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The suspected cocaine seized by gardai today.

Gardaí Seize €4,000 Of Suspected Cocaine In Listowel

January 18, 2020 at 4:58 pm 0 comments

GARDAI have seized approximately €4,000 of suspected cocaine and seized a car in Listowel, in the early hours of this morning. At approximately 12:45am, uniform Gardaí from Listowel on patrol, assisted by detectives, stopped a car that attempted to evade Gardaí in St Brendan’s Terrace. Following a search of the […]

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Met Eireann.

Low Temperature Warning Issued For Tonight And Tomorrow Morning

January 18, 2020 at 12:40 pm 0 comments

WE’VE had wind and rain warnings over the past few weeks, now it’s time for the cold. Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Low Temperature warning for the entire country for tonight and tomorrow morning. Temperatures will fall to minus 3 or minus 4 degrees tonight, coldest around dawn […]

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Martina Culloty, Betty Culloty and Elaine Giltrap at the John Mitchels GAA Club 'Operation Transformation' Walk on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

EVERYONE’S out and about walking and running these days (between the storms and driving rain that is) and the folks at John Mitchels GAA Club are no exception. Like other clubs in town, they’ve joined up with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking to host a series of walks at […]

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Children from Caherleaheen NS are joined by Principal Mary Connolly and Carol O'Connor with at back, Ciara Buckley, Laura O'Shea, Trish Cronin and Courtney, to launch the Spring Gourmet Barbecue at Ballygarry House Hotel to take place on March 13. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen NS Parents To Host A ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ At Ballygarry

January 18, 2020 at 9:58 am 0 comments

CAHERLEAHEEN NS and Parents Association will host their ‘Gourmet Spring Grill’ fundraiser to support a facility which has been a huge support to parents of a child attending the school. The event on Friday, March 13 at The Pavilion in Ballygarry House Hotel, will support the Hugh’s House charity, located on […]

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Eileen Stack, Marie Hill, Jo O'Connor, Siobhan Meehan, Kathleen Houlihan, Clodagh Foley, Aileen Hill, Therese Greaney and Deirdre Lyons at the launch of Deirdre Millane's album at Siamsa Tíre on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout At Siamsa For Deirdre’s Album Launch

January 18, 2020 at 9:57 am 0 comments

VISITORS to Siamsa Tíre last night were treated to a fabulous evening of music as a teacher in a local school launched her debut album. Kilmore, Co. Clare native, Deirdre Millane welcomed friends, family, colleagues from Scoil Eoin  and music lovers to the venue to hear ‘Idir Dubh Agus Bán’ played […]

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Table Quiz To Help With Park FC’s Trip To Tournament In Milan

Table Quiz To Help With Park FC’s Trip To Tournament In Milan

January 18, 2020 at 9:56 am 0 comments

A TRALEE soccer club is hosting a table quiz later this month to offset the costs of a trip to a tournament in Italy. The St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12 team will travel to Milan at Easter to participate in the Sedriano World Cup. This is a once in […]

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Know Your Rights: PAYE Income Tax Rates 2020

January 18, 2020 at 9:55 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m a PAYE worker. What income tax will I pay in 2020? Answer: The amount of tax that you have to pay depends on your personal circumstances. Tax is charged […]

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Man Seriously Injured After Road Traffic Collision In Rathmore

Man Seriously Injured After Road Traffic Collision In Rathmore

January 17, 2020 at 10:36 pm 0 comments

GARDAI in Millstreet are investigating a serious road traffic collision that occurred this Friday evening. At approximately 7.10pm on the N72 at Churchview, Rathmore, a male pedestrian in his 80s was seriously injured when struck by a car. The injured male was removed from the scene by ambulance and is currently […]

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Tralee Jobless Figure Rose Again In December

Tralee Jobless Figure Rose Again In December

January 17, 2020 at 4:30 pm 0 comments

TRALEE’S live register number increased in December according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. The number of people signing on in Tralee last month was 3,145 an increase of 88 on November. That’s still a drop of around ten per cent on December 2018 when the figure […]

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The St Brigid’s Cow at the Biddy’s Day parade last year.

Artist Works With Community Groups For ‘Street Spectacle’ In Time For St Patrick’s Day

January 17, 2020 at 4:04 pm 0 comments

COMMUNITY groups are taking part in a ‘Street Spectacle’ project which is set to come to fruition for the St Patrick’s Day parade in Tralee. Kerry County Council Arts Office is delighted to have Caoimhe Dunn back in the county as facilitator on their Street Spectacle project. This year she […]

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MEP Sean Kelly with teacher Will Nolan and students Oisin McGibney, Kim McTigue and Cian Mason at the launch of the STEAM Academy at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sean Kelly Launches STEAM Academy At Mercy Mounthawk

January 17, 2020 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

IRELAND South MEP, Sean Kelly, paid a visit to Mercy Mounthawk on Friday for the opening of the STEAM Academy at the secondary school. Students in Mounthawk are embracing STEAM educational approach to learning the uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics have in everyday problem solving, student inquiry, […]

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Over 3,500 Children Waiting For Orthodontic Treatment And Assessment In Kerry And Cork

Over 3,500 Children Waiting For Orthodontic Treatment And Assessment In Kerry And Cork

January 17, 2020 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry John Brassil has described the number of children and young people on waiting lists for orthodontic assessment and treatment across Kerry and Cork as unacceptable. Figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that 2,170 young people are waiting on orthodontic treatment across Cork and Kerry, with […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee 10 Miler/5k Road Race Returns For Third Year

January 17, 2020 at 11:35 am 0 comments

IF you’re already pounding the road in a bid to get fit for 2020 then taking part in this event could be a goal to aspire to and in doing so raising money for Kerry Hospice. Organised by Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching, the Tralee 10 miler returns for the third […]

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Brian Stephenson of candidates.ie and Rachel Geary, LEAF Coordinator with EEU An Taisce  launching the partnership where they hope election candidates sign up help the environment. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Tralee Business Gives Candidates Chance To Reach Young People And Help Environment

January 17, 2020 at 10:11 am 0 comments

A TRALEE business has teamed up with An Taisce to help candidates promote their policies online and reduce the carbon footprint of the election by planting thousands of trees. Candidates.ie and EEU An Taisce have developed a plan to drive this election campaign into the 21st century and plant thousands […]

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Kerry Sinn Féin Candidate Says His Party Will Stop The Pension Age Increase

Kerry Sinn Féin Candidate Says His Party Will Stop The Pension Age Increase

January 17, 2020 at 9:56 am 0 comments

SINN Féin Councillor Pa Daly has said that in government, his party would stop the upcoming pension age increase due to come in next year. The pension age is to increase to 67 in January 2021 and to 68 in 2028 meaning that today’s workers, and especially those approaching retirement, may not access […]

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Team Bramble volunteers out picking up rubbish.

Public Asked To Give Half An Hour At ‘Day Of Cleaning’ This Saturday

January 17, 2020 at 9:42 am 0 comments

A ‘DAY Of cleaning’ is planned for this Saturday in The Square to welcome the Chinese New Year festival in a clean environment. The public is invited to volunteer and and join volunteers from Glan Tralee, Team Bramble, Tralee Tidy Towns, Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-op, Tidy Tralee Together, Kerry County Council, […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Are You Registered To Vote? If Not Here’s What You Need To Do

January 16, 2020 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is reminding members of the public to check that they are registered to vote in the general election which will be held on Saturday, February 8. Kerry County Council is the body responsible for maintaining and updating the Register of Electors for County Kerry. Members of the […]

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The skip full of useless items which were dropped into the Sera Husky Charity Shop in Tralee.

Charity Asks People To Stop Leaving Useless Items At Shop In Tralee

January 16, 2020 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

A CHARITY shop in Tralee has asked the public not to drop items in which are in such poor condition that they have to be disposed of at great cost by the charity. Maurice Enright of the Sera Husky and Animal Rescue Shop said broken items, damaged furniture and “rubbish” […]

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The facility at Dromtacker.

Company Delays Plans To Set Up At IDA Advanced Technology Facility In Tralee

January 16, 2020 at 2:53 pm 0 comments

THE UK-based company which announced in 2018 that it would set up a centre in Tralee creating over 100 jobs has now delayed their plans. Representatives from Central Pharma arrived in December 2018 to the IDA Advanced Technology Building at Kerry Technology Park to make the announcement of jobs in […]

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Ballymac Woman To Captain Ireland Again For Six Nations Campaign

Ballymac Woman To Captain Ireland Again For Six Nations Campaign

January 16, 2020 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

THE 26 player Irish women’s rugby squad for the Six Nations was named this morning and Ciara Griffin from Ballymac will once again captain the team. It was more good news for local players with Tralee native Ultan Dillane being named in the 35 man Irish squad for the Six […]

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‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

‘Puppy Love’ On St Valentine’s Night In The Meadowlands For A Great Cause

January 16, 2020 at 11:05 am 1 comment

THE Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind (IGDB) Tralee Branch have announced that their annual dance will be held again at the Meadowlands Hotel and given that the event will be taking place on St Valentine’s night, Friday, February 14, this year’s theme of ‘Puppy Love’ is very apt. There […]

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Kenmare MD Cllr Gives Support To Norma Foley’s Election Campaign

Kenmare MD Cllr Gives Support To Norma Foley’s Election Campaign

January 16, 2020 at 10:42 am 0 comments

WHILE there was speculation that a local Fianna Fáil councillor would break from the party run as an independent in the general election, he has instead pledged his support for a Tralee councillor. Kenmare Municipal District Cllr Michael Cahill confirmed this morning on Radio Kerry that he will not be […]

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Sponsored: Sigmar Commits To 40 New Jobs in Tralee Office

Sponsored: Sigmar Commits To 40 New Jobs in Tralee Office

January 16, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

LESS than two years after establishing their Centre of Excellence in Tralee, Sigmar Recruitment are seeking to further expand their team in The Kingdom. The 40 new roles will be across recruitment, business development, services and support. Speaking on their hiring plans, Sigmar’s Head of European Recruitment, Shaun O’Shea commented; […]

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Cllr Terry O’Brien Won’t Be Contesting The General Election

Cllr Terry O’Brien Won’t Be Contesting The General Election

January 16, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

COUNCILLOR Terry O’Brien will not run for the Labour Party in the upcoming general election. In a statement issued this morning, Cllr O’Brien said; “I would like to confirm that I have been approached by the Labour Party to contest the 2020 General Election. “I would have been honoured to […]

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Aisling Foley, The Rose Hotel and Claudia Kohler, Kerry County Museum.

Tralee Represented At Major Holiday Exhibition

January 15, 2020 at 4:51 pm 0 comments

Tourism Ireland in Germany has kicked off its 2020 programme of promotions at CMT (holiday exhibition) in Stuttgart this week and Destination Kerry were delighted to at the show again this year. Attending the show at the weekend on behalf of Destination Kerry was Aisling Foley of The Rose Hotel […]

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Colaiste Gleann Li students at the Neat Streets conference in The Rose Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Give Input On How To Make Tralee A Cleaner, Greener Town

January 15, 2020 at 4:33 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from all Tralee’s secondary schools were represented at a Neat Streets schools conference ‘The Tralee Town Takeover’ at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday. An Taisce’s Neat Streets programme aims to inspire young people to take environmental action in their town. The Tralee event, which was supported by Kerry County […]

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Luxury Hotel In Kerry Looks For Guests To Stay For Free

Luxury Hotel In Kerry Looks For Guests To Stay For Free

January 15, 2020 at 1:23 pm 17 comments

FANCY staying at a luxury hotel for free? Well a hotel in Kerry is looking for families and individuals to stay as “secret hotel guests” where they will have full use of the hotel, spa and leisure facilities free of charge. The identity and location of the hotel has not […]

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Met Eireann.

Status Yellow Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

January 15, 2020 at 10:55 am 0 comments

THE wet and windy weather is making for a miserable January so far weatherwise in Kerry. After the Status Orange warning on Monday, Met Eireann has now issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Kerry. They say south to southeast winds of 50 to 65 km/hr with gusts 90 to […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

Brassil Hits Out At Lack Of Progress On Killarney Bypass

January 15, 2020 at 9:14 am 0 comments

FIANNA Fail election candidate John Brassil has hit out at what he describes as a lack of interest in Kerry road projects by the last government. Speaking as he launched his 2020 election campaign, Brassil described the lack of progress on the proposed 27 kilometre Killarney Bypass as unforgivable. “This […]

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Cllr Pa Daly

Pa Daly Looks Forward To Contesting Upcoming Election

January 15, 2020 at 9:11 am 1 comment

SINN Féin candidate and Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly said he is relishing the opportunity to represent the people of county if he is elected after the upcoming election. The Tralee man is a first time candidate for the Dáil and is hoping to succeed party colleague Martin Ferris as […]

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