Archive for November 29th, 2019

Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane addressing people at the opening of 'Off The Rails' at Kerry County Museum last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Artists’ Work Exhibited At Kerry County Museum

November 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of artists and art lovers gathered at Kerry County Museum last night for the opening of an exhibition focusing on the beautiful county we live in. Art in the Park artists in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance are showcasing local artists’ works at ‘Off the Rails’ which […]

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Eighteen People Arrested In Tralee As Part Of Operation Thor ‘Day Of Action’

Eighteen People Arrested In Tralee As Part Of Operation Thor ‘Day Of Action’

November 29, 2019 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI arrested 18 people as part of an Operation Thor day of action that was carried out in the Tralee District on Tuesday of this week. Gardaí arrested a total of 18 people in relation to a number of incidents such as burglary, theft, public order criminal damage, possession of […]

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Joanna Keane, Dara Ó Cinnéide, Deirdre Walsh and Elaine Kinsella at Poetry From The Pulpit at St John’s Theatre Listowel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Humour, Warmth And Emotion At ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’

November 29, 2019 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

WB YEATS, Percy French, Gerard Manley Hopkins and many more poets had their work read aloud at a charity event with a difference last night in Listowel. The brainchild of Radio Kerry presenter Deirdre Walsh, ‘Poetry From The Pulpit’ saw well known Kerry people take to the stage in St John’s […]

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Launching the Dementia Friendly Tralee initiative at The Imperial Hotel on Friday morning were Derek Carroll of The Imperial, Dolores McElligott, Garda Mary Gardiner, Michael Fitzgerald HSE, Eibhlís  Cahalane HSE, Aidan Kelly and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Initiative To Make Tralee More Dementia-Friendly

November 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

A NEW dementia information card which will move Tralee towards becoming more dementia friendly was launched today (Friday) at The Imperial Hotel. The Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Information card is an initiative by the Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Forum, an inter-agency group which involves the HSE, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin turns the sod on the Tralee-Fenit Greenway at Fenit on Sunday with, from left; Cllr Mikey Sheehy, Charlie O'Sullivan KCC, Deputy Martin Ferris, CE of KCC Moira Morrell, Cllr Pa Daly Cathaoirleach KCC Cllr Niall Kelliher, Cllr Norma Foley, Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane and Cllr Sam Locke. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Turns Sod On Two Multi-Million Euro Greenway Projects

November 29, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE sod has been turned today on two new greenway amenities in Kerry marking the commencement of construction on the multi-million-euro projects. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today turned the sod on the new ten-kilometre Tralee to Fenit Greenway and the […]

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Andrea Dolan, Alex Maguire, Tina Lonergan and Karen O'Connor at the Thanksgiving Dinner in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Thanksgiving Feast To Savour At The Rose Hotel

November 29, 2019 at 8:33 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a tradition now where families gather at The Rose Hotel to celebrate the famous American holiday. The owners of the hotel, Dick and Eibhlín Henggeler, welcomed around 180 guests to their sumptuous Thanksgiving feast for the fourth year in a row and it was thoroughly enjoyed. They were welcomed […]

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The crowd at the switching on of the Christmas lights I The Square on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 29, 2019 at 8:31 am Comments are Disabled

Christmas really kicks off this weekend with the parade and the lights being switched on, but there’s a few more things to do around town as well… Friday 1. Quiz time… Coláiste Gleann Lí is preparing to host their annual table quiz tonight at the Ballymac Bar in Boherbee to […]

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The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow took place in Killarney this week  in partnership with An Garda Siochana delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1200 Transition Year students in County Kerry.  Students from the Green Tralee  . 
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The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow in partnership with An Garda Siochana delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1200 Transition Year students in County Kerry.

AXA are delighted to be working together with An Garda Siochana and local emergency services to bring the AXA Roadsafe Roadshow to County Kerry. This is the fourth AXA Roadsafe Roadshow of the Autumn schedule and we will be visiting Cork on the 21st and 22nd of January next year.
 
The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow is aimed primarily at Transition Year students in Secondary Schools and is based on an award-winning format and depicts graphically how a night out, can end in tragedy. The show depicts what happens with driver inexperience and overconfidence with the aim to educate and highlight the various safety skills these young students need before they get behind the wheel of a car.

Using a backdrop of contemporary music, video clips and television advertisements; the story was told by Garda Peter McCarthy, Paramedic Eugene Tangney, Fire Officer Dan Keane and A&E Consultant Martin Boyd. The show culminated in a presentation by a local Mother Ann Tydings from Lisselton, who lost her son Padraig 15 years ago in a car accident after his 22nd Birthday.

Inspector Tony Sugrue, An Garda Siochana commented “The overall trend in Kerry has shown improvement in the last 15 years in terms of enforcement, engineering and education. The continuing disturbing trend in drunk driving is the biggest source of concern, as the increased detection rates are primarily driven by those in the 20-40-year old category. An Garda Siochana in the Kerry division are actively looking at ways to engage with young people and events such as the AXA Roadsafe Roadshow play a significant part in targeting this age group.”


Antoinette McDonald, Direct, Partner and Customer Experience Director at AXA Insurance commented: "As one of the largest insurance companies in Ireland, we deal with hundreds of claims every week as a result of traffic collisions. The effects are well documented - too many people are being killed on our roads or are being injured for life. Young people are particularly over-represented, and we want to educate these young people to be safe and responsible drivers of the future. 

This event tells the real life stories of people who deal with the needless carnage caused by speed, drink and drugs on Irish roads and the show brings home the pain caused by unnecessary road crashes and the impact on people and how it has changed their lives forever. The aim of the event is to educate novice and young drivers to think twice about the seriousness of safety when learning to drive. We know that when these students start driving it will give them a new sense of freedom and we want to make sure they enjoy this new freedom but at the same time educate them on the responsibilities that go with it.”

In 2018, 143 people lost their lives on our roads. Over half of fatalities have been either a driver or passenger and one third of all collisions had excessive speed as a factor.

One third of all driver and passenger fatalities were not wearing a seatbelt at time of collision.
In 2018 in the County Kerry, 3 lives were lost, and 61 people were seriously injured. This year in 2019 we have unfortunately lost eight lives and 32 people have been seriously injured to date on our roads.

This year, 131 people have lost their lives on our roads to date and unfortunately this is an increase of 7 fatalities for this time last year every road death is one too many.
 

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Notes to Editors:
This is a show where real life tragedies played out on stage and has been specifically designed to educate young people on the very serious issue of road safety. 
Young people attending the event were given the opportunity to listen to the personal experiences of representatives of our emergency services which included a Garda, a Fireman, a Paramedic, an A&E Consultant and a parent who has lost a loved one following a road crash. The event, will make the young people attending, stop and think about the seriousness of safety when driving on the road so they will become responsible drivers in the future.

PHOTOS: Tralee TY Students Attend AXA Roadsafe Roadshow AT INEC

November 29, 2019 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE AXA Roadsafe Roadshow, in partnership with An Garda Siochana, delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1,200 Transition Year students in Kerry, including many from Tralee schools, on Tuesday. This is the fourth AXA Roadsafe Roadshow of the Autumn schedule aimed primarily at Transition Year students in secondary schools […]

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