Peter Casey received his highest support nationally in Tipperary – the constituency where  he criticised a number of Traveller families for refusing to accept offered council houses. Photograph: Niall Carson/ PA Wire

John Leahy, leader of the Renua party and a member of Offaly County Council, believes he lost 300 votes in his home-town of Kilcormac when he was wron(...)

Eddie Moran said he did not want to paint the entire Travelling community “with the one brush.” However, he said “they do what they like half the time ... gardaí can’t keep up with them.”

An Independent Tipperary councillor has said the Travelling community has “no respect for land or people or Garda”. County councillor Eddie Moran mad(...)

Traveller families will stage a protest during a visit by Peter Casey (above). Photograph Nick Bradshaw/Irish Times

An extended Traveller family in Co Tipperary will hold a silent protest against presidential candidate Peter Casey on Thursday when he visits houses t(...)

Philip and Charlie McCarthy with their horses Dream Girl and Painted Lady on the old site at Cabragh Bridge in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: John D Kelly

A stand-off between an extended Traveller family and Tipperary County Council, over the provision of grazing land for their horses, “highlights the la(...)

“I do understand that the Travellers that are there have a particular love of horses and want to maintain it with them. I don’t want to stop that. But I won’t be doing it with the council’s housing land.” Photograph: Getty Images

Tipperary County Council has said it will not be providing stables or paddocks for horses owned by members of an extended Traveller family who are due(...)

John, Bridget and Mary Stokes at  St Mary Cemetery in Carrick on Suir:  “The onus is on the council to get their records straight.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The exhumed remains of a Tipperary man’s father have lain in an undertakers for six months amid a dispute with a local authority. John Stokes (74) ha(...)

Gardaí have started an investigation after more than €70,000 worth of drugs, believed to be cocaine, were discovered at the headquarters of the Tipperary Fire Service in Nenagh.

Gardaí have started an investigation after more than €70,000 worth of drugs, believed to be cocaine, were discovered at the headquarters of the Tipper(...)

The Famine Warhouse 1848,  a commemorative visitor centre run by the OPW, outside Ballingarry in Co Tipperary.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Taoiseach has said the best way to remember those who died in Ireland’s Great Famine of the 1840s is to help their “modern-day equivalents” by wel(...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

The white-clawed crayfish is a globally threatened species and Ireland holds one of the largest surviving populations. Photograph: Ragnar Schmuck

Water users are being urged to take extensive precautions to stop the spread of a highly infectious Crayfish Plague after confirmation of an outbreak (...)

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