Archive for April, 2020

Number Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry Stays The Same

Number Of Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry Stays The Same

April 30, 2020 at 6:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was no increase in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county remaining at 292. 43 more deaths from the virus were reported this evening in Ireland at the daily briefing by the Department of Health. […]

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Local Author’s Book To Be Brought To Life On Screen By ITT Students

Local Author’s Book To Be Brought To Life On Screen By ITT Students

April 30, 2020 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE popular Gravespeakers’ series of children’s books, which has developed a cult following in the South West of Ireland, is one step closer to coming alive on the big screen. A 3-5 minute animated trailer of the first book in the series, Gravespeakers: Maria, is under development by a team […]

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Tralee And Killorglin Teams Excel In Nationwide Online Competition

Tralee And Killorglin Teams Excel In Nationwide Online Competition

April 30, 2020 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL competition was held last weekend focussing on finding solutions to challenges posed to businesses and the wider community by the COVID-19 crisis, with a local team emerging as winners. Techstars Startup Weekend Ireland operated the nationwide competition over April 24th-26th which enabled collaboration for both technical and non-technical […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Urges Public To Stay At Home Over Bank Holiday Weekend

April 30, 2020 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach and Chief Executive of Kerry County Council have appealed to the people of Kerry to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 advice and restrictions over the Bank Holiday Weekend and not to be tempted to travel or meet others as part of the effort to ensure public health […]

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Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

Billy Ryle: All’s Well That Ends Well, But The Minister Messed Up

April 30, 2020 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says it was a case of relief at last for Junior Cert candidates as Minister McHugh abandoned his plan for token September exams… Clarity has finally emerged for the 63,000 anxious Junior Cert candidates, who were in limbo since the official Junior Cert exam was cancelled on Good […]

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Presentation Primary Pupils To Appear In RTE Show This Sunday

Presentation Primary Pupils To Appear In RTE Show This Sunday

April 30, 2020 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from Presentation Primary School in Tralee are to star in an RTE One documentary Creative Kids this Sunday at 6.30pm. The documentary is inspired by the roll-out of Creative Schools, an initiative focussing on creativity and the Arts in primary and post-primary schools and Youthreach centres all around Ireland. […]

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An Increase Of Four In Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

An Increase Of Four In Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases

April 29, 2020 at 8:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an increase of four in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county at 292. 31 more deaths from the virus were reported this evening in Ireland at the daily briefing by the Department of […]

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Siamsa Tíre To Screen YouTube World Premiere of ‘Anam’

Siamsa Tíre To Screen YouTube World Premiere of ‘Anam’

April 29, 2020 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

Siamsa Tíre will hold the YouTube world premiere screening of the full live performance of Anam this Saturday, May 2 at 7pm. This free screening marks the original opening of the National Folk Theatre’s Festival of Folk season and provides lively traditional entertainment during this time of isolation. The screening […]

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Gardaí Express Concern At Speeding Motorists And Number Of Pedestrian Deaths This Year

Gardaí Express Concern At Speeding Motorists And Number Of Pedestrian Deaths This Year

April 29, 2020 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána and The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have expressed concern at the number of drivers being detected driving at excessive speed, and at a doubling in the number of pedestrian deaths to date this year. The authorities have also expressed serious concern at the number of drivers who, […]

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Gardaí Seek Rightful Owners Of Suspected Stolen Property

Gardaí Seek Rightful Owners Of Suspected Stolen Property

April 29, 2020 at 1:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Gardaí in Tralee are looking to reunite some tools and equipment with their rightful owners. They recently seized property which is suspected to be stolen. Tools, lead sheeting, and copper wiring / piping were seized. They are hoping that anyone who owns the above or has any information in relation […]

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Dáithí Ó Sé wants the public to take part in a virtual tea day next week.

Dáithí Encourages People To Host Virtual Tea Morning For Alzheimer’s Society

April 29, 2020 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

  RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on the nation to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers and have Tea in Every Home with their friends and loved ones on the phone or online to mark the first ever Virtual Alzheimer’s Tea […]

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No Increase In Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

No Increase In Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

April 28, 2020 at 6:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was  no increase in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county remaining at 288. 59 more deaths from the virus were reported this evening in Ireland at the daily briefing by the HSE.  This brings […]

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There’s no bank holiday from Covid-19 - an inter-agency statement from an Garda Siochána, Kerry County Council and the HSE
 
THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned.
 
Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart – in the county’s battle to keep Covid-19 at bay.
 
Doctors, nurses, mental health services staff, Gardaí and staff from Kerry County Council came together with one main message – asking the people of Kerry to keep up their Trojan efforts.
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PRESS INFORMATION _ There’s no bank holiday from Covid-19 - an inter-agency statement from an Garda Siochána, Kerry County Council and the HSE
 
THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned.
 
Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart – in the county’s battle to keep Covid-19 at bay.
 
Doctors, nurses, mental health services staff, Gardaí and staff from Kerry County Council came together with one main message – asking the people of Kerry to keep up their Trojan efforts.
 
Mary O’Mahony, Areas Director of Nursing, Kerry Mental Health Services said:
“We’re working so hard to make sure that essential services keep running despite the impact of Covid-19. Today, we’re asking the people of Kerry to support our efforts by continuing to stay at home where possible, and following all other guidelines. Sadly, the more we move around, the more risk we create.”
 
Majella Daly, Primary Care Service Manager, Cork Kerry Community Health Care asked the people of Kerry to keep up the work which has been successful so far in flattening the curve:
“We know that at this stage it’s getting very hard to stay apart. With a bank holiday weekend coming up, it will be very tempting to think that it’s ok to ‘bend the rules’. Unfortunately, the risk of catching Covid-19 is still high and we still need everyone’s support. Everything you have done so far has made a huge difference – but it could all be undermined so quickly. Together, we have achieved so much. Now it’s up to each of us to keep that up that work.”
 
Dr. Herlo Coetzer, Emergency Department Consultant at University Hospital Kerry asked everyone to support frontline staff by staying at home:
“We have no option but to travel to work and to keep helping the people who need us. Please do everything you can to support us and stay at home. Right now, the official advice is still the same so please follow that advice and stay home unless there’s an essential reason to leave. More people seem to be outdoors and interacting with others. While this is completely understandable, it’s so important that we stick with this for a while longer.”
 
The frontline workers praised the people of Kerry for the way in which they have faced Covid-19 as a community, and asked them to continue to work together and support each other in these difficult times.
 
The Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Niall Kelleher added his voice to the appeal to everyone to stay home, particularly over the coming bank holiday weekend:
“So much has already been achieved in flattening the curve and limiting the spread of the coronavirus. The sacrifices so far have contributed towards the national effort to stop this dreadful disease. I am appealing to people in Kerry to continue to stay home, particularly over the long weekend. There can be no room for complacency. The short-term pain will be worth the long-term gain. I send every good wish to the frontline workers in the HSE and across the public sector as the fight against Covid-19 continues,” he said.
 
Assistant Commissioner Michael Finn warned that many checkpoints will be in place in the coming days.
“Operation Fanacht will once again see an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country until Monday night. The operation will see large-scale checkpoints on both main and secondary routes and in towns and villages. This will support travel restrictions put in place to help flatten the curve and save lives.  There has been great compliance with the travel restrictions and we want to thank the public for this. The appreciation that has been shown to us frontline workers is outstanding and again I would like to thank you all.  However, it remains vital that you continue to play your part and stay at home if possible -this will continue to save lives,” he said.
 
Kerry is known for its community spirit, and that spirit has been to the fore during the Covid-19 crisis, and Community Work Manager with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Hilary Scanlan thanked the community and voluntary sector across Kerry for their swift and generous response.
“The 32 Community Meals Services are delivering good quality nutritious hot  meals five and six days a week in urban areas and three and four days a week in the rural areas. Volunteers are supported by the GAA and Gardai to deliver meals, as well as groceries, fuel and prescriptions , there is hardly a mile of the county that is not covered,” she said.
 
 
The Kerry Community Response Forum phone line is on 1800 807 009 and runs seven days a week, 8am to 8pm. You can also text “SUPPORT” followed by your name to 50555 or email covidsupport@kerrycoco.ie
For video supports on how to manage with the emotional impact of Covid-19, see hse.ie/corkkerryhealthyireland or search for “Cork Kerry Community Healthcare” on YouTube.
 
 
 
 
Owen O’Shea,
Media, Communications & Customer Relations Officer,
Freedom of Information and AIE Officer,
Kerry County Council,
Rathass,
Tralee,
Co. Kerry
 
T: 066 7183826
M: 087 7870070
E: owen.oshea@kerrycoco.ie

Public Urged To Keep Up Efforts To Keep COVID-19 At Bay

April 28, 2020 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE bank holiday weekend isn’t a break from the hard work of dealing with Covid-19, front-line public sector workers in Kerry have warned. Staff from the HSE, An Garda Siochana and Kerry County Council joined together this week for a  photo demonstrating that they’re standing together – but still apart […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

April 28, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

Past times-New Beginnings: When Gerard McCarthy closed the door of Larkin’s Bakery for the final time a few weeks ago, it marked the end of an era in Baile an Mhuilinn and brought an end to a family tradition that spanned over five generations and 160 years, going back to […]

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Well-Known Names In Film And TV Production Take Part In Kerry College Online Classes

Well-Known Names In Film And TV Production Take Part In Kerry College Online Classes

April 28, 2020 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

WITH colleges and universities closed across the world due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kerry College and their media students are using Zoom video technology to take part in online video classes with some of familiar names in film and television production. Organised by critically acclaimed and worldwide award-winning Knockanure man […]

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IT Tralee To Host Virtual Open Days Next Week

IT Tralee To Host Virtual Open Days Next Week

April 28, 2020 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced a week of virtual open days to take place from May 5th to May 8th, to coincide with the opening of the CAO “Change of Mind” facility. The open days offer CAO applicants the opportunity to discuss their options with admissions, student support […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

April 28, 2020 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

STACKS 100: Club Secretary, Elma Nix, reminds all club members that our Award Winning Stacks 100 website is now available to view – check out club memories, matches & podcasts – a great way to spend an enjoyable few minutes or hours and hours and hours . . . www.stacks100.ie. […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 6:43 pm Comments are Disabled

WE hope you are all keeping safe and well in your homes and we send our best wishes to everybody in our community, especially to those cocooning at this time. We are all looking forward to next Tuesday week  May 5th hoping that there might be a slight easing of […]

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An Increase Of 11 In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

An Increase Of 11 In Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

April 27, 2020 at 6:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an increase of 11 in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county officially at 288. 18 more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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Gardaí Seek Information In Relation To Theft Incidents

Gardaí Seek Information In Relation To Theft Incidents

April 27, 2020 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to the public for any information in relation to two incidents of theft in the past week. Between Tuesday, April 21 at 5pm and Wednesday April 22 at 3:30pm, a mountain bike was taken from the Marina in Tralee. This bike which was locked to the side […]

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Extensive Network Of Garda Checkpoints In Operation Until Next Monday Night

Extensive Network Of Garda Checkpoints In Operation Until Next Monday Night

April 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána has today announced the continuation of its major operation to ensure public compliance with the travel restrictions introduced as part of COVID-19 public health guidelines. The operation – Operation Fanacht – will once again see an extensive network of checkpoints established across the country. The Operation will […]

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Cyclist Dies After Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

Cyclist Dies After Road Traffic Collision On Tralee-Killarney Road

April 27, 2020 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

Gardaí are currently at the scene of a fatal road traffic collision involving a car and a pedal cyclist that occurred at approximately 8.20am this morning. The incident occurred on the N22 Tralee-Killarney road in Rockfield, Killarney. The pedal cyclist, a man in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

JUVENILE ACADEMY Congrats to all of the girls and boys who entered our Easter competition. We were delighted with the response. It was very hard to call so everyone received a prize for their great work. Most of your prizes have been posted with a few more to be posted […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Message from our Chairman and Chairman of Coiste na nÓg. Dear Ballymac GAA Club Members, Family & Friends, We hope you and your loved ones are all staying safe and keeping well in these unprecedented times. This is a very strange time where our club has closed its gates due […]

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St Pats GAA Club News

St Pats GAA Club News

April 27, 2020 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

Lotto   With the recent government announcement on the extension of the Covid-19 restrictions, our club lotto remains suspended. We will hopefully review the situation during the week of the 5th May and will act in line with the Government / HSE advice at that time. While this is a […]

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Rose Of Tralee Festival Cancelled For This Year

Rose Of Tralee Festival Cancelled For This Year

April 27, 2020 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee International Festival has been cancelled for this year and will be back in August 2021. In a statement released by Anthony O’Gara, Executive Chair of The Rose Of Tralee Festival this morning, he said they have taken the decision with health and safety concerns foremost in […]

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There Are Now 277 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

There Are Now 277 Confirmed Cases Of COVID-19 In Kerry

April 26, 2020 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an increase of one in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county officially at 277. 26 more people have died from the Coronavirus in Ireland.  This brings the total of people who have died […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

April 26, 2020 at 11:16 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… Fair play to Mary… We just never know what we will get involved in while on duty. Tralee Community Garda Mary Gardiner […]

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Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

April 26, 2020 at 10:24 am 1 comment

SOMEONE, who I have great respect for, put it to me very clearly recently when she said ‘Roger we are living a new reality, aren’t we?’ This is so true. We are living in a new reality and knowing that to begin with is a great start. The thing about […]

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An Increase Of Five In Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

An Increase Of Five In Number Of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Kerry

April 25, 2020 at 6:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was an increase of five in the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry announced this evening, with the total so far in the county officially at 276. The national figures were revealed as usual at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. 52 […]

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