Almost 600 new social homes to be delivered nationwide

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, today (Monday 9 January) welcomed the launch of a further bundle of projects under the social housing Public Private Partnership (PPP) Programme, Bundle 6. Today’s launch builds on the successful social housing PPP programme being delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), in conjunction … Read more

One dead following light helicopter crash in Co Kildare

A body has been removed from the wreckage of a helicopter crash in Co Kildare. The helicopter crashed into a field in Brannockstown about 5kms southeast of Kilcullen on Sunday evening. It’s understood there was heavy fog in the area yesterday.  Gardai and emergency services crews remained at the scene on Monday morning and a … Read more

Government to partially fund 700 student beds

The government will partially fund the construction of nearly 700 student beds in Maynooth, County Kildare, and counties Limerick and Galway, according to Minister of Further and Higher Education Simon Harris. The Government will invest €32 million, and the universities will cover the remaining costs Minister Harris said. These units have already been granted planning permission. … Read more

Three men arrested over fatal Monasterevin attack released without charge

Three men who were arrested following an assault that left a man dead in Monasterevin, County Kildare, have now been released without charge. The men all in their early 20s were all released on Tuesday night, the gardai said. After being taken into custody earlier on Tuesday, they were being held in a number of Garda … Read more

Five people arrested in connection with serious assault in Co Kildare

Following a violent assault on a man in Co. Kildare on Sunday night, five people have been arrested. At about 2.30 am, a man in his 30s was assaulted at a residence in Father Murphy Park, Robertstown. Three men, aged in their 20s, 30s, and 50s, and two women, aged in their 20s and 40s, … Read more

Father and son injured in attack by up to 10 people in Co Kildare

A father and son are receiving treatment in hospital after being severely beaten by a large group of people in Co Kildare. The younger victim (29) is believed to be in an unresponsive state in Tallaght Hospital and to have suffered serious head injuries. His father, who is aged in his 50s, suffered less serious … Read more

Cyclist dies in fatal road collision with tractor in Kildare

On Saturday morning in Clane, County Kildare, a cyclist was killed in a deadly traffic accident. At about 8.15 am, Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the collision involving a pedal cyclist and an articulated tractor unit on Millicent Road in Clane. During the collision, the pedal cyclist, a man in his 60s, suffered … Read more

Kildare County Council to close two sections of M7 for power line works

According to a report from Kildare County Council, two M7 sections will be temporarily closed over a couple of days in the coming weeks to allow for work on overhead electricity lines. On Sunday, August 21st, from 6 am to 12 pm, the M7 motorway will be blocked in both directions between Junction 12 (The … Read more

Teenage pedestrian dies in hospital after Celbridge collision

A teenager has died in hospital following a road traffic collision with a car in Kildare on Wednesday. The collision, involving a pedestrian and a car, happened at approximately 11:55 am on Aghards Road in Celbridge. In an update on Friday, gardaí said the teenager had since died at Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown. “The pedestrian, a … Read more

Over 1,500 social homes to be delivered in Dublin, Kildare, Louth, and Wicklow

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, announced a new phase of Local Authority social housing delivery that will see approximately 1,530 new homes delivered across a number of local authorities. Today’s launch builds on a successful Public-Private Partnership social housing pilot programme being delivered by the National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) … Read more

Passengers evacuated after bus catches fire in Maynooth

Passengers were evacuated off a bus after it burst into flames on a busy road on Tuesday. The bus contained construction staff working on Intel’s Leixlip campus. Two other buses from the same fleet helped to move passengers. It happened on the R157 in Maynooth, Co Kildare at around 7 am on Tuesday, Dublin Live reported. Intel confirmed … Read more

Nikon Precision Europe to expand operations with new office at Kildare Innovation Campus

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar announced plans by Nikon Precision Europe (NPE) to expand its operations with the opening of its new offices on Kildare Innovation Campus. The offices will form part of its worldwide support network.This expansion was supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.NPE has been in … Read more