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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:34

Tipperary County Council has identified a permanent draining option to deal with the recurring flooding of Littleton graveyard. 

The council has outlined how it has pumped all flood waters from the graveyard and completed a hydrology report.

That report recommended two option to deal with the issue affecting the graveyard.

The option they have decided upon involves the construction of a thrust bore pipe system.

The gravity drainage option which would see a thrust bore pipe constructed under the old N8  which would discharge surface water to drains on private land. 

It is seen by the council as sustainable solution which is feasable from a construction perspective and involves a low level of maintenance work. 

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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:18

A Co Tpperary TD has demanded that the Minister for Agriculture step in to resolve the ongoing beef crisis which he says is putting the livelihood of many farmers at risk.

Michael Lowry was commenting on concerns that Tipperary farmers are having over the prices they are getting for beef and the specifications they must meet but which are frequently being altered. 

He said that farmers are both enraged and frustrated that the factories and retailers have, in his words, changed the goalposts midway through the game and are essentially abusing their dominent position. 

Farmers he added are asking for a fair and transparent system that reflects the quality beef being produced and the current market returns.

As such he has called on Minister Coveney to engage with the various parties concerned to resolve the matter while ensuring that retailers can no longer create artificial obstacles to control an agenda. 


Last Updated ( Monday, 25 August 2014 10:20 )
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 18:00

More than half of 18 to 20 year old in Co Tipperary will go to college, according to figures released by the Higher Education Authority. 

The Tipperary figure of 51% is also the national average.

However, a wide social divide has been noted in the figures, with nearly all school leavers in the affluent Dublin 6 postcode expected to go to college, while the figure for an area such as Dublin 17 is just 15%.

The counties where school leavers are the most likely to go on to college include Galway, Mayo and Leitrim at 60%.

Those with the least number of likely college-goers include Laois and Donegal at 41%. 

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