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Monday 27 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Leixlip

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# bracing themselves
'We're very worried': Locals react as HP Inc to shut with loss of 500 jobs
With redundancies to begin in July, the town of Leixlip is preparing for the mass exodus.
# rise and fall
As HP shuts its Leixlip print plant, we look back at its 20 years in Kildare
Up to 500 job losses were announced at the firm today.
# Job Cuts
'This will have a huge impact on the community': Hewlett-Packard to cut up to 500 jobs
Staff were told this morning that up to 500 will be let go from the site over the next 12 months.
# Gangland
Cartel killer was 'on way to carry out assassination' when he accidentally shot himself in the head
Gardai are now trying to establish who the man was attempting to kill.
# hiring
Aldi has announced 400 new jobs as part of a major expansion
The €100 million investment will see 20 new stores.
# Connolly Hospital
Gardaí investigate serious assault on 18-year-old student in Maynooth
The NUI Maynooth student, said to be from Monaghan, was discovered seriously injured on the footpath.
# drink me
A Kildare pub has created this extravagant Baileys and Nutella milkshake
# Suspicious Device
Gardaí call in bomb disposal team after improvised explosive device found in Leixlip
56 suspicious devices have been found in Ireland so far this year.
# opal fruits
A pub in Kildare has just created this Starburst cocktail
# Leixlip
Intel is laying off 12,000 staff - but no word on Irish jobs yet
The company says that it is not commenting on specifics just yet.
# Kildare
Man in his 40s arrested in connection to theft of ESB cables
A number of planned searches were carried out in Leixlip.
# Leixlip
The man whose dismembered body was dumped in the Grand Canal has been named
Gardaí made the announcement this evening.
# Leixlip
Kildare man missing since Monday found safe and well
Colin’s car a black Skoda Superb partial reg 151 KE is also missing.
# Leixlip
‘Profoundly stupid’ man who made hoax Islamic State bomb call to Intel avoids jail
Colin Hammond made the call to get his friend out of work.
# Leixlip
21-year-old Dylan Corcoran found safe and well
Dylan Corcoran had been missing since last Thursday.
# power cut
€100k damage as gang uses heavy-duty equipment to steal 7km of ESB cables
There’s been a huge increase in similar incidents. Just in July, there were four in Galway, and one each in Wicklow, Laois and Cavan.
# clonmoyle
Two arrested after shots fired at armed gardaí
No one was injured in the incident.
# Bomb Scare
Two men arrested over Intel plant bomb hoax
The men have been released without charge and a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# Gardaí
Man arrested after woman reports alleged assault in taxi
The man was subsequently released and a file is being sent to the DPP.
# conserve
Water works are being carried out at Leixlip today, what does that mean for you?
The water main supplies Fingal and areas of Dublin City and Meath.
# swoop
Four arrested, cash & jewellery seized in large-scale Dublin crime crackdown
It follows searches involving several garda units, backed up by the force’s air support unit.
# gsoc
Investigation launched after death of young man who was in garda custody
Gardaí arrested the man in Maynooth and have said he was intoxicated.
# Seizure
Cannabis, heroin, cocaine and a sawn-off shotgun seized in Leixlip
Two men, aged 58 and 20, were arrested at the scene.
# Pentobarbital
Poisonous substance used in euthanasia, death penalty stolen from Celbridge vet
Gardaí and the IMB are ‘anxious’ for the item to be recovered.
# Kildare
Two in court over giant €2 million cocaine and heroin seizure
Two men will appear before a special sitting of Kilcock District Court in connection with the drugs seizure at a house in Kildare.
# Drugs
Gardaí seize heroin and cocaine worth €2m from 'sophisticated' factory
In a major operation in Kildare, two men were arrested after Gardaí seized cocaine and heroin from a house in Johnstownbridge.
# Roads
Motorcyclist in his 30s dies in crash on Kildare road
The collision between the motorcycle and a car happened just before 3pm today.
# quiz on korea
Meet the woman representing Ireland in a Korean game show
Alana O’Brien will be flying the tricolour in a week-long reality show and quiz.
# Shooting
Three men arrested for shooting in Kildare two years ago
The victim received serious head injuries while he sat in his car in Kilcock on 6 December 2011.
# Kildare
Two due in court after break-in at pub near Maynooth
The incident happened in the early hours of yesterday morning.
# Roads
Gardaí appeal for witnesses to fatal M50 crash
An 80-year-old woman was killed in the motorway crash eleven days ago.
# Jobswatch
Plastics manufacturer to create 150 jobs with Leixlip expansion
MGS Mfg. Group, which supplied manufactured solutions to the plastics industry, is expanding at the HP campus.
# Roads
Road reopened after truck removed from under bridge
# 17 Days to go
London 2012: Introducing... Eoin Rheinisch
The 32-year-old kayaker from Kildare will represent Ireland in the K1 Slalom in London and finished 4th in the same event in Beijing.
# Found
Kildare teen Rosan Oulai found safe and well
# Chips
Massive investment planned for Intel's Leixlip plant
CEO Paul Otellini hinted at the expansion during an investor meeting earlier this month.
# HP Ireland
HP Ireland: job losses will impact 'every business and region'
But there is no specific details for the 4,000 people currently employed at HP Ireland.
# Missing
Appeal for missing teenager from Kildare
Rosan Oulai, 17, has been missing since March.
# Jobswatch
Almost 500 jobs announced by high-tech multinationals
US-based HP, Abbott and Big Fish Games have announced investments of more than €100million in their Irish operations.
# Blast
Three people injured in gas explosion in Leixlip
Bord Gáis Networks were attending to a leak in a nearby premises when the blast occurred.