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251 Persons Join Dole Queues In Tipperary In 31 days

School-Ahead

School Ahead” – Picture taken yesterday on the outskirts of a rural village in Co. Tipperary. Same best depicts the destruction of rural Ireland, under a current Labour /Fine Gael led government. (NRA please take note.)

Viewing the latest unemployment figures, uploaded on line today (Monday August 10th 2015) by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), residents of Co. Tipperary, possibly, with the exception of our over paid politicians, are less likely to be visiting the Bahamas to swim with pigs in the immediate future, as a current TV commercial currently invites.

Nationally the actual number of people currently unemployed in Ireland rose slightly during the month of July 2015, standing 300 higher than the seasonally adjusted figure for June at 208,900. Sadly the seasonally adjusted youth unemployment rate (persons aged 15-24) was 20.2% in July 2015; when compared to 19.9% in June 2015. Latter we understand was caused by a rise in the number nationally of unemployed females during the same month, which stood 500 higher at 81,200.

As we forewarned on Thurles.Info; here in Co. Tipperary some 251 extra persons joined our ever lengthening dole queues, despite continued political electioneered spin from our current Fine Gael & Labour government; no doubt assisted greatly by radio and newspaper journalists, happy to simply ‘copy and paste’ political press statements, without the slightest modicum of questioning as to the real facts.

In total, for just the three combined months of May, June and July 2015 a total of 1,086 Tipperary residents, represented under the CSO categories of ‘All Ages’ – ‘Both Sexes’ are now signing for unemployment benefit in the county as a whole; an increase of 251 within the last 31 days.

 June 30thJuly 31stNorth Tipperary and Associated Towns – 2015.
6,462 – 6,601 – North Tipperary, an overall increase of 139 persons.
2,635 – 2,658 – Nenagh, an increase of 23 persons.
1,187 – 1,246 – Roscrea, an increase of 59 persons.
2,640 – 2,697 – Thurles, an increase of 57 persons.

 June 30th– July 31stSouth Tipperary and Associated Towns – 2015.
7,998 – 8,110 – South Tipperary, an increase of 112 persons.
1,145 – 1,164 – Cahir, an increase of 19 persons.
1,697 – 1,719 – Carrick-On-Suir, an increase of 22 persons.
1,025 – 1,063 – Cashel, an increase of 38 persons.
2,611 – 2,616 – Clonmel, an increase of 5 persons.
1,520 – 1,548– Tipperary (Town), an increase of 28 persons.

In July 2015, led by an Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny (F.G.) and accompanied by Labour Minister Mr Alan Kelly, Mr Tom Hayes F.G. and F.G. Jobs Minister Mr Richard Bruton, latter politicians trotting into Tipperary South, to the town of Cahir, here to announce 152 imaginary jobs and a €50m Investment at ABP Food Group, which jobs so far to-date have failed to materialize.

The same political spin, on August 1st 2015, informed us of some 300 new jobs being created; supported by the IDA, in Cashel in Co Tipperary, by US generic drugs giant Amneal Pharmaceuticals, latter who purchased the former long idle Johnson and Johnson plant on the Cahir Road. In two years time following renovations Amneal expect to hire an estimated 250-300 employees, but only when the facility is at full capacity. Minister Richard Bruton F.G. described these latter futuristic jobs as being a massive boost for Cashel and the whole of Tipperary, capping what has been a good month for regional jobs announcements.

To add to today’s published CSO unemployment figures; during this same period (May 1st to July 31st 2015) at least 373 unemployed persons here in Co. Tipperary have already been moved off the Unemployment Register to work on Tús schemes (See Pay Rates of €1 per hour) and therefore not correctly categorised as being unemployed persons. A more accurate figure for unemployment in Tipperary during this same 3 month 2015 period should therefore read approximately 1459.

This latter figure does not take into account those other unemployed persons who chose to accept emigration. Neither does it take into account those who could not afford to leave this country and have since become members of that well known unpaid Internship Club known as ‘JobBridge’; latter which continues to remain unmonitored, offering poor conditions and little if any insurance cover through its forced membership.

Meanwhile, last week the drinks giant C&C announced the potential loss of 31 jobs, through redundancies, from its production workforce at Borrisoleigh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Thurles Credit Union Members Cash Draw Winners July

Credit-UnionThurles Credit Union held their monthly Members’ Cash Draw at Credit Union House, Parnell Street, Thurles, on Saturday last, July 25th 2015.

The monthly computer generated draw choose four lucky winners, who collectively won cash prizes totalling €13,000 this month.

The first lucky cash prize winner was M/s Martina Woodlock, Cloughmartin, Thurles, Co. Tipperary who won €10,000.

Three runner-up prizes of €1,000 went respectively to M/s Mary Walsh, Kennedy Park, Thurles; Mr Paddy and M/s Catherine Fogarty, Ard Carraig, Thurles and finally Mr John Heeney, Bohernamona Road, Thurles.

Congratulations to all of the above July 2015 Thurles Credit Union winning members.

Thurles Credit Union June €13,000 Cash Draw

Credit UnionThurles Credit Union Members’ Cash Draw.

Thurles Credit Union held its monthly Members’ Cash Draw at Credit Union House, Parnell Street on Saturday 27th June 2015.

The 1st prize winner of last month’s (June 2015) Cash Draw was M/s Helen Gleeson, Monakeeba,Thurles, Co Tipperary. Helen wins €10,000.

Pictured above, left, attending at the presentation of her winning cheque, are (Left to Right) M/s Helen Gleeson (Winner) with Mr John Fogarty (Deputy CEO).

Congratulations also to the other runners-up Mrs Eleanor and Mr Philip Taylor, Thurles Beg, Cashel; Mr Marek and Justyna Szanjner, Tramore, Co. Waterford and M/s Gemma Doyle Cussen, Waterfall, Co. Cork, all of whom won €1,000 each.

Note: The Thurles Credit Union Members cash draw is computer generated.

Our congratulations to all the winning members.

Ursuline Primary School – Saturday Family Fun Night

Ursuline

Scoil Angela the Ursuline primary school here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary are moving in force to Thurles Greyhound Stadium tomorrow night, Saturday June 20th 2015.

With the school’s annual summer holidays starting next week and led by the school’s active Parents Council, this very fine and long establishment centre of excellence will host a ‘Family Fun Race Night’, which will kick off in the stadium at 8.00 pm sharp.

Those wishing to attend tomorrow night’s superbly organised events can purchase tickets costing €10 each (between now and then), from the Arch Bar or this afternoon directly from the offices of Scoil Angela, both situated on Liberty Square in the town.

Amongst a host of events organised and taking place will be the ever popular Dog Racing, €500 Prize Draw, Music, Raffles, Face Painting, Numerous Spot Prizes, a ‘Best Dressed’ Competition,’ (Remember choose that ‘gúna’ carefully ladies) and expect one or two very special guests to make their appearance, during the course of what promises to be a most enjoyable and well planned evening event.

Proceeds raised will be used to develop already existing school playground facilities and to further upgrade the schools extensive IT learning programme.

So do please, please support, we promise you that the ‘craic’ will be mighty tomorrow night.

Ulster Bank Thurles Cake Sale

Ulster BankThurles Cake Sale
Staff and Management of the branch of Ulster Bank Ireland Limited, [Map Ref.] latter situated here in their premises at No. 49 Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary, are organising a ‘Cake Sale’ tomorrow (Thursday June 18th 2015).

The purpose of this cake sale is to raise money for recognised registered local charities operating in the Tipperary area.

Ulster Bank Ireland Limited have given an undertaking to match ‘Euro for Euro’  all proceeds raised by local Staff and Management at the Thurles branch office.

So if you are out and about shopping in Thurles tomorrow, between the hours 9.30am and 4.30pm (including lunch time), do drop into the bank’s premises and support this truly very worthy charity fund-raising effort.

Remember:-  Thursday June 18th 2015 – Ulster Bank, Thurles, Co Tipperary.

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