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Today we honour men across Carlow and Kilkenny

Our reporter Shauna McHugh's been chatting to people on local streets about the date

Local men say today is an important opportunity to highlight their key issues.

Today marks International Men’s Day, an annual event which is being celebrated in over 70 countries.

Our reporter Shauna McHugh’s been out about about chatting to shoppers, many of whom were unaware of the significance of the date.

She’s been asking them too about the problems they feel are affecting the modern man.

Tune in to hear their answers in our morning news and also on KCLR Live from 10am.

And of course we kick off our programming with one of our own finest fellas, Mr John Walsh, on KCLR Breakfast from 7 to 10am.

Meanwhile, as part of a free HSE webinar today, experts will reveal that the strong and silent male stereotype is starting to change.

Dr Noel Richardson, from the National Centre for Men’s Health in IT Carlow, says public figures speaking out is helping to change that.