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Written by Joe Pryce   
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 15:57

Garda in Tipperary town are investigating an alleged assault on a female yesterday afternoon.

According to gardai the incident is alleged to have happened in the Shronell/Lattin area at around 4pm.

Gardai are investigating but no arrests have been made.

It is understood that the victim may have been given a lift from Tipperary town at the time.

 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Friday, 05 May 2017 14:26

Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of nearly €90,000 were found by Tipperary gardaí this week.

On Thursday morning gardai from Tipperary Town Garda Station discovered a cannabis grow house in the Bansha/Glen of Aherlow area.

According to gardaí the set-up was quite sophisticated.

More than a hundred plants, each with an estimated value of €800 were found at the premises.

Nobody has yet been arrested but gardaí are following a number of lines of inquiry and are asking anyone with information to contact them on 062 80670.

 
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Written by Joe Pryce   
Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:30

It has been announced that the Littleton Bord na Mona factory is to close in April of next year.

The announcement was made this afternoon as staff met with management.

There was speculation throughout the day that management was due to announce the closure of either the Co Tipperary plant or the facility in Derinlough, Co Offaly.

Demand for briquettes has fallen in recent years and both plants have been found to be operating below full capacity.

Locally, some believe the fall in demand for briquettes is due to the introduction of a carbon tax and the arrival of cheaper imports.

70 people are employed on a full time basis at the Littelton plant which is now expected to close within a year.

Commenting immediately after the emergence of the news, Cllr Micheál Lowry said that he is surprised the lead up to closure is only a year, adding that he expected the winding down process to take longer than that.

 
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