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Thefts From Vehicles In Moyderwell And Ballinorig/Lee Drive Areas

Thefts From Vehicles In Moyderwell And Ballinorig/Lee Drive Areas

February 10, 2020 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing to people to lock their cars after thefts from vehicles in parts of Tralee last week. On Tuesday, February 4 and Friday, February 5, there were items taken from five cars in the Moyderwell and the Ballinorig/Lee Drive area of town. Gardaí are asking drivers to lock […]

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Danny Healy Rae Within Touching Distance After Fourth Count

Danny Healy Rae Within Touching Distance After Fourth Count

February 10, 2020 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE fourth count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon saw Danny Healy Rae move closer to retaining his seat after gaining a number of transfers. The count saw the distribution of  2,135 votes from Sonny Foran (Aontú), John Bowler (Irish Freedom Party), Ted Cronin (Ind) and Sean […]

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Foley Moves Further Ahead Of Brassil After Third Count

Foley Moves Further Ahead Of Brassil After Third Count

February 10, 2020 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PA Daly’s surplus of 2,788 didn’t see anyone elected after the Kerry constituency third count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this afternoon, but it moved a few candidates closer to the finish line. Danny Healy Rae received 729 of the Sinn Féin candidate’s votes to put leave him […]

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Met Eireann.

Another Wind Warning To Take Effect In Kerry From Tonight

February 10, 2020 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s no let up. With a Status Orange Wind Warning already in place until 8pm tonight, Met Eireann has now issued a Status Yellow Wind Warning for Kerry to take effect from then until 8pm on Tuesday night. They say strong westerly winds will continue with mean speeds of 50 […]

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Danny Healy Rae.

Danny Healy Rae And Brendan Griffin Still Well Short Of Quota After Second Count

February 10, 2020 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT could be a while yet. Independent TD Danny Healy Rae didn’t receive as much of his brother Michael’s surplus of 3,873 as expected at the Kerry constituency second count at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre this morning. There are three seats left to be filled and while Danny […]

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Pa Daly held aloft by supporters at the count centre tonight.

Sinn Féin’s Pa Daly And Michael Healy Rae Elected On The First Count

February 9, 2020 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first count result from the Kerry Constituency is in from Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and it’s no surprise that it reflects the tally results from earlier today. Independent Michael Healy Rae and Sinn Féin’s Pa Daly, were elected on the first count tonight with the Kilgarvan man topping […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

Status Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry

February 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann has upgraded their wind warning for Kerry to Status Orange for tomorrow morning. Storm Ciara will continue to produce very strong westerly winds in coastal areas with mean speeds of 65-80km/h and gusts generally between 110 and 130km/h. A combination of Spring Tides and high seas will result […]

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The Final Tallies Are In And It’s Clear Where The Seats Are Going

The Final Tallies Are In And It’s Clear Where The Seats Are Going

February 9, 2020 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE final tallies are in from the count centre in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre and it’s clear that it will be as you were in terms of which parties/independents take the seats in the Kerry constituency. Michael Healy Rae and his brother Danny Healy Rae will be back in […]

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Two New Weather Warnings Issued For Whole Country

Two New Weather Warnings Issued For Whole Country

February 9, 2020 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE worst of the wind and rain may have passed, but we’re not out of the woods yet. Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind warning for Ireland from now until Monday at noon. They have also issued a Status Yellow Snow/Ice warning for Ireland for a 48 hour period, valid […]

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Kay de Barra, Lorraine Lyne, Tara Collins, Sally O'Hara, and Sean McElligott at the 'Mr & Mrs Strictly Come Dancing' at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cheering On The Couples At ‘Strictly’ Last Night (Part 2)

February 9, 2020 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

AS we told you earlier, it was a night filled with entertainment at Ballyroe Heights Hotel for ‘Mr & Mrs Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Tralee Musical Society. The married couples lit up the dancefloor to the delight of the audience who lapped up the entertainment and in the end […]

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Early Tallies Reveal Strong Showing For Healy Raes And Pa Daly

Early Tallies Reveal Strong Showing For Healy Raes And Pa Daly

February 9, 2020 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the terrible weather, the turnout in Kerry for the General Election is estimated at around 66%, down on 70.73% in 2016. Now it’s time for the candidates to find out how the public voted and the boxes are currently being opened at the count centre in Killarney Sports and […]

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Craig Lynch and Karl Noctor of IT Tralee who won gold at an event in Dublin.

IT Tralee Students Win Gold At National Event In Dublin

February 9, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

TWO IT Tralee National Culinary Apprenticeship students won gold at Food and Bev Live 2020. One of Ireland’s largest hospitality and culinary events, Food and Bev Live 2020 took place in Dublin last week. and the ITT Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism Department were represented in the Chef Ireland competitions, […]

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Christopher and Claire McDonald performing at the 'Mr & Mrs Strictly Come Dancing' at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy ‘Mr & Mrs Strictly Come Dancing’ In Ballyroe (Part 1)

February 9, 2020 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was an atrocious night outside, but hundreds still came out to the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for ‘Mr & Mrs Strictly Come Dancing’ organised by Tralee Musical Society. Married couples from all over town and beyond took part and had great fun on the dance floor watched by […]

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Nuala Moore.

World Record Breaker And Deep Sea Adventurer For Talk At Meadowlands On Monday

February 9, 2020 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

A GUINNESS World Record holder is hosting a presentation on her swim to the most dangerous waters in the world at The Meadowlands Hotel on this Monday at 7.30pm. Nuala will explain with what it takes to prepare your mind to swim at extreme temperatures, what it takes to lower her […]

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€20,000 Of Suspected Cannabis Herb Seized In North Kerry

€20,000 Of Suspected Cannabis Herb Seized In North Kerry

February 8, 2020 at 9:25 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 20s and seized approximately €20,000 of suspected cannabis herb in Ballylongford,  on Saturday. Shortly before 3.30pm Gardaí from the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, with the assistance of Listowel Gardaí, executed a search warrant at a house in the Ballylongford area. During the course […]

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North Kerry Family Recently Returned From China Being Assessed By Medical Staff

North Kerry Family Recently Returned From China Being Assessed By Medical Staff

February 8, 2020 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A NORTH Kerry who have been travelling recently in China were removed from their home last night by medical staff wearing protective clothing. They were removed by ambulance at around 10pm on Friday and are being assessed as a precautionary measure, after one member complained of feeling unwell with flu-like […]

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Met Éireann Upgrades Wind Warning To Status Orange For Sunday Morning

Met Éireann Upgrades Wind Warning To Status Orange For Sunday Morning

February 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

MET Éireann has upgraded its wind warning for the whole country from Yellow to Status Orange. On Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very strong southwest winds with mean speeds of 65 to 80km/h and gusts generally up to 130km/h. A combination of Spring Tides and high seas as well as […]

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RSA Advising Caution On Roads As Weather Warnings Take Effect

February 8, 2020 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Status Yellow wind warning is now in effect in Kerry until midnight on Sunday, with the rain warning starting from 12 noon until 3pm tomorrow as Storm Ciara makes her presence felt over the weekend. The Road Safety Authority (RSA), is asking road users to exercise caution while using […]

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At the presentation of a cheque for €3,000 from Chain Gang Cycling Club to Kerry Hospice Foundation were, seated from left; Bridie O'Connor, Kerry Hospice; John Murray of Chain Gang; Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice and Fiona Ryle of Chain Gang. Back from left; Declan Murphy,  Avril Hewitt and David Elton of the Chain Gang, Ita Behan of Kerry Hospice and Chris Murray of the Chain Gang. Photo by Dermot Crean

Chain Gang Presents €6,000 To Two Charities After Fundraiser In Nicky’s Memory

February 8, 2020 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds of a fundraiser held in The Meadowlands Hotel a few months ago, were presented to two charities on Friday night. Tralee-based cycling club, the Chain Gang, held a table quiz and a bike raffle in the hotel back on November 15 in aid of Comfort For Chemo Kerry […]

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€50,000 Win For Kerry Prize Bond Holder In Weekly Draw

€50,000 Win For Kerry Prize Bond Holder In Weekly Draw

February 8, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

SOMEONE in Kerry won €50,000 in yesterday’s Prize Bonds draw. So if you have bond number KK 253488, bought back in 2009, you are in for a windfall. Also, the Kerry holder of bond number AQB849581 won €1,000 in the draw. Every Prize Bond is in to win €1 million twice […]

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Know Your Rights: National Minimum Wage And USC

February 8, 2020 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m a full-time minimum wage PAYE worker. Does the increase in the national minimum wage mean that I pay more Universal Social Charge? Answer: The minimum wage increased from €9.80 […]

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Tralee’s Jobless Number Rose Again Last Month

Tralee’s Jobless Number Rose Again Last Month

February 7, 2020 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S live register number increased again in January according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. The number of people signing on in Tralee last month was 3,226, an increase of 81 on December. That’s still a drop of around nine per cent on January 2019 when the […]

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36 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK’s Emergency Department

36 Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK’s Emergency Department

February 7, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are 36 patients waiting on trolleys in the Emergency Department of University Hospital Kerry today according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The hospital’s ED is experiencing a very busy week so far, with 27 patients waiting on trolleys on Thursday, 26 on Wednesday, 24 on […]

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Tralee Toastmasters Want To Help Banish Wedding Speech Worries

Tralee Toastmasters Want To Help Banish Wedding Speech Worries

February 7, 2020 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Toastmasters club will host a mock wedding ceremony at their next meeting, at Kerins O’Rahilly’s clubhouse at 8pm, on Monday, February  17. The event promises to be a fun experience for all, while at the same time highlighting the speaking skills that can be acquired though membership of the […]

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Information Sessions On Rates Revaluation For Businesses

Information Sessions On Rates Revaluation For Businesses

February 7, 2020 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

COLLABORATING with all the Chambers in Kerry and the IHF, Tralee Chamber Alliance has organised two events to inform business owners on the implications for their business with the forthcoming Rates Revaluation process. This Revaluation process has financial implications for all businesses in Kerry as they undergo a revaluation of […]

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Men Charged In Relation To Kerry Burglaries

Men Charged In Relation To Kerry Burglaries

February 6, 2020 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE three men arrested in relation to burglaries in Limerick and Kerry on Wednesday have been charged. All three are due to appear before Dublin District Court (CCJ) of Friday, February 7 at 10.30am. Gardaí arrested the three men in relation to four burglaries of retail premises in the North Kerry […]

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Maureen O'Brien with Noel and Sheila Hartnett looking forward to the fundraiser.

Noel And Sheila To Stage Concert In Aid Of Recovery Haven

February 6, 2020 at 1:13 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL-known local musician Noel Hartnett and his wife Sheila are inviting music and dancing fans to come along to the Ballygarry House Hotel  for a night of music and dance in aid of the Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House. Noel and Sheila have enlisted the support of favourites  P.J Murrihy and Patrick O’Sullivan to perform at what promises […]

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Met Éireann Issues Wind And Rain Warnings For Weekend As Storm Ciara Approaches

Met Éireann Issues Wind And Rain Warnings For Weekend As Storm Ciara Approaches

February 6, 2020 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

STORM Ciara is coming on Sunday and Met Eireann is preparing the country early by issuing a Status Yellow Wind and Rain warnings for almost the entire weekend. On Saturday, southerly winds will strengthen reaching mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts reaching 90-110km/h. Then on Sunday, Storm Ciara will produce very […]

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Man Dies In Road Traffic Collision In Ballybunion

Man Dies In Road Traffic Collision In Ballybunion

February 6, 2020 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Ballybunion on Wednesday. Shortly before 12pm on February 5, Gardaí received a report of a single vehicle road traffic collision at Lartigue Road, Ballybunion. The alarm was raised when the body of a man in his 70s (sole […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Signs Contracts For 88 New Social Housing Units In Kerry

February 6, 2020 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has signed contracts to start the construction of seven different housing schemes which will add 88 houses to Kerry’s social housing stock. The seven contracts, which are worth a combined €17m, will see the construction of social housing in 22 units in Ardfert, 14 in Kenmare, 10 […]

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