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An Garda Síochána Issues Apology To Joanne Hayes Over ‘Baby John’ Investigation

An Garda Síochána Issues Apology To Joanne Hayes Over ‘Baby John’ Investigation

January 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

IN a press statement issued this afternoon, the An Garda Síochána has apologised to Joanne Hayes over the handling of their investigation into the death of ‘Baby John’ whose body was found with multiple injuries on White Strand Beach in Caherciveen, on April 14 1984. The apology comes as An […]

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Status Orange Weather Warning As Storm Fionn To Hit Kerry

Status Orange Weather Warning As Storm Fionn To Hit Kerry

January 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

THE Wind Warning issued yesterday for Kerry has been elevated to Status Orange. This evening and for a time tonight, Storm Fionn will bring very strong westerly winds to Atlantic coastal counties with mean wind speeds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of up to 120 km/hr, strongest near […]

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Funding of €11m For Tralee Northern Relief Road

Funding of €11m For Tralee Northern Relief Road

January 16, 2018 at 1:25 pm 0 comments

FUNDING of over €11m has been announced for the completion of the Tralee Northern Relief Road as part of the 2018-21 Capital Plan Review. The road will link the Bracker O’Regan Road at Monavalley with the Forge Cross roundabout at the top of the Oakpark Road near the IT Tralee. €32 […]

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Tralee Woman Appointed To Board Of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

Tralee Woman Appointed To Board Of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists

January 16, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

A TRALEE woman has been appointed as the first Kerry representative to executive board of Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. Dr Corinne Evans, who is based in High Street been a full practising member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists since 1995. “I am thrilled to have been chosen for the executive […]

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Samaritans Tralee Branch welcome the Public in For ‘Brew Monday’ in Tralee . Pictured were Therase Loughlin  Tralee , Cllr Norma Foley Mayor of Tralee and Mandy Landers Tralee .
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WITH This Monday infamously branded ‘Blue Monday’ by the media, the local branch of the Samaritans are asking the public make it a little easier by joining them for a fundraiser.

‘Blue Monday’ is somehow regarded as the day the Christmas bills accumulate and well-intentioned new year resolutions fall by the wayside. The cold and rain doesn’t help much either.

The good people in the Kerry branch of the Samaritans have decided to turn this on its head by calling the third Monday in January ‘Brew Monday’.

They are asking you to join others by getting together with friends, family or work colleagues for a free cuppa and a chat and maybe even have a bit of craic at their free coffee morning in Tralee International Resource Centre, 13-14 St Patrick’s bungalows, Boherbee, Tralee, next Monday   from 10am-1pm.

Everyone is welcome to come along and have a cuppa and a catch up. There will also be a donation box on the day to help cover the cost if anyone wishes to donate to the Kerry branch of the Samaritans.

The Samaritans free phone number is available to anyone 24/7 on 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org

Samaritans Hold ‘Brew Monday’ Event In TIRC

January 16, 2018 at 10:19 am 0 comments

WHILE yesterday has been infamously branded ‘Blue Monday’ by the media, the local branch of the Samaritans made it more palatable with a fundraiser and a chance for people meet up. ‘Brew Monday’ saw them invite the public for a free cuppa and a chat and a bit of craic at […]

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Rise In Drink-Driving And Drug-Driving Incidents Last Year

Rise In Drink-Driving And Drug-Driving Incidents Last Year

January 16, 2018 at 10:18 am 0 comments

THERE was a 10% rise in drink-driving cases last year on 2016 figures and young male drivers are still the biggest offenders, according to figures from the Kerry Garda Division. The statistics were given by Garda Chief Superintendent Tom Myers at the meeting of the Joint Policing Committee on Friday. […]

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North Kerry Football Coiste na nÓg making presentations to 3 members of the victorious Kerry minor team at the awards night night held in Christys "The Well" Listowel on Thursday night last. L-r Tom Moran Coiste na nÓg, Barry Mahony St Senans, Adam Donoghue Desmonds, Eddie Browne Listowel Emmets, Sean Moriarty Coiste na nÓg, and John Ross Coiste na nÓg. Photo by John Stack

Young Players Honoured At North Kerry Coiste na nÓg Awards

January 16, 2018 at 10:17 am 0 comments

THE first North Kerry Board Coiste-na-nOg Awards night in association with McElligotts Oil, Asdee was held last Thursday night, in Christy’s The Well, Listowel. The guests of honour were our three victorious Kerry minors from the Board, Adam Donoghue (Castleisland Desmonds), Barry Mahony (St. Senans) and Eddie Browne (Listowel Emmets). […]

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An Garda Síochána

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries In Abbeydorney And Milltown

January 15, 2018 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are asking the public for any information regarding two burglaries in Abbeydorney and Milltown over the past week. In Abbeydorney, on Friday, January 12, between 10.30am and 1pm, there was around €6,000 worth of tools taken from a person’s garage. If anyone has been offered tools for sale or […]

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Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information About Christmas Crib Vandalism

Gardaí Renew Appeal For Information About Christmas Crib Vandalism

January 15, 2018 at 3:39 pm 1 comment

GARDAI are again asking for members of the public to assist them in their investigation into the damage caused to the crib in the Square at Christmas. On the night Saturday, December 23, at around 11.30pm, a group of three or four youths were seen next to the crib. Soon […]

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REPORT: Warriors Win In The West To Make It Five In A Row

REPORT: Warriors Win In The West To Make It Five In A Row

January 15, 2018 at 2:27 pm 0 comments

Alan Cantwell on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors victory in Galway at the weekend… Moycullen 73 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 76 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors started 2018 as they finished 2017 with an edge of the seat Super League win this time against Moycullen at the Kingfisher Arena at NUIG on Saturday night. Just […]

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‘Running For The Bus’ Raises €44,000 For Local Charity

‘Running For The Bus’ Raises €44,000 For Local Charity

January 15, 2018 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

KERRY Cancer Support Group (KCSG) has received an incredible €44,000 after a series of fundraising events in the past year. KCSG was approached a year ago by Breda Lynch and Siobhan Kelliher from the ‘Glenflesk ag Rith’ running group with an idea that they wanted to do a series of […]

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It’s About To Get Very Windy Over The Next Few Days

It’s About To Get Very Windy Over The Next Few Days

January 15, 2018 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

THE forecast isn’t great for Kerry over the next few days as Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow Wind Warning for tonight until the early hours of Wednesday. The warning is for the entire western seaboard — Donegal, Galway, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick — and comes […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance CEO To Revert To Full-Time Role In Aquadome

Tralee Chamber Alliance CEO To Revert To Full-Time Role In Aquadome

January 15, 2018 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Chamber Alliance (TCA) CEO, Kieran Ruttledge, is reverting to his full-time job as Chief Executive of the Aquadome at the start of February, coinciding with the decision to restructure TCA. This was announced today by the Chairman of the Aquadome, Denis Reen. Originally seconded to the Chamber Alliance for […]

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Gardaí Arrest Second Man In Relation To Incident In Castleisland

Gardaí Arrest Second Man In Relation To Incident In Castleisland

January 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a badly injured man at St. Stephens Park, Castleisland,  in the early hours of  Sunday morning have arrested a second man. The man in his 20s was arrested this morning, 15th January 2017 and is detained at Tralee Garda Station under Section 4 of the criminal […]

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There’s A Party On The Mall And You’re All Invited

There’s A Party On The Mall And You’re All Invited

January 15, 2018 at 11:26 am 0 comments

TO celebrate the re-opening of The Mall and the completion of significant enhancement works in Tralee Town centre over the past year, Kerry County Council, Tralee Chamber Alliance and Tralee town centre traders have organised a street party and fun day which will take place on Saturday next, January 20. […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle Plans 10 Miler And 5k Race For February

January 15, 2018 at 9:49 am 0 comments

AFTER holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has another race planned for next month which is sure to attract running enthusiasts. The Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, February 18 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. […]

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Susan O'Connell, Lulget Toplli and Abigail McDonnell at the Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre Christmas Party in No.4 On The Square on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre Staff Enjoy Belated Christmas Party

January 15, 2018 at 9:28 am 0 comments

WHILE many of us were out partying before Christmas, many other businesses couldn’t spare the time as they were so busy catering for customers during the festive period. Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre was one such business but Saturday night was an occasion to treat the staff to a Christmas […]

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An Garda Síochána

All Areas Of Crime Increased In Kerry Last Year

January 15, 2018 at 9:27 am 0 comments

THERE has been an increase in all areas of crime in the past 12 months on 2016 figures, according to statistics from the Kerry Garda Division. The figures, which compared 2o16 and 2017 stats, were revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting in Killorglin on Friday. In the area of […]

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Man Arrested After Discovery Of Badly Injured Man In Castleisland

Man Arrested After Discovery Of Badly Injured Man In Castleisland

January 14, 2018 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

Gardaí investigating the discovery of a badly injured man at St. Stephens Park, Castleisland, in the early hours of this morning have made an arrest. A man (19 years) was arrested this afternoon and is currently detained at Tralee Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal […]

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REPORT: Kerry Enjoys Ten-Point Win Over Cork In Munster Hurling League

REPORT: Kerry Enjoys Ten-Point Win Over Cork In Munster Hurling League

January 14, 2018 at 9:27 pm 1 comment

A big win for the Kerry hurlers in Tralee today in the Munster Hurling League reported on by Mike O’Halloran… Kerry 1-23 Cork 1-13 A well deserved win for the Kerry hurlers over Cork, the margin was ten points but it could easily have been sixteen points as Kerry had […]

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Liam Boyle (centre) with sons Aidan, Kenneth, Colm, Mikey, Padraig and Liam at the Ballyduff GAA Club Victory Social at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballyduff GAA Celebrates In Style At Victory Social In The Rose Hotel

January 14, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

  IT’S been a very good year for Ballyduff GAA. The men from north Kerry claimed their 25th Kerry SHC title in October when they beat Lixnaw at the second time of asking, thus moving ahead of great rivals Kilmoyley in the county’s pecking order. It’s a cause for celebration […]

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Amy O'Brien, Norma and Cathal Scanlon and Lorraine Goodall at the finish of the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 People Hit The Road For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk

January 14, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain cleared up and stayed dry for the hundreds of people who set off on a 6k walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. The walk, organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland, was held in tandem with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ walks around […]

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Anne O'Riordan, Margaret O'Shea, Annette Dineen, Joan O'Sullivan and Margaret Hayes at the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle from St Pats GAA Club on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Dry Day For The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

CYCLING enthusiasts turned out in good numbers on Saturday morning in Blennerville for the annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. Around 120 participants of varying ages set off from St Pats GAA Club to head to Castleisland and back in the cycle to remember the local musician and keen cyclist. Jimmy […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Every week we compile the best of photos posted on Twitter and Instagram about and around Tralee. Here’s what you’ve been snapping this week…  If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee in it and we’ll see it)… You can’t beat Banna… A sunny Banna Beach #Tralee #TraleeBay […]

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Roger Harty: Lila

Roger Harty: Lila

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am 1 comment

I CAME across the term ‘Lila’ (sometimes spelled Leela) a few years ago and found it most interesting. It is of Sanskrit and Hindu origin from the East and can loosely be translated as a ‘Divine Play’. From a Western point of view it would be ok to suggest that […]

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The recipients of the Tralee Municipal District Awards with Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley. Bak from left; Conor Horgan (KDYS), Josh Saunders (KDYS), Fr Ger Godley (KDYS), Dawn Roberts (Tralee Soup Kitchen) and Collette Price (Tralee Soup Kitchen). Front from left; Dr Rizwan Khan, Maypr Norman Foley and Patrick McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Worthy Recipients Of Tralee Municipal District Awards

January 13, 2018 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council Awards were handed out on Friday evening at council building and there were four very worthy recipients. Patrick McCarthy, Dr Rizwan Khan, Tralee Soup Kitchen and Kerry Diocesan Youth Service were all commended for their achievements and contribution to the community […]

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Catherine Rahilly, Mark O'Sulivan and Lisa Mulvihill at the heat of The Big Quiz Ireland in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland in O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Taking On ‘The Big Ireland Quiz’ In O’Donnells

January 13, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain and the wind howled outside, so fair play to the people who showed up to support a great cause last night. The Big Ireland Quiz is a fundraising event for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland and the Kerry heat took place in O’Donnell’s Mounthawk on Friday night. The two winning […]

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That Friday Feeling When You Collect €50,000 From The National Lottery

That Friday Feeling When You Collect €50,000 From The National Lottery

January 13, 2018 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A LUCKY player from Kerry had a very good Friday when she collected her winnings from National Lottery HQ yesterday. The woman, who remains anonymous, scooped the €50,005 TellyBingo snowball prize on December 14, a win that would banish the January blues. The winning Kerry lady, who is a regular TellyBingo […]

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CBS And Mounthawk Students Excel At BT Young Scientist Exhibition

CBS And Mounthawk Students Excel At BT Young Scientist Exhibition

January 13, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

PROJECT from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School and CBS The Green came third in their group categories in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition in Dublin yesterday. Olivia Moriarty and Tamila Khussainova’s investigation into the teaching and learning of Junior Certificate Physics and the promotion of STEM to female students received third […]

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New Contract Signed For PSO For Kerry Dublin Route

New Contract Signed For PSO For Kerry Dublin Route

January 13, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a good day for Kerry Airport. First it was revealed that Ryanair will continue its Kerry-Faro route this summer. Then a new contract for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) air route between Kerry and Dublin for the next four years was announced. The contract will be operated by Stobart and they will […]

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