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Punter Wins €500k Lotto Plus Prize – Ticket Sold Ely’s Centra, Kickham Street, Thurles

Left -Right: Staff who sold last nights €500k winning Lotto Ticket at Ely’s Centra, Kickham Street, Thurles, were Louise Collins, Tina Bourke, Aisling Melbourne, Laura Barett, Cathal Ely (Prop), Theresa Cooke, Marie Gleeson & Clare Dee.

Some lucky person or persons have scooped a €500,000 Plus prize last night in the Ireland-only EuroMillions Plus draw, having purchased their ticket in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The Winning Ticket was purchased in Ely’s Centra Supermarket situated on Kickham Street, in the town.

The numbers drawn were 15, 16, 17, 37 and 45. There was no winner of the €50million jackpot. In total, over 45,000 players in Ireland won prizes.


In Praise Of Stewed Rhubarb & Custard

Rhubarb (Timperley Early), a high-yielding first early cultivar, is now available from O’Driscoll’s Garden Centre, Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, Tel: (0504) 21636.

According to the late British journalist, musician and broadcaster Miles Kington, “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” Likewise, for those lovers of rhubarb, “Knowledge is knowing that rhubarb is a vegetable; wisdom is not boiling or steaming it to accompany your boiled bacon.”

Rhubarb is grown easily and widely, here in Ireland and now with greenhouse production it has become widely available in your local supermarket for much of each year.

Rhubarb is grown primarily for its fleshy pink/red stalks and is a comparatively recent food innovation. Rhubarb usage was first recorded here in Ireland in the 18th century, becoming more popular as a food possibly because sugar became more widely affordable and thus more easily available to the working classes.

This almost maintenance free food plant, enjoys sunshine and well-drained soil, containing organic matter. However, same will accept a more shaded area and if you have wet soil the use of a raised bed is highly recommended.

Here in Ireland, rhubarb stools can be found in most vegetable plots and gardens, and is used to make wine, but mostly in desserts e.g. Pies, Tarts, Crumbles, Sugar Syrup Compôte, often nowadays combined with whipped cream and yogurt to make Rhubarb Fool or that more common favourite Rhubarb & Custard.

Same rhubarb stalks are harvested from late April to May and again from late June into July.

Remember the green leaves of rhubarb do contain an abundance of oxalic acid and therefore same should not be consumed. However, nutrition wise, the fleshy rhubarb stalks themselves provide a good source of antioxidants, together with healthy amounts of vitamins K1, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and are an excellent source of fibe.


Müller Yoghurts Recalled From Irish Stores

Several products manufactured by Müller have been recalled by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland over fears of the presence of small pieces of metal. This recall referrs to batches of yoghurt, dessert and rice products. 

Product details:
Müller Corner Fruit 6 Pack – Cherry & Blackberry/Raspberry
Pack size 6x143g. Best before 4th March.
Müller Corner Fruit 6 Pack – Strawberry & Peach/Apricot
Pack size 6x143g. Best before 26th February, 2nd March.
Brooklea Light Fruit 6 Pack – Raspberry and Cranberry, Strawberry
Pack size 1050g (6x175g). Best before 2th March. , 26th February, 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Greek Yoghurt – Strawberry
Pack size 4x125g. Use by 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Yoghurt Multipack – Mixed
Pack size 6x165g. Use by 26th February, 4th March.
Milbona Fat Free Fruit Yoghurt – Strawberry
Pack size 165g. Use by 4th March.
Müller Corner Favourites 6 Pack – Strawberry, Vanilla/Chocolate Balls & Digestive Biscuit
Pack size 6×130/143g. Best before 3rd March.
Müllerlight 6 Pack – Strawberry, Cherry & Raspberry/Cranberry
Pack size 6x160g
Best before 7th March.
Müllerlight – Cherry Single
Pack size 1x160g. Best before 13th March.
Müllerlight 6 Pack – Mango/Passionfruit, Peach/Pineapple & Mandarin
Pack size 6x160g. Best before 14th March.
Müllerlight Greek – Strawberry
Pack size 4x120g. Best before 7th March.
Müller Rice 6 Pack – Apple & Raspberry
Pack size 6x180g. Use by 8th March.
Müller Bliss Mascarpone Style Yogurt – Peach & Apricot
Pack size 4x110g. Best before 10th March.
Brooklea Light Strawberry Single Pot
Pack size 175g. Best before 26th February 4th March.

The Food Safety Authorities advice to consumers is if you have bought any of the above products, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Note: This recall alert was issued yesterday. 


“Do Not Consume Notice” Issued With Regard To Templetuohy Water Supply

Please note, this is NOT a Boil Water Notice and boiling and cooling your water will NOT make it safe to drink for infants under six months.

Due to elevated levels of nitrate, the drinking water quality, entering the water supply scheme at Templetuohy village, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary has been contaminated.

As a result, and following consultation with the Health Service Executive (HSE); Irish Water and Tipperary County Council a “Do Not Consume Notice”, has been issued for all customers, especially for babies under the age of 6 months, which are being supplied by the Templetuohy Water Scheme supply.

The notice only applies to customers in receipt of today’s notice, latter posted through letterboxes.

Err on the side of caution
However, do err on the side of caution, just in case, accidently, nothing got posted through your mail box today.
Note: A Map of the Templetuohy Water Supply Scheme, detailing the area affected can be found HERE.

Note: Irish Water will provide bottled water to customers with children under six months old in this affected area. Customers should contact Tel: 1850 278278 to arrange for delivery.

Remember: An alternative safe water supply or bottled water should be only used to prepare infant feeds. Bottled water can be used to make up infant formula. All bottled water, with the exception of Natural Mineral Water, is regulated to the same standards as drinking water.


Doritos Tangy Cheese Recalled

Walkers Snacks Foods are today, (January 11th, 2020), urgently recalling Doritos Tangy Cheese flavoured chips (180g bags) from the market place; as the product contains soya, which, in error is not accurately declared on the label.

People can be allergic to soy, a product of soybeans, and can go into life-threatening anaphylactic shock, if same is consumed.

Although the product does includes precautionary allergen labelling for soya, it is undeclared in the actual ingredients list and could therefore pose a risk to people with an allergy to soya.

Doritos Tangy Cheese Recall and Batch Codes Affected Are: –

Doritos with a best before date of June 6, 2020
06 06 20 GBC 205 364
06 06 20 GBC 205 363
06 06 20 GBC 203 364
06 06 20 GBC 203 363
06 06 20 GBC 202 364
06 06 20 GBC 202 363
Pack size 180g

(All product with Best Before Codes of 13/06/20 and after, are not affected.)