Kildare News

Fury over huge hike in Kildare rates

AN Athy businessman whose rates are set to increase by approximately 90% has proposed a rates strike until ‘common sense is brought to bear’. Adrian Conlan of Conlan’s Centra says he is going to fight the rate hikes “tooth and...

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Up to 10 jobs to go at Coca Cola plant in Athy

UP to 10 jobs are to go at the Athy International Concentrates (Coca Cola) plant in Athy. The involuntary redundancies...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:28pm Read More

Athy boy crowned champion speller

A YOUNG Athy pupil was all abuzz with excitement after being crowned Kildare champion speller. Mateusz Palka, a sixth class...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:30pm Read More

Planning permission refused for Monasterevin development

PLANNING permission has been refused for a 60-bed nursing home and 115 residential units, as well as a crèche and...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:32pm Read More

Cottage market to open in Newbridge

A NEW cottage market will open in Newbridge this summer. Twenty cottage markets are set to open in towns across...

Wednesday, 22/03/17 - 2:38pm Read More

Gardaí warn Kildare teenagers about dangers of sexting

LOCAL teenagers who have been ‘sexting’ intimate photos of themselves or others are putting themselves in danger and could face...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:42pm Read More

Endoscopy waiting list is five times higher at Naas Hospital

THE number of people waiting on endoscopy procedures at Naas General Hospital has increased dramatically to 1,380, four to five...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:43pm Read More

Community initiative to buy Whites Castle

A COMMUNITY initiative is to be launched to try to buy Whites Castle in Athy for public use. The castle...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:45pm Read More

Newbridge duo are named as Ireland’s top wedding planners

ENSURING wedding dreams become a reality has become a successful business for two Newbridge women who have been named as...

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:47pm Read More

Naas Hospital defends it parking fees

NAAS General Hospital has defended its parking charges as a campaign hots up to provide free parking to cancer patients....

Wednesday, 15/03/17 - 2:48pm Read More

National News

HSE and Tusla published review into foster care of another vulnerable young woman

The HSE and Tusla have published a review into the foster care of another vulnerable young woman. ‘Mary’ who has an intellectual disability, was left in a foster home where children had previously been removed after allegations of abuse. She...

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Council to ask Minister to legalise medicinal cannabis ahead of rally in solidarity with Vera Twomey

Hundreds of supporters of the legalisation of medicinal cannabis will descend on Dáil Éireann this evening, writes Robert McNamara of...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 12:46pm Read More

Commissioner for Human Rights criticises Irish Government response to Magdalene survivors

The Irish state has come under criticism for its response to survivors of Magdalene Laundries and other historical abuses. A...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 12:19pm Read More

Fianna Fáil: Fine Gael leadership issue ‘a real problem’ for Brexit negotiations

Fianna Fáil have said Fine Gael’s dilemma of a leadership change in the coming months will disrupt the negotiating position...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 11:52am Read More

Inquest hears 11-year-old boy died from traumatic brain injuries after being struck by lorry

By Louise Roseingrave A young boy on his way to a football match died from traumatic brain injuries after he...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 11:32am Read More

Gerry Adams: Owen Patterson ‘a complete tube’ after comment on powersharing talks

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has called former Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Patterson “a complete tube” after the British MP...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 12:05pm Read More

Gardaí investigating murder of Nicola Collins make second arrest

Gardaí have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the murder of Nicola Collins. The body of the 38-year-old victim...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 11:27am Read More

Gardaí to publish report on financial irregularities at Templemore

A report on financial irregularities at the Garda College is to be published today. An Garda Síochána’s Internal Audit Section...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 11:10am Read More

Cork to Limerick motorway a ‘priority project’, says Simon Coveney

The Government considers the proposed €1bn motorway connecting Cork and Limerick to be a “priority project” once more, according to...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 10:17am Read More

Student injured while being thrown from car after being held against his will and robbed

By David Raleigh Gardaí are hunting three male suspects after a student attending Limerick Institute of Technology was thrown from...

Wednesday, 29/03/17 - 9:06am Read More