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Thurles Winter Fuel Special Offer

With the long winter nights imminent it is worth noting that for a short period while stocks lastCentenary Thurles Co-Op, Templemore Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary, are running once again this year their Winter Fuel Special Offer.

This ‘Special Offer’ is as follows:A Warm Coal Fire

1 x 40kg. bag of Premium Polish Coal for €17.25 – Collected.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal for €85.00 – Collected.
5 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal plus 5 Bales Briquettes for €96.00 – Collected.
3 x 40kg. bags of Premium Polish Coal plus 2 Bales Briquettes for €56.00 – Collected.
Briquettes (Bord Na Mona)  per single Bale presently €3.85 – Collected.
3 x 1 Bales Briquettes presently just €10.95. – Collected.

Latter Briquette offer alone represents a colossal saving of €2.55 when compared to some shops / petrol stations / supermarkets, who currently today were extorting up to €13.50 for the same 3 Bale purchase;  and up to €21.00 for a single 1 x 40kg. bag of Polish coal; latter representing a colossal €3.75 above the ‘Special Offer’ shown here above.

You can contact Thurles Centenary Co-Op during normal business hours at Telephone: (0504) 91950 or telephone any of their other Agri Stores, in Tipperary by clicking HERE.


Michael Lowry Demands New Deal For Borrowers

repossessSpeaking on local radio stations across Co. Tipperary yesterday, Independent TD Deputy Michael Lowry accused financial institutions of being greedy, aggressive and often arrogant in their treatment of ordinary house-holders and their families.

Following a review undertaken by the Deputy; he is now aware that appearing before the Court in Nenagh in recent weeks, financial institutions sought some 86 applications for home repossessions, with similar figures being repeated in the town of Clonmel.

Deputy Lowry stated, “The majority of these applications are causing intense anxiety, distress and disruption to Tipperary individuals and their families, who remain, firmly, the victims of a banking industry which has been permitted to run out of control.”

Deputy Lowry continued, “At present, borrowers are being held to account for the behaviour of these financial institutions who are permitted to sail completely free of having to take any share of the responsibility for the chaos and heart-break. This present crisis has been caused primarily by these same financial institutions, which had to hand all the advantages of ‘top-notch’ advice and have spent the last year before the Banking Inquiry, unable to recall their past actions and refusing profusely to take any responsibility for their totally dissolute actions.”

“I firmly believe that borrowers, particularly distressed home-owners, should get some respite. Why should thousands of individuals and whole families be put on local authority housing lists, simply because bankers became fixated; wildly encouraging people to borrow 100% loans, most often knowingly aware of peoples inability to repay?”

“I now demand a new deal for distressed home-owners, under which our Banks and Vulture Funds, which purchased many of their Loan Books, would immediately be forced to enter into the following arrangements with borrowers. In other words, where a borrower is committed to an agreed affordable repayment situation (initially for a trial period of say 2 years), same should be permitted to keep their homes, on the condition that they abide by same pre-agreed affordable repayment. Legislation to compel these arrangements should be a priority for any incoming Government,” concluded the Independent Tipperary Deputy.


Scam Warning – Community Alert

garda crestNumerous Thurles individuals have received ‘Scam’ telephone calls today, appearing to emanate from a telephone number – (01) 254 8323).

A recorded voice message was received by these individuals when they answered. This (01) 254 8323 number tried to convince call recipients that they were ringing on behalf of the Revenue Commissioners and requested that they should ring them back. If you receive one of these call – DO NOT phone back.

This recorded message also threatens to take legal proceedings against you should you, the recipient, fail to respond by not phoning them back.

This is the very same ‘Voice Phishing’ or ‘Vishing’ scam we warned you about on September 25th last.

Remember this scam is made possible because of telephone “clear down time”, where if the person making the call doesn’t hang up, the line remains active for up to 60 seconds. In other words when you, the customer, hang up your phone and assume that you are ringing the Revenue Commissioners, your Bank or your local Garda Station, the real person you are speaking to will be either an accomplice or the original scam artist / criminal themselves, who will then requests private data. You believing that you are speaking to your Bank (for example) will possibly pass on information, e.g. account accessing information.

Please everyone, do keep in mind that no truly genuine person or business representative, from any financial business organisation or the Public Service will ever call and seek personal, private details or any other data, either over the phone or by email contact.

Do warn elderly parents and friends about this scam, as already many people have lost thousands of Euros after being asked to provide privileged data.


Grant Thornton Budget 2016 Breakfast Seminar

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Business Persons Take Note: Once again this year Grant Thornton is linking up with Newstalk [106-108fm] to provide live radio commentary and assessment; as Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan speaks from Dáil Éireann, delivering the government’s fifth and possible final budget on October 13th 2015.

With the economy continuing to perform strongly, we can expect to see some significant tax cuts and some innovative tax measures to help sustain this recovery. The exact nature of the tax cuts continue to remain uncertain and in particular whether they will be confined to lower and middle income earners.

Grant Thornton Ireland (A member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd [Grant Thornton International] ), now invite you to join them at a ‘Breakfast Seminar’ in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Horse & Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Thursday, 15th October, when Leslie Barrett (Tax Partner) and Theresa O’Gorman (Tax Director) will address the effects that this budget will have on you and your business.

NOTE: This event will begin with registration and breakfast sharp at 8:00am; with the seminar beginning at 8.15am, and finishing at 9.15am.

Should you wish to attend, do please R.S.V.P. by Monday October 12th 2015 at the latest, to diane.cronin@ie.gt.com or call on +353 (0)61 312 744.


Thurles Credit Union Members Cash Draw Results

Credit-UnionThurles Credit Union held their monthly ‘Members Cash Draw‘ on Saturday 3rd of October 2015 at Credit Union House, Parnell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The monthly computer generated 1st prize winner of €10,000, went Mr Martin Muldowney, Lismoline, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Three runners-up prizes of €1000 each were also drawn by three other lucky winners who are named hereunder as follows:-

(1) Mr Patrick Kiely, Bohernamona, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

(2) M/s Brid Dwyer, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

(3) Mr Jim Shelly & M/s Josephine Dunne, Monadreen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Massive congratulations to all of the above named October 2015 Thurles Credit Union cash draw winning members.