Articles by: Dermot Crean

Melanie Harty, Harty's Foods, Breeda Hurley and Mairead Hurley, ABC Cleaning at the CEED event in the Solas Building in IT Tralee on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s A Family Affair At CEED Business Conference

January 29, 2016 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 70 family businesses were represented at the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) Family Business Conference in the IT Tralee on Thursday. The event was designed to tease out what it takes to make a family business work and look at some successful second generation businesses that are thriving […]

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Sean Carmody, David Corkery, Sam Boyle, Darragh Clarke and Pierce O'Brien going through last minute preparations at the opening night of Mercy  Mounthawk's production of Les Miserables at Siamsa Tíre on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sell-Out Run Of Shows For Mounthawk Production Of ‘Les Miserables’

January 29, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are currently in the midst of a sell-out run of their latest production in Siamsa Tíre. Around 70 students in all are involved in the cast an when we visited just before curtain-up on Wednesday night, they were busily preparing for the opening performance. “We do a […]

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Orange Weather Alert In Place For Kerry Overnight

Orange Weather Alert In Place For Kerry Overnight

January 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS if you hadn’t noticed already, it’s pretty windy out there today. Well it’s about to get worse as Storm Gertrude arrives tonight. Met Eireann has issued a Status Orange Wind Warning for Kerry from midnight tonight to 9am tomorrow morning. Southwest winds later veering westerly will increase 65 to 80 […]

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Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee Respond To Feedback On New Registration Process

Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee Respond To Feedback On New Registration Process

January 28, 2016 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ring of Kerry Cycle Committee has released a statement in response to feedback around the Registration process which was changed to a lottery system this year.   There has been some criticism of the new process, but they explain the new system is a fairer way for all. “Many of […]

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Zoe’s World: A Chance To Celebrate Irish Fashion

Zoe’s World: A Chance To Celebrate Irish Fashion

January 28, 2016 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN you think of fashion, you may think of Paris or New York or London, but another fashion capital may be growing just on our doorstep. In the last number of years Ireland has really raised it’s stakes in the fashion industry. Designers have been cropping up all over the country, […]

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John Dedicates New Album To His Late Son Adam

John Dedicates New Album To His Late Son Adam

January 28, 2016 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN local singer/songwriter, John Buggy, is releasing his second album next week, which he has dedicated to the memory of his late son, Adam. The ‘Long Journey Home’ is John’s second full-length and will be launched in Benner’s Hotel on Friday, February 5 at 9pm in The Courtyard Bar. The launch will feature […]

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Man With Hatchet Robs Shop At Tralee Petrol Station

Man With Hatchet Robs Shop At Tralee Petrol Station

January 28, 2016 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN has been arrested after entering a shop with a hatchet and robbing a sum of money last night. The man threatened staff at the convenience store next to the petrol pumps at Kelliher’s Inver in Rathass at around 8.20pm. The man, aged in his 40s, made off through Rathass cemetery […]

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Tralee Man Presents US Masters Champion With A Very Irish Gift

Tralee Man Presents US Masters Champion With A Very Irish Gift

January 27, 2016 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man currently caddying in the Singapore Open gave a special gift to current US Masters Champion today. Freelance golf writer, Kenneth Quillinan, from Derrylea, Oakpark, is carrying the clubs for Corkman, Niall Turner, at the Asian Tour event, but couldn’t resist presenting Jordan Speith with an Irish soccer […]

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Xtra-Vision Store In Tralee Closes As Liquidator Is Appointed To The Company

Xtra-Vision Store In Tralee Closes As Liquidator Is Appointed To The Company

January 27, 2016 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Xtra-Vision store in Tralee has closed, as well as other stores in the chain around the country, as hundreds of jobs nationwide are expected to be lost with the appointment of a liquidator today. The company’s owners, UK-based Hilco Capital, petitioned the court for the appointment of Michael McAteer of Grant Thornton Ireland […]

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Kerry Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Library Service Receives €250,000 In Funding

January 27, 2016 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry County Mobile Library Service will receive €250,000 as part of the new Library Capital Investment Programme announced today by Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly, T.D. The Department will invest some €22 million nationally in the Library Capital Investment Programme for the period 2016-2021.  The programme will build […]

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Fleming Says Minimum Wage Increase Could Affect Tralee Charity Service

Fleming Says Minimum Wage Increase Could Affect Tralee Charity Service

January 27, 2016 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

AN important charitable service in Tralee which provides meals on wheels to the elderly, as well as to those who are physically and mentally impaired, is under threat as a result of the Government’s decision to increase the minimum wage, according to a local TD. Kerry TD Tom Fleming (Ind) has […]

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Orlagh Winters: Support Your Local Designers

Orlagh Winters: Support Your Local Designers

January 27, 2016 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

ON Monday, I attended the launch of Kerry Fashion Week in the Intercontinental Hotel in Dublin and believe me, all you fashionistas are in for a treat when the event takes place the first week of March. The fashion editor of the Irish Independent wrote about it today and dubbed it […]

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CLUB FOCUS: Cillard Camogie Club Looks Back On A Great Year

CLUB FOCUS: Cillard Camogie Club Looks Back On A Great Year

January 27, 2016 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

AT the end of the year medal presentation held at Ballyroe Heights recently, Cillard Camogie Club had much to celebrate as they looked back on a very successful year. Special guests Michelle Costello county secretary and Laura Collins Kerry Camogie Seniors were on hand to present medals to the various teams. […]

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St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

St Brendan’s Basketball Club News

January 26, 2016 at 10:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ST. BRENDAN’S BASKETBALL CLUB All roads lead to Tallaght next Saturday Our Senior Men travel to Dublin on Saturday 30th January for the Hula Hoops Mens Intermediate National Cup Final vs BC Leixlip Nemunas. Tip off for the game is 12pm at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. We are […]

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UPDATE: Flood Waters Are Gone But Status Yellow Warning Issued For Tonight

UPDATE: Flood Waters Are Gone But Status Yellow Warning Issued For Tonight

January 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council say floodwaters in many parts of the county have now receded following heavy rainfall overnight last night. All major routes are now passable and the only road to remain closed in the county is the R570 road between Glenflesk and Barraduff. However Kerry County Council is advising […]

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Millions Of Euro To Be Invested In Kerry Community Hospitals

Millions Of Euro To Be Invested In Kerry Community Hospitals

January 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm 1 comment

LISTOWEL, Killarney and Cahersiveen Community Hospitals will see over €28m in investment in the next five years after funding was confirmed by Labour’s Minister for the Elderly, Kathleen Lynch, today. Listowel Community Hospital will undergo a €2.69 million refurbishment to be completed in 2018, Caherciveen €2.25 million with completion in 2020 […]

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UPDATE: Spot Flooding Persists On Roads Around Tralee

UPDATE: Spot Flooding Persists On Roads Around Tralee

January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has issued an update on the weather situation around the county as of 12.30pm on Tuesday. There remains a lot of spot flooding and debris on the roads around the county this afternoon. Kerry County Council has been monitoring the situation around the county since early afternoon yesterday when […]

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Almost €13m In Funding Announced For Kerry Roads This Morning

Almost €13m In Funding Announced For Kerry Roads This Morning

January 26, 2016 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY €13m has been allocated to Kerry for road improvement and maintenance works. The funding – of €12,916,782 – is part of a €298 million national investment programme for 2016 for regional and local roads. Projects to receive funding include: Cluainin Development, Listowel; Dromevame, Kenmare; Killerisk ; Listry Bridge Milltown; Convent Cross […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

January 26, 2016 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Captains Drive in Results BACK NINE : 1st: 27 5/8 Willie Goulding (9),John O’Brien (10),Joe McCarthy (15),Kieran O’Callaghan (20) 2nd : 28 5/16 Alan Kelly (8), Pat Williams(12), John Paul Enright (19), Gene Kelly(20) 3rd: 28 6/16 Kevin Lucey (6), Donie O’Keefe (6), Peter O’Driscoll (14), Maurice Laide (16) FRONT […]

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€10.6m In Funding Announced For Kerry Social Housing Units

€10.6m In Funding Announced For Kerry Social Housing Units

January 26, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING to the tune of over €1.8 has been announced for two Tralee social housing projects by Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly this morning. It’s part of a €10.6m package for Kerry that sees other areas of the county receive large amounts of funding for social housing. The package includes, […]

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Storm Causes Flooding Again On Roads Around Town

Storm Causes Flooding Again On Roads Around Town

January 26, 2016 at 10:22 am 1 comment

KERRY got the tail end of Storm Jonas last night and this morning, leaving many areas with spot flooding. Up to 25mm of rain fell across Kerry overnight from about 11pm. The road at Ballymullen had to be closed for a time earlier today as the fire service attended the scene and residents had to […]

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Bus Transfers Between Tralee And Killarney Begin For Rail Customers

January 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re getting the train to or from Tralee in the next few weeks, you really need to know this information. Due to engineering works between Killarney and Tralee, bus transfers will apply from January 25 to February 19, Monday to Friday. It will affect weekday passengers on Dublin Heuston to […]

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Runners take off at the start of the Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA 10k Run on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

January 25, 2016 at 5:48 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys 10K 1916 Commemorative Run With just under a week to go until the Kerins O’Rahillys club hold their 1916 commemorative 10K run we are delighted to announce that legendary marathon runner and native Tralee man John Griffin will be our official race starter for our 10K. John famously won back to back Dublin city […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

January 25, 2016 at 5:37 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR: Na Gaeil faced Ballymac in the first round of the Brendans league. Played at the Tralee Athletic grounds, Na Gaeil started the brighter with Diarmaid Herlihy opened Na Gaeils account with a goal after Jamie Lowham supplied the trough ball leaving the fox one on one with the keeper. […]

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2015 Austin Stacks captain, Barry Shanahan, with the County League shield. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Here’s The Tralee Area Teams’ Fixtures For The Senior Football County League 2016

January 25, 2016 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in over a decade three Tralee clubs will compete in Division 1 of the Credit Union Senior Football County League. John Mitchels will join defending champions Austin Stacks and Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the top flight throwing up a couple of more town derby days. Once again, […]

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Met Eireann Issues Wind And Rain Weather Alerts For Tuesday

Met Eireann Issues Wind And Rain Weather Alerts For Tuesday

January 25, 2016 at 4:11 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Status Yellow weather warnings have been issued for tomorrow which will see high winds and heavy rainfall batter the country. A wind warning, where south to southwest winds of 60 to 65km/h, with gusts of 100 to 110km/h are expected tonight and for a time tomorrow, is valid for the entire […]

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Austin Stacks manager, Stephen Stack will stay on for another year in charge. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Donaghy To Captain The Rock As Pat Flanagan Joins Stephen Stack’s Backroom Team

January 25, 2016 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks GAA Club today announced their management teams for the coming season, which includes renowned former Kerry senior team strength and conditioning coach, Pat Flanagan. An infusion of new, albeit very experienced blood, from senior right down to the minor grade sees a strong development in the Rock, in the final […]

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Garda Warning After Kerry People Hit By Phone Scam

Garda Warning After Kerry People Hit By Phone Scam

January 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm 4 comments

GARDAÍ are warning the public about a phone scam which can clear the credit on your phone or add large amounts to your monthly bill. People around the county are reporting that they received calls from a foreign number starting with 00 247. A person can be heard shouting in […]

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Break Out The Legwarmers For Fundraising 80s Disco For Spa Ns

Break Out The Legwarmers For Fundraising 80s Disco For Spa Ns

January 25, 2016 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

AH, the 1980s! Perms, stonewashed denim jackets and leg warmers were the height of fashion, Stock, Aiken and Waterman soundtracked our lives, teenage girls swooned over Tom Cruise in Top Gun and boys dreamt of Kim Basinger. May God have mercy on our souls. Anyway, you can relive the retina-scorching fashions and synth-heavy pop ‘choons’ at […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

January 25, 2016 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

COACHING CONFERENCE: There was a big turn-out of Club Coaches and others at the Coaching Conference held at the Meadowlands Hotel last Saturday week (16th Jan). Speakers included Joe O’Connor, a Fitness Consultant with his own Company – NISUS – as well as featuring in RTE’s ‘Fittest Family’ Show; Eoin Burns, a […]

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