Moves are underway to bring the hugely successful a rent-a-bike scheme to Kilkenny

A working group has been set up by Kilkenny LEADER Partnership (KLP) to drive a new rent-a-bike scheme in the city. According to local reports, the bike-share scheme would be similar to Dublin Bikes, which has been a massive hit with residents and tourists in the capital. Bike-share schemes are rapidly growing in popularity in…

Zuni opens the kitchen door to returning award-winning chef, Michael Thomas

Award-winning chef Michael Thomas has been appointed as the new Head Chef at Kilkenny’s Zuni restaurant, bar and hotel. Michael, who is originally from Loughboy, has made the move back to his home after spending four years as Head Chef of Waterford Castle Hotel. Since training in Waterford Institute of Technology, Michael went on to…

Inistioge, Kilkenny, wins gold at European Tidy Towns

County Kilkenny’s picture-postcard Inistioge has won Gold in the prestigious Entene Florale competition – the European version of the Tidy Towns competition. The announcement was made last night at a ceremony in Tullamore, Offaly. Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Eamon Aylward, said it was “an incredible achievement” for the village. The European judges placed Inistioge,…

Fears grow for 108 Kilkenny Group employees at Dublin’s Nassau Street

Fears are growing for the futures of 108 Kilkenny Group employees at its store on Dublin’s Nassau Street. It comes after a meeting of representatives from Ternary, the Goodman family business, and Kilkenny Group failed to allay the retailer’s concerns over the jobs. This year, Ternary lodged plans for a €100 million office block on…

LIBERTY COMMUNICATES: DYNAMIC PR AND CONTENT CREATION COMPANY OPENS NEW HQ IN SOUTH EAST

Liberty Communicates, an innovative public relations and content creation company, has just opened its new HQ in the South East. The company is headed by founder and Managing Director Shane Doran, a former newspaper editor with two decades’ experience working as a senior executive for Independent News Media titles in Ireland and South Africa, and…

KILKENNY CHAMBER CHALLENGES CLAIMS SOUTH EAST ‘RECOVERY HAS RUN OUT OF STEAM

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce has challenged claims made in the recent South East Economic Monitor report that the region’s “recovery is running out of steam”. The Chamber, which represents 250 member businesses across Kilkenny City and County, said challenges outlined in the report must be acknowledged – but stressed equal attention must also be paid…

The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association in Hotel Kilkenny

Kilkenny’s Clodagh Cassin, part of the Irish women’s hockey team with ICSA operations manager Laura Sternes at the ICSA’s 25th anniversary celebrations in Kilkenny on Friday PICTURE: HARRY REID The 25th anniversary celebrations of the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association in Hotel Kilkenny last Friday was a star- studded affair. RTE’s Marty Morrissey was…