Irish News

Leinster Leader

Kildare man concerned at direction of graves in new cemetery

A Rathangan man has raised concerns that a new cemetery being created in the town will not have graves facing the east.

It is customary in numerous religions and most Christian denominations that graves are aligned towards the sun.

Local man Eamon Broughan said he always believed ...

yesterday 17:52 open_in_new
Dog poop discrimination in Kildare meeting told


Dog walkers in Celbridge and north Kildare are having a dogs life over dog poop and there are claims  that Dublin dogs are being served better than Kildare pooches, judging by a discussion on fouling bags and bins at a Kildare County Council meeting.

Celbridge ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Kildare mum’s plea for help to fund wheelchair accessible car for son with special needs

A Co. Kildare mother has made a plea for help to fund a wheelchair accessible car for her son.

Lyndsey Keogh from Nurney has an 8-year-old son with special needs.

Alex Kenny has a condition called polymicrogyria, a rare brain condition, and microcheaphly and hyptiona.

“He ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Famous painting to hang in historic Kildare venue

The Office of Public Works (OPW), together with the Castletown Foundation, have acquired a portrait of a former Duchess of Leixlip which will hang at Castletown House in Celbridge, county Kildare.

The OPW has acquired the portrait of Emily Fitzgerald, the Duchess of Leinster, ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Calls for ramps funding for Newbridge estate to be prioritised

A Kildare TD has urged Kildare County Council to prioritise the funding for ramps in the Oaks estate, Newbridge.

Read also: Clarity needed from the Charities Regulator over sale of Newbridge's O’Modhrain Hall

She said she has been calling for these ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Thyestes Day really is something special

Even though we live in a vastly changing and different world to the one of ‘yesteryear’, there are some things which never seem to lose their magic. When it comes to the world of racing, this Thursday’s Thyestes Chase day is one of those things which is the same it was 30 years ago. ...

yesterday 16:49 open_in_new
Clarity needed from the Charities Regulator over sale of Newbridge's O’Modhrain Hall

A number of local County Councillors have vented their frustration at the lack of communication from the Charities Regulator in relation to the sale of O’Modhrain Hall.

Members of the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District agreed to write to the regulator to find out how the interests ...

yesterday 15:46 open_in_new
Kildare man pleads guilty to possession of revolver and ammunition, one day after trial on firearms charges opens

A Kildare man has pleaded guilty at the non-jury Special Criminal Court to possession of a revolver and ammunition, one day after his trial on firearms charges opened. 

Sean Ruth, 29, with an address at Blacktrench, Rathangan, Co Kildare admitted today, Tuesday, January 22, to ...

yesterday 13:40 open_in_new
Kildare County Councillor calls for full time Garda station in Maynooth

A spate of burglaries in Maynooth has prompted a call for full time Garda station in the town.

Cllr Naoise Ó Ceiriúl claims that yesterday evening, Monday, January 22 saw a number of burglaries in the town, especially houses in new estates like Hayfield and Carton Wood were ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
WE HAVE A WINNER: The best cafe in Kildare as voted by you..

We asked YOU to decide where the best cafe in Kildare is, and you answered by voting in your thousands.

The competition was heated, but there was only one winner in the end - well done to Rye River Cafe, Kilcock who scooped a massive 35% of the overall vote.

Followed in ...

yesterday 12:37 open_in_new
Living it up at the K Club - two properties up for sale

The K Club is a beautifully restored Georgian Estate with its origins dating back to the 6th century and comprises 550 acres with the River Liffey flowing through the middle of the demesne.

Read also: Two Kildare athletes gear up for Special Olympics World Games in Abu ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Overcrowding eases at Naas Hospital

Overcrowding problems have eased somewhat at Naas Hospital today.

There are 15 patients being treated on trolleys having come in through the hospital's accident and emergency department. There were 25 people on trolleys there yesterday, making it one of the worst hospitals in the eastern ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Two Kildare athletes gear up for Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi

This March, two Kildare athletes will travel to Abu Dhabi to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. 

Read also: Kildare town's Sensational Kids honoured at Social Enterprise awards

Part of a 91-strong Team Ireland squad, these athletes will represent their ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Asthma Society’s top tips on managing your asthma during the cold weather

The Asthma Society warns people with asthma to stay safe during very cold weather because of the risk of an attack.

 Sarah O’Connor, CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland, urged sufferers to be extra cautious.

“Cold weather is a serious trigger for many people with asthma. ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Kill's pedestrian lights will disappear in April

The temporary pedestrian traffic lights provided in Kill village in the wake of an accident involving a young girl will be removed.

The light will be taken away when the works to widen the M7 are completed and this is expected to happen at the end of April.

This is despite pressure ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Gardai appeal for information after youth is struck and injured in Straffan hit and run

Naas gardai are appealing for information after a youth was injured in an hit-and-run yesterday, Monday January 21.

The incident happened at Ovidstown, Straffan at approximately 5:10pm.

According to gardai, the youth was struck by a blue car, possibly a BMW, which left the ...

yesterday 11:34 open_in_new
Corban's Lane needs to be cleaned more regularly

Corban’s Lane in Naas needs to be cleaned more regularly. That’s according to Cllr. Carmel Kelly, who requested a review of the street cleaning plan. She said outside areas like Corban’s Lane should be included in the schedule and the road sweeper should be used more often.

However ...

yesterday 10:31 open_in_new
In this week's Leinster Leader

Heartbreak for Two Mile House as they lose out for an All Ireland final spot by a point. Report, reaction and comment.

As the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues get under way this weekend, we preview the Leagues, interviews with managers and players and look ahead to all the ...

yesterday 10:31 open_in_new
Cold and dry as Co. Kildare escapes the worst of the weather

Met Eireann says it will be very cold today, with a mix of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers, some of sleet and snow in the morning, but turning mainly to rain and sleet during the day, with a risk of snow mainly over high ground. Maximum temperatures 3 to 6 Celsius, in moderate to ...

yesterday 09:28 open_in_new
Money stolen from house in Allenwood

A small sum of cash was robbed from a house in Allenwood.

Gardai say three men entered the house at Allenwood South between 6.35 pm - 9.45 pm on January 16 through an unlocked back door.

Keys were taken inside and used to gain access to another section of the dwelling.

yesterday 09:28 open_in_new
Kildare town's Sensational Kids honoured at Social Enterprise awards

Kildare-based Social Enterprise, Sensational Kids, were honoured at the Social Enterprise Development Fund showcase event in Dublin.

Sensational Kids provide nationwide subsidised early intervention services for children who have a special educational needs.

Since being an announced ...

yesterday 09:28 open_in_new