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Tipp man Jim Maher receives top co-op award

Irish Co-op movements most prestigious honour awarded to Co-operator and Cooleeney cheesemaker Jim Maher 
Centenary Thurles, Mid-Tipperary and Cooleeney Cheese Innovator honoured.
�The lifelong personal contribution to the business of co-operation by Jim Maher has been recognised nationally by the Irish co-operative movement with their highest honour - the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.�Pictured were Jim Maher with his wife Breda and family,  Anne Marie Buckley, Pat Maher, Catherine Hegarty and Elizabeth Gaynor.

Irish Co-op movements most prestigious honour awarded to Co-operator and Cooleeney cheesemaker Jim Maher Centenary Thurles, Mid-Tipperary and Cooleeney Cheese Innovator honoured. �The lifelong personal contribution to the business of co-operation by Jim Maher has been recognised nationally by the Irish co-operative movement with their highest honour - the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.�Pictured were Jim Maher with his wife Breda and family, Anne Marie Buckley, Pat Maher, Catherine Hegarty and Elizabeth Gaynor.

The lifelong personal contribution to the business of co-operation by Jim Maher has been recognised nationally by the Irish co-operative movement with their highest honour - the Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour. Mr. Maher is the former Chairman of Centenary Thurles Co-operative, Board Member of Mid-Tipperary Co-operative Society Ltd and he is the founder of the highly successful Cooleeney Cheese business.

He received the award from the President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS), Bertie O’Leary at a reception in Dublin. He was jointly nominated by the Centenary Thurles and Mid-Tipperary Co-operatives.

Mr Maher served as a Committee Member of Centenary Thurles Co-operative for over 30 years since first elected at its antecedent Centenary Co-operative in1980. In 1991, he was elected to the Board of Mid-Tipperary Co-operative Livestock Society. He has served both co-operatives with distinction throughout his long career.

 

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