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The Week: more jobs for Carlow, Kilkenny raising money, domestic abuse and more

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.

Today, we’ve got another jobs boost for Carlow, the start of the ‘Enough is Enough – Stop Domestic Abuse’ campaign, we look at how The Crown has sparked a conversation on eating disorders, we hear how band The Coronas are getting on and the Kilkenny Lions Club members kick off their annual Christmas Hamper Appeal Radio Auction.

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.


New employment just keeps coming for our two counties. We’ve had many announcements lately of existing companies expanding and others setting up locally. This week was no different with the founders of Netwatch bringing their latest business to the fore. Called HaloCare it’s aim is to help people age at home.

Read about it here

Enough Is Enough – Stop Domestic Abuse

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The KCLR “Enough is Enough – Stop Domestic Abuse” focus began on Wednesday (read about it with details of support services here) with KCLR Live featuring Mairead Maddock, Children and Young People Services Committee Coordinator for Carlow and Kilkenny and Dr. Regina Kelly.

Together they outlined the 16 day campaign and why a multidisciplinary approach is vital.

‘Coronas Chat (and we don’t mean the virus!)

Danny from The Coronas joined John Keane on KCLR Lunch on Wednesday to chat about the band’s new single, latest album and their first venture into live streaming a full gig in the Olympia next month …

Christmas Hamper Appeal Auction

The Kilkenny Lions Club kicked off their annual Christmas Hamper Appeal Auction, with KCLR & the Kilkenny People, on Thursday night’s Farm Show. And they did quite well!

Read about it here

‘The Crown’ and Bulimia

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With the premiere of season four of “The Crown” bulimia has once again bubbled up into the national conversation.

The show’s graphic depiction of Princess Diana’s battle with the disease has been criticised as much as it’s been heralded with many claiming it’s unsympathetic to her legacy.

Others have suggested it’s a very real representation of a disease that does not come and go around mealtimes, but affects every aspect of one’s life.

KCLR Live’s Eimear Ní Bhraonáin spoke with Psychologist Gerri Cooper …

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.