Local News

Gardai: Speed Likely A Factor In Crash In Which Three People Were Killed In Donegal.

Gardaí say they believe speed was a factor in a fatal collision which killed three people in Donegal overnight.

The crash brings the total number of people who've died on our roads this week to ten.

Two of those deaths occurred on Kildare's roads, on Monday, a 38 yr. old man died in a crash on the Maynooth to Prosperous Road, and on Tuesday, a 20 yr. old man was killed in a collision on the Clane to Kilcock Road.

Two men and a woman died in the incident in an area known as Corravaddy outside Letterkenny.

Kildare Man Wins Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Bursary.

 A Kildare man has been awarded the prestigious Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Bursary

Niall Sargent is a graduate of International Relations in Dublin City University, olds an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London and a Diploma in Online Journalism from Goldsmith’s University.
Niall also worked for five years as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with INTERPOL.

The award includes a three-month traineeship with The Irish Times, beginning next month.

HRI Reveals Plans To Expand Its Headquarters In Ballymany.

Horse Racing Ireland has revealed plans to extend its Ballymany headquarters.

It has tendered the provison of a framework for architect-led design team services for the extension.

HRIis subsidiaries  include Tote Ireland Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.

It also owns  and operates Leopardstown, Fairyhouse, Navan and Tipperary Racecourses.


Examination Of Bomb Found In Blackmiller Hill Underway.

An examination of an old bomb, found in Kildare town yesterday, is underway today.

A man found the 18 pound explosive, thought to be of English origin, in his garden in Blackmiller Hill at around 3.30pm yesterday afternoon.

Gardai alerted the  Army Bomb Disposal Team, and residents were evacuated, briefly, as a precaution.

The Defence Forces advises members of the public who come across artillery remains from conflicts in the early 20th century, to keep a safe distance, and inform Gardaí.

10 People Have Died On Ireland's Roads Within The Last Week.

A fatal crash in Donegal this morning brings to ten people the number of people who've died on the roads in the last week, of whom two were killed in collisions in Co. Kildare

Gardaí have launched an appeal for information after a two car crash claimed the lives of three people just after one o'clock - in an area known as Corravaddy outside Letterkenny.

Two men and one woman died in the collision while one man suffered serious injuries in the incident - he's receiving treatment at Letterkenny University Hospital.

Unions & Mgmt. At Irish Rail At Loggerheads Over Training Of New Recruits.

Unions and management at Irish Rail are at loggerheads over the training of new recruits at the company.

They're returning to talks at the Work Place Relations this morning in a long running dispute over working conditions.

Drivers are threatening strike action if their demands for a shorter working week aren't met.

If such action proceeds, it will affect 5,500 Kildare train commuters

Speaking this morning the NBRU's Dermot O'Leary and Irish Rail's Barry Kenny accused each other of moving the goalposts:

Console Founder To Be Given The Chance To Prove Funds In Savings Account Belongs To Him.

The founder of Celbridge based charity, Console, Paul Kelly and his wife Patricia will today be given an opportunity to prove that funds in their savings account belongs to them.

Last week, a High Court judge refused to lift a freezing order unless they were able to show the money didn't come from the charity.

Our Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney reports:


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