Kildare News

Anger at sale of Newbridge hall

A PRESSURE group has been set up in Newbridge to block last week’s sale of the Eamonn O’Modhráin Memorial Hall on Cutlery Road. The move follows deep shock and anger at the sale of the hall through auction as a...

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Athy family hub is just temporary says minister

IT’S BEEN a bonanza week for Athy on the housing front, with the official opening of the ‘Family Hub’ at...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:28pm Read More

Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge awarded prestigious green flag

A GREEN flag will soon be flying in the Liffey Linear Park in Newbridge, as the town celebrates having one...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:32pm Read More

Council did not ‘sign off’ on Millfield Manor houses

KILDARE Co Council did not ‘sign-off’ on the houses at Millfield Manor in Newbridge. Councillors have been calling for the...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:35pm Read More

More families living in county

THERE were 58,406 families living in Co Kildare on Census night 2016, an increase of 2,758 (5.0%) on the 2011...

Wednesday, 02/08/17 - 2:39pm Read More

National News

Man jailed for sexually assaulting 66-year-old neighbour in Cork

A man has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for sexually assaulting his 66-year-old neighbour in Cork. The 51-year-old accused, who is originally from Limerick, put a cushion over his victim’s mouth. The Judge said the...

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Concerns over safety of cyclists once new Luas Cross City line is in use

There are concerns about the safety of cyclists once the new Luas Cross City line is operating in Dublin. The...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:50am Read More

DPP wins appeal over sentence of man who attempted to bring €440m of cocaine through Cork coast

The DPP has won an appeal on a point of law over an Appeal Court decision which led to the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:40am Read More

Entertainment

Darren Kennedy to co-host Xposé

Darren Kennedy is to co-host Xposé this week as part of the show’s summer series of guest presenters. Darren is the first male host so far and is following Thalia Heffernan’s recent stint. Darren has hosted TV shows on BBC,...

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This is why Body Coach Joe Wicks warns against quick-fix ‘beach body’ diets

Social media health pro Joe Wicks has urged people to stay healthy and avoid “beach body” crash diets in the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 11:20am Read More

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel starts filming

The sequel to JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has begun filming  – with British rising star...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 10:20am Read More

Kildare Sport

Big games in store in SFC Round 2

THIS weekend sees the resumption of the Joe Mallon Renault Senior Football Championship and the second round has thrown up some exciting ties. Our sports editor Ger McNally looks ahead to the action.   SAT 19th AUGUST CELBRIDGE v SARSFIELDS...

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HURRICANE READY TO BLOW STRONG AGAIN

IT’S been Dennis ‘Hurricane’ Hogan’s dream since a young boy. To become a world champion. At times it felt a...

Thursday, 17/08/17 - 12:15pm Read More

Ireland move confidently into the quarter-finals

IRELAND continued their winning ways at the FIBA U18 European Championships this evening with a 63-49 win over Great Britain...

Tuesday, 08/08/17 - 9:33pm Read More

National Sport

Here’s the view from the queue as tennis fans line up for Wimbledon 2017

July is here and tennis fans everywhere have flocked to the central shrine of their sport: the queues outside Wimbledon. Thousands of fans braved the overnight chill and hunkered down in sleeping bags and tents over the weekend, hopeful of...

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Kilkenny to meet Waterford as hurling and football draws made

The draw for the next round of hurling and football All-Ireland qualifiers were announced this morning. In the hurling, the...

Monday, 03/07/17 - 9:00am Read More

Alun Wyn Jones ready for more intense clash with All Blacks in decider

Alun Wyn Jones believes the intensity will “go up again” when the British and Irish Lions target Test series glory...

Sunday, 02/07/17 - 11:00pm Read More