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O'Dwyer Steel Tipperary Diversifying

Presently demand for agricultural sheds and other farm buildings are in poor demand in rural Ireland these days, but this has not dampened the efforts of agricultural shed manufacturers O’Dwyer Steel, one of Ireland’s leading structural steel engineering businesses, situated in Dundrum village in County Tipperary.

The company have just completed the construction of a large animal compound, including swimming pool, animal accommodation and lifting equipment, for Dublin’s zoo elephant population.

As part of its new diversification program the company is also currently building a new farm in the heart of  ‘the big smoke’, also at Dublin city zoo in Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

This project will involve the construction of a miniature farmyard, to give Dublin urban-ites a true taste of  farm life as experienced in everyday rural Ireland.

Milk just doesn’t appear in wax containers as some urban dwellers believe.

Thurles Supporting Fairtrade Fortnight 2010

Thurles was awarded Fairtrade Town status in December 2005 following an eighteen month campaign supported by many local volunteers. The present nine member steering group, which is chaired by the current Mayor of Thurles, Mrs Evelyn Nevin, are asking all Thurles residents and visitors alike to fully support Fairtrade Fortnight 2010.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 will run from 22nd February – 7th March.

They’ll be asking you to swap your usual stuff for Fairtrade stuff; e.g. your usual tea, coffee, chocolate or bananas for Fairtrade tea, coffee, chocolate or bananas. Each swap will be proof that we as a nation want developing world producers to get a better and fairer deal.

How you can get involved

There’s lots of ways for you to make your mark on Fairtrade Fortnight 2010.

Big, small and medium sized – every single action counts. You could swap your sugar to Fairtrade, mix up a Fairtrade cocktail for friends, arrange a flask mob or get your entire town to swap to Fairtrade.

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Each swap that you make helps raise the issues that affect farmers, workers and farming communities. It proves to companies and governments alike that Ireland wants a fairer trading system. Hold Big Swap events in your local schools, church, library, club, workplace…etc to raise awareness of Fairtrade.

Why not host a swap your breakfast, break, lunch or supper. You could also get your workplace, school or college to permanently swap to a Fairtrade cuppa, also don’t forget the option to swap to Fairtrade sugar and snacks.

How about a Pamper Swap! you can swap your body lotions and cocoa butter products for Fairtrade ones. You could also host a cotton swapping event, swap your t-shirts, undies, socks, shopping bags to Fairtrade ones.

Go on, you know it makes sense – just do it and let us know what you are up to here on thurles.info or mail Una Johnston at email address una.johnston@mementomori.ie for more advice.

We here at Thurles.info will help you to promote your event.

Cashiers Wanted Throughout Co Tipperary

Equal Opportunities Employer Ladbrokes Irl Ltd are currently recruiting for 1×30 hour Cashiers for a summer seasonal contract in Thurles, Fethard, Killenaule, Nenagh, Clonmel and Tipperary town in County Tipperary.

These positions are available from April 2010 until September 2010 and are available to both those experienced and also to new candidates to this industry, with full training  provided. Candidates will be required to work evenings and weekends.

Successful candidates will be rewarded with a competitive salary, flexible working hours and valuable benefits such as VHI, pension, performance and attendance bonuses.

Skills & Abilities Required:

Previous cash handling experience is essential for these roles.
A proven ability in providing a high standard of customer service.
Personable and enthusiastic with a positive outlook.
Flexible with regards to working location Must be available for weekends and evening work
Fluent English is a necessary requirement due to the customer facing environment of these roles.
Candidates must be over 18 years of age.
A keen interest in one or more sports is an advantage.

For further details click here

Supermarket Opening Times In Thurles

Shopping this weekend in Thurles?
Thurles.Info is constantly contacted by shoppers, inquiring as to Supermarket opening times. Hereunder are the current opening times for the larger Supermarkets here in Thurles.

ALDI (Thurles) Supermarket.

Monday to Wednesday inclusive – 9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday and Friday – 9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 7:00pm

Shopping In Thurles

COST CUTTERS (Thurles) Supermarket.

Monday to Wednesday – 8:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday and Friday – 8:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am – 6:30pm

JOHNSTONS Supermarket.

Monday to Saturday – 8:00am -10:00pm
Sunday -11:00am – 10:00pm

LIDL (Thurles) Supermarket

Mon to Sat inclusive – 8:00am – 9:00pm,
Sun – 10:30am -7:00pm

THURLES Shopping Centre.

Monday and Tuesday – 9:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday – 09:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday and Friday -  9:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – 09:00am – 8:00pm
Sunday – 11:00am – 9:00pm

TESCO

Monday and Tuesday - 8:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday- 8:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday - 8:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am – 6:00pm

 UpDate: Click Here to see Christmas Opening Hours 2012 for Aldi

Clonmel Plan Hospital Action Meeting

A meeting is being held next Monday night at the Clonmel Park Hotel at 8.30pm, to raise further awareness of the current threat to hospital services in Clonmel.

The Save our Hospital Action Group holding the meeting will have as its guest speaker Dr Paud O’Regan, Consultant Physician at South Tipp General.

The hospital action group claim that the recent announcement of the closure of mental health services in Clonmel confirms that plans are already in place to remove all acute services from the hospital.

The HSE has announced the closure of St. Michael’s Hospital, with its services to be transferred to St. Luke’s Hospital in Co. Kilkenny.

Senior hospital clinicians and local politicians recently met Taoiseach Brian Cowen to discuss the surprise decision by the HSE to close this 49-bed acute psychiatric unit and Minister of State Martin Mansergh with consultants and local Oireachtas members, had requested a deferral of the decision until submissions could be taken from all those affected by the move.

At the February meeting of South Tipperary County Council recently, a motion called for a letter to be written from the council to the Minister for Health and CEO of the HSE requesting them to reverse the decision to remove all psychiatric services from South Tipperary.

The HSE told hospital management recently it had accepted the findings of the Mental Health Commission that St Michael’s Unit was “not fit for the purpose in caring for mental health patients”.

The Irish Mental Health Coalition (IMHC), previously called  for the immediate appointment of a National Director for Mental Health by the HSE to address the absence of accountability for mental health services.