Kildare News

Fine Gael hearing will expose ‘old boys club’ says Newbridge councillor

LOCAL Fine Gael councillor Fiona McLoughlin Healy says an investigation into a controversial motion she prposed will expose an old boys club. A hearing is to be held tonight (Tuesday) at the party’s national headquarters into a complaint against Cllr...

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Gay couple step down again from Athy choir duty

THE married gay couple at the centre of the Athy choir controversy have decided to step down once again from...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:23pm Read More

Christmas comes early to Newbridge Silverware

William Doyle, Melanie Morris, Celia Holman Lee, Oonagh Doyle and Noel Cunningham at the official launch of Newbridge Silverware’s Christmas Emporium at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre
CHRISTMAS came early for some famous faces in Newbridge this year. The festive tone was set at the official launch...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:33pm Read More

Kilmeade estate attacked by vandals

THE answer as to who is responsible for vandalism at a Kilmead housing estate lies within the local community according...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:28pm Read More

Kildare couple wins €500,000

A LOCAL farmer and his hairdresser wife have won €500,000 in the Lotto Plus 1 draw. The delighted Kildare couple...

Wednesday, 21/09/16 - 12:26pm Read More

National News

Department of Justice confirms pay deal with Gardaí

A deal has been struck between the Department of Justice and Gardaí as part of a dispute over pay. It is hoped the agreement will avert the threat of any potential strike action. In July, the Garda Representative Association announced...

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Green Party calls on Minister Ross to outline plan for public transport

The Green Party is calling on the Transport Minister to outline his vision for the future of public transport. Drivers...

Saturday, 24/09/16 - 9:34pm Read More

No winner of Lotto jackpot

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth over €3.5m. Follow @k_nationalist

Saturday, 24/09/16 - 9:16pm Read More


The Magnificent Seven rides to the top of the US box office

The Magnificent Seven remake rode the star power of Denzel Washington to an estimated $35 million (£26.9 million) debut, topping North American ticket sales over the weekend. Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and...

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Fans to choose ‘character’ memorial to Victoria Wood

Fans of Victoria Wood will be able to choose the character for the planned statue of the late comedian. The...

Sunday, 25/09/16 - 4:57pm Read More

Check out Britney Spears in a ‘dog pile’ with her dancers

Britney Spears clearly has an unusual way of unwinding with her dancers… The pop princess has shared a series of...

Sunday, 25/09/16 - 4:57pm Read More

Kildare Sport

Carr ready for second Naas debut

Fionn Carr will add pace and experience to the Naas team this year
Photo: ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy
THIS Saturday promises to be a day to remember for Kildare native Fionn Carr, who will be donning the green and white of Naas RFC for the first time in almost two decades. After his second spell with Guinness Pro12 champions Connacht...

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Murphy keen for Naas to keep local base ahead of challenging season

Johne Murphy has a big role to play for Naas this season, on and off the pitch
Photo: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
THE 2016/17 season is set to be a significant one for Naas RFC, and for player/coach Johne Murphy, maintaining a...

Friday, 16/09/16 - 11:41am Read More


Adrian Keatley enjoyed his biggest success so far with Jet Setting but is primed for more Photo: ©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
IT’S only a few years since Kildare native Adrian Keatley returned from a stint in Australia and decided to go...

Thursday, 25/08/16 - 12:03pm Read More

National Sport

Cork win sixth Ladies Football title in a row amid controversy over Dublin point

By John Fogarty Cork 1-7 Dublin 1-6 Classy Cork claimed a sixth consecutive All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football title with a typically barnstorming second-half display in which they outscored Dublin 1-4 to 1-2. However, there was controversy as a first-half scoring...

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Ding Junhui claims first ranking title in two-and-a-half years

Ding Junhui defeated world champion Mark Selby 10-6 to win the Shanghai Masters for the second time. It was a...

Sunday, 25/09/16 - 5:08pm Read More

David Pocock posts photo of metal inserted into his broken hand after surgery

Australia’s David Pocock’s latest tweet proves that rugby injuries are more than skin deep. The Wallaby back row has tweeted...

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