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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 04:20


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  Gardaí in Kilkenny appeal for witnesses to violent assault MAN HOSPITALISED  Gardaí in Kilkenny are appealing for witnesses to a violent assault in the city centre in the early hours of Monday morning. The victim was set upon and viciously beaten by the perpetrator in the unprovoked attack at approximately 2.30am in the John Street area of the city. He was rushed to St Luke's Hospital where he was treated for facial injuries. He also sustained dental injuries, including three broken teeth in the assault. Gardaí are examining CCTV footage and are appealing to any witnesses to come forward.…
  CLLR. MALCOLM NOONAN STAYED AWAY , ONLY ONE PROTESTER WAS THERE.  Cathaorileach Matt Doran, Kilkenny CEO Colette Byrne and Mayor Pat O'Neill cross St Francis Bridge. St Francis bridge in Kilkenny has now officially been opened.   For the last week, pedestrian and motorists have been crossing the bridge - part of the new Central Access Scheme- but from today, the 118 metre structure is now officially open. Cathaoirleach Matt Doran unveiled a plaque marking the occasion. The Mayor told the Kilkenny Journal that there was only one protester present shouting abuse, that neither Cllr. Malcolm Noonan nor any of…
The local TD says its not something he’s discussed with Leo Varadkar. 5 SHARES ShareTweet Deputy John Paul Phelan is playing down rumours that there is a cabinet seat with his name on it should Leo Varadkar become the next Taoiseach. However he wouldn't mind to get Minister for Housing, Planning  and Local Government where he could make his name.  The Carlow Kilkenny Deputy is hotly tipped to get a Ministerial portfolio and admits he would be honoured if it does happen.He is the prime supporter of Leo Varadkar for Taoiseach.  But he says its not something he’s discussed with…
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 17:37


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  Turmoil in Kilkenny Fianna Fail as party HQ allows Patrick Back.    Posted on May 23, 2017 The KILKENNY JOURNAL  understands that the party HQ’s Committee of Rules and Procedures accepted Patrick McKee back into Fianna Fail last week. 9 SHARES ShareTweet There’s turmoil in Fianna Fail over the return of councillor Patrick McKee. Long serving members of the board of Kilkenny Fianna Fail resigned last night while six councillors are threatening to do likewise. "G.I. Joe" Malone was red-faced and furious in High Street as he heard the news of McKee being allowed back into the party, Council chairman…
Manchester terror attack: man arrested in connection with suicide bombing Children among 22 fatalities in explosion at packed Ariana Grande concert about 13 hours ago Updated: about a minute ago Denis Staunton Video Images Play Video Twenty-two people have been killed and more than 50 have been injured in a terror attack at Manchester Arena. The explosions happened at 10.30pm on Monday night, after a concert by the US singer Ariana Grande. Video: Reuters     A 23-year-old man has been arrested in the south of the city in connection with the Manchester bomb attack, Greater Manchester Police have said. The news came shortly…
  31-year-old partner of Rita Apine charged with her murder   Posted on May 21, 2017 31 year old Renars Veigulis, who is originally from Latvia but was living at 2 Bridge Street in Freshford has been charged with murdering his partner Rita Apine. 1 SHARES ShareTweet 31 year old Renars Veigulis, who is originally from Latvia but was living at 2 Bridge Street in Freshford has been charged with murdering his partner Rita Apine. She was found with serious head injuries at the bottom of her stairs at about midday last Sunday. Ms Apine was treated on the footpath outside…
Sunday, 21 May 2017 11:27


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A man in his thirties is now being arraigned in front of an emergency sitting of Kilkenny District Court charged with the murder of Rita Apine.  A unique occasion, It's the first sitting of the court on a Sunday morning that we can remember. Whatever it takes for justice to be done. Though they didn't know the little Latvian lovely  for long , over 400 people turned out in a vigil to pray for her , so they obviously have a great interest in seeing that the perpetrator of the foul deed is punished. Rita was just an ordinary woman…
Saturday, 20 May 2017 22:44


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BREAKING: Suspect to be arraigned in Kilkenny District Court on Sunday at 11.00 am charged with the murder of Rita Apine.  MAN  now CHARGED WITH THE MURDER OF YOUNG MOTHER and in custody  at Kilkenny Garda station.  he will appear in Kilkenny court at 11.00 tomorrow morning, Sunday 21st May.  The late Rita Apine A man in his thirties is due to appear in court tomorrow Sunday at 11.00 am charged with the murder of Rita Apine. The 29-year-old mother died last Sunday after sustaining serious injuries in her home in Freshford. She was beaten savagely and thrown down the…
Thursday, 18 May 2017 15:26


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EDITORIAL: VARADKAR Vs COVENEY. Simon Coveney has been caught at a Bilderberg conference , as reported elsewhere here, in the company of his mentor the Goldman Sachs chairman Peter Sutherland. Sutherland is the UN Commissioner for refugees, stating time and again that he wants to push more and more refugees into Ireland and the UK where he now lives.  Coveney as Taoiseach would unleash more hordes of immigrants on Ireland with a million here already.  Coveney is a big landlord who has a vested interest in filling his properties with tenants, whether immigrants or otherwise. Coveney would be even worse as…

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