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Listen: Three Men, Two With Kildare Address, Remanded In Custody In Connection With Alleged Trafficking Offences.

Three men, two of whom have separate addresses in Celbridge, have been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged in connection with alleged trafficking into Ireland through Dublin Airport.

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach's confirmed there will be a comprehensive review of our national security after facing repeated questioning in the Dáil this afternoon.

Our political correspondent, Páraic Gallagher reports:

Listen: Nurses Appeal To HSE For More Hospital Beds.

Nurses are appealing to health authorities to provide more beds to deal with hospital overcrowding.

The  Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation's trolley-watch report this morning showed 520 patients were waiting on a bed, up  from yesterday's figure of 459.

For the first time in weeks, however, beds have been found for all patients attending Naas General Hospital.

It comes as the union meets once again with the WRC over pay and conditions in their long running industrial relations dispute.

Funding For Preparatory Works For Two Keynote Kildare Road Projects Released.

Funding for two keynote Kildare roads projects has been released today.

€7.5m has been allocated to Kildare County Council for preparatory works for the for the Sallins By Pass & Osberstown Interchange.

A €1 million allocation for the Athy Southern Distributor Route will enable KCC to progress the project through to planning with An Bord Pleanala.

In all, the Dept. of Transport has allocated €18.9 million to Kildare County Council for a variety of roads projects.

 

Listen: Bail Set At €22K For Kildare Resident Accused Of Facilitating Human Trafficking.

Bail has been set at € 22,000 for a man accused of facilitating human trafficking through Dublin Airport. Peter Kernan of Old Rectory Lodge on Church Road in Celbridge, Co. Kildare was one of two Aer Lingus workers brought to court today. Our Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney reports:

Minister Holds Meeting With Kildare County Council CEO On The Creative Ireland Programme.

The  Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has held talks with the Chief Executive of Kildare County Council on the implementation of the Creative Ireland programme.

The meeting between Minister Heather Humphreys and Peter Carey took place last week, but details of it have only been released this afternoon.

The Minister's office says "Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016 Centenary.  It is a five-year all-of-government initiative, from 2017 to 2022"

Listen: Cervical Cancer Prevention Week - Grace Rattigan Tells Her Story

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week is currently underway. We were joined in the Kildare Today studio by blogger Grace Rattigan, who told the story of how cervical cancer tragically affected her family. Grace was in the middle of planning her wedding and had just found out she was pregnant when she lost her mother, who was just 47.

Listen: Save The Barrow Line Group Says Grassy Towpaths Must Be Maintained.

The Save the Barrow Line group says the grass surface on the exiting Barrow towpath must be maintained

The blueway will run parallel to the canal and river from Lowtown in Kildare to St. Mullins in Carlow.

Waterways Ireland proposes to redevelop the 114 kilometres of towpath, to enable their use by cyclists and walkers.

Concerns are being raised by, among others, Butterfly Conservation Ireland, about the plan to lay down a hard surface on what is, at present, a grassy towpath.

Man Dies From Injuries Sustained In Collision In Kildare On Sunday.

A Kildare man has lost his fight for life following a collision on the Allenwood to Carbury Road on Sunday evening.

Raymond Morris from Killina, Co Offaly died at Naas General Hospital today.

Its understood that Mr. Morris was returning from celebrating his mother's 89th birthday when he was involved in a single vehicle collision between Killina National School and Derrinturn, not far from his home.

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