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The HSE has defended its decision to close the laboratory at Nenagh Hospital on the grounds that it is “not sustainable as a stand alone facility”. The lab is due to close this July with 12 staff and all the equipment transferring to the Mid-Western Regional Hospital in Limerick.
Killenure Castle has seen the dawn of five centuries and the fortified Elizabethan house, once a ruin, dates back to the 1500s casts a striking silhouette over the Dundrum, Knockavilla landscape.
Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the Higgins’ Report on the Establishment of Hospital Groups and the Small Hospital Framework which was approved by Cabinet last week. The local Fine Gael Deputy said the report brings certainty to the future of Nenagh General Hospital and South Tipperary General Hospital.
There was only one walk last weekend – it was an intermediate walk to the Silvermines, led by Martin Matthews.
Following a meeting in Dublin last week with the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, IFA president John Bryan called for an accurate assessment of farm income to reflect the current and projected income as a result of the fodder crisis.
North Tipperary Fine Gael TD Noel Coonan has welcomed the allocation of €978,359 by the Department of Transport for maintaining and repairing roads in North Tipperary and €800,380 for maintenance in South Tipperary.
Training continues Monday only for U8/U10s and Mondays and Wednesdays for U12/U14. Membership now falling due and should be paid to Marie Holly or any of the club mentors at training on or before May 27th.
Your indispensable weekly guide to all the GAA fixtures and results in Tipperary.
The weather held and a good day was had by all three groups who took to the hills last Sunday.
County Athletics - Dymphna Ryan and David Ryan – County Senior Champions / Thurles Crokes win County Senior Club titles
All roads led to Fethard last Sunday when the Blue Ribbon events of the County Road Championships scene were decided namely the County Senior Ladies 5k and Men’s 10K Road titles.
The AVIVA Munster Schools T & F Championships took place on Saturday 18th May in Cork I.T. Tipperary athletes displayed great form taking home 55 individual medals in total (21 gold, 13 silver & 21 bronze).
Thurles Drama Group will present an annual and eagerly-awaited night of theatre entitled ‘Short Cuts’ on Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th commencing at 8pm each night in The Source Arts Centre.
One victory and one runner-up position was Tipperary’s return from four appearances in the National Final of the Macra National Talent Competition in The Helix Theatre, Dublin on Saturday night.
The call has gone out to musicians in Tipperary to take part in love:live music, Ireland’s National Music Day on June 21st. The musicians called on music lovers, music promoters and venue managers in Tipperary to arrange a free live music event. love:live music, which saw an estimated 45,000 take part in free live music events across the country in 2012, is coordinated by Music Network and funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The Sapphires is a feel-good Australian musical comedy-drama about four singing Aboriginal soul sisters who entertain US troops in 1968 Vietnam - based on a true story (and a 2004 play by Tony Briggs, son of one of the Sapphires) this film is a delight, packed with covers of many 1960s hits.
The Source Youth Arts Project presents in conjunction with Tipperary Regional Youth Service Sher’ Before the First Night.
Last year’s Tipperary Co-Op Tipperary Festival saw the whole county join in the festivities to celebrate the centenary of the iconic song “It’s a long way to Tipperary”.
The hard work by many volunteers has paid great dividends and has attracted very positive feedback from locals and visitors alike. The National Spring Clean in April kick-started great activity in the town resulting in much-needed makeovers in all areas.
Fianna Fáil Tipperary Cllr Michael Smith, says banks are continuing to be protected by the Government, which could result in Credit Unions losing millions in lost deposits. Cllr Smith said Credit Unions in Ireland could lose over €13 million in deposits with the liquidation of IRBC, formerly Anglo-Irish bank.
Ormond Special Olympics Club, Templemore and Nenagh
As the weather begins to improve we are beginning to see more outdoor activity as gardening, painting and cleaning projects progress – and May 23rd is the closing date for entry to the Supervalu National Tidy Towns Competition.
The CCS Junior Camogie team were “on song” last week, winning the Munster `B` plate at the expense of Presentation School, Waterford.
Intercounty Hurling - Tipperary Senior hurlers will play Galway in a challenge match in Cloughjordan on this Sunday, 26th May at 12 o’clock. This game is being staged as a fundraiser for the recently opened Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre. Both teams are preparing for their respective provincial encounters and it is expected that both sides will field their strongest teams. The local Kilruane MacDonaghs Club will be in charge of stewarding arrangements to cater for a large attendance of patrons. So if you want to see some of the country’s top hurlers, MacDonagh Park Cloughjordan is the place to be on Sunday.
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Weather for Tipperary
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Temperature: 5 C to 13 C
Wind Speed: 16 mph
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Temperature: 4 C to 11 C
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Wind direction: North west