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 Judy Wall: Hospitable to all visitors, she loved banter, had a hearty laugh and was fond of music

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 Jim Kenny: ‘He was a community hero involved in everything. It is just tragic for him and the family.’

People gathered on the streets in Kilkenny’s oldest neighbourhoods on Thursday to pay a silent tribute as a hearse carrying the remains of Catherine H(...)

Kay Walsh has imposed her own extreme form of self isolation, she has not left the house for a week, relying on her daughter, always wearing a protective mask, to drop in supplies.

Kay Walshe would have no problem “cocooning” during the coronavirus pandemic. It is the older friends of the 71-year-old Kilkenny woman who are livin(...)

St Canice’s Credit Union in Kilkenny and Bagenalstown Credit Union in Carlow have passed special resolutions for a merger. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Two Leinster credit unions are eying up a merger that would create one of the country’s largest such lenders if the deal is given the green light by (...)

  Sharon Dowling and Brian Crowe said that instead of calling loved ones telling them “our much anticipated and longed for first born had arrived, we had to impart the devastating news that our baby was dead”. Photograph: Collins Courts

The HSE has unreservedly apologised over failings in care at the time of the birth at a Kilkenny hospital of a brain-damaged baby girl, who died two w(...)

Flooding in Thomastown, Co Kilkenny on Thursday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Torrential overnight rain which has caused widespread flooding across the southeast will give way to freezing conditions over the weekend. Parts of (...)

The Ballyragget-based St Patrick’s GAA club  won the Kilkenny intermediate hurling final on Sunday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Croke Park is staying silent on the emergence of explicit footage and images which were recorded at a celebration party reportedly involving members o(...)

Guinness is sold in more than 150 countries, with 10 million glasses downed every day. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Reuters

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the favourite of them all? That is what we set out to find out a couple of weeks back when took to Twitter to see wh(...)

Nurse manager Ian Doyle at the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre in Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

From the four neatly made beds, a pair of runners placed together on the floor under the window sill and clothes hanging tidily in the open-fro(...)