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Tipperary County Council is offering Rates Payers a potential reduction of up to €300 under their Rates Early Payment Scheme, subject to a number of Terms and Conditions.
The scheme is open to Rates customers who are in arrears, who may also avail of the discount if they enter into and abide by an agreement to clear the arrears in a structured payment plan.
Further details are available on the Council’s Home Page https://www.tipperarycoco.ie/news/tipperary-early-payment-scheme-rates-2...

General News
Tuesday, 13 March, 2018 - 11:45

Contributions to Sporting Clubs - Youth Involvement/Female Participation

Contributions to Residents' Associations for Estate Enhancement Works

The Templemore-Thurles Municipal District has extended the closing date for receipt of applications to 4.30 pm on Wednesday 28th. March 2018

General News
Wednesday, 7 March, 2018 - 10:00

ROADS ACT, 1993-2015,

St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

NOTICE is hereby given that Tipperary County Council has made an Order closing:

Western Park; Cantwell Street; Irishtown (east of Cantwell Street); Albert Street; St. Mary’ Place; Gravel Walk; O’Neill Street; Joyce’s Lane; Wolfe Tone Street; Grubb’s Court; Mary Street; Bridge Street; Old Quay; New Quay; O’Connell Street; Gladstone Street; Sarsfield Street; Abbey Street; Bank Lane; Market Street; Emmet Street; Dowd’s Lane; Nelson Street; Parnell Street; College Street; Anglesea Street; Wellington Street and Dr Croke Place

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 09.00 hrs to 20.00 hrs

ROUTES: Traffic travelling from Irishtown to Davis Road is via Western Road, Queen Street, Kickham Park, Kickham Street and Dillon Street

Traffic travelling from the Davis Road to Irishtown is via the Old Waterford Road, Gas House Bridge, Raheen Road, Old Bridge, Dungarvan Road and Convent Road

Traffic travelling from Mary Street to the Old Bridge is via Queen Street, Western Road, Connolly Park, Convent Road and Dungarvan Road;

Local access will be granted for residents

Road Alerts
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 17:30

Tipperary County Council is investigating a potentially significant spillage of kerosene to the River Anner downstream of Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary. The source of the contamination has been identified and contained. The Council is ensuring that the necessary clean-up measures are being put in place. The Environmental Protection Agency, Irish Water and Inland Fisheries Ireland have also been notified of this incident.

Initial investigations indicate that water in the River Anner downstream of Mullinahone may be contaminated by the kerosene spillage.

Land-owners are advised that they should inspect the river where water is being abstracted for agricultural or other use and take any necessary precautions.

Regarding drinking water precautions please refer to the Irish Water Website

or contact the customer services Desk at 1850 278 278

General News
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 16:45

Roscrea Library is closed all day tomorrow, Wednesday March 7th, apologies for any inconvenience caused.
For further information visit http://www.tipperarylibraries.ie

General News
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 15:15

How Tipperary County Council Responded to the latest Severe Weather Event - “Beast from the East & Storm Emma”
Press Statement - Tuesday 6th March 2018 09.30 hours

Severe weather events are fast becoming a regular feature of Irish life and these events, which are extreme in nature, prove very challenging for all services including local authority services. Storm Emma combined with the “Beast from the East”, demonstrated Nature’s raw power across the county which is something we haven’t seen for thirty five years and represented very challenging conditions in many areas.
Tipperary County Council’s response was immediate following the Met Éireann weather advisory on Sunday 25th February, 2018.
The Council’s Severe Weather Plan was activated on Monday 26th February following a meeting of it’s Crisis Management Team and teleconference consultations with An Garda Siochana and the HSE, bringing a range of formal emergency management actions and resources into play. This team continued to convene nine times over the course of the severe weather event via meetings, video conference and conference calls, including the setting up of a What App’s group for communication purposes;

Chief Executive Mr Joe MacGrath stated that; "The Council’s Crisis Management Team, Severe Weather Team, Outdoor District staff and Civil Defence volunteers were in constant liaison throughout the severe weather event and worked tirelessly throughout the storm to ensure a safe environment for the people of Tipperary. A total of 2,000 tonnes of salt was used over the course of the weather event with 3,200 km of roads covered. I would also like to express my gratitude to the public for taking our advice and staying indoors during the severe weather red alert".

Deployment of Resources
The Council’s fleet of specialist vehicles and equipment for dealing with snow was fully mobilised with staff working tirelessly through the number of days preceding and during this weather event. The Council’s salt stores, with capacity for 2,700 tonnes of salt, were also stockpiled in anticipation of the severe weather.
The situation was monitored regularly through conference calls with all participants to assess the situation throughout the county and appropriate action was taken as considered necessary.
Once the Met Éireann red alert had abated on Friday, 02 March, All available snow ploughs, 14 in total were mobilised in clearing Priority 1 Routes, i.e. national routes, major regional routes through towns, access to major Water Treatment Plants, Fire Stations & Hospitals, followed by Priority 2 routes, i.e. regional routes and streets within the major towns and primary county routes.

A total of over 250 outdoor staff were mobilised across the 5 District’s in addition to mobilising 25 JCBs and 15 mini salt spreaders mounted on pickups to clear footpaths in the towns and villages. A total of 2,000 tonnes of salt were used over the course of the weather event with 3,200 km of roads covered.
All 12 Fire brigades involving 115 fire-fighters in the county were brought in on standby at 3pm on Thursday 1st March and remained on station until 6pm on Friday 2nd March. During this standby period the Fire Service responded to just 5 incidents in total, a reflection that the public had heeded the weather alert warnings.
The Water Services Section of the Council, as the agent of Irish Water, was pro-active, in the days leading to the arrival of Storm Emma, in ensuring the maximum availability of Water Services staff, ensuring that all water services installations, whether drinking water treatment plants or waste water treatments plants were adequately stocked with chemicals and other materials required in the treatment process and inspecting all such treatment plants to ensure that all machinery and equipment was in full working order. Any issues which had manifested themselves were resolved by 12.00 noon on Saturday, 03 March.

On Sunday, 03 March a water supply issue arose at Cashel where low reservoir levels were causing supply disruptions to the town and surrounding areas, particularly locations on high ground. Staff from the Water Services Section were actively engaged in the restoration of normal reservoir levels and, in the meantime, arranged for the supply of a water tanker to facilitate the supply of drinking water to affected customers. This tanker was located at St. Patrick’s Hospital, Cahir Road, Cashel, from 3pm onwards. Details of these arrangements were posted onto the Council’s website, with propagation to Twitter, Facebook and MapAlerter. Direct contact was made by Water Services staff with vulnerable customers and local elected members to advise them of the situation.

From a Housing perspective, arrangements were put in place to ensure those persons known to be homeless or “sleeping rough” across the county had access to food supplies and shelter. Gardai were notified of out of office emergency arrangements and made aware of available emergency accommodation. Six (6) units of additional emergency accommodation was made available by the council for the period of the weather event in Towns throughout the county and a number of rough sleepers were accommodated in emergency bed and breakfast for the duration of the severe weather event. The council also linked in with staff from the Department of Social Protection, the HSE and the voluntary housing organisations, NOVAS & SIMON in relation to accessing emergency accommodation & helping people with the provision of clothing and medical attention.

Civil Defence, with nine 4x4 emergency vehicles and over 30 volunteers mobilised throughout the severe weather event, delivered up to 60 meals to the vulnerable and elderly with the local meals on wheels. Transport support was provided for essential medical staff and patients to the various hospitals and nursing homes around the county. An emergency call was responded to from Nenagh Gardai to an injured hill walker on Keeper hill and food parcels and essential supplies were delivered to residents in the Ballingarry area. Assistance was also provided to Wexford Civil Defence and to local Primary & secondary schools in clearing snow from footpaths and driveways to allow safe access to the schools.

Keeping the Public Informed
The Council’s out of hours emergency call management service was activated from 3pm on Thursday 29th February and dealt with over 150 calls of which 34 were snow related incidents;

The public were advised to visit the winter ready web site – www.winterready.ie detailing the recommended measures they should take during periods of severe weather.

The Council posted details of news, weather alerts, road closure details, safety advice and general updates using the communications channels of Web site, Twitter, Facebook and MapAlerter. The Home page of the Council’s web site was modified to make the severe weather updates more easily visible and accessible. Forty items of news were posted on to each communication channel. Over 12,000 people visited the web site, with 32,833 page views; 63,300 tweet impressions were made and Facebook reached 92,900 people. The number of people who engaged with the Facebook posts was 12,100. Over 40,000 text alerts and 53,600 emails were issued to MapAlerter Subscribers and approx 7,800 Alerts were issued to people who downloaded the MapAlerter App.

"Cathaoirleach Cllr Phyll Bugler as Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council commended the commitment of staff who worked across a variety of sectors to keep essential services operational. Through their efforts, in very difficult conditions, essential services like hospitals, nursing homes and care facilities maintained their operations. The Council is extremely grateful to our staff, volunteers, local contractors and public bodies who assisted in many ways in preparing for and responding to the extreme weather situation and its aftermath over the past week".

General News
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 11:45

Please note that the following alert has been issued by Irish Water:


Water Alerts
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 - 12:15

Postcard Competition
Tipperary County Museum in association with Tipperary Tourism are running a competition for the design of a new postcard for Tipperary, as part of the education/outreach offering for the Museum’s current exhibition A Message in Time. Submitted entries will be displayed in the temporary exhibition space at Tipperary County Museum.
The competition is open to 16 years plus and is targeted at individuals, tourism providers, art groups, camera clubs and students of Art.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded prizes, and a limited print run of the overall winner will be produced in time for the 2018 season.

As part of the competition a digital photography master class with John Crowley will be held on Saturday 24th March from 11am – 1 o’ clock @ St Patrick’s Well, Clonmel. Places are limited to 15 and cost €10. Booking is essential – please contact museum@tipperarycoco.ie to secure your place.

Competition Requirements:
Colour or Black and White
Photograph, drawing or computer graphic.
1 entry per person
Jpeg format only
Name, address and contact email and telephone number must be supplied
Entries to museum@tipperarycoco.ie by 4pm on Thursday 29th March
Judges decision is final

Queries to Julia Walsh at museum@tipperarycoco.ie

General News
Thursday, 29 March, 2018 - 16:00

Damer House, Roscrea
Saturday 24th March
10am - 4.30pm
Adm 25 Euros
Noblemen, Chief Butlers to the King, property and titles – from the
arrival of Theobald Fitzwalter with Prince John in the 12th Century to the
heights of Earls and Dukes, the Butlers of Ormond gained power and
influence with almost every generation. Their legacy has given us some
of our greatest national monuments, and personalities such as Elizabeth
Poyntz Lady Thurles, and the First Earl. This seminar aims to shine a
spotlight on some of these stories and to look at the legacy of the family.

General News
Saturday, 24 March, 2018 - 10:00

The Severe Weather Team met this morning to review the evolving severe weather situation.

Current Situation
Melting snow may result in localised surface water ponding, where drains and gulleys are blocked and people are advised to watch out for accumulations of melt water which could lead to flooding;
All major Traffic routes salted and remain passable with care. Attention now focused on Local roads to ensure that access is available to the public by this evening where possible.

Council Outdoor crews continuing to clear footpaths within all the urban centres and villages throughout the county;

Keep Informed
Tipperary County Council's Civic Offices are open to the public and normal services have resumed around the county. Updates will continue to be posted to the Council’s website and social media sites throughout the day and members of the public can contact the Council’s customer services centre by dialing 0761 06 5000 or emailing customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie
The Council uses the MapAlerter service to alert subscribers to events of note, and specifically weather alerts. Sign up to receive FREE SMS alerts at www.mapalerter/tipperary.com

All our alerts are syndicated on our social media channels and on our website - www.tipperarycoco.ie

General News
Monday, 5 March, 2018 - 13:30