Caroline Egan Reports;
Gaelscoil Bhríde, located at Bothar Na Naomh, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, are having a Gathering on the 14th of June (see poster above) of current and past pupils, family and friends, to raise much needed funds for the school.
Areas in need of funding are Information Technology (I.T.), Library Resources and Child safety.
The school with over 200 pupils, like many schools in Tipperary, now operates on a reduced budget, so please support this event.
Tickets costing €10 can be purchased directly from the school. (Tel: 0504-21497 )
One of gaming tycoon Richard Quirke’s Companies was among the top payers in the latest Revenue tax defaulters list, published under Section 1086 of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997.
Mr Richard Quirke a joint director, together with his wife Anne, of the Dublin Pool and Juke Box Co, had failed to disclose €803,485.70 in an under-declaration of Value Added Tax (VAT). (Tax was €513,088.80 – Interest €136,470.26 – Penalties €153,926.64 = €803,485.70.)
Mr Quirke was behind the arcade ‘Dr Quirkey’s Good Time Emporium,’ on O’Connell Street, which was a major backer of plans to build a Super-Casino and Horse Racing Track at Two-Mile -Borris, Thurles and a new proposed Shopping Centre Complex also in Thurles, Co Tipperary, both of which failed in their respective planning applications.
Meanwhile Revenue state that in the three months to March its inspectors made settlements worth €20.72 million with some 126 tax defaulters, six of which exceeded €500,000.
Revenue also state that of the 126 cases it settled, seven of those investigated related to ongoing investigations into offshore funds totalling more than € €3.07 million.
Settlements are only published when the extensive voluntary disclosure options are not availed of and the default is as a result of careless or deliberate behaviour.
One of Ireland’s leading Water Treatment and Pumping Solution providers’ Cantwell Electrical Engineering Ltd.(CEEL) have officially opened their new €1.3 million state-of-the-art business premises.
Situated on its original site at Graigue, Urlingford, Thurles, Co Tipperary, Cantwell Electrical Engineering Ltd is an ISO certified company that specialises in the design and supply of water and waste water treatment systems and pumping solutions.
Less than 1km from the N8 Dublin/Cork Road, this new premises was officially opened by the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Phil Hogan, T.D. & truly reflects the standards & services which CEEL offer to their valued customers.
In response to an ever expanding client base, CEEL, in association with their sister company’s Quality Water Systems (QWS) & Cantwell Pumping & Treatment Systems, realised the need to update their premises to include new Offices, Workshops, Staff Training Facilities and a Retail Shop, latter which is open to the public six days a week.
Recent accreditation with ISO Standards in Quality Management, Environmental Management and Occupational Health & Safety, have resulted in increased levels of business and has opened up new avenues for this market-leading provider of Pumping, Control and Water Treatment Systems.
A full catalogue of their trade products, can be obtained by contacting Cantwell Pumping & Treatment Systems sales team on 056-8834198.
Proprietors Liam & Stella Ahearne of Ahearne’s Supermarket & Service Station Thurles, Tipperary.
The Ahearne’s /Londis Supermarket & Service Station, situated here on Abbey Road, Thurles, Co Tipperary, may have given the town its second millionaire this year.
The premises sold some lucky customer a Daily Million ‘Quick-Pick,’ ticket from their busy premises, in time for last Monday nights National Lotto draw.
The last lucky winner, now a multi millionaire, to emerge here near Thurles just last January, also purchased a single ‘Quick Pick,’ ticket, scooping a life changing jackpot worth a reported €10,613,747.
Due to their high volume of daily sales, delighted proprietors Mr & Mrs Liam & Stella Ahearne today claimed they have no idea as to the identity of the lucky recipient, but believe that there is a very good chance that the winner is someone from the local community here in the town.
As our readers can imagine, this news has most certainly created quite a stir around the locality, with locals speculating as to the identity of the lucky recipient.
This is not the first big win for the Ahearne’s Supermarket venue, having sold one of their regular customers a successful “Winning Streak,” ticket recently, which in turn yielded that lucky individual almost €30,000.
Last Monday’s “Daily Million” draw bore the winning numbers 2, 4, 6, 13, 17 and 19, while the bonus number was 25.
One of Tipperary’s best-known secondary schools, Rockwell College, founded in 1864, and situated on the outskirts of Cashel, Co Tipperary, with over 500 boarding and day pupils, will become a fee-paying educational venue from September next.
This historical Co Tipperary College, whose former pupils & teachers included Patrick Hillery (Former President of Ireland.), Dr. Maurice Manning (Irish Human Rights Commissioner.), Richie Boucher (CEO BOI.), John Rogers SC (Senior Counsel.), Thomas MacDonagh (Poet, Teacher & Executed Co-Leader of the 1916 Rising.), Monsignor Pádraig de Brún (NUI Galway.) and Éamon de Valera (Former Taoiseach & President of Ireland.), has been forced out of free education, having failed to agree with the Department of Education on what it could charge its attending pupils.
Rockwell had been in discussions with the Department of Education regarding its financial matter for the past two years, but now report it has failed to reach a consensus on current costs, due to both day and boarding pupils being above the strict limits imposed on such schools, under the free education scheme.
With many former fee-paying schools now considering entering the free education scheme, the department is keen to ensure that no one is guilty of bending the current strict financial regulations.