Articles by: Dermot Crean

Fire In Apartment Above Citizens Information Centre In Tralee

Fire In Apartment Above Citizens Information Centre In Tralee

February 19, 2016 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A FIRE in an apartment above the Tralee Citizens Information Centre on New Street has caused the temporary closure of the offices there. Just before 7pm last night, gardaí and two units of the fire brigade were attended the blaze in the building just opposite the garda station. The fire was brought under control and no-one was […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Blasts Government’s Health Record As Minister Varadkar Arrives In Town

February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am 1 comment

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has blasted Fine Gael’s record on health as Minister Leo Varadkar prepares to visit the newly renamed University Hospital Kerry today. “Fine Gael’s legacy in health is chaos in emergency departments, people waiting on hospital trolleys for days on end, endless waiting lists, and children denied essential treatments,” said Deputy […]

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Katie Taylor. File Photo.

Limited Number Of Tickets For Katie Taylor Fight Go On Sale

February 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIMITED number of tickets for the Katie Taylor fight on Saturday have just gone on sale, but you better hurry and get them! The fight, where the Olympic champion takes on US boxer Queen Underwood, was reported to be a sellout earlier this week, but now there are some […]

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LISTEN: Documentary Shows Cancer ‘Support Bus’ Lives Up To Its Name

LISTEN: Documentary Shows Cancer ‘Support Bus’ Lives Up To Its Name

February 18, 2016 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

AN audio documentary has been recorded for the Kerry Cancer Support Group, which highlights the importance the Kerry – Cork Health Link Bus has to those affected by cancer in Kerry. The documentary was recorded by Tom McCarthy, a student on the Kerry ETB Media Techniques Radio Course, and Grainne McPolin, […]

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VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

February 18, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that sand art ‘election poster’ for Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman which went viral earlier this week. Well the independent candidate on the Right2Change platform has just released a time-lapse video showing how it was done. The event took place on Monday at the beach in Pixie’s hometown of Ballybunion and garnered national […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Tripadvisor Has Named The Top 10 Beaches In Ireland. Here’s The Kerry Ones That Made It…

February 18, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

AS if we didn’t know already, we’re blessed here in Kerry with our beaches, especially close to Tralee. Now Tripadvisor has released the Top 10 beaches in Ireland and Kerry has no less than four entries with one within 15 minutes of town. Our beloved Banna comes in at No.6 while the highest […]

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Ice And Snow Warning Issued For Kerry

Ice And Snow Warning Issued For Kerry

February 17, 2016 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST when the wind dies down and the rain finally abates, here comes the snow and ice. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow snow-ice warning for Kerry, Cork, Clare, Limerick, Connacht and Donegal. Continued below… They say it will be cold overnight with scattered snow showers, mostly affecting parts of […]

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Public Meeting On Recovery From Mental Health Issues To Be Held In Tralee On Thursday

February 17, 2016 at 6:22 pm Comments are Disabled

HSE Mental Health Services in Kerry are inviting interested parties to two public events (one in Tralee and one in Killarney) where guest speaker Michael Ryan from Advancing Recovery Ireland (ARI) will be speaking about Recovery Principles as well as his own experience of recovery from mental ill-health. Representatives from the […]

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Kerry Badminton Association News

Kerry Badminton Association News

February 17, 2016 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

BADMINTON The Limerick UL Sports Arena was the venue for the Munster Grades D,F and G Inter County competitions . The Kingdom had two teams playing on the day, at grade F and at grade G and at day’s end after a hectic days play Kerry came home with both […]

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Donal Corcoran

Renua Candidate Says Childcare Costs In Kerry “Like A Second Mortgage” For Families

February 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Renua Ireland candidate for Kerry, Donal Corcoran, has said that the cost and availability of quality childcare in Kerry is one of the biggest issues facing young families in Kerry. The cost of childcare is the equivalent to a second mortgage and in some cases and while there is tax […]

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New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

New Sign Shows KGH Renamed University Hospital Kerry

February 17, 2016 at 3:17 pm 1 comment

A NEW sign has appeared in front of Kerry General Hospital confirming it has been renamed University Hospital Kerry or Ospidéal na hOllscoile, Ciarraí. Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is due to visit the hospital on Friday to officially announce the name change. Before Christmas, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, when turning […]

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Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

Healy Raes Map Out Where Each Of Them Wants Their No.1s…Literally

February 17, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE vote management has been going on for years in political parties, the Healy Raes are taking it to a fine art…or cartography in this case. They have released a colour-coded map of Kerry which shows precisely which areas they are looking for No.1 and No.2 votes for Michael and Danny. It’s […]

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Orlagh Winters: Every Conversation Can Change A Life

Orlagh Winters: Every Conversation Can Change A Life

February 17, 2016 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY I came across a truly inspirational video by a fellow Galway person, Pat Divilly. He delivered a very powerful message about how every conversation can change a life. Watch the video (at the bottom of this column), as it really will make your day. The crux of the message […]

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New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

New Poll Reveals Healy Raes Are In Great Position To Get Two Seats

February 16, 2016 at 7:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NEW poll, just released, shows the possibility of Michael Healy Rae being joined by his brother Danny in the next Dáil is a very real one. The results of the Ipsos-MRBI poll – conducted last Thursday and Friday just after Danny Healy Rae declared he was running –  for the television […]

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Churchill News

Churchill News

February 16, 2016 at 6:02 pm Comments are Disabled

GAA: The minor team were unlucky to lose to Ardfert by 2 points in Churchills new pitch on sunday morning last. This was a very good result as Ardfert are a division higher than us in the County league. They will play Desmonds in the opening round of the County […]

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Preperations are well under way in the Brandon ahead of the Katie Taylor and Queen Underwood fight this Saturday. Photo from Tralee Boxing Club Facebook Page.

Forgot To Get Those Tickets For The Katie Taylor Fight? Well You’re Out Of Luck Now

February 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Boxing Club has announced that all tickets for the Katie Taylor fight on in the Brandon Hotel this Saturday are now sold out. All 800 seats for the bout against American fighter Queen Underwood have been sold days in advance of one of the most hotly anticipated sporting events to arrive […]

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PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

February 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the flyers are, well, flying through the letterboxes and posters are aplenty on poles around town, a Kerry candidate in the forthcoming election has taken a more novel and environmentally friendly way of getting his message across in his home town. Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman from Ballybunion is running as […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

February 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL politicians showed showed some pretty good skills at a special 5-a-side soccer match on stage at Siamsa Tíre on Sunday morning. The unusual location was apt, as the event was held to launch Tralee Musical Society’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Beautiful Game’, which will be performed at the venue […]

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PHOTOS: Elysha Feels The Love On Valentine’s Day At Opening Of Inspired Centre

PHOTOS: Elysha Feels The Love On Valentine’s Day At Opening Of Inspired Centre

February 16, 2016 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

ROSE of Tralee Elysha Brennan got a wonderful welcome on Sunday when she arrived at Inspired on Friary Lane to officially open their new base. The Inspired group is a community project that aims to develop the employment, education and personal development skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. They run […]

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Check Your Child’s Car Seat For Free As ‘Check It Fits’ Comes To Tralee

Check Your Child’s Car Seat For Free As ‘Check It Fits’ Comes To Tralee

February 16, 2016 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

PARENTS in Tralee and other parts of the county are being urged to have their child’s car seat checked in town next week as research from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) indicates that as many as 4 out of 5 child car seats are incorrectly fitted. The RSA ‘Check it Fits’ service […]

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It’s Going To Be Wet And Windy Out There Today

It’s Going To Be Wet And Windy Out There Today

February 16, 2016 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

JUST in case you were feeling lonely for weather warnings, Met Eireann solved that problem by issuing a Status Yellow National Wind Warning for Ireland this morning. It seems the weather warnings have been relentless since December and we’ve yet to see a respite. Southerly winds of mean speeds in […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

February 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: In the second round of the Brendan’s league, Na Gaeil faced Churchill in their new pitch. As Na Gaeil got to grips with the weather conditions, it was the home team that got off to the ideal start scoring 1-01 without reply. Mid way through the first half however Na […]

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SPONSORED: Kerry Motor Works Drives On In 2016

SPONSORED: Kerry Motor Works Drives On In 2016

February 15, 2016 at 5:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Advertorial RUN by the Benner family since 1916, Kerry Motor Works at Mileheight Tralee, is one of the oldest Ford Dealers in the country.  The state of the art new showroom which opened in December 2015 really showcases their extensive range of Ford Vehicles. Boasting the biggest car stock in […]

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These Teenagers Weren’t Taking Any Chances With Beyonce Tickets

These Teenagers Weren’t Taking Any Chances With Beyonce Tickets

February 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm Comments are Disabled

MID-TERM fell nicely for a group of teenagers from Presentation Secondary as they were able to queue up overnight for tickets to a concert this July. The Beyonce fans came prepared with umbrellas, sleeping bags, inflatable chairs and warm clothing as they settled in outside Ticketmaster agent B-Mobile on Sunday afternoon, […]

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Runners at the start of the Valentine's 10 Mile Road Race from Tralee Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 500 Participants Spread The Love For Running At Valentine’s Day 10 Mile Event

February 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a cold morning, but the love of running was in the air for the Valentines 10-mile road race yesterday in town. A sold out event, the 500 runners gathered at the Tralee Wetlands and some really made the effort for the day that was in it, with reds […]

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Niamh, Noreen, Sheila and Tríona Rahilly at the Ballymac GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Ballymac’s ‘Strictly’ Event In Ballygarry

February 15, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

OH what a night! Yesterday we brought you a video and photos from the Ballymacelligott GAA club ‘Strictly Love Dancing’ night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday (click here for previous story). It was an enormous success with over 600 people packing the venue to see Kayrena Bolger and Denis Cronin […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: A Dream Start To The League For Kerry

PHOTOS/REPORT: A Dream Start To The League For Kerry

February 14, 2016 at 10:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran reports from Portlaoise on Kerry’s great start to the Division 1B Allianz Hurling League today against Laois… Kerry 1-24 Laois 2-14 Kerry began their journey in the company of the big boys of hurling with a splendid victory in Portlaoise over Laois on a score line of 1-24 […]

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Action from the opening sequence at the Ballymac GAA 'Strictly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Pack Ballygarry For Ballymac ‘Strictly Love Dancing’

February 14, 2016 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was some night out in Ballygarry House Hotel last night. Around 650 tickets were sold and the huge crowd packed into the famous venue for an unforgettable night of dancing and fun, as Ballymacelligott GAA Club held their first ‘Strictly Love Dancing’ event. The 12 couples were incredibly professional thanks to […]

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Jenny 'Sue Ellen' Crushell, Jeremy 'JR' Walsh, Aidan 'B.A.' Harty and Eileen Harty at the Spa NS 80s disco fundraiser at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Flashback To The 80s At Disco In Ballyroe

February 14, 2016 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

OH the glamour of it all! If ever there was evidence needed that the 80s was the decade that style forgot, a trip to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday was Exhibit A, B, C through to Z. It was all, of course, in very good fun as a disco inspired […]

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Tommy Griffin, Jilly O'Dwyer, Kate Dillon, Muireann Rooney, Donal Rooney and Brian Dillon at the 'Under The Stars At Ballyseedy' fundraiser at Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Under The Stars In Ballyseedy For A Great Cause

February 14, 2016 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

A VERY special event was held in Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday evening where almost 200 guests helped raise funds for the The Irish Pilgrimage Trust. The €50 a head ‘Valentine’s Dinner Under The Stars at Ballyseedy’  event saw guests enjoy a champagne reception followed by a four course meal with […]

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