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Judge Criticises Conditions In Tralee Courthouse On District Court Days

January 7, 2016 at 10:12 am 1 comment

THE state of Tralee Courthouse on days of district court sittings has been severely criticised by Judge James O’Connor yesterday. A report by Anne Lucey in the Irish Times says the judge called it the most awkward court in Kerry and Cork and he would no longer tolerate the filth and […]

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Sixth class pupils Danny Greaney, Molly O'Neill, Nathan Moriarty O'Shea, Michaela McAdams, Dylan Griffin and Michael Doody at the open day for the new St Brendan's NS school in Blennervillle. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside The New Blennerville School

January 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

IT’S been a long time coming, but parents and pupils got a chance to see the new St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville at an open day on Wednesday. The impressive two-storey building will open on Thursday morning, but we got a sneak preview and saw that children and staff won’t know themselves […]

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O'Rahilly's Villas in darkness in the absence of street lighting. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Have You Noticed The Lights Have Gone Out In Parts Of Tralee?

January 6, 2016 at 3:57 pm 2 comments

HAVE you noticed it’s gone dark in parts of Tralee over the past couple of weeks? We have. The stretch of road from the Strand Road entrance to O’Rahilly’s Villas right down to the junction by the Low Field has been in darkness for about two weeks, as well a stretch of road […]

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Judge Calls An End To Cash Payments To Poor Box In Kerry District Courts

January 6, 2016 at 11:13 am 4 comments

CASH payments for court fines into the court poor box are to come to an end in Kerry district courts. Judge James O’Connor announced yesterday that from now on payments would have to be paid by cheque or postal order according to a report in the Irish Times. Payments to the court poor […]

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Dad And Son Doing Fine After Kidney Transplant Is A Success

Dad And Son Doing Fine After Kidney Transplant Is A Success

January 6, 2016 at 11:01 am 1 comment

A FATHER and son from Tralee are recovering in a Dublin hospital this week after a life-saving kidney transplant in the Beaumont Hospital was a success. Mike Burns, originally from Sneem, but now living with his family in Kevin Barry Villas, donated his kidney to his son, 19 year old […]

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Marita Ann Crew And Cabra Historical Society Among Those To Lay Wreaths At Sinn Féin Event In Banna

January 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  CREW members of the Marita Ann and the Cabra Historial Society will be among those laying wreaths at a Kerry Sinn Féin event on Banna Strand this Saturday. The event, which begins at 3pm at the promenade, will launch Kerry Sinn Féin’s 1916 Centenary Events programme to be held in the county throughout 2016. Martin […]

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Flood Damage To Cost Council Millions

Flood Damage To Cost Council Millions

January 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

RECENT flood damage has cost Kerry County Council €3.5 million. The effects of the deluge of rain that fell leading up to and during the Christmas period caused damage the length and breath of the county. Radio Kerry reports the figure equates to 70% of the council’s yearly budget for roads on […]

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Tralee Credit Union giving away Breakdown Emergency Pack with their Motor Loans.
Photo: Tralee Credit Union’s Lending Team with Jason Quirke, Top Part Kingdom Motor Factors from left to right, Stephen Corner, Karen Delaney, Jason Quirke (Top Part) and Mike Lynch, Loans Officer.

Get Your Motor Loan With Tralee Credit Union And Receive Free Breakdown Emergency Pack

January 5, 2016 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union has teamed up with Top Part Kingdom Motor Factors to offer their members Free Breakdown Emergency Packs with their motor loans. “The idea to give Breakdown Emergency Packs with our motor loans came from the Road Safety Authority’s Road Safety Strategy proposal to make these packs compulsory […]

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Annette O'Donnell, who is running this year's London marathon in aid of the PSP Association. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Annette To Run London Marathon To Raise Awareness Of Rare Disease

January 5, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

A LEITH-WEST woman is looking to raise awareness of a rare degenerative disease by running the London marathon in April and holding a 70s disco fundraiser in town next week. Annette O’Donnell has taken it upon herself to raise awareness for Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) which is similar to, but a much […]

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Kevin O'Riordan of Kick For Kolkata set to kick a point in Strand Road on Tuesday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

€3.8m Allocated For Upgrade Of Dingle Road

January 5, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

FUNDING of €3.8 million has been allocated for the upgrade of the N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road sections of the N86, which will include a cycleway, road widening and improved pedestrian facilities. The N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road Improvement Scheme comprises of […]

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Rose Of Tralee’s Lovely Tribute To Little Girl Who Lost Battle With Illness

Rose Of Tralee’s Lovely Tribute To Little Girl Who Lost Battle With Illness

January 4, 2016 at 4:13 pm 2 comments

THE current Rose of Tralee, has paid tribute to a little girl from Kilkenny, who has passed away after battling a brain tumour for the past few years. Elysha Brennan, who has herself battled against cancer in the past, went on her Rose of Tralee Facebook page today to express her […]

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Council And Inter-Agency Group Urge Public To Exercise Caution In Face Of Bad Weather

Council And Inter-Agency Group Urge Public To Exercise Caution In Face Of Bad Weather

January 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council and the Kerry Severe Weather Local Assessment Team has expressed its appreciation for the hard work and co-operation, in difficult conditions, of all individuals and agencies involved during the recent weather events. They also have urged caution as the bad weather continues over the coming week. “This was an […]

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What The Judges Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Report

What The Judges Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Report

January 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we told you about Tralee’s disappointing placing in the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) table. We went from third in August, to 17th today and down to ‘Clean to European Norms’ from the top standard of ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’. The start of the IBAL judges’ report on Tralee […]

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Flower beds in Manor West. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Drops In IBAL League Table

January 4, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S not a great start to the year for Tralee as the town has slipped in its classification in the Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) table. After being placed third in the table in August, with a standard of being ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’, the town has slipped back to 17th […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Rose By Over 36% Last Year Compared To 2014

New Car Sales In Kerry Rose By Over 36% Last Year Compared To 2014

January 4, 2016 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry rose by over 36% last year on the 2014 figure according to the latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). In all there were 2,696 new cars sold in the county up 36.23% on the 1,979 cars sold in 2014. This […]

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Tralee District Has Highest Detection Rates For Crimes Against Property

January 4, 2016 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee district was the top ranking area for Gardaí detecting robbery, burglary and theft offences in 2015. A ‘detected’ crime refers to when criminal proceedings are brought against at least one suspected offender. The district which includes towns, Dingle and Castleisland has a 56% success rate when dealing with the […]

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REVIEW 2015: The News From December…

REVIEW 2015: The News From December…

January 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our ‘Review of 2015’, here’s some of the news we brought you in December… • THE festive season was ushered in at IT Tralee North Campus by breaking a Guinness world record at making the longest Christmas Cracker Chain. Needing more than 798 to break the record, it was smashed with a […]

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Rainfall Warning In Effect For Kerry Until Midnight

January 3, 2016 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S almost a daily occurrence now, but Met Eireann has issued yet another Status Yellow rainfall warning for Kerry and Cork. In what seems like a never-ending issuing of warnings, they are predicting rainfall totals of 25 to 40 mm in 24 hours from midnight last night to midnight tonight, […]

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

Get On Your Bike For The Annual Jimmy Duffy Cycle

January 2, 2016 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are being asked to dust down the bikes as the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place next Saturday from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The annual cycle is in memory of Jimmy Duffy, who lived in Blennerville all his life and was a fine musician and avid cyclist. He was 67 years old when […]

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REVIEW 2015: The News From November…

REVIEW 2015: The News From November…

January 2, 2016 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our ‘Review of 2015’, here’s some of the news we brought you from November… • There was sad news around Kerry at the death  of well-known Kerry GAA figure, Leo Griffin. Leo, who grew up in the Mitchels area, was a familiar face around town, but came to be known […]

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Tralee Man Called Into Extended Irish Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

Tralee Man Called Into Extended Irish Training Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

January 2, 2016 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Tralee RFC player, Ultan Dillane, has been called into Joe Schmidt’s extended Irish training squad for a Six Nations camp at Carton House. It’s the latest step in the 22-year-old Connacht lock’s progression since he left Tralee some years ago. Continued below… French-born Dillane moved to his mother’s native Kerry […]

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Brenda Doody, Kerry and Deirdre Finn, Mercy Foundation  at The Mercy Stars awards night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Friday 2nd October. The Mercy Stars recognise those individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go the extra mile for patients and colleagues at the Mercy University Hospital.
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REVIEW 2015: The News From October…

January 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our ‘Review of 2015’, here’s some of the news we brought you in October… • Gardai in Tralee began a murder investigation following a post mortem on a 24 year old man who had been assaulted outside a house in Killeen Woods on September 30. The deceased, Dmitry Hrynkevich, moved with his […]

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Rainfall Warning Issued For Kerry For New Year’s Day

December 31, 2015 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Eireann has just issued another rainfall warning for Kerry for tomorrow. While we can expect a dry enough New Year’s Eve tonight, in what is a relentless barrage of terrible weather, Kerry and Cork have been put on Status Yellow rainfall alert from 9am on Friday to 9am on […]

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Seven Cent Per Litre Drop In Petrol Prices On Last Month. Here’s Where’s The Cheapest…

Seven Cent Per Litre Drop In Petrol Prices On Last Month. Here’s Where’s The Cheapest…

December 31, 2015 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

PETROL prices have seen a big drop on this time last month. Last month the cheapest price per litre was €1.28.8 in Applegreen stations at Fairies Cross and Manor Village. Now the price has dropped to €1.21.8 in both stations and that priced is matched by Top in Caherslee. We […]

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REVIEW 2015: The News From September…

REVIEW 2015: The News From September…

December 31, 2015 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2015, here’s some of the news we brought you from September… • It was announced that the Balloonagh convent would close its doors by the end of September. The convent had operated since 1858 and resident nuns at the convent moved to other accommodation. (click here) • A Tralee woman decided […]

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REVIEW 2015: The Ten Most Viewed Stories On TraleeToday.ie This Year

REVIEW 2015: The Ten Most Viewed Stories On TraleeToday.ie This Year

December 31, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

We posted thousands of stories this year but these ten proved the most viewed by our readers (figures refer to page views on our website verified by Google Analytics)… 10. A house party that went out of control on the outskirts of Tralee piqued your interest back in July. It registered 13,500 page views […]

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Speacial Olympian, Brendan O'Connell, who won a gold medal and a 4th place ribbon at the Special Olympics in Los Angelos. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

REVIEW 2015: The News From August…

December 31, 2015 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

CONTINUING our Review of 2015, here’s some of the news we brought you from August… • The month got off to a great start as a Tralee man  won a Gold Medal at the Special Olympics in Los Angeles. Brendan O’Connell from Oakpark won in the 800m freestyle event. The 29 […]

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Wind Warning Issued For Part Of New Year’s Eve In Kerry

Wind Warning Issued For Part Of New Year’s Eve In Kerry

December 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY received a battering from Storm Frank on Tuesday and Wednesday morning with parts of Killarney being particularly badly affected. While the rain and wind has abated in many places, according to Met Eireann, there’s more bad weather on the way. They have issued a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Kerry, […]

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James O'Donoghue, 2015 SFC Munster Final Replay. Photo by Dermot Crean.

REVIEW 2015: The News From July…

December 30, 2015 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2015, here’s some of the news we brought you in July… • A TRALEE architect’s building design, which scooped four national awards, was shortlisted for the ‘2015 World Architecture Festival Award’. Louise Cotter, who is originally from the St Brendan’s Park area and now based in Cork, designed the Dún Laoghaire Lexicon […]

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Say Goodbye To 2015 With A Countdown In Denny Street

Say Goodbye To 2015 With A Countdown In Denny Street

December 30, 2015 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE final event of the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee will take place at Midnight on Denny Street on New Years Eve when a Countdown Clock will welcome 2016. Seán Murphy, whose electrical team erected the magnificent Christmas lights over the streets of Tralee, along with Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County […]

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