Millennium baby turns 18

BIRTHDAY celebrations were extra special at Athy Rugby Club last week when Kildare’s first Millennium baby celebrated her 18th birthday. Emma Whelan was born in the early hours of New Year’s Day in 2000 becoming the first baby in the...

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No name change for Newbridge estate

ANY proposal to change the name of the Newbridge housing estate where a terrace of homes were destroyed by fire in just half an hour in March 2015 would be against planning permission and would cause problems for various state...

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Funding focused on Athy projects

FUNDING from the RAPID National Grants Programme for Co Kildare is to go to Athy based projects. Funding of €64,500...

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Woman appalled by ‘Dickensian’ ordeal at K Doc

A LOCAL woman and her daughter endured what they described as a ‘Dickensian’ ordeal when they visited the K Doc...

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Orla sets her sights on the Transplant Games in 2019

ORLA Tinsley has her sights set on competing in the World Transplant Games in 2019. The Newbridge native and Cystic...

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Refurbished and extended hospice to re-open in January

THE newly refurbished and extended St Brigid’s Hospice which includes the former Drogheda Memorial Hospital will be officially opened in...

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Newbridge playing second fiddle to Naas claims cllr

ALMOST twice as much money was spent on road works projects in the Naas Municipal District compared to the Newbridge...

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Increased demand for Kildare women’s refuge

KILDARE’S only women’s domestic violence refuge was unable to accommodate 132 women and 225 children in emergency crisis care so...

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Naas Courthouse evacuated after hoax bomb threat

NAAS Courthouse was evacuated last Thursday morning following a hoax phone call claiming that there was a bomb on the...

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Gold Gaisce for two Kildare young people

TWO inspirational young people from Kildare received their prestigious Gaisce Gold Award from President Michael D Higgins at a special...

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Naas ‘think space’ gets €2m funding

FUNDING for the development of an innovative’ Think Space” in Naas was announced by the minister for Business, Enterprise and...

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Woman was assaulted with crowbar in Kildare

A YOUNG woman was assaulted with a crowbar in broad daylight in Kildare town last Saturday afternoon. Gardaí are searching...

Thursday, 07/12/17 - 2:32pm Read More

Fire chief rejects suggestion service is ‘somehow unsafe’

KILDARE’S Chief Fire Officer Celine Barrett rejected any suggestion that the county’s fire service was unsafe before the Fire and...

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No decision on future use of convent building

NO decision has yet been made about the future use of the Presentation Convent building in Kildare town although a...

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Local group to take on Four Peaks Challenge

A GROUP of 24 local people are embarking on an ambitious challenge to raise €30,000 for five local charities by...

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Marauding dogs kill 13 sheep

A LOCAL farmer has been left counting the cost after 13 of his sheep were savagely killed by dogs near...

Thursday, 30/11/17 - 3:05pm Read More

Castledermot’s Steve features in film about his marathon swims

A RECORD-breaking long-distance swimmer from Castledermot is the subject of a short film which was premiered recently. Fifty-two-year-old Steve Redmond,...

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Tidy Towns awards recognise the Trojan work in Kildare town

PRESENTATIONS were made to estate committees, businesses and individuals at the recent Kildare town Tidy Towns awards. The Bishopsland and...

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Newbridge students into next round of debate competition

DESPITE tough opposition, Newbridge College qualified through to the next round of a national debating competition in Scoil Chríost Rí,...

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Welcome for plan to ditch ‘useless loo’

PLANS TO get rid of Athy’s only public toilet have been welcomed by a disability access campaigner, who says the...

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