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The newest hotel in the area has been closed down for a number of years now and has been the subject of much local debate with the basement area having been under some eight feet of water at one stage, making it an environmental hazard of the worst kind. Indeed, there have also been reports of vermin in the building.
Located on Cathedral Street, right opposite the magnificent Cathedral of the Assumption, the Munster Hotel, built at enormous expense during the height of the Celtic Tiger has been discussed time and time again at Thurles Town Council level with members becoming increasingly frustrated that the building is having a very negative impact on the locality. It also gives a very bad impression of the town, especially to those who may be visiting the impressive Cathedral for weddings, funerals or other religious services, they claim.
(Source: Tipperary Star)
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Tyrone GAA secretary Dominic McCaughey has revealed that funding has been secured to complete the county's new gaelic games headquarters in Garvaghey.
The Tyrone board have been waging a campaign to secure government funding for the £6.7m project but those efforts have so far proved unsuccessful.
In his annual report, McCaughey says this is "unfair and unreasonable".
However, he adds that the county has all the "necessary finances in place" to complete the Garvaghey project.
(Source: BBC News)
Just five job announcements were made for Waterford over the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 by the IDA. It also emerged in a report ordered by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation that in 2008 just 39% of graduates, in the county, were able to secure work in the county, according to the Employment Action Plan for the South East which was released last Friday.
The plan, ordered following the decision by Talk Talk to move its call centre from the city with a loss of 575 jobs details the struggle that Waterford and the whole South East Region is currently facing, with unemployment at a staggering 18.2% compared with the national average of 14.5%.
While no new jobs announcement came with the report, the plan revealed that the IDA would assign a “clear priority” to the region with a view to attracting additional investment to the area particularly in sectors like Life Sciences, Financial Services and new areas like Clean Tech.
(Source: Waterford News &Star)
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