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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 15 July 2016 12:20
The population of Co Tipperary grew by 1,687 or 1.1% between 2011 and April of this year, according to the first figures to emerge from Census 2016.
Figures released from the CSO show that nationally the population was 4,757,976 on census night, April 24th.
That represented an increase of 169,724 or 3.7% on the 2011 census.
The population in Co Tipperary was recorded as 160,441.
The number of vacant dwellings in the county stands at 8,919 – a vacancy rate of 12.7% which is more or less in line with the national rate of 12.8%.
 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 15 July 2016 12:18
Mattie McGrath has said that the upcoming Citizens Assembly that will be looking at the future  of the 8th amendment, must not be formed in such a way that the outcome is pre-determined.
 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 15 July 2016 12:10
The Department of Education has approved funding for the construction of an additional mainstream classroom for St Michael’s School in Holycross.
Enrolment at the school currently stands at 240 pupils, and according the school’s principal, Ger Corbett, the new build will provide a classroom for St Michael’s 9th classroom teacher. 
He also paid tribute to the school community who he said worked very hard to provide the facilities the school now has to offer.
Local TD Michael Lowry, meanwhile, has noted how the expansion of the school is a result of the great demand there is for enrolment there due to its high reputation.
 
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