Tipperary Lotto player has less than one week to claim €70,725 prize from February

The National Lottery has urgently called on players in Co. Tipperary to check their Lotto tickets as a €70,725 prize from Saturday 8th February still remains unclaimed. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on the day of the draw (8th February) at the Applegreen Service Station on the Dungarvan Road in Clonmel and they […]

Remote Working a First Step to Address Challenges of Transition to a Low Carbon Economy for Rural Dwellers

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, launches Western Development Commission Report. The report identifies both opportunities and challenges for rural dwellers in the areas of transport, energy efficiency and heating and electricity demand and supply. The work is the first of its kind to examine the likely impact of the transition to […]

Rural Independent Group seeks immediate meeting with Taoiseach, Minister for Health & NPHET to discuss “Hammerblow” Pub Closures

The Rural Independent Group have this morning written to the Taoiseach seeking an urgent meeting with himself, the Minister for Health-Stephen Donnelly, Dr. Ronan Glynn and representatives from NPHET to discuss what they describe as a “hammerblow to the heart of rural Ireland” the decision to keep pubs closed for a further three weeks. Tipperary […]

Covid 19 Waiver of Commercial Rates – 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6 month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020

A 100% waiver of commercial rates applies for a 6 month period from 27 March 2020 to 27 September 2020 to all ratepayers except a small number of categories. The waiver will be applied as a credit on your account in lieu of rates for the 6 month period covered in 2020. These excluded categories […]

Munster Goes New Age as 40% Turn to Yoga & Mindfulness in Recent Months

Technology provides key role in getting people more active and motivated   Key survey findings: 40% of people in Munster have an increased interest in yoga and mindfulness Yoga saw a 318% increase in men taking it up when compared to figures at the start of the year 33% of women introduced yoga into their […]

LIT welcomes €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions

Limerick Institute of Technology has welcomed the €168 million package of supports for further and higher education institutions and students, announced by Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD and Minister of State Niall Collins TD. President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “The funding will support us as […]

EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection

EPA welcomes new septic tank grant scheme as over 50% of systems fail inspection There are an estimated half a million septic tanks and other domestic waste water treatment systems in Ireland. Half of the 1,160 septic tank systems inspected in 2019 failed. Householders with private wells are particularly vulnerable to pollution from faulty septic […]

Macra na Feirme seeks urgent meeting with Minister Harris over extending Covid education fund to Agriculture students

Macra na Feirme is seeking an urgent meeting with Minister for Further and Higher Education Simon Harris to discuss extending the recently announced Covid education fund to students of agricultural colleges. The fund enables students to purchase laptops, tablets and internet connectivity for remote learning. Teagasc colleges have almost 6,000 students and these students have […]

Government confirms no plans to introduce National School Uniform Policy- McGrath

In response to a Parliamentary Question from Tipperary TD Mattie McGrath, the government has confirmed that they have no plans to introduce a national policy in relation to the wearing of school uniforms and that it is a matter for individual schools. Deputy McGrath had questioned the Minister for Education after concerns were raised with […]

Green MEPs welcome strong European Parliament position on EU recovery fund

The European Parliament has agreed its response to the EU recovery programme, with huge support across political groups for a strong EU led response. Ireland’s Green MEPs have welcomed the vote, which has reaffirmed the need for the current economic crisis to be tackled with strong European action and a focus on increasing resilience.   […]

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