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KILKENNY City and county is set to become much safer for all modes of travel, whether mot0ring, cycling or walking, thanks to €4,333,000 funding from the Rural Active Travel Investment Programme. The money is for the county’s ‘Active Travel’ projects and will see a number of these projects completed in the City and County in …

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KILKENNY Tourism has welcomed the Government’s announcement that outdoor attractions can re-open at the end of the month. But their announcement has come amid concerns raised about large crowds of people gathering in the City’s Castle Park and leaving litter strewn all over the hugely popular amenity. There were also reports of littering at other …

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* EMA stands by ruling on AstraZenica * A musical treat for local carehomes KILKENNY woman Vicky Phelan has said she is relieved after learning she will receive her first Covid-19 vaccine in the US in the next few days The CervicalCheck campaigner is currently undergoing cancer treatment in Maryland. Vicky’s good new came as …

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KILKENNY hurling star TJ Reid and his fiancee Niamh de Brun have helped to raise more than €10,000 for charity during their time in lockdown. Niamh came up with the idea to run a free fitness bootcamp class every week, with each one lasting for an hour. She aimed to raise €10,000 for the Milford …

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By JOHN ELLIS, Financial Advisor IT’S springtime, the days are longer the sun is shining into every nook and cranny showing up the cobwebbed corners of the house. Hence the spring clean, the deep scrub. While you are putting some elbow grease into sprucing up your home why not spend some time getting your finances …

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WE all know that feeling when, in bed, we lift our eyes from Facebook or Insta and see that it’s well past the hour for beauty sleep. We may argue that it’s the only time we get to ourselves, especially with the pandemic having everyone in the family under each other’s feet 24/7. Scientists call …

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THERE are four possible scenarios, as to the origins of Covid-19, according to leading science at the World Health organisation (WHO). The first suggests that the virus started out in an animal —probably a bat — that came into contact with a human. The virus, then, immediately began to spread to other humans. The WHO …

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THE 3Counties Energy Agency (3cea) has welcomed the Government’s announcement to approve a revised Climate Action Bill which includes specific targets on reducing carbon emissions in the next 30 years. . The Kilkenny-Carlow-Wexford agency sees the announcement as an opportunity to build on progress it has made in the region since it was established in 2002. The one-stop-shop is committed …

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IRELAND’S fishing industry is losing up to five percent of its annual revenue due to marine pollution, according to Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune. And she said Ireland must lead the way in protecting our seas from marine litter. Fisheries and aquaculture waste now accounts for 27% of marine litter, the MEP said and stressed …

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THE public libraries’ annual Spring Into Storytime programme launched is bring the magic of Storytime to homes across the country. Launched at the beginning of the month, Spring Into Storytime is online again with Kilkenny County Council Library Service organising virtual events and activities, all based around reading and listening to stories, which families throughout Kilkenny can enjoy …

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