Carlow News

Autistic kids endure horrific conditions at sub-standard Carlow school

DISTRESSED families are being left with nowhere to turn as a Graiguecullen special school cannot take extra pupils due to the poor condition of the building. Saplings Special School principal Kerrie Wickham described not being able to help these families...

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Things looking good for brave Tinryland girl (10) after three open-heart surgeries

TEN-YEAR-OLD Caitríona Purcell from Tinryland is an amazing little girl. She was born with a congenital heart disorder that has...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 12:39pm Read More

Historic treasure at risk in St Dympna’s church

ONE of Carlow’s secret historic treasures is at risk of being lost. An ornate stained-glass window of historic significance at...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 12:40pm Read More

Minister upbeat about tourism potential of Altamont House

OFFICE of Public Works minister Seán Canney saw at first hand the potential of Altamont House and Gardens on a...

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Tadgh will sing for Carlow at youth music awards in Dublin

ROCK ’n’ roll reverberated from within the walls of The Vault when this year’s Irish Youth Music Awards took place,...

Wednesday, 15/02/17 - 12:45pm Read More

Mum of Carlow schoolboy forced to move her son to another school to escape horrific bullying

A TEN-YEAR-OLD Carlow schoolboy was subjected to such horrific bullying both physically and online that his family was forced to...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:10pm Read More

Walsh Whiskey gets the seal of approval from pop star Katy Perry

POP princess Katy Perry decided to ‘roar’ it from the rooftops this week … she loves Writers’ Tears Whiskey, part...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:12pm Read More

Parked cars putting lives at risk by blocking Carlow fire tender at school times

UNSCRUPULOUS drivers are blatantly parking on the forecourt of Carlow Fire Station, blocking emergency vehicles and putting lives at risk....

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:15pm Read More

Bagenalstown man flies flag for Irish food in the USA

A BAGENALSTOWN native is flying the flag for Irish food and drink in the USA. Brendan Drea from Bagenalstown, Co...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:17pm Read More

Carlovians to the fore at county ploughing tests

MORE than 70 competitors took to the fields of Co Carlow last Sunday for the county’s annual ploughing championships. Expert...

Wednesday, 08/02/17 - 4:19pm Read More

National News

Man dies in Donegal crash

A man in his late 30s has died in a crash in County Donegal. The two-car collision happened at Strand Head near Malin this evening at around 6pm. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his body was taken...

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Gardaí arrest man after discovery of five bicycles and 13 laptops in van

Gardaí have seized a large quantity of stolen property and made a number of arrests in Dublin as part of...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 10:14pm Read More

Mixed news in latest homelessness figures

There’s mixed news in the new national homelessness figures released by the Department of Housing. The number of homeless families...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 7:09pm Read More

13-year-old boy missing from Cork

Gardaí wish to seek the public’s assistance in tracing the whereabouts of Aivaras Miezetis who is missing from Dunvale Drive,...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:24pm Read More

Mother and son shot in Derry

A mother and son have been shot in County Derry. A man aged in his 20s was injured in the...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:15pm Read More

Jobstown protesters launch public campaign ahead of trials

Former MEP Patricia McKenna joined with trade unionists and defendants in the upcoming Jobstown ‘false imprisonment’ trials to launch a...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 6:01pm Read More

Autistic teen who raped boy and sexually assaulted another can avoid jail if adequate supports put in place

An autistic teenager who raped a 13-year-old boy and sexually assaulted another will not be jailed if adequate supports can...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 5:09pm Read More

Woman says she is ‘constantly living a nightmare’ following rape and sexual assault

A young woman has described how her life has been ruined by her stepfather who sexually assaulted and raped her...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 4:40pm Read More

Arlene Foster: Election polls show DUP and Sinn Fein will be ‘neck and neck’

Electoral polls show that the Democratic Unionist Party and Sinn Fein will be “neck and neck” in the March Stormont...

Monday, 20/02/17 - 3:41pm Read More

Care assistant has conviction for sexually assaulting female patient at Mater Private upheld by Court of Appeal

A man who sexually assaulted a patient while working as a care assistant at a private hospital in Dublin has...

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