Gardai have confirmed that a toddler, reported missing from Kilcullen earlier this evening, has been located and is safe and well.
Water is out to parts of Naas this evening.
Kildare County Council says its water-works crew are effecting repairs to a burst watermain in the Woodlands Estate.
The supply there and in surrounding area will be interrupted until repairs are complete, which could take until 9pm this evening.
Kildare County Council is to engage with Maynooth University on the planned closure of the latter's swimming pool.
The facility is over 100 years old, and has been operating at a loss for years.
It is scheduled to close on August 31st.
KCC says it is considering a number of factors "before any decision is made to spend any money".
This includes "what technical and legal arrangements are needed before public money is then committed." to the facility
Naoise O'Ceiruil is a Fianna Fáil Cllr. in the Maynooth District.
A Kildare North TD says the government is "showing contempt for the people" in the manner and form of Irish Water amendments to the Environment Bill.
Independent Deputy, Catherine Murphy was speaking in the midst of a two day Dáil debate on the legislation.
The bill provides for mandatory registration with Irish Water, and permits the placing of a lien on the sale of a property where charges haven't been paid.
Relevant Ministers had indicated, according to Deputy Murphy, that ammendments would result in "little change" in the status quo.
Nursing home costs in Kildare are among the highest in Ireland.
The Health Service Executive indicates that, in public nursing homes in Kildare, of which there are three, the average cost of care per week is €1,544.
Care in some homes in Carlow, Kerry, Leitrim & Mayo is quoted at around €1,000 per week.
Nursing Homes Ireland is indicating that private sector average care costs in Kildare nursing home is €1,040 a week
The Curragh's Defence Forces Training Centre could be expanded to include a new international Institute for Peace Support and Leadership.
Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney, has flagged the possibility as part of statements made on the
White Paper on Defence.
The DFTC already contains a United Nations training school
Kildare South Fianna Fáil TD, Sean O'Fearghail, says there is a huge appetite for training for UN staff, which can be met on the Curragh.
Concern's been expressed over how some of the new cycling offences outlined today will be enforced.
Around 2,000 Kildare people commute by cycling, daily, and hundreds of others cycle, recreationally.
Cyclists who break red lights or cycle the wrong way up a one-way street will now face fines, under the new offences.
The 36 additional charges also includes an offence of cycling without reasonable consideration.
Mike McKillen is Chair of The Irish Cycling Advocacy Network.
Kildare County Councillors, in what is understood to be a first in Ireland, have passed a motion to aspire to inspection of 100% of newly built homes.
At present, local authorites are only obliged to ensure via inspection 15% of newly built homes comply with building regulations as they are at the time of construction.
The motion was lodged by Ind. Cllr. Willie Crowley, who proposes inspections be funded by increasing the fee for lodging commencement notices
It would also require an ammendment to the relevant act by the Minister for the Environment.
Work will commence this month on the Sallins Road Osberstown Roundabout Upgrade Scheme.
Kildare County Council says the works will be an inconvenience to motorists but the upgrade of the roundabout is warranted considering the level of traffic passing through it on a daily basis.
6 new water and sewage projects have been added to Kildare County Council's approved list.
They include Maynooth Watermains Rehabilitation, up-grades of plants in Athy and Newhall, and a replacement of the sewer on Newbridge Main Street.
KCC is also preparing a tender document for a county wide replacement at all water and wastewater treatment plants