HALF a dozen people have been arrested locally while driving under the influence of drugs. It is the first time ‘drug driving’ figures have been released by the Department of Justice since new legislation allowing gardai to test drivers for drugs came into effect in April last year. Since then gardai have carried out at […]
THE current volatility in global equity markets does not signal the end of the remarkable decade-long bull market run, a highly experienced and respected international investment director said today. Momentum Investment Director Glyn Owen sounded a note of calm after financial markets suffered another bout of serious jitters, partly driven by concerns about American
KILKENNY emergency services are appealing to young people to stay safe this Halloween. Every year, fire and emergency services are flat out dealing with incidents, some involving dangerous fireworks, which continue to be bought and sold illegally across the country in the countdown to Halloween. Gardai in neighbouring Carlow are investigating one such incident over […]
THE number of job vacancies in Kilkenny has soared by 10%, new research reveals. Overall, the number of job vacancies are up in 23 counties across the country, according to the latest IrishJobs.ie index for the third quarter of this year. Almost every county and major city experienced growth in job vacancies compared to the […]
KYTELER’S Inn will host a special fun-filled night of rockin’ and rollin’, all in the name of charity, next month. Rooters MCC will on microphone duty for Rock Night, in aid of St Patrick’s Centre and the Holy Angels, at the historic Kilkenny venue on Saturday, November 24. The doors open at 8pm and admission […]
PETER Casey was the only bit of life in an “exceptionally dull campaign”, Minister of State and Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan said after more than one-in-four of local voters backed the controversial candidate as their number one choice for the Áras. Michael D. Higgins comfortably retained the presidency as expected, but the surprise late […]
Ballyhale Shamrocks 2-20 Bennettsbridge 2-17 Kilkenny hurling star TJ Reid, pictured above with his girlfriend, Miss Kilkenny 2017 Niamh de Brún, is elated after his beloved Ballyhale Shamrocks overcame a brave challenge from Bennetsbridge in a thrilling contest at Nowlan Park. Shamrocks opened with storm force and threatened to sweep their opponents aside, but the […]
KILKENNY will receive more than €600,000 in Government funding to help repair our storm-affected roads. The funding was confirmed by Junior Minister and Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan (pictured above). Minister Phelan said: “Many of the regional and local roads in Kilkenny have suffered significant damage as a result of severe weather events and in […]
Finbar Wright will make a special guest appearance as The Watergate celebrates its 25th anniversary with a Gala Concert on Friday, November 16. Finbar performed at the opening concert for the theater back in 1993. RTE’s Mary Kennedy will MC on the night.
“LOCK up your garden sheds and garages.” That’s the message from Kilkenny gardai who confirmed they’ve received a number of reports regarding break-ins to garden sheds, garages and lock ups adjacent to dwellings over the past fortnight. The culprits are targeting tools, power tools, and gardening equipment.