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Owen O'Shea and Gordon Revington, authors of a new book released this week.

Talk On North Kerry Politicians Of The Past 100 Years

January 8, 2019 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE north Kerry men and women who have made their mark on the national political stage over the past 100 years will be the focus of a talk by the authors of a new book at the Seanchaí Centre in Listowel on Thursday, 17th January at 8.00pm. The authors of […]

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Moriarty Says Blocking Of Bill To Share Maternity Leave Is Detrimental To Families

Moriarty Says Blocking Of Bill To Share Maternity Leave Is Detrimental To Families

November 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm 1 comment

FIANNA Fáil General Election Candidate for Kerry, Cllr. Norma Moriarty has said that the Government’s decision to vote down a Bill to support working parents share maternity leave is detrimental to families and hampering efforts to achieve greater gender quality. Fianna Fáil introduced its Shared Maternity Benefit & Leave Bill 2018 in Dail Éireann last […]

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A New Healy Rae Enters The Council While Ballyheigue Man Also Co-Opted

A New Healy Rae Enters The Council While Ballyheigue Man Also Co-Opted

March 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were two new people co-opted on to Kerry County Council this morning. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae (25), a teacher from Kilgarvan, replaces Danny Healy-Rae in the Killarney Municipal District after his election to the Dáil. The Healy Rae clan were out in force at the county council buildings in Rathass for […]

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Election 2016: Here Are The Issues Most Important To Kerry Voters

February 17, 2016 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THE opinion poll carried out in the Kerry constituency by Ipsos/MRBI for TG4, revealed last night, asked the people who they will be voting for come February 26. In addition to which candidates will get their No.1 votes (reported by us earlier here), a sample of Kerry voters was also asked about the […]

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With Over Two Weeks To Go Here’s How The Bookies Think The Election Will Go In Kerry

With Over Two Weeks To Go Here’s How The Bookies Think The Election Will Go In Kerry

February 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm 1 comment

OPERATING with the perceived wisdom that “the bookies are always right”, with just two and a half weeks to voting, we had a look at how the 2016 General Election betting is shaping up for the new five seat Kerry constituency. According to Paddy Power, they’re banking on business as usual for four current […]

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Enda Kenny gets to know Conor and Ben Stack with Enet's Conal Henry. Photo by Gavin O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Taoiseach Visits Ballyseedy To Launch Rural Broadband Network

January 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Taoiseach was in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre on Friday morning to launch a rural broadband network as part of the The National Broadband Plan. “The National Broadband Plan is an essential component of the Government’s plan to keep the recovery going by providing the necessary infrastructure for economic […]

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John Mitchels GAA Complex To Host Local Elections Recount

January 15, 2016 at 3:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A RECOUNT of local election votes from the 2014 Listowel Electoral Area will take place at the John Mitchels GAA sports complex on Wednesday, February 10. This comes after former Fianna Fáil senator Dan Kiely, challenged the outcome of the election and was successful after the case went before the […]

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Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

Oakpark Woman Added To Fine Gael Ticket To Contest General Election

October 29, 2015 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark woman and former Tralee Town Councillor has been added to the Fine Gael ticket for the next general election. Grace O’Donnell from Oakview, will be the third Fine Gael candidate in Kerry alongside, Minister Jimmy Deenihan and Deputy Brendan Griffin. Her nomination was approved this week after her name […]

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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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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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New Mayor Aims For City Status For Tralee

New Mayor Aims For City Status For Tralee

June 22, 2015 at 11:56 am 1 comment

  THE new Mayor of Tralee is calling for Tralee to be given city status and also wants free parking for half days during the week in the town centre. Fianna Fáil Cllr Tom McEllistrim was speaking after he was elected Mayor at a meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry […]

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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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How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

How Much Have Our Kerry TDs Earned Since 2011?

June 15, 2015 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  SINCE 2011, the six sitting Kerry TDs have received a combined total of over €3.6m in salaries and expenses. With figures obtained by an ‘Irish Mirror’ investigation team through the Freedom of Information Act, it was revealed the total gross amount paid out to Kerry TDs in salary and expenses between 2011 and […]

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Kerry Gets €3.6m For Social Housing And Adaptation Grants

Kerry Gets €3.6m For Social Housing And Adaptation Grants

May 28, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  OVER €3.6m in Government funding has been allocated for Kerry’s housing needs. The funds will be used across a range of housing schemes to make more social housing available and to improve housing for people with disabilities, as well as retrofitting homes to improve energy efficiency. Labour TD, Arthur […]

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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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Vincent Browne’s ‘People’s Debate’ Is Coming To Kerry

April 2, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry electorate will get an opportunity to grill Kerry TDs as TV3 brings the ‘Vincent Browne People’s Debate’ to the Kerry in April. The, at times, hot and heavy debates have now  become essential viewing and the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney will a hotbed of activity for the political event on Monday April 13. The programme offers a […]

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Deputy John Brassil.

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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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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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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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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The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

The Wailing Wall: Council Needs To Go Back To One Charge For All Services

January 24, 2015 at 9:49 am 1 comment

  Johnnie Wall believes Kerry County Council needs to take the power back when it comes to charges for local services…  WHEN we bought our house back in 1970, the biggest costs we had to bear every year was our mortgage and our rates. The rates at that time for […]

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Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

Six Kerry TDs Earned Almost €3m In Just Over Three Years

January 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm 1 comment

  KERRY’S six TDs have received almost €3m in salaries and expenses since their election to the Dail in March 2011, to July of 2014, according to a report by the RTE Investigations Unit. Five of the TDs received over half a million euro each. Kerry South Fine Gael Brendan Griffin earned […]

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Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

Norma Foley To Seek Fianna Fail Nomination To Run In Next Election

January 8, 2015 at 10:06 am 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Councillor Norma Foley is to put her name forward at the Fianna Fail convention to run for the Dáil at the next General Election. The Presentation Secondary School teacher will hope take a place in the new five-seater Kerry constituency at the next election and follow in her […]

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Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

December 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE death has taken place of the former Independent Deputy for Kerry South, Jackie Healy Rae. The 83 year old Kilgarvan man had been ill for some time and died in Kerry General Hospital this afternoon. A post on his son Michael’s Facebook page read: “It is with a sadden […]

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VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

VIDEO: Hundreds Protest in Tralee Against Assault On Gaza

July 26, 2014 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge turnout for a protest against the bombing of Gaza in the Square at 1pm today (Saturday). The Sinn Fein-organised demonstration saw about 300 people gather with Palestinian flags and placards protesting against the IDF bombing of civilians in Gaza which has claimed over 900 lives in the past […]

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Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

Councillors Support Motion To End Political Church Gate Collections

July 22, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more AN INDEPENDENT councillor called on elected members of the County Council to help put an end to all political parties holding church gate collections, at the monthly meeting on Monday. “Members of the public have told me over the years that they have been […]

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Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

Chamber Alliance Praises Deputy Deenihan As He Departs Cabinet

July 15, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Chamber Alliance has expressed disappointment at Jimmy Deenihan losing his seat at the cabinet table last Friday. “Tralee Chamber Alliance is disappointed that Jimmy Deenihan has lost his seat at the Cabinet Table,” read a statement from the Alliance. “However, we look forward to working with him in […]

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Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

Bad News For Jimmy Deenihan As He Loses Senior Cabinet Post

July 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was bad news for North Kerry/ West Limerick Deputy Jimmy Deenihan this afternoon, when it was announced that  has lost his position as Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in the cabinet reshuffle. Instead he has been moved to Minister for State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Gaeltacht […]

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Council Round-Up: Killerisk Crossings And Concrete Slab Safety Issues

Council Round-Up: Killerisk Crossings And Concrete Slab Safety Issues

July 9, 2014 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT may be some time before a pedestrian crossing is introduced in the Killerisk area, councillors were told at the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday. Cllr Norma Foley (FF) asked that a pedestrian crossing be provided on the Killerisk road Tralee as a matter […]

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Mayor Of Tralee To Get Annual Allowance Of €12,000

Mayor Of Tralee To Get Annual Allowance Of €12,000

July 7, 2014 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for news of special event on July 11 THE new Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane, will get an annual allowance of €12,000 it was agreed at the meeting of the Municipal District of Tralee meeting on Monday. Councillors were asked to consider the payment of an […]

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