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Two Tipperary Entrants In Pride of Place Awards

Cloughjordan Eco VillageThis year two entrants have been nominated by Tipperary County Council to represent our county in the all-Ireland IPB Pride of Place Awards annual competition.

The Tipperary County Council’s nominees for 2014 are:
Cloughjordan Community Development Committee (eco-community Initiative).
Cashel Gold Star Disability Project (Community Innovation category).

According to the organisers tonight (Saturday 15th Nov) the IPB Pride of Place Awards will be broadcast live online. Websites www.prideofplace.ie and www.clare.ie will provide the live streaming coverage for this ceremony.

Up to 1,000 people from all over the island of Ireland will gather in Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare, for a ceremony hosted by our neighbouring Council of Clare County Council and Cooperation Ireland, which run the competition both north and south of the border.

The categories in this year’s competition have been expanded to include Eco Community Initiative, Community Innovation, Community Health Initiative (Theme Categories), Housing Estates, Population Categories up to 250 people, between 250-750 people, between 750 – 1,500, between 1,500 – 4,000 people, and in excess of 4,000, Islands & Coastal Communities and urban neighbourhoods.

Pride of Place, which is run by Co-Operation Ireland in conjunction with local authorities and IPB, is an all island competition which allows entrants to showcase the excellent work being carried out by volunteers, in making their area a better place in which to reside.

Farming News Nov 2014

Health and Safety Authority is to be given new powers to improve farm safety.

tipp-farmingWith 24 farm deaths so far this year, at long last young children are now to be banned from travelling in tractors or other similar farm machinery.

The Health and Safety Authority is to be given sweeping new powers to improve farm safety.

Tougher new measures, expected to be introduced shortly, will mean farmers can be prosecuted for a range of safety breaches, including transporting children under seven years old in tractor cabs or other similar farm vehicles.

Almost three-quarters of all farm accidents this year were caused as a result of coming into contact with machinery.

A focus is also expected to be placed on other farm areas such as uncovered slurry pits.

Possible deal agreed between farmers and meat factories at beef talks.

Nenagh Agri-ShowAgreement has been reached on a deal between farmers and meat factories at beef talks overnight.

With two major protests have taken place at meat plants across Tipperary in recent weeks, at facilities in Roscrea, Nenagh and Cahir, a list of key actions have now been agreed in principal, aimed at addressing the recent concerns of beef farmers, including issues concerning weight specifications.

There are to be no price penalties based on weight until the end of next year and beef processors will provide a price incentive for animals from Quality Assured farms with effect from January1st next.

In a statement, Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) stated it was pleased to see movement on its key demands, while the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have stated that recent beef protest sent a clear message to meat factory bosses that farmers must be treated fairly and with respect due.

The accepted concessions have still to be agreed by all parties in the IFA, but farmers at the talks appear to agree that this new deal represents the best possible outcome from their recent negotiations.

Help Save a Life – Give Blood In Thurles

Please Give Blood

Please Give Blood

Help Save a Life – Give Blood In Thurles

WHERE:  THE DOME, SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES, CO. TIPPERARY.

WHEN:  Tuesday 28th October, 2014.
TIME 2.00pm5.00pm (afternoon clinic)

Other Dates
WHEN:  Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th October, and Monday 3rd November, 2014.
TIME: 6.00pm9.00pm each day, (evening clinics).

For further details:  Why not check out their website @ www. giveblood.ie or contact them by Tel: 061 – 306980.

Some Important Facts To Remember About Blood Donations

  • One in four people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives.
  • Only 5% of the population are regular blood donors.
  • Over 1,000 Irish people receive transfusions every week in Ireland.
  • One car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3-30 units of blood and a coronary artery bypass may use between 1-5 units of blood.
  • Approximately 70,000 patients will have transfusions in Irish hospitals this year.
  • 3,000 blood donors are needed each week in Ireland.
  • A unit of blood lasts for just 35 days..
  • Some blood packs for new born babies or cancer treatment only lasts for 5 days.
  • There is no substitute for human blood.
  • The IBTS supplies 71 hospitals in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.

Tipperary Hotel Temporarily Closed Last Month By FSAI

fsaiThe Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have reported that some twelve Closure Orders and two Prohibition Orders were served countrywide on food businesses during the month of September for breaches of food safety legislation, pursuant to the FSAI Act, 1998 and the EC (Official Control of Foodstuffs) Regulations, 2010.

The Orders were issued by environmental health officers in the Health Service Executive.

Five of these countrywide Closure Orders were served under the FSAI Act, 1998, and included Kilcoran Lodge Hotel (excludes of sale and service of beverages at hotel bar), Kilcoran, Cahir, Co. Tipperary. This Closure Order was served on the 4th of September last; however the order was lifted again, to the satisfaction of environmental health officers, five days later on September 9th.

Commenting on the high number of closures last month, FSAI chief executive Prof Alan Reilly stated that some businesses were putting their customer’s health at risk by not complying with statutory legal obligations governing food safety and hygiene. “There are absolutely no excuses for negligent practices within the industry. The environmental health officers who inspect these food businesses continue to find unacceptable levels of non-compliance with food safety legislation,” he stated.

Food businesses seeking advice may contact the FSAI on Telephone 1890 336677 or visit the Food Safety Authority of Ireland website fsai.ie.

Blood Donation Clinic Visits Thurles

Please Give Blood

Please Give Blood

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service (IBTC) will visit Thurles on four separate dates during the coming week.

These visits will take place on the following dates shown hereunder:

When: Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June, 2014.

Where: The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Clinic Times: Monday 23rd – 2:00 pm through to 5:00 pm, (afternoon clinic)
Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th June – opening times will be 6:00pm through to 9:00pm, (evening clinics).

Keep in mind that one unit of blood lasts for just 35 days, while some blood packs for new born babies or cancer treatment, only lasts for 5 days. There is no substitute for human blood and the IBTS supplies 71 of our hospitals here in Ireland with blood and blood products 365 days a year.

Never given blood before?  Why not give it a try – remember just one car accident victim may require up to 30 units of blood, a bleeding ulcer could require anything between 3 to 30 units of blood and a coronary artery bypass may use between 1 to 5 units of blood.

The life you may save could be your own.

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