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Local Newspaper Review

December 201219th

Local News, Sport, Entertainment

Local Newspaper Review

Nenagh Guardian

The Nenagh Guardian leads this morning with Peter Gleeson’s story on the decision of North Tipperary County Council to cut commercial rates for the fourth successive year - the decision to cut commercial rates by three per cent in 2013 will be welcomed by business people in the area. Meanwhile Simon O’Duffy’s off-lead concerns the poor turnout at last Thursday night’s public meeting on Nenagh Hospital. Simon O’Duffy reports in detail on the meeting on page fourteen.

Page two reveals the fact that Dónal Ryan’s debut novel The Spinning Heart has been named book of the year while on page three Peter Gleeson reports that North Tipperary County Council has rejected Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan’s Putting People First document which proposes a major realignment of local government. 

Following two stellar performances at the Ormond Hotel the Nenagh Guardian this week has revealed that Rhythm & Rouge will return for a once-off show on Thursday night, December 20th (tickets priced at €10) while on page eighteen there is a terrific feature which encourages local people to buy Tipperary food this Christmas.

The sports section leads with the worrying financial state that the County Board now finds itself dealing with while the section also features unrivalled reports on last weekend’s under-21A and under-21B hurling finals which saw Kilruane MacDonagh’s and Kildangan emerge victorious. Both sides are in county semi-final action this weekend against Thurles Sarsfelds and Upperchurch-Drombane respectively. Kilruane’s Niall O’Meara has also been named as the Nenagh Guardian Player of the Week.

This week’s sports section also carries a detailed interview with the newly-installed Tipperary senior hurling management team while in-coming County Football Board chairman Joe Hannigan reflects on his recent appointment.

Nenagh Ormond’s victory in the East Munster Under-19 League final is also highlighted while Shane Brophy’s In All Fairness column picks out Nenagh CBS’ All-Ireland Colleges final win as the highlight of the sporting year. As you would expect Tipperary’s capitulation at the hands of Kilkenny in August’s All-Ireland semi-final represents a low point for sports editor Shane Brophy.

Tipperary Star

This week’s edition of the Tipperary Star leads with a Ronan Dodd story indicating that Labour councillors in the North Tipperary area are “dismayed” and “disillusioned” by the party’s role in government while Ronan Dodd also reveals on the front page that following on from last week’s public meeting on Nenagh Hospital that a campaign will be mounted to get HIQUA (Health Information & Quality Authority) to carry out a review of the services provided by the Limerick Regional Hospital. Meanwhile on the front page Noel Dundon reports on the decision of North Tipperary County Council to reject Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan’s Putting People First document which proposes a major realignment of local government. Noel Dundon also reveals that North Tipperary County Council plan to reduce commercial rates. 

The Nenagh page leads with a detailed report on last week’s public meeting on Nenagh Hospital while an off-lead concerns a HIQUA report carried out on Ashlawn House Nursing Home.

The sports section of this week’s Tipperary Star features an interview with Tipperary senior hurling manager Eamon O’Shea, a report from Monday night’s GAA County Convention and, of course, reports from the north Tipperary under-21A and B hurling finals which took place last weekend.

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