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Pressure from Kildare on insurance change

The government is coming under pressure over problems with both house and community  insurance from Kildare county councillors.

The government is coming under pressure over problems with both house and community  insurance from Kildare county councillors.

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National Transport body to address Kildare County Council

National transport body to address Kildare County Council

A presentation from the National Transport Authority will be made to Kildare County Council next Monday, March 25.

The presentation will be held at 12.00 noon at the Council headquarters in  Áras Chill Dara, Devoy ...

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US and German bands march in Celbridge parade in Kildare

Over four hundred people took part in the Celbridge St Patrick’s Day street parade on March 17.

The groups included the Palm Springs High Spirit of the Sands travel band from California, USA, and the Musikverein Offingen band from Offingen, a village of 500 people between ...

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Kildare County Council to hold April public meeting over Harbour Field future design

 Kildare County Council is to hold a public consultation meeting about Maynooth’s  Harbour Field on April 5.

On March 14, councillors were told by Council official, Mairead Hunt, that the Maynooth Health Check, completed last November,  found that the the overwhelming ...

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Kildare gardai warn gardeners over stolen equipment

Gardai at Naas have advised people to be wary of the  theft of gardening equipment from garden shed as the summer gardening season begins, which is around now.

Following a break in at a  shed at Caragh View, Caragh, Naas on Friday, March 15, Garda Sergeant Gerry Goode said ...

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Kidlare man arrested twice in Newbridge on St Patrick's Day

Gardai in Newbridge arrested one man twice around the St Patrick's Day parade.

Gardai said the initial arrest was made around 1.00pm as a result of a public order drink related incident in the town.

SEE ALSO: Pictures: St Patrick's Day Parade in Newbridge

The man ...

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Big plans for Kildare Relay on Road cancer fundraising group

A Newbridge secondary school will play a major role in a fundraising initiative for the Irish Cancer Society.

The Relay on the Road group said that with the support of the principal and staff of Patrician Secondary College, Newbridge, over 500 students will walk over two million ...

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WATCH: Great scenes from St Patrick's Day Parades in Newbridge, Monasterevin and Clane

Leinster Leader photographer Tony Keane was on hand on Sunday to capture the magic and fun of St Patrick's Day parades in Newbridge, Monasterevin and Clane - can you spot yourself in the parade or in the crowds?

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Pictures from the Newbridge parade

Pictures from the ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
Mixed weather in Kildare and Leinster says Met Eireann

The weather outlook for the Kildare area and Leinster, today, Monday, March 18 is cloudy and misty with some rain and drizzle, persistent at times this morning, according to Met Eireann.

Some dry spells developing this afternoon, with the rain tending to become more scattered. Top ...

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KILDARE BEER COLUMN: Ice cold in Alex — is a chilled beer worth waiting for?

Fizzy thirst-quenching ice-cold beer on a hot day is one of life’s simple pleasures. During a sweltering summer spent in Spain as a student, it was small beers from the fridge that started a love affair with beer but as delicious as this experience was, not all brews should be served ...

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Naas IT firm Novi's €200,00 contract with CarePlus pharmacy

Naas information technology company Novi, based at Millennium Park, has designed and implemented a new IT infrastructure for CarePlus Pharmacy, an independent retail pharmacy group, in a deal worth €200,000.

The project will enhance data security and mobile working capabilities for ...

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Country's first Irish language plan launched in Kildare

A Sallins cultural group, Sult na Sollán, can take credit for much of the work that has gone into the launch of a five year Irish language plan launched last week in Naas.

County Kildare is the first county in Ireland to publish an Irish language plan with a clear vision, specific ...

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KILDARE ANIMAL RESCUE: Baby badger has long...road ahead

Our first little orphaned badger cub of the year arrived nearly two weeks ago. He was so tiny he could fit in the palm of your hand.

Read also: Kildare's Ryan's Pharmacy wins top national business award

How he became to be orphaned is not exactly known. He was found by an ...

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Submissions sought on plans for Newbridge's cultural quarter

Members of the public have until March 15 to make submissions on plans to develop a cultural quarter in Newbridge.

Kildare County Council is seeking people’s opinions on how they feel a cultural quarter will benefit the town.

Submissions may be made by email to ...

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Former Newbridge soldiers remember their fallen comrades

The St Conleth’s Branch Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen (ONE) in Newbridge held a wreath laying ceremony at the ONE memorial at Newbridge Town Hall on Saturday February 23.

The group gathered to remember those members who are no longer with them.

Michael Kinahan, President, ...

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PICTURES: Monasterevin St Patrick's Day Parade

Students and parents protesting against the delay in the construction of a new school building for the town's St Paul's Secondary School were among the marchers in this year's Monasterevin St Patrick's Day Parade.

The parade was the focal point of a day of family fun in the town, which ...

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PICTURES: Clane St Patrick's Day Parade

Crowds turned out to celebrate at the St Patrick's Day parade in Clane on Sunday afternoon. For more pictures from this and parades across Kildare, see Tuesday's Leinster Leader.


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PICTURES: St Patrick's Day Parade in Newbridge

The rain showers didn't stop the crowds having fun at this afternoon's St Patrick's Day parade in Newbridge. For more photos from parades across Kildare, see next week's Leinster Leader.


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KILDARE OPINON: We’re beginning to realise that we need alternatives to commuting

At the very best of times, a gathering of politicians and the launch of another “plan” is enough to make most of us head for the hills. And there were plenty of politicians in Naas, principally of the Government variety, for the launch of an enterprise plan in February.

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2019-03-17 08:10 open_in_new
Newbridge student gets award for top Leaving Cert Maths results

Colin Smyth from Patrician Secondary School was presented with a Most Meritorious Award for his achievements in the Leaving Cert Maths exam 2018.

This means he had the highest result in the subject in Ireland. The awards ceremony took place at Maynooth University on the last weekend in ...

2019-03-17 08:10 open_in_new
Naas man Ber Wheeler celebrates 80th birthday

Naas man Ber Wheeler celebrated a significant landmark last week — his 80th birthday.

The town’s population may be expanding at a rate of knots.

But Mr Wheeler represents a shrinking minority — families who are from Naas and still living there.

In this case, the Wheeler ...

2019-03-17 08:10 open_in_new