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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 05 September 2014 16:18

Co Tipperary is to share in a fund of €101 million which is being divided among counties that do not generate enough income through Local Property Tax. 

The only county to require more money from the so-called equalisation fund is Co Donegal, exceeding Tipperary's €12.9 million portion with its own of €13.9 million slice.

Tipperary is also on of 21 local authorities that would have to cut back on some services if it wanted toimplement a 15% cut in the LPT bill.

For that percentage cut to be achieved, Co Tipperary would have to cut back on services to the value of €1.84million.  

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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 05 September 2014 16:08

Despite a good performance by Tipperary show jumper Denis Lynch yesterday the Irish show jumping team have narrowly missed out on qualifying for the rio olympic games.

The team, consisting of Denis Lynch, Darragh Kenny, Bertram Allen and Cameron Hanley moved up to seventh place overall with a clear round achieved by the Tipperary rider yesterday at the world Equestrian Games in Normandy.

However Ireland needed a sixth place to ensure qualification.

Although the team has missed on team qulifications, Lynch who came 19th, Allen who came 20th and Kenny who came 24th all qualify for the first round of the Individual Finals on Saturday. 

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Written by Nora Samworth   
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 18:15

Rape Crisis Midwest has announced that it has closed its centres in Nenagh and Ennis for the month of September due to recent cuts in government funding.

According to the organisation's Miriam Duffy,  a €60,000 cut in government funding, means that the Rape Crisis Midwest has seen its funding target double to €120,000.

As a consequence, in order to reduce costs, staff members are being asked to take unpaid leave. this is resulting in the support organisation having to close the Nenagh and Ennis centres for September.

However services are being provided through the Limerick Branch, and anyone who need their help can still contact their helpline on 1800311511 




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