Kildare News

Kildare athletes take one step closer to 2019 Special Olympics

Jack Brown from Castledermot and Pitfield Equestrian Centre on Freddie
ATHLETES from Co Kildare are one step closer to qualifying for the 2019 World Special Olympics following regional equestrian qualifiers which were held in Castledermot last week. 33 athletes from the South Leinster area, which includes counties Kildare, Laois and...

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Newbridge couple making impact in beauty business

Sonia Deasy, CEO and co founder of Pestle & Mortar
A NEWBRIDGE couple, well known through their photography business, are now fast becoming top names in the beauty world. Sonia...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:34am Read More

Heartbreaker Kildare man stars on First Date

A KILDARE man who appeared on First Dates Ireland is dealing with breaking the nation’s heart this week after turning...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:16am Read More

Vandals stall plans for historic Athy building

The window in the former convent church smashed by vandals
Photos: Piotr Kwasnik
VANDALS who have caused thousands of euro worth of damage to the former Carlton Abbey Hotel in Athy are responsible...

Wednesday, 27/04/16 - 10:10am Read More

Tears of The Rebellion is new album from Newbridge singer

Johnny Peters
JOHNNY Peters, the well known Newbridge singer who has been performing on the cabaret scene for many years starting out...

Thursday, 21/04/16 - 12:32pm Read More

National News

LE Róisín to start new humanitarian mission in Mediterranean

The Irish Navy is to begin another humanitarian mission to the Mediterranean over the weekend. The LE Róisín is to carry out search and rescue operations in conjunction with the Italian authorities. It will have 57 crew on board, including...

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Gardaí seal off Dublin garden in search for two newborns allegedly buried there

Gardaí have sealed off the garden of a house in south Dublin ahead of a planned excavation following a claim...

Friday, 29/04/16 - 11:27am Read More

Juvenile arrested follow €420k heroin seizure

A juvenile boy has been arrested after €420,000 worth of heroin was seized in Ballymun in Dublin. Gardaí discovered the...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 8:23pm Read More


Usher bares all on Snapchat with full frontal selfie

So at this stage anybody who’s anybody in the showbiz world is on Snapchat, showing us a ‘backstage’ view of their daily lives. Although today followers of Usher got a little more than they bargained for. The 37-year-old took to...

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Prescription drugs ‘found with Prince at death scene’

Prescription drugs were discovered with Prince when he was found dead in his home, according to media reports. Citing law...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 4:08pm Read More

Turns out, Ireland has two songs to support at this year’s Eurovision

By Anna O’Donoghue We know we are far from our Eurovision glory days, but this year we’ve got a sneaky...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 4:17pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Kildare to begin defence of Leinster minor title

Brian McLoughlin and Ciaran Kelly lead the celebrations following Kildare's Leinster minor final victory last year
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie
KILDARE’S minor footballers begin the defence of their Leinster title tomorrow afternoon in Aughrim when they take on Wicklow (throw in 3pm).   Brendan Hackett, now in his third year in charge of the team, saw his side lift the...

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Huge weekend of sport coming up

Liffey Celtic and Naas Utd proved to be the two best teams in the KDFL last season, sharing the Senior Division league title and Lumsden Cup between them, and they meet on the first weekend of the new season
Photo: Piotr Kwasnik
IT’S a huge weekend of sport in Kildare across many different codes and there are some teams hoping to land...

Friday, 01/04/16 - 3:49pm Read More

Kildare and Dublin set to resume Under 21 hostilities

Derek McCormack celebrates after his late point clinched a one point win over Dublin in the 2004 Leinster Under 21 final but that's just one memorable moment among between the two counties at this grad
Photo: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
THE two most successful Leinster counties at under 21 level renew their rivalry on Saturday afternoon when they meet in Navan...

Thursday, 31/03/16 - 5:18pm Read More

National Sport

Watch Claudio Ranieri’s touching reaction to thanks from Leicester fans

Claudio Ranieri appears to be on a mission to bring joy to the world. The quiet Italian isn’t content with leading Leicester City to the brink of one of the greatest sporting fairy tales of all time. He is also...

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UEFA opens proceedings against Mamadou Sakho over failed drugs test

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mamadou Sakho following his failed drugs test. The Liverpool defender decided not to have...

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 2:36pm Read More

Paralympian Ellen Keane: ‘It’s not fun being different. You get inside your own head’

Paralympics Ireland has launched the third instalment of their ‘More Than Sport’ campaign today, featuring World Championship medallist, Ellen Keane....

Thursday, 28/04/16 - 3:54pm Read More