Local News

Renewed Appeal Launched On Theft Of Animals From KAF.

Gardaí in Kildare have renewed their appeal  for information after two dogs were stolen from the Kildare Animal Foundation.

A shed at the premises in Kildare Town was broken into sometime between 5pm last Friday evening and 9am on Saturday morning.

Two greyhounds were stolen from the shed, one black and white in colour, the other fawn and white.

Gardai are appealing for anyone who has seen the dogs, or who has been offered them, to phone Kildare town garda station on 527730.

 

 

 

Cllr. Demands Allocation Of More Gardai To North-West Kildare.

There are demands for the allocation of more Gardai to north west Kildare.

All six uniformed officers stationed in Carbury have  been informed of credible death threats against th

Attacks on the area's garda station have been taking place, intermittently, since 2009.

The latest incident occured two weeks ago; two shotgun blast shattered the front window of the station during an early-morning attack

Daragh Fitzpatrick is a Fianna Fáil Cllr. for the area.

He says the only way to deal with this issue is to bolster garda numbers in the area.

 

Kildare Has One Of Ireland's Highest Rates Of Lung Cancer.

Instances of lung cancer are higher in Kildare than in most other parts of Ireland.

That's according to a study by the National Cancer Registry, which tracked cancer rates during between 1994 and 2012.

Kildare had higher rates of this form of cancer, along with Louth, Carlow and Dublin,

While there was a greater instance of prostate cancer among men living in the west of the country during that period.

Acting Director of the Irish Cancer Directory Dr. Harry Comber says men in the west are NOT necessarily more prone to prostate cancer.

KCC Allocated €12 Million For Social Housing Construction.

Kildare County Council is being allocated €12 million to build 57 social homes in the county.

The Government announced a €4 billion social housing plan earlier this year, of which this allocation is part.

In total, KCC will get €86 million over the next two years, aimed at delivering just under 1,300 homes.

Today's allocation is the first step in that process.

KCC has been given €5 million for 29 new homes in Bishopsland, €3 million for 18 new homes in Rathangan and €1.6 million for 10 homes in Rathangan.

 

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