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Tipperary’s Irish Anzacs – Clonoulty Village Hall

"Pat" Armstrong

“Pat” Armstrong, Moyaliffe, Co. Tipperary

More than 340 men and one woman from here in Co. Tipperary enlisted in the Australian forces during the First World War. Of those who enlisted; 45 were killed or died as a result of their service.

An event to be hosted in Clonoulty village hall on Wednesday next (August 20th 2014 beginning 7.30pm sharp) by Mrs Kitty Barry (Vice-chairperson of County Tipperary Historical Society) and Chaired by Mr Richard O’Brien (Chairman of County Tipperary Historical Society), will now for the first time discuss Tipperary’s overall involvement in this ‘war to end all wars’.

Guest speakers at this Clonoulty, Co Tipperary event will include historians Professor Jeff  Kildea, Dr. Danny Cusack and Mr Tom Carroll.

Professor Jeff Kildea – Tipperary’s Contribution to the Australian War Effort

Prof. Jeff Kildea is a historian, lecturer and author with a PhD in history from the University of New South Wales. He is currently the Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College Dublin having previously taught Irish and Australian history to undergraduates at the University of New South Wales and at Sydney University’s Centre for Continuing Education.

Prof. Kildea is an Adjunct at the Global Irish Studies Centre at the University of New South Wales and has written books and articles and presented papers both in Australia and Ireland on early 20th-century Irish-Australian history. His books include “Tearing the Fabric”  (Sectarianism in Australia 1910-1925) (2002), “Anzacs and Ireland” (2007) and “Wartime Australians,” Billy Hughes (2008).  He is currently researching Irish Anzacs and a biography of Hugh Mahon, the Labour member for Kalgoorlie who in 1920 was expelled from the Commonwealth parliament for his criticism of British rule in Ireland.

For more than 30 years Prof. Kildea has practised as a barrister from 5 Wentworth Chambers and is now an Acting Commissioner of the Land and Environment Court. He is also the editor of Land & Environment Court Law & Practice NSW and a contributing author to “Planning & Development Service NSW,” published by Thomson Reuter.

On Wednesday night next Professor Kildea will for the first time here in Tipperary publicly examine Tipperary’s contribution to the Australian war effort and tell the stories of some of the little known Irish ANZACs from our county who fought and died in the War.

Dr. Danny Cusack – With the Anzacs at Gallipoli: Fr John Fahey

Dr. Danny Cusack is an independent historian currently residing at Kells, Co. Meath. A native of Perth, Western Australia, he has lived in Ireland for many years. He has completed a PhD and book on the Meath-born Western Australian politician Senator Paddy Lynch (1867-1944) and written and lectured on various aspects of the history of Meath (where he has family connections) and on Irish-Australia.
His talk entitled “With the Anzacs at Gallipoli: Fr John Fahey (1883-1959),” Dr. Cusack will discuss the Rossmore born priest who served most of his life in Western Australia. As an Australian army chaplain he took part in the famous Gallipoli landing of April 25 1915.

Mr Tom Carroll – Personal Accounts from Gallipoli

Mr Tom Carroll is a native of Clonoulty and a retired company director. His expertise was in regional and local economic development. His particular interest is local history and to understand how it was affected by change at national and international level i.e. political, economic, social and technological change. In regard to local history his focus has been on his native county, Tipperary, his mother’s county (Laois), his wife’s county (Kilkenny), and Limerick where he resided for some 46 years.
He will give those in attendance information on his uncle: Lce. Cpl. Martin Carroll, 1st Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers: killed in Gallipoli 28th June 1915.
Also on his uncle-in-law from Conahy / Three Castles, Co. Kilkenny: Private William Keeffe, 1st Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers, killed in Gallipoli 25th April 1915. Tom has William’s diary completed to the day prior to his death, extracts from which provide insights into the life of an ordinary soldier.

WWI Memorabilia – St Mary’s War Museum

St Mary’s War Museum will display rare World War I memorabilia, some relating to Gallipoli, at this major Clonoulty historic gathering.
Note: Discussion & Refreshments afterwards.

Further Information: Please address all queries to: catherinebarry@eircom.net

Admission to this event costs just €5.00, with all proceeds going to the Tipperary Libraries Digitisation Project.

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Cork Rebels Driven From Irish Capital By Tipperary SHC Forces

hurlingA hungry and more than determined Tipperary totally demolished Munster champions Cork by ten points in their All-Ireland SHC semi-final at Croke Park this afternoon. Séamus Callanan scored 2-04 (10 pts) while John O’Dwyer exacted a further six points from play, outclassing the 2013 All-Ireland finalists Cork, latter which many sports commentators had named favourites to beat the Premier County.

While just two points clear at half-time, 1-07 (10 pts) to 0-08 (8pts) and in front of almost 69,000 spectators, it was quite clear from the start that Tipperary were on a clearly defined mission; latter intent on booking their final showdown with Kilkenny come Sunday, September 7th in Croke Park. Tipperary and Kilkenny will now meet in the Liam MacCarthy Cup decider for the fourth time in six successive seasons, with Tipperary now clearly signalling their intent to gain the All-Ireland title 2014 for the first time since their memorable 2010 victory.

For this afternoons meeting Tipp manager Eamon O’Shea, had primed his troops well; employing a short puck out strategy, thus guaranteeing early possession in the first half and executed by the virtuosity of his team’s goalkeeper Darren Gleeson. The game, from start to finish, had all the elements of a near master class in hurling for an outclassed Cork side on the day, latter who registered some 14 wides;  nine before half-time and five more, before the full-time whistle signalled the end of the second half.  With 2-17 (23 pts) hit by the Premier County from play, Tipperary can now look forward optimistically to their well deserved meet with Kilkenny in the final.

Cork’s A. Walsh, P.Horgan and D. Kearney were kept suitably under control by the brilliance of  Tipperary’s S. McGrath (3 pts) and J.Woodlock (3 pts) and C. Barrett, while Tipp’s James Barry and Pádraic Maher cultivated the half-back line. However it was the brilliance of Drom & Inch hit-man Seamus Callanan, who rifled the game’s opening goal past Anthony Nash in the sixth minute, which insured Cork always remained in arrears and playing second fiddle to a superior slick team that remained truly in flames for over seventy minutes.

From the beginning of the second half  and contrary to the belief of the commentators, Cork did not gain their usual second half expected momentum and Tipp’s Woodlock, McGrath and Callanan continued to tag on points, while Callanan’s 47th minute second goal, courtesy of a pass from Patrick Maher, clearly shook a now desperately searching and clearly despairing Cork side.

A consolation goal for Cork from substitute Rob O’Shea, with only three minutes remaining, did little to halt the exodus of Cork supporters from Croke Park, leaving twelve minutes before full time, latter disillusioned and anxious to beat an early retreat in a south-westerly direction home.

Final Score: Cork 1-11 (14 pts)  to Tipperary 2-18 (24 pts).

Tipperary Team: D. Gleeson, P. Stapleton, J. Barry, C. Barrett, K. Bergin, B. Maher, P. Maher, S. McGrath (0-03), J. Woodlock (0-03), G. Ryan, P. Maher, N. McGrath (0-02),  J. O’Dwyer (0-06), S. Callanan (2-04) and L Corbett.

Substitutes: D. Maher for G.Ryan, E. Kelly for L. Corbett, J. Forde for Pat Maher, M. Cahill for S. McGrath and C O’Brien for J. Woodlock.

Referee: J. Owens (Wexford).

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Unauthorised Tipperary Debt Management Firm Named

moneyThe Irish Central Bank, since August 1st 2013, has had the power to issue public warning notices in relation to any unauthorised firm they consider are carrying on activities that would require an authorisation from the Central Bank. This power came into being following the enactment of the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act in August 2013.

To this end, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) today published the name of an unauthorised debt management firm based here in Co Tipperary; naming Smart Resolutions Mediation Limited (Ireland), latter situated at Canopy Street in Cashel, as operating illegally and not therefore authorised to trade.

The firm, understood to be operated by the partnership of Mr Thomas and Mrs Geraldine Quigley, currently act as mediators between banks and distressed mortgage holders, the latter wishing to resolve individual personal financial difficulties in which they currently find themselves.

The Central Bank point out that it is a criminal offence for any unauthorised person or firm to provide financial services in Ireland, latter which would require an authorisation under the relevant legislation for which the Central Bank is the responsible enforcement body.

Any person wishing to contact the Central Bank with information regarding such persons or firms may Telephone (01) 224 4000. This telephone number may also be contacted by any member of the public who wishes to check if a person or firm is fully authorised.

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Thurles Could Be Your “Foot In The Door”

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS), latter through the ICOS Skillnet, together with its co-operative member organisations are inviting job seekers to a free ‘Foot in The Door’  training and advisory event in Thurles on Thursday, August 28th.

Launched in May by ICOS Skillnets and Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Simon Coveney, the ‘Foot in The Door’  initiative is targeting potential new employees for the Irish Agri-food sector.

Foot in The Door’ events are happening nationwide, with Agri-food Co-Ops from each region taking part. The Thurles event will include a jobs advice clinic being provided by ICOS and co-ops including Dairygold Co-operative Society, Kerry Group, Cork Co-Operative Marts, and North Cork Co-operative Creameries.

Mr Billy Goodburn, ICOS Skillnets Manager stated: “The future growth and expansion of the Irish Agri-food industry requires additional human resources. In particular the dairy sector has considerable potential, given the industry expansion agenda that exists around the removal of milk quotas next year.”

This forthcoming event in Thurles will take place at the Anner Hotel, on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm.

NOTE: Advance registration is essential.  To register to attend, candidates should please contact Breeda Flood or Billy Goodburn on Tel: 01 613 1348 or Email: billy.goodburn@icos.ie

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Government Funded Clairvoyants Unable To Predict Tipperary’s Future

DoleCurrent Unemployment in Tipperary

The number of people unemployed in Ireland is to fall below one in ten for the first time in years, or so Government funded clairvoyants have recently predicted. Here in Tipperary we usually consider our futures based on the prevailing “Five Senses of Perception,” at any given time, namely; Sight, Hearing, Taste, Smell and Touch.

The latest Tipperary Live Register figures, which show a rise in unemployment for the 3rd consecutive month in a row, must therefore be viewed with enormous apprehension.

Some 300 persons joined our lengthening dole queues in all areas of the county, except Cashel (Latter’s register reduced by just one solitary soul) during July, according to the regional figures released by the Central Statistics Office.

Thurles had the biggest increase in persons seeking unemployment benefit, with 109 extra people recorded on the live register; Clonmel had an additional 55; Roscrea had 6; Tipperary Town had 42: Nenagh had 29; Cahir had 47 and Carrick-on-Suir had an additional 23 persons.

Nationally the latest figures show some 11.5% of the workforce are jobless, with slightly over 400,000 people signing on the dole.

Current Commercial Buildings Vacant in Tipperary

Meanwhile, with our Tipperary elected  politicians currently on holidays until 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 17th September 2014, we find over a tenth of commercial premises in Tipperary continue to remain vacant. The national vacancy rate increased by 0.7 % from 11.9% to 12.6% between 2013 and  2014.

The latest figures from GeoDirectory shows that of the nine thousand estimated registered business outlets here in Tipperary; over a thousand of them are barren, void and unoccupied, with the vacancy rate continuing to rise during the second three months of the year.

It would appear that our Government’s funded intuitive clairvoyants are having some difficulty when it comes to foreseeing future trends and non-political action beyond the range of natural vision, here in our Premier County of Tipperary.

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