Articles by: Dermot Crean

Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

October 2, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

A CORK-BASED firm, Sheehy and Manning Financial, is to open an office in Tralee in the next few weeks. The company will launch their Kerry expansion at a seminar on this Friday in the Meadowlands Hotel. The ‘Sheehy’ in the company is Mike Sheehy from Tralee and along with Breon […]

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Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

October 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to the Trolleywatch figures supplied by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 14 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday. This is the highest figure since September 15, when there was the record number of 16, the most since the INMO started keeping records nine […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Town Estate Should Be Exempt From Water Charges Says Daly

October 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has said there is huge anger in St. Brendan’s Park in Tralee over the introduction of water charges despite high levels of lead in the water found over the past few months. Cllr. Daly said that one house in the estate was recently found […]

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NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

October 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT is being reported that NAMA is considering selling the Fels Point Hotel. Bookings and jobs would not be affected as the hotel, located on the Dan Spring Road, would be sold as a going concern. The state body says the sales of five Irish property portfolios worth around 600 million euro, […]

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Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on running… Running is an ancient sport and has it origins as far back as 490BC when Pheidippides ran the first ever marathon as a wartime messenger for the Greeks. It is a very primal and effective form of exercise and one to which […]

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Derek Rusk Manager Manor Shopping Cnt Tralee , Corrie Rodgers Tralee and Teresa Foley Tralee Pictured at the Manor West Retail Park.jpg

Looking Forward To Foodies’ Heaven In Manor West

October 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hugely popular ‘Taste of Kerry’ event returns to Manor West Retail Park this month with food artisans from all over the county showing their wares. The event will take place on Saturday/Sunday, October 11/12 and will run from noon to 6pm on both days. Among the producers who will have stands at the […]

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A Wild Time For Entrepreneurs In IT Tralee

A Wild Time For Entrepreneurs In IT Tralee

October 1, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE innovative Wild Atlantic Startup event (WASup) is on its way to Kerry on Friday October 17th. WASup Kerry will be run in association with the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) at Institute of Technology, Tralee Friday. WASup is the brainchild of Shane McCarthy, CEO of BlueChief, which […]

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Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

October 1, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

DRUGS with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area last week. On Thursday last, members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in an area of woodland on the outskirts of town, near a popular walking and jogging […]

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Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

October 1, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

TOMMY WALSH has confirmed he is leaving the Sydney Swans and coming home to Tralee. The former Kerry star told Sydney Swans TV he is leaving and returning to Ireland at the end of 2014. “I’ll be going back to my club Kerins O’Rahilly’s and I don’t know, but maybe Kerry […]

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Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

October 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

I BELIEVE in buying more expensive things. I believe in spending that extra bit of money on something, purely because I know that it will last. You would think that would be okay. A lot of people however, don’t seem to share the same views. When someone asks you where you […]

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Churchill News

Churchill News

September 30, 2014 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

GAA Div 4 Co. League – Churchill 1-7 Cordal 0-10 Churchill welcomed Cordal to The Spa on Saturday night in a ‘must-win’ game for both teams to maintain their push for promotion. The home team were boosted by Ivan Parker’s return to the Churchill forward line, having missed the last […]

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Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

Tralee Could Host Europe-wide Entente Florale Ceremony In 2016

September 30, 2014 at 11:39 am 1 comment

  NOW that Tralee secured a Gold Medal in the Entente Florale competition on Friday, thoughts are now turning to the possibility hosting the awards ceremony in two years time to coincide with the celebrations to mark 800 years since the founding of the town. The Tralee delegation of John […]

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Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

September 30, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

OK so it is too warm to wear a jacket or coat yet so what is the solution, especially for that special occasion? A Pashmina of course! Strolling through town on Saturday I popped in to ‘That’s Perfect’ where there is every possible colour and print available. The great thing […]

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Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

Public Speaking And PR Courses From The Experts

September 30, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are two courses starting up soon for anyone who is interested in improving their public speaking skills and wants to learn how the media works. An eight-week public speaking and presentation course will be held at The Meadowlands Hotel starting this Saturday, October 4, 10am – midday Aimed at anyone who wants […]

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Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Derek Griffin, on the problem 0f Shin-splints… 1. Introduction Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a common running-related injury with approximately 15% of novice runners reporting shin pain within a year of starting running. The problem is often difficult to manage with recent evidence […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

September 29, 2014 at 9:52 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL SENIOR In the second last game of the League campaign Na Gaeil extend their unbeaten run with a good away win against Cromane, played in ideal conditions. Mike Griffin opened up Na Gaeil’s account with a superbly taken goal within minutes of the start, followed by a quick […]

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Austin Stacks Juvenile News

Austin Stacks Juvenile News

September 29, 2014 at 9:39 pm Comments are Disabled

PEIL FAOI 6: See you all again next Sunday, boys! What a joy to see these future stars among the 100+ young Rock footballers playing good quality caid on Sunday morning! Is fearr An Charraig….an club is fearr gan dabht! FAOI 8: The finals of the Kevin Barry and Bracker […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

September 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Juveniles U6/8/10 Girls and Boys Our U8 and 10 boys travelled to Kilcummin on Saturday last and played some very skilful games where all their hard work is paying off. Kilcummin will be paying a return visit on Saturday next. They will be bringing U6, 8, and 10 boys and […]

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MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

MEP Wants Tralee Railway Tourism Facility Reopened

September 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

MUNSTER MEP, Deirdre Clune, met with a delegation from the Tralee Chamber Alliance and tourism-related interests at the National Ploughing Championships last week and said she wanted to see the steam train railway line from Blennerville to the Wetlands reopened. “I spoke to Kieran Ruttledge from Tralee Chamber who outlined a […]

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Gardaí Investigate Window Smashing In Connolly Park

Gardaí Investigate Window Smashing In Connolly Park

September 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are looking for information regarding the breaking of a window in Connolly Park on Sunday night. A garden ornament was used to break the window of house number 139 in the estate at around 10pm. If anyone was passing around that time and saw anything suspicious, they are asked to […]

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Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

Ballyheigue Woman Wins €68,000 In Prizes On RTE Show

September 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

A BALLYHEIGUE woman scooped €68,000 in prizes on the Winning Streak RTE gameshow on Saturday night. Julie (40), a team supervisor for a company calling Cullen Cleaning, was supported in Dublin by her son Alex (21) and daughter and Leanne (13) among other friends and family. She has six siblings – brothers John, […]

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Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

Get Snapping For The Tralee Chamber Alliance Photo Competition

September 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING the great success of last year’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’ contest, Tralee Chamber Alliance will be sponsoring and running a Photo Competition called “Images of Tralee”. All photographers both amateur and professional are invited to make submissions and there is a prize fund of €1,000 up for tabs The aim is […]

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Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

Pharmacy Giant Buys Ryle And DeLacy Businesses

September 29, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

LLOYDS Pharmacy has bought Ryle and DeLacy Pharmacies in Fairies Cross and Ashe Street. The chemist stores were sold to the British chain two weeks ago for an undisclosed figure but, according to Michael Ryle, it’s business as usual. “Cathal [DeLacy] and I are still here, that won’t change,” said Michael. “It’s […]

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Ogie Moran feels the pain  being waxed at the 'Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition' at the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Over €12,000 Raised For Charity At GAA Legends Night

September 29, 2014 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €12,000 was raised at the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ held in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night according to organiser Andrea O’Donoghue. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, it was a fantastic occasion attended by over 400 people, all in aid the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital. “It was […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Cindy From CH Picks Her Top Five Products

September 29, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week I took myself to CH Chemist which is like a mecca in Tralee for beauty junkies. CH Chemist is a family-run business located in the heart of the town. They offer a wide range of products and services from a Pharmacy, Opticians, Photographic counter, Aura Beauty Salon, Cosmetic […]

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O’Halloran’s Hurling: Incident Overshadows Hurling Final

O’Halloran’s Hurling: Incident Overshadows Hurling Final

September 28, 2014 at 9:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Our hurling analyst, Mike O’Halloran, on a controversial day at the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry SHC final… Lixnaw 0-11 Kilmoyley 0-11 My “sit on the fence” prediction last week was a draw and with Lixnaw involved, a draw is always a good call given their record of draws in the county championship. […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Ouch! Kerry Legends Get Waxed For Charity

September 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S greatest GAA stars felt the pain on Saturday night as they had their legs waxed for a great cause in the Fels Point Hotel. Hosted by RTE’s Miriam O’Callaghan, the ‘Kerry GAA Stars Lovely Legs Competition’ was a fantastic occasion attended by over 300 people, who made a great contribution to […]

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Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle Culloty, CBS Teacher The Sam Maguire and Markham Cups, accompanied by Kieran Donaghy and Marc Ó Sé arrived at CBS Primary school on Friday to a hero’s welcome. The School Hall was packed to capacity, and decked out in a sea of green and gold. Vice Principal, Pat […]

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Issabelle Flamini is one of the Annie's performing in the Light Opera Society of Tralee's production of Annie. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: ‘Annie’ Delights Audiences At Siamsa

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were great crowds for the Light Opera Society of Tralee’s production of Annie which played for three days at Siamsa Tire. There were matinees on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and evening performances which received standing ovations. Continued below… The 65-strong cast were put through their paces over the past few months […]

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RTE Weather Presenter For Siamsa Tíre Show

RTE Weather Presenter For Siamsa Tíre Show

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

RTE’S laid back weather presenter, Evelyn Cusack, is coming to town for a show about, you guessed it, the Irish weather. It’s a subject we obsess about and talk incessantly on so it’s the ideal topic for a talk by the expert. Evelyn Cusack celebrates her 26th anniversary as a weather […]

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