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BY CLAIR WHITTY At Natural Health Store we often get asked why we choose certain brands, or what is the difference between the brands we select, in particular with the supplements. One brand we love is Terranova. Terranova promises never to use in-active additives such as fillers, binders or sweeteners. They also prefer capsules to …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST Of all body pains, there’s nothing quite like a toothache. Maybe it’s that your mouth is so close to your brain that an oral abscess is excruciating. The throbbing doesn’t have far to travel, so it makes its presence known very quickly. You’re programmed to be particularly sensitive to your head, …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Question: if two men appeared in a high- profile court case would there be coverage abut how much they had spent on their outfits or comparing their hairstyles? No, of course not. But that is exactly what happened in the libel trial of Rebekah Vardy versus Coleen Rooney, because …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS When news of the US Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade was leaked, millions of Americans were caught off-guard, despite six of the court’s nine judges considered conservative. Up to 69% of Americans are against overturning the legislation, which next year will be 50 years in …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Victory over Wexford will secure Cats Leinster Final berth AIB Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Parnell Park, Saturday May 14th Dublin 0-17 Kilkenny 3-25   Kilkenny reminded the hurling fraternity of their class with a resounding 17-point victory over Dublin at a sun-kissed Parnell Park, last Saturday evening. The win means …

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By Martin Quilty Bigger challenges ahead for Dowling’s ladies Leinster Senior Camogie Championship Final Kilkenny 5-11 Dublin 0-12 Kilkenny made four titles in a row after an emphatic five goal victory over Dublin in MWH O’Moore Park Portlaoise on Saturday last. Kilkenny are starting to get a ruthless streak to their play as they dispatched …

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The story of the Leadville Irish Memorial Leadville, Colorado, at 10,200 Feet in Elevation, is the highest town in North America. It’s also the site of the largest and most politically important Irish immigrant community in the Rocky Mountain West, consisting of approximately 20% of the population during the early 1880s. This working class immigrant …

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In early May 1922, nearly two months prior to the official beginning of the Civil War, Kilkenny anti-Treaty IRA units took over 15 buildings in Kilkenny City, most notably St Canice’s Cathedral and Kilkenny Castle. In this, the final week The Kilkenny Observer in conjunction with Cois Céim take a look at the taking of …

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Possibly one of the sculptures that attracts most attention in Kilkenny city is that of Thomas Woodgate, which is situated outside The Kilkenny Courthouse at the Market Yard. Constructed by Kilkenny Company Stapleton Engineering, the story behind the monument is intriguing. The following is a synopsis of the story of Thomas Woodgate. A boy of …

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MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre has proudly been recognised as Ireland’s first Age Friendly Shopping Centre since October 2016. The team at the shopping centre believes that the ageing population represents a considerable demographic for Irish businesses and so, have implemented changes to enhance the Centre for their older customers including: • Dedicated age friendly parking …

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