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Technology Provider Fiserv To Add 200 Jobs In Co. Tipperary.

Fiserv plans to expand their research and development in Nenagh Co. Tipperary.

The payments and financial services technology provider Fiserv, situated at Stereame, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, E45 WF84 is to add 200 jobs over the next three years, as the company continues to expands its research and development operations here in the county.

The company, which acquires SpendLabs to enhance digital payments for small and medium-sized businesses, is recruiting for roles in application and web development, cloud infrastructure, data science and architecture, as it responds to a growing demand for digital solutions among its present clients and consumers.

The Nenagh Technology Centre first opened in 2017 and has since been developing new services that facilitate the movement of money and information.

An Tánaiste Mr Leo Varadkar has welcomed the news, stating, “This is really great news for Nenagh and the mid-west region,” he said. “These 200 new jobs are a welcome boost and one which the Government is very happy to support. Tipperary has the talent and skills to bring Fiserv to the next level and I wish the team the very best of luck with this expansion.”

This expansion in Nenagh is being supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.


Tender Invited For Provision Of Extension To Thurles River Walk.

Tipperary County Council are inviting you to submit a tender for the tender competition stated hereunder. Tender documentation and other particulars may be submitted here through the e-tenders tender box. (Reference Tcc001151E)

Thurles River Walk
Photo: George Willoughby

Detailed description:

Tipperary County Council and Thurles Municipal District are now working towards the provision of new footways/cycle paths and improvements to existing footways adjacent to the River Suir and its tributary, the Drish River. The overall development now under consideration is sub-divided into four phases as follow: –

Phase 1. Extending along the west bank of the River Suir from the footbridge adjacent to the Town Park at Thomond Road, as far as Thurles Golf Club.
Phase 2. Extending northwards along the east bank of the River Suir as far as its confluence with the Drish River and from there along the south bank of the Drish River as far as the bridge on Mill Road.
Phase 3. Extending along the Drish River from the bridge on Mill Road to the N75 National Secondary Road on the outskirts of Thurles;
Phase 4. Extending from the bridge on Mill Road for a distance of approximately 1km northwards along Mill Road to meet up with the existing footpath.

The Project, to which this Consultant’s Brief (May 2021) (the “Brief”) relates, consists of the following elements of the overall development:-

  • The preliminary design, route selection and preparation of the overall Master Plan in respect of Phases 1 to 4 inclusive, and
  • The Part 8 planning process, the detailed design, tender, construction and handover stages of Phases 1 and 2 only.

Response deadline (Irish time): – 05/07/2021 by 12:00 noon.


Village Market Holycross Saturday Next, June 12th.

Village Market – Holycross

Saturday next June 12th 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

An exciting village initiative, hosting a wealth of skills, talents and creativity from our community and surrounding areas, in Holycross Village Centre, across from the Abbey Church.

In the past Irish social history has shown that villages have sprung up around existing monastic sites, holding markets and fairs that gave that area an economic base for its very existence.

Markets have ancient origins in Ireland, reaching back to the Irish word Margadh (market) or Markadr (market) latter word borrowed from the Old Norse language spoken by the Vikings.

It is not surprising therefore that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market should set up within yards of the historic Holycross Abbey, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary; with the organisers working closely with a very select, talented and growing group of vendors.

Chatting to the organisers today, we learn that Holycross Village Bi-Weekly Market now has some 30 open air stalls, thus making this street market more appealing and engaging for all age groups.
On Saturday next, June 12th, there will be Face Painting for little people and for those not so little, Hair Braiding.

With no hair left and wearing a grey beard to hide my ugly mug, personally I will forego the hair braiding and face painting; settling instead for a loaf or two of Crossogue Porridge Bread. (Trust me it’s delicious, try it.)

Hope to see you there!


Conditional Planning Approval For 36 Houses In Thurles.

Conditional planning approval has been granted for a multi-million Euro housing development here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Housing Development Site Location on Stradavoher Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Photo G. Willoughby.

Cahillclass Properties Ltd, (Company Registration Number IE605291 – set up on Wednesday the 31st of May 2017), with an address at Toureenclassaugh, Knocknagree, Mallow Co Cork, is the company behind the welcomed housing development’s conditional planning proposal, which will be situated on a current derelict site, located on Stradavoher Road, directly opposite Stradavoher Court, south of the town.

The originally lodged planning application was made in April of last year, for the supply of some 36 houses on this one hectare (2.48 acres) site.

Further information on the project, had been requested by Tipperary County Council in mid-July of last year, which has since been submitted since last month.


Holycross Bi-Weekly Market Huge Success On Saturday Last.

A multitude of consumers turned out to support the first local Village Market held in Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary on Saturday last.

“From a needle to an anchor” can be found at Holycross Market.

This first Bi-Weekly Market was officially blessed by Rev. Fr. Celsus Tierney (Parish Priest Holycross) and officially opened by Mr Paddy Hayes (Holycross Tidy Village Association) and Mrs Ann Lanigan (Village Committee Member).

It was truly great to witness the many visitors in attendance and the skilled locals, of all ages, trading on the day.  Despite unsettled weather, most of those selling fresh produce were sold out within the first hour of trading.

A huge ‘Thank You’ must go to Fr. Tierney, Holycross parish, Holycross committee, local Tidy Village Association members, the stewards, vendors, musicians, Cormackstown Heritage Centre, Mairead Ryan and most of all to the members of public who came in search of fresh local produce and the many other attractive hand made goods.

The Village Market look forward to welcoming everyone on Saturday next May 29th; (1:00pm to 3:00pm) and every second week thereafter.