Council seeks funding to move Naas library

KILDARE Co Council has applied for funding to relocate Naas library to the Town Hall. The move, which was confirmed earlier this year, took a step closer with the welcome application of funding under an urban regeneration scheme. In February...

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Green light for Athy Primary Care Centre

A NEW primary care centre for Athy has been given the green light by planning officials. Planning permission for the centre on the former shirt factory site on the Dublin Road was granted on Thursday by Kildare Co Council. It...

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Kildare villages benefit from renewal scheme

MORE than €500,000 in funding was announced on Friday for village renewal schemes in Kildare. Rathangan and Kilcullen were each...

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Kildare is the largest Irish speaking county outside of the Gaeltacht

KILDARE Co Council is to examine the possibility of appointing a dedicated Irish language officer. Irish language committee Coiste Na...

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Athy plays host to sign language festival

ATHY recently played host to a very successful Irish  Sign Language festival. The event saw people from the deaf community...

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New book celebrates a great Kildare artist

THIRTY years of work by the late Kildare artist Gill Berry are featured in a new book put together by...

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Workers told to stop collecting rubbish in Athy

COMMUNITY workers in Athy who meet five mornings a week to collect rubbish say they have been told to stop...

Thursday, 04/10/18 - 4:22pm Read More

Emotion run high as hospice reopens after €6m renovation

AFTER many years of campaigning and fundraising a newly renovated €6m hospice was officially opened in the Curragh yesterday (Monday)....

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Newbridge mum chosen to represent Ireland at Relay for Life conference

A COURAGEOUS  Newbridge mother has been chosen to represent Ireland at a European Relay for Life conference in Amsterdam this...

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Presidential candidate presents certificates to local students

A GROUP of graduates who have just completing a two-year course on politics and voting with the European Down Syndrone...

Thursday, 04/10/18 - 4:39pm Read More

Council votes to keep LPT at same rate

KILDARE County Council has voted to keep its Local Property Tax at the same rate for 2019. It cut the...

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A LIVING HELL

TENANTS in an apartment complex in Athy have zero quality of life because of ongoing issues with drug dealing, fires...

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Park on former Naas landfill to open by 2024

A NEW 75-acre park planned to transform the former Kerdiffstown landfill  in Naas will open to the public towards the...

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End of an era in Shaws

A FAMILIAR face at Shaws department store in Athy is all set to retire at the end of the month...

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Taking back the Main Street

A GROUP iof volunteers from Naas who work to promote business in the town centre are planning  to launch a...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 2:43pm Read More

Monasterevin school is finally close to tender

WORK on St Paul’s new secondary school in Monasterevin is close to going to tender. Speaking following the receipt of...

Thursday, 27/09/18 - 2:45pm Read More

New Sinn Féin cumann launched in Kildare

SINN Féin supporters were out in force last week to officially launch a new cumann for the Kildare  area. Party...

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By George he’s got it!

To celebrate the opening of the new Athy Library in the spring of 2018, a competition was organised for all...

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Relay for Life is blown away

KILDARE’S annual Relay for Life was hit with a disappointing blow in the early hours of Sunday morning when severe...

Friday, 21/09/18 - 2:16pm Read More

Brandon buys his tractor

A TEN-year-old boy who’s suffering from a rare cancer is over the moon after more than €5,000 was raised in...

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