution To Rent Supplement Cut

Department of Social Protection

Good news for those in receipt of Rent Supplement while under the age of 26 years. Their Personal Rent Supplement Contribution has been cut, with a saving of up to €80 a month for those claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Supplementary Welfare Allowance.

Single individuals or couples under 26 years of age and who were claiming Jobseekers or receiving Social Welfare Assistance, previously had to contribute up to €40 a week to their Rent Supplement Tenancy.

Under a new arrangement, a single person aged between 18-24 and receiving a payment of €100 a week, same will see their contribution to the weekly rent cut from €30 to €10, representing a saving of €20 per week.

A young person of the same age receiving €144 or €160 a week will also have their personal contribution cut by €10 per week.

This measure, which was much sought by organisations working with homeless people, is expected to ease the rental burden on young people, especially those in transition from homeless services into rental accommodation.


Christmas 2016 Thurles Credit Union Cash Draw

Thurles Credit Union

Thurles Credit Union

The monthly ‘Cash Draw’ for Thurles Credit Union (TCU) Members, for December 2016, took place on Friday 2nd of December 2016 last.

Our congratulations go to this month’s computer generated 1st prize winner M/s Breda Ryan, Kennedy Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, latter who won the monthly 1st prize of a whopping great €10,000 in cash.

Congratulations must also go to three other lucky TCU Member winners, each of whom received prizes of €1,000 each;  namely:-  Mrs Mary Fitzgerald Doyle, Cluen, Clonoulty, Co. Tipperary,  M/s Ruth Purcell / Alan Ryan, Ard Mhuire, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and M/s Angela Brennan, Athnid, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Please Note: Members can still join these current TCU Members Monthly Cash Draws by simply completing an application form in any of the three Thurles Credit Union associated offices.
Congratulations to all the lucky winners.

Note Opening Hours for Thurles Credit Union during Christmas & New Year 2016/17.
Friday 23rd December 2016, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.
Saturday 24th December, 2016 (Closed).
Monday 26th December, 2016 (Closed).
Tuesday 27th December, 2016 (Closed).
Wednesday 28th December, 2016 (Closed).
Thursday 29th December, 2016 (Closed).
Friday 30th December 2016, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.
Saturday 31st December 2016, 9.30a.m2.30 p.m.
Monday 2nd January, 2017 (Closed).
Tuesday 3rd January 2017, 9.30 a.m.5.00 p.m.

Management & Staff of Thurles Credit would also like to take this opportunity to wish all their members a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


‘ Millie’ Wants Your Credit Card Details

GardaGardaí and Revenue Commissioners have become aware of a number of persons who have received phone calls from bogus personnel, purporting to work within local Banks and the Offices of Revenue.

Same calls are seeking Credit Card details and/or demanding immediate payment of tax bills; to be paid over the phone.

The first piece of information to note is that these individuals are not calling from your friendly Bank or Revenue Office.

If you receive a telephone call purporting to be from the Revenue Commissioners and about which you have any doubts, you should contact the Collector General’s Division (Tel:1890 20 30 70), without revealing any further details with regards to your banking or Revenue business.

Calls seeking Credit Card details.
With regard to those seeking Credit Card details; we are aware that telephone calls are being received today, around Tipperary, from a Mobile Tel. No 086/8646588.

In the latter case a woman identifying herself as ‘Millie’, informs you she is from your Bank and that €250 has been removed from your Credit Card account without, she believes, your personal knowledge. She is urgently seeking immediate clarification and confirmation of your Credit Card details, in order to put a halt this or other unwarranted transaction.

Remember anyone who mistakenly provides personal information in response to these types of fraudulent phone calls, should contact their Bank or Credit Card company immediately and alert the Gardaí.

Remember the Gardaí cannot fight crime alone, without the full support and co-operation of local communities and everyone has an onus and a major role to play, in attempting to prevent and reduce every act of criminality.