Articles by: Dermot Crean

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Waste Company To Increase Service Charges To €3 A Week From February

January 19, 2016 at 6:31 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL waste and recycling company is to increase its service charge from €1.50 to €3 a week, as a result of what it says are huge export costs facing the company since the closure of landfill site in Kildare. The huge shortfall in landfill capacity in the country is putting […]

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Orlagh Winters: Ten Under 40 To Watch Out For In 2016 (Part 2)

Orlagh Winters: Ten Under 40 To Watch Out For In 2016 (Part 2)

January 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST week I decided to pick ten successful people under 40 who are making a difference in their chosen fields. I gave you five last week (click here for last week’s post) and here’s the rest. 6. Gary Keane – Musician Ballinorig man Gary is half of the successful duo White Boys, with other member […]

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Kerry County Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants 2016

Kerry County Council Invites Applications For Arts Grants 2016

January 19, 2016 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council are inviting applications for Arts Grants for 2016. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest in the arts, promote knowledge and appreciation of the arts and improve standards of practice in the arts. “Funding to support the arts is crucial,” […]

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New Monthly Tidy Towns Awards For Tralee Businesses Launched

New Monthly Tidy Towns Awards For Tralee Businesses Launched

January 19, 2016 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance is making an early bid to prepare Ireland’s Best Large Tourism Town for the 2016 Tidy Towns Competition with a view to retaining a gold medal and making a real challenge for the top prize. A new Tidy Towns Monthly Business Award has been launched by Tralee […]

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Funding of €1.5m For Work On The Square And Denny Site

Funding of €1.5m For Work On The Square And Denny Site

January 19, 2016 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €1.5m has been made available for work on two projects in Tralee town centre. The money will be used for the regeneration of the Denny Site and for work on the Square. The funding is part of a €40m national announcement under the European Regional Development Fund and Kerry […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

January 18, 2016 at 7:59 pm Comments are Disabled

NA GAEIL SCÓR : All roads led to Ballymac on Friday night where the first round of SCÓR Sínsear 2016 took place. NA GAEIL were well represented in the following categories solo singing: Mary Ellen O Connor Recitation:Sorocha O SuilleabhainBailead Ghrupa:Therese Keating,Tracy Hurley,Racheal  Moynihan , Pat Sheehy and Tim Lynch. Leiriu: A Day in […]

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John Mitchels, George Bastible, lays off a pass for Niall Sheehy, Photo by Gavin O'Connnor.

John Mitchels GAA Club News

January 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR TEAM – JOHN MITCHELS v SPA (AWAY) Mitchels met Spa today in the County Football League Division 2 play off in Brosna. Mitchels won the toss and played with the aid of a strong wind in the first half. Mitchels were the first to score with a Shane O’Connor […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club News

January 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys Notes Kerins O’Rahillys 10K 1916 Commemorative Run There are only two weeks to go until the Kerins O’Rahillys club hold their 1916 commemorative 10K run. Excitement is building in Tralee and beyond as this is the first serious run of the 2016 season and gets every runners year off to a […]

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Intreo Office At Godfrey Place To Remain Closed Until Thursday At The Earliest

Intreo Office At Godfrey Place To Remain Closed Until Thursday At The Earliest

January 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Department of Social Protection is advising customers living in Tralee and surrounding areas that, due to a fuel spillage, the Intreo Centre located at Godfrey Place, Tralee will remain closed to the public and will not re-open before Thursday, January 21 at the earliest. The Department apologises to customers for any […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

January 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY FOOTBALL: On Sunday last The Rock Under 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 footballers had a great session in Mounthawk Gym and will have more of the same next Sunday next, 24th January ’16. If you haven’t started your 2016 football season yet….now is the time! Fáilte roimh dhaoine nua. […]

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Photographed on stage at the Europe Hotel & Spa, Killarney on Friday 6th of March were the 2015 KFW Irish Fashion Industry Award winners in association with Image Magazine, Lancome Paris and Skoda, with judges and sponsors. Photo Credit: Pawel Nowak

Call To Enter Kerry Fashion Week Awards

January 18, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  ENTRY is now open for the 2016 Irish Fashion Industry Awards at Kerry Fashion Week which runs from March 1-4. The awards celebrate and recognise everyone working in the Irish Fashion Industry from emerging talents to established names. As well as categories for fashion and accessory designers, there are also awards […]

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Petrol Bomb Thrown At House In Tralee Estate

Petrol Bomb Thrown At House In Tralee Estate

January 18, 2016 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help with the regard to separate incidents of arson in the Tralee area last week. In one case a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Balloonagh Estate according to gardaí. That incident is believed to have taken place Wednesday, January 13 at […]

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Candidates Invited By ITT Students Union To Take Part In Debate On Education

Candidates Invited By ITT Students Union To Take Part In Debate On Education

January 18, 2016 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

ALTHOUGH the General Election hasn’t been called yet, IT Tralee Students Union have invited all candidates to take part in a debate at the college early next month. President of the Union, Ben Slimm, has invited all candidates to take part in a debate on the topic of education at the Solas Building of […]

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Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, presenting the SuperValu Fáilte Ireland, South West & Mid-West Region TidyTowns Awards Ceremony, at the Listowel Arms Hotel, Co Kerry with Grace O'Dwyer, Supervalu, Brand Manager, in association with the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government, Cllr Sam Locke, Tralee Tidy Towns, Gold Medal Winner 2015.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan./NO REPRO FEE

Tralee Receives Tidy Towns Award At Ceremony In Listowel

January 18, 2016 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE awards for SuperValu TidyTowns winners in the South West and Mid-West region for 2015 were presented on Friday at a prize-giving ceremony in the Listowel Arms, Listowel. SuperValu TidyTowns winners, including Tralee, were presented with their awards by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Disapora Affairs, and Grace O’Dwyer, Community and Sponsorship Manager […]

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“Legends Never Die, They Only Sleep On” – An Emotional Send-Off For Joe Flynn

“Legends Never Die, They Only Sleep On” – An Emotional Send-Off For Joe Flynn

January 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm 3 comments

  “Legends never die, they only sleep on.” THE above words, from Fr Mossie Brick, were delivered towards the end of the Joe Flynn’s funeral service on Saturday morning. Apt words on a day that Tralee and Kerry said farewell to a man who touched the lives of so many during […]

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Sarah Collins, Orla Young, Mairead O’Mahony, Aine Brassil and Gráinne Leen at the Kilmoyley GAA social at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Club Celebrates In Style At Social In Ballyroe

January 17, 2016 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a lot of silverware on show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. The occasion was the Kilmoyley GAA club social and they had much to celebrate as county senior and intermediate hurling champions. Not only was the Neilus Flynn county senior championship trophy present, but the […]

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Special 1916-Themed Medal For Finishers Of Kerins O’Rahillys 10k

Special 1916-Themed Medal For Finishers Of Kerins O’Rahillys 10k

January 17, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahilly’s are looking forward to their second 10k Run at the end of the month and this time finishers will be presented with a special 1916-themed medal featuring one of the men whom the club is named after. With 400 taking part last year, organisers are hoping to exceed that […]

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Roger Harty: Conditioning – Not Just A Shampoo

Roger Harty: Conditioning – Not Just A Shampoo

January 17, 2016 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

  OUR conditioning – What is it? I suppose a good place to start is to firstly declare the type of conditioning I am referring to. As the title suggests, I am not referring to hair, nor am I referring to the physical attributes of our bodies. The specific type […]

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National GAA Journalist Picks ‘Johnno’ As Best Full-Back Of Last 50 Years

National GAA Journalist Picks ‘Johnno’ As Best Full-Back Of Last 50 Years

January 16, 2016 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is GAA ‘silly season’ with the National League weeks away and the All-Ireland Club Championships on a break until February. Well the national GAA journalists have a bit of downtime these days, so one of them has picked his top 50 full-backs of the last 50 years. Martin Breheny of […]

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Sharon O'Keeffe KCC, John Breen KCC, Michael O'Reilly and Kate Kennelly KCC with in front; Pat McCarthy Mayor of Kerry and Moira Murrell Kerry County Manager at the Kerry County Council launch of the extensive programme of events as part of Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, at Tralee Library. Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

Kerry 2016 Programme Now Available At Libraries And Kerry County Council

January 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE printed Kerry 2016 programme is now available at local libraries, area offices, Kerry County Museum, and from Kerry County Council at County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee. The programme was launched last month at Tralee Library by Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Pat McCarthy. The website  www.kerry2016.ie also shows a full list […]

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Ex-Pupil Presents Painting Of Old Blennerville To Hang In New School

Ex-Pupil Presents Painting Of Old Blennerville To Hang In New School

January 16, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was a landmark day for St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, as the old school was demolished after 84 years of educating generations of locals. A former pupil decided to mark the opening of the new school with a presentation which, no doubt, will find a place in the great new building. […]

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Owen Leaves Radio Kerry For New Role In Kerry County Council

Owen Leaves Radio Kerry For New Role In Kerry County Council

January 16, 2016 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a sad day for staff in Radio Kerry as a popular member of staff finished up at the station. Journalist Owen O’Shea, who has been bringing the people of Kerry the news for the past two years, is set to take up a new role as Communications Officer […]

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Award-winning students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Micheál Ó Moráin, Jane D'Altúin, Róisín Ní Churraí, Barra Ó Siochrú, Ríona Breathnach, Máire Ní Threantaigh and Caoimhe Ní  Mhuircheartaigh at the awards in IT Tralee on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Annual Kerry ETB Awards

January 16, 2016 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 people attended the Kerry Education and Training Board Annual Student Awards event held in the Institute of Technology Tralee, North Campus, on Friday night. The guest of honour was Tralee native and major figure in women’s rugby both in Connacht and Ireland, Ruth O’Reilly. Ruth was one of the Irish […]

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Kerry To Feature A Strand Road Midfield For Tipperary Game

Kerry To Feature A Strand Road Midfield For Tipperary Game

January 15, 2016 at 5:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry team to face Tipperary on Sunday will see David Moran and Tommy Walsh pair up in midfield with their club mate Barry John Keane in the forward line. Killian Young will captain the side which features eleven of the match day squad for last year’s All Ireland Final in […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Old Blennerville School Demolished After 84 Years

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Old Blennerville School Demolished After 84 Years

January 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

IT was a sad day for many in Blennerville on Friday as the bulldozers moved into St Brendan’s Blennerville old school. They started work demolishing the 84 year old building before 9am and six hours later the school was levelled. Many past pupils looked on as they collected their children […]

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People Brave Storm Desmond To Raise Over €9,000 In Memory Of Mike

People Brave Storm Desmond To Raise Over €9,000 In Memory Of Mike

January 15, 2016 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THERE may have been a Status Red Rainfall Alert, but that didn’t stop throngs of people packing into O’Riada’s Bar back in early December to honour the memory of a Lyreacrompane man. The huge crowd turned out during Storm Desmond on Friday, December 4 to support Kerry Hospice in memory of the […]

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Big Day For John Mitchels As They Face Spa For Place In Division 1

Big Day For John Mitchels As They Face Spa For Place In Division 1

January 15, 2016 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

John Mitchels v Spa, County League Division 1 Promotion Playoff Final, Sunday 1:30pm, Venue TBC  THE Mitchels can make a huge leap forward on Sunday when they take on Spa, aiming for a place in the County League Division 1 for the first time in 12 years. They upset the odds last weekend – […]

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VIDEO: Young Tralee Liverpool Fan Captures Moment Anfield Went Mental Last Night

VIDEO: Young Tralee Liverpool Fan Captures Moment Anfield Went Mental Last Night

January 14, 2016 at 6:29 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST night’s Premier League match at Anfield was a great game with Liverpool and Arsenal playing out a 3-3 draw. One Tralee family who won’t forget it in a hurry are the McCarthys from Cois Lí, Ballyvelly. Dad Simon took his sons Sam and Jamie across the Irish Sea for the clash […]

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CBS Boys Win Schools Badminton County Title

CBS Boys Win Schools Badminton County Title

January 14, 2016 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE CBS The Green under – 14 school badminton team won the Kerry school boy’s badminton competition in Killarney on Tuesday. It was a tough day of competition, with the U14 team playing 18 games in total, winning 16, and bringing home the U14 shield. Congrats to the boys and their teacher Ms. […]

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Michael Fassbender Nominated For Best Actor Oscar

Michael Fassbender Nominated For Best Actor Oscar

January 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HE may have lost out on a Golden Globe at the weekend, but Michael Fassbender has a chance at winning at an Oscar next month as the nominations have just been announced. The Killarney man will face off against Bryan Cranston (Trumbo), Matt Damon (The Martian), Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl) and […]

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