Community Power Open Day at Templederry Community Owned Wind Farm

On Sunday 2nd February Templederry Community Wind Farm, Ireland’s only community owned wind farm, is holding an open day to show communities around the country how they can set up their own solar and wind farms.  It is an exploration of the challenges, opportunities and financial rewards available. The day is being organised by Community […]

NGOs call on the next Government to radically transform the Global Fashion Industry

World Vision Ireland and the Irish Environmental Network have joined forces with the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) to call on the next government to radically transform the fashion industry. The coalition group is calling on Irish and EU leaders to take urgent action and put restrictions on the global fast fashion industry, to make it […]

Calling all election candidates – avoid political jargon and use plain English

With the general election set for Saturday 8 February, we will be hearing a lot more about fresh mandates, manifestos, swing voters, fiscal space, building an Ireland for all and a future to look forward to – but not before the Government is dissolved – just like an aspirin! In response to all this jargon, we at […]

Local authority environmental enforcement activities are increasing, but challenges remain in waste, farm and air quality inspections

Local authorities increased environmental enforcement activities in 2018 and met their overall performance target. Further improvements are required in aspects of their enforcement work and local authorities need to: make sure waste is segregated at source by businesses and householders to improve recovery; improve sharing of information on waste enforcement to ensure that illegal waste […]

innocent and GIY ‘Big Grow’ Kits now available for primary schools

innocent’s ‘Big Grow’ is back, recruiting a whole new bunch of the littlest veggie growers with the mission to help kids to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Now in its 9th year, innocent will once again partner with the growing experts at GIY and give primary school kids the chance to grow their own […]

Tipperary house prices to rise 3% in 2020 – REA survey

The price of the average three-bed semi in County Tipperary is expected to rise by 3% in the next 12 months, according to a survey carried out by Real Estate Alliance. Prices in the county rose by 5.1% to €171,500 in 2019 – with 0.1% growth between September and December. The REA Average House Price […]

Lack of Garda resources likely to encourage lethal gang related violence – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that drug gangs and those involved in perpetrating horrific levels of violence will continue their campaign of terror until the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU) is fully equipped and resourced to pro-actively respond to the crime crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking after The Garda Representative Association claimed that the […]

Tipperary Woman on Courageous Cancer Journey Nominates Lowry – Michael Lowry T.D.

In the midst of a hectic General Election campaign, sometimes heart-warming things can happen. Such was the case for Michael Lowry on Monday of this week when a truly incredible lady came forward to offer to formally nominate him to contest the upcoming General Election. This touching gesture came from Tipperary’s Geraldine Callanan, a woman […]

Tipperary GAA Scene 22nd January

PRO Joe Bracken ALLIANZ LEAGUES This weekend sees the commencement of the Allianz Leagues with Tipperary in action on Saturday in the hurling league and on Sunday in the football league. Starting in Semple Stadium, which is the setting for the Allianz Hurling League Rionn 1 Group A fixture between Tipperary and Limerick, which throws […]

Boil Water Notice lifted for some customers on the Galtee Regional Water Supply following remedial works

 Irish Water in partnership with Tipperary County Council and following consultation with the HSE has lifted the Boil Water Notice for a population of approximately 40 properties in the Galtee Regional Water Supply between Tipperary Town and Kilfeakle. However, the Boil Water Notice which has been in place since October 31, 2019 remains in place on the […]

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