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Planning Decision For Proposed Thurles Drive-Through Takeaway Delayed

New Thurles Shopping Centre under construction at the old Erin Foods site on Slievenamon Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

A planning decision on the proposed drive through take away at the southern end of the old Erin Foods site here in Thurles, which had been due to be announced on the 28th February last, has been further delayed.

It is understood that the planning authority requires a published notice of the developers requirement to submit a Natura Impact Assessment to evaluate the potential impact of the proposed development on the lower River Suir special area of conservation.


5 DIY Gifts For Mother’s Day.

Where did the idea of Mother’s Day come from?

Mother’s Day is Sunday March 14th next, (forget it at your peril).

Here in Ireland and the UK, Mother’s Day always falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, owing to its initial Christian origins. Mother’s Day, as we know it currently here in Ireland, certainly is now-a-days more commercial ; evolving as it once did from “Mothering Sunday”.

Centuries ago, people who worked away from home, often as domestic staff, would return home to their Mother Church, once a year, on Mothering Sunday. As well as visiting their Mother Church, people would visit their home and their mothers.

Over time, the practice of bringing a gift of flowers to one’s mother became tradition. Eventually, Mothering Sunday developed into Mother’s Day and quite rightly the celebration of Mothers as we know it today.

DIY Gifts for Mother’s Day.

Lockdown has placed limits on the gifts many of us typically purchase for Mother’s Day. With shops closed and movements restricted, many of us are turning to DIY gifts for Mother’s Day.
Hereunder are 5 DIY gift ideas to help acknowledge and celebrate our wonderful Mums, demonstrating our appreciation for everything they do for us.

(1) Create a Mother’s Day Chocolate Bar Poem.
This is a thrifty, but thoughtful, gift that costs no more than the price of a few chocolate bars. Follow this link HERE for examples and ideas for your own Chocolate Bar Poems.

(2) A Homemade Bouquet of Flowers.
Spring is here and with it has arrived some of our most cherished flowers. Of the many flower varieties on view in our gardens at present, the daffodil and tulip are great choices for a homemade bouquet or flower arrangement. Alternatively pick up some flowers in your local supermarket and combine them into a homemade arrangement.
Visit YouTube for lots of tips on homemade bouquets and flower arranging. Click HERE to find a video specifically dealing with the arranging of daffodils and tulips.

(3) Bake Something Sweet.
There’s nothing quite like home baking and many of us are baking more during lockdown. Why not treat Mum to a delicious cake, some cupcakes or some cookies for Mother’s Day? If you are looking for great baking recipes check out Cupcake Gemma on YouTube HERE.

(4) Cook Mum A Special Meal.
There’s nothing like getting served up a delicious meal. In many houses Mums do a lot of the cooking so why not give them a day off from cooking meals on Mother’s Day? You could treat your mum to breakfast in bed, a brunch or a delicious dinner. If you’re looking for recipe ideas, check the YouTube Channel of Wexford born Gemma Stafford. Now living in the USA, Gemma’s Cooking channel is one of the most successful on YouTube with 2.55 million subscribers. View HERE.

(5) A Homemade Mother’s Day Card.
Any mum will tell you that a Mother’s Day card with a heartfelt message is always treasured. Check out this great YouTube video with 24 ideas for incredible and easy to make Mother’s Day cards using everyday materials. Check this out by clicking HERE


Recall of SFC Chicken Poppets Due to Salmonella

Product: The Original SFC Chicken Poppets, pack size:190g.
Batch Code: Best before date: 28.02.2022.
Country Of Origin: United Kingdom.
Consumer Action Required: Do not to eat the implicated batches.

Further to a Food Safety Authority of Ireland food alert (2021.20), Scunthorpe Fried Chicken (SFC) is recalling the above additional batches of its Chicken Poppets, due to the detection of Salmonella.

Batches with a best before date of 28.02.2022 were recalled previously. Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in all irish Tesco stores.

Nature Of Danger Recall:

Persons infected with Salmonella will typically develop symptoms between 6 – 72 hours after being infected.

The most common symptom is diarrhoea, which can sometimes be bloody. Other symptoms may include fever, headache and abdominal cramps.

The illness usually lasts 4 to 7 days. Diarrhoea can occasionally be severe enough to require hospital admission.

The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.


Weekend Baking Project: Easy & Nutritious Pint Glass Soda Bread.

During lockdown many of us are discovering the joys of baking as a pastime, not to mention the self-sufficiency and satisfaction gleaned from making something from scratch.

One item we’d surely all like to master is the art of bread making. There’s nothing like the taste and smell of freshly made bread in your own home. What’s more; during lockdown, being able to make your own bread saves an almost daily visit to your local food store – helping us to keep that bit safer.

Many of us, however, avoid making bread thinking it’s too difficult, but we at Thurles.info are here to help. We have tracked down and tested what is arguably one of the easiest recipes for making bread you could find.

You don’t even need a weighing scales to measure ingredients, just a pint glass!

Ingredients to make an easy and delicious Irish soda bread:
1 pint glass of coarse flour.
1 pint glass of white flour.
3/4 pint of buttermilk.
Enough salt to coat the bottom of a pint glass.
Enough bread soda to coat the bottom of a pint glass.
Enough butter to coat the bottom of a pint glass, (or about 4 teaspoons).

This recipe was devised by a Tipperary man, Mr. Peter Ward of Country Choice, Nenagh Co. Tipperary.

View his YouTube video shown above to watch how easy it is to make this nutritious soda bread and enjoy!


Conceivably Fatal Diet Pills Seized By Gardaí In Clonmel

RTE’s Agriculture & Consumer Affairs correspondent Mr Fran McNulty reports yesterday that a multi-agency investigation has led to the closure of an online business outlet, here in Co. Tipperary.

The online registered website was selling and distributing so-called diet pills, namely 2,4-Dinitrophenol (DNP) from a residential address located in Clonmel in the south of the County.

The potentially fatal chemical is described by the Food Safety Authority as a highly toxic industrial chemical often used as a fertiliser, a wood preservative, widely used in explosive mixtures around the world and even as a pesticide.

There have been numerous fatalities internationally after taking the chemical. Since 1998 DNP has been withdrawn from agricultural use and is widely considered too dangerous for clinical use.

Of those who presented at hospitals between 2007 and 2019, with a history of having taken DNP, over 18% have died, as no antidote or remedy is known.

The Health Service Executive, Health Products Regulatory Authority, Gardaí and the Food Safety Authority had jointly been involved in tracking down the online source.