NEW ROSS Accountant Tómas Murphy has beaten his fellow students from all over the country to win a prestigious award from the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA).
Tómas, who works for TD O'neill and Co, received a prize from the CPA for scoring the highest marks of any student sitting the Professional 1 Auditing and Management Accounting exams in College of Commerce, Cork.
The prize was sponsored by Liz O'donovan from the Munster CPA Society and was presented at the CPA Annual Conferring Ceremony at the Helix DCU.
CPA Ireland is one of the main Irish accountancy bodies, with more than 5,000 members and students in Ireland. The CPA title is the most commonly used designation internationally for professional accountants and the Institute's qualification enjoys worldwide recognition. A TOWN Councillor is calling on traders and businesses to 'redouble their efforts' for 2012 to make New Ross a successful trading town in the New Year.
In issuing such an appeal, Cllr. Michael Sheehan has said this week that although there will be some challenges ahead, particularly with works due to take place at the quays which will last a number of months, a 'golden opportunity' is presenting itself to New Ross in the form of the ploughing championships.
' There will be 210,000 people on our doorstep, we need to make sure we put our best foot forward and get every bit of success we can get from the championships. This is a golden opportunity for New Ross and we cannot let it go,' he said
According to the Fianna Fail councillor, the Town Council has been 'very active and ambitious' in their plans for the coming year through the shop front scheme and the newly adopted rates rebate scheme.
'We will also be actively pushing any movement on derelict sites, we are looking into pedestrianisation and town development and the possibility of a town development officer, which is a good opportunity for the town,' he added.