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Results Of Thurles Credit Union Member’s April 2016 Draw

credit unionApril’s Thurles Credit Union (TCU) Members Cash Draw took place on Saturday the 2nd of April 2016.

The 1st prize winner of €10,000, in this computer generated draw, was M/s Sighle O’Toole, Killinan, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Congratulations must also go to three other lucky TCU Member winners; namely M/s Olive O’Connell, Manslestown, Thurles, Co. Tipperary; M/s Sheila Lee, Regaile, Thurles, Co. Tipperary and M/s Helen Ryan, Moyne, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, each of whom received prizes of €1,000 each.

A big congratulations to all the winners.

Note: Members can still join the TCU Members Monthly Cash Draw by simply completing an application form in any of 3 associated Thurles Credit Union offices.


Tipperary Live Register Figures For March 2016


Changes to the Tipperary Live Register figures for March 2016, compared against the previous month February, continue to remain modest.

In the North of the county the ‘Live Register’ figures actually increased by 12 persons, while in the South of the county same figures decreased by 76 persons, showing an overall decrease to the Live Register for Co. Tipperary of 64 persons.

Live Register figures for the first quarter of 2016 show an overall decrease of 182 for the three month period January through to March inclusive, and a long way from the 1,432 jobs promised by Fine Gael, leading up six months prior to the recent 2016 General Election.

The figures shown above also do not take in to account the recent announcement of 125 job losses at the 30 year old SunPharma Ranbaxy Pharmaceuticals plant in Cashel. Same job losses were announced on the 31st of March, 2016 and are expected to come into effect at the end of April with the plant completely shutting down by the middle of May 2016.


Drugs Valued At €250,000 Seized In Tipperary

gardaThree individuals; all believed to be male, have been arrested in the north of Co. Tipperary, following a seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of almost €250,000.

The drug seizures were made as part of an intelligence-led operation involving Roscrea Garda Divisional Drugs Unit, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Customs Officials.

The three individuals were all arrested at an address in Roscrea. One of those arrested is in his late teens and the two others are understood to be in their mid 20’s, and all are understood to be of Lithuanian nationality.

The arrested individuals are being detained at Nenagh Garda Station, following two separate discoveries and seizures of herbal cannabis. One of the seizures, weighing some 12 kilogrammes, has an estimated street value of over €140,000; while in a follow-up second search at yet another address in Roscrea; a package containing some 5 kilogrammes of herbal cannabis was also seized; same with an estimated street value of over €100,000.

It is understood that the drugs seized, possibly originated in Spain.


Is A New Government Taking Shape?

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Caretaker Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Caretaker Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny is understood to have offered the Fianna Fáil leader Mr Micheál Martin a full and equal partnership in the next Government, following their meeting in Leinster House at 8.30pm this evening.

Both men met to further discuss the possibility of forming the next Government.

Mr Kenny is understood to have proposed a Government compiled of Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil together with a small number of like-minded Independent TDs.

The meeting is understood to have been attended by Mr Martin, Mr Kenny and a note taker.

Both men are due to meet again tomorrow morning, ahead of a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting, latter due to take place at 11.00am.


Your Chance To ‘See Old Ireland Free’

The Office of Public Works (OPW) are pleased to announce that as and from today (6/4/2016), or on the first Wednesday of every month, during 2016, all their managed Heritage Sites in Tipperary and throughout Ireland will offer FREE ADMISSION to individuals wishing to visit their sites, for the duration of their tourism opening season.

The Swiss Cottage Cahir

Swiss Cottage, Cahir, Co. Tipperary.

The list of participating sites in Co. Tipperary include:-  Cahir Castle,*  Rock of Cashel,  Roscrea Heritage (Castle and Damer House) and the Blackmills, and the Swiss Cottage.

* Note: Where an asterisk is shown above; same venues are open all year-round while others may have more limited seasonal periods of operation.

Details on the above venues and other national Irish tourist attractions can be found by simply clicking HERE

That means sites like Kilkenny Castle and Clonmacnoise, which usually charge €17 for a family visit, the recently-restored Kilmainham Gaol (€16) and Ross Castle in Killarney (€10), won’t cost a cent to visit, except perhaps for parking in some instances.

Tickets will be allocated on a ‘first come / first served’ basis with normal conditions of admission applying at all sites. Visitors may experience delays at some of the busier sites and are therefore advised to arrive early.

If allocated a time, visitors are asked to arrive promptly for the start of their tour. There is no guarantee that visitors who miss their allocated tour-slot can be accommodated at a later time. Children must be supervised at all times and access to some sites will be by guided tour only. Visitors are also warned that opening times can change at short notice.

So please, old age pensioners & those enjoying free travel, do take advantage and use this opportunity “To see old Ireland free.”