Archive for March, 2020

Art Competition To Show A Better World When We’re Free Of COVID-19

Art Competition To Show A Better World When We’re Free Of COVID-19

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

TOYOTA Ireland has launched the ‘Build a Better World Art Competition’, inspired by the company’s global initiative ‘Dream Car Art Contest’ which runs annually. The ‘Build a Better World Art Competition’ will run online for four weeks and will see three winners announced every week, one from each age category. […]

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Know Your Rights: Returning To Live In Ireland With A De Facto Partner 

Know Your Rights: Returning To Live In Ireland With A De Facto Partner 

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 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: My son has lived in the US for the past 10 years. He is planning to come back to Ireland in a few months. He is in a long-term […]

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Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

Finnegan On Films: Four Classics To Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat

March 28, 2020 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

As filming on productions close all over the world, our movie guy, James Finnegan, revisits some of the classic thrillers with four different permutations and perspectives on that staple premise…The Chase…  First comes the film that reset the template for the summer blockbuster – Jaws (1975). Starring Roy Scheider, Robert […]

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Gardaí Begin Major Policing Operation After New Public Health Measures Announced

Gardaí Begin Major Policing Operation After New Public Health Measures Announced

March 27, 2020 at 10:30 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána has tonight started a major nationwide policing operation focused on supporting public compliance with public health measures over this weekend. Following tonight’s announcements by An Taoiseach of the necessity for people to undertake a range of public health measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19, there […]

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There Are Now 44 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

There Are Now 44 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

March 27, 2020 at 8:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are now 44 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up six from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. An additional 305 people have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to […]

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Colm Creates ‘kerrymade.com’ To Help Local Businesses Sell Products Online

Colm Creates ‘kerrymade.com’ To Help Local Businesses Sell Products Online

March 27, 2020 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man has introduced and initiative to help Kerry businesses continue to trade during the Covid-19 crisis. Colm Griffin who runs the online store Purchase.ie based in The Spa has started a new initiative in a bid to help Kerry businesses affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Griffin has established […]

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Road resurfacing works at Pembroke Street.

Traffic Lights System Installed And Road Resurfacing Completed At Tralee Streets

March 27, 2020 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council have been completing road works around Tralee during the past few weeks. With less traffic in town, they have used the opportunity to complete works at Basin Road and Pembroke Street. Lining and resurfacing works were completed this week on Pembroke Street as part of Tralee Municipal […]

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Public Asked To Observe Social Distancing At Recycling/Waste Facilities

Public Asked To Observe Social Distancing At Recycling/Waste Facilities

March 27, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is encouraging people to observe social distancing guidelines at the county’s Civic Amenity Sites and recycling centres. The Council operates five Civic Amenity Sites at Killarney (Coolcaslagh), Cahersiveen, Milltown, Kenmare and Lios Póil (Ionad Athchúrsála Chorca Dhuibhne). In recent weeks, the sites have become particularly busy and […]

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St John Of God Services in Monavalley

St John Of God Services Seeking Nurses, Social Care Workers And Care Assistants

March 27, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

ST John of God Services in Kerry are seeking urgent support in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. If you are a qualified nurse, social care worker, care assistant or would like to help in household or catering and are interested in supporting the service in this current crisis, please […]

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Tralee Retailers Adapting To Challenging Times With Online Shopping Service

Tralee Retailers Adapting To Challenging Times With Online Shopping Service

March 27, 2020 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE there has been a devastating impact on the retail trade in Tralee due to the Coronavirus crisis, some retailers are rising to the challenge by adapting and offering an online shopping service. We spoke to a few of them who are doing their best for their businesses and to […]

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There Are Now 38 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

There Are Now 38 Confirmed Cases Of Coronavirus In Kerry

March 26, 2020 at 8:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are now 38 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. An additional 255 people have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to […]

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Anthony O'Gara, CEO of the Rose Of Tralee International Festival.

Rose Of Tralee Festival To Go Ahead But With Possible Changes

March 26, 2020 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Festival will still take place this year, but it’s a possibility that it may need to be put back to September. That’s the view CEO of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, who was asked about the event on Radio Kerry’s ‘Talkabout’ programme this […]

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Dr Oliver Murphy

President Of IT Tralee Announces His Retirement

March 26, 2020 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

DR. Oliver Murphy, President of IT Tralee, has announced his retirement. Mr Lionel Alexander, on behalf of The Governing Body of the Institute, thanked Dr. Murphy for his significant commitment to the Institute and for the contribution he has made to the development of the Institute over a 26 year […]

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Mark Doe: Recipes For Baking With The Kids

Mark Doe: Recipes For Baking With The Kids

March 26, 2020 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

Chef Mark Doe of Just Cooking Cookery School in Firies has come up with some recipes to keep the kids (and yourself!) busy when stuck inside during the current Coronavirus crisis… With the current situation, it is a great time to spend time with the kids and teach them some […]

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Tech Week 2020 Goes Ahead With Online Activities

Tech Week 2020 Goes Ahead With Online Activities

March 26, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

TECH Week 2020 is to go ahead from March 28 to April 3 with a variety of online events and activities. Ireland’s national festival of technology — organised by the ICS Foundationand supported by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) — aims to unite and inspire the talent of tomorrow with emerging […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group Buses Still Operating To Cork And Limerick

Kerry Cancer Support Group Buses Still Operating To Cork And Limerick

March 26, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cancer Support Group are informing service users that their bus services to Cork and Limerick are still operating in line with Government and HSE guidelines. A statement issued by the charity yesterday reads; “Capacity will be limited to maintain physical distancing. Physical distancing protocols are also being adhered to […]

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Men Charged With Burglary Of Pub Granted Bail

Men Charged With Burglary Of Pub Granted Bail

March 26, 2020 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE two men arrested in relation to a burglary at a pub in Blennerville in the early hours of Wednesday morning have since been charged and bailed. They are both due to appear before the courts at a later date. Gardaí arrested the men, both aged in their 30s, after […]

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Number Of Coronavirus Cases In Kerry More Than Doubles In One Day

Number Of Coronavirus Cases In Kerry More Than Doubles In One Day

March 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm 2 comments

THERE are now 33 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up 18 from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. An additional 235 people have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to […]

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Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

March 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland is appealing for public support after it had to postpone it’s annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day because of the Coronavirus crisis. It has launched an urgent appeal for vital dementia supports to help them to continue their vital work with people with dementia and their families during the […]

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Gardaí Have Extra Patrols To Monitor Vacant Business Premises

Gardaí Have Extra Patrols To Monitor Vacant Business Premises

March 25, 2020 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING a break-in to a premises in Blennerville overnight, Tralee Chamber and the Tralee Garda Station has reiterated their advice to businesses closed during the COVID-19 crisis to engage with the Gardai and the Chamber to assist with measures to protect their properties. Ken Tobin of Tralee Chamber said; “Its […]

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Recovery Haven Still Offering Support Services To Clients

Recovery Haven Still Offering Support Services To Clients

March 25, 2020 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH non-essential services across the county closing their doors in the interest of public safety, one local cancer support charity is assuring clients and those feeling anxious and vulnerable that support is still available. Recovery Haven Kerry cancer support house closed its doors to the public two weeks ago, cancelling […]

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Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

March 25, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man has already raised thousands of euro from a charity initiative where he is encouraging people to walk or run 5k, on their own, to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Shane Kenny from Churchill, who now works in Cork City, came up with the idea after […]

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Josh Garvey pictured with his family and Inventor John O'Donnell from Tralee who feature in 'Big Life Fix' on RTE ONE.

Tralee Man To Feature On RTE’s ‘Big Life Fix’ Tonight

March 25, 2020 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man will feature on tonight’s (Wednesday) episode of RTÉ One’s ‘Big Life Fix’ at 10.05pm. Although from Tralee, John O’Donnell is now based in Copenhagen where he works as a game designer at a start-up. ‘Big Life Fix’ challenges a group of leading designers, engineers, computer programmers and […]

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Listowel Writers Week Cancelled For This Year

Listowel Writers Week Cancelled For This Year

March 25, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER major event in Kerry has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis. The organisers of Listowel Writers’ Week, which was due to take place from May 27-May 31 in the north Kerry town, has made the decision on health and safety grounds. A statement on their facebook page this […]

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Two Arrested After Burglary At Pub In Blennerville

Two Arrested After Burglary At Pub In Blennerville

March 25, 2020 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested two men in relation to a burglary at a pub in Blennerville in the early hours of this morning. Shortly after 1am, Gardaí from Tralee received a report from a member of the public about a suspicious car in the area which had its number plates blocked […]

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15 Confirmed Cases Of The Coronavirus In Kerry So Far

15 Confirmed Cases Of The Coronavirus In Kerry So Far

March 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are now 15 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up three from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. An additional 204 people have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to […]

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Survey Shows 92% Of Kerry Businesses Experiencing Decline In Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Survey Shows 92% Of Kerry Businesses Experiencing Decline In Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Chamber survey reveals almost 92% of businesses in Kerry are experiencing decline in revenue and that an unprecedented and radical economic response is required during the COVID-19 crisis. In association with Chambers Ireland national survey, Tralee Chamber undertook a survey of businesses in Kerry and today published the […]

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Fifteen Additional Personnel For Kerry Fire And Rescue Service

Fifteen Additional Personnel For Kerry Fire And Rescue Service

March 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fire and Rescue Service has strengthened its force with the recruitment of 15 additional personnel. The new retained fire fighters are to replace recent and upcoming retirements and departures within the Fire Service and will be stationed at the various fire stations across the county. The new recruits will […]

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Council To Erect Signage At Beaches And Public Amenities Encouraging Social Distancing

Council To Erect Signage At Beaches And Public Amenities Encouraging Social Distancing

March 24, 2020 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEETING of Kerry County Council management and representatives of the political parties and Independents took place this morning to continue the coordination of the Council’s response to the current public health emergency. The meeting observed personal distancing requirements and some participants joined the meeting by teleconference. Elected members and […]

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WATCH: KDYS Launch Campaign To Help In Fight Against COVID-19

March 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KDYS with a group of teenagers from Kerry and Italy have launched their own campaign to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. They have created a video with an important message for their peers and for all people, pledging their commitment to the cause and they are calling on all young people […]

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