A famine has been declared in South Sudan today. 100,000 people are facing starvation and three UN agencies are warning that anoth one-million people are heading the same way.
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Kildare County Council is undertaking works on a Newbridge road tonight, on behalf of Irish Water.
The R445 at Langton Cross, Ballymany, will shut, for one night only, from 8pm.
Sean Hurley Steps Away from the Kildare Senior Football Set Up to Focus on his Hip Surgery Recovery
Seán Hurley has stepped away from the Kildare Senior Football Team to focus solely on his rehabilitation from his recent hip surgery.
Unions at Bus Eireann are accusing the company of trying to collapse today's talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.
The company has 6 standard, and 6 Expressway services, via Kildare.
Fine Gael appears to be in disarray ahead of Wednesday’s parliamentary party meeting at which Enda Kenny is expected to clarify his position over the leadership.
Kildare South TD, Martin Heydon, is chair of the parliamentary party.
A blood donation drive is taking place in Clane today.
It is being hosted by the Irish Blood Transfusion Service in the town's GAA Hall.
Donations are being accepted between 3 O'clock and 5pm, and again, between 7pm and 9 O'clock.
Kildare County Council says it is continuing to carry out maintenance of the sewer network at the bottom of Old Hill, Leixlip
It follows an extensive survey there, in September.
As the Tesco dispute enters another week, the Mandate trade union says it's disappointed the company hasn't responded to proposals tabled at last week's talks.
Staff at 16 shops, none of which are in Co. Kildare, are striking.
Laois/Kildare South TD, Charlie Flanagan, says his WhatsApp comments about the Health Minister were just "Sunday afternoon banter".
Leaked messages from a Fine Gael WhatsApp group showed him saying Simon Harris wanted out of the Department of Health.
A Kildare TD has reacted with frustration to the fact that the DEIS programme has not been extended in Kildare.
DEIS helps schools at a high level of disadvantage through measures like lower pupil-teacher ratios and extra funding.