Kildare News

Concern expressed over threat to Curragh Plains

Rubbish dumped on the Curragh Plains
SERIOUS concern over a threat to the Curragh Plains was highlighted last week by the local community. Unique grasslands and flora at the Curragh are in danger, according to members of the community who walk the area on a regular...

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Kildare woman in jingle final

Deborah Byrne
DEBORAH Byrne from Straffan, Co. Kildare is one of five finalists in with a chance of picking up a cool...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 10:25am Read More

Transplant is the only option for little Sam

ELEVEN-month-old Sam, son of Ivan Kinahan from Lakelands, Naas and his wife Chloe is currently receiving nightly dialysis treatment and will require a...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 10:22am Read More

Athy connections at Cricket World Cup

THREE young boys with strong Athy connections were selected to be mascots for the Irish cricket team when they played...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 10:18am Read More

One in eight mortgage holders has defaulted

ALMOST one in eight mortgage holders in Co Kildare have defaulted on their mortgages, according to figures obtained by Fianna...

Wednesday, 25/03/15 - 10:16am Read More

National News

Unannounced inspection at Aras Attracta reveals ongoing problems

A new report from HIQA into Aras Attracta in Co Mayo has found ongoing problems with standards of care at the facility.The centre for people with intellectual disabilities featured in an undercover Prime Time documentary last December.The latest unannounced inspection...

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Cork gardaí investigate claims boy with special needs forced to expose himself

Gardaí say they are aware of an alleged incident in which a boy was force-fed twigs and forced to expose...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:04am Read More

Aer Lingus flight returns to Dublin after ‘technical issue’

An Aer Lingus flight to Vienna had to return to Dublin Airport this morning after what's being described as "a...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 10:19am Read More


Sarah Harding joins the cast of Coronation Street

Sarah Harding is swapping singing for soap stardom after it was announced she will join the cast of Coronation Street.Former Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding is set to make a guest appearance in the soap this summer, as a feisty...

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Drug charity to be set up in Peaches Geldof’s honour

Peaches Geldof's widower and father - Bob Geldof - want to set up a drugs charity in her honour.The 25-year-old...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 10:28am Read More

Zayn Malik’s solo track is actually an old One Direction demo

A demo which was released online by Naughty Boy yesterday isn't Zayn Malik's new solo material.The track - which was...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 10:05am Read More

Kildare Sport

CPC Kilcullen lift All-Ireland title following thrilling final

Emma Wheeler celebrates with her coach, and father, Eoin Wheeler
GAA: LADIES ALL IRELAND PPS SENIOR ‘C’ CHAMPIONSHIP Kevin Egan reports   LAST Saturday was a beautiful afternoon in every sense of the word for the players, management and supporters of Cross and Passion college in Kilcullen, as they made...

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Minister opens new Saplings school in Kill

MINISTER for Education & Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, officially opened the new Saplings School in Kill last week. The special school...

Thursday, 12/02/15 - 11:56am Read More


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...

Thursday, 09/10/14 - 11:44pm Read More

National Sport

Lucas Leiva ready to step up for Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is looking to recapture what he considers his best form in two years after recovering from injury.The Brazil international enjoyed a run of 16 starts in 19 matches from late November - which coincided with a...

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Stoke keen to extend Begovic deal

Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes is hopeful they can keep hold of Asmir Begovic as the goalkeeper approaches the final...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 11:11am Read More

Tiger Woods practises at Augusta

Tiger Woods reportedly played 18 holes at the Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday, but it remains unclear if he...

Wednesday, 01/04/15 - 9:30am Read More