Kildare News

Athy Xtra-vision staff angry at how they have been treated

Staff from HMV Xtra Vision Kildare stores in Newbridge, Naas and Athy pictured with their colleagues from around the country pictured at a protest at the flagship store at Henry Street in Dublin last Saturday following the announcement of the store closures
XTRA-Vision HMV staff in Athy have expressed anger that the store, like all others around the country, has closed with the taxpayer being left to fork out for redundancy payments. Kildare had four Xtra Vision HMV stores in Naas, Newbridge,...

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Naas girl stars in new pilot comedy for RTE

NAASs girl, Sharon Sexton, who is originally from Lakelands, is gracing screens around Ireland (and beyond)   in the pilot for...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:22pm Read More

Waste of time zoning land for amenity use says Naas councillor

Cllr. Seamie Moore
KILDARE Co Council is to write to the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government to seek powers to...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:22pm Read More

Athy business burgled for 14th time

THE owners of a hair dressing salon in Athy are calling on the business community to rally together and fight...

Thursday, 04/02/16 - 3:10pm Read More

Huge jobs boost Kildare

THERE was a massive jobs boost for North Kildare this week with the announcement of 300 new jobs for a...

Friday, 29/01/16 - 2:16pm Read More

National News

Theresa Villiers: Claims of ‘endemic’ misconduct in NI’s security forces are ‘deliberate distortion’

A pernicious narrative seeking to blame the State for almost every atrocity in the North's Troubles must be challenged, the British Government has said.Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers claimed a skewed view of history was being peddled, which had seen...

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Council announces initiative to improve shop fronts

Independently owned shops in South Dublin County can apply for grants to improve their facades.Shops which are on public streets...

Thursday, 11/02/16 - 3:34pm Read More

Stormont passes law against revenge porn

Revenge porn is to become a criminal offence carrying a penalty of up to two years in prison in the...

Thursday, 11/02/16 - 3:23pm Read More

Kildare Sport


Cian O’Neill has hit out at decision to move Kildare's Leinster SFC quarter-final tie due to clash with a Bruce Springsteen concert
Photo: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
KILDARE manager Cian O’Neill has blasted the lack of consultation on the decision to move Kildare’s Leinster Championship game against Wexford from 29 May to 21 May in order to accommodate a Bruce Springsteen concert at Croke Park.    ...

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Breen blossoming at Brunton Park

Joe Breen in possession for Carlisle Utd
RATHANGAN youngster Joe Breen may have already suffered one big disappointment as he enters the world of full time football...

Sunday, 17/01/16 - 12:58pm Read More


Lynch punches the air in delight after the 2010 All-Ireland quarter-final win over Meath
Photo: ©INPHO/James Crombie
WITH a new manager, a new season starting last Sunday and a whole host of new players, the focus of...

Friday, 08/01/16 - 12:09pm Read More

National Sport

Mannion insists Galway have moved on from management row: ‘It’s just another year’

By Daragh SmallAll-Star Cathal Mannion said that Galway are looking ahead and that issues over team management have been put to bed.The Ahascragh-Fohenagh clubman, a key performer as Galway reached the All-Ireland final last year, said that the sole focus...

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Coe vows not to accept Nestle decision to end IAAF sponsorship

Sebastian Coe has vowed the IAAF will not accept a decision by food giant Nestle to abruptly terminate its sponsorship...

Thursday, 11/02/16 - 8:36am Read More

Ed Woodward faces a grilling from Manchester United investors

Manchester United’s performance on and off the pitch will come under the spotlight today when executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward faces...

Thursday, 11/02/16 - 7:48am Read More