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Ronan tiger kidnapping case to be heard in Dublin

Fri, Feb 10, 2012

The case involving the kidnapping of former Kilkenny hurler Adrian Ronan and his family will now be heard in Dublin and not in Kilkenny as originally expected.

This week a judge ruled that it would be ‘manifestly unjust’ for the case involving Stephen Freeman of 3 Balcurris Gardens, Ballymun, who has been charged with the false imprisonment of former county hurler Adrian Ronan, to be heard in Kilkenny.

On Wednesday afternoon an application was put before Judge Alice Doyle to have the case moved to Dublin Circuit Criminal Court rather than have the case heard at the current sittings of the Kilkenny Circuit Criminal Court, by the barrister for Freeman.


Tone at Home takes the hassle out of fitness

Not everyone wants to spend these cold, wet, winter nights out walking the ring road or making arduous trips to the gym across town. ...


Michael Hickey Plant & Tool Hire Ltd — top tools and equipment suppliers

Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith.

Michael Hickey Plant & Tool Hire Ltd on the Callan Road, Kilkenny provide a reliable and competitive service in a professional and safe manner. Their range of services are tailored to the specific needs of their clients. ...


Golf remains Europe's best-selling car

The award-winning Volkswagen Crafter with Niall Philips, sales and marketing manager of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Ireland, and model Hannah Devane.

The Volkswagen Golf remains Europe's best-selling car, with sales increasing one per cent in November compared to a year earlier, but down by 1.7 per cent year-to-date. ...


Positivity the key for Ireland’s struggling pub industry

President-elect of the Vintners Federation of Ireland, Gerry Rafter. Photo: Pat Moore.

The Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) provides a voice for hundreds of the nation’s pubs, and in less than four months’ time a Kilkenny man will be at its helm. ...

Old Kilkenny

Foot and Mouth hits the County... (Part One)

The village pump in Bennettsbridge, scene of many a fair day gathering. It was recently donated back to the local community by the Nore Folk Museum, where it had served as an exhibit.

In 1941, the deadly Foot and Mouth disease spread rapidly through parts of County Kilkenny, including the Callan district. It especially threatened the Modeshill area in neighbouring County Tipperary. ...


From here to maternity - midwife positions approved for Kilkenny

Minister for Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin with Ann Phelan TD and Damien Downes, CEO Kilkenny Arts Festival at the official opening of the festival in the Pembroke Hotel last Friday evening. Photo: Pat Moore.

There has been a lot of talk about midwives and St Luke’s Hospital and maternity wards in recent weeks and the news that 10 new midwifery positions have been announced for the hospital is indeed very welcome. ...


Charming three-bed close to ring road

This three bed detached property, available unfurnished or part-furnished, is situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, just minutes from Kilkenny's ring road. ...


Cats fired up for Walsh Cup battle

Kilkenny’s James Dwyer in action for the Irish Para Equestrian team.

Kilkenny will meet Galway in the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup final this Sunday in Pearse Stadium, Salthill. ...

The Week

Pinocchio set to dazzle audiences in Gowran

It is that time of year again, Gowran’s Pantomime Society will take to the stage to showcase their talent and entertain the people of Gowran. ...


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