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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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REVIEW 2015: The News From June…

REVIEW 2015: The News From June…

December 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2015, here’s some of the news we brought you in June… • A TRALEE woman picked up a nice cheque  after winning a Radio Kerry Bingo Jackpot. Breda Curran from Ballinorig,  dropped into Radio Kerry to collect her Radio Bingo Jackpot cheque for €14,750. (click here) • […]

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"He's the man" RTE's Marty Morrissey and Austin Stacks chairman, Aidan O'Connor, share a laugh at the launch of RTE's championship coverage in the Austin Stacks clubhouse in Connolly Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

REVIEW 2015: The News From May…

December 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review of 2015, here’s some of the stories we brought you in May… • The first day of May brought the confirmation that Dick and Eileen Henggeler, the parents of the late Dorothy Henggeler, the 2011 Washington DC Rose who sadly passed away last year, succeeded in their bid […]

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Chrissie Lee, Sheila Mullins, Martina Walsh and Geraldine Heaslip at the Moyderwell Class of 1985 Reunion at Cassidy's Restaurant on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Girls Catch Up On Old Times At Reunion

December 29, 2015 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were laughs and no small amount of great memories recalled at a reunion in Cassidy’s Restaurant on Monday night. Over 20 girls from the Moyderwell Secondary School ‘Class of 1985’ met up again to share stories, catch up on how their lives and careers have developed and talk about boys no […]

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REVIEW 2015: The News From April…

REVIEW 2015: The News From April…

December 29, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

Continuing our Review Of 2015, here’s some of the news we brought you in April… • The month started with local bar which had its application to open at midnight on Good Friday turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court to open from midnight until 2am on Easter […]

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People watching the New Year's Eve fireworks display at Manor on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spectacular Fireworks Display In Town To Bring 2015 To A Close

December 29, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re still dithering about what to do on New Year’s Eve, then Tralee Chamber Alliance may have the solution. The fireworks display, which was held out in Manor last year, has moved into town and takes place at 7.20pm sharp. Families are encouraged to come down, eat out before […]

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Former Kerry Footballer, Patrick Curtin, Has Died

Former Kerry Footballer, Patrick Curtin, Has Died

December 29, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry GAA community is in mourning today as news filters through that Patrick Curtin has died. The news of the Moyvane man’s death was relayed through the Kerry GAA website this morning. A statement on the website reads as follows: “It is with deep regret that Kerry GAA has learned […]

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