Fethard Medieval Festival, which has been held for the last six years during Heritage Week in late August, has been moved this year to Sunday afternoon, June 23, to form the colourful centrepiece of the first weekend long ‘Fethard Gathering Festival 2013’
Carrick-on-Suir’s business, tourism, local authority and community leaders gathered at an economic conference to draw up a mission statement for the town’s development over the next 30 years.
The County Library in Clonmel is a welcoming place. Throughout the year it accommodates exhibitions and meetings and small groups of people pursuing their own particular interests and research. In the weeks preceding Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations, it gives space and facilities to a number of students in their revision studies. It might well be asked, especially by an ordinary member of the public, why schools do not offer the same accommodation: nor why students do not avail of the peace and quietness of their own homes in which to study.
Medics missed an early opportunity to terminate the pregnancy of a woman who later died from septic shock when she suffered a miscarriage in an Irish hospital, a scathing report has found.
Some 142 jobs are to be created at a new fuel plant.
One of the last surviving Irish soldiers granted a pardon after fighting against Nazi Germany has laid a wreath to remember his comrades.
Primary teachers have backed the revised public sector pay deal.
A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the sexual assault of a woman with special needs while she was out jogging.
The ICMSA President, John Comer, has said that his association is now working on the basis that the cost of the weather and fodder crisis will reach €900 million and will continue through next winter and into Spring 2014.
The National Downy Birch Seed Orchard and the National Alder Seed Orchard have achieved ‘Qualified’ status. This follows a major research effort by Teagasc to genetically improve tree quality.
Dairygold milk supplier, John F Walsh of Ballylomasna, Ballylooby in Cahir, was declared regional winner of the 2012 Dairygold Milk Quality Awards. The award presentation took place at the Springfort Hall Hotel in Mallow on Thursday night where John was awarded for consistently supplying the best quality milk from the Tipperary region to Dairygold throughout 2012.
IFA President John Bryan has said that any proposal for a mandatory increase to PRSI for the self-employed would place an unfair additional cost on self-employed workers and must be rejected.
The Tipperary Co-op ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ festival takes place from Thursday, July 4 to Sunday, July 14 with 10 days focusing on fun activities for families and for people with an interest in what Tipperary Town was like at the beginning of the last century and how the town has progressed through the years.
All roads lead to Killarney this coming weekend, where the annual Association of Irish Musical Society Awards (AIMS) - the musical societies’ equivalent of The Oscars - takes place in the Gleneagle Hotel.
A new fundraising initiative operating from the Clonmel-based community facility Place4U, is taking people on a trip back through time, offering an authentic 40s vintage tea experience, while raising money for local charities at the same time. Set up by local volunteers, the Vintage Tearoom takes place in the Place4U cafe on Morton Street every alternative Friday and following on from the tea lovers’ first fundraising morning, which raised €971 for Place4U, it is proving to be quite a success. Nobody in Ireland ever needed an excuse to drink a cup of tea in this country, but if you want to enjoy one with difference, then this is the place to come to.
South Tipperary County Council are to receive almost €1.5 million in extra funding for roads improvement works. The announcement was made this week by the Department of Transport and Tourism and Sport that €1.427 million in extra funding will come by the way of the Council for road restoration works. The news has been welcomed by local Fine Gael TD and Minister for Forestry, Horticulture, the Greyhound Industry and Food Safety, Tom Hayes.
by Bernie Commins
Major investment of €35m has been announced by ABP Food Group, located in Cahir and Nenagh, with further investment in the Cahir plant to be announced shortly. This has been confirmed to Minister of State at the department of Agriculture, Tom Hayes, by ABP managing director Finbarr McDonnell who told Deputy Hayes that additional investment will be made in the Munster Proteins plant in Cahir, commencing shortly. Mr McDonnell also confirmed that ABP had purchased the site of the former PAL factory in Tipperary Town, and see the plant as a valuable asset to the group as its location is strategic to their supply chain, according to Minister Hayes.
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Weather for Clonmel
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Temperature: 10 C to 20 C
Wind Speed: 9 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 9 C to 19 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North west