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Snow / Ice weather warning for Kildare and rest of Ireland

Met Éireann has issued a Yellow Eeather Warning for Snow and Ice in Kildare and the rest of the country.

Forecasters warned of hazardous conditions in places overnight and Tuesday morning due to compacted snow and ice. They added: "Further snow showers also, heaviest in ...

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Driver speeding at 154 km per hour on the M9 tests positive for drugs

A driver was stopped while speeding 154 km per hour on the M9. 

Gardaí said the motorist tested positive for drug driving following a roadside drugs test.

He was already disqualified for six years.

The driver was arrested and charged.

Carlow Gardaí ...

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Overnight closures and diversions commence for M7 Naas-Newbridge upgrade works

Kildare motorists are being reminded that there will be closures and diversions in effect tonight to facilitate M7 Naas-Newbridge upgrade works.

Kildare County Council said that there will be temporary overnight (10.00pm to 5.00am) R445 carriageway closures and diversions which will ...

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KILDARE PROPERTY: Three bed terrace house for sale in Newbridge for €175,000

A 3 bedroom, mid terrace property situated in Newbridge Town Centre is on the market for €175,000.

The property, at 9 Artillery Place is in walk in condition, finished to a modern standard and offers great potential for both investors and first time buyers. Close to all local ...

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Kildare Gardai discover knives in driver's car at weekend

Naas Roads Policing Unit arrested the driver of this dangerously defective car for speeding and drug driving.

"The car had no insurance and the driver was also found in possession of three knives without lawful excuse," said a garda spokesperson.

Court proceedings to ...

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Kildare Town Community School to operate at full capacity to meet demand

The Principal of Kildare Town Community School has confirmed that enrolment numbers for September 2020 has increased by 51 in order to serve the needs of the school catchment area

Principal John Hayes said an emergency board meeting was held on Monday night, January 20 to discuss the ...

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Overcrowding at Naas Hospital with 23 patients waiting for beds today

There are currently 23 patients waiting for beds at Naas General Hospital today according to the latest Trolley Watch figures released by the INMO.

It is understood there are 19 patients in the emergency department and 4 on wards elsewhere at the Kildare hospital.

502 admitted ...

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Kildare Relay for Life 2020 kicks off

After many meetings and discussion Kildare Relay for Life 2020 is under starters orders with the venue for 2020 being confirmed as Naas Racecourse.

The date to be noted in all diaries is August 8 and 9 starting at 1pm on the Saturday and finishing 1pm on the ...

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Wintry showers and sunny spells on the way for Co Kildare today

There'll be sunshine and showers today for Co Kildare, with a chilly start and temperatures as low as -1C.

According to forecasters for Met Eireann, showers will be frequent for a time through the afternoon and will be wintry in nature mainly over hills and mountains. Highest temperatures ...

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Councillor fears low election turnout after 'confusing' Kildare South boundary changes

Offaly councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has said voters in Portarlington are faced with boundary changes excluding them from the Laois-Offaly constituency for the upcoming general election on February 8.

Portarlington, the second largest town in Laois now providing a population vote for the ...

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Kildare GAA: Ladies off to flying start

Kildare made the long journey to Kinawley GAA club on Sunday for the opening round of their 2020 Lidl NFL (Division 3) campaign, taking the points on offer against the home side Fermanagh.

Kildare opened the scoring with a point but this was soon cancelled out by a Smyth ...

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Cllr welcomes funding confirmed for road improvements at busy junction

Cllr Tracey O'Dwyer (Kildare Newbridge MD) welcomes confirmation that €10,000 in government funding has been allocated to Kinneagh Cross, for the purpose of road safety improvements.

“This is an extremely busy junction so it will be much-welcomed news” stated Cllr O'Dwyer “Not just ...

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Check out style at Carraig Donn, Whitewater Shopping Centre

Check out the fab style at Carraig Donn, Whitewater Shopping Centre, Newbridge 

Sale continues.

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LATEST: Pope Francis appoints Carlow-born Parish Priest of Newbridge as Bishop

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Dempsey, Parish Priest of Newbridge, as Bishop of the Diocese of Achonry.  

Carlow-born Fr Dempsey has been in his position in Newbridge since 2015 but has also served in other areas in the county such as Clane, ...

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LATEST: Parish Priest of Newbridge to be appointed Bishop

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Dempsey, Parish Priest of Newbridge as Bishop of the Diocese of Achonry in Connaught.

Carlow-born Fr Dempsey has been in his position in Newbridge since 2015 but has also served in other areas in the county such as Clane, ...

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Young people honoured in annual Kildare Garda Youth Awards

Ten prestigious Garda Youth Awards were presented at Punchestown at the annual Kildare Garda Youth Awards in association with Newbridge Silverware on Friday.

The event was attended by a host of dignitaries including MC for the evening 2FM’s Keith Walsh, An Ceann Comhairle Seán ...

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Kildare man wins major cinematography award in Hollywood

Great excitement in Hollywood, Los Angeles on Saturday night for the hosting of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) with three Irish men contesting an awards category.

Among them was John Conroy of Naas, who was announced the winner of Motion Picture/Miniseries/Pilot made for ...

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Water mains improvement works in Newbridge

Irish Water wish to advise customers in Dara Park, Moorefield, Highfield Estate, Piercetown, Páirc Mhuire, Charleton Avenue, The Maples Apartments, Weston Apartments and surrounding areas in Newbridge, that as part of water mains improvement works being delivered, there may be disruption ...

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Deaths in Kildare-Monday, 27 January, 2020

The death has occurred of Goretti BYRNE (née Woodbyrne) Clane, Kildare / Walkinstown, Dublin Byrne (nee Woodbyrne), Goretti, Clane, Co. Kildare and late of Walkinstown, Dublin 12, January 26th 2020, peacefully at Naas Hospital, after a short illness. Deeply regretted by her loving ...

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Firefighters respond to car fire

This was the scene when firefighters were called to a car fire on the N81 near Baltinglass last week. 

The local Baltinglass crew extinguished the vehicle in the early hours of the morning. 

Car fires can generate intense heat - over 2 megawatts (MW) - due to the burning of ...

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Traffic update: yet another collision on the M7 eastbound at J9 Naas North

AA Roadwatch notify there is a crash on the M7 eastbound at J9 Naas North; traffic is slow from there through to J8 Johnstown.

Busy then passing J7 Kill and again approaching the Red Cow Interchange on the N7.

Please remember, there is a reduced speed limit of 80kmph in place for ...

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