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Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

March 4, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another rise in Kerry motor sales last month compared to February last year. There were 359 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 20.88% on February 2014’s figure of 297 units sold. Kerry sales accounted for 2.27% […]

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Put Your Knowledge To The Test At Kare 4 Kidz Quiz Night

Put Your Knowledge To The Test At Kare 4 Kidz Quiz Night

March 4, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

  KARE 4 Kidz, a Kerry-based children’s charity, will be holding a fundraising table quiz in the Fels Point Hotel this Thursday at 8pm. Kare 4 Kidz was set up 4 years ago with the aim of providing financial support to the families of sick children. Grace O’Donnell of Kare […]

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How Twitter Reacted To Paul Galvin’s Return To Kerry Panel

How Twitter Reacted To Paul Galvin’s Return To Kerry Panel

March 4, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

NOT for the first time, Paul Galvin was trending  on Twitter last night after the shock announcement of his return to the Kerry panel after 13 months of retirement. Here is how sports fans near and far reacted on Twitter… Kerry star Paul Galvin in for battle with shock Kingdom return. […]

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Gardaí Question Another Man In Connection With Drugs And Firearm Seizure Last Year

Gardaí Question Another Man In Connection With Drugs And Firearm Seizure Last Year

March 4, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are questioning a man in connection with the seizure of €200,000 worth of cannabis, a firearm and ammunition in Fenit and Barrow back in November. A number of other people have already appeared before the courts in relation to the seizure, but Gardaí made another arrest on Monday afternoon. The 35 year […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Lads Capture Lightning Strike On Camera, Run Like Hell

VIDEO: Tralee Lads Capture Lightning Strike On Camera, Run Like Hell

March 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm Comments are Disabled

REMEMBER that crazy thunder and lightning strike yesterday lunchtime near town which sounded like the end was nigh? Well Shane Doyle and Dylan Enright from Tralee were out walking at about 1.30pm when the bolt hit and they somehow managed to catch it on camera. No wonder they ran like hell […]

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Paul Galvin

Breaking News: Paul Galvin Has Come Out Of Retirement

March 3, 2015 at 7:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A STATEMENT released on the Kerry GAA website has announced that Paul Galvin has come out of retirement and returned to training with the Kerry senior football panel. Eamonn Fitzmaurice, confirmed the shock return of Paul Galvin in a short and sweet statement on the Kerry GAA website. “Paul Galvin […]

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An Inspirational Fighter, Darren Mullery Loses Battle With Cancer

An Inspirational Fighter, Darren Mullery Loses Battle With Cancer

March 3, 2015 at 4:32 pm 1 comment

  DARREN Mullery, who made national news last year with his inspirational video showing him fighting cancer, lost his battle with the disease this morning. He died surrounded by his family at his home in Ardfert. Darren was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in late 2013, but battled with dignity and bravery […]

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Fiona Heaney Named ‘Kerry Fashion Week’ Business Person Of The Year

Fiona Heaney Named ‘Kerry Fashion Week’ Business Person Of The Year

March 3, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  Fiona Heaney, creative director and co-owner of Fee G, has been officially announced as the Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Irish Fashion Business Person of the Year. She will be presented with her Award by Minister for State for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan TD, and Editor in Chief of Image […]

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At The Enable Ireland Cheltenham Preview night in association with Paddy Power at the Fels Point Hotel, were, from left: Jerry Mangan, Con Bailey, Brian O'Connell, Jim Culloty and Phillip Enright. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Stars Of Racing Turn Out For Cheltenham Charity Night

March 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A CHELTENHAM preview night in aid of Enable Ireland, sponsored by Paddy Power took place in the Fels Point Hotel on Monday night. This is the second time Enable Ireland have put on the racing event where the public get to quiz a panel of well known faces in the […]

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VIDEO: Ballyseede Castle Hotel Set To Feature In ‘Ghostcircle’ TV Show On Friday

VIDEO: Ballyseede Castle Hotel Set To Feature In ‘Ghostcircle’ TV Show On Friday

March 3, 2015 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDE Castle Hotel will appear on our televisions this Friday, March 6 as the hotel is investigated for any possible ‘paranormal activity’ taking place within its walls. We reported back in October that the hotel was named as one of the ‘Top 10 Haunted Hotels’ in the world according to TripAdvisor. We’ll […]

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Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

Fifteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys Today At Kerry General Hospital

March 3, 2015 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE are 15 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today according to INMO ‘Trolley Watch’ figures released this morning. It’s up on the 12 patients who were waiting on trolleys yesterday, while nationally today there are 520 patients waiting on trolleys in hospital around the country. Yesterday, the HSE appealed […]

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Orlagh Winters: Fantastic Fashions From Local Retailers

Orlagh Winters: Fantastic Fashions From Local Retailers

March 3, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY there has been a bit of a change in the economy for the good and it is certainly welcomed by all. The retailers in Tralee who have weathered the storm deserve to be supported now and in the future. Independent retailers are the backbone of any town and they will […]

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Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Catalytic Converters In Clash

Gardaí Investigating Theft Of Catalytic Converters In Clash

March 3, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are investigating the theft of catalytic converters from a business Clash Industrial Estate. A business in Clash Industrial Estate was broke into and 30 catalytic converters were stolen. The theft occurred overnight, sometime between Wednesday 8:10pm, February 25 and 7:20am, Thursday,  February 26. Gardaí are appealing to anyone who may have […]

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John Drummey Chosen As New Tralee Chamber Alliance President

John Drummey Chosen As New Tralee Chamber Alliance President

March 3, 2015 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE PR Consultant  has been selected to become the new President of Tralee Chamber Alliance until 2017. John Drummey, who has been the Communications Advisor to Tralee Chamber Alliance since its foundation in 2012, joined the 19-person Board in November 2014 and he was unanimously chosen to become its […]

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Two Lucky To Be Alive After ‘Scumbags’ Throw Sandbags From Overpass

Two Lucky To Be Alive After ‘Scumbags’ Throw Sandbags From Overpass

March 3, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A FATHER and son were lucky to escape serious injury or worse, when two large sandbags smashed into the windscreen of their truck and into the top of the cab, while travelling under the overpass on the Tralee/Killarney Road a few miles from Farranfore. The incident occurred at around 2am when a […]

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Sinn Féin To Select Their Kerry General Election Candidate Next Week

Sinn Féin To Select Their Kerry General Election Candidate Next Week

March 2, 2015 at 9:46 pm 1 comment

  SINN Féin will have one candidate contesting the next general election in the Kerry constituency and that person will be selected next week. In a statement released by Kerry Sinn Féin tonight, the party announced that it will hold its candidate selection convention for the next general election in Kerry on Thursday, March […]

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Gardaí Appeal Again For Witnesses To Fatal Crash

Gardaí Appeal Again For Witnesses To Fatal Crash

March 2, 2015 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are renewing their appeal for witnesses to a fatal road traffic collision involving a motorbike and a truck  on the Tralee to Abbeydorney road. The crash, in which Micheal O’Sullivan from Ballyduff lost his life, happened on the Tralee side of Abbeydorney at approximately 10am on Thursday morning, February […]

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Rose of Tralee 2014, Maria Walsh, in the Rose Garden in the Town Park on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Rose Of Tralee Launches Search For Escorts

March 2, 2015 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

  MARIA Walsh, the Rose of Tralee, has challenged young Kerrymen to see if they have what it takes to be Rose Escorts at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from  August 14-18. The March 16 deadline is fast approaching for lads aged between 21 and 30 to apply […]

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Kiaran Donaghy, gets aquanted

PHOTOS: Five Things We Learned From Kerry v Dublin

March 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the talking points from yesterday’s Kerry v Dublin clash… 1. When the going got tough, Kerry got going In the first six minutes of the second half, with hail and snow belting their bodies, Kerry kicked four points without reply. The fourth from David Moran, being […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: The Grand Slam Is On, But Only With A Fit Sexton

O’Halloran’s Rugby: The Grand Slam Is On, But Only With A Fit Sexton

March 2, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, was in the Aviva Stadium yesterday for Ireland’s clash with the ‘old enemy’… During the week prior to this game I was told that the two tickets I had for this game would buy me a small car. Phrases like ‘name your price’ were mentioned. […]

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John O'Connor, Kelly Ann Roantree, Maura O'Connor and Barry O'Shea at the Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA Club Social at the clubhouse on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Social At The Clubhouse

March 2, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA faithful gathered in their clubhouse on Saturday night for their annual social. Those attending included past and present players, former chairmen and club members, who enjoyed a meal followed by entertainment from DJ Chris Shortt. While the club hadn’t a vintage year, there was plenty […]

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Marc Ó Sé with youngsters and club members at the John Mitchels Registration Day on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowd Attends Registration Day At John Mitchels

March 2, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd attended the John Mitchels Centre of Excellence at Camp, Ballyseedy on Sunday for the club’s annual juvenile registration day. Youngsters got a chance to get their photo taken with the Sam Maguire Cup and current Kerry star, Marc Ó Sé, who dropped by for the event. It was a […]

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O Brennan National School - Winning Team of Inaugural CBS Primary Hoops Tournament.

Super Day Of Hoops At New CBS Primary Basketball Tournament

March 2, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  THE John Mitchels GAA sports hall was home to a chosen few on Friday for the inaugural CBS Primary Hoops Tournament. Twelve teams from the North Kerry area took part in a basketball tournament which aims to fill a gap in the sporting calendar for primary school boys basketball […]

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Minister Howlin Meets With Business Interests In Tralee

Minister Howlin Meets With Business Interests In Tralee

March 2, 2015 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  MINISTER for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, visited town on Thursday and Friday for a number of engagements. On Friday he visited the second phase of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway project. Phase 1 of the Greenway opened in 2014 and work has already undertaken towards the completion […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Why I’m Keeping Up With The Kardashian’s Contouring

March 2, 2015 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

I DON’T know much about Kim Kardashian apart from the fact she had no sense of direction when naming her child ( North west). This woman has made my life a misery as everyday I get asked can you explain contouring like Kim does. When I was doing my training, […]

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With hail stones teaming down, David Moran, grabs the game by the scruff of the neck and pings the ball over the bar for Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Another Two League Points As Kingdom Beat Dublin

March 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry 0-15 Dublin 1-10 Kerry picked up another two Allianz National League points today in Killarney, as they beat great rivals Dublin, thanks to a superior second-half performance at Fitzgerald Stadium. The conditions were terrible at times and it was also an ill-tempered affair on occasions, with five yellows, four black […]

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With Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh were, front row, from left: Amanda Breen, Siona Leahy, Taya Donaghy, Lucy Kingston, Liah Mclysheght, Anna McCarthy, Grace Kirby and Abrdad Babatuade. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Rose Of Tralee Delights Pupils With Visit To Tralee School

March 1, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL school welcomed a lady who has made headlines around the world over the last six months. Rose Of Tralee Maria Walsh is taking all the responsibilities of the title in her stride and had to especially be on the ball on Friday morning to handle the array of excellent questions […]

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At the 'Mods and Minis’ fashion show in CH Chemists were, from left: Lily Parker and Bitania Yosef. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Youngsters Hit The Runway In Style For Recovery Haven

March 1, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven Cancer Support House along with CH Chemists and Mods & Minis hosted a fundraising fashion show for kids and older models on Friday evening in CH Chemists. The fashion event displayed both communion and confirmation outfits and was a great success. There was plenty of involvement for parents too who […]

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At the Churchill Players 'Springtime Variety Show' on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Katie Ellard, Conor Ellard, Katie McCarthy, Clodagh Ellard and Micheal Ellard. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Churchill Players Remember Former Member With ‘Springtime Show’

March 1, 2015 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

CHURCHILL Drama Players Group paid tribute to the late Tommy Brosnan on Friday and Saturday night. The Group,  celebrated their 25th anniversary, by bringing their “Springtime Variety Show” to Siamsa Tire and it was all in honour of Tommy, who was such a prominent member of the Group down the […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

Roger Harty: ‘Oneness’

March 1, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT is ‘Oneness’? Well it is absence of ‘Twoness’. I know and accept that this is a corny answer but there might just be something in it. You see, what I refer to as ‘Twoness’ is often referred to as duality in psychology. Duality, in other words, means moving […]

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