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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Sash prevail as Shamrocks start to sizzle Following a pulsating weekend of knock-out action, the semi-final line-up for the St Canice’s Credit Union senior championship is now known. More about that later. O’Loughlin Gaels 2-19 Mullinavat 0-19 The weekend action began with the meeting of O’Loughlin Gaels and Mullinavat in …

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Words: Patrick Griffin Photos:Pat Shortall ‘Great thoughts are formed in silence’. Those words accurately capture the essence of a brand new collection of poetry and prose, ‘Much More Than Words’, launched at the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny last Friday, at the beginning of Mental Health Week. The above quotation, author unknown, was reflected by Olivia O’Leary, …

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Photos: jbsphotos kilkenny St. Marys Day Care Centre is losing their much respected manager Mary Mason after seven years in the role. She brought great vitality, respect, and empathy to her role and will be fondly remembered by the clients, volunteers and committee. She was wished all the best for the future in a farewell …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST THE BATTLE to get your kids to sleep is well-known to most parents. It’s a natural part of growing up when children test boundaries and bedtime is one of the biggest. However, Mums and Dads know the importance of getting a good night’s shut-eye, particularly with school back. So what do …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR WE have written before that maximising your pension contributions is a very effective way to save for your retirement and can be very tax efficient. As the cutoff dates for making your tax return nears here are ways you can save toward your retirement with the blessings of Revenue. Tax-saving …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON ALL may be fair in love and war but hardly in politics, where below-the-belt insults get traded regularly. Recent examples of accusations levelled at our representatives include ‘leaking’ and ‘blindsiding’ and now Mary Lou McDonald has added ‘mansplaining’ to the list. That’s a hard one to take. Not …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Three years ago when she was 15, Helen’s friend, a year older, enticed her into his house, when his parents were out. After some small talk he pounced on her and attempted to remove her clothing. Helen, thankfully, managed to fend off her attacker and flee. Her mother, …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Bach Flower Rescue Remedy is a remedy that many of you will be familiar with. It has been available to us for more than 80 years. There are 38 Bach Flowers and Rescue Remedy contains five of these: Star of Bethlehem, Rock Rose, Clematis, Impatiens, and Cherry Plum. It’s the ideal remedy …

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This week marks the 60th anniversary of the election to Dáil Eireann of Kilkenny man Seamus Pattison The Kilkenny Observer Newspaper takes a look at the life of Seamus Pattison. Politician, Trade Unionist, and Freeman of the city. Throughout his life, Seamus Pattison proved always to be a man of integrity and honour, upholding the …

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