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Kildare volunteer shortlisted for prestigious award

Co Kildare woman Aideen Dowling has been shortlisted in the Sports and Recreation category for her dedication to Special Olympics Leinster as part of the twelfth annual Volunteer Ireland Awards 2019. The awards will be presented on 6 December. Originally from Leixlip and living in Clane, ...

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Landmark Kildare pub being sold could be new boutique hotel

A well-known former pub in Kildare which has been closed for several years is due to be sold at an auction with a guide price of €380,000. It could be a boutique hotel, according the the auctioneers. 

The former Grace’s Bar on Market Square in Kildare town is going under the ...

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New residential care hub for Naas moves a step closer with contract signing

A group behind a new residential care facility for young adults who leave State care are fundraising for €250,000 to complete the project. The Homeless Care CLG charity is converting derelict properties near the Bundle of Sticks Roundabout in Naas into 12 studio apartments. Cleary Doyle ...

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Family of Ana Kriegel lodge formal complaint about school bullying to KWETB

The family of tragic teenager Ana Kriegel has lodged a formal complaint with the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) over how her school responded to allegations that the 14-year-old was being subjected to bullying and harassment by teenagers.

The KWETB confirmed to ...

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The Crossings Naas to host Christmas Corolla Collection

The Crossings Naas are once again hosting their Christmas Corolla Collection. “We’re asking the people of Kildare to donate toys and foodstuffs to be distributed and donated to the St Vincent de Paul locally” said Liam Fitzpatrick of the Crossings.


“People can ...

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WATCH: It is officially snowing in Kildare

Met Éireann has a Status Yellow warning now in effect for snow, with parts of Kildare expected to be affected.

Check out the video below of the  snow falling in Athy this afternoon. 

Wait for it!

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Kildare's James Roe Jnr makes final three for Young Driver of the Year

James Roe Jnr from Sallins, remains on course to claim the prestigious Young Driver of the Year Award, having being named in the final three nominations from the original list  of six.

Along with Roe the other two drivers are Max Hart – British Monoposto 1000 ...

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Gardai investigating after three males break into Clane home

Gardai are appealing for information on a burglary at a Clane home.

SEE ALSO: Man stabbed with syringe during incident in Newbridge

The incident happened on Wednesday, November 6 at The Cloisters, Abbeylands.

Gardai say three men entered the home and stole a number of ...

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Kildare GAA: Mick Gorman unopposed for position of Co. Board Chairman

Not unexpectedly St Laurence's Clubman Mick Gorman, is the sole nomination for the position of Kildare GAA Chairman, replacing Ger Donnelly whose five year term comes to an end at the December Convention.

Having served, successfully, as Vice Chairman for the last five years Mick Gorman's ...

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Newbridge gardai assist with €90,000 drugs seizure in Meath

As part of an intelligence led operation, Gardaí from the Meath Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Armed Support Unit Newbridge, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and local Gardaí, carried out a search of a property in Laytown yesterday, November 12.

SEE ...

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Man ‘will be jailed’ if he keeps animals, says judge in Kildare animal cruelty case

A man who was convicted on animal cruelty charges will be put under a Probation bond for a year after he appeared at Naas District Court on November 5.

Last March, Seamus Duffy (68), of Ballykilroe, Ballinagore, Westmeath, appeared on animal cruelty charges. He had previously been ...

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Man stabbed with syringe during incident in Newbridge

Gardai in Newbridge have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed with a syringe as he walked home from socialising in the town.

SEE ALSO: Burglars break into Newbridge home while woman was alone inside

The incident happened last Saturday, November 9 on the Athgarvan ...

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Burglars break into Newbridge home while woman was alone inside

Gardai in Newbridge are investigating a break-in to a home in Newbridge, while a woman was alone inside.

SEE ALSO: Thieves steal charity box from Kildare Lidl store

On Sunday morning, October 10, two men broke into the home in the Milltown area through the kitchen ...

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Thieves steal charity box from Kildare Lidl store

Gardai are investigating after a group of males broke into Lidl in Sallins last night, November 12.

SEE ALSO: Status Yellow rainfall warning for Kildare with 'sleet and snow' forecasted

Gardai say four males in a red Ford Fiesta pulled up to the store at 11:10pm. Three males got ...

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Drunken dad who forcibly pushed girlfriend fined €500 at Athy District court

A man who was before Athy District Court on Tuesday, November 12 after he smashed up a TV and a window causing €1,000 worth of damage and forcibly pushed his girlfriend while drunk was fined €500.

Judge Desmond Zaidan applied reporting restrictions on to the case as the couple share a ...

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Kildare man went on stag party with father - hours after father dismembered victim's body with chainsaw

A man accused of impeding the investigation into the murder of Kenneth O'Brien went on his stag party to Latvia with his father, just days after his father had dismembered the victim's body with a chainsaw, a Central Criminal Court trial has heard. 

The jury was listening to ...

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Concern over safety and congestion at Naas schools

Concern has been expressed over safety at the Piper’s Hill education campus in Naas.

And two Naas politicians are to raise the issue at the next meeting of the Naas Municipal District.

Read more County Kildare news

Green Party councillor Vincednt P Martin has asked Kildare ...

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IDA buys huge 211 acre site in heart of Kildare

The IDA has bought a huge 211 acre site just outside Newbridge, near the new Lidl distribution centre and the Pfizer facility.

It is understood that site was facilitated by NAMA which held security over the site. It’s believed it could be developed into a business park or for one single ...

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Overcrowding continues to rise at Naas Hospital

The number of patients being treated on trolleys at Naas Hospital continues to increase. There are 20 patients ontrolleys at the facility today. This compares with 16 yesterday and nine on Monday, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Read more County Kildare ...

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Married mum of one and Civil Defence officer laid to rest

A married mother and a member of the Civil Defence was laid to rest on Tuesday.  Nicola Dollard is sadly mourned by her husband Damien and son Andrew, her parents Carmel and Gerry, brother John and sister Michelle.

Co Laois resident Nicola is also missed by brother in law Alan, ...

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Work on new 1,000 student Naas school to start soon

Work on the construction of the new second level school in Naas could start before the end of the month.

There has been no official announcement as yet but it’s understood that Ganson Building and Civil Engineering Contractors has secured the contract to build the new school on an ...

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