Kildare News

Councillors wants Newbridge to get special designation

KILDARE County Council is to write to the Eastern Regional Midlands Authority seeking to have Newbridge designated as a primary economic growth town. At the May meeting of the council Cllr Mark Lynch asked that the relevant authority or government...

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Call for dedicated psychiatric A&E in Naas Hospital

KILDARE South TD Fiona O’Loughlin has called for the addition of emergency services to psychiatric units within general hospitals. Deputy...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 12:37pm Read More

Broad welcome for autism registry in Co Kildare.

Pictured at the launch of Ireland’s Autism Registry are Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone and Sean Collins age 10 from Kilcock
Photo: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland
A NEW autism registry is being piloted in Co Kildare and the move has been widely welcomed by parents of...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 12:32pm Read More

Drugs are at the heart of Athy’s crime problems

DRUG dependency problems are at the heart of the latest wave of break-ins at businesses in Athy according to a...

Wednesday, 15/06/16 - 12:25pm Read More

Naas town centre is fighing back despite blight of unfinished shopping centre

LOCAL businesses say Naas town centre has finally turned a corner and is fighting back despite a local TD raising...

Thursday, 09/06/16 - 11:33am Read More

National News

Woman released after €29,000 Limerick drugs seizure

A woman has been released without charge following a drug seizure in Limerick. Gardaí found drugs worth an estimated €29,000 during a search of a house in Caherdavin in Limerick last night. Cannabis herb with a street value of €20,000...

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Gardaí seek help finding missing Dublin woman with Down syndrome

Gardaí are looking for the public’s help in tracing a missing woman from Dublin. Forty-four-year-old Karen Scott – who has...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 6:11pm Read More

Uncertainty surrounding border control between North and South Ireland

It is too early to tell if a border will be reinstated between the Republic and the North following the...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 2:49pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Cribbin not relishing the thoughts of taking on his native county

Taking on his native county never gets any easier for Tom Cribbin
Photo: ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy
TOM Cribbin is Kildare through and through but this Sunday he will hope that his Westmeath team can overcome his native county and qualify for another Leinster Final when they meet in Croke Park. Cribbin has managed against Kildare with...

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Miracle man Fitzpatrick back to full fitness

Ciarán Fitzpatrick has stunned the Kildare medical team by battling his way back from a serious injruy to be in contention for a place in the team for Sunday's Leinster semi-final
Photo: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton
HIS manager labelled his return to fitness ahead of schedule as ‘miraculous’ but Ciaran Fitzpatrick was never going to give...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 1:33pm Read More

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ Donovan ready for professional bow

Athy BC's Eric Donovan is in good shape ahead of his professional debut on Saturday
Photo: Piotr Kwasnik
THERE are many boxers who would gladly settle for the kind of amateur career that Eric Donovan enjoyed. Five senior...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 1:15pm Read More

National Sport

Ireland go down to South Africa: The match in 60 seconds

South Africa v Ireland 60 Seconds South Africa 19 Ireland 13 By Simon Lewis, in Port Elizabeth Key moment: It went right down to the wire, as all compelling sporting contests do, and it took scrum-half Faf de Klerk to...

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Offaly endure early London flurry to win out in the end

By Daragh Ó Conchúir Offaly 0-17 London 1-7 Just minutes after Offaly had lost to Westmeath a fortnight ago in...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 4:52pm Read More

Extra-time goals seal it for Longford against Down

By Francis Mooney Down 3-17 Longford 2-24 (aet) Longford have upset the form guide with a Qualifier win over a...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 4:48pm Read More