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Traffic Heavy On The N7, Southbound.

2pm - 3pm with Ciara Plunkett

The bank holiday exodus is underway through Co. Kildare.

Southbound traffic on the N7, and M7, is slow from Castlewarden.

Kfm broadcasts on 97.6fm ...

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Closing Date For Tenders For Maynooth School Campus Completion Now May 22nd.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

The closing date for tenders for the completion of the €30 million Maynooth Education Campus is May 22nd.

Two 1,000 pupil schools, and a shared sports facility, are part-built on the Moyglare Road site.

It is the largest ...

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Business News Briefing: DPC Investigates Instagram Password Issue.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

DPC investigating Instragram password issue and National Enquirer sold.

Here's Kfm's Ciara Noble

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Public Meeting To Take Place On Sallins Community Lands.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

A public meeting is to take place in Sallins to discuss the "community lands".

In 2016, Kildare County Council acquired 33 acres in Sallins for community use and another 15 acres for the Sallins By-Pass.

In September, it began ...

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Listen: 4,000 Points Issued For Mobile Phone Use Behind The Wheel In Kildare.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

Drivers are being warned that gardai are tackling mobile phone use behind the wheel this Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

In Kildare alone, 3,911 individual points issued for mobile phone use last month.

Gardaí are reminding ...

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Listen: Charges For Ulster Bank Customers Surge Today.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

Day to day banking has become more expensive for Ulster Bank customers.

The firm has 5 outlets in Kildare: Newbridge, Naas, Kilcock, Maynooth & Celbridge.

From today, customers will be charged every time they use their card ...

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Less Than 20% Of Kildare Homes Highly Energy Rated.

6am - 9am with Darragh O'Dea

Fewer than 20% of homes in Kildare fall in to the top four energy rating categories.

The Central Statistics Office indicates that the majority of homes in the county, at 40%, are in the C rating category.

Kildare's housing ...

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KCC Investigations Find Rented Properties in Kildare/Newbridge District, Not Up To Minimum Standards.

6am - 9am with Darragh O'Dea

The majority of rented homes inspected by Kildare County Council in one of it's Municipal Districts failed.

Local authorities, in their role as housing authorities, are responsible for enforcing minimum standards in rental ...

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Irish Rail Conducting Overnight Works In Newbridge & Leixlip.

6am - 9am with Darragh O'Dea

Irish Rail is conducting overnight track works in two Kildare towns.

A project in Leixlip, between Confey and Louisa Bridge stations, began on Tuesday night, and will continue until Saturday.

And "major works" will take place ...

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Business News Briefing: Bosses Urged To Clear Up Good Friday Confusion.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Bosses are urged to clear up Good Friday confusion

and 

40% of people say recyclability of Easter Egg packaging is a priority

Kfm's Laura Donnelly reports:

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Shotgun Stolen During The Course Of A Burglary In Naas.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Gardaí are investigating the theft of a firearm from a house in the Broadfield area of Naas. 

The burglary took place on the Ballymore Road.

They broke into the unoccupied property via a back door yesterday between 11.45am and ...

2019-04-18 19:01 open_in_new
Procurement Of Contractor For Dublin Road/Poplar Square Works May Not Begin Until The Autumn.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Procurement of a contractor for works on the Dublin Road, and in Poplar Square, Naas, may not begin until the Autumn.

Kildare County Council has secured funding from NTA for the project.

While Poplar Square is in line for a €3 ...

2019-04-18 19:01 open_in_new
Listen: KCC Says New Athy Food, Drink & Skills Hub Will Cost In The Region Of €4 Million.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Kildare County Council says its new Food, Drink and Skills Innovation Hub will cost around €4 million.

The centre, in the Model School building, was formally launched today by Minister Heather Humpreys.

Coca-Cola is providing ...

2019-04-18 19:01 open_in_new
Changes In Road Layout On The Naas To Newbridge Dual Carriageway Come In To Effect Tonight.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Changes in road layout on parts of the Naas to Newbridge Road, come in to effect tonight.

Sections of the road, currently down to one lane in both directions, will be moved onto the new roundabout on the Newbridge side only of the M7 ...

2019-04-18 19:01 open_in_new
Kildare TD Appointed FF Director Of Elections For Divorce Referendum.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Fiona O’Loughlin has been appointed as Director of Elections for Fianna Fáil for the upcoming Divorce Referendum on May 24th.

The Kildare South TD said that the party would be campaigning for a Yes vote.

Previously ...

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Ambulance Staff Attached To Kildare Based Union To Escalate Industrial Action.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Ambulance workers with the Sallins-based Psychiatric Nurses Association are to escalate their industrial action.

Over 500 members of the PNA are involved in a row with management over union recognition.

They've already held six ...

2019-04-18 19:01 open_in_new
Tenders For The Development Of A Plan For New Robertstown Centre To Be Assessed.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Kildare County Council say that the tender process for a master plan of a new centre at Robertstown has been complete.

Assessment of tenders to develop a master plan for the 18 acre site will go ahead next week.

The council said ...

2019-04-18 17:58 open_in_new
Accessibility Of Playgrounds Is Considered During Design Phase Says KCC.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

Kildare County Council say that accessibility is a consideration in the design of every playground in the county.

The council was responding to Councillor Suzanne Doyle, who asked the council to consult with Enable Ireland and Autism ...

2019-04-18 17:58 open_in_new
Non-EEA Citizens Make Up 6% Of Kildare's Housing Support And Homeless List.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

There are 252 non-EEA citizens listed as homeless or seeking housing supports in Kildare last year.

That makes up 6.4 per cent of the total list. Those approved for social housing, seeking social housing and who are considered homeless ...

2019-04-18 17:58 open_in_new
Planning Permission Granted For 251 New Homes In Celbridge.

4pm - 7pm with Paul Power

An Bord Pleanala has granted planning permission for 251 new homes in Celbridge.

The application was made by O'Flynn Construction, under the Strategic Housing Development mechanism.

ABP has approved the delivery of 167 houses, 84 ...

2019-04-18 17:58 open_in_new
Listen: AGSI Says Commissioner Should Look Closely At The Basis For Complaints Against Members.

11am - 2pm with John Dunne

The AGSI says the Garda Commissioner should look more closely at whether there is a basis use of complaints as a barrier to promotion.

The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors says promotions for members are being blocked in ...

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