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The Week: Jobs boost for Carlow, Kilkenny Business Awards, ‘revenge porn’

We're looking back at some news and show highlights on KCLR for this past week.

You’re reading The Week on KCLR, highlighting some of the stories you may have missed on air and online this past week.

Today, we’ve got a look back at a massive jobs boost for Carlow, some admiration for Donald Trump, interviews with the two big winners of this year’s Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards, the ‘data dump’ of images that has lead to calls to criminalise what’s being termed ‘revenge porn’ and young local talent making headlines with Music Generation Kilkenny.

As always, you can join our news team across the day, seven days a week, read the stories on kclr96fm.com and kclrfanzone.com or take us with you on the KCLR app.

UNUM Carlow Expansion

Amid all of the doom, gloom and concern over Covid-19, it’s great to have a good news story to focus on.

Thankfully, we had plenty of good news this week, including an exciting update from Unum in Carlow.

Read about that here

US Presidential Election

Much has been said of the US Presidential Election and even now we find ourselves still covering the topic in our news & talk programmes on a near daily basis. There’s great interest in it locally but in the build up to election day it was difficult finding somebody sympathetic to those in Donald Trump’s corner.

Step forward then local lady Emma, who some time ago joined our Sue Nunn on The Way It Is (weekdays 4-6pm). She was keen to see some balance and put forward her positive views Trump’s administration.

However with Joe Biden set to become the 46th President in January, our Carlow based political junkie was back on the airwaves to give her views on the voting aftermath:

Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards

Kilkenny Chamber president Colin Ahern with Kitty Donohue
Kilkenny Chamber president Colin Ahern with Kitty Donohue, recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement award

Kilkenny Chamber Business Awards for 2020 took place this year. The celebration moved online as well as on air here on KCLR and into the pages of the KIlkenny People newspaper. Read all about it and hear from the winners and more here or click on the photo below

Data Dump

Image: change.org petition

A discovery was made this week of a major ‘data dump’ of tens of thousands of images of Irish women & young girls. While not all uploaded were revenge porn, it led to the setting up of an online petition calling for such activity to become a criminal offence.

That petition has far exceeded its initial target of 50,000 signatures.

More on that here.

Music Generation Kilkenny

Image from Music Generation Kilkenny video

We got word in the newsroom that some of Kilkenny’s younger talent were set to feature on TV and after it happened we popped up a piece about it – read about that and watch the crew’s video here

While Sue Nunn spoke to some of those involved on The Way It Is:

Catch Up

There’s plenty more from across the week here on KCLR.

You’ll find our news stories here while regular key features from programmes covering a range of topics, including travel, fitness, health care, as well as repeats of our talk shows and more can be found in our Catch Up section.

Best of all, you can read and listen to everything in the KCLR app.