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    Delis Hotels Retail Shopping Fashion Florists Gift Shops Pharmacies Grocery Shops Hardware Stores Motor Factors Business Services Architects and Engineers Community Groups Insurance Office Supplies Photography Solicitors Archaeology Garden and Landscaping Financial Accountants and Auditors Chamber Of Commerce Printers Public Services Postage and Delivery IT Services and Support Health and Fitness Opticians Marketing Education Industry Multinationals Local Tidy Towns Tidy Towns Committee Contact Us Contact Form Location Find out what s on this month Heritage trust brings a taste of the continent Article Added 28 06 2011 The sights sounds and wonderful aromas of France will be dazzling your senses from Thursday to Saturday this week as The French and Continental Market will visit Cashel s central plaza Sean Laffey for the Heritage Trust told us that there will be 26 stalls offering all sorts of exotic goodies from speciality cheese to charcuterie to luxury breads and those famous French rainbow sweets It ll be a fun place to walk through maybe grab a chocolate crepe or a plate of paella We hope that folks on the hospitality sector will encourage their guests to come down to the plaza and enjoy the atmosphere It also coincides with the visit of

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    it but each member town is linked to 26 others in the EU that s twinning on steroids Councillor P J Quinlan is the co ordinator of the accommodation for the 272 European delegates who will be in Cashel this coming weekend told us The idea is that people meet people it s not just the catchy slogan of the Charter it s how we get things to work Everything begins at the family level and we have some 112 terrific families in Cashel who will be hosting those EU representatives We are delighted at the response we had for volunteer families and I can safely say that we have every delegate housed within a four mile radius of Cashel We even have a standby by list of volunteer families who are ready to help out if anything unforeseen happens Councillor Quinlan went on to say that there has been a huge amount of planning undertaken to ensure the smooth running of the weekend From the collection of the delegates from Dublin airport by local coach operators with flights arriving as early as 7 30 am on Thursday and late as 12 30 am on Friday This is one logistical achievement of the steering committee to get it to work so smoothly The delegates will be brought to Halla Na Feile where they will meet their host families The whole idea is for our overseer guests to live amongst us and see how we cope with daily life Most families are taking two representatives and to make sure those visitors can still get in touch with their own delegations have tried the best we can to house each nationality in the same area For example the Greeks will be on the Clonmel Road the Spanish and Portuguese in Boher Clough

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    for the town and county They also had a skilled workforce who were very committed to the community It was important that the building remained part of the industrial framework of the town She described the proposed closure of Cordis as a sad day for the town and her first thoughts were with the workers and their families Council Manager Sean Keating said that County Manager Billy McEvoy had arranged a meeting with officials of the County Development Board in an effort to identify how the various agencies could engage with those who would be made redundant after Christmas It was also hoped that the agencies could assist the company in seeking an alternative role for that facility Mr Keating hoped that the state agencies could help the skilled workforce who were going through a very difficult and worrying time if Johnson and Johnson couldn t bring in an alternative industry L R Deputy Billy Kelleher T D Minister for Labour Affairs Seth Scher Global Chairman Cordis Corporation Victor Chance Worldwide Vice President of Operations Cordis Corporation Mayor Cllr Martin Browne Cashel Town Council pictured at the officiall opening of the Cordis facility on the Cahir Road on Tuesday last December 2nd It was intended in 2008 that the Cashel plant would produce new stents that would deliver drugs within the human body But it would appear that Johnson and Johnson had lost ground to its main competitors and sales of Cordis stents had declined substantially he said It was a devastating blow for the staff their families and the town to lose a flagship employer that contributed enormously to the social fabric of the town as well as financially said Cllr Eoghan Lawrence Both Cllr Quinlan and himself had been in touch with Richard Bruton s office and the Minister had agreed to a request for a delegation from the Town Council and other agencies involved Cllr Lawrence said that Johnson and Johnson were committed to Ireland and every effort had to be made to entice them back into Cashel into a facility in which 100 million had been invested We have to be positive and focus our efforts on getting Johnson and Johnson back to the town he said The closure was a strategic decision taken at company headquarters in California as Cordis would no longer make this type of stent said Cllr Sean McCarthy The company had been losing money in the stents business for a long time in 2006 it had 2 6 billion worth of business but that had now been reduced to 627 million The company would explore all other avenues for the plant and look after the workers in so far as possible within the Johnson and Johnson family They now had to convince the company that Cashel was the place to produce some other strategic cardio vascular device Cllr McCarthy said The facility was in a prime location and well equipped to go forward Cllr P J Quinlan stated It was among

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    Marketing Education Industry Multinationals Local Tidy Towns Tidy Towns Committee Contact Us Contact Form Location Find out what s on this month Cashel councillor following his fathers footsteps Article Added 17 06 2011 Newly co opted councillor Martin Browne pictured with his mother Annette and sister Laura after Monday night s council meeting The Nationalist 15th June 2011 New Cashel councillor following in his father s footsteps There was warm applause and the occasional tear shed by some of his family who were present at Monday night s meeting when Martin Browne junior was co opted to Cashel Town Council to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father Cllr Martin Browne He was proposed by Cllr Eoghan Lawrence who described it as the end of one era and the beginning of another The new Cllr Browne 26 said it was with great pride that he sat in the seat to replace his father who died just over three weeks ago It was a great honour to replace his father who took enormous pride in the role and was passionate and dedicated to his work in the Council for 26 years Cllr Browne said he realised he had massive shoes to fill and he promised to do his best He was grateful to the staff and every member of the Council for all their support throughout the past couple of weeks and for the beautiful tributes paid to his father He said he had so much to learn and he had a hard act to follow but he hoped they could all work together in a positive and productive manner for the good of the town Cllr Eoghan Lawrence said it was an emotional and difficult evening for the Browne family He said that Martin Browne junior was

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    the royal visit and telling us they were following the Queen s route While visitor numbers to the site since the royal visit haven t yet been fully collated Ms Moriarty says they will show a very significant increase She said the week before the Queen and Prince Philip toured the site there were getting in the region of 650 visitors a day to the Rock but when the site re opened to the public from May 21 onwards the number of visitors rose to between 1000 and 1400 a day We are getting a lot of positive feedback on the tours Ann O Donoghue one of our guides had an elderly group of ladies on a tour today and they wanted to know where did the Queen walk and where did she stop on the tour We are delighted to tell people and have made the royal visit part of our tour now as the last monarch before Queen Elizabeth 11 to set foot on the rock was Henry 11 in 1172 Elaine pointed out that the were finding that a lot more Irish people are coming to visit the Rock since the royal visit These visitors are telling us I haven t seen the Rock in ages and decided to come or I pass it every day going up and down to Cork and said I would call which is lovely It s great to hear the Irish voices and to see Irish people are making the effort to come The rise in visitor numbers to the Rock of Cashel is having a knock on benefit to local restaurants hotels pubs and shops as many tourists venture into the town after finishing their tour of the historic site Joe Ahern of The Rock Bistro at the foot of the Rock of Cashel said business to his restaurant was up about 10 in May compared to the same month last year We are very busy and I could definitely attribute some of it to the Queen s visit he said And he echoed Elaine Moriarty s assessment that the number of Irish visitors is up We have definitely found that as well Everyone wants to visit Cashel now You couldn t buy the publicity and marketing that the Queen s visit brought to Cashel The big impetus here now is to keep our standing in the public consciousness It s been brilliant The Queen should come back every week Mr Ahern believes the fact Cashel is looking so good at the moment due to the cleaning and sprucing up carried out by the local council and people in preparation for the royal visit is enticing more passing traffic to stop in the town Olivia Quinlan manager of Cashel Tourist Heritage Information Centre told The Nationalist there has been a marked increase in visitors to the Centre arising from the Queen s visit and reported that they were mostly day trippers rather than tourists wishing to stay overnight in the

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    and a chapel has been given the green light by planners The 460m Tipperary Venue near Two Mile Borris will have a 500 bed hotel the largest in Ireland a health spa and swimming pool an equestrian centre and an 18 hole golf course But plans for a money spinning 15 000 capacity concert hall have been rejected with An Bord Pleanala warning it was inappropriate considering the rural location The idea is being driven by Richard Quirke owner of the Dr Quirkey s amusement arcade in Dublin s O Connell Street and local Independent TD Michael Lowry The Tipperary deputy said the planning decision would help unleash the enormous potential of the site In the context of stated Government policy to encourage creativity and job creation this is a timely opportunity to progress an original plan which will generate enormous economic activity and create thousands of sustainable jobs he said A combination of a broad range of interactive projects on the one site will transform the economic cultural and social life of Tipperary and the entire region Mr Lowry insisted the finance was in place and the entire development would go ahead Renowned racehorse trainer Aidan O Brien backs the plan and suggested it would eventually be a rival to host the United States multimillion dollar Breeders Cup fixture The 800 acre development is opposed by An Taisce a handful of local residents and anti gambling bodies including the Ireland Against Casinos group which fought a development on the old Phoenix Park racecourse A spokesman for Gamblers Anonymous said As an organisation we are not happy with this development We are extremely disappointed with this development in the main because of the huge upsurge in young people taking up gambling The support group warned that young people were particularly

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    to Tom Wood a member of South Tipperary County Council he and his wife Maribel were in bed on Sunday morning when at exactly 6 30am the whole building shook I thought it was a bomb because the house shook I thought it was someone after blowing up the bank machine across the road Cllr Wood expressed his shock Maribel thought it was an earthquake However when he went to the sitting room window and saw the bank was undamaged he heard an engine revving and went down stairs to investigate When he opened the front door he saw a vehicle speeding away and it was only when he stepped out on to the street he saw the damage that had been caused to the front of his home The whole front of the shop was gone a very shocked Cllr Wood described the scene 27 Main Street has been the Wood family home since 1730 when the downstairs shop was an apothecary It remained a chemist until the death of Tom s grandfather in 1934 All that stopped them getting in any further was the old house I don t think they realised there were such big old stones in the base of the wall They protected us Cllr Wood told The Nationalist adding that he feels very nostalgic about the building Those stones haven t seen the light of day for 300 years It s an old house We pride ourselves on trying to keep the old shop front We are assessing the damage today and hopefully it won t have structural damage Cllr Wood said the building was not so damaged as to make it unsafe to live in and he and his wife have been able to remain at home following the incident People have been

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    Tom Wood was chairperson and Mayor of Cashel three times during his 30 year membership of the Council His father the late Dick Wood retired in 1999 after 44 years public service during which time he held the chair on four occasions Cllr Wood who said she was thrilled to have been elected to the Council two years ago assured her colleagues that she had no intention of retaining a council seat for that length of time and she doubted if the electorate would place their confidence in her over such a lengthy period To say that events in Cashel over the past week were surreal would be an understatement Whoever thought when we extended an invitation to Queen Elizabeth that it would make such an impact and world headlines for all the right reasons With Cllr Michael Browne the Sinn Fein Mayor who shook hands with the Queen we can all feel proud of the Town Council s role in making history Then within hours of the royal departure we were suddenly plunged into disbelief and shock with the untimely passing of our colleague Cllr Martin Browne It surely focused my mind on what really matters in life She returned to her pledge made during her election campaign that she was here to make a difference not just history Being Councillors is not about glory status or power It s about promoting worthwhile projects encouraging development and helping people when help is needed I know you all desire those goals which can only be advanced when we elected members management and staff work together and continue to build on the good relationships with other like minded organisations for the betterment of everyone in Cashel She described the tendency to knock town councils at every opportunity as a matter of

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