Kildare News

Fine Gael hearing will expose ‘old boys club’ says Newbridge councillor

LOCAL Fine Gael councillor Fiona McLoughlin Healy says an investigation into a controversial motion she prposed will expose an old boys club. A hearing is to be held tonight (Tuesday) at the party’s national headquarters into a complaint against Cllr...

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Gay couple step down again from Athy choir duty

THE married gay couple at the centre of the Athy choir controversy have decided to step down once again from...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:23pm Read More

Christmas comes early to Newbridge Silverware

William Doyle, Melanie Morris, Celia Holman Lee, Oonagh Doyle and Noel Cunningham at the official launch of Newbridge Silverware’s Christmas Emporium at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre
CHRISTMAS came early for some famous faces in Newbridge this year. The festive tone was set at the official launch...

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Kilmeade estate attacked by vandals

THE answer as to who is responsible for vandalism at a Kilmead housing estate lies within the local community according...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:28pm Read More

Kildare couple wins €500,000

A LOCAL farmer and his hairdresser wife have won €500,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw. The delighted Kildare couple...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:26pm Read More

National News

ISPCA report shows shocking cases of animal neglect

More than 15,000 calls were made last year to the National Animal Cruelty Helpline run by the ISPCA. The calls resulted in 3,000 investigations, 1,100 animals seized or surrendered and 35 prosecutions under the Animal Health and Welfare Act. ISPCA...

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Noonan: No sign of FF pulling plug on Government over Budget

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said he does not believe the Government is in any trouble over next month’s...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 4:46pm Read More

Families’ request for Birmingham pub bombings inquest funding rejected

The British Government has rejected a call from the Birmingham pub bombing families for a special funding model to help...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 2:51pm Read More


Coronation Street facing Ofcom probe after ‘roots’ comment sparks racism claims

The broadcasting watchdog has launched an investigation into an episode of Coronation Street after the soap was accused of racism over a comment a character made about her hair. The episode, broadcast in August, saw Eva Price, played by Catherine...

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Kanye West and Chance The Rapper’s Ultralight Beam performance will give you goosebumps

Chance The Rapper’s Magnificent Coloring Day concert in Chicago featured some huge names, but the crowd’s reaction when one Chicago...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 12:27pm Read More

Watch Drake and Popcaan in Drizzy’s action-packed short film Please Forgive Me

Drake is yet to release a video for any music featured on his latest album Views – but he has...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 11:42am Read More

Kildare Sport

Carr ready for second Naas debut

Fionn Carr will add pace and experience to the Naas team this year
Photo: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
THIS Saturday promises to be a day to remember for Kildare native Fionn Carr, who will be donning the green and white of Naas RFC for the first time in almost two decades. After his second spell with Guinness Pro12 champions Connacht...

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Murphy keen for Naas to keep local base ahead of challenging season

Johne Murphy has a big role to play for Naas this season, on and off the pitch
Photo: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
THE 2016/17 season is set to be a significant one for Naas RFC, and for player/coach Johne Murphy, maintaining a...

Friday, 16/09/16 - 11:41am Read More


Adrian Keatley enjoyed his biggest success so far with Jet Setting but is primed for more Photo: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
IT’S only a few years since Kildare native Adrian Keatley returned from a stint in Australia and decided to go...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 12:03pm Read More

National Sport

Sam Allardyce’s England role in question after undercover video emerges

The Football Association is awaiting further details of conversations Sam Allardyce held with undercover reporters after the emergence of video appearing to show the recently-appointed England manager making a variety of controversial comments. An embarrassing Euro 2016 exit at the...

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Watch the Cork ladies footballers enjoy singsong by the banks of the lovely Lee

The Cork ladies footballers have enjoyed a hero’s welcome at their sixth consecutive All-Ireland homecoming, writes Stephen Barry. The Rebelettes...

Monday, 26/09/16 - 11:12pm Read More

Jeff Hendrick scores his first Premier League goal in Burnley win

Burnley 2 Watford 0 Jeff Hendrick and Michael Keane scored their first Premier League goals as Burnley brushed aside a...

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