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PART 5 BY JOHN FITZGERALD Concluding the Story of that memorable day on Friary Street in 1921… If you missed the previous parts you can read these on the our website… Phil Dillon, who was in the bottling store yard off Friary Street with the horse and trap that was to convey the weapons, realised …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR With the recent reduction in electricity prices, you are presented with an opportunity to save on your energy bills. However, navigating the multitude of residential electricity suppliers in the country can be overpowering, making it crucial to make informed decisions while looking for the best deals available. Currently there are …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON Just by the turnoff to my road there is a sign to welcome motorists to the Ancient East. It’s a big gold coloured sign but after which there is nothing, no further signage on the motorway to lead visitors to explore. It’s very different from the Wild Atlantic …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS I have taken to walking again. Weather permitting, a daily ‘constitutional’ as my late father called it. And that word used in the context of a walk applies to the health benefits of such. I think, perhaps, it was an old Irish expression. And, while I have …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER BY PAUL HOPKINS I was on a commuter train in Dublin the other week, on a journey of 35 minutes or so. It was choc-a-bloc with young people, being the Easter school holidays and all; the youngest accompanied by a parent or someone older, the older ones travelling alone or …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON As old makes way for new and experience shuffles off the political stage, energy is a word that keeps coming up. An attribute that’s needed, especially in these challenging times. But  another element I believe is essential among a mix of leaders and decision makers, is that good …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Last week the Central Bank of Ireland published its 10th edition of the Financial Conditions of Credit Unions report. It provides an update on the financial performance and position of the sector for the financial year ended September 30, 2023. The publication aims to inform credit union boards in carrying …

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FURTHERMORE By Gerry Moran I wouldn’t exactly call myself a hypochondriac: however, every now and then when I get a bad headache, that I can’t shake pff, I think – brain tumour! And then the Panadol kicks in, the headache subsides and the notion of brain tumour dissipates. I mention all this because of a …

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KATHLEEN FUNCHION Sinn Fein TD for Kilkenny Carlow Sinn Féin TD Kathleen Funchion has called on the local artistic and wider community in Carlow Kilkenny to answer an arts survey launched by Sinn Féin as part of a consultation process towards developing a comprehensive national policy for the arts. The Sinn Féin Arts Survey can …

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PART 4 BY JOHN FITZGERALD Continuing the story of the infamous Friary Street Ambush: If you missed parts one and two you can read these on the Kilkenny Observer website… A corporation worker, Tom Dullard, has been shot dead by the British troops after exiting the Capuchin Friary. At the sound of gunfire, the wagon …

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