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  • KDYS Launches New Online Support Service For Families

    KDYS Launches New Online Support Service For Families

    KERRY Diocesan Youth Service has launched a new initiative to provide a telephone and email support service for all parents and children across Kerry. The service was created as a direct response from the needs that the Tusla-funded Tralee Springboard Family Support project and other KDYS services were hearing in […]

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  • Gardaí Seize €1,000 Of Suspected Cannabis In Killarney

    Gardaí Seize €1,000 Of Suspected Cannabis In Killarney

    GARDAÍ have seized €1,000 worth of suspected cannabis and a suspected pellet gun in Killarney. On Saturday, April 4 Gardaí from Killarney were on routine foot patrol when they noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from an apartment in Killarney town. A surveillance operation was put in place and […]

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  • Number Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry Increases By Four

    Number Of Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry Increases By Four

    THERE are now 89 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up four from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. Sixteen more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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    Plans For Tralee Food Festival Put ‘On Ice’ Until Later This Year

    PLANS for the annual Tralee Food Festival have been put ‘on ice’ for the moment until later in the year. The event has proved a huge success over the past few years with the 2019 festival the best so far having moved to the May Bank Holiday weekend. However, like […]

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  • Deputy Foley Calls For Pandemic Unemployment Payment To Be Extended To People Over 66

    Deputy Foley Calls For Pandemic Unemployment Payment To Be Extended To People Over 66

    KERRY Fianna Fáil TD, Norma Foley, has called on the Minister for Employment Affairs & Social Protection to extend the COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment to people over the age of 66. As it stands, the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment is only applicable to people aged between 18 and 66. “I […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Of Kerry’s Message Of Hope For Holy Week

April 7, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, has issued a A Holy Week Message of Hope to parishioners in the diocese… This Holy Week and Easter the ceremonies will be celebrated, without a congregation, at the traditional times in the parishes throughout the diocese. Priests will be celebrating on behalf of all […]

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Kerry Students Asked To Enter Annual Scifest Competition Online

Kerry Students Asked To Enter Annual Scifest Competition Online

April 6, 2020 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

KERRY students registered for SciFest 2020 are being asked to upload their projects online for judging for this year’s 15th annual SciFest@College competition. In line with recommendations and advice from the HSE, the SciFest regional finals that usually take place in 16 venues, including one at IT Tralee, will continue […]

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Aontú To Donate Part Of Easter Lily Sales To Charities

Aontú To Donate Part Of Easter Lily Sales To Charities

April 6, 2020 at 11:37 am 0 comments

AONTÚ Ciarraí is pledging a percentage of sales from its Easter Lily badge to charities during this Coronavirus crisis. Kerry Aontú Rep, Sonny Foran, has announced that Aontú has made the decision in recognition of the sacrifices being made by so many people today in the face of COVID-19. He […]

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Cllr Calls For Clarity On COVID-19 Testing And Waiting Times

Cllr Calls For Clarity On COVID-19 Testing And Waiting Times

April 6, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

TRALEE Sinn Féin councillor Cathal Foley has called on the HSE to provide clarity on Covid-19 testing and waiting times for results. Speaking after being contacted by several constituents, Cllr Foley said: “I have been contacted by many people in the past few weeks who are worried about the length of time […]

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Kerry Pride Postpones Parade And Festival

Kerry Pride Postpones Parade And Festival

April 6, 2020 at 10:46 am 0 comments

KERRY Pride has announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic they are postponing their parade and festival until later in the year. “Our focus is on ensuring that everyone in our communities stays safe and well, which means staying home, washing our hands regularly, practising physical distancing on the occasions […]

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Island of Geese masterplan.

Timeframe For Public Consultation On Island Of Geese Plan Extended

April 6, 2020 at 10:04 am 0 comments

THE timeframe for public consultation on proposals for the development of part of the Island of Geese (Denny) site in Tralee has been extended following a decision on such consultations from the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. The Department has advised that, because of current public health restrictions, […]

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There Are Now 85 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry

There Are Now 85 Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry

April 5, 2020 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

THERE are now 85 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up one from yesterday. Also, by Saturday there were three people in the Critical Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry. By 8pm on Saturday evening, the number of people with COVID-19 admitted to the hospital was 14 with three […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 5, 2020 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram.  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee and we’ll see it… Fantastic work… 14th of March @SVP_Ireland Meals on Wheels #Tralee volunteers distributed just over 70 dinners. Today 300 are being distributed. Thanks […]

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Roger Harty: Live In The Present

Roger Harty: Live In The Present

April 5, 2020 at 11:39 am 0 comments

I SAW a lovely post on Facebook this week that funnily enough I had posted myself about 6 years ago and it came up as a memory. It goes like this. One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for […]

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There Are Five More Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

There Are Five More Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

April 4, 2020 at 6:30 pm 0 comments

THERE are now 84 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up five from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. Seventeen more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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Chamber Alliance Asks Businesses To Take Part In New Survey

Chamber Alliance Asks Businesses To Take Part In New Survey

April 4, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is asking local businesses to take part in the the second Chambers Ireland Covid19 Survey. This survey is targeted at business owners and operators, both those who are members of their local chambers of commerce and those that are not. With it, Chambers seek to chart out the effects […]

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Local Newspapers Delivering To The Doorstep To Keep Kerry Informed During Crisis

April 4, 2020 at 10:46 am 0 comments

THE Government’s measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 have had a hugely detrimental effect on most businesses in the community. Most businesses are closed and people are only venturing out for their weekly shop or for some brief exercise, so it’s vital that people have access to reliable, trustworthy […]

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Finnegan On Films: Five Great Comedies To Watch On Netflix This Week

Finnegan On Films: Five Great Comedies To Watch On Netflix This Week

April 4, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, chooses five movies available on Netflix that’ll give you a much-needed laugh… I think we can all agree we could do with a bit of light relief, so here are some options available for viewing on Netflix.  Once again, please feel free to add your […]

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There Are Now 79 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

There Are Now 79 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

April 3, 2020 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

THERE are now 79 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up seven from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. 22 more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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COVID-19 Community Response Freephone Open Over The Weekend

April 3, 2020 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

COMMUNITIES and voluntary groups are being reminded that the new telephone helpline to assist members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical services and to provide support and advice to people during the current public health emergency, is operating over the weekend from 8am-8pm. The free, confidential phoneline service […]

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Gardaí Seize €600 Worth Of Cannabis In Tralee After Stopping Car

Gardaí Seize €600 Worth Of Cannabis In Tralee After Stopping Car

April 3, 2020 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Tralee have arrested a man and seized €600 worth of cannabis. Gardaí observed a car driving with no lights on in Tralee town and on stopping the car, they discovered a strong smell of cannabis so the passengers were searched. One male was arrested at scene and later […]

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New Opening Hours For Cara Credit Union From Monday

New Opening Hours For Cara Credit Union From Monday

April 3, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

CARA Credit Union is advising customers of new opening times taking effect from next Monday. “In the interest of public health and that of our members and staff we ask that you avoid coming to our branches if you can,” said a spokesperson. “We ask, where possible, that you phone […]

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HQ Tralee Makes Space Available To Gardaí During COVID-19 Crisis

HQ Tralee Makes Space Available To Gardaí During COVID-19 Crisis

April 3, 2020 at 11:31 am 0 comments

HQ Tralee has donated a floor of one of their Tralee hubs as an over-flow space to the Tralee Gardai on the frontline, to provide them with a 24/7 accessible respite space in the heart of Tralee. Ken Tobin of HQ Tralee on Dominick Street, made the space available as […]

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Just One Patient Was Waiting On A Trolley In UHK In The Past Five Days

Just One Patient Was Waiting On A Trolley In UHK In The Past Five Days

April 3, 2020 at 11:04 am 0 comments

THERE was just one patient waiting on a trolley in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry in the past five days. According to data from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, the patient was waiting on the trolley on Tuesday. Since Monday, just 41 patients were waiting on trolleys […]

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Four More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry

Four More Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In Kerry

April 2, 2020 at 6:03 pm 0 comments

THERE are now 72 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up four from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. Thirteen more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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Gardaí Respond To Incident In Kilgarvan

Gardaí Respond To Incident In Kilgarvan

April 2, 2020 at 5:35 pm 0 comments

GARDAI responded to an incident at a private dwelling in the Kilgarvan area at around noon today. A man, aged in his 50s, had barricaded himself into a house and it was confirmed that he had access to firearms and ammunition. No other person was in the dwelling during the barricade. An […]

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ITT Making Supports Available To Health Service During COVID-19 Crisis

ITT Making Supports Available To Health Service During COVID-19 Crisis

April 2, 2020 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

INSTITUTE of Technology Tralee (IT Tralee) and Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have issued a statement saying they are making all necessary supports available to Public Health and State agencies in the South West, and wider Munster Region, in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specific resources on call include relevant […]

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Kerry TD Asks For Introduction Of ‘No Detriment Policy’ For Students

Kerry TD Asks For Introduction Of ‘No Detriment Policy’ For Students

April 2, 2020 at 10:55 am 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil TD Norma Foley is calling on universities, institutes of technology and third level colleges to bring in ‘No Detriment Policies’ to ease the pressure on students in completing assignments, assessments and online exams for this semester. Deputy Foley explained; “Students here are extremely worried about their exams given […]

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Recovery Haven Launches 10th Anniversary Art And Photography Competition

Recovery Haven Launches 10th Anniversary Art And Photography Competition

April 2, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

AS part of Recovery Haven Kerry’s 10th anniversary plans in 2020, the cancer support charity has announced details of its inaugural ‘Haven’ Art and Photography competition. A haven is a resting place, a refuge on a journey and Recovery Haven Kerry aims to provide a safe confidential space for people […]

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UHK Says Preparations Are Continuing To Deal With Coronavirus Outbreak

UHK Says Preparations Are Continuing To Deal With Coronavirus Outbreak

April 2, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry (UHK) has issued a statement saying they are continuing to work at pace to bring the hospital to a state of readiness to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. In the statement (below), they detail how they are handling all emergencies, the establishment of a ‘COVID-19 Patient Flow […]

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Kerry Now Has 68 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

Kerry Now Has 68 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19

April 1, 2020 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

THERE are now 68 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up two from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. Fourteen more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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Kerry Shop Sells €500,000 Winning Euromillions Plus Ticket Again

Kerry Shop Sells €500,000 Winning Euromillions Plus Ticket Again

April 1, 2020 at 3:03 pm 0 comments

A KERRY shop has sold a €500,000 EuroMillions Plus winning ticket for the second time in five weeks. The ticket was purchased at Sheahan’s Centra in Glenbeigh village. It sold another EuroMillions Plus winning ticket on February 28. Last night’s winning Plus numbers were: 08, 15, 23, 41 and 42. This is the […]

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Sixteen Callouts To Gorse Fires In Past 24 Hours

Sixteen Callouts To Gorse Fires In Past 24 Hours

April 1, 2020 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Councillors have unanimously condemned the illegal burning of gorse in the county following a further 16 callouts to gorse fires by the Kerry Fire Service in the last 24 hours. At a teleconference meeting of party representatives and senior management of Kerry County Council this morning, councillors appealed […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2020 at 10:53 am 0 comments

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register, shows that February was a busy month for sales with 19 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,776,719. The property that sold for the most money in the Tralee environs in February was a house […]

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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

‘Darkness Into Light’ Postponement Severely Affects Funding For Pieta House

April 1, 2020 at 10:48 am 0 comments

THIS year’s Darkness Into Light event has been postponed leaving a huge gap in Pieta House’s funds for this year. The international event provides much-needed funds for Pieta every year but has been postponed because of the Covid-19 crisis.  Originally scheduled for May 9, the event will now take place […]

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