MS Open Invitation

The staff and volunteers of MS Ireland welcome people from all over the Midwest, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to join us at our Fund Raiser Charity Store, which takes place in the Limerick Milk Market from 10am to 3pm on Friday, November 18th. This event is to help raise funds for MS Ireland and raise awareness of the great work being done by the MS Ireland mid-west regional office. 2011 marks the 50 year anniversary of MS Ireland. We would particularly like to welcome those with MS and their families.

The staff and volunteers of MS Ireland welcome people from all over the Midwest, Limerick, Clare and Tipperary to join us at our Fund Raiser Charity Store, which takes place in the Limerick Milk Market from 10am to 3pm on Friday, November 18th. This event is to help raise funds for MS Ireland and raise awareness of the great work being done by the MS Ireland mid-west regional office. 2011 marks the 50 year anniversary of MS Ireland. We would particularly like to welcome those with MS and their families.

There will also be a Symptom Management Day on Wednesday, November 30th for people with MS and their carers.

For more information, contact Carol MacKenzie in the MS Society of Ireland, Midwest Regional Office on 061 303802 or email: carolm@ms-society.ie

For more information on MS and MS Ireland, visit our website on www.ms-society.ie, call our information line on 1850 233 233 or email info@ms-society.ie.

Local Press “Part Of What We Are”

Dear Editor

The Provincial Press has been the peoples’ voice for approx. 200 years with the written word promoting the rights and entitlements of the people in its areas of circulation in the Island of Ireland. It has survived the powerful challenge first of radio next of television and currently of internet. It has over time served the people well and in the process served Ireland well. It is now more than ever vital, that we give preference in our daily lives, when purchasing requirements and services where value and quality is similar, to select Irish goods from any of the 32 counties that comprise our Emerald Isle.

It is imperative that local communities continue and increase their support of Irish products and pressurise all retail outlets, to highlight the range of goods and products they have available. I have noticed the growing lack of clarity of origin and price of products on the shelves in several major retail outlets. To save jobs and create new jobs we need all our people to shop local and buy local products where feasible. The retention of the Provincial Press is important as is local community radio - they are and always will be part of the local infrastructure required to attract industry and enterprises to the regions. The local Press has stood the test of time. They are part of what we are and long may they remain so.

John J Hassett,

Croke Street,

Thurles