Kildare News

Mum urges people to keep social distancing as she fears for health of her vulnerable son

By Conor Forrest THE mother of a medically vulnerable teenager has stressed the importance of people practising social distancing. Aisling McNiffe from Ardclough explained that the canal near their home is great for walks but has been “manic” since the...

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Councillor calls for planning applications for large housing developments in Celbridge and Kilcock to be rejected

Social Democrats Councillor Aidan Farrelly is hoping An Bord Pleanála rejects two Strategic Housing Development applications for North Kildare, calling...

Friday, 29/05/20 - 9:17am Read More

19 Kildare schools awarded the Green Flag

During May, schools in Kildare were among the 750 nationwide awarded the Green Flag for their work on the themes...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 9:01pm Read More

Castledermot man tells of life in lockdown in Singapore

Richard Hennessy, originally from Castledermot, lives in Singapore, where he works as an educational psychologist. He’s also a founding member...

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Six further Covid-19 cases in Kildare

This evening’s figures from the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) show there have been an additional six cases of Covid-19...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 6:35pm Read More

Cocaine seized and two arrests following search operations in Portlaoise and Kildare

Gardaí from the DMR West Divisional Drug Unit, investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in West Dublin and...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 6:10pm Read More

Kildare nursing home has greatest number of Covid 19 deaths in care centres in country

By Finian Coghlan THE nursing home with the greatest number of Covid-19 deaths in Ireland is in Kildare, it was...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 4:30pm Read More

National News

Majority of those who died with Covid-19 had underlying condition, figures reveal

By Joel Slattery Almost three-quarters of people who died after contracting Covid-19 had underlying health conditions, figures from the CSO have revealed. As of last Friday, there were 1,592 deaths related to the virus (with 249 of those classified as...

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Gardaí appeal for information after woman struck by car in Dublin

The woman was taken to the Mater Hospital with serious leg injuries. Gardaí are appealing for information after a woman...

Friday, 29/05/20 - 11:40am Read More

‘I don’t want to give my press officer a heart attack’: Leo Varadkar defends two metre social distancing ahead of Bank Holiday

By Vivienne Clarke Wider calls have been this week to reduce the coronavirus social distancing rules in public as well...

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Showband star Brendan Bowyer dies in Las Vegas

By Denise O’Donoghue Brendan Bowyer holding a photo of himself with Elvis Presley taken in 1958. Photo: Paul Sharp Waterford-born...

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Concerns raised about lack of public toilets as Covid-19 restrictions eased

Concerns have been raised about public facilities amid the coronavirus in Dublin for hygiene reasons. With footfall set to rise...

Friday, 29/05/20 - 11:10am Read More

Kildare Sport

VIDEO: Some famous faces join forces to wish Patrician students the best of luck

SOME very famous faces have come together to wish the sixth year students from Patrician in Newbridge the very best of luck as their time in school comes to an end. Watch the video below

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Athy Town celebrate 20th anniversary of Polikoff Cup win

IN 2013, Athy Town FC met up to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the day they won 6-0 in the...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 3:52pm Read More

Siskin the favourite to land the 2000 Guineas at the Curragh

TRAINER Ger Lyons will be hoping that Siskin can land him his first Classic race success at the Tattersalls Irish...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 12:23pm Read More

Lawless releases highlights reel

IN April, we told the story of Kilcullen’s Stephen Lawless who finished the season earlier this year playing in the...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 11:31am Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: From Castledermot to California

KILDARE County may have barely made a footprint in the sand of Irish football history but for one man, his...

Thursday, 28/05/20 - 11:12am Read More

National Sport


IT should have been UEFA Champions League final weekend but fear not, Virgin Media Television,  will instead of screening one final will bring you thirteen of the best European Cup showdowns down through the years. It all kicks off on...

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13 classic Champions League finals to be shown on Irish television this weekend

By Joel Slattery One of the benefits of the lockdown is the amount of classic sport that has been shown...

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