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By Jimmy Rhatigan OUR proposed new government could perhaps best be described as an arranged marriage. A wedding of a son or daughter to a lassie or laddie down the road, cobbled together to ensure that a blow-in doesn’t have the opportunity of his or her hand in marriage? The suspicion is that a high …

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ALL Charges have been re-instated on the streets and public carparks in Kilkenny City. The council relaxed charges and enforcement in March at the start of the Coronavirus Lockdown restrictions to help support the pandemic response. Purpose was to allow people who needed to travel into the city to do so safely. It wanted to …

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SINN FÉIN spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Kathleen Funchion TD has said that there will be huge disappointment at the childcare plan brought forward by the government. “If we are to re-open the economy, then parents returning to work need to be able to access affordable childcare in a way that is safe for …

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US Healthcare provider and insurer UPMC is to create 60 new jobs in Kilkenny over the next three years. The company is to open a global technology operations centre at MacDonagh Junction in Kilkenny City to support its ongoing international expansion. The jobs will mainly be in IT areas including network, systems and security engineers …

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THE FIANNA Fáil family has completed a double in local elections. New County Council Chair is Andrew McGuinness while John Coonan is new mayor. Deputy chair is FG’s Martin Brett while David Fitzgerald of FG is deputy mayor.  

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PEOPLE Before Profit’s Councillor Adrienne Wallace has called for a public apology from Fine Gael after one of their councillors in Dundrum tweeted support for fascism. FG’s Councillor Jim O’Leary was responding to a social media user who was commenting on Mr O’Leary’s fellow party councillor’s calls for Black Lives Matter protesters to lose their …

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AS THE bathing season begins, Lifeguard Services are being provided by Kilkenny County Council’s Lifeguard Team once again this year. Lifeguards now oversee the safety of the public at the traditional swimming areas across the county. Lifeguards will be available at these areas for the summer.   Risk assessments have been conducted in conjunction with Kilkenny …

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THEATRES and Arts Centres across the country have come together to show support for the National Arts Recovery Plan published last week by the NCFA. At the Watergate Theatre we stand together with the NCFA, venues around Ireland and our artists and arts workers at this difficult time, to ensure the survival of our sector. We have collectively …

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I AM. I’m missing my hairdresser in particular. I got a text from her telling me not to cut my hair or to touch the home colour. It was too late; I had to admit to her that I had done both. I had already put in a home colour that I got from the …

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