Kildare News

All set to Bloom

PROBABLY because we share our largest land border with the Garden County, Kildare’s representation at this year’s Bloom Festival at the end of the month will be well above punching weight. Remarkably, in just its 13-year history, The Bord Bia-backed...

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Election candidate slams Fine Gael policy on hospitals

“THREE years ago in a fanfare of hype and typical Fine Gael spin, the people in Mountmellick were informed by...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 1:17pm Read More

Athy ring road remains on track

ATHY’S Southern Distributor Road project remains on track in relation to previously discussed timeframes, according to Kildare Co Council senior...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 1:05pm Read More

Seven retiring councillors honoured

A TOTAL of seven public service careers in Kildare had their respective curtains drawn at two meetings in County Buildings...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 11:05am Read More

Young entrepreneurs get a sizeable leg-up

THE CREAM of Kildare’s young business community was recognized last week and will share a not inconsequential €50,000 of investment...

Sunday, 19/05/19 - 4:35pm Read More

Big variation in the uptake of motions by Naaas councillors

ONLY four councillors in the Naas Municipal District have used more than half of their permitted motions over the last...

Sunday, 19/05/19 - 11:32am Read More

Kildare ‘Good Causes’ get Lottery recognition

A TOTAL of six groups and organisations have been nominated as Kildare’s county winners in the National Lottery’s Good Causes...

Saturday, 18/05/19 - 3:30pm Read More

Dead dogs and dead leaves are concerning councillors

IT is not often dead dogs, grave orientation and slippery leaves come under a single banner, but that was the...

Saturday, 18/05/19 - 12:29pm Read More

Monasterevin plays host to colourful community event

THERE was a great turnout in Monasterevin for a fantastic event as part of the Big Hello community initiative, which...

Saturday, 18/05/19 - 10:27am Read More

Irish Rail not budging on reopening station toilets

DÁIL Deputy Fiona O’Loughlin has expressed her frustration at a recent response from Irish Rail in relation to the lack...

Friday, 17/05/19 - 4:26pm Read More

National News

Simon Harris to raise concerns about impact of CervicalCheck ruling by High Court

The HSE has raised concerns about the impact of the recent High Court ruling on the state of the CervicalCheck scheme, Health Minister Simon Harris will say tomorrow. Mr Harris will tomorrow say the Government is “committed to addressing concerns”...

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SNAs for schools, insurance costs and Ireland’s space strategy discussed at Cabinet

All schools are to be notified of their Special Needs Assistants (SNA) allocations by next week. The move will provide...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 7:05pm Read More

Body of climber, in group of missing Irishman Séamus Lawless, recovered from Mt Everest

The body of a climber who was part of the group which reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 6:55pm Read More

Tánaiste tells Cabinet danger of no-deal Brexit at greatest in almost three years

The “danger” of a no-deal Brexit is the highest it has been in over two years, Tánaiste Simon Coveney told...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 6:15pm Read More

Cork traders call for ‘open, clear and honest consultation’ before supervised injection centre decisions

Traders in Cork city centre have called for “open, clear and honest consultation” before any decisions are made on the...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 5:35pm Read More

HSE makes new pay offer to psychiatric nurses

Psychiatric nurses have been offered a new pay contract with the HSE. The Psychiatric nurses strike last year. Pic: Rollingnews.ie...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 5:35pm Read More

Patrick Quirke to appeal conviction for Bobby Ryan’s murder

Patrick Quirke is due to appeal his conviction for the murder of his love rival Bobby Ryan. Patrick Quirke. The...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 5:15pm Read More

Housing Minister’s ‘bizarre’ and ‘ludicrous’ co-living proposal branded as ’21st-century bedsits’

The Government has been accused of having a “mind-numbing lack of ambition” when it comes to housing. It comes after...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 5:05pm Read More

Taoiseach confirms independent review of abortion case at National Maternity Hospital

An independent review into the circumstances of an abortion at the National Maternity Hospital is to be carried out, Taoiseach...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 4:55pm Read More

Hiqa report finds Tusla services in three counties failed to report some suspected abuse cases to gardaí

Tusla’s child protection and welfare services in the Carlow, Kilkenny and South Tipperary area failed to notify gardaí about every...

Tuesday, 21/05/19 - 4:05pm Read More