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Man Hospitalised After Incident In St Brendan’s Park

Man Hospitalised After Incident In St Brendan’s Park

November 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MAN has been taken to hospital after an overnight incident in St Brendan’s Park.. A woman was arrested at the scene in an unrelated incident. The man was taken to Kerry General Hospital. Gardai have sealed off the house and a technical examination is taking place.

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Council Gets The Lock Gates Back In Operation

Council Gets The Lock Gates Back In Operation

November 12, 2014 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE lock gates have been repaired which means water will can be kept in the canal so rowers will be a welcome, regular sight again. The repairs were made on Tuesday with divers helping Kerry County Council staff and Kelliher crane hire with the operation so the gates can be opened and […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

€1m Paid Out In Compensation For Claims Made Against Tralee Town Council

November 12, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to figures released by Kerry County Council, nearly €1m in compensation was paid out for claims made against Tralee Town Council in less than two years. The figures were released after a motion from Cllr Brendan Cronin at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Council, asking for the figures and the breakdown […]

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23 Year Old Man Arrested In Relation To Double Stabbings Yesterday

23 Year Old Man Arrested In Relation To Double Stabbings Yesterday

November 12, 2014 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

A 23 year old man has been arrested in relation to the double stabbing in Tralee yesterday. He was arrested in Tralee on Tuesday evening November and is being detained at Tralee Garda station under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended. The incident which occurred […]

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Outbreak Of Violence At Rath Cemetery This Lunchtime

Outbreak Of Violence At Rath Cemetery This Lunchtime

November 11, 2014 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX people were arrested after a violent incident at Rath Cemetery this lunchtime, in which one man was injured. The injured person is currently receiving treatment at Kerry General Hospital. The six are being taken into Garda custody at Tralee and Castleisland garda stations after violence broke out after the funeral of a settled Traveller. […]

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Death Of Well Known Former Businessman Willie Ryle

Death Of Well Known Former Businessman Willie Ryle

November 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE death has taken place of well known former businessman, Willie Ryle. Mr Ryle, of Somerville, The Spa, died yesterday. The 79-year old had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease for about 18 years and fought it bravely, but took a turn for the worse over the past month or so. He […]

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Christmas Spraoi Worth Millions To Tralee Says Chamber

Christmas Spraoi Worth Millions To Tralee Says Chamber

November 11, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS is worth millions of euro to Tralee and the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee aims to attract more people than ever to the county’s retail capital for a great festive experience in 2014. Tralee Chamber Alliance and Kerry County Council have teamed up to launch the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee […]

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Gardai Issue Description Of Suspect In Double Stabbing

Gardai Issue Description Of Suspect In Double Stabbing

November 11, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have issued a description of the man they are searching for after a double stabbing in Monavalley this morning. They are now following a definite line of enquiry  after a 47 year old man and his 18 year old son were stabbed. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening, […]

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Man Stabbed In Monavalley Area This Morning

Man Stabbed In Monavalley Area This Morning

November 11, 2014 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN is being treated in hospital in Tralee for stab wounds after he interrupted  an man  breaking into his car at his home in Woodbrook Lawn. The incident happened at the house in the Monavalley estate at 5.50am this morning. Gardaí are at the scene and the man’s injuries are described as non-life-threatening.

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Gardaí Probe Suspicious Approach To Children In North Kerry

Gardaí Probe Suspicious Approach To Children In North Kerry

November 10, 2014 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating a suspicious approach to two boys by a motorist on Saturday morning. The two boys, aged 10 and 12, were on their way home from a shop near Loughanes, Lisselton, at about 11.15am, when a male motorist stopped and asked the boys if they wanted a lift home. The […]

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Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

November 10, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

ENTRY is now open for the seventh annual ‘Kerry Fashion Week Irish Fashion Industry Awards’ in association with Image Magazine. Winner of the KFW15 ‘One to Watch’ will take part in commercial show-space for Irish Design 2015 during, ‘London Fashion Week’ next year. The seventh annual KFW will take place […]

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Two Men Charged With Drug Offences After Seizure

Two Men Charged With Drug Offences After Seizure

November 9, 2014 at 10:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO men have appeared in court charged with drug offences after the seizure of €175,000 of cannabis at Fenit and Barrow at the weekend. David Lidwa (29), with an address at Barrow House, Barrow West Ardfert appeared before the Killorglin District Court on Sunday afternoon charged with possession of cannabis, cultivation of […]

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Two To Appear In Court In Relation To Drug Seizure

Two To Appear In Court In Relation To Drug Seizure

November 9, 2014 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO males are scheduled to appear before a special sitting of Killorglin District Court at 2.30pm today charged in connection with yesterday’s drug seizures in Fenit and Barrow. A female in her 20’s was released late last night and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Claire, Caoimhe and Will Leahy with Paul Galvin at his book signing event at Eason's Tralee on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Crowds Flock To Get Book Signed By Paul Galvin

November 9, 2014 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

PAUL has some pulling power. Hundreds queued up for Paul Galvin’s book signing at Eason’s yesterday but by the end Paul must have been signing something else as Eason’s stock ran out! “This is by far the biggest crowd we’ve ever had. It’s quite a diverse crowd here and since […]

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Gardai Seize €175,000 Of Drugs In Fenit And Barrow

Gardai Seize €175,000 Of Drugs In Fenit And Barrow

November 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

DRUGS worth over €175,000 and a handgun and ammunition were found in Fenit and Barrow in two searches carried out by gardaí in the early hours of this morning. As part of an ongoing operation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kerry area gardaí have seized a […]

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VIDEO: Watch A Teenager Who Overcame The Odds In This Inspirational Clip

VIDEO: Watch A Teenager Who Overcame The Odds In This Inspirational Clip

November 8, 2014 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER Jordan Lee? The Killarney teenager who made the Irish U15 basketball squad this week, despite having been born with just one arm. Fourteen year old Jordan’s story has been featured in just about every national newspaper in the country over the past week, with Jordan even appearing on ‘The […]

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‘In 40 Years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’: ‘Frozen’ Mania Hits Tralee For Christmas

‘In 40 Years I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It’: ‘Frozen’ Mania Hits Tralee For Christmas

November 8, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

EVERY Christmas brings its fad toy that every child wants, but something is different this year. It appears the world has gone ‘Frozen’ mad with merchandise from the Disney animated movie, released last November, causing (welcome) headaches for toy stores trying to keep with demand. Tralee is no different according to Ann Laide […]

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Ryan Daly, Molly Heffernan and Tommy Commane at the Churchill GAA race night at the Oyster Tavern on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Racing In The Oyster For Churchill GAA

November 8, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

CHURCHILL GAA folk gathered in The Oyster Tavern on Friday night for the annual race night fundraiser. The event is one of the main fundraisers of the year for the club. “We’ve been doing this for around ten years. It’s been very well supported with over 200 horses sold. We […]

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Exhibition Is ‘Virtually There’ At The Education Centre

Exhibition Is ‘Virtually There’ At The Education Centre

November 8, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘VIRTUALLY There’, a national exhibition and event tour of work made by artists, children and teachers is currently on show at  The Education Centre, Dromtacker. Launched at the centre last month, the exhibition is based on a project by national arts organisation Kids’ Own which has been running in Northern […]

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Builder Wins €500k, Immediately Goes For Pints With Ticket In Back Pocket

Builder Wins €500k, Immediately Goes For Pints With Ticket In Back Pocket

November 7, 2014 at 5:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE builder who won €500,000 in Tuesday’s Euromillions draw checked his ticket and immediately went off for a few pints with the ticket still in his back pocket. The Kerry man who bought a €6 Quick Pick in Spar Express, Castlemaine Road in Tralee on Tuesday, claimed his prize at National Lottery Headquarters […]

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Denis Brosnan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Denis Brosnan To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

November 7, 2014 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry Group CEO, Denis Brosnan, is the recipient of Listowel Food Fair Lifetime Achievement Award 2014. One of Ireland’s most respected businessmen, the former Tralee resident will be the recipient of the inaugural award which will be presented to him by the Chairman of the Listowel Food Fair Committee, Pierce Walsh, at […]

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Tralee Woman Shortlisted For National Volunteer Award

Tralee Woman Shortlisted For National Volunteer Award

November 7, 2014 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE woman is one of the 30 shortlisted nominees for the Volunteer Ireland Awards 2014. Louise Quill from Ashgrove, is nominated in the International Development Category, for her work and commitment with setting up the Tir na nOg Orphanage in Tanzania. Louise founded the Tir na nOg Orphanage […]

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Chef Mark Doe and David Brick of Tralee Parnells at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark Helps Cook Up Some Funds For Tralee Parnells

November 7, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a miserable Thursday night weatherwise, but thankfully it didn’t deter people from turning up for an early Christmas cooking demo by chef Mark Doe, in aid of a local GAA club. “We thought we’d try something different,” said David Brick of Tralee Parnells Hurling Club. “The whole idea […]

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Trip Down Memory Lane At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Celebration

Trip Down Memory Lane At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Celebration

November 7, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and a night of celebration will be held in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday the 21st of November to mark the milestone. The event will commence at 6:30pm with a mulled wine reception followed by dinner at 7:30pm.  Music will begin at […]

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Awards Are Simple As ABC For Cleaning Company

Awards Are Simple As ABC For Cleaning Company

November 7, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S ABC Cleaning Services scored another All-Ireland double success for Kerry after winning two top prizes at the Irish Contract Cleaning Association (ICCA) Industry Awards. The Boherbee-based company, which employs 90 staff, wiped the floor with the opposition when securing the “Best Cleaned Premises by a Small Company Award” in […]

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Get Rid Of Unwanted Electricals At Free Recyling Event This Weekend

Get Rid Of Unwanted Electricals At Free Recyling Event This Weekend

November 7, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

YOU’LL get a chance to fling out that broken toaster or other unwanted electrical items at a free electrical recycling collection on Saturday, November 8, from 10am-4pm at Tralee Mart. The European Recycling Platform (ERP) in association with Kerry County Council will hold this event where householders are encouraged to bring along their electrical […]

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Cllr Ferris Slams Gateway Scheme As SF Calls For IDA To Attend Council Meeting

Cllr Ferris Slams Gateway Scheme As SF Calls For IDA To Attend Council Meeting

November 7, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin councillors in Kerry are calling on representatives from Enterprise Ireland and the IDA to attend its next council meeting to discuss the need for  job creation for the county. The motion to be tabled by Cllr Robert Beasley at Monday’s meeting of Kerry County Council. “Of the 46 jobs that were advertised […]

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Man Found Guilty In Tralee Courthouse Of Double Murder

Man Found Guilty In Tralee Courthouse Of Double Murder

November 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 28 year-old man accused of the double murder in Killorglin last year, has been found guilty in Tralee this afternoon. Aurimas Andruska had pleaded not guilty to the murder of Jolanta Lubiene and Enrika Lubyte at their home at 9 Langford Downs, Killorglin on June 16 last year. The 27 year […]

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There Were 72 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In October

There Were 72 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In KGH In October

November 6, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 72 patients waiting on trolleys in the wards and emergency department of Kerry General Hospital in October according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Association (INMO). This is down from the September figure of 91, but is up 20 on the October 2013 number. Nationally, there […]

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Almost €3.5 Worth Of Houses Sold Around Tralee In September

Almost €3.5 Worth Of Houses Sold Around Tralee In September

November 6, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-SIX residential properties worth nearly €3.5m were sold in the Tralee environs in September according to figures from the Property Price Register. The most expensive house sold was in The Spa for €530,000 while the least amount spent on a house was in Hawley Park for €45,000. The total amount spent […]

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