Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
05-05-2016, 00:20   #16
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by wokingvoter View Post
They tried putting huge bins in the Sqaure at one stage but the bins soon filled up and spilled over etc so no benefit
Again I dont think that is enough of a reason to give up!

That they filled up is a good thing!!! So obviously was a big benefit


Plus normally if a bin was full the average person would not just dump the stuff on the ground so why do it on a match day!
frankz is offline  
Advertisement
05-05-2016, 00:24   #17
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikep View Post
The planning for the redevelopment of the square so hopefully that will commence soon.

The new park has been a great addition and is in use a lot, if only we could get a decent summer!!

On the jobs front Dew Valley Meats is probably the biggest employer and is expanding, also Boru Stoves recently took on more people.

The Stadium is a big draw but only really benefits the pubs etc..
Often think Dew Valley doesn't get the credit it deserves.
Imagine large portion of its workforce would be very local? Ie not travelling large distances?

Imagine some of the jobs in Boru stoves would be quite skilled - decent wages?

Is there much employment up in the technology Park?

I read somewhere that there is reasonable numbers in the garda vetting place.

The shopping centre seems to be busy again so people back spending money locally.

Pub trade seems to be gone everywhere - suppose the nature of drinking has changed.
frankz is offline  
05-05-2016, 00:44   #18
macjohn
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 524
Has the source and new library done much for the town?

Seems to do some kids stuff in the holiday seasons - has it helped younger people to focus their energies on the more creative side of life?? Any away from anti social?

Not saying she would have been in anyway anti social but actor Charlie Murphy credits growing up near the theatre and it just being there and a place to go as one of the reasons for her interest and sucess
macjohn is offline  
05-05-2016, 06:50   #19
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankz View Post
Often think Dew Valley doesn't get the credit it deserves.
Imagine large portion of its workforce would be very local? Ie not travelling large distances?

Imagine some of the jobs in Boru stoves would be quite skilled - decent wages?

Is there much employment up in the technology Park?

I read somewhere that there is reasonable numbers in the garda vetting place.

The shopping centre seems to be busy again so people back spending money locally.

Pub trade seems to be gone everywhere - suppose the nature of drinking has changed.
A large portion of its workforce travelled from Eastern Europe in reality.
wokingvoter is offline  
05-05-2016, 07:36   #20
Grab All Association
Registered User
 
Grab All Association's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,338
If the supermarket had of went ahead on the old Erin foods site the town would have had another bridge crossing. The reason it didn't go ahead was due to uncompetitive tactics by small traders.

In 2007 Tesco applied for PP to build a new Tesco Extra supermarket in Clongour. Small traders all objected to it even though it would have reduced congestion in the square. They revised this in 2010 and withdrew it in 2012 due to the downturn they experienced in the UK/Ireland.

Here's one example. (there's loads more) of the submissions http://193.178.30.68/idocswebDPSS/Vi...31&format=jpeg

Quote:
Two sites that are available for this type of development are the soon to be closed Erin Foods factory
Then in 2011 http://www.tipperarystar.ie/news/loc...anned-for.html

The same trader who made that submission urged Thurles Town Council in 2011 to reject the planning application.

Thurles Town Council granted permission but this decision was overturned by ABP. Thurles Town Council lost out on hundreds of thousands of euros in development fees.
Grab All Association is offline  
(2) thanks from:
Advertisement
05-05-2016, 12:33   #21
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by wokingvoter View Post
A large portion of its workforce travelled from Eastern Europe in reality.
Sorry ya I meant living locally (in the local economy) rather than original nationality.
frankz is offline  
05-05-2016, 12:49   #22
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Grab All Association View Post

Here's one example. (there's loads more) of the submissions http://193.178.30.68/idocswebDPSS/Vi...31&format=jpeg



.

Link is just brining up blank page for me - is it working for others?
frankz is offline  
05-05-2016, 13:01   #23
Grab All Association
Registered User
 
Grab All Association's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankz View Post
Link is just brining up blank page for me - is it working for others?
It can be viewed by JPEG only these days. DjVu used to work but doesn't anymore. I've attached it below if you still can't see it.

You just can't win when it comes to planning in Thurles.

Note the supermarket planned for Clongour was the same size as the one in Clonmel and there were other buildings planned for the front. Quirkes Erin food site supermarket was smaller.

Last edited by Grab All Association; 29-12-2018 at 16:57.
Grab All Association is offline  
Thanks from:
05-05-2016, 15:01   #24
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Thanks, interesting.

Well worded to ground his argument in rules

I know you said just an example but wondering how much they actually influenced the decision making process.
frankz is offline  
Advertisement
05-05-2016, 15:03   #25
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Have Tesco sold the Clongour site at this stage?

If so their town centre shop badly needs investment - ie if its the long term offering.
frankz is offline  
05-05-2016, 15:50   #26
Grab All Association
Registered User
 
Grab All Association's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 3,338
Quote:
Originally Posted by frankz View Post
Have Tesco sold the Clongour site at this stage?

If so their town centre shop badly needs investment - ie if its the long term offering.
It was up for sale recently with 10 year PP for warehouses.

While the staff in Thurles are great the supermarket is a disgrace.

It's always out of stock on certain items (and at times even the basics milk, bread etc)

There's a massive bump in part of the floor down the back of the store that will trip someone up one day

It hasn't changed since 1970s. It was originally owned by Joey O'Connor who sold to BAF in the late 70s.

The freezer doors were broken for months and you couldn't close them.

20 years ago it was in need of refurbishment. Today it needs to be knocked and replaced. It's the only supermarket in the town that charges you for parking.

In the smaller towns nearby Roscrea, Tipperary, Cashel etc they stay open until 10pm/11pm. Thurles closes at 6PM/7pm Sunday-Wednesday.

This happend around Christmas time 2013. Dunnes Stores had a late opening for shoppers buying gifts until around 3am. The Tesco store closed at 6pm that evening (before the newsagents) on what was one of the busiest shopping days in years.
Grab All Association is offline  
Thanks from:
05-05-2016, 18:45   #27
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 811
The big problem with Thurles Tesco apart from the depression inducing shop, has always been the fact that there's never been a Manager who could actually manage the staff.
I know it's not PC to say this but the majority of those who recently accepted the redundancies should have been sacked years ago.
Lazy entitled bunch who held the customers in utter contempt, having stayed well past their sell by date (pardon the pun) and having little daily Union meetings over byvthevhot food counter while you hunt in vain for a sliced pan.
The new bunch seem to have started out fine but no training at all. My 82 year old mother who has been shopping in that premises for 42 years searched the newspaper stand for a Tipp Star yesterday before pointing out to a young assistant that there appeared to be none.
He helpfully waved her vaguely in the direction of the back of the shop" there might be some down there missus"
Excellent Tescos . Well done
wokingvoter is offline  
Thanks from:
08-05-2016, 22:42   #28
frankz
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 246
Anyone go to the vintage car show today in St. Pats.? ANy pics?

I didn't know it was on - was away since Friday just came back tonight and saw the posters and was a flyer in the door.
Might have changed plans if I knew it was on.
frankz is offline  
09-05-2016, 00:58   #29
Oops!
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 671
A small number of certain business men and politicians have been strangling Thurles for years, no growth whats so ever. The amount of derelict buildings and industrial estates is depressing.
Oops! is online now  
Thanks from:
09-05-2016, 06:39   #30
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oops! View Post
A small number of certain business men and politicians have been strangling Thurles for years, no growth whats so ever. The amount of derelict buildings and industrial estates is depressing.
Without giving names of course, can you explain this allegation?
wokingvoter is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet