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Kildare motorists nabbed for speeding during National Slow Down Day

Several Kildare motorists were caught doing excessive speed on the county's roads during today's National Slow Down Day garda operation.

Read also: LIVE BLOG: Kildare votes in Local Election 20019 #LE19

The National Slow Down Day started at 7am this morning and will run for 24 ...

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27.5% of council seats are held by women - will this election increase that?

There are currently 11 women on Kildare County Council, making up 27.5% of the 40 seats.

They come from most parties and none, and while arguably it is a low percentage relative to the fact that there are slightly more women than men living in Kildare, it is still more than ever ...

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TriAthy swim takes place this Sunday

Organisers are gearing up for TriAthy which is taking place in Athy on Saturday, June 1, 2019 however the swim part of the event will take place this Sunday.

SwimAthy takes place on the Sunday before TriAthy and the advice to all those taking part is to calm the nerves and check out the ...

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Ireland weather forecast for the weekend from Met Eireann

The weather forecast for Ireland from Met Eireann for the weekend is for it to be mainly cloudy with rain at times with some spells of sunshine.

The weather forecast for Saturday from Met Eireann is for it to be rather cloudy at first with patches of light rain or drizzle, mainly affecting ...

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JOBS ALERT: We are hiring! Iconic Newspapers is hiring an advertising assistant

Iconic Newspapers is hiring an advertising assistant at their planning and service desk in Portlaoise. 

The position offers an attractive salary package in a modern office space in the heart of Portlaoise.

If you have a good knowledge of/or interest in print and digital media ...

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Volunteers sought for Naas music festival in return for free access

The Forever Young festival is seeking volunteers  for the event which takes place at Palmerstown House in Naas from July 5 to July 7

The festival will  run by a charity organisation and it aims to raise money for a new initiative, to set up new veterinary treatment centres across ...

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All Ireland soccer trophy for Kildare school, Clane's Scoil Mhuire

A young Kildare school team achieved all Ireland success on Thursday when Clane’s Scoil Mhuire's U14 side won the FAI U14 Schools A soccer competition in Athlone with a 2-0 win over St Joseph's from Galway.

The Clane side went ahead in the 5 minute when Ruan Kane curled in a free kick to ...

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Kildare housing application for over 200 residences in Kilcock

A planning application for over two hundred houses in Kilcock has been lodged with An Bord Pleanala.

Glenveagh Homes Limited has applied to build the third phase of a development at Branganstown.

SEE ALSO: Irish Water investing in two Kildare wastewater plants

The ...

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10 month sentence for man with child pornography convictions who failed to update Gardai on whereabouts

A man has been jailed for 10 months for failing to inform gardai of his presence in the country.

The man, Mohammed Yaqub, 55, of Allenview, Allenwood - although he had in more recent times been living in his car - has convictions in the UK for possession of child pornography, and is on the ...

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Irish Water investing in two Kildare wastewater plants

Irish Water is upgrading the wastewater treatment plant in Robertstown and the pumping station in Maynooth, as part of a large scale nationwide scheme to benefit communities and safeguard the environment.

The works are being carried out in partnership with Kildare County ...

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Meet the 2019 Kildare Roses: Kathryn Walsh and Lauren Murray

16 Lilywhite ladies will battle it out this Saturday, May 25 to become the 2019 Kildare Rose.

The gala selection night will be held in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, which is the competition’s main sponsor, and will be hosted by Galway Bay Fm presenter Ollie Turner who has been on ...

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Get up, get out and vote - Why your vote is important today

Just over half (1.7 million) of those people eligible to vote actually made it their business to go to their local polling station and vote in the 2014 Local Elections. 

A similar number didn't vote while many people feel disillusioned with local, national and European politics, it is ...

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Huge accolade for Naas accountant Eilis Quinlan

A Naas accountant has been named Accountant of the Year.

Eilis Quinlan, principal of Quinlan & Co, was last evening (May 23) honoured with the award by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

The ACCA is the global body for professional accountants all over the ...

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Bringing your dog to a Kildare polling station? Make sure to hashtag it on twitter!

For some years the hash tag #dogsatpollingstations has been trending strongly on social media around the time of elections, big, small, locals and national.

It has lead to some hilarious and/or cute pictures appearing on twitter.

Not to be left out, the Leinster Leader is ...

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Meet the 2019 Kildare Roses: Hayley Speight Madden and Joanne Byrne

16 Lilywhite ladies will battle it out this Saturday, May 25 to become the 2019 Kildare Rose.

The gala selection night will be held in the Westgrove Hotel, Clane, which is the competition’s main sponsor, and will be hosted by Galway Bay Fm presenter Ollie Turner who has been on ...

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How the weather is looking today in County Kildare

It will be mostly cloudy this morning with a few patches of light rain, accordint to Met Eireann. Some sunshine will break through during the afternoon but there is the chance of a few showers breaking out also. Highest temperatures ranging 16 to 19 degrees in mostly light breezes.

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Kildare schools awarded for water conservation - Schools honoured for work

Kildare students were honoured for their efforts in promoting water conservation and awareness at the An Taisce Green-Schools regional awards in The Helix, DCU this week.

Seven Kildare schools were amongst the 119 school nationwide to receive a Green Flag under the Water theme. The Water ...

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Apartments being planned for former shop in Naas

Five apartments are being planned for the site of the former Mattimoe’s Londis convenience store in Naas. 

The well-known newsagents on North Main Street sadly closed in January 2017 after 33 years.

Planning permission has now been lodged to Kildare Co Council to demolish ...

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Deaths in Kildare - Friday, May 24, 2019

Richard (Dick) Harte – Celbridge

May 23 2019 (peacefully) in the loving care of the staff at Glenashling Nursing Home, Celbridge. Richard (Dick) (in his 92nd year), beloved husband of the late Jane (Betty) and dear father of Celine, Martin, Pauline, Christine and Kevin and a ...

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CRACKDOWN: Kildare driver caught travelling 77km in 60km zone as part of 24-hour Garda speed checks

A Kildare driver was detected travelling 77km/h in a 60km/h zone on the M7 at Lewistown, Naas as part of National Slow Down Day. 

Read also: KILDARE PROPERTY WATCH: Site with planning for 16 homes sells for €525,000

Between 7am and 8:30am this morning, An Garda ...

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