Shocking Unemployment in Co Tipperary – Seamus Healy

Seamus Healy TD has said that there has been shocking neglect of job creation in Co Tipp by recent Governments and emergency action is needed now. Tipp Town (34.0%) and Carrick-on- Suir (29.2%) are unemployment blackspots! Jobless rates in 26 Towns and Villages in the County are 5% or more over the National Average; Your Town […]

Fears for progress on two Educate Together Schools in Tipperary

Tipperary is one of five counties that currently have no provision of Educate Together national schools.  Hopes that this situation would be rectified in the near future were today threatened on foot of a recent decision in Killarney where the Diocese of Kerry has agreed to transfer patronage of a national school directly to the […]

National Lottery congratulates Moneygall F.C on opening of new community football pitch amenity

Excitement hit fever-pitch in the village of Moneygall, Co. Offaly, last Saturday (June 17th) as the local soccer team Moneygall FC Legends took on a Republic of Ireland Masters XI side to mark the official opening of a new football pitch, part funded by the National Lottery. The Republic of Ireland side included former international […]

Flawed Provisions On Defined Benefit Pensions Must Be Removed From Social Welfare And Pensions Bill – IBEC

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Social Protection and called on it to remove flawed provisions on defined benefit pensions from the Social Welfare and Pensions Bill. The hearing was part of the pre legislative scrutiny process in advance of publication of the detailed provisions of the […]

Good Weather Forecast Brings Driving Dangers – AA

With the mercury set to rise for the weekend the AA is warning drivers that hot summer weather can cause problems for cars. AA Rescue is expecting an increase in breakdowns caused by over heating or tyre issues, and more seriously there are road safety concerns. “Hot weather can make life hard for a driver.” […]

€60m Regional Enterprise Development Fund Open For Applications

On Thursday, 22 June a regional information session will be hosted by Enterprise Ireland for those interested in obtaining further information, and those who may be interested in submitting applications under the new Regional Enterprise Development Fund. The event will take place at The Strand Hotel, Limerick from 8-10am. Attendance is free, but please register […]

CSO Finds 8,150 Increase In Family Carers While Vital Supports Are Cut

The Central Statistics Office has revealed today that the number of family carers in Ireland is up from 187,112 in 2011 to 195,263 in 2016. Family Carers Ireland say there is likely an additional 160,000 family carers but many don’t identify themselves as carers until in crisis. “The CSO’s Irish Health Survey findings released last […]

Ireland Now Second Most Expensive EU Country – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to immediately address the skyrocketing cost of accessing consumer goods and services within the state. Deputy McGrath was speaking after an analysis performed by Eurostat showed that Irish prices for a broad cross-section of consumer goods and services were the second highest in the […]

Public Urged To Have Their Say On Cahir Town Centre Urban Design Strategy – Martin Lonergan

Independent County Councillor for the Clonmel Borough District, Martin Lonergan is urging every section of the Cahir Town Community to have their say on the proposed Cahir Town Centre Urban Design Strategy. Commenting on the call Cllr. Lonergan said, “Town Centres are going through transformational change and Cahir is at a cross roads. It can either […]

Seamus Healy TD Demands 40 Additional Beds For South Tipperary General Hospital

Seamus Healy TD:”Last night I spoke in the Dáil for a short time, during which time I reminded the Minister for Health of his promises in relation to South Tipperary General Hospital. In particular I sought the urgent provision of additional beds as promised by Minister Harris on his visit to the hospital last year. […]

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