Ireland has 99 species of bees but one third of them are currently threatened with extinction due to a reduction in food sources (wildflowers) and safe nesting sites.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2019
Phil Hogan will not be the first Irish politician to find redemption and to have carved out an international reputation in Brussels.
Sun, 15 Sep, 2019
The Kilkenny minor and senior hurlers were welcomed back to the Marble city by several thousands of members of the public despite their heavy losses to Galway and Tipperary.
Mon, 19 Aug, 2019
The Mount Juliet Estates Residents Group in Kilkenny claims the removal of a putting course modelled as a mini-Augusta in Georgia, USA, should not have taken place without planning permission being obtained first.
Tue, 25 Jun, 2019
A local authority is to reverse a move to exclude the media and public from policy meetings.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
A new digital innovation hub in Kilkenny can drive the digital transformation of Europe’s agri-food sector.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
A former mayor of Kilkenny has said that opposition to the planned mosque and Islamic centre in the city was not an issue of religion, but one of traffic management.
Thu, 16 May, 2019
The Islamic community wanted to build on a site at the Hebron Industrial Estate on the edge of Kilkenny city.
Wed, 15 May, 2019
A Co Kilkenny dairy farmer is showing the way forward to low carbon agriculture, with his own solar farm, on course to reduce his annual dairy farm electricity bill by 20%.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
The owners of Mount Juliet have run into difficulties with planning authorities over plans to build housing on its par 3 golf course.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
Would-be presidential candidate Kevin Sharkey has said he was called the N-word just six weeks ago and made a plea to be nominated as “Ireland’s first black president” to send out a message to racists.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
Public and private investment can unlock the potential of Waterford city and county, writes
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
President Michael D Higgins was among the mourners at the funeral Mass for former Ceann Comhairle and 46-year veteran of the Dáil Seamus Pattison who was buried in his native Kilkenny this afternoon.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
A group of councillors who are members of the Southern Regional Health Forum are planning a Dáil protest to highlight their disgust at the “pointless” manner in which it operates.
Fri, 17 Nov, 2017
Over 500,000 emergency alerts were seen by people since Sunday using an extreme weather alert service developed by a former council official.
Thu, 19 Oct, 2017
A company which teaches skydiving has today launched a High Court action over an order by Kilkenny County Council that the firm ceases operations.
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
TV3 and the Irish Daily Mail have apologised to former Minister Phil Hogan for "untrue and damaging" publications.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2016
Mon, 08 Feb, 2016
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
The effects of Storm Frank are still being felt following the latest severe weather event to lash the country.
Thu, 31 Dec, 2015
Three counties in the SouthEast have submitted their joint bid for the European Capital of Culture title for 2020.
Mon, 19 Oct, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has predicted that the Carlow- Kilkenny byelection will be decided on transfers.
Thu, 21 May, 2015
Officially, Friday’s Carlow/Kilkenny byelection is all about replacing former Fine Gael TD Phil Hogan, who was ‘promoted’ to Europe after the Irish Water debacle.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Seven retiring local authority chiefs executive last year enjoyed a pensions bonanza walking away with a combined pension lump sum of €1.8m.
Thu, 05 Mar, 2015
One of the last major infrastructural projects to be unveiled in Ireland in recent years is to be named after the patriot who first raised the green, white and orange tricolour which became our national flag.
Mon, 19 Jan, 2015
Enda Kenny isn’t the only one having his commitment to "new politics" questioned these days. Look at poor Phil Hogan, who thought he had sailed away from all that stuff, into the lucrative waters of the EU Commission.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2014
The High Court has ordered that construction work on two bridges, one of which has been the scene of protests by local people, in Kilkenny City be halted.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
Kilkenny County Council has been ordered to halt the construction of two new bridges over claims the work is causing very severe and possibly irreversible environmental damage.
Thu, 04 Sep, 2014
Independent MEP Nessa Childers has said the nomination of Phil Hogan as Ireland’s Commissioner-designate is a step backwards for equality and told the European Parliament’s second largest grouping of MEPs that she has serious reservations considering his appointment to the Commission.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
The 24-hour picket mounted by opponents of the controversial new bridge in Kilkenny is likely to end today although there is now speculation a legal challenge will be taken against the project.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
Taxpayers are being hit with a bill of more than €100,000 as extra gardaí have been drafted in to police a six-week long protest over the building of a new bridge in Kilkenny city.
Thu, 14 Aug, 2014
Two protesters picketing against the construction of a new bridge in the centre of Kilkenny were arrested yesterday by gardaí under the Public Order Act.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
Environment Minister Phil Hogan is suing TV3, claiming he was defamed after he was allegedly described by broadcaster Vincent Browne as a "bigoted racist".
Sat, 31 May, 2014
Labour councillor Maurice Shortall has topped the poll in Kilkenny, bucking the national trend which saw the party decimated in many areas.
Sun, 25 May, 2014
Officials have moved to reassure the public that a large sinkhole which appeared close to a former zinc and lead mine shaft at the weekend does not present a danger.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2014
The Department of Energy and Natural Resources has confirmed that a sinkhole has developed near Galmoy Mine in Co Kilkenny.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2014
The Taoiseach said he does not know if former local authority staff with “generous” pensions and lump sums have taken up new senior management positions in Irish Water.
Thu, 23 Jan, 2014
Former Waterford county manager Ray O’Dwyer, who retired with a package totalling €334,000, has been appointed to a senior management position at Irish Water.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
A Fine Gael councillor from Co Kilkenny has defended the fact that she received fees and expenses totalling almost €57,000 since Apr 2010 in her role as a member of the governing body of Waterford Institute of Technology.
Fri, 03 Jan, 2014
Kilkenny County Council has been criticised for sanctioning excessive fees to design a housing project.
Mon, 13 May, 2013
PHIL HOGAN’S attempts to block a constituent family getting housing needs to be put in context.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
Dairy and food ingredients group Glanbia has been granted planning permission for a €200m milk processing plant at Belview Port in south Kilkenny, which is expected to employ 400 people during construction and more than 100 full-time staff upon completion.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012