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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Is all this gloom and doom about energy poverty and soaring cost of living getting you  down? It did me at first: I imagined myself watching that gizmo in the electricity meter going round and round as I tried to discover which appliance was treacherously clocking up my bill …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS It hasn’t gone away, you know. Covid-19. But this time around it won’t be the coronavirus that will be making the breaking news. Although the men and women in white coats are warning of another tough few months when the virus could reappear as another variant, or the …

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Paul Hopkins on the people of Ireland’s affection for the late Queen Elizabeth Ireland and the Crown have had an on-off relationship going back aeons, a relationship drenched in blood, the murder and mayhem of despots and devil-makers drunk on the audacity of religious megalomania and misanthropy on both sides of a divide that demands …

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The family of the late James Barry, Kilmoganny, Co. Kilkenny met with Colin and Eithne Bell to donate to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Walter, Angela and Catherine wish to thank all who donated online, to those who gave cash donations in Molloy’s Funeral Home and especially to James’s friends in Sydney for organising a …

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BY NIALL SHERRY SPORTS EDITOR Bridge & Sash do battle as Danesfort and the Town reach for the stars We are now getting to the business end of the Kilkenny club season, as the league titles are up for grabs this weekend. Along with the final 4 facing-off in the senior and intermediate league finals, …

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Photos by Pat Shortall On Sunday September 4th, members of the theatre circle in Kilkenny gathered to remember those from their community who had died. Welcoming all those present at St Mary’s Cathedral, Fr Richard Scriven said it was a pleasure to remember those from the theatrical world, and indeed he himself had fond memories …

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The Kilkenny Photographic Society present Marion Acreman with a framed image of the Harry Potter train, Glencoe, Scotland captured by Bernie Kelly (KPS)., in recognition of the support of MacDonagh Junction hosting the annual KPS photographic exhibition last month Also pictured is Denis O’Reilly Chairman KPS.

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Culture Night is a national moment celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today; connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and opening up pathways to ongoing engagement. Culture Night is developed in partnership with local authorities and many other organisations and individuals across the island. Culture Night …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR As part of its ongoing work to supervise the withdrawal of Ulster Bank and KBC Bank from the Irish market, the Central Bank recently published a report showing the trends in account closures and openings. The data shows a total of 292,996 accounts have been closed by customers in Ulster …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON How can someone get suspended from their job just because of a four- letter word? No, it wasn’t one of those words but the apparently inoffensive third person plural pronoun ‘they’. The matter didn’t end there but continued in a row which led to contempt of court proceedings and …

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