Kildare News

Fast food outlet to create 15 jobs in Newbridge

A NEW healthy fast food outlet is to open its doors in Newbridge creating 15 new jobs. The food franchise, Chopped, will open the company’s first store outside of Dublin in the Whitewater Shopping Centre in November. They are opening...

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Murder trial continues in Dublin

The late Jason Doogue
Murder trial continues in Dublin Pages 4 and 5 this week Follow @k_nationalist

Wednesday, 26/10/16 - 11:04am Read More

Witness heard murder accused threaten another man less than two hours after Athy killing

The late Jason Doogue
A WITNESS at a murder trial said she heard the accused threaten another man less than two hours after a...

Friday, 21/10/16 - 3:18pm Read More

Naas student receives McDonald’s scholarship

McDonald’s manager Theresa Savage with McDonald’s Scholarship winner Alice Egan and McDonald’s owner operator Seán Quirke
NAAS student Alice Egan has been awarded a prize as part of the McDonald’s Scholarship Programme. The awards were presented...

Wednesday, 19/10/16 - 4:28pm Read More

Athy band signed and sealed!

Picture This by Eva Murphy 16th of May 2016.
ATHY band Picture This signed last week with the world’s biggest record label. Less than a year since they formed...

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National News

Irish Navy rescues 300 migrants, but 90 drown elsewhere as they cross Mediterranean

Almost 300 migrants have been rescued from the Mediteranian by the Irish Navy. The LÉ Samuel Beckett took the group from a rubber vessel during a three-hour operation off the coast of Libya. The migrants are now receiving food, water...

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Fracking ban gains ground after Fianna Fáil opposes delay to legislation

Attempts to get the Government to ban fracking look set to pass their first hurdle, it has emerged. Legislation put...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 3:08pm Read More

Gardaí learn to intercept vessel and deal with hostage situation in major training exercise

Gardaí learned from a major emergency training exercise to intercept a ship in the Irish Sea, a senior commander said....

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 2:56pm Read More


Classic rocker Roy Orbison inspired Bruno Mars and Adele, says his son as hits anthology due

Contemporary artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus can thank rock veteran Roy Orbison for inspiring them, the late music star’s son has said. Alex Orbison has put together a definitive collection of his father’s work with the...

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Megan Fox shares super-cute first snap of her baby boy

Megan Fox has shared a photo of her new baby boy. The Transformers star posted a picture on Instagram of...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 2:20pm Read More

Holly Willoughby’s ‘willy wanging’ blunder causes This Morning laughter overload

Holly Willoughby and Ben Shephard were left in fits of uncontrollable laughter after Holly spoke about ‘willy wanging’ instead of...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 2:01pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Phillips aiming to make up for lost time

Kildare Senior Football Championship 17/10/2010
Jason Phillips celebrates scoring a point
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
ON the last two occasions that Moorefield defeated Sarsfields to lift the Dermot Bourke Cup on the steps of St Conleths Park, Jason Phillips was nothing more than an interested spectator. Just another Moorefield supporter lost in the crowd but...

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Old master Crofton striking the right note with Sarsfields’ youngsters

Kildare Senior Football Championship Final 13/10/2013
John Crofton 
Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
REACHING five successive finals is something not done since the early 90s so that is an astonishing achievement in itself...

Friday, 14/10/16 - 11:30am Read More

Brave Burke battles through the pain barrier to make her dream come true

Erica Burke played on for Kildare despite fracturing a bone in her right ankle as early as early as the third minute
Photo: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne
AMONG the plethora of photographs on social media following Kildare ladies’ fantastic one point win over Clare in the All-Ireland...

Friday, 07/10/16 - 10:37am Read More

National Sport

The GAA has a third candidate for its Presidency

Frank Burke has released a statement to confirm he is a candidate to become the President of the GAA. The Galway County Board confirmed Burke’s intentions in a media release today. “Having served as Secretary of CLG Ardrahan, Frank Burke...

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Ex-serviceman admits attempted burglary at Wayne Rooney’s mansion

An ex-serviceman has admitted the attempted burglary of Wayne Rooney’s mansion as the footballer played in his club testimonial match....

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 1:31pm Read More

Ulster and Munster ring changes ahead of Pro12 clash

Ulster and Munster have both made changes for their Pro12 match on Friday evening. Rassie Erasmus has made five changes...

Thursday, 27/10/16 - 12:50pm Read More