Kildare News

Garth Brooks tribute night in Athy GFC  

Gary McEvoy is Garth Brooks at Athy GFC thius Saturday night 20 September
ATTENTION all Garth Brooks fans! If you were disappointed by the no show in Croke Park Athy GFC are coming to the rescue. Athy GFC presents “The Garth Brooks Experience”, Ireland’s first ever Garth Brooks tribute act Gary McEvoy in...

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  Athy homes and business targeted in burglaries    

A HOMEOWNER in Athy returned to his property to find the front door had been chained from the inside after...

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 11:48am Read More

Debs’ delight

Check out all the photos from St Mary’s College Debs Ball in this weeks Kildare Nationalist

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 11:46am Read More

Doctors warn bed closures would be ‘catastrophic’  for Naas hospital

THE prospect of beds closures at Naas Hospital has been described as ‘catastrophic’ by a local GP. Dr Brendan O’Shea...

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 11:36am Read More

Homeless man found sleeping in porch

HOMELESS people are being forced to sleep rough because a hostel in Newbridge remains closed. One man was discovered sleeping...

Tuesday, 16/09/14 - 11:33am Read More

National News

McDonald attacks blog post on Máiria Cahill

Sinn Féin's deputy leader Mary Lou McDonald has criticised a blog post which described Máiria Cahill's relationship with her alleged abuser as a "year-long sexual liaison". On her Twitter page, Ms McDonald described the claims, made by an anonymous blogger,...

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Gardaí investigate alleged misuse of funds at patients’ lobby group

A Garda investigation is underway into the alleged misuse of public money by a lobby group for Hepatitis C patients.The...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 7:05pm Read More

Builder jailed for aggravated burglary and threats to wife

A construction worker has been jailed for 18 months for threatening to kill his wife and for attacking his neighbours...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 6:31pm Read More


Hart pulls plug on Miranda show

Miranda Hart has announced the two Christmas specials she is doing will mark the end of her eponymous BBC sitcom.The 41-year-old comedian confirmed that 'Miranda' - which also stars the likes of Sarah Hadland, Tom Ellis and Patricia Hodge, and...

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Hairy Biker raises a few titters on Countdown

Hairy Biker Dave Myers left the Countdown team with a conundrum of their own when he came up with an...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 6:11pm Read More

Listen: Taylor Swift and Disney mash-up?

Since Taylor Swift unleashed her new track, "Out of the Woods" last week from her upcoming album 1989 it has...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 4:41pm Read More

Kildare Sport


Willie Casey (right) in action for Eadestown in round one of this year's intermediate football championship
Photo: Adrian Melia
Football has come full circle for Willie Casey. In 1996 he won a county medal on the subs bench with Eadestown but even after back-to-back final defeats in 2001 and 2002, it doesn’t count. Sunday’s intermediate final against Round Towers...

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Lilies lose Hurley to AFL as Ryan’s hand weakens

Sean Hurley
KILDARE have lost another senior footballer to the AFL. Towering midfielder Sean Hurley will take up a contract with Fremantle...

Thursday, 02/10/14 - 10:43am Read More


Niall Carew collecting his cheque for €170,322 euro from Boylesports after landing a massive gamble thanks to a draw between Kerry and Mayo in the All-Ireland football semi-final
Former Kildare selector lands €170k gamble FORMER Kildare selector Niall Carew is €170,000 richer thanks to Kerry footballer Kieran O’Leary....

Monday, 25/08/14 - 7:23pm Read More

National Sport

Police probe alleged threatening behaviour by Balotelli

Police are investigating reports footballer Mario Balotelli threatened a woman said to have taken photographs of his Ferrari vehicle.The Liverpool striker is understood to have been visiting his mother's home in Manchester today when the alleged incident took place.The woman...

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Groves added to Cleverly-Bellew undercard

George Groves has been added to the bumper undercard of the Nathan Cleverly-Tony Bellew rematch in Liverpool next month as...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 6:38pm Read More

Valdes to train with United

Former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes is to train with Manchester United, the club have announced.The 32-year-old, a free agent after...

Thursday, 23/10/14 - 6:30pm Read More