Lough Derg RNLI holds Naming Ceremony for new Atlantic 85 B-911 ‘Jean Spier’

At 2.30pm, Saturday, May 11 2019, Lough Derg RNLI held their naming ceremony for their new inshore lifeboat, the Atlantic 85 B911 ‘Jean Spier’, in Dromineer. The new B class lifeboat was donated to the RNLI by Robert Spier and his late wife Jean Spier. As active supporters of the RNLI they had together decided […]

Tipperary Drinks Company to Target European Retailers at Trade Fair

Bord Bia and 24 Irish food and drink companies to attend PLMA in Amsterdam   Liqueur maker, Robert A Merry, along with 23 other Irish food and drink companies, travel with Bord Bia to Amsterdam on 21 May for the annual PLMA (Private Label Manufacturers Association) trade event seeking new business with international retailers from […]

Tipperary County Council must justify poor draw down on Roads Grants – Máirín McGrath

Cahir local electoral area candidate, Máirín McGrath has called on the Chief Executive of Tipperary County Council, to provide a reason as to why the Local Authority has yet to draw down a single euro of the €2.2 million allocated to it under the Roads Restoration/Maintenance Grant for 2019. Máirín was speaking after the information […]

FOLM project helps young people find employment or training through Outdoors Learning Programme

Are you unemployed or just finished your course?  We can help and support you with finding a job that suits you.  Looking for new opportunities this summer or in between courses? Aged 18-29?  Then FOLM may be for you.   FOLM (From Outdoors to Labour Market) is a project aimed at helping young people find […]

Over 10,000 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Avoided Thanks to ‘Plastic Pledge’ – Minister Bruton

65 Industry leaders sign up to the Repak Plastics Pledge, eliminating 27,277 tonnes of C02 from the atmosphere.   The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D. today welcomed the success of the Repak ‘Plastic Pledge’ initiative, which will see over 10,600 tonnes of plastic packaging diverted from waste by the end […]

Dáil Eireann Declares Climate Emergency and Endorses Blueprint for Climate Action

Dáil Eireann has tonight voted [1] to declare a “Climate Emergency” and ” accept and endorse” the blueprint for action developed by the cross-party Committee on Climate Action. Reacting, Oisin Coghlan, Coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition, said: “This is a radical mandate for climate action from the Dáil. It really puts it up […]

Radon in workplaces – new legislation requires employers in high radon areas to test for this cancer-causing gas

New radiation protection legislation requires all employers in high radon areas to test their workplace for the radioactive gas radon.  Where levels are above the national reference level of 300 Becquerel per metre cubed, employers are then required to carry out work to reduce these levels. At today’s National Radon Forum, attendees heard from the […]

Which Ombudsman deals with which complaint?

A new guide to finding the correct Ombudsman to deal with your complaint was launched by Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Rónán Ó Domhnaill, Chair of the Irish Ombudsman Network. ‘Ombudsman Offices in Ireland’ features the seven main ‘Ombudsman’ offices and also lists other complaint handlers in Ireland. An Ombudsman is independent of government, […]

Tackling Climate Change and other major environmental challenges – EPA Research Call to provide €10.2 million for new research

 The EPA is seeking proposals from the research community to help identify solutions to climate change and other emerging and complex environmental problems. With up to €10.2 million available for new research projects, to be awarded in 2019 and 2020, the Research Call is divided into three strands: Climate & Air, Environmental Sustainability, and Water. […]

Two out of three people in Tipperary with asthma do not have an Asthma Action Plan – at risk of a potentially fatal asthma attack

To support the Asthma Society, text BREATHE to 50300 TO DONATE €4 (Text costs €4. Asthma Society of Ireland will receive a minimum of €3.25.Service Provider: LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 076 6805278) Two out of three people with asthma currently do not have an Asthma Action plan, according to a survey undertaken by the Asthma Society, launched […]

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