Tipperary first for EU trip

The European Union's Committee of Regions is in Tipperary today as it makes its first ever trip to Ireland.

Members of the Commission for Environment, Climate Change and Energy will carry out a fact-finding mission at a number of sites in counties Tipperary and Clare.

The delegation will visit the offices of North Tipperary County Council before attending a briefing on the LIT Tipperary managed and EU-funded Sustainable Energy for the Rural Village Environment which aims to develop a sustainable region in North Tipperary.

Commission members also will visit Ireland’s first Eco Village in Cloughjordan.

The Committee of the Regions represents local and regional government in the EU policy formation and decision-making process.