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01 August 2018 12:42 'I am honoured': Colombian president named recipient of Tipperary International Peace Award

The award recognises the efforts of Santos in bringing peace to Colombia. COLOMBIAN PRESIDENT JUAN Manuel Santos has said he is “honoured” to receive the 2017 Tipperary International Peace Award. The award recognises the efforts of Santos in bringing peace to Colombia and for the agreement that put an end to more than 50 years of guerrilla fighting

27 July 2018 17:50 Rainfall warnings in place for most of the country as heavy downpours expected tonight

The warning is in place throughout tonight. TWO RAINFALL WARNINGS have been put in place across much of the country, with heavy downpours expected overnight. Met Éireann issued the first Status Yellow warning this morning with another following later this afternoon, predicting that between 25-45mm of rain could fall between 9pm tonight and 9am tomorrow 2

24 July 2018 06:36 Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award. Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Donal Ryan’s From A Low and Quiet Sea and Anna Burns’ Milkman will all be in consideration for one of the world’s foremost literary prizes. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality writing 1

21 July 2018 10:55 High profile GAA figures back call for Liam Miller match to be held at Páirc Uí Chaoimh

“The stench of hypocrisy from the GAA is nauseating,” former Tipperary hurler Liam Cahill said. A NUMBER OF high profile figures in the GAA community have added their voices to the call for the Liam Miller tribute match to be played at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. The former Republic of Ireland footballer died of pancreatic cancer earlier this year, aged 36. A charity 1

20 July 2018 20:52 Ireland women's 7s dump out England to book World Cup quarter-final with Black Ferns

IRELAND WOMEN HAVE reached the quarter-finals of the World Rugby 7s after a famous 19-14 win over England in San Francisco. Two tries from Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe and one from Ashleigh Baxter were enough to secure Anthony Eddy’s side a last-eight clash with New Zealand. England must now face newcomers Mexico knowing the highest they can finish is ninth 3

14 July 2018 07:42 Missing 17-year-old last seen two weeks ago in Louth

Tommy Fitzgerald was last seen in Drogheda. GARDAÍ IN CO Louth are seeking the public’s help in tracing the whereabouts of a teenager who’s been missing for almost two weeks. Tommy Fitzgerald was last seen in Drogheda on 1 July with gardaí saying that he may frequent the areas of Cashel in Co Tipperary and Rathfarnham in Dublin. The teenager is described 8

13 July 2018 23:00 Limerick lures new wave of domestic tourists

New figures show the overall number of domestic trips by Irish holidaymakers grew almost 3% last year to over 9.6m — an extra 267,000 breaks over 2016 levels. Dublin remains the most popular destination for holiday breaks for Irish travellers with almost 1.5m trips last year — an annual increase of 4.5%. However, the number of domestic holidaymakers 5

09 July 2018 21:39 Revenue seize cannabis infused 'jelly sweets' at Portlaoise postal centre

The drugs which originated in the US were discovered by Revenue detector dog Stella. REVENUE OFFICERS HAVE seized 2kg of cannabis-infused ‘jelly sweets’, 650g of herbal cannabis and 50,000 contraband cigarettes, in three separate operations. As a result of routine profiling today, Revenue officers in Portlaoise Mail Centre seized 2kg of cannabis-infused 5

01 July 2018 23:00 Clon strikes up the band as hundreds of musicians head to town

Visitor accommodation is at a premium as a West Cork town gears up for the arrival of some 1,500 musicians and hundreds more friends, guests and fans of the popular South of Ireland Band Championships. A loud and very colourful weekend is promised as Clonakilty’s Old-Time Fair also takes place this coming weekend. A record number of bands, at 33, including 2

01 July 2018 18:08 Very heavy traffic in Tipperary after section of M8 closes due to multi-vehicle collision

THERE IS VERY heavy traffic this evening in Tipperary around Cashel after a section of the M8 had to close as emergency services deal with a multi-vehicle collision. The collision occurred earlier this afternoon and resulted in a section of the M8 southbound between J9 Cashel South and J11 Cahir South being closed. AA Roadwatch reports that the closure 5