Kildare News

Centre opens in Athy for retired services personnel

AFTER six years in borrowed spaces, the Athy branch of the Óglaigh Náisiúnta na hÉireann (ONE) finally has its own premises on Duke Street which was opened with full pomp last week. This highly under-rated, quiet organisation has been looking...

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Progress continues on Athy ring road

THE long-awaited ring road project in Athy continues to move along, local councillors have been informed. According to a report...

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 1:01pm Read More

Council does its bit for water quality

WATER quality in Kildare is tested at least three days in every four  in an effort to keep the county’s...

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 10:51am Read More

Former youth club members take a trip down memory lane

WHEN past member Fintan Walsh, contacted the Aontas Ógra youth club in Athy to suggest an open night for fellow...

Tuesday, 10/12/19 - 3:04pm Read More

Outstanding response to KWWSPCA fundraiser

A RECENT fundraiser by The Kildare and West Wicklow Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (KWWSPCA) had a...

Tuesday, 10/12/19 - 1:10pm Read More

National News

No Lotto winner – jackpot heads for €2.5m

There was no winner of tonight’s Lotto Jackpot, worth €2m. The numbers drawn were 2, 9, 12, 21, 32 and 46, bonus number 41. There were no winners of the Lotto Plus and Lotto Plus One draws either. Follow @k_nationalist

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More than 300 arrested in 13 days as part of Christmas Road Safety Campaign

Gardaí have arrested 301 people on suspicion of drink or drug driving since starting their Christmas Road Safety Campaign less...

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 8:00pm Read More

Public bodies trying to find patterns as figures reveal ‘staggering’ level of insurance claims

The level of insurance claims paid out on behalf of local authorities so far this year has been labelled “staggering”...

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 6:20pm Read More

RTÉ defers decision on Lyric FM move

RTÉ has deferred a decision to move its Lyric FM radio station from Limerick. The State broadcaster said this move...

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 6:00pm Read More

‘I broke every bone in my face’ – RSA award winner urges people to keep feet off dashboard

A road safety campaigner is urging people to keep their feet off the dashboard. Grainne Kealy with her RSA Award....

Wednesday, 11/12/19 - 5:30pm Read More

Kildare Sport

James Roe Jnr claims the Sexton Trophy at awards ceremony in Dublin

JAMES Roe Jnr, a runner up in 2018, went one better this year by winning the Young Racing Driver of the Year award, while Josh McErlean was named Young Rally Driver of the Year at the event in the Citywest Hotel....

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Kildare to unleash their ‘hidden gem’

IT’S fair to say that Saturday game between Kildare and Longford will carry with it a little more intrigue for...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 4:19pm Read More

PLAY ON! – Athy RFC free to continue playing after insurance issue resolved

ATHY RFC have confirmed this afternoon that their insurance issue has been resolved and that they are free to continue...

Friday, 06/12/19 - 2:25pm Read More

Athy RFC release statement

IN light of the reports that emerged today confirming the difficulties that Athy Rugby Club are having in obtaining Public...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 6:48pm Read More

O’Connor names first Kildare team

JACK O’Connor has named his first Kildare matchday squad ahead of Saturday’s O’Byrne Cup game against Longford (St Conleths Park,...

Thursday, 05/12/19 - 6:41pm Read More

National Sport

Ian Foster appointed new All Blacks head coach

By Press Association New Zealand Rugby has appointed longtime All Blacks assistant head coach Ian Foster as the national side’s new head coach. The 54-year-old succeeds Steve Hansen in the position after eight years serving as his assistant. “It’s very...

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