With Sincere Sympathy
It is with great personal sadness that I report the death this afternoon of a young man, who lost his life tragically, during what appears to have been a workplace accident near Cashel, Co Tipperary.
The incident is understood to have happened when the young man, a native of Templetuohy, Thurles, Co Tipperary, aged in his 30′s and the father of three children, was working underneath a lorry on the road, close to a nearby filling station.
The man has been named locally as Mr Maurice O’Sullivan.
It is understood the man, who was a qualified and professional mechanic, was attempting to fix a broken down truck, when the vehicles axle on which he was working, collapsed on top of him.
Gardaí and Medical Personnel were quickly called to the scene of the accident, which is understood to have happened shortly before 2.00pm this afternoon.
The Health and Safety Authority have been informed and Gardaí from Cashel have also launched an investigation into the incident.
To his family, relatives and many friends go our sincere sympathies.
Go ndéana Dia trócaire ar a anam dílis.
Popular local radio presenter Mr Seamus King, broadcasting on Tipperary Mid West Community Radio, is out and about around Tipperary over the coming weeks visiting the various tourist attractions to be found here in our native Premier County.
Tipperary Mid West Community Radio, as everyone will be aware, aims to inform, educate and entertain, through providing a service dedicated to celebrating local music, sports, culture and that rich heritage contained in our ever diverse and picturesque local communities.
Seamus will be broadcasting from St Mary’s Famine & War Museum here in Thurles, just after 11.00am tomorrow morning, (Friday June 13th 2014) in the first of what we hope will be many Friday half-hour broadcasts over the coming months which will be featured and highlighted live on air.
So do turn your radio dials to 104.8 FM-106.7 FM, beginning tomorrow morning, just after 11.00am to listen to radio’s “The Voice of Tipperary” and over the coming weeks be prepared to learn from Seamus King that there is, and I quote; “a hell of a lot more to be found in our historic haven of Co Tipperary, than that which just simply meets the eye.”
Of course if your radio is out of reach you can always catch this broadcast simply by ‘Live Streaming’ same on your computer at http://www.tippmidwestradio.com/radioplayer/listenlive.html
In an email this afternoon to Thurles Information from Tipperary TD Noel Coonan, the elected representative has confirmed that he has been in contact with M/s Josephine Feehily, Chairperson of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners and she in turn has confirmed that there are no plans in the offing to relocate staff from Thurles’s Revenue Office to Cashel.
Deputy Coonan states in his communication that, quote “I hope this helps allay concerns for the staff and families concerned.”
The email received includes a forwarded copy of a further short email sent and signed by M/s Karen Martin, (Private Secretary, Revenue Commissioners, Chairman’s Office, Blocks 8 – 10, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, Ireland) which reads;
As discussed, Revenue have no plans to relocate staff working in Thurles Revenue office to Cashel.”
However Thurles Information is already aware that no such approach had ever been formally made by the Revenue Commissioners to relocate their staff working in the Thurles Revenue office. The approach instead was made, as we stated, by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in response to instructions that the latter had received from government in an effort to facilitate the centralisation and expansion of social welfare services from this same offices in Stradavoher, Thurles, and the offer by the OPW of alternative accommodation for Revenue to be located in Cashel.
We now invite Deputy Coonan to flatly deny that any such approach was ever made by the Office of Public Works regarding such future relocation planned to be imposed on Thurles Revenue staff. We also invite the Deputy to confirm publicly that no such relocation of Thurles Revenue personnel will now take place.
Such a statement from Deputy Coonan and his current government would further “help allay concerns for the staff and families concerned.”
Thurles Information has now emailed Deputy Coonan to this effect and await his reply.
A business opportunity to run The Source Café here in Thurles
An opportunity for a ‘Catering Provider’ wishing to establish a new enterprise in an already existing catering environment is currently being advertised by The Source Café here in Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
The Source Café is inviting expressions of interest to reach them not later than Monday 23rd of June at 5.00pm.
Further information and application details are available by clicking HERE.
Interested parties should submit an expression of interest while responding to current Catering Requirements, Objectives and Guidelines including a one year business plan and financial projections.
The deadline for all applications is as already stated (5.00pm Monday 23rd June, 2014) and Interviews will take place on Thursday 26th June 2014.
Applications should be submitted by registered post addressed to; Director, The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co Tipperary. Please write ‘The Source Café 2014 Expression of Interest’ on the top left hand corner of your sealed envelope.
For further information feel free to telephone 0504-90340.
The Civil Public and Services Union (CPSU) representing employees at the Revenue Commissioners office in Thurles say that no decision has been made, as yet, to move 80 plus workers out of Thurles to Cashel.
Grave concerns have been expressed in recent days over the suggestion that the Office of Public Works (OPW) now intend to move existing staff working in the Revenue Service and relocate same to new premises identified in Cashel some 16 miles from Thurles.
The Office of Public Works have suggested that the move is now necessary to facilitate a more centralised growth to present social welfare services operating out of the present Revenue offices situated at Stradavoher here in Thurles.
The CPSU state that they are aware of approaches already made by the OPW and have made contact with the Revenue Commissioners seeking further clarification regarding this OPW proposed decision.
Thurles Chamber President Mr John O’Shaughnessy stated this morning that any such effort to move Revenue personnel from Thurles would spell a further economic downturn for a town already dwelling under a severe economic black cloud, and would further increase unemployment in the area. Mr O’Shaughnessy stated that he fully accepted the putting in place of a more consolidated social welfare unit in Thurles, thus contributing to overall improved services, but said that the solution was to be found in the provision or expansion of badly needed permanent government office space within Thurles and not the dismantling and removing of established jobs, to the detriment of local business, as apparently currently being proposed by the OPW.
Around Thurles this morning abide whispered accusations that this proposed move is being prompted more by unwanted southern Tipperary political interference, rather than by any need to centralise social welfare services. Many are now calling for their elected political representatives to further clarify the government’s position regarding this matter.
Thurles ‘Unemployment Figures’ for May of this year show an increase of some 27 people being added to the live register, with some 1,037 commercial premises now lying unused in Co Tipperary according to GeoDirectory figures supplied for the first quarter of 2014.
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