News

HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

April 19, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that the HSE is acting like a “law unto themselves” with respect to providing transparency on its public nursing home spend:   “It is only because the Report on fees paid to Private and Voluntary Nursing Homes has now been made public, after at least five years of attempts... [Read the full story]

GAA

Tipperary GAA Scene 2nd April 2019

April 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

  PRO Joe Bracken   CLUB FIXTURES The club scene takes centre stage this weekend with the first rounds of the County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships and Seamus Ó Riain taking place. Current Dan Breen holders, Clonoulty-Rossmore get the defence of their title under way in Holycross on Sunday when they take on Borris-Ileigh in the first of a double header at the venue. Last year’s losing finalists Nenagh Éire Óg will take on Upperchurch-Drombane on Saturday in Dolla.   Burgess winners of the Seamus Ó Riain travel to Borrisoleigh to play Loughmore-Castleiney also... [Read the full story]

Entertainment

Trials and triumphs of women in sport in Ireland – Mná Spóirt – Croí is Anam – on TG4

April 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

TG4 Thursdays from 18th April 9.30pm   Patience Jumbo Gula copy   In this exciting new three-part series for TG4, former Slaughtneil camogie captain, Aoife Ní Chaiside, explores the trials and triumphs of women in sport in Ireland.   Shot while Aoife was on her way to winning her third All-Ireland consecutive club camogie championship, the series sees her venture beyond the Gaelic games, travelling throughout Ireland to meet intrepid sportswomen from a wide range of sports, each one pouring her heart and soul into her sport.   This is a series about more than sport itself... [Read the full story]

Events

Biggest Event Yet For Birr Festival Of Music

April 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

There will be arias in the air and strings in the streets once more when Birr Festival of Music returns for its third outing this May Bank Holiday weekend, Friday 3- Monday 6 May. 2019 will be the biggest programme to date for the Midland’s only dedicated classical music festival with this year’s programme packed full of high-quality events for music lovers of all ages. Members of Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music ensemble featuring world-class musicians playing some of the most exciting and groundbreaking music of today, will open the festival at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre... [Read the full story]

Sports

Borrisoleigh Mile Easter Monday 2019

April 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

The third annual Borrisoleigh Mile which is sponsored by Declan Maher Financial Services hits the North Tipperary village on Easter Monday night next when participants of all age and ability will congregate to attempt the golden distance. The event originated back in the 1960’s when it was part of a parochial sports day that was held in Treacy’s Field in Fantane. In 2017 after an absence of 48 years, the local Track-Attack club decided to bring back the event and in doing so pay tribute and acknowledge the work that two great stalwarts of Tipperary athletes did over many decades. Ger... [Read the full story]

Business

Launch of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Competition – Tipperary County Final

April 15, 2019 · Leave a Comment 

Launching the 2019 county competition of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) at the Horse & Jockey this week were; Back L to R: Joanne O’Herlihy, Elaine English, Enda Maher, Sharon Cunningham, James O’Brien, Gerard Comerford, Pauline Kwaśniak, Cathal Bourke, Michaela McDonnell, Seán O Mathúna, Launa Conti. Front L to R: Lisa Reburn, Mary Ryan (Senior Enterprise Development Officer), Matt Shortt (Deputy Chief Executive, Tipperary County Council), Patrick Ryan (PRWS Ltd), winner of the IBYE 2018 Best Established Business award, and Laura Moloney. Missing from photograph... [Read the full story]

News

HSE overpricing threatening sustainability of entire Fair Deal Scheme- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that he has written to the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee to investigate why the HSE is charging multiples of the cost of Private Nursing Home care to elderly patients in public and HSE run Nursing Home facilities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after claims have emerged that...

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Too Eggstravagant? Over a fifth of Irish residents feel they buy too many Easter eggs

Repak calls on the Irish public to join Team Green and recycle more this Easter Irish residents are expected to recycle 39,020 tonnes of packaging recycling this year, enough to fill the Aviva Stadium to its roof almost twofold 36% receive chocolate eggs before Easter each year and as a result, 41% of those admit...

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Lough Derg RNLI launch to assist 4 adults and 3 children on a 60ft vessel aground in Coose Bay

At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI were requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh, Keith Brennan and Doireann Kennedy arrived on scene and assessed the situation....

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Over 20,000 Disclosures of Domestic Violence against Women and Children made to Women’s Aid in 2018

Women’s Aid Report 2018 details 19,089 contacts with Women’s Aid Direct Services including the 24hr National Freephone Helpline and Dublin based One to One Support Services.  During these contacts 16,994 disclosures of domestic violence against women were noted.  There were an additional 3,728 disclosures of...

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Spain Remains Top Destination for Irish Tourists but Staycation Popularity Rising

Spain remains the most popular summer holiday destination for Irish holiday-goers according to a recent AA Travel Insurance survey. However, the survey also found a growing percentage of Irish people are choosing to spend their main holiday in the Republic of Ireland. According to the AA Travel Insurance survey...

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GAA

Tipperary GAA Scene 2nd April 2019

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Eamon O’Shea to join Tipperary senior hurling management team in supporting role

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Tipperary GAA Scene 19th February

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Tipperary GAA Scene

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February GAA Draw results

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Tipperary GAA Scene 5th February 2019

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Tipperary GAA Draw Results January 2019

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Tipperary GAA Scene 8th January 2019

by PRO Joe Bracken As we settle into the second week of January and this is the first...


Tipperary GAA Scene

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December Tipperary GAA Draw Results

December GAA Draw Results held in McKeons Bar, Yonkers, New York. Congrats to all...


Tipperary GAA Scene 4th December

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Entertainment

Trials and triumphs of women in sport in Ireland – Mná Spóirt – Croí is Anam – on TG4

TG4 Thursdays from 18th April 9.30pm   Patience Jumbo Gula copy   In this...


Biggest Event Yet For Birr Festival Of Music

There will be arias in the air and strings in the streets once more when Birr Festival...


Upcoming events at Nenagh Arts Centre

Nenagh Camera Club Exhibition – Running until Tuesday 30th April “Nenagh...


TG4’s legendary GAA series ‘Underdogs’ is back

TG4’s legendary GAA series ‘Underdogs’ is back. The search is on again to a...


Irish Science Fiction and the Joys and Challenges of Translation: A conversation with author and editor Jack Fennell in Cloughjordan

On Saturday, 30 March at 8pm in Sheelagh na Gig bookshop in Cloughjordan,...


Trailer released for Irish Banking Thriller THE LIMIT OF

Alan Mulligan’s haunting debut drama THE LIMIT OF, featuring rising star Laurence...


Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with incredible stories of how the Irish have changed the world

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The Chamber Philharmonic Europe will return to play a concert in Thurles this March

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Upcoming events at Nenagh Arts Centre

The Muriel O’Connor & Fran Curry Show – Saturday 9th March, 8pm, Tickets:...


Borrisokane Players return for one night with their hilarious production of ‘Don’t Tell The Wife’

Following a successful three night run and back by popular demand, Borrisokane Players...


Irish actor, author and journalist, Domhnall O’Donoghue has released his second novel

Irish actor, author and journalist, Domhnall O’Donoghue has released his second...


Award-winning writing, direction and a brilliant ensemble from Tipperary woman Orla Murphy – Remember to Breathe – Theatre at The Source Arts Centre in March

Writer and director Orla Murphy draws on her own emigrant experiences in New Zealand.   Remember...


Borrisokane Players Ask That Whatever You Do in 2019, ‘Don’t Tell The Wife’

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Aonghus McAnally returns to The Source Arts Centre this February with his brand new show

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