Kildare News

Vandalism at former church horrifies local people in Athy

ATTEMPTED break-ins, graffiti, broken windows and anti social behaviour at the former Dominican Church in Athy is causing serious concern among locals. The iconic building is expected to undergo major transformation in the coming weeks as Kildare Co Council plan...

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Heartbreaking wait for surgery for brave, young Naas woman

A NAAS mother shared her heartbreaking story this week of a frustrating and maddening wait for scoliosis surgery for her...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 2:38pm Read More

Kildare woman seeks to be Britains’ Next Top Model

A BEAUTIFUL young Kildare woman is about to fight for the title of Britain’s Next Top Model. 23-year-old Alannah Beirne,...

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Local student honoured for outstanding volunteerism

A NEWBRIDGE student has been acknowledged for her outstanding acts of volunteerism in the local community. Youth volunteer Clíodhna Malone...

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Major tourism award for Lullymore Heritage Park

LULLYMORE Heritage Park in Rathangan has received a major award for environmental tourism. The 60-acre heritage and discovery park, which...

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Athy mother living in fear

A YOUNG Athy mother who narrowly escaped with her life following an arson attack on her home says she is...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:21pm Read More

Community in Naas rallies to safeguard town centre

MEMBERS of the business and local community in Naas rallied together on Friday night to voice serious concern for the...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:23pm Read More

Naas woman in national final of Best Young Entrepreneur

A NAAS business woman has clinched a place in the national final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition in...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:26pm Read More

Newbridge cosmetic brand has US market in its sights

A NEWBRIDGE couple have their sights firmly set on expansion in the US. Sonia and Padraic Deasy, who own local...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:28pm Read More

Athy TY students causing quite a fizz in bath bomb business

TWO transition year students at Ardscoil na Trionoide are causing a bit of a fizz in the bath bomb business....

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National News

Homeless charities concerned by January figures

Homeless charities have expressed concern after homelessness figures reached a new record high. 7,167 people are homeless according to the January figures, an increase of 19 on the previous month. However the number of homeless families fell slightly during January,...

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Man dies in Donegal crash

A man in his late 30s has died in a crash in County Donegal. The two-car collision happened at Strand...

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Gardaí arrest man after discovery of five bicycles and 13 laptops in van

Gardaí have seized a large quantity of stolen property and made a number of arrests in Dublin as part of...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 10:14pm Read More

Mixed news in latest homelessness figures

There’s mixed news in the new national homelessness figures released by the Department of Housing. The number of homeless families...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:09pm Read More

13-year-old boy missing from Cork

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Aivaras Miezetis who is missing from Dunvale Drive,...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:24pm Read More

Mother and son shot in Derry

A mother and son have been shot in County Derry. A man aged in his 20s was injured in the...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:15pm Read More

Jobstown protesters launch public campaign ahead of trials

Former MEP Patricia McKenna joined with trade unionists and defendants in the upcoming Jobstown ‘false imprisonment’ trials to launch a...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:01pm Read More

Autistic teen who raped boy and sexually assaulted another can avoid jail if adequate supports put in place

An autistic teenager who raped a 13-year-old boy and sexually assaulted another will not be jailed if adequate supports can...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 5:09pm Read More

Woman says she is ‘constantly living a nightmare’ following rape and sexual assault

A young woman has described how her life has been ruined by her stepfather who sexually assaulted and raped her...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 4:40pm Read More

Arlene Foster: Election polls show DUP and Sinn Fein will be ‘neck and neck’

Electoral polls show that the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein will be “neck and neck” in the March Stormont...

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