In this week’s Leinster Leader

The Leader's front page on Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In this week’s Leinster Leader, a huge political row erupts over Newbridge Town Hall funds with a councillor accused of jumping the gun on the announcement to further their own ambition.

In this week’s Leinster Leader, a huge political row erupts over Newbridge Town Hall funds with a councillor accused of jumping the gun on the announcement to further their own ambition.

Also, frustrations is growing in west Kildare at Garda response times to crime. Kildare has the lowest garda to civilian ratio in the country and claims are made that resources are going to Lucan and Tallaght instead of Kildare.

Other news stories include:

*New town-centre mooted for Newbridge Skate Park

*Naas credit union says no to Newbridge branch

*Planning green light could lead to Tesco store for Athy

*Salllins man commended by gardai for helping them chase down a man evading arrest in Naas

*Picture spread of Co Kildare’s striking teachers

*Huge amount of people pay respects to much-loved councillor, Willie Callaghan

*Latest on plans for Magee Barracks in Kildare Town

In comment, Robert Mulhern tells the story of Andrew Carey, the man from Allen Cross who went on to run Chris Evans’ bar on TFI Friday while.

Laura Coates on why plans to increase the amount of female TDS are a positive delvelopment

Conor McHugh on where water politics meets real politik

And Ronan Early on being at the sharp end of the man vs machine battle

In sport, Straffan shattered by controversial penalty.

Kildare gets a new county chairman after decisive Convention vote.

Sash claim U21 Shield while Rheban triumph in C final

Pictures page from Moorefield’s book launch

In rugby, wins for Cill Dara, Athy and Barnhall

All this and much more in the Leinster Leader, Kildare’s original, biggest-selling and best newspaper.