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I’m a Worried Man

I’m a Worried Man

Lyrics: Late, great American country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003)

I’m a Worried Man

Worried man, worried man.
I’m a very worried man.
Hungry babies don’t understand,
Papa is a worried man.

The place I used to draw my pay,
Slammed the door on me today.
And told me just to stay away,
And don’t come back again.

I went back home to break the news,
My woman saw that I had the blues.
She said the babies need new shoes.
And, I’m a worried man.

Worried man, a worried man.
I’m a very worried man.
Hungry babies don’t understand,
Papa is a worried man.

Well there is no way that I can see,
That I can feed my family.
Cause I don’t own a money tree.
And very little land.

But I said, “Mamma, don’t you cry,
I’ll get a job before the day’s gone by.
I don’t know where though, and that is why,
I’m a worried man”.

Worried man, worried man.
I’m a very worried man.
Hungry babies don’t understand,
Papa is a worried man.



Parking Spaces, At Aldi Thurles, Sinking Under Water.

Aldi Thurles driving customers away, due to flooded car parking spaces.

Regular shoppers to ALDI, the German multinational family-owned discount supermarket situated at Kickham Street, Lognafulla, Thurles, Co, Tipperary, are being forced to venture off to shop elsewhere, due to customers being asked to exit their vehicles, to walk in up to 7.62cm of water (3in) every time it rains.

It would appear that the parking areas at Aldi Thurles, latter possible one of the best shopping experiences in Thurles, has sunk due to constant heavy traffic and is now badly in need of immediate maintenance.

Sadly, only 10% of parking spaces are free of water within the area provided, forcing people to chance using invalid vehicle appointed spaces or go shop elsewhere.
Why this has been allowed to happen all during this winter period, Aldi, when contacted this morning were unable to answer, but promised to immediately examine the problem.


Tipperary Man Awarded €365,000 After Sustaining Serious Back Injuries.

The High Court has awarded €365,000 in damages to a Co. Tipperary man, latter unable to work after injuring his back in a 2017 workplace accident.

The award was made by Mr Justice Tony O’Connor in favour of Mr Patrick Ryan, with an address at Ormonde Crescent, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.
Mr Ryan had sued his previous employer, Queally Pig Slaughtering Limited, at the companies meat processing facility located near Waterford City; following injuries he sustained on April 13th 2017, while lifting a bag containing pork.

The claims had been denied.

Mr Ryan claimed he was no longer able to undertake manual work, and claimed that future surgery would not help him. Physiotherapy had not given him any relief, and he had less than an optimal response to injections and other medications provided.

In his judgement, Mr Justice O’Connor said he was satisfied that Mr Ryan was left unable to work due to the pain he was suffering following the accident. Mr Ryan claimed he was unable to go fishing anymore, or attend local sporting events because of the continuous pain; while any long periods of time spent driving, left him experiencing great difficulties.

Mr Justice O’Connor further stated that Mr Ryan’s injuries had resulted in a drastic deterioration of the previously active life, that he had once enjoyed, prior to his accident.

The judge said that that he was satisfied that Ryan, who was “a good manual worker” wished to return to work, despite his significant pain and had attempted to return to work undertaking light duties, some months after the accident. However, his pain and discomfort got worse, and he ceased working for Queally Pig Slaughtering Limited in April of 2018.

Mr Justice O’Connor said Mr Ryan was entitled to damages, including past loss of earnings, future loss of earnings, and general damages same totalling €365,500.


“Just Transition Plan” Confirms Significant Ireland/EU Funding For Tipperary.

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin has welcomed the European Commission’s adoption of Ireland’s Territorial “Just Transition Plan” .

The adoption of the “Just Transition Plan” confirms significant Ireland/EU funding to support the Midlands region, as Ireland moves away from fossil fuels. The tourism element of the “Just Transition Plan” includes allocations of €38 million under Regenerative Tourism business supports and €30 million for a Tourism Trails Network.

Eight midland counties are expected to benefit from the allocation.

The eight counties expected to receive funding include Co. Tipperary, Co. Laois, Co. Westmeath, Co. Offaly, Co. Longford, Co. Roscommon, Co. Galway and Co. Kildare; all targeted areas that were previously heavily dependent on peat production. 

CEO of Fáilte Ireland Mr Paul Kelly said: “This investment reinforces the value of tourism to the economic well-being and development of a destination. I want to pay tribute to the team at Fáilte Ireland for their tireless work over a number of months on developing our successful submission to the EU. The allocation to Fáilte Ireland is recognition of our expertise as the National Tourism Development Authority to deliver projects of scale that will create jobs, empower businesses and build stronger communities leaving a lasting legacy of transformative change that will enhance the appeal of the Midlands as a tourist destination for generations to come. It is an unprecedented investment in tourism, and one that is going to have a tangible economic impact in the towns and communities of Ireland’s Hidden Heartlands and Ireland’s Ancient East
Fáilte Ireland is looking forward to working collaboratively with local tourism businesses and communities, the East and Midlands Regional Assembly (EMRA), Bord na Mona, Local Authorities, and our strategic partners including Waterways Ireland, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Coillte, to deliver this transformational project of scale.”

This EU “Just Transition Fund” in Ireland has 3 priority areas for investment:

  • Generating employment through diversification of the local economy.
  • Restoration of degraded peatlands and regeneration of industrial heritage assets.
  • Smart and sustainable mobility.

‘Republic Of Work’ Set To Open New Co-Working Hub In Tipperary.

‘Republic of Work’ offices on South Mall, Cork City.

Co. Cork’s popular co-working hub, ‘Republic of Work’, is to expand; locating in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, thus offering a much-needed solution to Ireland’s fast growing and emerging flexible working quandary.

This first co-working hub outside of Cork city, is expected to open in January 2023, with the team hoping it will encourage people living in Clonmel to ‘stay local‘, rather than having to commute daily or relocate to reside in costly accommodation in Irish cities, in order to work.

‘Republic of Work’ first announced their plans for the Clonmel hub last October on social media and will now hold an open day on Thursday December 15th next, [10:00am to 5:00pm] at the hub on Clonmel’s Dr. Croke Place, to give locals a chance to meet its members and discuss how the new space will operate into the future.

‘Republic of Work’ was first established in Cork city five years ago with a hub situated on South Mall, one of the main streets of Cork city, running from Grand Parade in the west to Parnell Place in the east.