Kildare News

Castledermot man honoured for his work in preserving local history

Eamon and Nábla Kane
A CASTLEDERMOT man with a lifelong interest in and passion for history and atrchaeology was honoured recently by his peers in the County Kildare Archaeological Society. Eamon Kane was presented with the prestigious Lord Walter Fitzgerald Medal for his life-long...

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Gardaí seek man who drove sisters to hospital

GARDAÍ have appealed for the driver of an orange coloured car who drove the two victims of the alleged horrific...

Wednesday, 20/05/15 - 3:50pm Read More

Residents divided over Newbridge laneway

RESIDENTS of one Newbridge housing estate who have battled for years against anti social behaviour have welcomed the outcome of...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 2:38pm Read More

Parents unite to highlight shortage of Newbridge school places

CONCERNED parents came together to highlight their frustration over a chronic shortage of secondary school places for students in Newbridge...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 2:37pm Read More

Castledermot hosts Special Olympics equestrian finals

Volunteers Lauren Hayes (left) and Roslyn McPhilomy-Reid (right) with participants Patryk Wilkes, John Paul Tobin, Amy Crofton, Christine Carr and Samantha Duggan from Kildare took part in the Special Olympics Equestrian Event in the Pitman Equestrian Centre in Castledermot
Photos: Michael O'Rourke
SPECIAL guest Ruby Walsh noted that it was more like 6 October than 6 May but the wind and rain...

Tuesday, 12/05/15 - 2:31pm Read More

National News

Referendums turnout nears 30%

Polling stations are reporting brisk turnout in referendum voting this evening.The average is around 30% and voting is expected to pick up as people finish work.Urban areas are seeing higher turnout.Newlyweds Ann Cole and Vincent Fox prepare to cast their...

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Breakthrough in Junior Cert reform talks

The Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan is welcoming the breakthrough in negotiations on junior cycle reform. The newly agreed proposals will...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 5:20pm Read More

Doctor enters High Court challenge to free GP care for children under six

A doctor is taking a High Court challenge over the introduction of free GP care for children under six.Dr Yvonne...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 4:51pm Read More


Sam Smith using Stephen Hawking style speaking device

Sam Smith is using a female voice app like Stephen Hawking's speaking device to communicate.The 'Lay Me Down' hitmaker downloaded the software so he can still speak to his friends and family while he can't use his voice for the...

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Zayn to appear on first post 1D track

Naughty Boy has revealed Zayn Malik's first post-One Direction release will be on his second album.The producer has been supporting...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 3:44pm Read More

Duchovny happy with single life

David Duchovny is happily single.The 54-year-old actor, who divorced Téa Leoni last year following their split in 2011, says he...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 3:11pm Read More

Kildare Sport

American high school visit Naas

The Harry S. Truman high school basketball team along with their coach, Naas native John Burke. The girls recently visited their coach's home town.
NAAS man John Burke’s reputation precedes him. The “failed soccer player” turned college and professional basketball player turned coach of fifteen years commands the highest level of respect as his 7 foot frame stands over a microphone to address the crowd....

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Murray and Doran into Kildare attack

Mark Murray and Sam Doran have been called up for their first championship starts for the Kildare minor side for...

Friday, 15/05/15 - 11:17am Read More

Battle for Dermot Bourke trophy commences

SFC Semi-Final Athy v Sarsfields at St Conleth's Park :
Athy`s James Eaton scores point.
Photo : Piotr Kwasnik.
  FINALLY, the weekend that all club players within the senior ranks have waited for. The commencement of this year’s...

Thursday, 07/05/15 - 2:29pm Read More

National Sport

VIDEO: Footie fan wins 13k with brilliant half-time kick

Football fan Michael Hansen won 100,000 Danish Krone (approx €13,400) with this super strike during a half-time competition. The prize was up for grabs during a recent Danish Superliga clash, but in order to win it the competitor had to...

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QUIZ: How well do you know your 90’s GAA jerseys?

Donegal and Tyrone got the GAA summer off to a rollicking start last weekend, and hopefully Clare and Limerick will...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 4:52pm Read More

The weekend’s sporting action starts here

There’s a helluva lot of sporting action on the tellybox this weekend, so we’re doing the hard work for you...

Friday, 22/05/15 - 4:41pm Read More