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Look to the future with hope

I took a piece of my own advice last weekend. I was in Birmingham and Liverpool for a short break, the purpose of which was to watch the Liverpool v Arsenal game. The less said about that the better. There didn’t seem to be much sign of a recession in those two thriving cities. That’s from an outsider’s point of view anyway.

Mayo teachers to be put through their paces on Test The Teachers

Teachers from a Mayo school will go head to head with their Ennis rivals on Test The Teachers, a new RTÉ Two series which will air on December 28 at 10.30am. Catch the teachers from Muire Gan Smal NS, Claremorris, battling it out with CBE Ennis, Co Clare.

It’s a bit cold out there

It’s a bit cold out if you haven’t noticed. While we here in the west have been slipping and sliding our way around the county since the Christmas it seems those in government have finally noticed we may be having a bit of a problem. A snow storm in the Dublin area brought the capital to a standstill on Wednesday evening, with traffic backed up all around the city. So lo and behold, yesterday morning RTÉ reported on its website that a Government emergency response committee was meeting in Dublin to discuss the problems caused by the cold snap. So once again it took something to happen in the capital for the departments of transport, environment, health, education, and the Taoiseach to get together and have a chat about what’s going on around the country.

Local band Pyrotechnix to rock All Ireland Talent Show

Pyrotechnix is newest and most exciting band to come out of Kilkenny since the era of Scuba Dice and they are to take to the small screen for the first time next week.

Tubridy opens Rehab’s new flagship centre

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In a pre-Christmas visit to the Marble City, popular TV and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy hosted his morning radio programme from Kilkenny’s Regent House.

True grit in rural Ireland

Stop the bus! No literally, stop the bus. It’s awful bitter in the capital and they just can’t handle it!

True grit in rural Ireland

Stop the bus! No literally, stop the bus. It’s awful bitter in the capital and they just can’t handle it!

Ronan Collins reels in the showband years at Town Hall

THE SHOWBANDS were a truly unique Irish entertainment phenomenon from the mid-1950s to the early 1970s and produced such names as Brendan Bowyer, Dickie Rock, Joe Dolan, Butch Moore, Red Hurley, and Big Tom.

Head shops pose obvious dangers and must be regulated – Deere

Castlebar Fine Gael town councillor and youth worker Ger Deere said it is blindingly obvious that head shops which have sprung up all over the country require strict regulation because of the dangers of the products they sell. Cllr Deere said products which have emerged to replace BZP, which was banned last year, must also be banned if they have psychoactive and other side effects.

Ó hArgáin calls for closure of hemp shops in Kilkenny city

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Hemp shops in Kilkenny are to be fully examined by the local authorities in Kilkenny following a motion raised by Labour Councillor Sean O hArgáin at a meeting of Kilkenny Borough Council this week.


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