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Minister Phil Hogan To Cut Co Council Budgets

Outrage is being expressed by North & South Tipperary County Council’s following news that Fine Gael Minister for Environment & Local Government Mr Phil Hogan, has written to all County Managers, to announce that he is cutting their budgets by between 5% and 15%, depending on the success of the household charge collection in the […]

Character Actor Geoffrey Hughes Dies Aged 68

Many TV viewers here in Thurles will be saddened to learn the news of the death of the very great character actor Geoffrey Hughes, who died peacefully in his sleep on Friday night last, aged just 68. It is understood his death came following a two year courageous battle with prostate cancer.

Merseyside born, Geoffrey […]

Liberty Square Thurles In Forced Close Down

In the words of Captain Blackadder: “We (Thurles Town that is,) are in the stickiest situation since Sticky the stick insect got stuck on a sticky bun,” and I prophesise we are about to experience the worst piece of planning since “Olaf the Hairy, High Chief of the Viking Nation, accidentally ordered 80,000 battle helmets, […]

Craggy Island Drifts To Milleas Bar Thurles

Craggy Island’s most celebrated ecclesiastical celebrants, Fr. Ted Crilly, Fr. Jack Hackett and Fr. Dougal McGuire will be making a long awaited return of sorts, this weekend in Thurles. Enthusiastic Father Ted fans will gather in Milleas Bar in the town’s Liberty Square to emulate all the characters, comedic cues and colourful kinks of the […]

Irish Government On Summer Recess

It was most peculiar the Cabinet were meeting for the last time before the ‘Summer 2012 Recess.’

I can remember that talks on proposals for the reform of local government were not discussed at the meeting, despite much media speculation that the number of town councils, like Thurles, were about to be cut from 75 […]

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