KILKENNY -- During the last two years as a home owner in Kilkenny, I have listened to local merchants moan about the damaging effects of low-cost stores in the city. Those moaners help keep Lidl, the German retail giant, outside of the city limits. But last week, the county council gave planning permission for a 1661 square metre store on a two-acre site near the Loughboy Shopping Centre. This is good value for shoppers looking for ways to control their weekly grocery bills. Competition and variety help all around.
Sean Keane -- "Lidl gets green light" in The Kilkenny People, 7 Nov 03