Recreational angling on the River Suir in Co Tipperary will change following a Bye-Law, sought by a majority of anglers, has been signed into law.
From April 12th, 2103, fishing for salmon and sea trout (over 40cm) on the River Suir, is prohibited where the use of worms, prawn, shrimp or any other crustacean or their artificial forms are used as bait and any fish hooks, other than single Barbless hooks up to and including May 11th, 2013.
From May 12th to September 30th 2013 the Bye-Law provides for a bag limit of 5 fish for the season, subject to a daily bag limit of 1 fish. Anglers must use a single Barbless hook once their daily or season bag limit has been reached. The exclusion on the use of worms, prawn, shrimp and any other crustacean as bait, will continue until the season ends.
Inland Fisheries Ireland would like to point out that this bye-law is applicable to the 2013 season only.
Best Brown Trout River in Europe
Angling for Salmon on the River Suir attracts many visiting anglers annually. It is hoped that this measure will ensure even better angling for the many local and visiting anglers that come to fish the Suir, which already this year has been rated the “Best Brown Trout River in Europe.”
The rule governing this new seasonal Bye-Law can be downloaded HERE.
“It is morally wrong, unjust and unfair to tax a person’s home.” – Enda Kenny, 1994.
“We are going to face the electoral difficulties that the Labour Party now faces.” – Eamon Gilmore 2013.
“We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland, and to the unfettered control of Irish destinies, …” – Irish Republic Proclamation.
Anti-Home Tax protests in Dublin & in Hayes Hotel Thurles, Tipperary.
The anti-Local Property Tax and austerity protest rally which gathered outside City Hall in Dublin city yesterday afternoon, must surely have shown Fine Gael and its weakest link, namely the Labour Party, the overall mood of the Irish electorate. Gardaí, whose figures are normally accurate for such protest marches, have estimated that at least 5,000 people took part.
The protesters were made up of Socialist Party and People Before Profit members joining with unions and anti-austerity groups, and was set to coincide with the meeting of EU Finance Ministers in Dublin Castle. Roads in the vicinity of Dublin Castle were cordoned off, as were all entrances to the Castle yard.
Speakers, using the more accurate description of “Home Tax,” instead of Local Property Tax, urged the assembled crowd not to pay and promised a National Campaign of Resistance.
The Revenue Commissioners claim that at least 60,000 home owners have made their property tax returns via 36,888 electronic returns and 23,068 paper files, however it is unlikely they are, as yet, fully aware of the true substance contained in each individual return. This percentage of tax returns submitted falls far short of the 1.2 million local property tax letters, covering more than 1.3 million properties, which have been issued through the Revenue’s online services. Thousands of demands for example have been issued to those who only rent and who own no property whatsoever in the Irish State currently.
While attendees at the Thurles Local Property Tax (LPT) information & protest meeting, organised Deputy Seamus Healy on Wednesday April 10th last in Hayes Hotel was small, (around 50 angry souls, mainly pensioners, did turn up), the fury here also was very evident. There were many calls to boycott government party local councillors, who would choose to stand in next year’s local elections. Others in attendance questioned the possibility of seeking legal advice.
One elderly lady stated that her home presently lacked any real comfort since she could no longer afford to heat it, now she must pay a tax on this same discomfort. All attending agreed fully on one topic for discussion, that this present government had no mandate from those who elected them to introduce a Local Property Tax on Irish citizens.
Speaking to pensioners after the meeting, some felt that after working all their lives, the present Labour party, in particular, were echoing the words of Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso, who stated to the elderly in his country earlier this year “hurry up and die,” to avoid an unnecessary drain on his country’s finances.
One elderly gentleman stated that Sean Quinn, Bernard McNamara and Sean Dunne had been allowed to run up debts of €3bn and the elderly were now expected to forward their pensions to these same people, as if they were worthy charitable institutions. There was much criticism of local politicians also, who it was claimed were failing to support any form of local initiative, to the betterment of rural Ireland and Tipperary.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” This tax must now be vigorously resisted by all citizens and not just by the elderly.
Gardaí, investigating a shotgun attack at a house in Littleton in Co Tipperary, have now arrested a male suspect in connection with the incident.
A mother and her daughter who were in the house at the time, luckily escaped injury.
The incident happened in the early hours of Wednesday morning last, when three blasts, fired from a shotgun, shattered a window and the front door of the residence of Mrs Mary Jo Ivers, aged 40, and her daughter, aged 11.
The house is situated in Derrynaflan Drive, in the quiet village of Littleton, near Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Thurles Gardaí continue to investigate the incident and can be contacted at Tel: 0504- 25100, or on their confidential line, 1800 666111. They are anxious to hear from any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time of the attack.
Liberty Square, Thurles.
A 23-year-old Tipperary youth has been jailed for 18 years for the manslaughter of 25 year old Mr James Tynan following an unprovoked assault in Liberty Square, Thurles Co Tipperary in February 2012.
Mr Jason Morrissey residing in Toomevara, Co Tipperary pleaded guilty to the unlawful killing. It was established that Mr Morrissey did not know his victim prior to the unprovoked and fatal assault, which took place at around 1.25am, following a night out in the town.
Mr Tynan, a native of Johnstown, Co Kilkenny, was standing outside of Hayes Hotel, having exited a Night Club, when Mr Morrissey struck him in the face, in a totally unprovoked assault.
Mr Tynan died the following evening, having suffered serious head injuries when he fell, striking his head off the street’s concrete pavement.
In a victim impact statement given at the sentencing, the late Mr Tynan’s mother, Mrs Dolores Tynan, stated that her son had previously requested that he be a future organ donor and this wish had now granted sustained life to six other individuals.
At Nenagh Circuit court, today, in judgement, Judge Thomas Teehan sentenced Mr Morrissey to 21 years for this unlawful killing and other serious assaults by the accused, with the final three years to be suspended. Mr Morrissey is understood to have had 85 criminal convictions and was on bail for public order offences when he killed Mr Tynan.
A letter of apology from Mr Morrissey to the Tynan family was also read out at today’s court hearing.
Today, Denis Kinane Motors, situated at Stradavoher, Thurles, here in Co. Tipperary, celebrate their 38th birthday.
It was on this day 38 years ago that Denis Kinane, a certified motor mechanic, decided to rent a small property from the now late Mr Sean McDonnell. Previously Denis Kinane had earned the deserved reputation, as he himself humbly states, “knowing my way around under the hood of just about any make & model of car.”
Cars, in the seventies, largely relied solely on mechanical parts, which then unlike today, had little sophisticated electronic parts and certainly no computer diagnostic systems to find an engine fault. It was this innate ability, by Denis, to not just quickly diagnose an engine problem, but to deliver the repaired vehicle on schedule as promised, that quickly identified him as the number one motor shop for business men and women operating locally.
Over the first 10 years Denis Kinane’s success and popularity as a mechanic would lead him to venture into the used car market and eventually into purchasing his occupied rented property, of some ten years previous. Following this purchase Denis began to upgrade his then existing building structures on site and erect one the first ‘Car Showrooms,’ then in existence in rural Ireland.
His attention to exact detail, cleanliness & the attractiveness to the eye of his property led him to winning the Thurles Tidy Towns Business Award three years in succession from 1996 to 1998 inclusive. It is not therefore surprising that those who attend regular Honda Dealership conferences this year will see images of Denis Kinane Motors (Honda) Thurles appear on large electric projector screens and white boards, encouraging other dealerships respectfully, both here and in Europe, to kindly follow in his footsteps.
So Why A Honda Dealership?
In 1990, Denis Kinane Motors sought and won the right to operate a Honda Dealership in Thurles. “Why Honda,”? I asked. The reply came from Denis quickly and without hesitation. “Best product, most reliable car on the market today, sell one and you will never see it again, until it requires its standard annual service,” he states with utmost conviction.
Secret Of Successful Business
With so many motor dealerships failing during the recession, which has cast a dark cloud over the Ireland of the past few years, I asked Denis what was his secret to running such a successful motor dealership.
Denis stated “The secret to good business dealings have not changed one single iota, since I began trading 38 years ago. Management involved in the motor industry today need more knowledge than their local Doctor. The human body for the most part remains the same, but the automotive industry is constantly moving forward at the same rapid pace as other technology. These changes are forcing mechanics to remain open to constantly updating their level of knowledge. Denis Kinane Motors and its current workforce possess a passionate curiosity within the motor industry, offering full attention to detail and passing this onto our consumers through their friendliness, diplomacy, discretion and good ‘plain to be seen,’ value for money. These remain essentially the required traits of any successful business enterprise.”
Happy Birthday Denis Kinane Motors (Honda) and continued success into the future.