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Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

May 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 16 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today according to INMO ‘Trolley Watch’ figures released this morning. It’s up on the 12 patients who were waiting on trolleys yesterday, while nationally today there are 465 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital around the country. The news comes […]

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Tralee Photographer Has Work Featured In Irish Independent

Tralee Photographer Has Work Featured In Irish Independent

May 6, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE photographer has today had two of his photos featured on national newspaper websites as part of a photography contest being held by ‘Top Oil’. Mark O’Sullivan from Caherslee, entered the photos into the ‘Life Unfiltered’ contest which is aimed at amateur photographers and saw his photos published […]

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At the 'Live Life Campaign Cycle Against Suicide' on in Mercy Mounthawk were, from left: Martin Hayes, Vera Murphy, Michelle Darcy, Michael Murphy and Kevin Cooper. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Cycle Against Suicide Visits Mercy Mounthawk

May 6, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 700 hundred cyclists made Mercy Mounthawk their destination on Sunday as the secondary school hosted the Cycle Against Suicide participants. This is the third year of Cycle Against Suicide, which is an event that intends raise awareness of the mental health issues in each town it travels through with […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2015 Contestants

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2015 Contestants

May 6, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose  2015 selection night takes place this Saturday night at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. But who are the ladies taking part? Let’s meet them… AILEEN HURLEY SPONSORED BY VERO MODA Aileen currently works as a sales assistant in Vero Moda Tralee. She has a keen interest in fashion and enjoys […]

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Tralee Development Gets Green Light As Govt Announces €6.3m Funding For Kerry

Tralee Development Gets Green Light As Govt Announces €6.3m Funding For Kerry

May 5, 2015 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

  A 12 unit social housing development at Killeen was part of a number of projects given the green light today with the allocation by the Government of €6.3m for Kerry. Overall, it will deliver 28 houses in areas such as Tralee, Killarney and Lixnaw and permit the building of 12 additional […]

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Gardaí Say Number Of Arrests At Killarney Rally Down On Other Years

Gardaí Say Number Of Arrests At Killarney Rally Down On Other Years

May 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI made 21 arrests for public order offences in Killarney over the May Bank Holiday weekend which was down on other years. All in all, the Rally of the Lakes was a great success for businesses with little trouble for the Gardaí with around 20,000 people in town for the event. There […]

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Presentation Girls Raise €750 To Help Little Daniel

Presentation Girls Raise €750 To Help Little Daniel

May 5, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Presentation Secondary School  went above and beyond themselves as they raised over €750 to help out one young boy in his battle against a debilitating disease. Daniel Collins is four years old and suffers from severe medical difficulties such as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalous which have a massive impact on […]

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Launching the Fenit Lifeboat Station Charity Cycle, were members of Fenit Lifeboat, from left: Mike McDonnell, Mike O'Connor, Guy Waugh and Tom McCormick. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fenit Lifeboat Needs Your Help So They Can Help Others

May 5, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

FENIT LIFEBOAT STATION is appealing for people to take part in their annual charity cycle this Saturday to help keep this vital life-saving resource in action. Last year, Fenit Lifeboat had 35 call outs, that’s 35 occasions where people’s lives were in danger. In total there are 25 unpaid volunteer […]

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Series Of Public Meetings On Kerry Tourism Strategy

Series Of Public Meetings On Kerry Tourism Strategy

May 5, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Destination Kerry Tourism Forum, the umbrella body for tourism in the county, established by Kerry County Council, is organising a series of public meetings in relation to the new Kerry Tourism Strategy, 2016-2020. Meetings will take place at seven venues throughout the county over the next two weeks, […]

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Stacks Club To Host RTE All-Ireland Championship Launch

Stacks Club To Host RTE All-Ireland Championship Launch

May 4, 2015 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks GAA Club, Tralee will be rolling out the red carpet and welcoming Marty Morrissey and the RTÉ Radio 1 Sunday Sports team  to the ‘Street of Champions’ this Sunday, May 10. RTE Sports have chosen the home of the Munster and  Kerry Champions as the football club from which to launch the station’s Sunday Game coverage for 2015. The programme will […]

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Non-Locals Spent Nearly €100,000 During Tralee Marathon Stay

Non-Locals Spent Nearly €100,000 During Tralee Marathon Stay

May 4, 2015 at 2:07 pm 1 comment

NON-LOCAL participants in the Tralee Marathon generated almost €100,000 during the event according to a survey by the event organisers. ‘Run The Kingdom’, the management company behind the event, recently published their economic report on the this years Tralee International Marathon. In it, they go into detail about the average age […]

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Tralee Writer Shortlisted For Hot Press Competition

Tralee Writer Shortlisted For Hot Press Competition

May 4, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE student has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Hot Press ‘Write Here, Write Now’  competition. Kerry is represented in the third-level category by David O’Donoghue for Tralee. The prize for the overall winners includes an internship at Hot Press.   “There was a huge level of interest in the […]

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Denise McKenzie, Michelle Quinlan, Aoife McDonnell and Jennifer Conway  at the opening night of Quarters Nightclub on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party People Pack Quarters On Opening Night

May 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

A CAPACITY crowd rocked the opening night of Quarters Nightclub at Godfrey Place on Saturday. After much anticipation over the past few weeks, the doors opened at 9pm where Q14 played a gig in Quarters Live. At 11pm the large queue of people lining up were allowed in to get […]

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Joanne Fitzgerald, Anne Brosnan and Gary Normoyle finishing the BWildered Challenge last year. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Muddy Morning’s Work At ‘BWildered’ Challenge

May 3, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a gruelling but satisfying morning/afternoon for about 250 brave souls who took a unique challenge on Saturday morning. The ‘B-Wildered – The John Lenihan Wilderness Challenge’, sponsored by Lee Strand, with proceeds going to Ballymacelligott GAA Club, took place from 11am at Glanageenty, and it was deemed a very […]

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Vital Family Fun Day To Raise Funds For Shanakill Resource Centre

Vital Family Fun Day To Raise Funds For Shanakill Resource Centre

May 3, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE’LL be a fantastic family fun day held in Shanakill later this month to raise vital funds for the local resource centre. The Shanakill Family Resource Centre will be buzzing with activity on May 15 to celebrate the ‘Day of Families’ kicking off at 2pm with a BBQ, bouncy […]

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Kerry’s April Car Sales Up 42% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry’s April Car Sales Up 42% On Same Month Last Year

May 3, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

  NEW car registrations in Kerry last month were up 42% on the April 2014 figure according to the latest data from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 179 new car registrations in April, up 53 on the 126 sold during the same month in 2014, double […]

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Can You Handle The Dingle Way Challenge?

Can You Handle The Dingle Way Challenge?

May 2, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

A MAJOR fundraiser for a local GAA club will see people take off from town to enjoy the beauty of the west Kerry peninsula all in one day. The St Pats GAA Club 2015 Dingle Way Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 31 and promises to be an exceptional day […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Man Tastes The High Life As Part Of Daft Punk Tribute Act

VIDEO: Tralee Man Tastes The High Life As Part Of Daft Punk Tribute Act

May 2, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

A GOOD idea and a lot of neck has thrusted a man from the Kerries into the world of the rich and famous. Armed with two helmets, Tralee’s Eugene McGrath and his friend James O’Malley have stepped into the spotlight vacated by reclusive electronic music giants Daft Punk and reaped the benefits […]

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Photo by Paul Tearle

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Kids Prepare For Fashion Show

May 2, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School is getting ready to hold its very own fashion show with local celebrities and sports stars all set to take part. The school are organising the event which will take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday, May 14 at 7pm. There will be a star-studded line up on […]

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Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In March

Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In March

May 2, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

FIFTEEN residential properties in the Tralee area fetched €1,604,387 in March, while total Kerry sales exceeded €10m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is a decrease on the 22 residential properties that were sold for over €2.5m in February, and also […]

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Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Festival Of Pride In Tralee

Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Festival Of Pride In Tralee

May 2, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

  THE ‘Kerry Festival of Pride’ will be taking place in town later this month with a whole host of events and activities lined up over the 5 day period. The festival is an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in the Kerry region. It is now […]

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Tralee Schools Come Out On Top in Athletics Competition

Tralee Schools Come Out On Top in Athletics Competition

May 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE school students took home a huge share of wins at an athletics meeting this week. The annual Kerry Colleges Track and Field Championships at An Riocht Athletic Track, Castleisland were held last Tuesday April 28, when over 400 athletes braved the less than desirable conditions to take part in the […]

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CBS The Green teachers on strike were from, left. Finula English, Karen Tobin, Fionn Fitzgerald, Gearldine O'Dwyer, Norah Scanlan and Mairead Cahil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Second Level Teachers To Hold Thursday Lunchtime Protest

May 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  SECOND LEVEL teachers in Tralee and around the country are to hold a lunchtime protest outside their schools next Thursday, May 7. Teachers are objecting proposals for Junior Cycle reform which they say will undermine standards, equity and fairness. The protest is being organised by second-level teacher unions the ASTI […]

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Labour TD for North Kerry, Arthur Spring and Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan speak with children in Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Minister Tours Schools With New Construction Projects In The Pipeline

May 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  MINISTER for Education, Jan O’Sullivan was in Tralee on Thursday and visited three schools with current and future construction projects on stream. Accompanied by Kerry North/West Limerick Labour Deputy Arthur Spring, Minister O’Sullivan began her visit at Blennerville National School, where the new school building is progressing on time […]

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The back of the barge in Blennerville, has been showing up a lot of rust. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Canal Barge Set To Move On…But When?

May 1, 2015 at 12:05 pm 1 comment

PREPARATIONS are being made for the barge moored by Blennerville bridge to leave the area within the next few months. The barge has rested on the canal since 2007 where it had been proposed to be used as a restaurant, but due to the financial climate, plans had to be […]

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At the It Tralee SipITT Fun Triatholon were, from left: Monika Ceran, Ibana McSweeney, Ger Daly, Catriona O'Dwyer and Kate Feeney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ITT Takes On Dangerous Drinking With Fun Triathlon

May 1, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS of students and staff from IT Tralee participated in the SipITT fun triathlon on Wednesday evening. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 10km cycle and a 500m swim. Over a hundred students and staff participated or volunteered as marshals on the night. The winning team consisted of Trevor Dunne […]

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at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year Students Fashion Show at the Ashe Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Strut Their Stuff At The Ashe Hotel

May 1, 2015 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the newly opened Ashe Hotel on Wednesday night, to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. This was the 13th year of the fashion show and the students wore clothes from local retailers in front of around […]

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CONFIRMED: Parents Of Late Rose Purchase Fels Point Hotel

CONFIRMED: Parents Of Late Rose Purchase Fels Point Hotel

May 1, 2015 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

  DICK and Eileen Henggeler, the parents of the late Dorothy Henggeler, the 2011 Washington DC Rose who sadly passed away last year, have succeeded in their bid to purchase Fels Point Hotel in Tralee. The Executive Chairman of the Rose of Tralee International Festival, Anthony O’Gara, will become Managing […]

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40 New Jobs Coming To Kerry Technology Park

40 New Jobs Coming To Kerry Technology Park

April 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  POSITIVE news has emerged on the jobs front with the annoucement that JRI America are looking to entice 40 high skilled workers to fill jobs at its Software Development Centre in Tralee. JRI America are located in the Kerry Technology Park, but also have offices in London, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and New York. […]

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‘It’s Onwards And Upwards From Here’ At Benners Says Der

‘It’s Onwards And Upwards From Here’ At Benners Says Der

April 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new owner of Benners was delighted that the business has finally reopened on Castle Street and says the hotel will breathe more life into that part of town. Benners Hotel opened yesterday and Der O’Sullivan of The Mall Tavern and Delicatessan was at the opening of the new bar there last night where […]

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