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KCLR LIVE: Tuesday, 5th September 2023

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On today’s show, Caitriona Corr, Cycling Officer, Kilkenny County Council, and Yvonne Doran, Thomastown native and avid cyclist, chat to Brian about the return of Rás na mBan, Ireland’s top bike race for women starting in Kilkenny tomorrow.

Sarah Jane Foster tells Brian about the return of Culture Night on September 22nd where she will be heading up social media for the event.

Gerry Farrell of Castle View Financial Services joins Brian in studio to discuss pension coverage, the decline of cash, SUSI grants and more.

Cllr. Fintan Phelan is with us to discuss Carlow County Council’s affordable housing scheme in Cois Dara which will be open for applications shortly.

Brendan Ring, CEO of Cliona’s Foundation tells us about their recent findings that many family members of seriously sick children have had to give up work or reduce hours to assist with caring for their child. He tells us about the fantastic work that the foundation does to aid with the financial pressure on families and their current push for Government action.

Helen Walsh, Regional Literacy Co-ordinator from the KCETB gives us all the information on the services they provide at their centres in Kilkenny and Carlow.

Brian is joined by Andrew Tobin, CEO of Carlow based cybersecurity company Stryve, to discuss the expansion of the company and addition of new employees following this morning’s announcement of their acquisition of US firm ‘Futuralis’.