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Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan of Mercy Mounthawk school.

VIDEO: Girls Go Without Phones For 72 Hours…And Survive!

May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students lived through what many of their peers would consider their worst nightmare at the weekend. Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan, Transition Year students at Mercy Mounthawk took part in the experiment for Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme to give up their phones for 72 hours. And they lived to […]

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Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

May 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR councillor Terry O’Brien says the leaders of the party have to “grow a pair” and make some tough decisions or the party “be non-existent” after the next general election. Cllr O’Brien was speaking at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Sunday after he was re-elected to Kerry County Council. “Labour […]

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Great Night For Rockies At The Track

Great Night For Rockies At The Track

May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Rockies were out in force at the dog track on Saturday night for an Austin Stacks fundraiser to aid the purchase of the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park. One of the highlights of the night was a Bartenders race, with Niall ‘Flash’ O’Shea proving he was lightning quick on […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

Election 2014: McCarthy, Spring, McEllistrim And Locke Win Final Tralee Seats

May 25, 2014 at 8:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over in the race for Tralee Electoral Area seats as four out of the final five candidates left in the race were deemed elected before 7pm tonight. The elected candidates are Thomas McEllistrim (FF), Pat McCarthy (FG), Sam Locke (Ind) and Graham Spring (Lab). There was disappointment for […]

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Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

Election 2014: Ted Fitzgerald’s 40 Years In Tralee Politics Comes To An End

May 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fail’s Ted Fitzgerald has been eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area count bringing an end to 40 years in local politics. Cllr Fitzgerald was elected to Tralee UDC in 1974 and has been a great servant to the town serving both on town and county councils over the years. The […]

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Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

Election 2014: Jim Finucane Fills Sixth Seat In Tralee Electoral Area

May 25, 2014 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER candidate has been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council. Fine Gael’s Jim Finucane was elected after getting 211 extra votes from his eliminated party colleague, Grace O’Donnell. This put him over the quota to give him a vote of 1,671. His surplus of 72 is […]

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Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

Election 2014: Some Good News For Labour As Terry O’Brien Retains Seat

May 25, 2014 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR’S Terry O’Brien has been re-elected to Kerry County Council on the sixth count, making it four candidates elected for the area. There was great celebrations from family and supporters when the presiding officer announced that he had exceeded the quota at around 3.30pm. He got 65 votes after the […]

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Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

Election 2014: Collins Thanks Supporters After Elimination

May 25, 2014 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

INDEPENDENT candidate, Tommy Collins was eliminated on the fifth count in the Tralee Electoral Area elections. He received just six votes from Norma Foley’s surplus which brought him to 731, not enough to keep him in the race. The sixth count, dealing with the distribution of Collins’ votes, is due […]

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Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

Election 2014: Gillian Wharton Slattery Eliminated On Third Count

May 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR Party candidate Gillian Wharton Slattery was eliminated from the Tralee Electoral Area contest on the third count earlier today. She received 29 extra votes from Pa Daly of Sinn Fein’s surplus bringing her total vote to 479. It still left her as the candidate with the lowest amount of votes and […]

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Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

Election 2014: Norma Foley Elected To County Council

May 25, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

NORMA Foley of Fianna Fail has been elected to the County Council for the Tralee Electoral Area in the past hour. There were jubilant scenes when the result was announced around 10.40am, following the distribution of Toireasa Ferris’ surplus, where she got an extra 139 votes to bring her to 1,680. It […]

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Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

Video: Kerry Pride Parade In Tralee

May 25, 2014 at 2:46 am Comments are Disabled

A DAMP and miserable Tralee town centre was certainly livened up on Saturday when the Kerry Pride Festival staged their parade on Saturday. About 50 people took part in the event from the Brandon car park down Princes Street, around by The Brogue, into The Mall and up Denny Street. […]

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CBS pupil Alex Clifford who made his First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning, with his parents Fionnuala and Tim, sisters Paula and Evie and baby Rory. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: First Communion Day For CBS And Derryquay NS

May 25, 2014 at 2:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of celebration for the children of two schools on Saturday when pupils of CBS Primary School and Derryquay NS celebrated their First Holy Communion. St John’s Church was a hive of activity as the CBS youngsters received the sacrament with proud parents and family members looking […]

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Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

Video: The State Of Play In Tralee Electoral Area Going Into Sunday

May 25, 2014 at 2:42 am Comments are Disabled

JUST two of the 14 candidates have been elected to the Tralee Electoral Area of Kerry County Council so far. Toireasa Ferris and Pa Daly of Sinn Fein were elected on the first count on Saturday night before Michael McMahon adjourned the count until Sunday morning at 9am. The first […]

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Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

Video: Pa Daly Says Success Is Thanks To Good Party Strategy

May 25, 2014 at 1:50 am Comments are Disabled

FIRST-TIME candidate Pa Daly was overwhelmed with the vote he received in the Tralee Electoral Area elections to Kerry County Council. He was elected on the first count last night along with his Sinn Fein party colleague, Toireasa Ferris, who topped the poll. The Tralee solicitor garnered 2,122 first preference […]

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Video: ‘Sinn Fein Is The Main Opposition Now’ Says Toireasa Ferris

Video: ‘Sinn Fein Is The Main Opposition Now’ Says Toireasa Ferris

May 25, 2014 at 1:12 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Fein’s Toireasa Ferris topped the poll in the Tralee Electoral Area and said the party is now the main opposition party to the Government. She also said she felt sorry for the ordinary Labour supporters because, as she put it, “the Labour leadership had prostituted themselves for power and abandoned […]

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Election 2014: First Count Result For Tralee Expected Tonight

Election 2014: First Count Result For Tralee Expected Tonight

May 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean at John Mitchels GAA Complex A FIRST count for the Tralee Electoral Area is likely to be announced later tonight with Sinn Fein sitting pretty on top of the poll according to tallies. From the 51 boxes opened in Killarney earlier, tallies suggest that Toireasa Ferris and Pa […]

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Photos: Mounthawk Students Celebrate Graduation Day

Photos: Mounthawk Students Celebrate Graduation Day

May 24, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

OUR Lady and St Brendan’s Church was packed on Friday afternoon as sixth year students from Mercy Mounthawk got together with their families for a special graduation ceremony. The young men and women, who started at the school back in 2008, are busy studying for the Leaving Cert, but this was a last […]

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Election 2014: D-Day Arrives For Candidates

Election 2014: D-Day Arrives For Candidates

May 24, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE voting is over, now the counting begins. The Tralee Electoral Area candidates are facing into a nervous weekend as the ballot boxes were opened this morning over in the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. The ballot boxes from the 143 polling centres throughout the county will have to be sorted, separating […]

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Over 100,000 Views In First Month Of TraleeToday.ie

Over 100,000 Views In First Month Of TraleeToday.ie

May 24, 2014 at 8:44 am 1 comment

WE’RE marking one month up and running here at TraleeToday.ie and we’ve got something to celebrate…thanks to you! In the period from April 24 to May 23 (31 days), the site has surpassed the 100,000 views mark with over 17,000 unique users. People have been logging on to the site in 83 […]

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Video: Hail Mary, Our New Kerry Rose

Video: Hail Mary, Our New Kerry Rose

May 24, 2014 at 1:14 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean RATHMORE has its first ever Kerry Rose as Mary Hickey was picked out of the bunch of 27 contestants on Friday night at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The 26 year old primary school teacher, representing the O’Donoghue Ring Hotel Group, was shocked and delighted when Daithi O Se […]

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Photos: Glamour At The Kerry Rose Selection

Photos: Glamour At The Kerry Rose Selection

May 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Rose selection over now, but earlier on Friday we were there to capture the glamour of the contestants before they took to the stage at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. The 27 ladies were looking amazing and posed for photos with family and friends before facing their interviews with host […]

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Gemma Tells Incoming Kerry Rose to ‘Savour The Year’

Gemma Tells Incoming Kerry Rose to ‘Savour The Year’

May 23, 2014 at 7:39 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THE outgoing Kerry Rose said that whoever is chosen as the new Rose,  they should savour the occasion and give it their all for the year. Gemma Kavanagh from Killarney was speaking at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel before the Kerry Rose Selection took place on Friday night. Mary Hickey from Rathmore was […]

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Ann McGlynn from Manor West casts her vote before heading off to a wedding, at Presentation Primary School on Friday afternoon. Also included is Joan Sheehy and Judith Dillane. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Voter Turnout Running At Just Over 20% By This Afternoon

May 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

VOTING for the local and European elections around town was running at an average of around 22% by 3.30pm on Friday with some polling stations differing greatly in their numbers around that time. TraleeToday.ie visited polling stations around the town in the afternoon to gauge the interest in the election. In Scoil […]

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Models strutting their stuff at the fashion show in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 700 Attend Fantastic Fashion Show

May 23, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean IT really was a memorable night with a party atmosphere when around 700 people attended a fashion show with a difference. Around 70 models with Down Syndrome and learning disabilities, from all over Kerry, strutted their stuff on the catwalk to rapturous applause in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday […]

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‘Kerry Pride Festival’ In Full Swing

‘Kerry Pride Festival’ In Full Swing

May 23, 2014 at 7:30 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week saw the start of the annual Kerry Pride Festival for the LGBTQ community in the county and there’s plenty of events coming up over the weekend in the town. “It’s going really well, we have received fantastic support from the businesses in the town,” said Margaret O’Donoghue of Kerry Pride.  […]

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The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

May 23, 2014 at 7:03 am 11 comments

ONE of Tralee’s most famous hostelries will be back in business this July…and members of the Kirby family will be back with it. Cotter Food & Catering Limited is delighted to announce that the company has purchased Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Rock Street. The Brogue Inn, a “landmark at the bottom of […]

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Rockies Are Going To The Dogs This Friday

Rockies Are Going To The Dogs This Friday

May 22, 2014 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

ARE you still wondering what to do as the weekend approaches? Well the Austin Stacks GAA club night at the dogs is on Friday, May 23 at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. The club, in association with our main evening’s sponsor Quinlan’s Fish Shops & Sea Food Bars, are inviting everyone to share in […]

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Ten More Years On The Air For Radio Kerry

Ten More Years On The Air For Radio Kerry

May 22, 2014 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE Broadcasting Authority of Ireland has signed a ten-year sound broadcasting contract with Radio Kerry, to continue to provide a local, broad-format radio service for listeners in County Kerry. “The BAI is very pleased to sign this contract with Radio Kerry. said the Chairperson of the BAI, Bob Collins. “The service has […]

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Were You In The Balloonagh Class Of ’94?

Were You In The Balloonagh Class Of ’94?

May 22, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be a night of laughter and reminiscing for ex-pupils of Balloonagh Secondary School when they get together next week. The Class of 1994 will reconvene in Stoker’s Lodge on Saturday, May 31 and organisers are hoping for great turnout. One of the organisers, Maureen Quirke, said the reunion is […]

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