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: email@example.com
Current 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.
Insurance company Farmer Business Developments (FBD) has named North Tipperary’s ‘Young Farmer of the Year’ county finalist 2014, as 23-year old dairy farmer Mr Joe Maher.
A native of Roscrea, Co Tipperary, Joe will now go forward to represent Tipperary at the semi-final of the 16th Annual FBD ‘Young Farmer of the Year Competition,’ organised by Macra na Feirme in close partnership with the Irish Farmers Association (IFA).
Some 28 county finalists will now each compete in the National Semi-finals, latter which will take place later this month on August 20th to 22nd. Six overall finalists will then be chosen from these semi-finalists, to go through to the finals taking place on September 2nd next at the Westlodge Hotel, situated in Bantry, Co Cork.
Joe presently milks some 140 pedigree Holstein Friesians at his Roscrea holding and plans in the pipeline to increase his herd numbers to 160 in the future, subject to a settling down in present milk price volatility.
This prestigious ‘Young Farmer competition,’ supported by FBD Insurance, seeks to highlight and reward the top progressive young farmers annually in Ireland and entrants are judged on:- (A) Farm Business Initiative and Innovation; (B) Farm Efficiency and Enterprise Quality; (C) Farm Safety and Environmental Protection Awareness; (D) Overall Agricultural Knowledge; and finally (E) Community Involvement.
Prizes in this competition are awarded annually to first, second and third places and the overall national winner of the competition will receive a bursary, latter which will permit the same chosen individual to travel Internationally, while studying best farm practices abroad.
Prizes will also be awarded in the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Community Involvement’ categories and to each successful county winner.
Some 27 close-knit members of the ‘Kenny Clan,’ led by George Kenny and his wife Sandy, visited Thurles for some six days last week; all part of their summer vacation and ongoing research into their roots.
Gathered from all over the USA, the ‘Clan Kenny’ group choose the historic Lisheen Castle, near Thurles, Co Tipperary as the location for their base and recent sojourn.
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American, Australian and other welcome European and Asian visitors searching for their roots and who carefully and intelligently plan their trips to Ireland are now beginning to wisely make their holiday bases here in Thurles, Co.Tipperary. Of course logically and geographically Thurles Co. Tipperary represents the very hub of Ireland, providing just a one or two hour drive, at most, to access most of Ireland’s historical and scenic areas, (e.g. Cobh – 1 h 20 min or 126.4 km, Cliffs of Moher – 2 hrs or 156.8 km, Kilkenny Castle – 44 min or 48 km, Dublin’s Trinity College – 1 h 31 min or 146.2 km etc.).
Visitors on the other hand who choose their holiday bases on Ireland’s coastline, soon learn to their financial and other costs that a great deal of vacation time is being lost in attempting to reach these same destinations, during any visit. Coastline visitors end up instead constantly forced to change their ‘base camps’ in their efforts, over a short period, to pack in all of what our island of Ireland has to offer.
George and Sandy Kenny, through their own research, have discovered that their Kenny ancestors first arrived in America, possibly sometime in 1846 during the great Irish famine (1845-1849) period. However while records of their arrival in New York are recorded, to date little is known about from whence they originally hailed here in Ireland. To this end if anyone has any information on known Kenny immigrants in or around that period in Irish history, perhaps you could contact us here on Thurles.Info and we can arrange to connect you with the US Kenny Clan.
The Clan members, many of whom are keen musicians, visited the Monk’s Traditional Irish Pub here in Thurles, to join local musicians as part of their regular Wednesday night Irish music jam sessions.
We look forward and welcome their promised return trip to Ireland in the not too distant future.
Last, but by no means least, a big ‘Thank You‘ to classic rock and folk singers, songwriters and musicians; Nikki Turner and Nora Fogarty ; latter also Sean-nós (Irish for “old style”) singer for their granting of the free use of their great vocal & musical talents, in the making of this slide-show video.
Gardaí are warning retailers and consumers in County Tipperary to be on the lookout for fake €20 notes.
Ireland’s National Police Service are strongly advising the public, in general, that high quality forgeries of notes, in the €20 denomination, have been making their way into the market place in counties Tipperary, Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Waterford and Kildare.
The forgers are understood to be particularly targeting major events, such as festivals and crowded public houses, to pass these notes on into public circulation.
In particular busy national retailers are being strongly urged to check all €20 notes that they are handed, using the same methods used to ensure that €50 notes in circulation are legal tender.
Unlike most forgeries, these €20 notes use high-quality paper, very similar to real cotton-based Euro notes.
These recently discovered forgeries come about just months after Gardaí smashed a network involving a Dublin-based criminal gang and which resulted in the seizure of almost €2m worth of forged notes.