C&C Group’s Resistance To Fair Redundancy Package Is Totally Unacceptable – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the management of the C&C Group to rethink their refusal to offer between forty and fify C&C Gleeson employees who work in the commercial side of the business the same redundancy terms as those obtained by fellow employees in the manufacturing division. Deputy McGrath was speaking as approximately […]

Tipp Farm Dealer Chosen To Promote ‘Innovative’ Tractor Hitch

A ‘ball-and-spoon’ tractor hitch – a key safety feature of which is a mechanism to anchor a towed implement to the tractor in order to guard against upward movement or accidental decoupling when tipping or travelling – is currently being promoted by Tipperary farm machinery dealer, Clonmel Machinery Limited. Manufactured in Co. Meath by Dromone […]

Momentum for new Clonmel Garda Station must be maintained and delivered – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the commitments given by the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald that a new Garda Station for Clonmel will definitely proceed following concerns around delays in progressing the project. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister visited the existing Station on Emmet Street yesterday following an invitation he had extended […]

‘Atlantic’ Highlights European Ocean Citizenship in Irish Schools

As the shadow of Brexit looms, and the uncertainty around the future of our shared fishing grounds intensifies, the political implications for Ireland have come into sharp focus. Our relationship with the European Union at local, national and international level is being seriously questioned. Nowhere are the stakes higher or matters more divisive than with […]

Follow Ireland’s Juvenile Salmon Numbers Through New Online Tool

Inland Fisheries Ireland has launched the SMOLTRACK project in Ireland which gives the public the opportunity to follow the numbers of juvenile salmon making their journey down the River Erriff – the National Salmonid Index Catchment (NSIC). The project is running in five other locations in Europe and will help determine the survival of young […]

Over 13% Of Parents Have Taken Part In Insurance “Fronting”

An AA survey of over 3,000 motorists found that over 13% of parents have named themselves as the main driver of a car predominantly driven by their children to reduce insurance premiums. 55% of parents surveyed admitted to currently taking part in the practice, known as fronting, with 9.09% saying they had done so in […]

€20 million in funding for rural towns and villages announced by Minister Humphreys

  The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, was joined by the Minister of State for Regional Economic Development, Michael Ring, TD, to announce €20 million in funding for rural towns and villages as part of the Action Plan for Rural Development. The Ministers made the announcement at an event […]

Irish researchers for Climate Action secure €12.9m in EU funding over 3 years

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports and encourages the participation of the Irish Research Community under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for research and innovation. The EPA today congratulates successful Irish researchers who have secured competitive funding of €12.9 million from the Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials (Climate Action) sub-programme of […]

People of Tipperary invited to join global campaign against cancerous ingredient

Irish campaign group Uplift is asking people in Tipperary to join the global efforts to ban Glyphosate, a Roundup ingredient which the World Health Organisation has deemed ‘probably carcinogenic’. This has been followed by moves to ban it around Europe while the state of California has just declared it a known human carcinogen. The Irish […]

Retail Ireland Announces New Chairman

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today announced Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director of BWG Foods, as its new Chairman. Mr O’Byrne will serve a two year term and replaces outgoing Chairman, Conor Whelan, Managing Director of Eason Group. Mr O’Byrne will be joined at the helm of the organisation by Brian […]

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