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 […]

Award Winning Local Singer Pete Kennedy To Return To Birr Stage

Award winning local singer Pete Kennedy will return to the stage at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 20 May.   The Birr man will be supporting US native Josh Christina on his debut Irish Rockabilly Nights Tour across Ireland next month.   He will perform a short set and will be followed by […]

How To Boost Retail In Your Town Or Village

The Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Tipperary Co. Council are running a competition for retailers in Tipperary.  There are 10 tickets to be won to the Retail Retreat on Wed 10th May in Croke Park. This event, organised by Retail Excellence Ireland is one of the most significant events in the Irish retail calendar where a line-up […]

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 […]

Paterson at the Nenagh Arts Centre

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, […]

The Olive Tree is coming to Nenagh

– Nenagh Arts Centre – Friday 5th May (8:30pm) – Hawkswell Theatre, Sligo – Thursday 11th May (12:45pm) – Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise – Thursday 18th May (8pm) – Tinahely Courthouse, Wicklow – Saturday 20th May (8:30pm) From a dull day in Tesco to the dusty fields of Palestine. In the blink of an eye. […]

Leaving Cert play The Trial to be performed by Borrisoleigh Drama Group

This May Bank Holiday Weekend Borrisoleigh Drama Group present their latest production, The Trial on 28th, 29th April and 1st May. The play was originally written in Irish as An Triail, by the Irish playwright Máiréad Ní Ghráda and is part of the Irish language curriculum for the Leaving certificate. The play is set in Ireland during the 1960s and deals with the […]

Acclaimed Ivor Browne Film Coming To Tipp

More than 5000 people will have seen Alan Gilsenan’s ‘Meetings with Ivor’ in its first two months. This is a phenomenal record for a new Irish documentary that was completed in January. It had a premiere screening at Dublin’s IFI Cinema on January 14th last during the First Fortnight Festival attended by President Michael D […]

John B Kean’s Classic Big Maggie To Be Brought To Life On Birr Stage

The story of Big Maggie Polpin and her attempts to keep her family together after the death of her husband is an enduring theatre favourite.   The John B Keane classic will be brought to life at Birr Theatre & Arts Centre on Saturday 29 April by Laois’ newest theatre group, Fourth Wall Laois Theatre […]

HSE Mishandling Of Thurles GP Vacancy Bordering On The Ridiculous – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the delay by the HSE in filling the vacant GP position in Thurles as inept and a source of concern to other rural communities. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the replacement doctor could not be formally put in place due to an apparent mix up with the required paper […]

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