The proposed inclusion of an extra 4,500 people from South Kilkenny into the Waterford area seems to have upset quite a lot of people and no doubt it will continue to do so for quite some time. There is one thing that should be clear to nearly every person who is concerned about this is that if it is to happen it will not happen for a very very long time. If at all. There are so many proposals from various bodies and institutions, whether on the recommendation of independent or vested interests, each and every day here in this country that never are put into practice that you sometimes wonder how anything gets done at all in Ireland. And with this particular recommendation you just get the feeling it is going to go the same way. Rivalry between our two counties is going to continue for sometime yet.
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Republican Icon diesThe death of Martin McGuinness in Derry yesterday morning brings to an end the life of one of the most remarkable Republicans ever in the history of the movement. A person who made the transition from violent militarism to a key figure in the peace process in Northern Ireland. He died aged 66 in Derry’s Altanagelvin Hospital with his family by his bedside.A former member of the IRA’S Army Council he became Sinn Fein’s Chief negotiator in the peace process. He led the Sinn Fein P …