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THE island of Malta is willing to pay you to come and visit. The coronavirus pandemic has put a huge dent in tourism, the most important economic factor in Malta. But with most travel restrictions expected to be lifted before August, government and tourism officials are offering cash incentives to put Malta in your summer …

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BY: Niall Sherry, SPORTS CORRESPONDENT PHOTOGRAPHY: Danny Lahart Wins over Dublin and Antrim achieved as ‘Davy Day’ looms As the league begins to settle down and Division One Group B takes shape, the Cats will be hoping to make it a hat-trick of wins when Brian Cody’s men welcome Wexford to UPMC Nowlan Park on …

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MATCH REPORT BY: Mateo Hernandez-Power PHOTOGRAPHY: Danny Lahart Kilkenny v Antrim roundup Heavy rainfall, Covid protocols and no crowd did little to dampen the spirit of the match   Walking down John Street to Nowlan Park in the rain last Sunday before the 1.30pm throw in, you wouldn’t have been sure there was a match …

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THE chairs of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) Governing Body and Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow) Governing Body, on behalf of the governing bodies, management, staff and students of the two institutes, have submitted an application to Minister for Education Simon Harris to become a technological university (TU). The aim of the Technological University …

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Do you suffer from excess ear wax, ear pressure problems, buzzing, or whistling sounds in your ears? Then you might be interested to hear about ear candling. This technique has been around for thousands of years and used by many different cultures. Modern ear candles like Otosan Ear Cones are based on these historic candles. …

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A FORMER journalist turned stay-at-home dad has put his misadventures of being thrust into the deep end of parenting into a new book titled ‘Diary Of A Wimpy Dad’. David Diebold, a father of four teens at the time, admits he thought his new role would be a pushover compared to the stresses of nine …

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IT WAS William Shakespeare who said “If music be the food of love, play on” at around the time Kilkenny’s medieval streets were being built. Now Kilkenny County Council is turning to musical messages to reward those who do their bit to keep the city clean and tidy as the city prepares to reopen to …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS I feel like I am in a sci-fi movie, that one from the 1980s, Cocoon, about what happens when the senior citizens of a retirement community discover the ‘fountain of youth’. Having parked our cars in the designated area, we are all heading towards… towards our fountain that …

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KATHLEEN FUNCHION Sinn Fein TD for Kilkenny Carlow Sinn Féin TD for Carlow Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion has criticised the lack of action from Minister Eamon Ryan on vital supports for taxi drivers. Teachta Funchion’s comments come as taxi representatives met with TDs from across the political spectrum to highlight the huge challenge they are facing …

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