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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Sends Good Wishes To Martin McGuinness On Retirement

January 20, 2017 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris, has sent his best wishes to Martin McGuinness who has retired from electoral politics. Speaking today Deputy Ferris said; “it has been an honour and a privilege to work alongside Martin McGuinness for many years, Martin was instrumental in negotiations leading up to the […]

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Linda Sugrue and Nina Mansfield in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Seán Brings The Christmas Cheer To The Brogue

December 23, 2016 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

IRELAND South MEP, Sean Kelly, was in Tralee yesterday to give people a festive treat in Kirby’s Brogue Inn. The Kilcummin man is home for the Christmas period and decided to treat people to mulled wine and mince pies in the Rock Street hostelry. It was also an opportunity for constituents to […]

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Campaign Urges Kerry’s 10,000 British-Born Residents To Vote In ‘Brexit’ Referendum

Campaign Urges Kerry’s 10,000 British-Born Residents To Vote In ‘Brexit’ Referendum

June 16, 2016 at 2:52 pm 5 comments

AN urgent call has been made for Kerry’s British-born community to make their vote count in the   upcoming UK referendum on EU membership. European Movement Ireland has launched the ‘Post Your Vote’ Appeal. There are 10,362 British-born citizens in Kerry and they are asked to post their vote this weekend to […]

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Ferris Calls For Kerry TDs To Support Sinn Féin’s Rent Bill

June 15, 2016 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has called on his constituency colleagues to support his party’s Rent Certainty Bill which will be voted on in the Dáil tomorrow. Fianna Fáil has signalled that it will vote with Fine Gael and government Independents to reject rent certainty which, he says, will […]

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Ferris Blasts Insurance Industry And Government Over Car Insurance Premium Hikes

April 12, 2016 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has strongly criticised both the insurance industry and the last Government after he was contacted by Kerry motorists saying their insurance premiums have risen by as much as 40 per cent in twelve months. In one instance he said a man was quoted €3,000 despite having over 5 years experience and a clean driving record. […]

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Martin Ferris To Visit US For St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 16, 2016 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris will visit the East coast of the United States to take part in St Patricks Day and 1916 celebrations. The trip takes in Boston, Springfield Tampa, Miami and New York State and will focus on ongoing developments in Ireland and Irish emigrant issues including the undocumented […]

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VIDEO: Michael Struts His Stuff On The Catwalk Ahead Of Heading Back To The Dáil

VIDEO: Michael Struts His Stuff On The Catwalk Ahead Of Heading Back To The Dáil

March 10, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Healy-Rae bandwagon rolled up to Kildare Street this morning and there was a hooley on the street for the supporters (see video below). But before Michael headed up to the capital, he was in Ballyroe last night to strut his stuff on the catwalk to help raise funds for […]

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Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council To Travel To US For St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Cathaoirleach Of Kerry County Council To Travel To US For St Patrick’s Day Celebrations

March 7, 2016 at 5:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Pat McCarthy will travel to the United States next week for a number of events to coincide with St Patrick’s Day. Cllr Pat McCarthy will visit Philadelphia, Washington DC and New York. He will be accompanied by Tourism Officer with Kerry County Council, […]

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PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

PHOTOS: Curtain Comes Down On A Weekend Of Drama In Killarney

February 29, 2016 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S all over now…for the moment anyway. An exhausting weekend in Killarney for candidates and their loyal supporters came to an end on Sunday night after all the successful politicians had been elected just after 8pm. Brendan Griffin, Martin Ferris and John Brassil were hoisted on high by their supporters and the […]

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How Twitter Reacted To The Massive Healy Rae Vote

How Twitter Reacted To The Massive Healy Rae Vote

February 28, 2016 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

IT has been a simply remarkable weekend for the Healy Rae clan as they will have two representatives in the next Dáil. Michael was elected on Saturday night after 11pm with over 20,000 first preference votes – the most in the country – and Danny follows today. Of course this has […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Blasts Government’s Health Record As Minister Varadkar Arrives In Town

February 19, 2016 at 9:56 am 1 comment

SINN Féin TD Martin Ferris has blasted Fine Gael’s record on health as Minister Leo Varadkar prepares to visit the newly renamed University Hospital Kerry today. “Fine Gael’s legacy in health is chaos in emergency departments, people waiting on hospital trolleys for days on end, endless waiting lists, and children denied essential treatments,” said Deputy […]

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VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

VIDEO: Timelapse Clip Shows How ‘Pixie’ And Friends Made That Beach ‘Election Poster’

February 18, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that sand art ‘election poster’ for Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman which went viral earlier this week. Well the independent candidate on the Right2Change platform has just released a time-lapse video showing how it was done. The event took place on Monday at the beach in Pixie’s hometown of Ballybunion and garnered national […]

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PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

PHOTO: Pixie’s Magical Way Of Getting Election Message Across On The Beach

February 16, 2016 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the flyers are, well, flying through the letterboxes and posters are aplenty on poles around town, a Kerry candidate in the forthcoming election has taken a more novel and environmentally friendly way of getting his message across in his home town. Michael ‘Pixie’ O’Gorman from Ballybunion is running as […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Candidates Form Coalition To Defeat Elysha And Friends At Musical Launch

February 16, 2016 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL politicians showed showed some pretty good skills at a special 5-a-side soccer match on stage at Siamsa Tíre on Sunday morning. The unusual location was apt, as the event was held to launch Tralee Musical Society’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Beautiful Game’, which will be performed at the venue […]

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Spring Chosen At Labour Convention To Contest General Election

Spring Chosen At Labour Convention To Contest General Election

October 20, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

  ARTHUR J Spring TD was selected on Monday evening at the Kerry Labour Party Convention in Tralee, as the candidate to represent the party in the next general election. Deputy Arthur Spring was  the sole candidate going forward for nomination at the convention which was chaired by Cork-based Senator John Gilroy. […]

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Deputy Tom Fleming speaking at the protest against water charges on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fleming Says No Funding For Farranfore-Killarney Road Development Is Severe Blow To County

October 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY TD has described the omission of the Killarney to Farranfore N22 proposed road development from the Government’s recently announced €42bn investment plan, as a severe blow for the county. Kerry South Independent TD, Tom Fleming, has described the decision as a massive setback to the infrastructural needs of the county. Deputy […]

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PHOTOS: Crowd Gathers At The Right2Water Bill Burning Demonstration

PHOTOS: Crowd Gathers At The Right2Water Bill Burning Demonstration

August 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  ANTI-WATER Charge campaigners and protesters again showed their defiance of Irish Water and the Government in the Square yesterday evening as they publicly burnt their bills. THE Kerry Branch of the Right2Water movement were the group behind the event as they encouraged everyone present to avoid payment of their water bills. […]

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Labour TD Wants Your Views On How Best To Help Reform Childcare

Labour TD Wants Your Views On How Best To Help Reform Childcare

August 6, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY North/West Limerick Labour Deputy Arthur Spring is encouraging parents in Kerry to give their views on how best to reform the childcare system, all as part of the new Labour Party campaign. Deputy Spring is asking people to partake in a short online questionnaire and submit their thoughts on […]

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Kerry general election candidate, Michael 'Pixie' O'Gorman, speaking at a Right2Water demonstration last May. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Anti-Water Charges Group To Burn Their Bills In Tralee Demonstration Next Week

August 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

  ANTI Water Charge campaigners and protesters will again highlight their defiance of Irish Water and the Government with an intention to burn their bills in public next week. The local Right2Water movement have organised the event for next Wednesday August 12 at 7pm in the Square in what is sure to attract […]

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Fianna Fáil Leader Meets The Public On Tralee Walkabout

Fianna Fáil Leader Meets The Public On Tralee Walkabout

July 3, 2015 at 3:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MICHEÁL Martin was out and about in Tralee on Thursday as the Fianna Fáil party gears up for next year’s general election. While his predecessor was being grilled at the banking inquiry in Dublin about the economic crisis which brought the country to its knees, the current party leader looked relaxed on a sunny […]

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Government’s €250m Plan For South West To Create 40,000 Jobs In Five Years

Government’s €250m Plan For South West To Create 40,000 Jobs In Five Years

July 3, 2015 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE Government has launched a ‘South West Action Plan for Jobs’ as part of its €250m regional jobs strategy with the aim of creating 40,000 jobs over the next five years. The South West Plan will cover the Kerry/Cork Region and will target sectors of the economy such as agri-food, tourism, life […]

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New Mayors Of Tralee And Kerry To Be Appointed On Monday

New Mayors Of Tralee And Kerry To Be Appointed On Monday

June 19, 2015 at 4:01 pm 1 comment

  THE positions of Mayor of Tralee and Mayor of Kerry will be formally decided at meetings of the municipal districts and Kerry County Council on Monday. It’s understood that Pat McCarthy from Ballymac will become the new Mayor of Kerry, while Tom McEllistrim will be the new Mayor of Tralee. The […]

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Michael Healy-Rae Gets Taoiseach To Agree To Radio Kerry Interview

Michael Healy-Rae Gets Taoiseach To Agree To Radio Kerry Interview

May 27, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY South TD Michael Healy-Rae had an unusual request for the Taoiseach last night in the Dáil, eventually getting him to agree to be interviewed on Radio Kerry. During the Order of Business on Tuesday evening, Healy-Rae said to Enda Kenny that he was the only Taoiseach to have refused to go on Radio Kerry […]

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Kerry Says ‘Yes’ To Same-Sex Marriage

Kerry Says ‘Yes’ To Same-Sex Marriage

May 23, 2015 at 5:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  LIKE most of the country, the people of Kerry have given the nod for same-sex couples to get married as the final results from the two constituencies are in. In the Kerry North/West Limerick constituency, 55.5% voted ‘Yes’ and 44.5% voted ‘No’. There was a 57.2% turnout with 19,678  voting Yes and […]

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People Advised To Check Voting Cards Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Referenda

People Advised To Check Voting Cards Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Referenda

May 21, 2015 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THOSE who are heading to vote tomorrow are advised by the county registrar to double check their polling cards to see where they will cast their vote ahead of the referenda tomorrow. Thousands of people are expected to turn out for the referenda on same sex marriage and the lowering […]

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John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

March 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLLR John Brassil has been selected to be the Fianna Fail candidate for the Kerry constituency at the next General Election. Cllr Brassil was elected at the Fianna Fail convention held tonight. In the first count, with a quota of 597, Cllr Tom McEllistrim got 406 votes followed by […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

March 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

  HUNDREDS took to the streets of Tralee for an anti-water charges protest yesterday. After the huge numbers marched in Dublin last weekend, the local protest was organised by Right2Water Kerry and they came from all over the county to again voice their opposition to Irish Water. The march was organised […]

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Martin Ferris.

Martin Ferris Selected By Kerry Sinn Fein To Run In Next General Election

March 13, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

MARTIN Ferris was selected last night to be the Sinn Féin party’s candidate in the Kerry constituency at next General Election. Party members chose Deputy Ferris at the Kerry Sinn Féin selection convention in the Meadowlands Hotel. “It is a huge honour to be selected to represent Sinn Féin and this county […]

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Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

March 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin North Kerry/West Limerick TD, Martin Ferris has called on Kerry’s government TDs to do more to stop home repossessions following reports yesterday  that 175 civil bills had been lodged while 33 repossession orders were granted in Kerry up to January 1st this year (see graphics below). “Government policy is facilitating the repossession of Family Homes […]

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Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

Cathal Foley Elected Chairperson Of Kerry Sinn Féin Board

February 23, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin elected a new officer board at the AGM of it’s Comhairle Ceantair in Tralee last Thursday evening. Former Tralee town councillor Cathal Foley was selected to replace outgoing chairperson Ristéard Ó Fuaráin. Robert Brosnan from Lispole was elected as Vice-Chairperson. Outgoing secretary Yvonne Sugrue from Ballybunion was returned. The […]

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