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Nurses and midwives protest over 50% hike in retention fee

Nurses and midwives held a series of protests across the country yesterday.

They demonstrated against the proposed 50% rise in the annual retention fee being sought by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.

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The protests took place in Dublin, Cork, Sligo and Drogheda but those demonstrating said hospital services would not be affected.

Met Eireann issue warning for snow and ice

Met Éireann has issued orange and yellow weather warnings for snow and ice across parts of the country.

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Wintry showers overnight have made driving conditions difficult and the weather forecaster said there would be showers of rain, hail, sleet and snow on Tuesday, with accumulations of greater than 3cm even on lower ground. Widespread frosty and icy conditions will develop, the forecaster said.

Fall in planning applications in Tipperary bucks national trend

Tipperary saw a 8% decrease in planning applications in 2014 in contrast to the national figure which saw a 12% increase.

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Nationally new figures show a sharp fall in the number of housing projects getting off the ground in the last quarter of 2014.

Over 130,000 homes receive property tax reminders

The Revenue Commissioners has sent out 130,000 letters to those who have not made arrangements to pay their Local Property Tax (LPT) for 2015.

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The reminder notices were issued last week and resulted in the almost immediate collection of a further €1 million, as well as prompting 30,000 calls to the LPT helpline

Sinn Fein confident of Tipperary seat in General Election

The Sinn Fein leader says he’s confident of his party gaining a seat in Tipperary in the next general election.

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Gerry Adams was in Cahir over the weekend giving the keynote address of the Ireland South party conference.

Minister asked to suspend all wind farm projects until study is carried out for energy needs

Environment Minister Alan Kelly is being asked to suspend all wind energy developments until a proper survey is carried out of Ireland’s power needs.

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The call is being made as a new €115 million wind farm in the midlands is being officially opened today.

The County Offaly development will provide power to 45,000 homes – however Wind Aware claim this is not needed as Ireland has already has sufficient electricity supply.

Dublin Councillors call for release of anti-water charge protestors

Dublin city councillors have voted to condemn the jailing of four anti-water charge protesters and call for their release.

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They have called for an end to the High Court injunction of a 20-metre exclusion zone around GMS Sierra works

Tipperary mourns the loss of hurling legend, Tony Reddin

Legendary Tipperary Hurling goalie, Tony Reddin, passed away at the age of 94. He was selected as the goalie on the hurling team of the millennium

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“The name of Tony Reddin will go down in hurling folklore as one of hurling’s legends,”said Tipperary chairman Michael Bourke.

Closing  date for enteries for Rose of Tralee on Friday 6th of March

There are just days left for ladies wishing to enter the Tipperary Rose of Tralee contest.

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The closing date is this Friday, March 6th with entries now only being accepted online at www.roseoftralee.ie/roses.

An Bronntanas claims top Boston film prize

The feature film An Bronntanas, or The Gift, has received the jury’s special award at the 2015 Boston Irish Film Festival.

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The contemporary thriller is shot among a lifeboat crew in Connemara which receives a distress call one night only to discover a fishing boat with a dead woman and over €1 million worth of drugs.

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