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BY CLAIR WHITTY Hay fever affects thousands of people every year, with symptoms that affect the eyes, nose, and throat. Some of you will have symptoms from early March right through to late autumn; especially if your symptoms are triggered by all the various sources of pollen which can include pollen from trees, shrubs, weeds, …

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STUDENTS from Graignamanagh Boys NS took part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition Primary Science Fair recently. The event took place in classrooms across the country on May 18 and 19. For more than 20 years, the Primary Science Fair has been a core component of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition …

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OUR Pictured Kilkenny students are all winners, having been successful at the National Final of this year’s Student Enterprise Programme scooping awards across the different categories. The finals were broadcast virtually on Friday. May 14 from Croke Park with An Tánaiste Leo Varadkar and Ambassador Derval O’Rourke speaking with host RTE’s Rick O’Shea, as students …

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BY PAUL HOPKINS The vaccine roll-out and now the lifting of the so many restrictions imposed on us the past 15 months is great room for optimism. But the so-longed-for return to normality may, just may, not be what we imagine or necessarily like. The changes that have occurred globally — in societies, in economics, …

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BARNARDOS children’s  charity launched  Barnardos  Big Toddle,  supported by  Pipin  Pear with the help of some  of Ireland’s  littlest  community helpers. Since it began nearly half a million toddlers  – which  last year included  1,655 across Kilkenny, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, Wexford, Meath, Westmeath, Laois, Carlow, Louth, Longford and Offaly –  have toddled over 228,740  miles to raise vital funds for vulnerable children …

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Fans of Ali Comerford are anticipating the release of her second single, ‘Knots’, on May 27. The Kilkenny artist is also announcing that her debut album of the same title will be released on July 29. Having toured the world performing viola in classical ensembles for 14 years, Ali moved back to her native Kilkenny in 2020 and …

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Andrew McDonald, Hypnotherapist Regression therapy through hypnosis works by reassessing memories which get stored in your mind. Our mind’s sponge-like quality to absorb information is a fundamental part of life because it is what enables us to learn. What do we do though when that quality means our lives get adversely affected? Regression therapy allows …

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By JOHN ELLIS, Financial Advisor Last week this paper had a special supplement, ‘Home For Summer’, giving ideas on how to improve your home inside and out. Home improvement projects are so rewarding but, that being said, it can be a time-consuming and capital-intensive project, so you’ll want to get it right first time. Much …

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ALMOST 500 dairy farmers in Kilkenny are missing out on savings of up to €6,400 a year by failing to switch electricity providers, a new survey has revealed. Energy switching company WeSwitchU.ie also warned of the pitfalls farmers needed to look out for when seeking a better deal. Farmers with 200 cows can benefit most …

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SINN Féin TD for Carlow Kilkenny is calling on the Minister for Health to intervene and end maternity restrictions at St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny for expectant women and their partners “I have met with expectant mothers and their partners who are understandably angered and frustrated that their needs have not been given any meaningful consideration …

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