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Kerry County Council To Ask Minister To Review Charlie Kerins Conviction

January 14, 2015 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council are to write to the Minister for Justice, to ask that Charlie Kerins’ conviction for the murder of a Detective Sergeant 70 years ago, be reviewed. Sinn Fein Cllr Pa Daly made the proposal at last week’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. There […]

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‘Red’ Weather Warning Possible As Storm Is Set To Hit West Coast

‘Red’ Weather Warning Possible As Storm Is Set To Hit West Coast

January 14, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

  WHILE the heavy snowfall expected around town thankfully failed to materialise, we’re certainly not out of the woods, weather wise. A storm is set to hit the west coast of Ireland later today. It will bring with it, strong winds, high seas and heavy rain. A spokesperson for Met Eireann quoted […]

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The roar of the Rockies goes up as another point goes over. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks To Bus Fans To Big Match In Portlaoise For €10 Return

January 13, 2015 at 6:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rockies will be on the move in their droves again next month, as the club have announced details of transport for fans to the All-Ireland Club semi-final. For just €10 return, the black and amber brigade can travel from base in Connolly Park to Portlaoise on Sunday, February 15 (times to be confirmed […]

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‘Terrace Talk’ Programme Wins McNamee Award

‘Terrace Talk’ Programme Wins McNamee Award

January 13, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HAVING reported last week on the announcement that Austin Stacks won a McNamee Award, it’s emerged it isn’t the only Kerry winner this year. Radio Kerry’s ‘Terrace Talk’ won the Best GAA Related Radio Programme. The particular edition of the programme that won the award was presented by Deirdre Walsh – filling […]

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Snow Predicted In Tralee As Gardaí Urge Caution On Roads

Snow Predicted In Tralee As Gardaí Urge Caution On Roads

January 13, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

MET EIREANN are predicting snowfall for the Kerry area and have put the county on a status ‘Orange’ weather warning for snow and icy conditions. With today set to be bitterly cold, the wintry conditions are set to be most acute in western parts of Munster, Connacht and Ulster where there […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Investigate Van Theft At Caherina

January 13, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

  GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help in relation to the theft of a white van at the Caherina area of Strand Road last Thursday. The theft is believed to have taken place at Caherina between 3.30am and 5.40am on January 8. The van door was unlocked and the keys were in […]

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Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

January 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Kerry connection at the Golden Globes last night when famed socialite and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, showed up to an after party in a gown created by Ballyheigue man Don O’Neill. The New York-based designer is enjoying huge success at the moment with his THEIA collection, appearing […]

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Unemployment In Tralee Down Nearly Eight Per Cent On January 2014

Unemployment In Tralee Down Nearly Eight Per Cent On January 2014

January 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

  THERE are 468 less people on the live register in Tralee than this time last year, but the town still accounts for more than a third of Kerry’s unemployed. In January 2014 there was a total 5,996 people unemployed in Tralee, by the end of December the number was 5,528. […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help In Catching Rock-Throwing Vandals

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help In Catching Rock-Throwing Vandals

January 12, 2015 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAí are asking for the public’s help in catching those responsible for throwing rocks at vehicles from a railway bridge on Saturday night. The incident happened at Knockavinnane, Ballymacelligott at 9.15pm and a number of cars were damaged. Gardai say it could have been a much more serious incident if drivers […]

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Kerry Projects To Receive Over €200k Arts Council Funding In 2015

Kerry Projects To Receive Over €200k Arts Council Funding In 2015

January 12, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ARTS Council has announced major grant allocations for 2015, with €206,682  granted for Kerry projects. Kerry County Council was allocated a total of €26,110, while ‘Listowel Writers Week’ received €65,000 in funding. Elsewhere in Kerry, the Cill Rialaig Project, an artists retreat in Ballinskelligs that provides self-contained live-in work spaces for artists received a grant of €60,845. […]

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Laura Ni Eaidhin, of Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai with her 'Safety On Our Roads' project  at the Scifest Fair at the ITT on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Pick Up Awards At BT Young Scientists Exhibition

January 12, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí didn’t come away empty handed from the BT Young Scientists Exhibition in Dublin at the weekend. The exhibition drew entries from 1,200 students and was held over four days last week in the capital. Second year student, Laura Ní Eidhin, was ‘Highly Commended’ for her project on ‘Reducing […]

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Meeting About People Struggling With Debt

Meeting About People Struggling With Debt

January 12, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be an Insolvency Service meeting in Tralee tonight (Monday) in the Fels Point Hotel at 7pm. It is a briefing for community leaders about the Insolvency Service of Ireland’s (ISI) information campaign for people struggling with problem debt. The public are invited to attend the event to learn more about the […]

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Launching the Kerins O'Rahilly's 10k Run at the clubhouse on Saturday were, seated; Anne Moran, Tommy Horan, Billy Lyons and Breda Dyland. Standing from left; Layla O'Halloran, Frank O'Halloran, Tommy Walsh, Catriona O'Sullivan, Peter Nolan, Frank O'Connor, Stephanie Nix, Frank O'Connor and John Higgins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hit The Road For The Kerins O’Rahilly’s 10k Run

January 12, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE from all over the county and beyond are expected to take part in a 10k run from Kerins O’Rahilly’s on February 1 to raise funds for the Strand Road club. The event is in conjunction with the ‘Run The Kingdom’ organisation and is part of their calendar of runs for 2015. […]

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Rocks And Glass Thrown At Cars From A Bridge In Ballymacelligott

Rocks And Glass Thrown At Cars From A Bridge In Ballymacelligott

January 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

IN a shocking incident of vandalism, rocks and glass were thrown at cars from a railway bridge in Ballymac last night. The dangerous incident took place at the railway bridge at Knockavinnane, Ballymacelligott and a number of cars were damaged. Gardai in Tralee received reports of people throwing rocks and glass on cars […]

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Daniel Kinsella, Ina Dema, Max Benner and Dearbhla Lynch at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Teenagers Enjoy CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

January 11, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special promotion THOSE CBS lads scrub up well! A couple of hundred students looked dapper and glamorous at the CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by students, Adam Barrett, Sean Carroll, Eoghan O’Hanlon and Dylan Hartnett, there were […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Cyclists Brave The Weather To Remember Jimmy

January 11, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

SEVENTY cyclists set out from St Pat’s GAA club on Saturday morning to remember a much loved local character. The fourth Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle saw men, women and children brave the biting cold winds to travel to Castleisland and back. The numbers were down on previous years – over […]

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Pooch Patrol: Do You Recognise These Dogs?

Pooch Patrol: Do You Recognise These Dogs?

January 9, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

  EVERY week dogs go missing in the Tralee area, so hopefully we here at TraleeToday.ie can help reunite owners with their beloved canine companions with our Poocj Patrol column. Wendy O’Connor, from Animal Net Kerry stresses the importance of putting collars and name-tags on dogs. It makes the job […]

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Director of '2014: A Rockumentary' Rory Kirby and Siobhan Naugthon manning the DVD stand, at the premiere in Siamsa Tire on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks’ ‘Rockumentary’ DVD Wins Top GAA Award

January 8, 2015 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

AND the awards keep on coming. There was more great news for Austin Stacks today as it was announced the ‘Rockumentary’ DVD on their amazing county and Munster final successes, filmed and directed by Rory Kirby, has won a McNamee Award. The GAA McNamee Awards are held annually to honour excellence in […]

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Right2Water Meeting In Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse Tonight

Right2Water Meeting In Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse Tonight

January 8, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Right2Water group will hold a meeting tonight (Thursday) at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse. The meeting will inform people about the water charges and their rights. There will be a question and answers session and plans for the protest in Castleisland (from Old Church Lane at 2pm) on Saturday, January 17 […]

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Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

January 8, 2015 at 10:06 am 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Councillor Norma Foley is to put her name forward at the Fianna Fail convention to run for the Dáil at the next General Election. The Presentation Secondary School teacher will hope take a place in the new five-seater Kerry constituency at the next election and follow in her […]

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Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

January 8, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

DURING 2014 did you notice more new cars on the road around the county? Well if you did, that’s no surprise because last year the amount of new vehicles bought in Kerry increased by 34.46% which is above the national average. A total of 1,982 units were sold which was an […]

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Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

January 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE building that was once Fabric Nightclub on Princes Street has been sold. Details of the sale by Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean have not been revealed, but it was bought in trust by a Cork solicitor for an unidentified buyer. The building had been up for sale for some time. Fabric was […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will perform the play 'The Plough and the Stars' are, from left: Andrew Breewood, Killian O'Regan, Clodagh Harrington and Ciaran Ryan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students To Tackle O’Casey Classic At Siamsa

January 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the centenary of the 1916 rising around the corner, a cast of 16 Mercy Mounthawk students are set to perform the defining play from that period, ‘The Plough and the Stars’. The Sean O’Casey classic depicts the harsh realities of life in the Dublin tenements before and during the […]

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Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

January 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from around the county are in Dublin this week to take part in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition at the RDS and Tralee schools are represented in three projects: two from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and one from Presentation Secondary School. The Gaelcholaiste’s entries focus on ‘Using water energy buoys to […]

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Ciaran Casey with the great white on Golden Bay, Victoria. Photo Noelle Casey.

Ballyheigue Man Has Close Encounter With Great White Shark Down Under

January 7, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE man out sea fishing in Australia got a whole lot more than he bargained for when he caught a great white Shark last Saturday. Ciaran Casey, who has been living down under with his family since 2013, was fishing on Golden Beach in Victoria when hooked the endangered […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

It Really Was The ‘Sunny South-West’ Last Year

January 6, 2015 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  VALENTIA observatory recorded an increase in sunshine which made the south west the sunniest place to be last summer. In a report released by Met Eireann, Valentia recorded a 118% increase in average sunshine levels with the observatory measuring just under 1,500 hours of sunshine. The hottest day of the […]

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Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

Maria Walsh Launches Search For Rose Of Tralee 2015

January 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  MARIA Walsh has travelled over 65,000 miles since becoming the Rose of Tralee, and she will travel hundreds more over the coming fortnight in a bid to find the 2015 Rose of Tralee. Maria celebrated Women’s Christmas at The Loop in Cork Airport with RTÉ Host Dáithí Ó Sé […]

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At the launch Austin Stacks corporate lunch were, from left: Wayne Guthrie, Stephen Stack and Shane Carroll.

Austin Stacks To Hold Corporate Lunch To Help Buy ‘Nuns Field’

January 6, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

NOT resting on their laurels after the incredible success of 2014, county and Munster champions, Austin Stacks are making a push to develop the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park up to a top class standard. On Friday, January 30, Austin Stacks GAA Club will hold a corporate lunch to raise […]

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Much-Loved Blennerville Character To Be Remembered On Saturday

Much-Loved Blennerville Character To Be Remembered On Saturday

January 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE group of cyclists is expected in Blennerville on Saturday morning to celebrate the life of a great local character who died five years ago this month. The annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, but there are more events planned on the day […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Appeal For Information About Attempted Burglary

January 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are appealing for the public’s assistance in relation to an attempted break-in in Lixnaw yesterday. At 10.45pm on Sunday night, two males attempted to break into the pharmacy in the village. The owner was in the pharmacy at the time and confronted the would-be raiders, who caused a substantial amount of damage […]

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