Tipperary hotelier attends Tourism Ireland’s B2B workshop in London

Tourism Minister Brendan Griffin joined Irish tourism enterprises – including the Dundrum House Hotel – in London this week, for Flavours of Ireland 2018. ‘Flavours’ is Tourism Ireland’s annual B2B tourism workshop, where tourism companies from Ireland meet and do business with around 100 top UK inbound tour operators. Now in its 16th year, Flavours […]

Mid-West Humanists say Yes in Blasphemy referendum on 26 10 2018

The referendum is on 26 10 2018, same day as the Presidential election. The Mid West Humanists (MWH) support freedom of speech, and all people’s right to read any writing, cartoon, or other communication, including when it criticises or satirises an idea, whether religious, political, social, sporting, or scientific. Peter O’Hara of the MWH says […]

St. Joseph’s College Camogie blitz

St. Joseph’s College hosted a hugely successful Camogie blitz on Wednesday last 3rd October, which saw both teams from St. Joseph’s College contest the semi final. Unfortunately, there could only be one winner and St. Joseph’s A team went on to win. Pictures show the winning captain Katie Fitzgerald accepting the trophy from Ms. Duignan, […]

Tipp homeowners invited to attend free information events to avail of 50% grant funding

As part of their SuperHomes Ireland program, Tipperary Energy Agency are inviting Tipperary homeowners to attend a FREE information event to learn how they can access up to 50% grant funding to carry out energy efficient upgrades on their homes an thus reduce their energy costs.   Homeowners can benefit by up to 50% grants […]

St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh Open Night Wednesday 24th October

St. Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh, is holding its Open Night on Wednesday 24th October 2018 at 6.30pm. All 5th and 6th class Primary school students and their parents are invited to the school. Meet the students, teachers and Principal to find our what this wonderful school has to offer.

11% VAT Increase Will Cost 12,000 Jobs Ahead of Hard Brexit

Any increase in VAT will severely affect restaurants located in rural regions, along with businesses in border counties.   Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI), CEO, Adrian Cummins has today expressed deep concern about any increase to the 9% VAT rate for tourism-related goods and services. In accordance with a recent Jim Power economic report released […]

MEPs urge Minister Flanagan to support end to biannual clock change – Seán Kelly

Seán Kelly MEP and Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change has written to Minister Charlie Flanagan alongside his European Parliament colleague Pavel Svoboda MEP, Chair of the Parliamentary Working Group on Clock Change, to urge him to support their bid to keep Daylight Savings Time (summer time) […]

Footpaths and Potholes top Tipperary County Council Claims Causes – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council to provide greater clarification on how claims being pursued against the local authority may be impacting the delivery of services. Deputy McGrath was speaking after he obtained information which verified that there are currently 519 Active Claims with 78 of these […]

Tipperary Farmer shortlisted for Farming for Nature Award

Séan O Farrell, of Cloncannon Biofarm is one of six farmers shortlisted for the inaugural ‘Farming for Nature Awards’. Members of the public, and in particular the farming community, are being asked to vote for their top pick for the 2018 National ‘Farming for Nature’ Award. The prestigious award is part of a wider independent initiative (www.farmingfornature.ie) […]

Relentless implementation of policy needed to combat effects of climate extremes

“We have, by any measure, experienced an extraordinary year where nature reminded us who is in charge. With our changing climate, the confident predictions are that we can expect extreme events at greater frequency into the future”, said Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, speaking at the annual ‘Environment Ireland’ conference. Laura Burke was […]

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