ALONE warns that cocooning will have a long term impact on the physical health and wellbeing of older people

   ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, has cautioned that current COVID-19 cocooning measures will have long term effects on the physical health and wellbeing of older people across the country. The organisation is concerned that current cocooning measures are causing a ‘health gap’ among older people which will have a negative impact on […]

Those found Guilty of Illegal Dumping will be Prosecuted says Ireland’s Local Authorities

City and county councils record as increase in reports of illegal dumping since the introduction of Covid-19 related restrictions. DCCAE ring-fence €1 million for measures that will stop this activity and catch the perpetrators     Ireland’s local authorities, funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE), have joined forces to […]

Tipperary – ALONE receives more than 1,100 calls to helpline for older people in one day as cocooning measures are introduced

The organisation welcomes the support of Tipperary County Council in running its Local Authority practical support lines and reminds older people that staying at home doesn’t mean they will be alone   ALONE, the organisation that supports older people, received more than 1,100 calls to their COVID-19 helpline for older people on Saturday following the […]

Tipperary County Council tops the list of Local Authorities leading the way with energy reductions

Tipperary County Council has taken top position among local authorities in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance. In 2017, the council achieved a 46% reduction in energy use.   The announcement comes after members of the Oireachtas Committee on Climate Action visited Tipperary in late November to […]

Farm Hazardous Waste Collections

Farmers across Ireland will again have an opportunity to safely dispose of hazardous wastes from their farms at ten collection events during October and November. Hazardous wastes are generated through the normal running of a farm, from engine oils & filters to residues of pesticides; and out-of-date veterinary medicines. The removal of these potentially dangerous […]

Local Authorities seize almost 25 thousand horses in a 9 year period costing millions – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to consider introducing more effective penalties for those who maltreat, or abandon their horses. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed to him in a Parliamentary reply that his Department had given Local authorities €4.5 million to […]

FG proposal on local authority functions would halt the spread of economic recovery – IMPACT

“If local government continues to be picked apart, rural communities and smaller towns will be denied the opportunity to have a say in how their services are delivered as well as being denied the fruits of economic recovery” – Peter Nolan, national secretary, IMPACT     IMPACT trade union has criticised Fine Gael’s proposal to […]

Minister Kelly meets with Local Authorities to share details of Ireland 2016 county plans and looks forward to the 1916 commemorative events being arranged for Tipperary

The Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government, Alan Kelly TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, have met with Mayors and Chief Executives from all 31 Local Authorities to share details of local county plans being developed as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme.   The meeting […]

New plan outlines future waste management in Tipperary

The public are being invited to have their say on the preparation of a new regional plan that will set out a framework for waste management in ten countries across the south of the country during the next six years.   The Southern Region Waste Management Plan, which encompasses 10 local authorities and is one […]

LEADER Funding Must Not Be Hived Off To Local Authorities – IFA

IFA President Eddie Downey has said the funding allocated to the Leader programme in the CAP Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 must not be hived off to local authorities at the expense of local communities and promoters.   Mr Downey was responding to the announcement today by the Minister for the Environment and Local Government Phil […]

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