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There Are 19 People On Trolleys At Naas General Hospital Today.

There's been another increase in the number of people on trolleys at Naas General Hospital

There were 17 patients without beds there yesterday.

There are 19, today, of whom four are on gurneys in wards and 15 are on trolleys in the Emergency Dept.

Nationwide, there are 401 people without beds at the country's other main hospitals.


Resurfacing Works To Take Place On Kilcullen To Naas Road.

A road resurfacing project is taking place on the Kilcullen to Naas Road, beginning on Tuesday.

Kildare County Council says the works will be in effect for around 850 metres from Mylerstown Crossroads to "side gate cross roads".

The working hours each night are 7.30pm to 6.00am.

The road will be closed during these hours, with local access only.


Talks Aimed At Averting Strikes By Two Garda Associations Continue.

Talks are continuing to try and avert a virtual all out Garda strike next week as middle ranking officers continue their industrial action.Sergeants and Inspectors, of whom there are c. 55 stationed in the Kildare Division,  escalated their action today with a work-to-rule.Political correspondent, Páraic Gallagher reports:

Kfm's Court Correspondent Tells Of "Emotional Scenes" On Delivery Of Lammon Guilty Verdict.

There were "emotional scenes" in the Central Criminal Court yesterday as 44-year-old James 'Jimmy' Lammon was convicted of the murder of 22 year old Jason Doogue.

The jury took just over two hours and 30 minutes to reach their unanimous guilty verdict.

Mr. Lammon shot the 22 year old him outside a house in the Greenhills area of Athy on August 21st, 2015,  before cycling off on his nephew's bike.

He has been sentenced to  a mandatory term of life imprisonment.

There Are Fewer Juvenile Liaison Gardai In Kildare Than In Wicklow.

There are fewer Garda Juvenile Liaison Officers in the Kildare Division than its counterpart in Wicklow.

The Dept. of Justice says that, as at September 30th, there were 3 such gardai in the county.

That's for a juvenile population of around 50,000 children.

Wicklow has four such officers, as does Kerry, Limerick and Galway.

There are 107 such Gardai in Ireland, of whom 47 are stationed in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

HSE Recruits New GP For Johnstownbridge.

A new GP for Johnstownbridge has been recruited. The town's doctor retired on August 31st, following 42 years of service.

The fact that the Health Service Executive had not retained a replacement before that date caused concern for locals....Over 400 people attended a public meeting on the matter.

Kildare North Fianna Fáil TD, James Lawless, organised that gathering. He says the HSE have confirmed the new GP will take up appointment next month.

Connolly For Kids: Patients Will Die If Hospital Is Based At St. James' Site.

Campaigners behind an alternative location for the new National Children's hospital say patients will die if the current plans go ahead.

The group 'Connolly for Kids' claims, which includes the CEO of Johnstown's Jack & Jill Foundation and Kildare based advocates, Aisling McNiffe and Tina O'Brien, says  doctors who're actually caring for sick children don't want the hospital to be built in Dublin city centre.

The new hospital based on the grounds of St. James's is expected to be completed by 2020.

Sgts . & Inspectors Continue Work-To-Rule Action.

A 24-hour work to rule by middle ranking gardaí, of whom there are circa 55 stationed in Kildare, is underway.

It's only the second time in the State's history that Sergeants and Inspectors have taken this action - as part of its dispute over pay.

AGSI members are refusing to use the PULSE system, process prisoners or do admin work.

The union's national executive will hold more talks with officials from the Department of Justice this afternoon.

President of the AGSI is Antoinette Cunningham:


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