Category Archives: Local News

11 Jun
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Live Register figures increase in Tipperary

Very disappointing to see the Live Register in Tipperary rose during the month of May. Only recently the Government announced it had got the country back to work. These latest figures are a clear example that the Governments strategy for ...

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25 Jan
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Pierce Molony RIP

It is with deep sadness that I acknowledge the death of Pierce Molony, Racecourse Thurles. He was a real gentleman and true friend. Pierce was a loving devoted husband to Riona and an incredible father to his daughters Helen, Patricia, ...

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18 Dec
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Catherine McGovern – A woman of courage beyond understanding

Fantastic night on Wednesday last at the launch of Catherine McGovern’s book ‘Myelona My Life’. It was a brilliant success and a real tribute to Catherine. Catherine’s book is now available locally for €12.50 and I would encourage everyone to ...

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20 Oct
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Progress Being Made on Gortnahoe GP Issue

I would like to assure residents in the Ballysloe and Gortnahoe areas that progress is being made in retaining a full-time General Practitioner in the area. I have spoken with officials in the HSE who have now agreed to re-advertise ...

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