These Colours Don’t Run

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Black and Amber 2 Black and Amber 4 Black and Amber1Cllr Breda Gardner CAS Photo Credit to Vicky Comerford (3)

Protestors in Kilkenny, including Cllr Breda Gardner (top pic third from left) calling for the end of works on a bridge into the town.

Padraig O’Ceallaigh writes:

“Protestors in Kilkenny will not take off their Kilkenny Hurling Jerseys until after work is halted. One of the protestors, Corkman Darragh Byrne- “I really hope this is over before the All Ireland. I will never get back into Cork.”

Meanwhile…

Kilkenny’s only independent councillor Breda Gardner says that the legal advice given at a special council meeting on the central Access Scheme (CAS) was based on information that was “factually incorrect”.

Cllr Gardner sought a second opinion over the legal advice that was given to council members, and has challenged the council to provide proof of its assertion that the elected members were informed in June that works were due to be undertaken on the CAS or that expenditure had been committed.

Section 138 of the Local Government Act mandates the council Chief Executive to inform the elected council before any works are undertaken or before any expenditure is committed in connection with proposed works.

“I never received this information, and a number of my fellow councillors have told me that they did not receive it either. Given that the council have been unable to furnish me with evidence that they fulfilled their obligations under section 138 – despite my repeated requests – I am led to conclude that they never sent me the information, and are thus are in breach of the act,” said Cllr Gardner.

Previously: Saving Kilkenny 

Pics: Vicky Comerford

17 thoughts on “These Colours Don’t Run

  1. Jimbo

    You’d think they could get a few real hurleys instead of making cardboard cut-outs. Hard times indeed in Kilkenny.

  2. Baz

    Clearly non sports people trying to drag sports into a silly row.

    Shame on them, once September rolls around they’ll have to show up at work, problem solved.

    1. Everybody

      Oh yea BAZ clearly loike non sport people loike you know. Only ‘Sports’ people are into Hurling in Kilkenny not ‘ordinary’ people loike.

      Your obviously not doing much work yourself trolling broadsheet in the middle of the afternoon

    2. Iain Mullen

      Clearly non sports people why? Not gender I hope. And the comment on employment status? Who is commenting/trolling on a Thursday afternoon? I say you sir, shame on you.

    3. cluster

      Whatever you think of this crowd, hurling in KK is about much more than sport. It’s than wider community engagement that the GAA lives on. It’s strange to start drawing neat, little boundaries between sport and non sport now.

  3. Darragh Byrne

    Great to see such a fun protest. These women are an inspiration! I recognise a few faces from matches too. All huge sports fans. Not hijacking. Just combining two things Kilkenny are great at. Don’t think real hurls would have gone down too well with guards.

  4. Kilkenny cat

    Rent a mob anarchists.
    Publicity seeking frustrated wives and aged hippies.
    Get a life, Get a job.

  5. Darragh Byrne

    Since protest began they have been labelled as outsiders or unemployed even most of them were born in St Luke’s Hosptital and are mainly middle class FG/ FF supporters who feel betrayed by politico process. Kilkenny Jerseys were a light hearted way to rebrand them as Kilkenny people. You don’t sleep rough for 6 weeks and face guards down twice a day unless you would also cheer Brian Cody’s legendary team! These people are fighting out of love of city and a hatred of crazy planning. In other peaceful protests they often prayed- in Kilkenny hurling is religion.

  6. Darragh Byrne

    Since protest began they have been labelled as outsiders or unemployed even most of them were born in St Luke’s Hosptital and are mainly middle class FG/ FF supporters who feel betrayed by politico process. Kilkenny Jerseys were a light hearted way to rebrand them as Kilkenny people. You don’t sleep rough for 6 weeks and face guards down twice a day unless you would also cheer Brian Cody’s legendary team! These people are fighting out of love of city and a hatred of crazy planning. In other peaceful protests they often prayed- in Kilkenny hurling is religion.

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