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THE County Council’s Public Arts policy, approved at the monthly meeting, outlines a clear framework for public art commissioning, in collaboration with the council, artists, arts organisations and local communities. The policy is in line with the Government’s National Guidelines on Public Art. Following the approval of the policy, Cathaoirleach Andrew McGuinness said:  “I believe …

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A Kilkenny man, John Morton, has been announced as the winner of the Edgar Allan Poe award for best television programme. Morton, from Stephen Street in Kilkenny, is well known in his hometown both as an actor and a writer. Back in the 90’s he was part of young Irish Film makers and Dreamstuff theatre. …

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A THREE-YEAR ‘litter plan’ by Kilkenny County Council proposes upgrading and expanding the council’s network of recycling centres, continuing the roads sweeping programme and investigating illegal dumping through to supporting the Green School Programme, Tidy Town groups and the installation of new litter bins. Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Andrew McGuinness, said: “We all …

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Vicky Phelan has reunited with her Limerick friend for an “amazing” weekend in Washington DC. The cervical cancer campaigner faced a tough goodbye when she told everyone she would be away for six months to take part in a clinical trial — but later revealed she’d actually be away for a year. Taking to her …

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Don’t feel intimidated by wine labels. The information on such can be broken down into four key segments: The brand or producer (who) The country or region (where) The grape variety (what) The vintage (when) When looking for who made the wine, famous brand names will of course stand and be easy to spot. But …

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Get the right balance of biscuit, caramel and chocolate to bake the perfect millionaire’s shortbread. Enjoy with your afternoon tea or coffee. Makes: 20-24 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hour Ingredients For the shortbread 250g plain flour 200g unsalted butter , chilled and chopped 100g golden caster sugar ¼ tsp vanilla extract For the caramel layer …

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A SICILIAN inspired vegetarian sauce with capers and sultanas, this version is served with lean, griddled chicken. Serves: four Prep: 20 mins Cook: 55 mins Ingredients 4 garlic cloves , thinly sliced few thyme sprigs, leaves picked 2 tbsp olive oil 2 red onions , finely sliced 3 celery sticks, thickly sliced on the diagonal …

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Edited and compiled by: Gerry Cody A firing party assembled on December 29, 1922 in the exercise yard of Kilkenny Military Barracks. At 8.15am, on command, a volley of shots rang out. Commandant Mooney stepped forward, examined the bodies, and confirmed that Republican volunteers John Murphy and John Phelan, members of the 5th Battalion Kilkenny Brigade …

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THE drive to create safer, more successful pregnancies is one of the top goals of modern science. While pregnancy is better understood today than ever before, with improvements in technology helping to lower the risk of negative outcomes, researchers still don’t know much about a vital part of the pregnancy process: uterine fluid. Secreted by …

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