Kildare News

Fury over huge hike in Kildare rates

AN Athy businessman whose rates are set to increase by approximately 90% has proposed a rates strike until ‘common sense is brought to bear’. Adrian Conlan of Conlan’s Centra says he is going to fight the rate hikes “tooth and...

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Up to 10 jobs to go at Coca Cola plant in Athy

UP to 10 jobs are to go at the Athy International Concentrates (Coca Cola) plant in Athy. The involuntary redundancies...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:28pm Read More

Athy boy crowned champion speller

A YOUNG Athy pupil was all abuzz with excitement after being crowned Kildare champion speller. Mateusz Palka, a sixth class...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:30pm Read More

Planning permission refused for Monasterevin development

PLANNING permission has been refused for a 60-bed nursing home and 115 residential units, as well as a crèche and...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:32pm Read More

Cottage market to open in Newbridge

A NEW cottage market will open in Newbridge this summer. Twenty cottage markets are set to open in towns across...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:38pm Read More

National News

The judges have chosen the winners of the Hennessy Literary Awards

The winners of the 46th annual Hennessy Literary Awards were announced in Dublin last night. Poets, novelists and short story tellers came together as Hennessy revealed the winner of the First Fiction, Emerging Fiction and Emerging Poetry categories. The winners...

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Defence Minister: Staff cutbacks not to blame for reduced Air Corps services

The Defence Minister said staff cutbacks are not to blame for the Air Corps not being able to provide services...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 1:52pm Read More

Rural TD threatens to withdraw Government support over post office plans

The stability of Government has again been put in doubt after an Independent TD said he will withdraw his support...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 1:38pm Read More

Entertainment

John Legend played the piano for stunned commuters at St Pancras station

John Legend surprised commuters with an impromptu piano performance at London’s St Pancras International station as he announced a new European tour. John, 38, arrived on a Eurostar train from Paris dressed in a camel coat and sunglasses and took...

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A woman has been jailed for playing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ on repeat

A woman in the UK has been jailed after playing Ed Sheeran over and over again at full blast. The...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 11:54am Read More

Mary Berry’s new household tips book will include a ‘no-fuss way to clean the loo’

Move over Martha Stewart – Mary Berry has penned a new book of household tips which will include a “no-fuss...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 12:23pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Fantastic Fahey – Larries’ four goal hero

ST LAURENCES 5-6 SARSFIELDS 1-15 ST Laurences, and in particular Shaun Fahey, made a flying start to the new league season when they recorded a fine win at the home of county champions Sarsfields.   The centre half forward grabbed...

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O’Neill goes for the tried and trusted for crucial game

IT should be no surprise by now, but Cian O’Neill has named a very familiar looking line up for Sunday’s...

Friday, 24/03/17 - 11:58am Read More

Flat season ready for the off at Naas Racecourse

Sunday is the start of a historic season for Naas Racecourse in which they will host the opening and closing...

Thursday, 23/03/17 - 11:43am Read More

National Sport

Claudio Ranieri tells prisoners: ‘I’ve been through a lot, but never anything like Leicester sacking’

Claudio Ranieri has admitted news of his dismissal as Leicester manager came as a huge shock. The 65-year-old Italian was removed from his post in February, nine months after leading the Foxes to an unexpected Premier League title. Ranieri has...

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Barcelona defend Messi against ‘unjust and totally disproportionate’ ban

Barcelona have branded the four-game international ban handed to Lionel Messi for abusing an assistant referee “unjust and totally disproportionate”....

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 1:32pm Read More

Ireland fans should look for their money back after Iceland friendly, says Brian Kerr

Former Republic of Ireland manager Brian Kerr has said that fans were “swizzed out” of their money last night, writes...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 1:20pm Read More