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Protesters enter river to halt piledriver

A group of protesters have entered the River Nore in Kilkenny City in a bid to halt a piledriver from working on a controversial new bridge.

Council to hear motion on CAS review – but work will continue

The members of Kilkenny County Council will meet on Saturday morning to discuss a notice of motion calling for a review of the controversial Central Access Scheme.

Phonewatch creates 15 jobs with new office in city

Up to fifteen new jobs have been created by PhoneWatch Ireland, the home secutiry firm as the company has oepned its first branch in the South East - located at john’s quay, Kilkenny.

Smiles all round after rest and recuperation finishes

Cherished memories were formed in recent weeks when 26 Belarussian children enjoyed four weeks of rest and recuperation in the Marble City.

Windfarm plans concern Tullahought residents

Residents of the south Kilkenny village of Tullahought are closely monitoring a proposed windfarm for just across the border in Tipperary.

Thirty days of fasting and prayer

Ramadan is 30 days of fasting from dawn to dusk and is practised by Muslims all over the world. Mary Cody visited the Islamic Cultural Centre in Kilkenny as darkness fell to partake in the breaking of the fast and the practice of prayer.

Jake Brennan campaign gathers momentum

A new campaign spearheaded by the family of tragic local boy Jake Brennan has been gathering steam in recent days.

The men who cycled over the Thomastown viaduct also known as Thomastown railway bridge

Walking close to the great Thomastown railway bridge at Jerpoint, you are struck by the magnificent, panoramic views of the local countryside from the parapet with the meandering River Nore below.

Update: Gardai swoop on protest site at 4am

Dozens of Gardai were involved in an operation shortly after 4am this morning in Kilkenny City, where they escorted heavy pile-driving machinery onto the construction site of a new bridge.

Paddling along Wandesforde’s scenic lake in the Discovery Park

My last visit to the Castlecomer Discovery Park involved a white-knuckle adventure through the exhilarating tree top walk.