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How will Budget 2012 really affect Irish politics?

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While the new FG/Labour coalition has had several big ‘set piece occasions’ since coming to power – the renegotiation of the EU/IMF agreement and the jobs initiative during the summer for example – last week’s Budget was always going to be a watershed moment.

The Budget and you, your family and business

As the harsh reality of this week’s Budget begins to sink in, the Kilkenny Advertiser has been talking to local public representatives and business owners about what it will mean for people locally.

HSE travel and subsistence expenses refusal is a breach of contract

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is calling for the HSE to immediately honour its obligations, arising from employment contracts, and pay all outstanding moneys due to public health nurses, community nurses and other HSE staff.

Massive payoffs for secretaries general must end – Ruane

Sinn Féin councillor Thérèse Ruane has called for an end to the practice of serving secretaries general receiving massive pension payoffs.

End of decentralisation hits three Mayo towns

Under radical cost-cutting measures within the public service announced yesterday by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, the plan to relocate the Office of Public Works to Claremorris has now been shelved while plans to develop a new build in Charlestown have also been scrapped.

Proposed cuts to teaching posts a scandal—Ruane

Sinn Féin Councillor, Thérèse Ruane has described as scandalous and “deeply alarming” reports that the government plans to cut second level teaching posts by up to 2,000 over the next twelve months.

Army HQ should be in Mullingar - Cllr Dollard

Local councillor Mick Dollard has said he believes Columb Barracks in Mullingar would be a more appropriate home for the 4th Western Brigade than its current headquarters in Athlone’s Custume Barracks.

A Yes vote on Constitutional referenda will strengthen democracy

On Thursday October 27, the same day we will choose our next president, we will also be asked to vote on two referenda which will change the wording of the Constitution.

Shooting the Breeze with Michael D Higgins

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He may have been immortalised as being ‘rocking in the Dáil for us’ by The Saw Doctors, but come the near future the Tuam troubadours may have to do a new version to have him ‘rocking in the Áras for us’ if Michael D Higgins achieves his goal and becomes the ninth resident of Ireland. The 70-year-old former TD and minister for arts, culture and Gaeltacht is currently out on the campaign trail pushing his vision for the presidency of the State and the future of the country.

Something for everyone at the arts event of the year

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Kilkenny Arts Festival has once again taken the city and county by storm and enticed the masses to the area over the last week or so.


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