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Written by Joe Pryce   
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:35

Seamus Healy has hit out at Fianna Fail following reports that Michael Martin has been speaking to Leo Varadkar about the possibility of reducing the amount of speaking time being made available to smaller parties and groupings, most of which are left-leaning.

Mr Martin is believed to be unhappy that smaller parties have the same amount of speaking time as larger ones, adding that his back benchers are frustrated by the current system.  But Tipperary’s Seamus Healy believes it is an attempt at a power grab by the two larger parties.

He has also maintained that the current system does not give the smaller parties and groupings the same time as FF and FG.

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Written by Joe Pryce   
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:33

Tipperary TD Michael Lowry has said that Leo Varadkar needs to ‘hit the ground running’ once he's elected Taoiseach, and start work on delivering for Tipperary.

The independent TD was speaking after he revealed that he is to support Mr Varadkar when a vote for Taoiseach takes place in the Dail tomorrow.  Deputy Lowry’s support ensures Mr Varadkar has the sufficient number of votes to be endorsed as Taoiseach.

Mr Lowry said that he has reached an understanding with the FG leader in terms on delivering on a capital plan that would benefit Co Tipperary.  He mentioned putting Our Lady’s Hospital in Cashel to use as being one of the issues they discussed.

Mr Lowry also admitted that the current government does not have a very long lifespan ahead of it and therefore Mr Varadkar will need to start delivering on his promises quickly.

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Written by Joe Pryce   
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:31

A meeting is taking place in the Excel Centre this evening focussing on issues affecting local water courses and ways in which the public would like to see rivers, lakes and streams used and promoted.

The meeting is being held by the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office.  Its purpose is to engage the community about their local water courses.  The information gleaned from the public would be used to form the River Basin Management Plan for 2018 to 2021.

The meeting takes place in the Excel Centre in Tipperary town at 7.30pm.

The forum will take place in Clonmel tomorrow evening at the same time and in Fethard at 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 27th.

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