In this week’s Leinster Leader......

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* Hospital crisis as nurses protest

* Hospital crisis as nurses protest

* Gardai investigate Athy stabbing

* Naas Rugby Club dressing room theft

* Rathangan Christmas lights stolen

* New planning application from Cleary Composting

* An Bord Pleanala overrules objector - green light for Maynooth University Education Hub

* Picture Pages: Kildare Alzheimers, Moorefield celebration, Education and Training Board Awards, Athy Community Arts Centre.

* Moving extract from Luka Bloom in new book

* Jobs boost for Kildare Village

* Clane man top of the shooting world

* Musical tribute to local legend

* In Sport: Moorefield progress to face Rhode and special feature: From Papua New Guinea to Cill Dara Rugby Club