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Dry, warm weather triggers risk of forest and gorse fires

The Department of Agriculture has issued a warning about the risk of forest fires.

It has issued an Orange alert - the third highest of four warning levels - which will remain in place until the end of the week.

The department issued the warning because of high pressure weather ...

2019-05-14 13:13 open_in_new
Naas General Hospital is busiest facility in the Eastern region with 30 patients on trolleys today

There are now 30 people being treated on trolleys at Naas General Hospital today.

That's up from 27, yesterday, and is the highest figure figure in the Eastern Region today.

Nationwide, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation reports that there are 466 patients on trolleys at ...

2019-05-14 13:13 open_in_new
Co Kildare obituaries: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

May Derrick Rest In Peace

Reposing at his parent's home in Ballyhagen, Carbury, Co. Kildare (EIR CODE W91 K8P4) this Tuesday from 12 noon to 8pm with Rosary at 8pm. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 1.30pm in Holy Trinity Church, Derrinturn followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family ...

2019-05-14 12:10 open_in_new
Another gloriously sunny day ahead for Co Kildare with top temperatures of 21C

It's set to be another warm, sunny day ahead for Co Kildare with temperatures rising as high as 21C.

Dry today with hazy sunshine. Top temperatures will range 18 to 21 degrees generally but only reaching 14 to 17 degrees in coastal areas due to onshore, southeasterly winds.

Dry ...

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Baltinglass Garda District has a new Garda Superintendent

An Garda Síochána confirmed that Superintendent Martin Creighton has moved to the Baltinglass Garda District.

The allocation took effect on Thursday, May 9 resulting from recent promotions. In other promotions for Kildare and West Wicklow at the end of March, Superintendent Oliver ...

2019-05-14 12:10 open_in_new
GALLERY: Fundraising concert for McAuley Place in the Osprey Hotel with the St Mary's Brass and Reed Band Maynooth and the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band 

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President Higgins opens exhibition in Kilcock Art Gallery

A Kildare based Art Gallery saw the official opening of an exhibition of Bronzes by John Behan RHA (1938 -2019) by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Kilcock on Saturday.

This exhibition of bronzes is a reflection on the sculptor’s output over the last 50 years ...

2019-05-14 10:04 open_in_new
Naas Racecourse running competition to find tidiest estate in town

The competition is heating up both on and off the track at Naas Racecourse. The Kildare track recently launched a new initiative which aims to encourage locals to embrace their local racetrack and to connect with the local community in a meaningful way. To celebrate the Naas Town Goes ...

2019-05-14 10:04 open_in_new
Charity walk on Lugnaquilla to raise funds for St Brigid's Hospice

The Lugnaquilla / Eamonn Murray Memorial Charity Walk Sunday June 23 at 2pm.

Enjoy a magnificent walk along Wicklow’s highest mountain, while raising much needed funds for two charities.

The group will be leaving from Fenton’s Bar at 2pm.

Complimentary Refreshments will ...

2019-05-14 09:01 open_in_new
Young Kildare magician on Ellen DeGeneres Show

Ireland's Got Talent star Aidan McCann (9) won the heart of Ellen DeGeneres on her show today.

The self-taught magician, from Co Kildare, did a series of tricks for Ellen using just a deck of cards, a blank CD, a blank CD case and a notebook.

And the US talk show queen was ...

2019-05-14 01:40 open_in_new
North Kildare TD voices serious concerns with 'people living in rental accommodation struggling to keep roofs over their heads while living with the daily fear of sudden rent hikes or eviction notices'

Deputy Catherine  Murphy said:“The cost of housing including astronomical rents is the single biggest driver of the high cost of living for people. Instead of getting on with building affordable homes, the Fine Gael government continues to pretend that the market can solve this escalating ...

2019-05-14 00:37 open_in_new
Stunning 5-bed home near Robertstown includes a paddock, large garage and 2 acres of land for €529K

This fantastic 5-bedroom home close to Robertstown will ideally suit a family with horses as it includes 2 acres of private land, a large paddock, and a garage perfect for conversion for an asking price of €529,000.

This beautiful detached home "Woodlands View", Brockagh, Robertstown, ...

2019-05-14 00:37 open_in_new
Co Kildare commuters could be facing many more years on overcrowded trains

Co Kildare commuters could be facing several more years on overcrowded trains.

Fianna Fáil candidate for Midlands-North-West Brendan Smith TD warns that  Kildare commuters face years on over subscribed trains as it emerges no new carriages are on order or have been bought in the past ...

2019-05-13 23:34 open_in_new
Co Kildare families in emergency accommodation with appeals for the public to support Raise the Roof Initiative this Saturday

This Saturday appeals are being made for as much public support as possible in the latest Raise the Roof Initiative, protesting against escalating levels of homelessness, at a time when 138 households in Co Kildare are in emergency accommodation.

Congress is strongly urging union members ...

2019-05-13 23:34 open_in_new
Golf Classic in Palmerstown Golf Club to raise funds for Naas CBS

A Golf classic being held this Friday in Palmerstown Golf Club in aid of Naas CBS, including a silent auction on a number items.

The Lots include:

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2019-05-13 21:28 open_in_new
Curragh / Naas Orienteering Club hosting summer events beginning tomorrow

The first event in the 2019 Summer Series organised by Curragh / Naas Orienteering Club takes place next Tuesday night (14th) on our urban Naas map.

See more HERE.

Registration/Start and Finish are all based in the rear car park in Naas Hospital (Beside St Mary's building) - the ...

2019-05-13 19:22 open_in_new
Rural Kildare families ‘had to leave their homes’ due to development disruption

Residents living in the rural area of Grangebeg (between Ballymore Eustace and Dunlavin) were relieved to learn that Kildare County Council recently issued an enforcement order (UD7279) regarding a “Possible Unauthorised Development at Grange Beg, Dunlavin, Co Kildare”. The order was in ...

2019-05-13 18:19 open_in_new
Newbridge to Osberstown interceptor sewer at cost of €30million

A €30 million new sewerage system connecting Newbridge to the Osberstown Wastewater Treatment Plant has been launched.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, on Friday, last,  marked the beginning of works on the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme Contract ...

2019-05-13 18:19 open_in_new
Call For Kildare Co Council to act on vacant properties in Newbridge

Mr Delaney has also called for action to be taken with the many suitable similar properties in the Newbridge area as it reduces anti social behaviour in our estates and helps alleviate the housing crisis at the same time.

Mr Delaney said that the Council placed the matter in the hands of ...

2019-05-13 17:16 open_in_new
Kildare mum-of-two wins €30,000 on Winning Streak at the weekend

A Kildare mum went on a €30,000 Winning Streak of her own when she appeared on the National Lottery Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One last Saturday, 11 May.

Mum-of-two, Melissa Kearney, from Castledermot, Co. Kildare, was delighted with her haul of €30,000 in cash from the ...

2019-05-13 17:16 open_in_new
Footpath improvement works being carried out in Maynooth to last 4 weeks

Kildare County Council has confirmed that footpath improvement works will be carried out in Maynooth over the next four weeks.

It is understood that footpath improvement works are being carried out on the Newtown Road, Maynooth.

These works will be ongoing from Thursday 9 May ...

2019-05-13 16:13 open_in_new