Cut Loose Festival Holycross 2015 Another Great Success
After Six Months of planning some of Ireland’s biggest Country and Irish acts presented an incredible day of entertainment at Holycross GAA pitch, Thurles Sunday July 19th. From when the gates open at 12 noon the festival goers were treated to non-stop entertainment throughout the day until after 7pm. Our large dance-floor was filled with young and old dances who thoroughly enjoyed the performances.
I would like to personally thank all the Stewarts, Ticket Sellers, Committee Members and Volunteers who graciously gave their time to make the event a success.
IFA LAUNCHES NATIONAL FARM SAFETY AWARENESS DAY, TUESDAY 21ST JULY
“I am asking farm families to take time out from farming on Tuesday next, 21st July to review their Farm Safety Risk Assessment by assessing the safety risks on their farm and put in place control measures to reduce the risk of accidents. IFA, with the support of the Champions for Change campaign, has produced an easy-to-use Farm Safety Risk Assessment Planner, which I would encourage all farm families to use to review safety on their farm”.
The National Farm Safety Awareness Day is part of the IFA’s ongoing SAVE LIVES, ‘Think Safety, Farm Safely’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of working on a farm and encourage farmers to change working practices to reduce risks.
IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairwoman Maura Canning said that National Farm Safety Awareness Day is about getting the whole family involved to review safety on the farm. “Summer is a very busy time on farms so it is important that the young people are aware of the potential risks. By getting the whole family involved I believe we will bring about real change in behaviour to safety and make farming safer.”
Eddie Downey said, “Attitudes to farm safety are changing. The response to the Farm Safety Scheme shows that if farmers are supported, they will invest in safety. IFA will continue to work with and support farm families through initiatives like the Farm Safety Risk Assessment planner to improve safety on farms”.
Information VIA: The Irish Farmers Association Website
Tipperary will see the official launch of Eircode over the next two weeks
Eircode will provide a unique sequence of numbers for over 2.2 million homes and businesses across Ireland. The introduction of Eircode will bring Ireland inline with most other European county’s who already operate a postcode system. Over a two week period Eircode will send an information letter to each residential and business in Tipperary. This letter will notify the occupant of the Eircode for that property. The letter will also include a handy pop-out card containing the Eircode for the address – be sure to keep this in a handy place and refer to it when you need to.
Check Your Address To Find Your Eircode Here: Eircode Address Checker
Eircode will bring many benefits such as:
- Allow delivery and service companies to accurately identify addresses so your deliveries get to the right location
- Make it quicker and easier for medical emergency services to locate addresses
- Make it quicker and easier to shop online
- Help to develop Irish businesses
- Facilitate better planning and delivery of public services
More information on Eircode can be found here: What Is Eircode
Michael Lowry T.D. has expressed his complete apprehension and support for the employees at the C&C facilities in Borrisoleigh and Clonmel.
The recent announcement of job losses at the C&C facilities are of great concern for the employees, their families and the wider communities of Borrisoleigh and Clonmel. In recent weeks the company has finalised plans to outsourced part of their logistics operation. This has resulted in a number of drivers being made redundant. It is also my understanding that some of the drivers in question have over 30 years’ service with the company.
This news comes as UNITE members based in the Bulmer’s plant Clonmel which is also part of the C&C Group have issues strike notice for July 15th . The strike announcement follows a unanimous vote for industrial action on foot of the company’s decision to renege on a 2009 agreement which governed redundancy terms.
Independent TD Michael Lowry: I wish to convey my complete support with all employees affected by today’s announcements and I hereby call on Mr Glancey Chief Operating Officer and C&C to enter into meaningful negations with all key Stakeholders, Management and Union Representatives to resolve these matters. Deputy Lowry also called on Mr Glancey and C&C to give a steadfast commitment to the future of the Clonmel and Borrisoleigh facilities
You must register today to receive the The Water Conservation Grant of €100.
This grant replaces the tax rebate and social protection measures previously announced, as it is a more straightforward means of addressing water issues for all households on equal terms and will reduce households’ outlay on water services both now and in the future.
All eligible households who apply will receive a Water Conservation Grant. The grant will be paid to the registered householders annually in respect of their primary dwellings, with the first payment to be paid in September 2015 and each subsequent year up to and including 2018. Check out www.watergrant.ie for more information.