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Local Newspaper Review

December 201212th

Local News, Sport, Announcements

Local Newspaper Review

Nenagh Guardian

The front page of the Nenagh Guardian leads with a Simon O’Duffy story which concentrates on concerns expressed over Garda station closures in the local area following the publication of the District and Station Consolidation Programme. Cut backs will see districts amalgamated and stations in Terryglass and Rearcross closed. The front page also highlights a “spate of burglaries in the Nenagh area” while in an off-lead Minister of State Alan Kelly welcomes capital expenditure on Nenagh Hospital.

Inside Gardaí are warning the people of Nenagh to be vigilant with their handbags this Christmas while motorists are also advised to be mindful of ice on the roads over the festive period.

This week’s Nenagh Guardian also houses a lovely feature on local man Bob Hogan who has recently returned from Haiti following time spent there working as a volunteer while details of Moneygall’s plan to build an activity park at a cost of €200,000 are also revealed.

Page thirteen carries details of the official launch of Nenagh.ie by Minister of State Alan Kelly at the Nenagh Arts Centre on Thursday night while the details of a new cardiac service (Heart Failure Support Unit) at Nenagh Hospital are also revealed.

The Guardian also carries a full page of local reaction to the Budget while this week’s edition also features a Simon O’Duffy article which detail the Gathering events planned for north Tipperary in 2013. The news section also features a terrific Christmas shopping guide.

The sports section leads with County Board secretary Timmy Floyd’s report to the county convention while the supplement also has detailed reports on the North Tipperary GAA convention, the Camogie AGM and the Bord na nÓg convention. Reports from the under-21A and B championships also feature as does the civic reception afforded to the New Institute Snooker Club which celebrated its 125th year in existence recently. Shane Brophy’s In All Fairness column concentrates on rugby referees and the FRC proposals to improve Gaelic football.

Tipperary Star

The Tipperary Star front page leads with Sinn Féin Councillor Séamus Morris calling on the people of Nenagh to make a “last stand” with regard to Nenagh Hospital - a public meeting on the issue takes place this Thursday night in the Abbey Court Hotel (7.30pm).

The Nenagh page leads with coverage of the launch of Nenagh.ie by Minister of State Alan Kelly while Ronan Dodd also reveals that the Minister of State plans to meet with Irish Rail with regard to the maintenance of rail services to and from the town of Nenagh.

The details of the new cardiac unit at Nenagh Hospital are also reported upon while the Nenagh Chamber of Commerce has urged people to shop local this festive period. An off-lead concerns a Sinn Féin protest outside the Labour constituency office in Nenagh regarding cuts to the children’s allowance and carer’s allowance in last week’s Budget. Elsewhere it is revealed that Fine Gael Councillor Conor Delaney has called for the cuts in the carer’s allowance to be reversed.

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