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T.C.U. Members January 2016 Cash Draw Winners


The 1st prize winner of €10,000 in the January 2016 Thurles Credit Union Members’ Cash Draw was M/s Frances Moore, Childers Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Frances is pictured above, third from the left, being presented with her winners cheque by M/s Catherine Henderson (TCU) and  Michelle McCormack (TCU). Also in the photograph is Mr Patrick Moore and Catherine’s granddaughter Miss Amy Lynn.

Congratulations also must go to three other lucky cash prize winners; Mr James Leahy, The Islands, Urlingford, Co Kilkenny; Mr John & Mrs Josephine Bourke, Holycross, Thurles and M/s Maura Purcell, Leugh, Thurles; each of whom received €1,000 in this monthly computer generated draw.

Note: Members can still join the TCU Members Monthly Cash Draw by simply completing an application form in any of 3 associated Thurles Credit Union offices.

Flooding – Lowry Accuses Government Of ‘Crisis Panic’.


Independent TD Deputy Michael Lowry has described the decision by the present Government not to proceed with a ‘statutory single waterways authority’ as simply disastrous. The government has instead set up a ‘co-ordination group’ to implement flood management infrastructure.

Deputy Lowry stated: “The setting up of a ‘co-ordination group’ instead of a ‘statutory single waterways authority’ is a formula for future confusion with regards to actual day-to-day management of Ireland’s rivers and waterways. For whatever reason best known to this Government, they appear to have panicked under the pressure of recent criticisms regarding their slow response to the unanticipated flooding crisis. In making this decision to set up a ‘co-ordination group’ they have guaranteed that any disagreements between state agencies and other bodies into the future, will only lead to long delays in almost all attempted implementation of future flood prevention measures.”

Lowry welcomed the decision to include aid under the Fodder Replacement Scheme together with Humanitarian Aid and Hardship Recognition assistance.

Lowry stated; “It is now essential that all fodder damaged through flooding be urgently replaced and that the Hardship Recognition Scheme should take into account not just the damage caused to farm buildings but also deflated farm income suffered in association”.

Deputy Lowry acknowledged the magnificent and professional work undertaken by community services, general staff and management at Tipperary County Council.

“I have now contacted Tipperary County Council in relation to recent flooding and the general repairs and works urgently required in mending drains, ditches and culverts as well as roads and bridges across Tipperary. I have insisted that I be kept fully informed of any reports or proposed future works that are to be carried out on all roads, which I have examined and listed. Requests have been forwarded on to the necessary personnel with the instruction that issues be investigated on behalf of residents. It is now essential that Tipperary Co. Council seek funding from Government for all necessary emergency repairs”, concluded TD Lowry.

Thurles Credit Union – December 2015 Cash Draw Winners

Credit-UnionrThe 1st prize winners of €10,000 in the Thurles Credit Union (TCU) Members’ Cash Draw for December 2015, were Mr Dan and Mrs Josephine Taylor, Ballyerk, Templetouhy, Thurles Co. Tipperary.

Dan and Josephine are pictured here being presented with their cheque by Thurles Credit Union CEO Mr Donal Scannell.

Congratulations also to three other TCU Members who won cash; most welcome no doubt coming up to the Christmas period.

M/s Lisa Whelan, Edenderry, Co Offaly; M/s Geraldine Ivers, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and M/s Kathleen Healy, Columba Terrace, Thurles, Co Tipperary; all who received €1,000 each in this monthly computer generated prize money draw.

Congratulation to all the lucky prize winners.

Mr Michael Harty (TCU’s Business & Strategy Manager) has desired that he take this opportunity, on behalf of all Thurles Credit Union staff, to wish the people of Thurles and all TCU customers,  a very Healthy and Happy Christmas and a massive ‘Thank You’ for all your help in 2015.

Co. Tipperary Wins Award For Energy Management

tippOn Thursday night last, Tipperary County Council won the Public Sector Sustainable Energy Award at a ceremony organised by the National Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The SEAI itself has a mission to play a leading role in the transformation of Ireland to a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices. SEAI is partly financed by Ireland’s EU Structural Funds Programme co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Union.

The award was won by Tipperary County Council for work in relation to its energy management performance and on its uptake of renewable energy solutions.

Tipperary County Council contested strong competition from three other finalists in the Public Sector category, namely; The Dublin Airport Authority, Gas Networks and An Post, who were also strong opponents in this close run national contest.

Cathaoirleach Cllr. Mr Seamus Hanafin and Council Director, Mr Matt Shortt accepted the award on behalf of Tipperary County Council, at a gala ceremony in Kilmainham Gaol.

Speaking following the acceptance of this award, Tipperary County Council Cathaoirleach Cllr Hanafin, stated that the award further highlighted the outstanding achievements by Tipperary County Council who, in partnership with Tipperary Energy Agency, were fully committed to upgrading their sustainable energy policy.

Praising all involved in finding genuine renewable energy solutions, Cllr. Hanafin stated, “Huge benefits have accrued to both Tipperary County Council as well as the people of Co. Tipperary. These benefits are borne out through achieving major cost reductions brought about by providing retrofits for both public buildings and houses, thus also greatly reducing our current carbon footprint.”

Entrants to the 2015 Sustainable Energy Awards have saved an unprecedented €48 million in the last year, through their extraordinary sustainable energy projects undertaken.

Christmas Toy Assistance From St. Vincent de Paul

ChristmasToyDistribution-ApplicationFormDo you need help with Toys this Christmas?

If you reside in the Thurles/Moyne areas, St Vincent de Paul (SVP) may be able to assist you with the purchase of toys for your children this Christmas. Complete the attached ‘Toy Application form hereunder and send same to the following address, no later than Monday 30th November 2015.

Address: St Vincent de Paul, St Mary’s, Parnell Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A printable PDF file of this application form can be downloaded here: ChristmasToyDistribution-ApplicationForm The SVP will contact each applicant to discuss their submitted application.

If you are unable to download the attached PDF, note application forms are available from the following offices;
Fred’s Fashions, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
St. Vincent de Paul Office, St Mary’s, Parnell Park, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Thurles Library, The Source, Cathedral St., Thurles, Co. Tipperary.


“Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.”  Proverbs 21:13.

SVPPerhaps YOU can give a gift to St. Vincent de Paul this Christmas.

It is always the wish of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) that every family will have what they need for the Christmas 2015 season.

To this end, those better off amongst us are invited to give a gift to St. Vincent de Paul in association with Aldi Supermarket, thus helping a family in our community who may be in need this festival season.

Choose a gift to the value you would like to donate from the options on the poster shown left above. (Click on Poster for larger magnification). Your support will ensure that families in your local area receive the help they need this Christmas.

Last year, thousands of families in communities’ right across Ireland celebrated Christmas with the help of schools, businesses and people just like you. Unfortunately, this year even more people truly need your support.

Please sign up to take part in the “Giving Tree” today and donate a gift to make Christmas that little bit brighter for children and families who are struggling in your community.

For more information contact your local Regional Office or Email: fundraising@svp.ie or Call: (01) 838 6990

Other ways you can Donate
By Phone: Just call 01-8386990 or find your local office
By Post: Please send cheques to Freepost DN 1096, Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Office, SVP House, 91-92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1
By Bank: To:-Bank of Ireland, Phibsborough, Dublin 7; A/C Name: St. Vincent de Paul Council of Ireland. A/C Number: 80005599; Sort Code: 90-06-23; Bank Identifier Code: BOFIIE2D; BAN Code: IE70 BOFI 9006 2380 0055 99.

Thank You

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