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Murder charge struck out because of a delay in serving book of evidence

A MURDER CHARGE relating to the death of a man in Athy, Co Kildare last year has been struck out because of a delay in presenting the complete book of evidence. 

A Kildare District Court judge yesterday ordered the charge facing Calvin Cullen, 20, of Greenhills, Athy, be struck out on the ...

2020-01-18 02:01 open_in_new
Lidl paused plans for a controversial Kildare store - but it hasn't thrown in the towel yet

LIDL HAS WITHDRAWN an appeal to overturn a refused planning application to build a second outlet in Naas, Co Kildare, which attracted heavy opposition from local residents and lobbyists after its initial application.

Late last year, the German supermarket giant was denied permission ...

2020-01-11 02:01 open_in_new
Plea for leniency rejected as man who is sole carer for elderly parents jailed for drug charge

A CIRCUIT COURT judge has rejected a plea for a suspended sentence for a first-time offender convicted of a drugs charge.

In Naas Circuit Court yesterday, Judge Michael O’Shea sentenced 39-year-old William Duff to seven years in prison, suspending the last three. Duff had been charged in ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Couple in Kildare sentenced over 'one of largest welfare fraud cases in the State'

A 36-YEAR-old man has been jailed for two years and his wife received a three-year suspended sentence for what has been described as one of the largest welfare fraud cases in the State.

The combined fraud totals more than €400,000 and took place over a period of more than eight ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
A new bus route will link Blanchardstown and Naas

A NEW BUS route will link Blanchardstown and Naas, via Maynooth.

The 139 route will begin operation next Monday and will run from IT Blanchardstown to Naas, serving Ongar, Leixlip, Maynooth, Rathcoffey, Clane and Sallins.

There will be nine services each way, seven days a week, with ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Have you seen 17-year-old Mario? He's been missing from Kildare for five weeks

Mario Tache

GARDAÍ IN KILDARE have appealed for the public’s help in locating 17-year-old Mario Tache.

Mario has been missing since Monday 11 June.

Originally from Balbriggan, north Dublin, he was last seen on Main Street in Naas on that date.

Despite ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Drunk driver caught doing more than 100 mph, driving (repeatedly) wrong way around roundabout

The car caught speeding, drink driving, and driving the wrong way around a roundabout in Donegal Source: Twitter/An Garda Síochána

EVERY BANK HOLIDAY brings with it pleas from the gardaí for Irish citizens to both mind themselves on the roads and obey the law.

There ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Irish vets call for ban on advertising involving 'flat-faced' dogs

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FOR MANY DOG-LOVERS in Ireland, the ‘flat-faced’ cuteness of dogs like pugs and bulldogs is irresistible.

What is less well-known is that such animals frequently suffer from severe breathing difficulties, as a result of the shortness of their skull ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Garda investigation after a number of shotguns stolen from Kildare armoury

GARDAÍ IN KILDARE are appealing for witnesses after a number of shotguns were stolen from a property.

Officers said the guns were taken from an armoury at a premises in Clane, Kildare between the hours of 9pm on Saturday night and 8am on Sunday morning.

No arrests have been ...

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Teenager (16) arrested after woman (51) left in serious condition following hit-and-run

A 51-YEAR-OLD pedestrian is in serious condition in hospital following a hit-and-run collision in Kildare. 

The collision happened on Canal Bridge, Osberstown, Naas at around 8.25pm yesterday evening when a car hit another parked car and then collided with the female ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Gardaí renew their appeal after fatal crash on Naas Road

GARDAI HAVE RENEWED their appeal for information following a fatal crash on the Naas Road which happened at the end of last month. 

At around 4.15am on Sunday 30 September a man was knocked down by a van.  The collision happened on the Naas Road inbound at Kingswood in Dublin. Gardaí ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Driver over alcohol limit arrested after colliding with lamp post, causing live electric wires to fall

A DRIVER HAS been arrested after crashing into a lamp post and being found three times over the legal alcohol limit. 

Motorist arrested for Drink Driving by Naas Gardai after colliding with a lamp post causing live electric wires to be strung across the road. He was over 3 ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Disqualified driver who caused collision was 'ten times over legal limit'

A DISQUALIFIED DRIVER was arrested at Carbury, Co Kildare for drunk driving and causing a collision.

According to Gardaí, the driver was 10 times over the legal limit and caused a collision He was arrested by the Naas Roads Policing Unit.

The man was brought straight to ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Man dies after being knocked down by 4x4 in Kildare

A MAN IN his 40s has died after he was knocked down and killed in Kildare. 

At around 6,50pm, the man was struck by a 4×4 on the Dublin Road in Monasterevin. He was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel but was pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
A place to grow old where you're 'never short of company'


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DENIS HYNES (77) has been living in McAuley Place – a living space for older people looking to downsize while still living independently – since 2011 and says it ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Conor McGregor given six-month driving ban for speeding

IRISH UFC STAR Conor McGregor has been banned from driving for six months for speeding at Naas District Court this afternoon.

McGregor was also fined €1,000 for the incident, which occurred in October of last year.  

Charges of not having a driving licence and not producing a ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Gardaí to deploy two speed vans after a number of serious incidents on M7 in Kildare

GARDAÍ HAVE ISSUED 500 fixed penalty notices for speeding since works have commenced on the M7 motorway between junction 8 Johnstown and junction 11 outside Newbridge, and have issued an urgent appeal to motorists using the route.

Two speed vans are set to be employed to deter motorists ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Teenage boy released without charge after woman is seriously injured in hit-and-run incident

A TEENAGE BOY who was detained in relation to a hit-and-run incident in Co Kildare has been released without charge.

The 16-year-old boy was taken into custody yesterday morning following a collision on Canal Bridge in Osberstown, Naas at about 8.25pm on Friday.

A car struck a ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Man to appear in court over David Boland murder

A MAN IS due to appear in court this morning in connection with the murder of David Boland.

The 20-year-old man will appear before Naas District Court at 9:30am, to be charged in connection with the case.

Boland (34), originally from Nurney, died from injuries sustained in a stabbing ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Woman dies in single-vehicle crash in Naas

A WOMAN HAS died in a single-vehicle collision in Co Kildare.

Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the collision at around 11pm yesterday.

The incident occurred at Rathangan Road, Allenwood South, Naas.

A 52-year-old woman, the driver and only occupant of the ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new
Kildare/Wicklow Education and Training Board office raided by gardaí

THE OFFICES OF the Kildare and Wicklow Education and Training Board (KWETB) in Naas were raided yesterday by gardaí. 

In a statement to, the gardaí said: 

“The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, with the assistance of detectives attached to the Kildare Division ...

2020-01-04 02:01 open_in_new