Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael  McGrath said: “I fully appreciate the pain that the Universal Social Charge represents for working families and the toll it takes on pay packets.”  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Fianna Fáil will eliminate the Universal Social Charge if it returns to power, the party’s ardfheis has agreed.The party said it will be the policy of(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Minister for State Paudie Coffey pictured at Lord Edward St in Limerick city where they announced housing targets for each local authority area. Photograph: Press 22

Local authorities that achieve their targets set out in a €1.5 billion social housing plan designed to reduce the housing waiting lists by a quarter w(...)

Kildare Town Centre has rent roll of €220,000 a year and a reserve range of €1.7 million to €1.9 million

Allsop is holding one of its biggest commercial property auctions on April 23rd with some 110 lots due to go under the hammer at a combined reserve va(...)

Maynooth University is taking part in Kildare Expo 2015

Several major multinationals will join semi-state firms in an initiative entitled “Meet the buyer”, organised by the North Kildare Chamber of Commerce(...)

An unauthorised road in Co Kildare which was covered over with topsoil as part of the resolution of a legal case nearly five years ago has “re-surface(...)

Cill Urnaí voluntary housing association contacted the offices of the Director of Corporate Enforcement and the Garda Síochána, both of which have now initiated inquiries.

A long-standing Fianna Fáil councillor in Co Kildare has resigned from the party after financial irregularities were discovered at a voluntary housin(...)

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Fore! The Smurfits appear to have have written down the value of the K Club golf resort in Straffan by €16.2 million to €67 million. Being a canny fin(...)

Eddie McEntee, who says he  was abused in foster care in Kildare in the 1940s. He is applying to mother and baby inquiry to have fostered children in  the 1930s and 1940s and up to 1952 to be included in the terms of reference of mother and baby inquiry. Photograph:  Joanne O’Brien

A call has been made for the terms of the forthcoming inquiry into mother and baby homes to be extended to include people who were in foster care over(...)

The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project by Katherine Conolly, the widow of William “speaker” Conolly, of Castletown House. Photographs: Eric Luke

Why is it of interest? It is deemed to be one of the finest follies in Ireland. The Wonderful Barn was built in 1743 as a Famine relief project(...)

Joanne Scott from Celbridge, Co Kildare, in a bedroom of her house which has damp. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Who’d be a director of housing in a local authority? Though the national waiting list for local authority housing is officially 89,872, (compared with(...)