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KILKENNY CHAMBER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF KILKENNY BUSINESS AWARDS 2020

Kilkenny Chamber, along with the sponsor State Street, has announced the winners for the Kilkenny Business Awards 2020.

 

Two awards are always in the gift of Kilkenny Chamber, the President’s Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Whilst the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic prevented the usual black tie gala event from taking place this year, the Board of Kilkenny Chamber were determined to continue the November tradition by awarding these two accolades.

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LUCKY 13 FOR PETMANIA PUPPY OF THE YEAR

Petmania.ie, along with competition partner’s BETA, has named 13 lucky puppies the 2020 Puppy of the Year finalists.

 

Now the adorable pack of pooches will go forward for the chance to win the national title and scoop prizes worth over €1,500 including a luxury staycation to the dog-friendly Enniscoe House, Mayo with its humans thanks to Ireland’s Blue Books.

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Family Carers Ireland launches exhibition titled ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’.

Family Carers Ireland launched a photographic exhibition titled ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’ today at IMMA.

The exhibition features photographs of 10 family carers with the people that they care for and family members . The striking imagery captures moments of tenderness between family carers and their loved-ones with each having their own powerful story to tell. The launch today marks the beginning of a schedule of events to celebrate the Netwatch Year of the Family Carer. Read more

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KILKENNY CHAMBER CELEBRATES BUSINESS ACHIEVEMENT IN TOUGH TIMES

Kilkenny Business Awards programme announced for 2020

November is the month when local businesses look forward to the highly successful Kilkenny Business Awards. The annual event in Lyrath Estate Hotel is a highlight of the business calendar and an important networking event in the lead up to Christmas socialising. Like much of Irish business life it has had to adapt in 2020 because of Covid 19. The 2020 Kilkenny Business Awards will see two special accolades, ‘The Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘President’s Award’ being presented to individuals who have made a significant contribution to commerce in Kilkenny.

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Free concert to honour family carers

Family Carers Ireland will host a special online ‘Concert for Carers’ to celebrate the Netwatch Year of the Family Carer.

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Petmania’s Ten Tips to Protect Pets this Halloween

Media Release 

As the midterm break has begun families are busy carving pumpkins, choosing costumes and planning alternative spooky activities for this year’s unconventional Halloween. What fun…for humans! Petmania are urging pet owners to remember Halloween is a time of great disruption for our four legged family members. Read more

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IRELAND’S TOP DOGGY NAMES REVEALED

Petmania can reveal that Ireland’s most popular doggy name is Bailey. The Irish owned pet-retailer has analysed over 1,100 entries for this year’s Puppy of the Year competition, and voting is now open in the national search for Ireland’s top-dog. The competition has unveiled an eclectic list of popular doggy names.  Read more

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Many Family Carers Worse Off After Budget 2021

Media Release

Regressive budget fails to deliver on Programme for Government promise of ‘support and recognition’ for family carers.

Following the budget announcement by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe, Family Carers Ireland (FCI) is deeply concerned that many family carers will be worse off as a result of the measures. A recent ‘State of Caring’ survey* conducted by FCI found that 70% of family carers find it hard to make ends meet and 57% have experienced, or are likely to experience, debt as a result of caring. Read more

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‘The Best of Ireland’ a brand new identity for the cats

Media Release

KILKENNY is set to launch its new branding and website, kilkenny.ie on Friday 9th October under the banner of  “The Best of Ireland”. Well-known across the globe, Kilkenny is synonymous with creativity, heritage, hospitality, food and natural beauty. Following a study of the Kilkenny ‘brand’, the County Council has taken the decision that stakeholders will benefit from the roll out of an umbrella branding for Kilkenny which ultimately communicates all that Kilkenny has to offer.  Read more

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Family Carers Ireland launch First National State of Caring Survey

Public Relations for NGO

Family Carers Ireland has launched Ireland’s first national State of Caring survey. Completed by 1,250 family carers before the outbreak of COVID-19, the findings paint a stark picture of carers’ lives pre-Covid, with many struggling financially, facing indebtedness, declining health and little access to essential supports. Read more