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No New Kerry Cases, Nine Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Nationally

No New Kerry Cases, Nine Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Nationally

July 3, 2020 at 6:35 pm 0 comments

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. That number has not increased since Saturday, June 20. The number of people who have tested […]

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Council Urges Holidaymakers Visiting Kerry To Follow Public Guidelines

Council Urges Holidaymakers Visiting Kerry To Follow Public Guidelines

July 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council is urging tourists visiting the county to follow public guidelines and have a safe holiday in the Kingdom. As the country continues to reopen for business and tourism, hotels and guesthouses around Kerry have opened their doors for visitors. An increase in the numbers of visitors coming […]

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Kerry College About To Begin Interviews For September Courses

Kerry College About To Begin Interviews For September Courses

July 3, 2020 at 11:15 am 0 comments

KERRY College is about to begin its course recruitment interviews for its September intake. All courses with an employment focus scheduled to start in September are now being called for interview. A first round of place offers will take place after these interviews have taken place. Interviews will be held […]

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Bishop Ray Browne at the official opening of the new 15-bed specialist palliative in-patient unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bishop Asks Public To Choose A Weekday To Attend Mass Over Coming Weeks

July 3, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

BISHOP of Kerry, Ray Browne, has issued a statement welcoming parishioners back to Mass this weekend. He is asking people to be understanding as churches prepare to welcome people and expressed his hope that up to 100 massgoers will be able to attend each service towards the end of the […]

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Kerry Pride Reveals Details Of Online ‘Pride Inside’ Festival

July 3, 2020 at 10:49 am 0 comments

PRIDE Inside — the online LGBT festival organised by Kerry Pride, Killarney Pride, Black Pride Ireland, Galway Pride, Limerick Pride, Mayo Pride, and Sligo Pride — has announced the line-up of events happening from July 11-19. Opening on Saturday, July 11 with Limerick Pride’s virtual parade and closing on Sunday, […]

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Máire Holmes.

Writer In Residence To Recommence Work Remotely

July 3, 2020 at 10:21 am 0 comments

AFTER the unexpected break due to Covid 19 safety measures, Máire Holmes is recommencing her work as Kerry County Council’s writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved popular here a number of years ago, interacting with […]

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Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm 0 comments

THE organisers of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have launched a #FinishLineFantasy challenge in an effort to further promote cycling and to encourage participants to recreate their own finish on Saturday July 4, marking the original date of the 2020 cycle. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle organisers have […]

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Occupancy Levels In Kerry Holiday Accommodation Businesses Still Low For Summer

Occupancy Levels In Kerry Holiday Accommodation Businesses Still Low For Summer

July 2, 2020 at 1:46 pm 0 comments

THERE is still plenty of holiday accommodation available in Kerry according to a new survey carried out by the Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF). In a bid to understand the impact Covid-19 is having on the hospitality industry in Kerry, KTIF members were asked to divulge their occupancy levels from […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys Club Seeks New Leaseholder To Run Charlie’s Bar

Kerins O’Rahillys Club Seeks New Leaseholder To Run Charlie’s Bar

July 2, 2020 at 11:45 am 0 comments

THE bar and bistro at Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club will not be reopening this month until a new leaseholder is found. Mike O’Connor had been running Charlie’s Bar since early 2018 but will not be returning to the club bar, bistro and function room. In a statement on the Kerins […]

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Adam Harris of As I Am launching the learning resource toolkit available in Supervalu stores from Monday.

Supervalu And Autism Charity Launches Learning Resource Toolkit

July 2, 2020 at 10:47 am 0 comments

SUPERVALU and AsIAm have launched a learning resource toolkit which has been developed to help those with high support needs prepare during the summer months to return to school in September. 20,000 of the ‘Bridge Back to School’ resource booklets will be distributed to SuperValu stores nationwide and be available […]

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Kerry College Offers Online Consultations Regarding Courses On Offer

Kerry College Offers Online Consultations Regarding Courses On Offer

July 2, 2020 at 10:30 am 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) is now offering remote, online, face-to-face consultations for those considering a course at one of their four campus locations in the autumn. Enrolment is now underway for a September 7th start and places are filling fast across their range of programmes. […]

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Alex Hoffman

Top Tralee Legal Firm Appoints New Partner

July 2, 2020 at 10:17 am 0 comments

PROMINENT Tralee legal firm, Pierse McCarthy Lucey LLP Solicitors, are pleased to announce the recent promotion of Alex Hoffman as a partner in the firm, which is situated on Ashe Street. Alex joined the firm in September 2018, having previously trained and worked with P.J. O’Driscoll & Sons, Solicitors in […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin in The Square for the official opening of the Rose of Tralee Festival. Photo by Dermot Crean

Brendan Griffin Will Not Retain Minister Of State For Tourism and Sport Post

July 1, 2020 at 4:07 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin will not retain his Minister of State for Tourism and Sport post in the new Government. Deputy Griffin was first elected to the Dáil in 2011 and held the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport since June 2017. No official statement has yet been […]

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Cllr Pa Daly.

Daly Wants Minister Foley To Review Tendering Criteria For School Buildings

July 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm 0 comments

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called on Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education to urgently review the tendering criteria for school buildings, specifically in light of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, and to ensure that local builders have an opportunity to submit tenders. Kerry County Council signed over […]

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Over €2.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

Over €2.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In May

July 1, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that May was obviously a quieter month than usual for sales, but there were still 12 properties sold around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,120,500. The property that sold for the most money in the Tralee  environs […]

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A sheep which was attacked in Tipperary in the past few months.

Gardaí Appeal To Dog Owners After Reports Of Attacks On Livestock

July 1, 2020 at 10:06 am 0 comments

GARDAI have issued a national appeal to all dog owners to ensure their dogs are kept under control as Gardaí have received nearly 50 reports of livestock being attacked since March. One such incident took place in Kerry, with Sligo/Leitrim being the worst affected area with seven attacks. Inspector James […]

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No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases Today, 11 Confirmed Nationally

No Rise In Kerry COVID-19 Cases Today, 11 Confirmed Nationally

June 30, 2020 at 6:44 pm 1 comment

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. According to the HSE’s Daily Operations Update, there were no patients with COVID-19 in University Hospital […]

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Council Acknowledges Hard Work Of Frontline Workers During Crisis

June 30, 2020 at 1:24 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has this week acknowledged the commitment, dedication and hard work of frontline workers in Kerry during the coronavirus emergency. On Monday, the outgoing Cathaoirleach, Cllr Niall Kelleher, presented a ‘Cathaoirleach’s Acknowledgement’ to the management of University Hospital Kerry, representing health service personnel across the county, and to […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Public Invited To Join Webinar On County Development Plan

June 30, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

AS Kerry County Council embarks on the first phase of the preparation of the new Kerry County Development Plan, members of the public are invited to join a free online information session on the plan this Thursday. Michael Scannell, Director of Economic and Community Development and Damien Ginty, Acting Senior […]

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Pictured in Ballyseede Woods at the launch of Kerry's Wellbeing Walks are from left: Askea Calnan, Community Walking Programme Facilitator, Eithne Garvey and Mícheál MacGuidhir, Dingle Hillwalking Club, John Linehan, Ballymac Glenageenty Ramblers, Mary B. Clifford, Laune Mountaineering Club and Maurice Reen, Sliabh Luachra Hillwalking Club. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Get Active Outdoors With The ‘Kerry Wellbeing Walks’

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

WITH the further reopening of the county this week, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new walking initiative called Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks, as a continuation of Kerry County Council’s “In this Together Kerry” Campaign. Previous campaign elements included the ‘Kerry Step Challenge’, ‘In the Bag’ and ‘Let’s Get […]

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Michael Healy Rae

Healy Rae Calls For Clarity On Situation Facing Third Level Students

June 30, 2020 at 9:59 am 0 comments

DEPUTY Michael Healy Rae has called on the newly appointed Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Research Simon Harris to ensure a clear and consistent approach on the return to third level for students, at least during first semester is provided immediately. The Kerry Independent TD said many rural parents […]

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No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry, 24 New Cases Reported Nationwide

No New COVID-19 Cases For Kerry, 24 New Cases Reported Nationwide

June 29, 2020 at 6:32 pm 0 comments

NO new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus were reported by the National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) for Kerry today. The number of people who have contracted the virus so far remains at 310. According to the HSE’s Daily Operations Update, there was one patient with COVID-19 in University Hospital […]

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A burnt sand dune at Banna after Sunday night's fire. Photo: Cllr Ferris' Facebook Page

Cllr Ferris Reiterates Call For Action After Fire At Banna Sand Dunes

June 29, 2020 at 3:49 pm 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor has again called on the Council to take action at Banna beach after another fire in the area on Sunday night. The fire resulted in approximately one acre of sand dunes being burned and Councillor Deirdre Ferris is calling on Kerry County Council to close all secondary car […]

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Witnesses Sought To Incident On Edward Street

Witnesses Sought To Incident On Edward Street

June 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are seeking witnesses to an incident on Edward Street which took place earlier this month. On Friday, June 5, at around 5pm, a man entered the Post Office on Edward Street and proceeded to abuse and threaten staff. He also caused minor damage inside. When he exited the building […]

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Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Fight In Monavalley Area

Gardaí Seek Witnesses To Fight In Monavalley Area

June 29, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are seeking the public’s help regarding a fight which broke out in the forecourt of a petrol station last Sunday week. Three men were involved in the fight and minor injuries were sustained. The fight took place outside the Applegreen service station in Monavalley on Sunday, June 21 between […]

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Patrick Connor Scarteen.

New Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council Elected

June 29, 2020 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

FINE Gael councillor, Patrick Connor-Scarteen has today been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at the local authority’s annual meeting at the Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee. Cllr Connor-Scarteen represents the Kenmare Municipal District and is the 65th person to hold the position of chairperson of the council. The […]

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Norma Foley.

Norma Foley Appointed Minister For Education

June 27, 2020 at 7:19 pm 0 comments

TRALEE woman Norma Foley has been appointed the Minister for Education. The Fianna Fáil TD is the first Kerry woman to sit at Cabinet. Tralee Chamber Alliance has welcomed the news. Kevin McCarthy, President of Tralee Chamber said; “As a former Mayor of Tralee and Kerry, it is a momentous boost […]

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Some of the drugs seized by gardaí.

Thousands Of Euro Of Suspected Drugs Seized By Gardaí In Killorglin Area

June 27, 2020 at 3:06 pm 0 comments

AS part of Operation Thor, Gardaí carried out a day of action in Killorglin over a 24 hour period from  June 25th -26th and seized €4,180 of suspected drugs, arrested two drug drivers and seized one car. This Day of Action was broken into three phases which involved the targeting […]

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Tralee Green Party Member Welcomes Programme For Government

Tralee Green Party Member Welcomes Programme For Government

June 27, 2020 at 12:26 pm 1 comment

A GREEN party representative for Tralee has sincerely welcomed the Green Party’s vote to support the programme for government. Anne-Marie Fuller, who ran in the local elections in the Tralee Municipal District last year, believes it proposes to deliver on the key priorities of her local election campaign last year and […]

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Council’s Public Offices To Reopen To Public From Monday

Council’s Public Offices To Reopen To Public From Monday

June 27, 2020 at 11:41 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council public counters and offices around the county will re-open to the public from this Monday. This includes all customer service desks at County Buildings and all of the council’s Area Service Centres (in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Cahersiveen, Castleisland, Dingle, Kenmare and Killorglin) as well as the Environment […]

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