Kildare News

Keep my wife’s killer out of Kildare

Ray Quinn with a wedding photo of himself and his late wife Joyce
THE HUSBAND of a Kildare woman who was raped and murdered 20 years ago has spoken out about his anger that her killer will soon be free and not flagged as a sex offender. He also wants the killer to...

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Hometown boys Picture This play to capacity crowd at free concert in Athy

Picture This on stage at Athy GAA grounds during their free concert on Saturday
Photo: Piotr Kwasnik
LAST SATURDAY’S free concert in Athy by Picture This was the biggest gig the local duo has ever played –...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 11:04am Read More

Coveney vetoes Sallins housing plan

ZONING for 365 houses in Sallins was blocked by the minister for housing last week. Minister Simon Coveney ordered Kildare...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 11:52am Read More

Golden jubilee celebrations at Cuan Mhuire

Sr. Consilio
CUAN Mhuire is throwing open its doors to the general public on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday 27 and...

Wednesday, 17/08/16 - 11:54am Read More

Sunroft teacher shares children’s stories with whole new generation of readers

Suncroft teacher Majella Delaney with a copy of her first children's book ****Betsy Bee and the Pilot's Licence******
A PRIMARY school teacher from Suncroft, who wrote stories for her children when they were young is realising her ambition...

Wednesday, 10/08/16 - 11:14am Read More

National News

Crime Agency helps break up dozens of child abuse and drugs gangs in the North

The National Crime Agency (NCA) made 44 disruptions of child sexual exploitation, drugs and money laundering gangs in the North last year. The organisation, dubbed the British FBI, also assisted police in tackling cyber crime, tracing missing people and pursuing...

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Pensioner dies in Meath traffic accident

A 91-year-old man has died after a road crash in Co Meath yesterday. He was the sole occupant in a...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:08am Read More

TUI: We need to know when teachers’ allowances will be restored

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland says the Government needs to provide a time-scale for when allowances for newly qualified teachers...

Wednesday, 24/08/16 - 8:13am Read More


Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney crowned 2016 Rose of Tralee

The Chicago Rose Maggie McEldowney has been crowned the 2016 Rose of Tralee. The 27-year-old Chicago native was brought to tears when the announcement was made. Her grandmother, Brigid O’Neill, was born in Co Derry. After an unexpected interruption during...

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Chance The Rapper reschedules Olympia Theatre show

Due to a scheduling conflict the Chance The Rapper show in the Olympia on Friday November 11 has been postponed...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 7:38pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Cribbin not relishing the thoughts of taking on his native county

Taking on his native county never gets any easier for Tom Cribbin
Photo: ©INPHO/Tommy Grealy
TOM Cribbin is Kildare through and through but this Sunday he will hope that his Westmeath team can overcome his native county and qualify for another Leinster Final when they meet in Croke Park. Cribbin has managed against Kildare with...

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Miracle man Fitzpatrick back to full fitness

Ciarán Fitzpatrick has stunned the Kildare medical team by battling his way back from a serious injruy to be in contention for a place in the team for Sunday's Leinster semi-final
Photo: ©INPHO/Ken Sutton
HIS manager labelled his return to fitness ahead of schedule as ‘miraculous’ but Ciaran Fitzpatrick was never going to give...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 1:33pm Read More

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ Donovan ready for professional bow

Athy BC's Eric Donovan is in good shape ahead of his professional debut on Saturday
Photo: Piotr Kwasnik
THERE are many boxers who would gladly settle for the kind of amateur career that Eric Donovan enjoyed. Five senior...

Saturday, 25/06/16 - 1:15pm Read More

National Sport

Celtic get huge scare in Israel before securing Champions League place

Hapoel Be’er Sheva 2 Celtic 0 (Celtic win 5-4 on aggregate) Celtic reached the Champions League group stage for the first time in three years, but only after an enormous scare in Israel. Brendan Rodgers’ side were heavy favourites to...

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A Dundalk player scored this stunning volley and people gave it the Alan Partridge treatment

A stunning volleyed goal by Robbie Benson has put Dundalk right back in contention for a place in the Champions...

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 8:51pm Read More

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy: Well, at least I didn’t finish last

Humble Olympic silver medallist Annalise Murphy has revealed her highest hope going into the games was not to finish last....

Tuesday, 23/08/16 - 6:00pm Read More