Kildare News

Three Kildare schools win Student Theatre Awards

THE film making and acting abilities of Kildare students was recognised at the recent Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards where three Kildare schools received awards. The top prize in the Best Female Performance in a Leading Role category was...

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International award for Kildare musician

A KILDARE man has just been announced as the International Artist of the Year at the Australian Music Awards The...

Thursday, 25/05/17 - 12:25pm Read More

Deal on cancer clinic at Magee Barracks still long way off

MAGEE Barracks in Kildare town is in the sights of a British company hoping to spend €50 million on a...

Thursday, 18/05/17 - 3:07pm Read More

Newbridge has a lotto, lotto luck

IT’S official! The luckiest place in the county to buy your National Lottery ticket has been revealed after a Kildare...

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Star-studded day as Camilla meets racing legends during whirlwind tour

SIX YEARS on from Queen Elizabeth II’s historic visit to the Irish National Stud, her daughter-in-law Camilla, duchess of Cornwall,...

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Celine takes the cake with operatic Moat fundraiser

IRELAND’S top opera singer Celine Byrne was back home in Naas this month to help raise funds for The Moat...

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New chapter for Athy as work starts on €4m library

WORK on the €4 million Athy Community Library development has begun at the former Dominican church in Athy. Minister for...

Friday, 12/05/17 - 2:16pm Read More

Cannabis use is growing problem among Kildare’s young people

The use of cannabis in Kildare is the biggest issue faced by health and social care professionals working with adolescents...

Friday, 12/05/17 - 2:22pm Read More

Gardai went above and beyond call of duty

A NEWBRIDGE mother paid tribute to two local gardaí this week who gave her and her sick son a high...

Friday, 12/05/17 - 2:24pm Read More

Making the most of the river in Athy

ATHY is fast earning itself a reputation as a great venue for water based activities. More than 250 people took...

Thursday, 04/05/17 - 12:43pm Read More

National News

Four arrests made in Wicklow as part of Operation Thor

Four arrests have been made this morning, in the Wicklow district, as part of Operation Thor. Operation Thor is a Garda initiative involving traffic and crime checkpoints at key routes, high visibility patrols in urban areas and searches of premises...

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Morning-after-pill to be available to medical card holders

Medical card holders will no longer have to go to their GP for a prescription for the morning-after-pill from July...

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Two arrests made and €300k seized in Dublin investigation ‘linked to Kinahan gang’

Two men were arrested and €300,000 was seized in Dublin yesterday. The arrests were made as part of ongoing investigations...

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Garda Commissioner to be back before PAC within a few weeks

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has promised to have the Garda Commissioner back before the Public Accounts Committee within a...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 9:51am Read More

Luas passenger hospitalised following collision with truck

One person has been taken to hospital after a crash between a truck and a Luas in Dublin this morning....

Friday, 05/05/17 - 8:37am Read More

€24m to be spent restoring 1,400 vacant social houses

At least 1,400 vacant social houses are to be returned to productive use by the end of the year for...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 8:02am Read More

Des Cahill gets behind Special Olympics Ireland fundraiser

Special Olympics Ireland is hoping to raise over €650,000 today. Special Olympics Ireland is a sports organisation for people with...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 7:41am Read More

1,000 third-level students to benefit from JP McManus’ All-Ireland scholarship

Over 1,000 third-level students are expected to benefit from a €32m investment in a third-level scholarship fund. Businessman JP McManus...

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Inquiry into allegations of misconduct at University of Limerick

The Department of Education is to launch an independent inquiry into allegations of misconduct at the University of Limerick. It...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 6:39am Read More

Fine Gael ‘to vote on new leader in weeks’

Fine Gael members across the country have been put on alert that a vote for a new leader will happen...

Friday, 05/05/17 - 6:58am Read More