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KILKENNY County Council has re-opened 28 of the 29 playgrounds in its charge following an inspection and the erection of relevant signage to advise parents and guardians of the new requirements when visiting playgrounds. The playground that will remain closed will be re-opened once maintenance works are completed to its soft surfacing.   Some of …

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AT A Carlow County Council meeting People Before Profit’s Ccouncillor Adrienne Wallace supported a motion calling for any shortfall in funding to the local authority as a result of Covid-19 to be made up from central government. It was revealed that there could possibly be a deficit of €5.4million. Members were shocked to be told …

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LOCAL Enterprise Office Kilkenny has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Business Heather Humphreys TD and Minister for Communications and Climate Action Richard Bruton TD of a major expansion of the Trading Online Voucher Scheme to help small and micro enterprises in Kilkenny get online quickly. The national scheme is being expanded by €14.2m after …

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SINN FÉIN TD for Carlow/ Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion has called on the government to do more to promote the availability of rent supplement for renters who may be struggling to meet rental costs. The call came as figures showed that the Covid-19 rent supplement payments have increased by 33% since March, with 6,500 claims in payment. Teachta …

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IT’S TIME for Change was the final note emitted from the last general election, although that seems eons ago in a time before the pandemics. Now it hits a new note in Carlow County Council as People Before Profit councillor Adrienne Wallace is proposed as an alternative chair. At this year’s AGM Fianna Fáil councillor …

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AS THE world adjusts to new travel norms and expectations, The Flynn Hotel Collection has created a specifically designed programme to enhance the already stringent procedures in place in their response to Covid-19. A famil- owned hotel group with four exceptional properties, The Flynn Hotel Collection is comprised of The Imperial Hotel in Cork City, The …

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AS COVID-19 restrictions begin to lift, it seems it’s not just the wheels of industry that have started to turn as people all over the Country are hopping on their bikes to enjoy the outdoors. Kilkenny offers a variety of cycling routes throughout the city and county to suit all levels of cyclists. So whether it’s a …

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