Articles by: Dermot Crean

Cllr Sam Locke is hoisted aloft after winning the seventh and final seat in Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sam Locke Takes Final Seat To Complete Set Of Seven

May 26, 2019 at 6:56 pm 0 comments

SITTING councillor Sam Locke has retained his seat on to complete the make up of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. After the 13th count, the independent councillor received enough transfers (105) from the  surplus of Pa Daly, Jim Finucane and Mikey Sheehy to win the seat. Anne Marie Fuller […]

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Cllr Pa Daly after his election this evening.

End Is In Sight As Pa Daly Elected On The 12th Count

May 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

WE’RE nearly there. Shortly  the councillors that will make up the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council next month will be confirmed but it’s all over bar the shouting. After the 12th count, Cllr Pa Daly of Sinn Féin retained his seat after getting enough transfers from his eliminated […]

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Mikey Sheehy is hoisted aloft on his election. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sheehy And Finucane Elected On The Eleventh Count

May 26, 2019 at 5:41 pm 0 comments

THERE’LL be a new face in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council next month as Fianna Fáil’s Mikey Sheehy has been elected after the 11th count at the John Mitchels GAA Complex this evening. He was joined by Cllr Jim Finucane of Fine Gael (who incidentally is married […]

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The Result Of The Ninth Count In Tralee Electoral Area

The Result Of The Ninth Count In Tralee Electoral Area

May 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm 0 comments

THE ninth count has seen little change to proceedings  fill the remaining seats in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. With four seats to fill, the wait goes on for Mikey Sheehy, Jim Finucane and Pa Daly who are likely to be elected, with sitting councillor Sam Locke […]

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Here’s The Result Of The Eighth Count In Tralee Electoral Area

Here’s The Result Of The Eighth Count In Tralee Electoral Area

May 26, 2019 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

FOUR seats remain to be filled in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council and we’re that little bit closer after the eighth count for the Tralee Electoral Area was announced earlier. Cllr O’Brien, Cllrs Norma Foley and Toireasa Ferris are the candidates elected so far and the wait goes […]

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Cllr Terry O'Brien with children Mark and Mille, wife Teresa and mother Mary. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Terry O’Brien Delighted To Be Re-Elected To Kerry County Council

May 26, 2019 at 3:14 pm 0 comments

LABOUR councillor Terry O’Brien was delighted to be re-elected to the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council, after the result of the seventh count for the Tralee Electoral Area put him over the quota. Just four seats remain to be filled as  Cllr O’Brien joined Cllrs Norma Foley and […]

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The Wait Goes On As Sixth Count Fails To See Another Candidate Elected

The Wait Goes On As Sixth Count Fails To See Another Candidate Elected

May 26, 2019 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

WE’RE still waiting for the next candidate to be elected to Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council, after the result of the sixth count for the Tralee Electoral Area failed to put Cllr Terry O’Brien over the quota. Five seats remain to be filled after Cllrs Norma Foley and […]

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Here’s The Result Of The Fifth Count In The Tralee Electoral Area

Here’s The Result Of The Fifth Count In The Tralee Electoral Area

May 26, 2019 at 1:55 pm 0 comments

CLLR Terry O’Brien is within touching distance of being re-elected to Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council, after the result of the fifth count for the Tralee Electoral Area was announced this afternoon. Five seats remain to be filled after Cllrs Norma Foley and Toireasa Ferris were re-elected earlier. […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris with husband Pa Kelly and parents Marie and Martin after she was re-elected to Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mixed Emotions For Toiréasa Ferris As She Retains Her Seat After Fourth Count

May 26, 2019 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

CLLR Toireasa Ferris has retained her seat in the Tralee Municipal District after the result of the fourth count for the Tralee Electoral Area was announced this afternoon. The 36 votes she received put the Sinn Féin councillor over the quota of 1,625 by 11 votes (see full result below). Speaking […]

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Here’s The Result Of The Third Count In The Tralee Electoral Area

Here’s The Result Of The Third Count In The Tralee Electoral Area

May 26, 2019 at 12:37 pm 0 comments

THE third count result has been announced for the Tralee Electoral Area, and again it didn’t bring anyone above the quota to be elected. The third count at the John Mitchels GAA Complex, saw the votes of the two lowest candidates — Denis O’Reilly and Yvonne Dineen who have been […]

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The Second Count Result For Tralee Is In…

The Second Count Result For Tralee Is In…

May 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

THE second count result has been announced for the Tralee Electoral Area, but didn’t bring anyone above the quota to be elected. The two lowest candidates — Denis O’Reilly and Yvonne Dineen are now eliminated and their votes will be distributed. The second count saw Norma Foley’s surplus of 481 […]

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Cllr Norma Foley is congratulated by her mother Hannah after the announcement of her reelection. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘I’m Utterly Stunned’ — Cllr Norma Foley Elected On First Count

May 26, 2019 at 11:09 am 0 comments

CLLR Norma Foley said she was stunned and grateful after being re-elected to the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on the first count at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Sunday morning. The current Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council garnered 2,106 first preference votes and exceeded the quota […]

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The Tallies Are In And It Looks Good For Foley And Ferris

The Tallies Are In And It Looks Good For Foley And Ferris

May 25, 2019 at 7:16 pm 0 comments

THE tallies are in from the ballot boxes in the Tralee Local Electoral Area and it gives us an idea of who will fill some of the seven seats in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Although it’s only tallies and the count proper is yet to take […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Norma Foley. Photo by Dermot Crean

UPDATE: Tallies Now Show Norma Foley In The Lead

May 25, 2019 at 5:15 pm 0 comments

WITH 17 boxes left to be tallied, Norma Foley has taken the lead in the race to fill the seven seats in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Although it’s only tallies and the count proper is yet to take place in the John Mitchels Complex at Ballyseedy […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Tallies Show Ferris Ahead But There’s A Long Way To Go

May 25, 2019 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

WITH just 21 boxes open in the Tralee Electoral Area , Toireasa Ferris is leading the field of 17 in the race for seven seats in the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Some boxes in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Blennerville, Listellick, Spa NS, Fenit, Caherleaheen, CBS Primary and Ardfert […]

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Cllrs Pat McCarthy and Tom McEllistrim are set to lose their seats.

Two Tralee Municipal District Cllrs Set To Lose Council Seats

May 25, 2019 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

TWO current Tralee Municipal District councillors are set to lose their Council seats today. Fine Gael Cllr Pat McCarthy and Fianna Fáil Cllr Tom McEllistrim were running in the Castleisland Local Electoral Area this time out, but tallies show both men are far behind the frontrunners Jackie Healy Rae and […]

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Sadhbh Norris, Fiona Vodopi, Ori Beqaj, Katelyn Crowe and Heidi Crean at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at St John's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Emotional Time As Mercy Mounthawk Students Enjoy Graduation Day

May 25, 2019 at 10:35 am 0 comments

THE venue was different this year, but the emotions were the same for the sixth year students of Mercy Mounthawk who enjoyed their graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Of course they’ll see each other again at the exams, but it was still an emotional occasion at St John’s Church where […]

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Know Your Rights: Early Childhood Care And Education Scheme 

May 25, 2019 at 10:33 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: How do I access the Early Childhood Care and Education Scheme for my 2 year-old child? Answer: The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Scheme provides free early childhood care […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

McCann At The Movies: A Highly Entertaining Biopic Of A Musical Icon

May 25, 2019 at 10:32 am 0 comments

John McCann says ‘Rocketman’ is a magnificent celebration of a musical genius… FRESH from steering Bohemian Rhapsody to shore following Bryan Singers removal, director Dexter Fletcher takes on another icon of the music industry Elton John in the subject of this week’s movie review, Rocketman, currently showing at Tralee Omniplex. Fletcher, no stranger […]

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Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, John O'Roarke with their international basketballers Leeroy Idiahio, Tim and Sean Pollmann-Daamen and Daire Kennelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Basketballers Heading To Euro Championships This Summer

May 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

THESE are heady days for basketball in Tralee. With the fantastic success of Warriors over the past few years, the town has gone basketball crazy, none more so than in the town’s secondary schools which are now producing some of the best talent in the country. Over in CBS The […]

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Gardaí In Kerry Conducting ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí In Kerry Conducting ‘Slow Down’ Day

May 24, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

GARDAI in Kerry and around the country are conducting a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down” Day, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, from this morning at 7am until 7am on Saturday. The objective is to reduce the number of speed related collisions, save lives and […]

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Rachel Cleary, Emma Godley, Sophie Moriarty, Geri Mai O'Sullivan, Emily Pierse and  at the Brookfield College graduation night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Brookfield College Students

May 24, 2019 at 9:49 am 0 comments

THE Leaving Cert students of Brookfield College gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual graduation ceremony. Joined by their families, the students in the private college — who hail from all over the county and even beyond — enjoyed the ceremony which began with music from Elena […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel Proprietor Padraig with players Brian lonergan,  Mike Hoare, Padraig McGillicuddy, Shane Reilly and Daragh O'Regan.

Ballygarry Sponsors New €10,000 Ballymac GAA Scoreboard

May 24, 2019 at 9:48 am 0 comments

THE new Ballymac GAA Electronic Scoreboard was launched on Thursday evening in Ballymac GAA pitch by the club’s main sponsor Pádraig McGillicuddy of Proprietor of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa. Mr McGillicuddy spoke of their involvement with Ballymac GAA. “There is a long standing community involvement between Ballygarry House Hotel & […]

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Caoimhe Ní Loinsigh, Katie Ní Thóibín Breathnach, Kay de Barra, Lottie Ní Chárthaigh and Sibéal Ní Chathasaigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards Night at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring Achievements At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards

May 24, 2019 at 9:47 am 0 comments

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí enjoyed the annual awards and graduation night  at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. The special guest speakers for the evening were Fitness expert Joe O’Connor and Jonathan Deane, a past pupil of the school. Awards were given out for sports, academic and cultural achievements with the […]

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Voters Reminded To Bring ID To Polling Stations Today

May 24, 2019 at 9:30 am 0 comments

VOTERS in today’s local and European elections and divorce referendum are reminded to ensure they bring identification to their polling station today. Polling stations opened at 7am this morning and will remain open until 10pm tonight. The following forms of identification are valid; A passport, driving licence, employee identity card […]

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Overall Student of the Year Ellie Foley with Deputy Principal Liam McGill, Muirne Egan and Principal Richard Lawlor at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Achievement At Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards

May 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

THE annual Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards Ceremony took place today (on Thursday afternoon) amid a huge crowd of parents, friends and family who attended to support the school community in an action-packed ceremony. The 2018/2019 schoolyear was another huge success for the growing school which recently saw the official […]

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Eileen and Thomas Ashe of Annascaul Black Pudding.

Annascaul’s Finest To Compete For National Enterprise Award Next Week

May 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm 0 comments

ONE of Kerry’s best small businesses, Annascaul Black Pudding will represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the National Enterprise Awards on May 29 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are now in their 21st […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

May 23, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

IT’S proved a popular event over the past number of years so it makes sense that the terrific St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge would return again this year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Former Kerry Star Mark O’Connor Close To Multi-Year Deal With AFL Side

Former Kerry Star Mark O’Connor Close To Multi-Year Deal With AFL Side

May 23, 2019 at 10:37 am 0 comments

ANYONE hoping for a swift return of Mark O’Connor to help Kerry to an All-Ireland title will have their hopes dashed this morning if news from Australia is to be believed. The website AFL.com.au is reporting today that the former Kerry minor and Under 21 star is set to sign […]

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