Meet in the square at 12pm pm for gloves and bags.
We’ve a limited number of litter pickers, please bring some from previous years if you have them. Wear a hi-vis jacket.
This year we will be concentrating on the approach roads to the town. Particularly the mile route for Track Attack event.
We would like to thank our volunteers, please know that your contribution in appreciated.
All litter collected will be disposed of responsibly.
Borrisoleigh Community Development Association
Split The Pot Coming to Borrisoleigh
Hank Wedel & Ray Barron will play in concert in Finns Alehouse, in conjunction with Borrisoleigh Community Development Association, on Tuesday April 23rd from 8pm SHARP….. Cost €10.
A word of appreciation to the people of Borrisoleigh who came to the Excel Centre in Tipperary for the launch of my book; SEAN HOGAN, – His Life – – a troubled journey.
Special word of thanks to Derry Bourke who sang; THE STATION OF KNOCKLONG and to Paudie, for his singing; THE GALTEE MOUNTAIN BOY. John Connors.
Borrisoleigh Active Social Club
On June 19th we are heading to the Dáil. We can’t take anymore names for this trip. There has been a change in our arrangements to head to Galway in September. We would be leaving Borrisoleigh on September 15th for 3 nights B&B and evening meals in The Ardilaun Hotel Galway . 2 day trips touring and a night of entertainment in the hotel.
Borris-Ileigh GAA Notes
Borris-Ileigh GAA Club Golf Classic 2019:
The 2019 Borris-Ileigh GAA Annual Golf Classic will take place this year across the weekend of 3rd and 4th of May in Rathdowney Golf Club. We encourage all from near and far to come along for a Round in what is guaranteed to be a great day out for all with food and refreshments provided for all on the day. Entry for a team of 4 is €140 and sponsorship of a tee box is €50. The Tea Times are open for bookings as of now, so to get your bookings in contact Martin Fahy (087) 2608780 for all of the details. Don’t hesitate to spread the word, we look forward to seeing you all on the 3rd and 4th of May.
Knitting group every Wednesday in the Community Centre from 10.00am to 11.30am. For details contact 086 3098982. New members always welcome.
Pic of the Past
Tess Groome, Rita Corbett, Josie Kinane and Mary Collin
Lowry Welcomes Funding for Tipperary Animal Welfare Organisations
I welcome the announcement from the Department of Agriculture today that six Tipperary Animal Welfare Organisations will benefit from €86,000 between them.
Applications for 2020 funding will be open soon. All applicants must be registered with the Charities Regulator.
Cappanagarrane Horse Rescue, Mullinahone – €6,000
Great Hounds in Needs, 7 Cois Coille, Kilcash, Clonmel – €2,000
Mo Chara Animal Rescue, Ballygemmane, Thurles – €14,000
PAWS Animal Rescue, Mullinahone – €45,000
Roscrea SPCA, Roscrea – €18,000
The Haven Rescue, Tipperary, C/o 26 The Haven, Roscrea – €1,000
Funding for Animal Welfare Organisations is vital for them to continue to carry out their work.
Drivers continuing to receive mixed messages about NCT testing inspections
Independent TD and General Election candidate Mattie McGrath has written to the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, and the head of the NCT Test service, to seek immediate clarification around the suspension by the NCTS of its vehicle lift inspections. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reports were made that several NCT Centres have resumed full service; a claim that is contradicted on the NCT national website which says that the suspension remains in place across the NCT network:
“There is huge confusion around this issue and drivers are getting extremely frustrated by the mixed messages that they are receiving.
The NCTS are also saying that those drivers who have presented already and who have ‘failed’ their test due to an inability to access the underbody of the vehicle should hold on to their report to present to Gardai if challenged for a not having a valid NCT Cert.
I have spoken to a number of gardai however and they have assured me that they have received no instruction in this matter in terms of applying discretion to drivers.
Drivers need to know if they are going to have penalty points applied or not.
There is also the question of why these faults were not identified as part of routine reviews at each individual testing centre. Was there any need to suspend the inspections across the entire network?
We need answers to these questions so that confidence can be maintained in the NCT service and so that drivers can be free of the concern that they are going to be penalised for faults in the system outside their control,” concluded Deputy McGrath.
Improved pay and conditions for childcare workers is a priority for FF – Goldsboro
Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Tipperary Cllr. Imelda Goldsboro says her party will address the current inequality faced by childcare workers if elected to government.
Cllr. Goldsboro made the comments as thousands of childcare workers travelled to Dublin yesterday to protest against their pay and conditions.
“Early childhood care and education is one of the most important parts of any society and the people charged with taking care of our children should not have to march on our capital to have their voices heard”, said Cllr. Goldsboro.
“Many of these workers have third level qualifications but their pay simply does not reflect that. Fianna Fáil is committed to securing a Sectoral Employment Order for staff in the early years sector to ensure better pay and conditions.
“We will also bring forward measures to make childcare more affordable for families across Tipperary and right around the country. There are simply not enough childcare places, and the creches and early childhood centres are being swamped with additional paperwork and increased costs.
“Insurance is a huge issue for the majority of childcare providers and we have situations now that creches are closing because they can’t afford to stay in business.
“Fianna Fáil is pledging to tackle these issues head on. We will establish a new €10 million commercial rates relief fund, which will provide important support to creches who are crippled by commercial rates. We will also increase the National Childcare Scheme subsidy for ordinary workers with an investment of an additional €81 million to increase the universal childcare subsidy from €20 per week to €80 per week.
“Yesterday’s rally led by the Early Year’s Alliance should not be ignored by any public representatives or those seeking public office. It is paramount the next government tackle this crisis head on. It is something my Fianna Fáil colleagues and I are committed too,” concluded Cllr. Goldsboro.