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That Sky Sports News  managed to keep a 24-hour-rolling-sports-news service going when there is next to no actual sports news to report says something of their dedication, creativity and powers of invention. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

There’s a category in The British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (aka the BAFTAs) for the best ‘Reality and Constructed Factual’ telly, a (...)

While in Kildare town, Fr Paul Dempsey began writing weekly articles for the Leinster Leader and hosting a programme on Kildare FM. Photograph: Newbridge Catholic Parish

The new Catholic Bishop of Achonry diocese in the west of Ireland is to be Fr Paul Dempsey (48), current parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare. He wil(...)

Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance: ‘I don’t mind ruffling feathers.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

Insurance reform was one of the hot topics of last year as Michael D’Arcy, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, was charged with finding so(...)

Kilkea Castle in Co Kildare was home to the Duke of Leinster.

It started off as a kind gesture when the Duke of Leinster offered an ancient stone table to the RDS during the sale of Kilkea Castle in 1961, but Sta(...)

Kirsty Spencer with her children outside their hub accommodation, in Drumcondra in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

No Child 2020 is an Irish Times initiative to provide a sustained focus on child welfare and children’s issues in 2019. Inspired by the Democratic Pro(...)

The Co Kildare club, which has produced top level players including Ireland international Joey Carbery, has said it was now under “serious threat”.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The 140-year-old Athy Rugby Club is facing an uncertain future as it struggles to find an insurance provider, it has confirmed. The Co Kildare club,(...)

Four men were arrested by gardaí in Athy, Co Kildare in connection with a serious assault and criminal damage. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí on Monday arrested four men in connection with a serious assault and criminal damage at a halting site in Co Kildare. On Saturday afternoon ga(...)

Snow in Athy, Co Kildare today. Photograph: Jerry Carbery

Snow and sleet caused difficult road conditions for evening commuters in the midlands on Wednesday amid the first fall of the winter. AA Roadwatch a(...)

Boil-water notice in DCU, due to the failure at Leixlip water-treatment plant. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Srowland, a couple of kilometres north of Athy, Co Kildare, and Bog of the Ring, west of Balbriggan near the Dublin-Meath border, are two of the eight(...)

A notice on states John Finnan, who died in a light aircraft crash, was a “beloved son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend”.  File photograph:

A Co Kildare man who died in an air crash in Co Wexford over the weekend will be “sadly missed”, his family has said. John Finnan (58), from Athy, an(...)

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