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Irish TV Visits St Mary’s Famine Museum Thurles

St. Mary's Famine Museum, Thurles. Tipperary.

St. Mary’s Famine Museum, Thurles. Tipperary.

Primary Source Education, readily available here in Thurles to students attending Primary, Secondary and Third Level educational facilities nationally, has received a huge boost this week, due to being highlighted by Irish TV.

As many Tipperary people are aware, Irish TV’s media programmes now highlight local daily happenings here in Co. Tipperary and elsewhere; broadcasting to a wide global audience.

These programmes generate interest in our county; encouraging tourists to visit, while keeping our forced emigrants, both past and more recent, up to date with regard to everyday happenings in and around our Premier County.

One of the many venues visited this month, by Irish TV’s popular programme presenter Miss Fiona O’Sullivan, was the popular Thurles tourist visitor attraction St.Mary’s Famine Museum here in Thurles.

To view Irish TV’s latest Tipperary video broadcast, please click Here(Use the Seek Bar Slider on the bottom time line of the video to slide to 12.56 minutes to view the St Mary’s Famine museum section of the programme.)

A big ‘Thank You’ to Irish historian Monsignor Dr Maurice Dooley, Tipperary / Thurles Co. Councillor Seamus Hanafin and Museum Guide Stewart Willoughby for taking part in this video and of course to Thurles AV Star Systems, for their skilled photography, presentation and superb editing of this their latest Sky 191 TV production.

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Lisheen Mine In Tipperary Seeking Redundancies

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Lisheen Mine, Moyne, Co Tipperary

Lisheen mine have announced that it is to progress it’s phased winding down of operations here in Tipperary and is now accepting applications for a voluntary redundancy programme.

The mine which previously shipped two million tonnes of ore a year from Lisheen had been expected to close in 2013; however closure was extended by a further 2 years due to their success in a mineral recovery programme.

Lisheen mine first began its operations in 1997, but is now set to fully close in October of 2015.  To this end the company is now seeking its first 38 voluntary redundancies from amongst its current 360 strong workforce, by March of next year.

There are still slim hopes that mining in the area can be continued into the future, based on the possibility that new ore deposits located close to nearby Galmoy and Culahill are feasible to produce.

Meanwhile current owners, Indian metal and mining giant Vedanta Resources, state that they will be leaving a positive legacy behind them on this site and claim to have a major environmental re-mediation plan already in place, as they begin their evacuation from this scenic rural hinterland of Moyne village.

We can expect that wonderful agency, known as ‘Irish Water,’ no doubt to protect our interests in this matter.

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Public Sector To Recruit 550 new Employee’s

Dole“They cannot find employment and therefore are they branded with the crime of idleness.” – Quote Ireland before the Great Famine.”

A new recruitment drive, made public today, is under way to fill 550 vacancies in the public sector.

However same posts are understood to be at entry and graduate level and will take over two years to complete.

These new vacancies announced are expected to include 300 Clerical Officer posts right across the Civil and Public Service.

Also being sought are at least 250 graduate positions, including 15 specialist posts in the Economic sector.

Further information can be found on publicjobs.ie, latter the Public Appointment Services website.

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Thurles Squash Club Membership Costs Reduced

Hurling-leafletMr Gerry Connaughton, Thurles Squash Club, reports.

I write to bring to your attention to a unique new offer to help keep your team members and players fully trained and in tip-top shape, during the next six months off-season hurling.

Thurles Squash Club Offers Reduction in Team Player Membership

That wonderful sports facility known as Thurles Squash Club are offering all GAA members a significant price reduction in membership fees for the 2014/2015 winter Squash playing season.

This reduction will now allow all participating team players to immediately avail of a six months membership and an introduction to this exciting sport, for as little as €60.00 for the half year winter period.

It is a proven fact that playing Squash not only keeps players fully fit, but also greatly increases necessary ‘hand to eye’ co-ordination skills, while also boosting greater agility; it is surely the most perfect sport to keep any GAA player fully active during the long winter months.

Should you require any further information, please contact them on Mobile (087) 3922797 or contact them through their Facebook page.

(Click on the image above, left, to enlarge the poster.)

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The Joke That Is Irish Water

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Senior staff at “The Shambles” also known in Irish Government circles as “Irish Water” and its parent company Bord Gáis (now called Ervia), can earn annual bonus payments of up to 19% for just doing their job as part of their controversial ‘reward’ scheme, RTÉ has revealed.

It would also appear that these “performance awards” are not just limited to those who actually achieve paid work targets, but also will include staff who get an official “need improvement” rating, the latter, in other words, those who do not meet already paid work targets.

All staff across both companies, excluding CEO and directors reporting to the chief executive, who get a “need improvement” rating can earn an additional bonus 9% payment alongside their mid €90,000 salaries.

Staff who meet all expectations, but who do not exceed this, can earn bonus payments of up to 14% annually.

Managerial grades just below CEO and Director level are paid a bonus of 17% if they“consistently exceed” expectations and 19% each year if they “far exceed” expectations.

Meanwhile householders with a suspected water leak are facing a minimum call-out charge of €188 from Irish water after the first fix, latter which will be free. However a minimum call-out fee of €282, for the first hour, will be charged for those working out of office hours and €141 for any additional hour involved during this same time period.

Ah yes folks, next thing you know is that low-class, basic P.A.Y.E workers on minimum wage and who truly built the economy of this country, will be looking for transport expenses related to their bus, car & train travel, latter incurred daily in their efforts to reach their work place in Dublin, (those of them lucky enough to have a work place that is).

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