New acute mental health unit announced for Naas Hospital

A GOVERNMENT plan announced on Friday for the future of Ireland includes a new acute mental health unit at Naas Hospital. Commitment to a new build on the hospital site will take serious pressure off the 29 bed facility in...

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Project Ireland 2040 includes major investment in Kildare

THE government committed to a number of major investments for Kildare as part of a €115bn plan for the future. Project Ireland 2040, announced on Friday, promises a new mental health unit at Naas Hospital, a new endoscopy unit, commitment...

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Rents rose by almost 10% in Co Kildare in last year

RENTS in Kildare at the end of 2017 were 9.7% higher than they were at the end of 2016. The...

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Banking on success at regional final

A TEAM of students from Athy Community College has made it to the final of a national competition which tests...

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School places secured for five children but two still facing long commute

A GROUP of Newbridge based children with special needs who were unable to secure secondary school places locally received some...

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Behind the scenes at Athy’s new library

ATHY is bubbling with excitement as the new €4million library is about to open its doors. The community facility housed...

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Plans for Kildare town park on public display

KILDARE Co Council has put its plans for the former National Stud lands at Cherry Avenue in Kildare town on...

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Committee formed to fight for release of 40-year-old pool fund

“KILDARE town should have a swimming pool and can have a swimming pool.” This is the view of a local...

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Tidy Towns groups target the top spot

“KILDARE will be serious contenders to win the overall title at the Tidy Towns Awards in the next few years.”...

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Local man missing in the Himalayas

THE WIFE of a Naas-based mountain climber who is missing in the Himalayas has thanked the rescuers who tried to...

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Communities rally to help little Sophia and her family as she undergoes life-saving treatment in Germany

PEOPLE IN Athy and Nurney have rallied together to support a little girl who is undergoing treatment in Germany for...

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Top band open rock school

ATHY rockers Picture This took time out of their busy schedule to officially open a music shop and school at...

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Ireland’s longest running panto is real family affair

IRELAND’s longest continuous running pantomime trouple, St Conleth’s in Newbridge, presented its 78th consecutive show in St Conleth and Mary’s...

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Council to develop app for services

KILDARE Co Council is to explore the possibility of developing an app to allow residents have more access to their...

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Menus’ as Gaeilge’ to be encouraged in Co Kildare

DINERS in Kildare will soon be able to chose their food from the menu ‘as Gaeilge’. Councillors voted in favour...

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A strange discovery on the Curragh!

TWO little boys out playing on the Curragh Plains recently discovered one of the most invasive species in the world...

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Councillors want action on bad smells in Castledermot

A KILDARE Co Council official has told councillors that problems which have led to a foul smell emanating from the...

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Worst ever crisis as trolleys line corridors at Naas Hospital

THERE were extraordinary scenes at the Naas General Hospital last week and over the weekend as trollies lined the corridoors...

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Two men try to pull woman from car on the Curragh

TWO man attempted to pull a woman from her car on the Curragh on Saturday evening. The incident occurred shortly...

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New short film tells story of Newbridge bog oak sculptor

THE story of a bog oak sculptor from Newbridge has been captured on screen by a fellow Kildare artist. Film...

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