Articles by: Dermot Crean

Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm 0 comments

By Chris Murray No Income Tax for New Business Start Ups ENTREPRENEURS moving from long-term unemployment to business creation can now avail of income tax relief for two years. The Start Your Own Business Relief was introduced in Budget 2014 and made provision for a new incentive for people who […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm 0 comments

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

DESPITE the bad weather on Saturday, volunteers came together on three of Kerry’s beaches to join in on the ‘Beach Blitz’ and help clean up Banna Beach, Maherabeg Cut and Blennerville. A fantastic effort was made by all those who braved the elements. A total of 24 people turned up and […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Our Love Affair With Fake Tan

April 28, 2014 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Herbs & Roses Olivia Wall and myself were invited to judges the Best Dressed Lady at the Herbs and Roses launch of the Elemis Brand at the Fels Point Hotel last Thursday. Given the number of beautifully turned out ladies it was a very tough decision. However Marguerite Trant was […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am 0 comments

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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Some of the cast in character for Tim Landers Stage School's production of 'Hairspray' at Presentation Primary School on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Hairspray’ Fun At Presentation

April 27, 2014 at 11:22 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Primary School got the Tim Landers treatment on Saturday with his school’s production of Hairspray. “It was a fantastic day and both shows, the afternoon and evening, were great. It was the best show I directed and I’ll be bringing it back again,” said Tim after the evening show. […]

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Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

By Dermot Crean SHOPPERS got a taste of what the finest food artisans in Kerry have to offer on Saturday, at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Retail Park. Stalls were set up in the main hallway near Tesco where breads, crepes, jams and much more more […]

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What’s On This Weekend

April 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm 0 comments

IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE SOMETHING IN OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE, EMAIL THE DETAILS TO dcrean@traleetoday.ie

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Michael Scanlon, Mayor Pat Hussey, Deputy Arthur J Spring, Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly TD and County Manager Tom Curran at the opening of the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit amenity trail on Thursday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

VIDEO: Minister Opens Phase One Of Trail

April 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

  By Dermot Crean MINISTER for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Alan Kelly TD was in town yesterday to officially open the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit Amenity Trail. The first phase of the trail which stretches from Rock Street, Tralee, to the Bracker O’Regan Road, […]

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All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

April 25, 2014 at 11:40 am 0 comments

By Dermot Crean FORMER GAA stars, current ladies rugby supremo and well wishers were on hand on Thursday night for the launch of the fourth annual Big Bus Barbecue in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. Kerry legends Sean Walsh, Ger Power and Siobhan Fleming of the Irish ladies ladies rugby […]

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VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 am 0 comments

ST Pat’s GAA Club are organising a walk called the Dingle Way Challange in an effort to raise funds for the club and promote the local area. Participants will take on a sizeable chunk of the Dingle Peninsula stretching from Cloghane all along beautiful coastline to the finish point at Blennerville […]

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The Meadowlands Hotel

The Meadowlands Hotel

April 25, 2014 at 5:56 am 0 comments

‘Deal of the Day’ at The Meadowlands Hotel:  Main Course, Dessert & Tea or Coffee for €14.95 per person in Johnny Frank’s Bar. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE

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Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness puts a client through her paces at his gym at Manor Park, Tralee.

Fitness: Get in shape with Niall

April 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm 0 comments

“Your Health is precious so look after it” Hi everyone, My name is Niall Hobbert owner of BTS Fitness club and I will be your resident Personal Trainer for Traleetoday.ie. With over 15 years experience in the industry and many years training a long list of ‘A’ list celebrities and sports […]

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Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

April 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

“If I don’t get elected because of my involvement with the international community, LGBT and the Traveller movement, then that’s fine with me. I’d rather have done five years decent work in supporting minority groups than being elected year after year and turning my back on them.” Dermot Crean meets […]

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Tralee musician embarks on US tour

Tralee musician embarks on US tour

April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Tralee musician, Daithí Kearney, is embarking on a tour of America on Saturday with members of the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble. The Dundalk-based musician (who performed for President Barack Obama in The White House in 2009), along with his colleague, Dr Adèle Commins, will lead the group will depart […]

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The Kerry Chamber Choir who will perform in Killarney this Saturday night.

Passionate Performance For Music Lovers

April 24, 2014 at 9:11 am 0 comments

ANY music lovers travelling to Killarney this Saturday could do no better than visiting St Mary’s Church of Ireland for an evening of to remember. St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Kerry Chamber Orchestra, directed by Aidan O’Carroll and with soloists Grainne O’Carroll (Soprano) and Amanda Neri (Contralto) will […]

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Earl Of Desmond Hotel

Earl Of Desmond Hotel

April 24, 2014 at 9:03 am 0 comments

ANY DESSERT & A COFFEE FOR ONLY €6.00 CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE

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The Gluten Free Kitchen, Ivy Terrace

The Gluten Free Kitchen, Ivy Terrace

April 24, 2014 at 8:43 am 0 comments

Open Sandwiches served on our award winning bread with a choice of topping and three side salads from €5.95. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE  

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No Posters On Poles Before Polls

No Posters On Poles Before Polls

April 23, 2014 at 9:28 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming European and Local Elections not to erect election posters on road traffic signs or poles carrying road traffic signs. Additionally, the Council is advising against hanging banners and posters from road overbridges and pedestrian bridges, as they could become loose or […]

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Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

April 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm 1 comment

Dermot Crean meets the political veteran who has not lost his enthusiasm for Tralee after over 40 years of community service. JOHNNIE Wall is a busy man. The Ballinorig man, with over 40 years service to Fianna Fail, is running as an independent in May’s local elections and he still has […]

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Got A Story? Send Us Your Photos

Got A Story? Send Us Your Photos

April 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

DO you have a story to tell? Would you like us to cover an event or would you like to share your photos from an event on this site? Contact Dermot Crean at dcrean@traleetoday.ie or call 087-9384810  

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Churchill GAA Club News

Churchill GAA Club News

April 22, 2014 at 11:01 am 0 comments

By Mike Moriarty SENIORS ALL roads led to sunny Ballymac on Saturday evening for the 1st round of the Junior County Championship. After being a goal down at half-time Churchill  went on to win on a score-line of 1-16 to 1-11. A few features of this game was the majestic […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

April 22, 2014 at 9:55 am 0 comments

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP John Mitchels 1-16 Skellig Rangers 1-12 We came out winners on Saturday evening in a hard fought contest with Skellig Rangers. The first half was an even affair and points from Jamie Moriarty, two from play and one from a free had us three points in front after […]

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The Sullivan family, Mark, Kelly (hiding behind Daddy), baby Mark and Alana, from Cois Laoi at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Fun Run in the Town Park on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

News: Town Basks In Sunshine For Festival

April 22, 2014 at 8:52 am 0 comments

MAGNIFICENT weather and quality family entertainment were the perfect ingredients for a successful Tír na nÓg Children’s Festival in Tralee over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend. Huge crowds turned out to enjoy a variety of events organised by the members of Tralee Chamber Alliance, all aimed at attracting more visitors […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

April 22, 2014 at 8:35 am 0 comments

LOTTO The Ballymacelligott lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday 14th April 2014 for a jackpot of €11,600. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 21, 27. There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Tony Riordan, Ballymac 2. Amy Ryan, Tipperary 3. Peg Looney, Glenbeigh 4. Peg Looney, Glenbeigh 5. […]

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Business: Thinking Of Starting Up?

Business: Thinking Of Starting Up?

April 21, 2014 at 9:21 pm 0 comments

By Tom O’Leary Thinking of Starting a Business? Starting a business and self employment is becoming more of an option for people due to lack of jobs or the need to have greater flexibility. Before you even begin to dream of becoming the next great entrepreneur, think long and hard […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell’s Beauty Matters

April 21, 2014 at 8:40 pm 0 comments

Hi everyone, my name is Mary O’Donnell and I’m the contributing beauty consultant to TraleeToday.ie. I will answer your beauty queries and keep you up to date with all the latest in the beauty world from new launches to the latest beauty treatments from local salons and spas. With that […]

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