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Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

Profile: Graham Spring Tees Off For His First Election

May 2, 2014 at 7:23 am 0 comments

THE machine keeps on going. Another election, another new Spring on the ticket for Labour. It’s a name synonymous with Kerry (and national) politics and Graham Spring says he is determined to give his all to try to emulate the achievements of his grandfather Dan, uncle Dick, aunt Maeve and brother […]

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Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

Kerry Cumann Na mBan To Be Celebrated At Library

May 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Library will host a lecture titled ‘Cumann na mBan in Kerry 1914 – 1923’ on Thursday, May 15 at 7.30 pm to commemorate the centenary of its foundation. Neglected by the history books, the stories of the heroic women of Cumann na mBan remained quietly within families who cherished their […]

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Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Ferris: Adams Arrest Was “Politically Motivated”

May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

SINN Fein North Kerry Deputy, Martin Ferris, said the arrest of Gerry Adams last night, to answer questions in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville,  was “politically motivated”. The Ardfert politician was speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme on Thursday morning. “This was politically motivated, the intent is […]

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All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

All-Ireland Title For Churchill Team

April 30, 2014 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

IT’S been a fantastic weekend for Churchill as their quiz team brought home an All-Ireland title. The Churchill GAA Scor Quiz team travelled to G.M.I.T centre in Castlebar in Mayo for the finals. This was only the second time the club contested the All-Ireland, the first being in 1971. The team […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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The Tralee Business Built From Lego

The Tralee Business Built From Lego

April 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm 1 comment

By Gavin O’Connor TUCKED INTO  an innocuous corner of a Tralee estate is a house you wouldn’t give a second glance to, but behind its walls you’ll find it rammed full of an eclectic mix of expensive collectibles. Stuffed into every corner there are such items as 19th century watercolours, […]

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Vision Board Workshop

April 29, 2014 at 7:40 am 0 comments

ON Saturday, May 3, artist and Integrated Energy Therapist Tricia O’Connor is running a Vision Board Workshop from 12.30-2.30pm in Collis Sandes House, Oakpark,. A visionboard is made from magazine clippings and is a creative tool used, to help you clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. The […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm 0 comments

DESPITE the bad weather on Saturday, volunteers came together on three of Kerry’s beaches to join in on the ‘Beach Blitz’ and help clean up Banna Beach, Maherabeg Cut and Blennerville. A fantastic effort was made by all those who braved the elements. A total of 24 people turned up and […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am 0 comments

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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Michael Scanlon, Mayor Pat Hussey, Deputy Arthur J Spring, Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly TD and County Manager Tom Curran at the opening of the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit amenity trail on Thursday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

VIDEO: Minister Opens Phase One Of Trail

April 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

  By Dermot Crean MINISTER for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Alan Kelly TD was in town yesterday to officially open the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit Amenity Trail. The first phase of the trail which stretches from Rock Street, Tralee, to the Bracker O’Regan Road, […]

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VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 am 0 comments

ST Pat’s GAA Club are organising a walk called the Dingle Way Challange in an effort to raise funds for the club and promote the local area. Participants will take on a sizeable chunk of the Dingle Peninsula stretching from Cloghane all along beautiful coastline to the finish point at Blennerville […]

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Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

April 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

“If I don’t get elected because of my involvement with the international community, LGBT and the Traveller movement, then that’s fine with me. I’d rather have done five years decent work in supporting minority groups than being elected year after year and turning my back on them.” Dermot Crean meets […]

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No Posters On Poles Before Polls

No Posters On Poles Before Polls

April 23, 2014 at 9:28 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming European and Local Elections not to erect election posters on road traffic signs or poles carrying road traffic signs. Additionally, the Council is advising against hanging banners and posters from road overbridges and pedestrian bridges, as they could become loose or […]

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Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

April 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm 1 comment

Dermot Crean meets the political veteran who has not lost his enthusiasm for Tralee after over 40 years of community service. JOHNNIE Wall is a busy man. The Ballinorig man, with over 40 years service to Fianna Fail, is running as an independent in May’s local elections and he still has […]

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