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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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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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BT Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the virtual BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) in January 2022 and is calling on Kilkenny students to get their thinking caps on. For the second consecutive year, Europe’s largest national Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) event will be a virtual affair taking place …

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DEPUTY Principal and Art teacher Siona Nic Eoin, Colaiste Pobail Osrai, is pictured with Tomm Moore, Director Cartoon Saloon, Liselott Olofsson, artist and teacher Gaelscoil Osrai and students Stephanie Nic Giolla Phadraig and Ryan O Griofa, from Colaiste Pobail Osraí, discussing the collaborative ‘Creative Clusters’ project in conjunction with the Arts, Heritage and Culture through …

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A KILKENNY doctor who shot to worldwide fame after he testified in the George Floyd case has been hailed as “one of the best legal experts I have ever seen” by a top US trial lawyer. Pulmonologist Dr Martin Tobin, 69, (pictured) gave evidence for the prosecution that police office Derek Chauvin had, “beyond doubt”, caused …

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HOUSEHOLDERS in Kilkenny recycled 51,000 more batteries through retailers last year than in 2019, new figures show. Data from WEEE Ireland reveals that environmentally-conscious consumers in the county brought 135,400 used batteries — 3.4 tonnes — back to supermarkets, hardware and electronic stores in 2020. That was a rise of 50,800 on the 84,600 prevented …

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By JOHN ELLIS Financial Advisor   THE money you earn pays for almost everything you have, mortgage, gas, electric, phone, food, children’s education, car, holidays, insurance, pension, home repairs, the list goes on. You probably don’t think twice about insuring your home, car or healthcare but what about your income? Thirty-six percent of those recently …

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“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.” Edited and compiled by: Gerry Cody All photos: jbs photos Kilkenny These words are from the pen of poet Robert …

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