POLITICS

Sinn Fein Deputy Martin Ferris.

Ferris: Adams Arrest Was “Politically Motivated”

May 1, 2014 at 11:49 am 0 comments

SINN Fein North Kerry Deputy, Martin Ferris, said the arrest of Gerry Adams last night, to answer questions in relation to the disappearance and murder of Jean McConville,  was “politically motivated”. The Ardfert politician was speaking on Radio Kerry’s ‘Kerry Today’ programme on Thursday morning. “This was politically motivated, the intent is […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm 0 comments

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am 0 comments

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

April 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

“If I don’t get elected because of my involvement with the international community, LGBT and the Traveller movement, then that’s fine with me. I’d rather have done five years decent work in supporting minority groups than being elected year after year and turning my back on them.” Dermot Crean meets […]

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No Posters On Poles Before Polls

No Posters On Poles Before Polls

April 23, 2014 at 9:28 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming European and Local Elections not to erect election posters on road traffic signs or poles carrying road traffic signs. Additionally, the Council is advising against hanging banners and posters from road overbridges and pedestrian bridges, as they could become loose or […]

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Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

April 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm 1 comment

Dermot Crean meets the political veteran who has not lost his enthusiasm for Tralee after over 40 years of community service. JOHNNIE Wall is a busy man. The Ballinorig man, with over 40 years service to Fianna Fail, is running as an independent in May’s local elections and he still has […]

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