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  • Eight New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening, 687 Nationally

    Eight New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening, 687 Nationally

    THERE were eight new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry at the NPHET briefing this evening. There was one additional death and 687 more cases reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 53.5 per 100,000 people. There have been 79 cases reported in the same […]

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  • Gardaí Seek Public’s Help Regarding Two Separate Incidents

    Gardaí Seek Public’s Help Regarding Two Separate Incidents

    GARDAI are seeking the public’s help with identifying two women acting suspiciously at the weekend and in a separate incident are trying to trace a vehicle involved in a collision back in January. On Saturday last, February 27, at about 6pm, two females were seen acting suspiciously in the vicinity […]

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  • Photographed at Kerry county buildings, when the Kerry County Council  became the first local authority in Ireland to trial a zero carbon Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) powered by compressed renewable gas were: Declan O’Sullivan, Gas Networks Ireland; Tom Ahern, Machinery Complex,  Kerry County Council; Moira Murrell,  Chief Executive,  Kerry County Council; Patrick Connor-Scarteen,  Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, John Fitzgerald,  Senior Executive Engineer – Roads, Transportation & Marine Dept., Kerry County Council; Tom Nolan, Director,  Tom Nolan & Sons Ltd. (Castleisland, Co. Kerry), David Hanahoe, Gas Networks Ireland. Photo taken in accordance with public health restrictions, December 2020.

    Kerry County Council Trials Carbon Neutral Truck

    KERRY County Council became the first local authority in Ireland to trial a zero carbon Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) powered by compressed renewable gas. The truck was supplied by Scania dealers, T. Nolan and Sons in Castleisland, and fuelled using carbon neutral renewable gas from the national gas network supplied […]

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    Cllr Asks Tralee People To Go Green This St Patrick’s Day

    THE Council has been asked to liaise with business owners and the people of  Tralee to go green this St Patrick’s Day in the absence of the traditional parade which can’t go ahead for the second year in a row due to COVID restrictions. Cllr Johnnie Wall had a motion […]

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  • Delay To Opening Section Of Tralee-Fenit Greenway Before Summer

    Delay To Opening Section Of Tralee-Fenit Greenway Before Summer

    PART of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway which was due to open before the summer season will not now be completed on time. Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked Council management for an update on the Greenway at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday morning. He asked how have the latest […]

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Bank Of Ireland To Close MTU Tralee, Killorglin And Castleisland Branches

Bank Of Ireland To Close MTU Tralee, Killorglin And Castleisland Branches

March 1, 2021 at 10:58 am 0 comments

BANK of Ireland is announcing changes to branch services in Kerry, with the closure of its Castleisland, Killorglin and Munster Technological University Tralee branches from September and a new partnership with An Post providing banking services locally. Bank of Ireland is closing a number of branches nationwide and say footfall […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Kerry County Council To Receive Over €2.1m In Funding For Home Adaptation Works

March 1, 2021 at 10:35 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council will receive exchequer funding of €2,110,112 to provide home adaptations for older people and those living with disability and mobility issues. Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD and Minister for Education Norma  Foley have welcomed the funding which was announced by Minister of State for Local Government […]

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Ten New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

Ten New COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

February 28, 2021 at 5:22 pm 0 comments

THERE were 10 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry at the NPHET briefing this evening which is a marked increase from daily figures for the  county over the past week. There were six additional deaths and 612 more cases reported nationally. All of these deaths occurred in February. The […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 28, 2021 at 11:24 am 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… Well done Tralee gardaí… Garda Cathy Murphy & Garda Dan Dillon delivering some food packs to Tralee Soup Kitchen yesterday evening.#InThisTogether #HereToHelp […]

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

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

February 28, 2021 at 11:23 am 0 comments

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that January was a busy month for property sales around Tralee with 24 transactions taking place fetching a total of €4,290,501. The properties that sold for the most money in one transaction in the Tralee environs in […]

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Nineteen COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

Nineteen COVID-19 Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening

February 27, 2021 at 5:36 pm 0 comments

THERE were 19 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry at the NPHET briefing this evening which is a marked increase from daily figures for the  county over the past week. There were 13 additional deaths and 738 more cases reported nationally. Ten of these deaths occurred in February, one occurred […]

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Know Your Rights: Help When Bereaved

Know Your Rights: Help When Bereaved

February 27, 2021 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m looking for some simple information on first steps after a bereavement for my sister who has been widowed. Can you recommend an appropriate resource? Answer: Bereavement can […]

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Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

Finnegan On Films: A Connery/Caine Classic And A New Offering On Netflix

February 27, 2021 at 10:02 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, picks two very different but hugely entertaining films for your viewing pleasure… THIS week’s selection is made up of a classic film and a recent Netflix release which encourage us to revisit the past to reflect on the lessons for present. The Man Who Would […]

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Less Than Five Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening, 776 Nationally

Less Than Five Cases Reported For Kerry This Evening, 776 Nationally

February 26, 2021 at 5:46 pm 0 comments

THERE were fewer than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry at the NPHET briefing this evening. When the number is less than five, the exact number is not revealed by the health authorities until the following day on the COVID data hub. There were 29 additional deaths and […]

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Listowel Food Hub Project To Receive Over €1.3m In Funding

Listowel Food Hub Project To Receive Over €1.3m In Funding

February 26, 2021 at 3:48 pm 0 comments

A FURTHER €1,365,226 in funding has been granted for the Listowel Food Hub Project. This endeavour, led by the North East West Kerry Development (NEWKD), will deliver a 12,000 sq. ft. Food Hub facility at Clieveragh Business Park, Listowel, comprises of five food production units and a fully fitted Research […]

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Here’s The Most Popular Names For Babies In Kerry Last Year

Here’s The Most Popular Names For Babies In Kerry Last Year

February 26, 2021 at 1:47 pm 0 comments

THE most popular names for new babies in 2020 has been revealed. The Central Statistics Office has revealed that Ella is the most popular girls name in Kerry while Darragh and Jack are the most popular boys names in the county. Nationally, Jack has retained the top spot as the […]

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RSA’s Free ‘Check It Fits’ Service Moves Online

RSA’s Free ‘Check It Fits’ Service Moves Online

February 26, 2021 at 11:37 am 0 comments

WHILE the Road Safety Authority (RSA) usually sends out their teams every year to Kerry and around the country to check children’s car seats, it’s not possible this year due to COVID restrictions. However, the RSA has announced that their ‘Check It Fits’ service is now available online. The free […]

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Sponsored: Find Out More About National Learning Network Tralee

Sponsored: Find Out More About National Learning Network Tralee

February 25, 2021 at 2:25 pm 0 comments

Sponsored NATIONAL Learning Network Tralee is Kerry’s only specialist training provider delivering a range of free QQI and City and Guilds courses to people with additional support needs. If you need extra learning support, if you have had an accident, illness or injury, have a disability or mental health difficulty […]

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Cara And Clanmaurice Credit Unions Merge

Cara And Clanmaurice Credit Unions Merge

February 24, 2021 at 8:42 pm 0 comments

THE members of Cara Credit Union and Clanmaurice Credit Union have agreed a merger of the two credit unions. The combined credit union will have assets of over €270 million and 58,000 members. The offices at Tralee, Killorglin, Castleisland, Ballyduff and Causeway will remain open for members. Chair of the […]

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Tralee Chamber Creates Report Aimed At Tackling Vacant Buildings Issue

Tralee Chamber Creates Report Aimed At Tackling Vacant Buildings Issue

February 24, 2021 at 10:36 am 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber is to set out clear actions to tackle vacancy of commercial buildings in the town. The Chamber is presenting a roadmap to rebuilding Tralee, in a detailed submission to address the problem in the town centre. The report which will be issued as a series of discussion points […]

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Pierce Brosnan in the video (see below).

WATCH: Pierce Brosnan Tells Of His Love Of Kerry In Short Tourism Promo Clip

February 23, 2021 at 5:43 pm 0 comments

PIERCE Brosnan has appeared in a new video from Tourism Ireland and The Irish Film and Television Academy (IFTA) extolling the beauty of Kerry. The short clip posted on the Discover Ireland YouTube page features footage of Kerry from local videographers: Tadhg Hayes Video Production Killorglin; Michael Pixie O’Gorman Listowel; […]

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Green Party representative for Tralee Anne-Marie Fuller and artist Ciara McKenna pictured with Ciara’s mural of the curlew, celebrating World Wildlife Day on 3 March.

Green Party Commissions Curlew Mural On Greenway To Mark World Wildlife Day

February 23, 2021 at 11:36 am 0 comments

THE Green Party in Kerry is celebrating UN World Wildlife Day by commissioning a new mural in Tralee of the iconic curlew by artist, Ciara McKenna. World Wildlife Day takes place on March 3. It celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The mural, which is […]

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Kerry Gardaí Remind Public To Avoid House Parties And Stick To 5k Rule

Kerry Gardaí Remind Public To Avoid House Parties And Stick To 5k Rule

February 22, 2021 at 5:02 pm 1 comment

GARDAI in Kerry are reminding the public to stick to the 5k rule and not to host or attend house parties. Speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Talkabout’ show on Tuesday afternoon, Garda Niall O’Connor said they are continuing to encounter people who are travelling further than 5k from their homes — […]

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The crossing at Clash.

Gardaí Ask Motorist Involved In Road Collision To Make Contact

February 22, 2021 at 4:17 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking to get in contact with a driver involved in a road traffic collision in Tralee last month. On January 16, a woman was in a mobility scooter crossing the road at the pedestrian crossing near Argos at Clash. An advancing vehicle collided with her, causing the woman […]

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Council Announces Scheme To Enhance Shopfronts In Tralee Town Centre

Council Announces Scheme To Enhance Shopfronts In Tralee Town Centre

February 22, 2021 at 3:25 pm 1 comment

KERRY County Council has announced a pilot scheme for enhancements to shopfronts in Tralee town centre. The Tralee Town Centre Pilot Shopfront Enhancement Scheme aims to improve the streetscape environment by encouraging and supporting business owners to upgrade their shopfronts. The scheme applies initially to Upper and Lower Castle Street […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘KORusalema Dance’ Fundraiser For Juvenile Club And Kerry Hospice

Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘KORusalema Dance’ Fundraiser For Juvenile Club And Kerry Hospice

February 22, 2021 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

PLAYERS from Kerins O’Rahillys have taken part in a Jerusalema Dance to help raise funds for the juvenile club and the Palliative Care Unit. Members of the senior management, John O’ Connor and Paul Ryan, with the help of senior players Ross O’Callaghan, Barry John Keane, Seán Óg Walsh, David Moran, […]

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Kerry Library Encourages People To Take Part In ‘Ireland Reads’ Campaign

Kerry Library Encourages People To Take Part In ‘Ireland Reads’ Campaign

February 22, 2021 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Library has teamed up with libraries nationwide and some local authors for the ‘Ireland Reads’ campaign, which is part of the government’s ‘Keep Well’ initiative and aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have for wellbeing and enjoyment. The campaign is asking everyone to ‘squeeze in […]

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Status Orange Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Orange Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry

February 22, 2021 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

MET Eireann has elevated their rainfall warning for Kerry to Status Orange. It had issued a Yellow warning yesterday, but now they say Cork, Kerry, Tipperary and Waterford will experience greater levels of rainfall. Very heavy rain on Monday night and Tuesday will likely cause further river flooding and surface […]

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Fenit RNLI Responds To Callout After Report Of Upturned Kayaks In Banna

Fenit RNLI Responds To Callout After Report Of Upturned Kayaks In Banna

February 22, 2021 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

FENIT RNLI Lifeboats responded to a call out when upturned kayaks were sighted near Banna Beach on Sunday. The volunteer crew of Fenit RNLI responded to a call for assistance by Valentia Coast Guard at approximately 1pm on Sunday. Fenit RNLI launched both its ALB (All Weather Lifeboat) and its […]

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More Heavy Rain On The Way As Met Éireann Issues Warning

More Heavy Rain On The Way As Met Éireann Issues Warning

February 21, 2021 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

IT seems there isn’t a day that goes by without a weather warning being issued. Well today is no different, as Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Rainfall warning for Munster, Connacht, Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford with wet weather on the way on Tuesday. They say there will be heavy […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

February 21, 2021 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

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… Swanning around the canal… Day 51 of Days of Walking and 91 miles of / 50 Miles in February – DEBRA Ireland […]

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Michelle Greaney with the late Jemma O'Shea's sister Josie O'Shea looking forward to the virtual run/walk at Easter.

Run/Walk To Remember Jemma And Raise Funds For Hospice

February 20, 2021 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fitness/strength and conditioning coach is encouraging people to get out and about during the Easter weekend for a great cause. Michelle Greaney is organising the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK between April 2-4. Jemma O’Shea who fought […]

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‘Making It Happen’ For Kerry Businesses During Enterprise Week

‘Making It Happen’ For Kerry Businesses During Enterprise Week

February 20, 2021 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

AN Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar T.D. has launched the full programme of events for Local Enterprise Week, which is taking place online from Monday, March 1 to Friday, March 5. ‘Making It Happen’ is the theme of Local Enterprise Week, organised by Local Enterprise […]

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Know Your Rights: Retiring At 65 And Social Welfare Payments

Know Your Rights: Retiring At 65 And Social Welfare Payments

February 20, 2021 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have to retire at 65, and can’t claim my State pension until I’m 66. What can I do? Answer: Many people, under their contract of employment, must […]

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Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

Finnegan On Films: Three True Stories That Are Stranger Than Fiction

February 20, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, recommends some true life stories which are stranger than fiction… A wise friend once told me that there were three sides to every story – your side, my side and what actually happened. Never is this more appropriate than when a true story is brought […]

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