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Naas School Granted Permanent Recognition

 2014-11-22 12:22:34

Permanent Recognition has been granted to Naas Community National School.

The pupils are normally based at Pipers Hill, Naas, but are currently temporarily located at the new school on Cradockstown Road, Naas.

Deputy Emmet Stagg described the decision as a a significant move forward for the school and means that the School can now start to plan for the future with the most important being the provision of Permanent Buildings for the School.

The 220 pupils of Naas Community National School are currently being taught in the school on the Craddockstown Road.

They will remain there until May or June next year whilst refurbishment works to existing prefabs and the provision of two new prefabricated classrooms is being undertaken at Pipers Hill.

Diversions In Place Due To Road Closure
A section of the M9 remains closed today.

The road is closed northbound and southbound between Junction 3 Athy and Junction 2 Kilcullen.

The closure remains in effect until 6am on Sunday.

The closure will resume next Friday 28th at 7pm again until Sunday 30 November at 6am.

This closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of Bridge Beams for a new structure across the carriageway.

Diversions will be in place northbound via Junction 3 Athy and continue along the N78, the R418 towards Kilcullen, rejoining the M9 Motorway at Junction 2.

Southbound traffic will be required to exit at Junction 2 Kilcullen and follow the R448 (old N9) to the N78 Athy Road, rejoining the M9 Motorway at Junction 3 Athy.

Newbridge Link Road Opening Delayed

The opening of the link road between Newbridge Industrial Estate and Millfield Estate has been delayed.

It's due to other roads being prioritised by Kildare County Council.

Funding is substantially in place, and the scheme should progress in 2016.  

NTA To Review Newbridge Crossroads Design
The safety and traffic light functionality of a crossroads in Newbridge is being examined by Kildare County Council.

Detailed design improvements at the junction  between Morristown Road and Standhouse Road in Newbridge in order to improve safety have been included in the list of schemes considered for funding by the NTA.
Upgrade For Athgarvan Sewerage System
Work to upgrade the sewerage system in Athgarvan is set to take place.

Irish Water is providing funding to remove the existing municipal septic tank in Mountain View and connect it to the sewer network.

This work will be carried out in the coming months.

Irish Water also proposes to upgrade the Athgarvan Pumping Station under the Capital Investment Plan 2014 - 2016.
Celbridge Oranamental Poles To Be Examined

The installation of three ornamental sign poles in Celbridge is to be examined by Kildare County Council.

The poles would replace the existing ones at the Castletown Gates, Kings Archway and at the Ardclough Road beside the Liffey Bridge.

A representative from the Municipal District Office will visit the site in the coming weeks.

St Mary's Speed Ramps To Be Replaced
Repairs are to be carried out on the speed ramps at St Mary's GAA in Leixlip.

Kildare County Council has examined the ramps on Green Lane and found that they are nearing the end of their design life and that this is a very busy road.

The council plans to replace these ramps when resources allow.
Kildare Mandarin Centre Opens

A Chinese language training centre is to open in Kildare this morning.

It is the brainchild of the UCD Confucius Institute and the Kildare Education Centre.

The majority of the attendees will be primary and secondary school teachers from around Kildare and Laois.


Doors Open At Kilcullen Childcare Centre
The official opening of Kilcullen Community Childcare Centre takes place today at 11am.

The centre has been part-funded by local community fundraising and Kildare Leader Partnership.
The centre will expand on the quality service offered by Kilcullen Community Playgroup, offering full-day care, after-school services, homework clubs and summer camps.
Foal Sells For 1.8M At Goffs Sale

2014-11-21 11:51:46

A foal of racehorse legend Frankel was sold for a record price of €1.8 million at a bloodstock sale in Co Kildare.

It was sold by Waterford stud owner and property developer Michael Ryan at the annual November Foal Sale in Goffs.

The foal was bought by Naas bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington, believed to be acting on behalf of an Irish client.

Section Of M9 Re-opens

2014-11-21 09:54:29

A section of the M9 re-opens today.

The M9 northbound between Junction 4 Castledermot and Junction 3 Athy re-opens at 6pm, having been closed since November 10th.

This closure was in force to facilitate essential drainage maintenance and repair works

Irish Troops Return Home Today

2014-11-21 09:53:15

Irish troops who've been deployed in South Lebanon return home today.

The 45th Infantry Group have completed a six month UNIFIL tour.

The group is drawn mainly from the Defence Forces Training Centre in the Curragh, along with representatives from the Aer Corps and Naval Service.

The 181 personnel will be met by their families and friends when they arrive at Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel at 11 o'clock this morning.

Defence Forces Hold Commemoration For Deceased Members

2014-11-07 07:52:59

The Defence Forces are holding their annual commemoration for deceased members at the Curragh Camp this morning.

The parade will take place at McDermott Barracks Square and will be followed by a religious servce in St. Brigid's Garrison Church.

All are welcome to attend.

The ceremony begins this morning at 9.30am.

Kfm: Kildare's No. 1 Radio Station.

2014-11-06 17:06:16

Kfm is again the No.1 radio station across the week in county Kildare

According to the latest Ipsos MRBI JNLR survey, covering the 12 months to September, Kfm has added listeners in every paramater, including increased daily reach - up 1000 per day and weekly reach up 2000.

In the crucial area of Market Share i.e. how long people spend listening, Kfm's Market Share has grown by a staggering 4%.

Kfm’s Weekly Reach has increased by 2000 listeners per week, meaning Kfm is again the No.1 Radio station across the week ahead of all regional and national stations broadcasting in county Kildare.

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