November: Opposing views on merits of CAS

Early in the month, Independent MEP Nessa Childers was in Kilkenny City to visit the site of the proposed Central Access Scheme.

Early in the month, Independent MEP Nessa Childers was in Kilkenny City to visit the site of the proposed Central Access Scheme.

She revealed that the European Commission had recently received a response from the Irish authorities regarding a complaint made over plans to demolish two houses on Vicar Street.

Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce came out strongly in its support for the Central Access Scheme, citing it as the key development needed for the future of Kilkenny.

Chamber President Donie Butler has said his members fully support the proposal by Kilkenny’ local authorities which will see a new road, the Central Access Scheme, and a new bridge across the River Nore open up the present Diageo and mart sites.

Newly appointed managing director of Glanbia Plc, Siobhan Talbot made her mark this month.

The South Kilkenny woman was voted Irish Tatler’s Business woman of The Year at a function in Dublin during November.

Meanwhile, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist Trevor Hayes was awarded the Obstetrician of the Year award for 2013 at the 6th Annual Maternity and Infant Awards.

Mr Hayes, who was a recipient of this award previously in 2009, works out of St Luke’s Hospital and Aut Even.

There was great happiness on display in the village of Kilmogannny when the local Post Office reopened after a fire in August.

After months of hard work, spearheaded by Postmistress Jackie Kenneally, the Post Office reopened at its new location at St Eoghan’s Centre in the village.

The former building was gutted and subsequently demolished after a large blaze broke out on the evening of August 29th. However, just two and a half months later, the local amenity was already repositioned to the Centre, in a room next to the Parish Hall.

TV Star Graham Norton made a visit to the Marble City during the month, where he stayed at the Pembroke Hotel and ate at local restaurants Zuni and Campagne. He also attended a service in St Canic’es Cathedral where he was formerly a schoolboy.

Kilkenny City’s new pedestrian bridge was finally lifted into place across the River Nore late in the month.

The giant metal structure, which was largely constructed off-site, crosses the river from Bateman Quay to John’s Quay just north of the Carnegie library.

Kilkenny man Nick Vincent Murphy won an Emmy in New York, for co-writing comedy show Moone Boy with Chris O’Dowd.