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Man Reported Missing From Fenit Spotted Boarding Train To Cork

Man Reported Missing From Fenit Spotted Boarding Train To Cork

December 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE man who was the subject of a search after he went missing from a boat in Fenit on Thursday, has been spotted on CCTV boarding a train to Cork. Gardaí have now stood down the search after they viewed footage of the Ethiopian national  at the train station in […]

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Jeannie Bobiles of Castleisland Community College accepts her prize from Colm McEvoy CEO of Kerry ETB after winning the Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition. Also included, from left; Principal of Castleisland Community College, Carmel Kelly; Jeannie's mother Teresita and sister Jillian, art teacher at Castleisland Community College, Pia Thornton and Teresa Lonergan,  Deputy Principal. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Cheer At Kerry ETB As Competition Winners Collect Prizes

December 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students with artistic talent from around the county received prizes today as part the Kerry Education & Training Board Christmas Card Art Competition. Kerry ETB ran its annual Christmas card competition which is open to all students in the eight Kerry ETB Schools and there was a high standard of […]

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Gardaí Look For Information On Missing Man

Gardaí Look For Information On Missing Man

December 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are appealing to the public for information after a man went missing from Fenit on Thursday last. The man, an Ethiopian national, was working in the ships out at the pier. He was wearing an orange fluorescent jacket and a beanie cap when he left the ship and went […]

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VIDEO: Person Clings To Roof Of Moving Car In Manor West

VIDEO: Person Clings To Roof Of Moving Car In Manor West

December 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

JOE.IE have put up a video of a someone clinging on to the roof a moving car in Manor West. According to the website, the video was sent in by a someone from the 24/7 Cabs Tralee twitter account. It shows one of the doors of the car open with a […]

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At the Santa Run which began ended at  The Wetlands were, from left: Gunita Kiselevska and Sinead O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Santa Run Is Big Hit Once Again

December 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE rain stayed away thankfully for the third annual 5k Santa Fun Run which began and finished at the Wetlands on Sunday morning. Held in memory of Tralee girl Fiona Moore, who died in 2013, hundreds of runners and walkers decked out in festive garb took part in the charity run […]

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Pres Girls Show Their Products At Christmas Trade Fair

Pres Girls Show Their Products At Christmas Trade Fair

December 14, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  AS part of their Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) programme, students from Presentation Secondary School had their 5th Year LCVP Christmas Trade Fair on Friday in the school. Twenty-seven students produced, marketed and sold a wide range of products which included chocolate truffles, cup cakes and candy canes. All students have […]

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Fancy Earning €2,400 By Being An Enumerator In Census 2016?

Fancy Earning €2,400 By Being An Enumerator In Census 2016?

December 13, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  CENSUS 2016 takes place on April 24 and the Central Statistics Office have announced that they’re looking for enumerators in Kerry. The application process for census enumerators will open on  January 5 at 9am. There will be 167 enumerators recruited in Co. Kerry with a total of 4,660 enumerators nationwide to deliver and […]

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Marion Cronin, Michelle O'Regan  and Oonagh Dunican at the Listellick NS Fundraising Bazaar at St Brendan's Church Pastoral Centre on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Crowds At Listellick NS Christmas Bazaar

December 13, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the forecast for Saturday was terrible, thankfully the heavy rain cleared away for the afternoon and people were able to get out and about. One place many of them headed to was a Christmas bazaar in the St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre. Organised by Listellick NS,  parents, pupils and staff […]

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Government To Meet With KDYS About New Youth Facility

Government To Meet With KDYS About New Youth Facility

December 12, 2015 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Government is to meet with Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) to progress plans for a landmark youth facility in Kerry. Kerry TD Deputy Tom Fleming (Ind)  raised the matter of urgently-needed investment in youth services in Kerry in the Dáil. He also welcomed the announcement from the Minister for Children, […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry 2016 Commemoration Programme Launched At Tralee Library

PHOTOS: Kerry 2016 Commemoration Programme Launched At Tralee Library

December 12, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

AN extensive programme of events across the seven programme strands of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme was launched on Thursday by Minister Jimmy Deenihan at Tralee Library. As well as speeches by Robert Beasley, chairperson of the Strategic Policy Committee, Michael O’Reilly from the Ireland 2016 national office and Cathaoirleach of […]

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Bingo Afternoon To Raise Vital Funds For Ardfert And District First Responders

Bingo Afternoon To Raise Vital Funds For Ardfert And District First Responders

December 12, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER in aid of a vital service will be held in Ardfert next weekend. A Bingo with a guaranteed jackpot of €350 will be held in the Community Centre in aid of the Ardfert and District Community First responders on Sunday, December 20. Beginning with a mulled wine reception at […]

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School’s Christmas CD To Raise Funds For Pieta House

School’s Christmas CD To Raise Funds For Pieta House

December 12, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

A WEST Kerry school has used the mellifluous sounds of its choir to great effect to raise funds for a vital service. Coláiste Íde in Dingle launched their Christmas CD, ‘Dóchas na Nollag’ last Sunday at the school with all proceeds raised going to Pieta House. The school choir and musicians […]

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Proposal Coming To Change KGH Name To ‘University Hospital Kerry’

Proposal Coming To Change KGH Name To ‘University Hospital Kerry’

December 11, 2015 at 4:28 pm 3 comments

THERE is a proposal coming in the New Year to change the name of Kerry General Hospital to ‘University Hospital Kerry’. While speaking at the turning of the sod at the new in-patient Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital on Friday, Minister for Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, said that an official announcement […]

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Chairperson of Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ted Moynihan, turns the sod at the new in-patient palliative care unit at Kerry General Hospital. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Sod Turned On €6.2m New In-Patient Palliative Care Unit

December 11, 2015 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

IT was a joyous afternoon at Kerry General Hospital as chairperson of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ted Moynihan, turned the sod on the planned new in-patient palliative care unit. Work can now begin on the €6.2m project which will have 15 in patient beds en-suite rooms. The turning of the sod also marks […]

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PHOTOS: Community Supports Local Kilmoyley School At Craft Fair

PHOTOS: Community Supports Local Kilmoyley School At Craft Fair

December 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A CRAFT fair held last Saturday in Kilmoyley raised €1,500 for the local primary school at the local community centre. A huge crowd braved Storm Desmond to attend the fair which consisted of works of art, cakes, gift vouchers, floral displays, novelty cakes and hampers. Santa Claus also made and appearance […]

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Shane Plans Belarus Trip To Help Children In Asylum

Shane Plans Belarus Trip To Help Children In Asylum

December 11, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

ROSE of Tralee Escort of the Year and Spa native, Shane Kenny, is heading off to help children in an asylum in Belarus and he’s hoping you’ll help him raise funds for the charity. Full-time UCC student and part-time pumpkin surgeon (click here) Shane, is planning to travel with a cohort of Roses […]

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PHOTOS: Former Irish Rugby Star Presents Jerseys To Tralee RFC Youngsters

PHOTOS: Former Irish Rugby Star Presents Jerseys To Tralee RFC Youngsters

December 11, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNGSTERS from Tralee Rugby Club had a pre-Christmas treat on Wednesday when a former Irish star showed up at the clubhouse. Shane Jennings, former Irish International and Leinster legend was there to present jerseys, sponsored by Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean of Denny Street, to the entire Under 14 squad. “We […]

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VIDEO: Ardfert Schoolgirl Bríd Wins National Essay Competition

VIDEO: Ardfert Schoolgirl Bríd Wins National Essay Competition

December 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert girl has received an award yesterday after winning a national essay competition. Twelve year old Bríd Courtney won the ‘Someone Like Me’ competition with her inspirational video. A sixth class pupil in Ardfert NS, Brid has cerebral palsy, affecting her limbs and her speech, so she communicates through body language and her iPad. […]

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The Heavy Rain’s Coming Tomorrow And We’re Getting The Worst Of It

December 11, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT looks like we’re in for a repeat of last Saturday tomorrow, as Kerry is one of three counties to get the most of the rain. Met Eireann have just upgraded their Status Yellow rainfall warning to Orange for Kerry, Cork and Clare. Continued below… There will be prolonged falls […]

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Suspect Device At Cahersiveen Courthouse Was ‘An Elaborate Hoax’ Say Gardaí

Suspect Device At Cahersiveen Courthouse Was ‘An Elaborate Hoax’ Say Gardaí

December 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE suspect device found on the steps of Cahersiveen Courthouse this morning, has been described by Gardaí as an ‘elaborate hoax’. Personnel from the Emergency Ordnance Disposal unit were called in to examine the device earlier today. The area was cordoned off and the scheduled sitting of the district court was moved to […]

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Presentation Primary  School pupils from Mrs Dennihan Sugrue's Junior Infants class, from left: . Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Shine At Annual Christmas Concert

December 10, 2015 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

PROUD parents looked on at Presentation Primary School on Wednesday night, as children took part in the school’s Christmas Concert. A whole host of characters came together from shining stars, to Santas, the cast of The Wizard of Oz and of course, there was a section devoted to the nativity. It was clear […]

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Tralee Woman Wins Journalist Of The Year At Irish Magazine Awards

Tralee Woman Wins Journalist Of The Year At Irish Magazine Awards

December 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE woman has won the Journalist Of The Year Award at the Irish Magazine Awards. Oakpark native, Maria Moynihan, won the accolade at a ceremony in Dublin last week for her work with the bimonthly, ‘Irish Country Magazine’. The Irish Magazine Awards are the ultimate accolade for the achievements […]

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At the Kerry College of Further Education taster night were, from left. Zdenek Zupko, Joanne Galvin and Seamus Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Seasonal Treats At KCFE Christmas Cookery Night For Charity

December 10, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

A CHRISTMAS Cookery demonstration and tasting evening raised over €2,000 for St Vincent de Paul. The event was held by Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) on their college campus in Clash last Thursday evening. The college chose to host this event with the support of Kerry ETB to raise […]

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Bomb Disposal Team Called To Cahersiveen Court

Bomb Disposal Team Called To Cahersiveen Court

December 10, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

A CRUDE suspect device has been found on the steps of Cahersiveen Courthouse this morning. The building has been cordoned off and gardaí are at the scene. The library near the courthouse has also been evacuated and sealed off. The Bomb Disposal Team are on their way to the south Kerry town. A […]

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Mental Wellness Services Directory To Be Delivered To Thousands Of Kerry Homes

Mental Wellness Services Directory To Be Delivered To Thousands Of Kerry Homes

December 10, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

HOMES throughout Kerry will receive a free copy of a new mental wellness services directory in the post over the coming week. The Killarney-based voluntary group, Be Aware Prevent Suicide, is distributing 56,000 free copies of ‘Minding Our Minds: A Guide to Supports and Services’ throughout Kerry in a mail […]

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Anne O'Sullivan, Kerry, 4000 member with Brian Purcell, President CPA Ireland
Institute of Certified Public Accountants Ireland Graduation Ceremony
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Ardfert Woman Becomes 4,000th Member Of Accountants Body

December 10, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert woman became the 4,000th member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) at the Institute’s annual conferring ceremony, which took place in Croke Park this week. Anne O’Sullivan, who currently works for Fexco, previously completed a BA and MA in economics in UCC and completed her CPA studies […]

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€590,000 In Funding Announced For IT Tralee

€590,000 In Funding Announced For IT Tralee

December 10, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

  FUNDING of €590,000 has been announced for Institute of Technology Tralee to help meet the cost of much needed facilities and equipment. “This funding is part of a €10 million Infrastructure Maintenance Fund Grant for Institutes of Technology,” said Kerry South Fine Gael Deputy Brendan Griffin, welcoming the news. “It is […]

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Munster Bar owner, John O'Sullivan.

Community Gets Behind The Munster Bar To Fend Off Flooding

December 9, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBLICAN, John O’Sullivan, of the Munster Bar has friends and family to thank for limiting the damage of ‘Storm Desmond’ last Saturday night. As flood waters began to breach the Ballymullen pub, patrons came to help pump water out of the building through the night, limiting damage which could have ran into […]

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Public Gets A Chance To View Display On Irish History At Tralee Library

Public Gets A Chance To View Display On Irish History At Tralee Library

December 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN exhibition portraying Irish history will go on public display tomorrow, to coincide with the launch of the Kerry Plan 2016 to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising, at Tralee Library. Athbheochan na Gaeilge & 1916 will be erected in the library from December 10-17 as part of the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration. This […]

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Colm Cooper To Have Shoulder Operation Next Week

Colm Cooper To Have Shoulder Operation Next Week

December 9, 2015 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY star, Colm Cooper, is to have a minor operation on his shoulder next week. The Dr Crokes man will have the procedure in Santry and it is hoped he will be back on the playing fields in January, at the earliest. He is the latest in a long line of Kerry players […]

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