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News of the closure of St Francis Abbey Brewery in December 2013 has spread quickly, leaving many people sad at the prospect of the closure of the landmark facility in the city.
The Keep Kilkenny Beautiful awards ceremony took place in Hotel Kilkenny on Tuesday evening this week, with Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, Mayor David Fitzgerald, and Cathaoirleach Paul Cuddihy all in attendance.
Local politicians are promising to shape up, inspired by a community sports partnership which is reaping dividends across the county.
Kilkenny will erect a monument to the county’s hurlers, as a tribute to the exceptional standard of hurling produced by successive Kilkenny teams over the years.
The Arts Council, the Government agency responsible for funding and developing the arts in Ireland, met with Dáil deputies and members of Seanad Éireann at the council's office in Dublin to brief them on the arts in Ireland, on the work of the Arts Council and the activities of local arts organisations in constituencies around the country.
The Council for the West, which campaigns on socioeconomic issues in the west of Ireland, has expressed its concern about the number of people who will be living in the greater Dublin area in the future and the effect it will have on the west of Ireland. The organisation has called on the Government to examine how sensible it is for the country to have 2.5 million people living within the greater Dublin area within the next 15 years. Commenting on recent research by urban economist Brian Hughes, a member of the Government’s own expert group on population projections, which shows that by around 2070 more than half of Ireland’s population will be living in the greater Dublin area, the council said the trend was for more urbanisation, but it questioned whether a ‘city state’ is the best or only policy to be pursued willy-nilly.
The response to the Government’s announcement last week that a new community forum is to be established to tackle the long-running Corrib gas saga has been received positively, although Shell to Sea have yet to release a statement on the matter.
The Council for the West has been urged to convene a meeting to bring together the social and economic interests of the region. The purpose of this is to present a united approach to the Government in relation to future road and rail investment in the west of Ireland.
2009/2010 is going to be a difficult year for the new and old members of Kilkenny County Council with the recent announcement that a cut of €2 million needs to be made in local services in order to adhere to the new lower budget assigned to the local authority for the year ahead.