Kildare News

Naas councillor is called to the bar and elected mayor in same week

Pic James Lawless
FIANNA Fáil’s candidate for the upcoming general election Cllr James Lawless was elected as the new mayor of Naas at the municipal district’s AGM on Tuesday. It was a busy week for the councillor as he had also been called...

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Community give Kildare’s only Special Olympian a great send off

Special Olympian Rita Quirke with her sister Connie Collins and sister-in-law Peggy Quirke
KILDARE’S only Special Olympian was given a fitting send off prior to her departure for the 2015 World Games which...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 2:48pm Read More

Coca Cola staff get on their bikes for charity

Staff from the Coca Col.a plant in Athy in training for their forthcoming charity cycle
A GROUP of workers from the Athy International Concentrates plant have been busy training to take part in a 100km...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 2:44pm Read More

Dramatic rescue after car plunges into canal at Athy

THE driver of a car which plunged into the Grand Canal at Athy on Saturday night remains in a critical...

Wednesday, 29/07/15 - 2:41pm Read More

Parents concerned over changes in school bus contacts

  RECENT changes to the tendering system for school buses is causing great concern for a number of parents of...

Tuesday, 28/07/15 - 9:46am Read More

National News

Police seeking motive after mother-of-three found murdered at her house

Police have yet to establish a motive for the murder of a mother of three in the North.Jennifer Dornan, 30, was found dead on Sunday morning.Detectives have declined to divulge the exact nature of her injuries but said the killer...

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Ibrahim Halawa meets sister and solicitor in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa has been allowed to meet with his sister and solicitor in Cairo.The hour long meeting took place in...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 9:30pm Read More

Massive Minion causes chaos in Dublin traffic

By Liz DunphyA large inflatable Minion disrupted traffic in North Dublin today, when it escaped its tethered place in Santry...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 9:59pm Read More


Monday’s TV tips

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Film4, 3.15pm) (2010) Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon) is poised for his first day at Westmore Middle School with best friend Rowley Jefferson (Robert Capron). Bidding farewell to his parents (Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris), scheming older...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried beside Whitney Houston

A hearse carrying the body of Bobbi Kristina Brown has arrived by police escort at a New Jersey funeral home.The...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 5:09pm Read More

Cilla Black’s post-mortem results ‘inconclusive’

The post-mortem on Cilla Black has not revealed why she died, reports say.Quoting sources from the Spanish police, the reports...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 4:21pm Read More

Kildare Sport


Declan Campbell celebrates Kildare's Leinster minor final win over Longford
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie
KILDARE take on Cavan on Saturday night at 6.30 in Pairc Tailteann, Navan as they aim to become the first minor Kildare team to lift the Tom Markham Cup. Declan Campbell of Raheens is Kildare’s first choice goalkeeper having been...

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Emmet Bolton will make his 50th starting appearance in the championship this weekend
Photo: ©INPHO/Donall Farmer
EMMET Bolton is set to reach a special milestone this Sunday when he takes his place in the Kildare half...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 4:39pm Read More

Divided loyalties in O’Dwyer household

Karl O'Dwyer is tackled by current Kerry manager, Eamon Fitzmaurice, during the 1998 All-Ireland semi final
Photo: © INPHO/Billy Stickland
KARL O’Dwyer begins the conversation by telling an anecdote that suggests his family invented the half and half jersey that has...

Friday, 31/07/15 - 12:57pm Read More

National Sport

Kevin Ryan to quit as Antrim hurling boss

By Cóilín DuffyKevin Ryan is to end his involvement as manager of the Antrim hurlers, once the Under 21 campaign comes to a close.The Saffrons are due to face Wexford in the All-Ireland semi-final later this month, and apart from...

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WATCH: Cristiano Ronaldo walks out of interview about FIFA bull****

By Stephen Barry A recent interview with Cristiano Ronaldo on CNN Espanol turned nasty, after the Real Madrid star became...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 9:39pm Read More

Cork County Board blame referee for missing All-Ireland semi-final

By Stephen BarryThe Cork County Board has issued a controversial statement which, among other claims, asserted that their Senior footballers...

Monday, 03/08/15 - 8:48pm Read More