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Borrisoleigh Parish News – September 18, 2019

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Aniversary Masses next weekend:  We pray for all whose anniversaries occur, and for whom the following Masses will be offered.

  • Saturday 21st September 8pm Mass: John & Molly Dwan, Glenkeen, Michael Shanahan, Fantane
  • Sunday 22nd September 11am Mass: Tomás Max, Knockanevin, Borrisoleigh, Jerry Ryan St. Bridgid’s Villas Borrisoleigh.

You are also asked to remember in your prayers Mary Ryan Currabaha who was interred last week.

Congratulations: To our Minor and U-16 teams on winning their respective North Finals, which took place last week. Well done to all involved. We wish them all the best in their respective County Semi Finals.

Eddie Stapleton is holding a Photographic Exhibition in the Bothy beside the Clodagh Bar on Friday evening 20th September to mark Culture Day.

Eucharistic Adoration: Assembly takes place on Saturday 28th September from 10am to 1pm in St. Patrick’s College, Thurles. Rosary & Testimony at 10am, Holy Hour at 11.15am led by John Keane and Holy Mass at 12.15pm con-celebrated by Fr. Daniel Woods and Fr. John Keane.  All are welcome.

Bereavement Information Evening Venue Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick

Limerick Date: 26th September 2019. Time 7.00pm-9.00pm (Registration from 6.45 pm)

Milford Care Centre will need to confirm numbers for this event. We would appreciate if you could RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Wednesday 25th September 2019 or contact us on 014045378-0852888888.

An Evening with “The Priests” We are delighted to welcome to the Cathedral of the Assumption Thurles Fr. Eugene and his brother Fr. Martin O’Hagan natives of Co. Derry and Fr. David Delargy from Ballymena, Co. Antrim who form the internationally famed Musical Trio The Priests. Come and enjoy them in concert in the Cathedral of the Assumption, Thurles on Friday September 27th. Tickets on sale at Parish Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles (0504 22229) and Bookworm, Liberty Square, Thurles (0504 22257).  As you may already be aware the Cathedral requires re-roofing and this is one of our fundraising events. Tickets: €35.00. Doors open at 7.00. p.m Concert starts at 8.00p.m.

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Lowry Welcomes Funding for Tipperary Animal Welfare Organisations

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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.

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Drivers continuing to receive mixed messages about NCT testing inspections

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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.

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Improved pay and conditions for childcare workers is a priority for FF – Goldsboro

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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.

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