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Written by Nora Samworth   
Monday, 13 October 2014 16:11

Independent TD Seamus Healy has said that although it has been confirmed that people will not have their water turned off for not paying water charges, a policy of reducing pressure is still an unacceptable response from government.

Deputy Healy was speaking after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital over the weekend.

He said that water is a human right, adding that in his opinion, even reducing pressure to households who do not pay their charges is an infringement of that right. 

 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 10 October 2014 15:47

Recent recipient of the Tipperary International Peace Award, Malala Yousafzai has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 

The 17 year old campaigner for the right of girls to have an education was awarded the prize jointly with Indian rights activist Kailas Satyarthi.

Malala, from Pakistan, was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for campaigning for girls education. 

Kailas Satyarthi meanwhile has headed various forms of peaceful protest in the tradition of Mahatma Ghandi, campaigning against the explotation of children for financial gain.

A record 278 people were nominated for the award. Pope Francis was amont the nominees. 

 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Friday, 10 October 2014 11:26

Tipperary has received 11 nominations in the 2014 hurling All Star nominations.

The Premier County came second when it came to the amount of nominations given.

KIlkenny topped the table with 13 players  making the list. 

The Tipperary nominees include Darren Gleeson in Goalkeeper's category, Cathal Barrett and Paddy Stapleton among fullbacks.

Among the half -backs were Kieran Bergin, Brendan Maher and John O'Dwyer are in included among the half -forwards. among the full-forwards is Seamus Callanan.

Seamus Callanan is among the nominations for Player of the Year while among the Young Player of the Year nominees is Cathal Barrett. 

 

 

 

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