Kildare News

Dalton returns

Principal Mary English Retires
ATHY councillor Mark Dalton has indicated that intends to remain on in politics. Yesterday (Monday) Cllr Dalton attended his first meeting of Kildare Co Council since news broke last October of an investigation by the Garda Fraud Squad and the...

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Bus service cuts hurt people in south Kildare  

PEOPLE attending hospital appointments are being affected after bus services in Castledermot and surrounding villages were cut recently. There is...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:26am Read More

Our School visits Educate Together Newbridge

Enjoying break time
Check out the fabulous photos by our photographer Piotr Kwasnik when Our School visited  Educate Together in Newbridge.

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:25am Read More

Give us back clean footpaths

DOG fouling on footpaths in Co Kildare towns is getting worse and pooper scoopers haven’t been the answer according to...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:23am Read More

Dog owners urged to show some respect

Athy Cemetery_No Dogs
DOG owner have been asked to show respect to those buried in St Michael’s Cemetery in Athy by not allowing...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:21am Read More

National News

New mortgage lending rules to protect both borrowers and banks

The Central Bank has confirmed it will ease its mortgage limits for first-time buyers.As originally proposed, most mortgages will require a 20% deposit. But first-time buyers, will be able to borrow up to 90% of the value of a property...

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Historic grenade found during excavation in Co Wexford

An army bomb disposal team has made safe an historic grenade in Co Wexford.They were called in after a suspect...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:20pm Read More

Arson attack on FG office in Ballina, Co Mayo

There's been an arson attack on the constituency office of Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin.Gardai were called to the building...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 9:17pm Read More


Hozier to partner Lennox as Grammys sets up duets with music’s big names

The Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Jessie J with Tom Jones, Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani.The Recording Academy said Annie Lennox would also be paired with newcomer Hozier at...

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Patsy Kensit has become the third housemate to be evicted from ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

The 46-year-old actress thanked the public for voting her off the Channel 5 series tonight and admitted she was "thrilled"...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 10:36pm Read More

Helen MacDonald wins Costa Prize

Helen Macdonald has won this year's Costa Prize for her memoir H Is For Hawk.She picked up the prestigious prize...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 9:02pm 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

Chelsea through to Capital One Cup final after extra time

Chelsea 1 Liverpool 0 (Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate)Branislav Ivanovic kept his head as Chelsea edged a frenetic, ill-tempered clash with Liverpool to advance to the Capital One Cup final.An Ivanovic header in the fourth minute of extra-time proved the...

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Long facing six-week lay-off

Southampton will be without Shane Long for up to six weeks after he fractured a couple of ribs, it is...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 6:38pm Read More

O’Brien may line out for Irish Wolfhounds

Sean O'Brien remains in contention to end an injury-plagued 14 months by making a comeback for the Irish Wolfhounds against...

Tuesday, 27/01/15 - 5:31pm Read More