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BY CLAIR WHITTY Let’s talk men’s health: Movember is a global fundraiser that encourages men to look after their health. You will see a lot of men with moustaches this month in support of this initiative. Let’s encourage the men in our life to take action on their health. I think most of us know …

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FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran Hardly a day goes by when I don’t find myself walking down the Parade. Or is it up the Parade? And is there a difference, I’m wondering? I guess if you’re walking from the Castle towards High Street you’re walking down the Parade as there is a bit of a downward …

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BY MICHAEL O’LEARY Gowran Pitch and Putt Club have enjoyed plenty of success since establishing as a Pitch and Putt Club over 50 years ago at Regional, Provincial and National level, and as it’s a sport that anyone of any age can play, it’s a perfect way of meeting new people and getting involved with …

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BY JOHN FITZGERALD Part 2 Continuing the story of the two Callan-based curates who championed the rights of tenants in an era of oppression and widespread cruel evictions. The previous instalment can be read on the Kilkenny Observer website). At a meeting organised in Callan Father O’Keeffe made a passionate address to the tenant farmers …

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FURTHERMORE  By Gerry Moran Purgatory is a place on earth. And it’s called an airport. There is no heaven on earth, this we know; we do know, however, that there is hell on earth. Look no further than Gaza. Indeed you may be going through your own personal hell at the moment in which case …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY A.Vogel recently celebrated 100 years since Alfred Vogel opened his first health food store. I was invited to the celebrations. I have to say, it was a lovely day of training, meeting like-minded people, and learning more about Alfred’s life and where it all began. Alfred Vogel, who was born in Switzerland, …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Our homes are our sanctuaries, where we should feel safe and secure. As we approach another winter season, it’s crucial to ensure our homes are not only warm and cozy but also well-protected. Unfortunately, data published in the past decade by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) reveals a concerning statistic …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON Our hearts go out to Emily Hand taken hostage by Hamas in the brutal October 7 attack, and her family as they wait for news of the eight-year-old Irish citizen initially assumed dead. Our thoughts go too to the more than 4,000 children in Gaza killed by Israeli bombing …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS The other day I overheard my grandchild Faye ask her mother: “Mama, why is butter yellow?” It seems like only yesterday that my daughter was her daughter’s age – three in January – but I cannot for the life of me remember her asking such an out-of-the-blue …

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KATHLEEN FUNCHION Sinn Fein TD for Kilkenny Carlow Sinn Féin TD for Carlow Kilkenny Kathleen Funchion has said that the outcome of last month’s European Council meeting on the conflict in the Middle East represents a failure of EU leadership. She has called on the Irish government to articulate the urgent demand for full and …

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