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Written by Nora Samworth   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 16:13
An estimated €40,000-worth of cocaine was discovered in the course of a number of searches carried out by gardai in Roscrea yesterday.
In total, four premises in the area were searched as part of Operation Overwatch, which has been set up to target people involved in the distribution of controlled drugs in the Roscrea area.
 
In addition to the drugs seizures, four men were arrested under drug trafficking legislation and were detained at Roscrea, Thurles and Templemore garda stations.
 
Three of the men have since been released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
One man remains in custody in Templemore.
 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 16:06
It has emerged that more than half of the public water supply in Co Tipperary is being lost through leaks in the system.  In fact 52.69% of all the county’s water is disappearing into the ground.
 
Figures published today listed the leak rates in every county in the country in 2014 and the levels the local authorities and Irish Water want to reduce these rates to by the end of this year.
Irish Water has a reduction target of 2% in mind for 2015.
 
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Written by Nora Samworth   
Saturday, 14 February 2015 16:03
The former Johnson and Johnson plant in Cashel has been sold, and the town is being told to prepare for a jobs boost in the coming weeks.
Fine Gael Junior Minister Tom Hayes confirmed the sale but has stopped short of announcing who the purchaser is, apart from indicating that it is a pharmaceutical business currently based in Singapore.
 
He further explained that before Christmas the company expressed its wish to buy the site in order to establish a European base. 
 
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