Hi Gerry,

I hope you’re keeping well.

Gerry would it be possible for the two men we currently have with us, Robert and Keith to be left with us for the duration of the job. They’re going great guns and fit in really well here.

I know you may have them scheduled for other work but I’d really appreciate it if you could accommodate us.

Kind regards

 Karen Judd


Finglas Youth Resource Centre Ltd

Mellowes Road


Dublin 11




From: Diarmaid O’Corrbui <diarmaid@carmichaelcentre.ie>

To: mpbowe@eircom.net

Sent: Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:56:36 +0100 (IST)

Subject: TUS scheme

 Hi Michael

 A Big Thank You for TÚS

 What a fantastic service. My 93 year-old mother who lives alone in Finglas has had a great experience from this wonderful and much needed service. She heard about the scheme when a TÚS supervisor gave a talk about it at the Day Centre she attends. She thought it too good to be true.

We convinced her to ring up and get someone to call out to her to discuss a few jobs she needed doing. The supervisor called out at the agreed time and a number of jobs were agreed like painting the front room and the windows and also tidying up the back garden that had become a bit overgrown.

The team arrived when they said they would and did a great job. “They were so nice and helpful and would only take a cup tea after much insistence”.

It was also very reassuring for her to fix up with the supervisor after the work was completed and inspected. As someone that has been stung a few times by people calling to her door offering to do jobs for her and ending up paying over the odds for poor work, her dealings with the TÚS scheme have been very reassuring and she is a very happy customer and a big fan of the scheme. Thank you

 Regards Diarmaid

Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí CEO Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups

Tel: 01 873 5702


To Gerry and staff,

 I want to thank very much for the great job you all did in clearing my attic. I found your staff very friendly, courteous and hard working, and I would not hesitate to recommend you all to my friends and neighbours.


Una Cray


 Dear Gerry

I would like to thank you and your team for doing a first class job. My home has never looked so good and that’s all down to the lads. You provide a wonderful and worthwhile service especially to those of us that cannot do things ourselves. I cannot speak highly enough about the service that you provide and am very thankful that you are there. Will let me know the bill, so I can get a Bank-draft for that amount and will put me down on your waiting list because I have paint left over and I might as well get the hall done.


D O Shea


 Dear Gerry

Just a short note to say thank you so much to you and your team for all the work that you did for my mother Olive Corboy recently. She has been singing your praises saying what fantastic and obliging men you were.  It has been a major boost for her to get all those nagging jobs sorted. Well done and keep up the great work in what is a really marvellous initiative.


Diarmaid Ó Corrbuí

 Moyle Road Industries

St Michael’s House

Unit 22

Dublin Industrial Estate


Dublin 11


Dear Gerry


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the workers involved in the TUS project for all your assistance to date in Moyle Road.  Moyle Road is a Long term Training Centre for adults with an Intellectual Disability.

 We have wanted to provide a nice garden area for service-users, but do to limited resources we have not been in a position to do so.  Since our initial meeting with yourself, things have moved quickly and efficiently. I feel confident that items purchased for the garden area have been purchased at the best possible price and will be used efficiently or returned as needed. The gentlemen working on the project have been a pleasure to have in our centre. They have been friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. As the supervisor Gerry, I found you to be always available for queries and extremely helpful and understanding of the needs of our service-users.

 Although the work is still in progress I feel confident that we will have a nice garden are suitable to the needs of the service-users here in Moyle Road. The initial ‘clean up’ has been intensive and great credit is due to all the workers.  I am very impressed by the fact that project workers will be available to maintain this area in the future.

This is an excellent project which I would consider to be extremely well run. Having Garda Clearance for all workers is reassuring.

 Many thanks to yourself and the workers.

Claire Barry

Centre Manager


 Hi Gerry,

 We began to use the TUS initiative group several months ago, I found the men who came to us a great addition to the service.  They have looked after the grounds of the centre and completed jobs within the centre they are always willing to help and assist in any way they can.  They have become familiar with the people who attend the centre and residents surrounding the community building they are friendly, helpful and above all give 110% effort when they work.  Their supervisor is diligent and always on hand to check if we are happy with the service and the work being completed.  The TUS project has been a huge success and without them not only would we not have an addition to the staff team our grounds would not look to serene.

 Elaine Burnett

Nethercross Day Care Centre

23 Tolka Valley View

Tolka Valley Road

Dublin 11

01 – 8041198