Articles by: Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 9, 2021 at 12:36 pm 0 comments

Every week we compile photos of Tralee and beyond posted on Twitter and Instagram. If you’d like a photo to feature, just tag #Tralee or #TraleeToday and we’ll see it… The sails in the sky… Blennerville windmill, Tralee, Co Kerry#blennerville #traleetoday #discoverireland #photography #sunset #windmill pic.twitter.com/cZJfG8Jpde — Sharon 🤘🏻 (@HeyaItsSharon) May […]

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20 COVID-Related Fines Issued By Kerry Gardaí In First Week Of May

20 COVID-Related Fines Issued By Kerry Gardaí In First Week Of May

May 8, 2021 at 10:02 am 0 comments

THERE were 20 COVID-related fines issued to people by gardaí in the Kerry Division between April 30 and May 6, with 449 fines issued overall by the Division since the start of the pandemic. Gardaí in the Southern Region (Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford) issued more fines than any other […]

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Know Your Rights: Public Holiday Entitlements For Employees During COVID

Know Your Rights: Public Holiday Entitlements For Employees During COVID

May 8, 2021 at 10:01 am 0 comments

CITIZENS Information are receiving a lot of employment related queries regarding public holidays which are often referred to as bank holidays. We have had four so far this year (Jan, Mar, Apr & May) and have five more to look forward to (June, Aug, Oct, Dec x 2) in 2021. […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Good, Solid Storytelling On TV This Week

Finnegan On Films: Some Good, Solid Storytelling On TV This Week

May 8, 2021 at 10:01 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, says this week’s selections from terrestrial television are films that have perhaps the most important factor in film making – a good solid story… This week’s films include some excellent performances, but without a great script, even the best are found wanting. Where better to […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Again In Kerry, 434 More Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Again In Kerry, 434 More Nationally

May 7, 2021 at 6:10 pm 0 comments

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry again today. There were four additional deaths and 434 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is just 14.9 per 100,000 people.  There have been 22 cases reported in […]

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Tralee LEA Had Nine New COVID Cases In 14 Day Period Up To Tuesday

Tralee LEA Had Nine New COVID Cases In 14 Day Period Up To Tuesday

May 7, 2021 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

THERE were nine new COVID-19 cases in the Tralee Local Electoral Area reported in the 14 day period up to Tuesday, May 3, according to data provided by the HSE and Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC). It’s the electoral area with the largest amount of cases and the most per […]

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Don’t Forget ‘Darkness Into Light’ Takes Place On Saturday Morning

Don’t Forget ‘Darkness Into Light’ Takes Place On Saturday Morning

May 7, 2021 at 12:21 pm 0 comments

PIETA House and Electric Ireland are encouraging the people of Kerry to share ‘One Sunrise Together’ on tomorrow morning, May 8, for Darkness Into Light. There’s still time for people to sign up at www.darknessintolight.ie and take part in the event where participants can walk, run, swim, hike, bike or simply share One Sunrise Together for […]

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Launching the Virtual Sunflower Day were, in front; Maura Sullivan and Andrea O'Donoghue. At back; Chairman of the Fundraising Committee Jack Shanahan, Mary Shanahan, Dr Patricia Sheahan, Patricia Power and Deirdre Walsh. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Hospice To Create A Colourful Garden When You Donate For Sunflower Day

May 7, 2021 at 11:59 am 0 comments

RADIO Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh and Kerry Person of the Year Dr Patricia Sheahan were on hand to launch Kerry Hospice’s annual Sunflower Day on Thursday evening. The annual fundraiser, which raised over €40,00o in 2019, will take place on June 12 but, like many of these events over the past […]

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Over €1.2m For Council To Adapt Housing For Elderly And People With Disabilities

Over €1.2m For Council To Adapt Housing For Elderly And People With Disabilities

May 7, 2021 at 10:42 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council has €1,268,652 in funding through the Disabled Persons Grant scheme (DPG) and Improvement Works in Lieu of the Social Housing Scheme (IWILs). Under both schemes, Government funding meets 90% of the cost of the works in each property, with the local authority providing the remaining 10%. This […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Again For Kerry, 393 Reported Nationally This Evening

Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Again For Kerry, 393 Reported Nationally This Evening

May 6, 2021 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry again this evening. There were eight additional deaths and 393 new cases of the virus reported nationally. Of the deaths notified today, three occurred in May, two in March and three occurred in February or earlier The 14 day […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

May 6, 2021 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

UNDER 7 BOYS & GIRLS We welcomed back our U7 boys and girls on Sunday 2nd MAY at 11am. The weather was amazing and everyone enjoyed the first outing, coaches and parents included. We had an amazing 67 boys and girls who were placed into pods of 15 and were […]

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Kerry College Students Collaborate For Virtual Photography Exhibition

Kerry College Students Collaborate For Virtual Photography Exhibition

May 6, 2021 at 3:36 pm 0 comments

MUSIC Performance and Music Technology students from the Kerry College Clash Campus are collaborating with the Photography students from the Listowel Campus, to organize a virtual photography exhibition, that will feature both original and covered music. The ’21&Us’ exhibition will display a collection of work the photography students and the […]

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Public Consultation On Proposed Tralee-Fenit Greenway Underpass At The Spa

Public Consultation On Proposed Tralee-Fenit Greenway Underpass At The Spa

May 6, 2021 at 1:29 pm 0 comments

THE Public consultation process on the construction of an underpass at Ballygarran as part of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway project has begun A pedestrian / cycling underpass is required to cross under the local road L-2006 at Ballygarran (Cotters Bend) and submissions are sought on the proposal which will provide a coherent […]

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Deputy Brendan Griffin.

Griffin Calls For Clarity On Extending 9% Hospitality VAT Rate Into 2022

May 6, 2021 at 10:49 am 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin, has called for an early signal to the tourism and hospitality sector that the 9% VAT rate will continue into 2022. The reduced rate of 9% VAT was introduced as a temporary measure to help businesses during the Covid […]

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Tralee Branch Members Of Irish Guide Dogs Take Part In May Fundraiser

Tralee Branch Members Of Irish Guide Dogs Take Part In May Fundraiser

May 6, 2021 at 10:25 am 0 comments

THIS Friday is Guide Dog Day, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind’s national fundraising campaign and day of celebration of the guide dogs and assistance dogs who enable people with sight loss or autism to lead independent lives and actively participate in their communities. The charity aims to change 80 […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases In Kerry, 418 Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases In Kerry, 418 Nationally

May 5, 2021 at 6:17 pm 0 comments

LIKE yesterday, there were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were seven additional deaths and 418 new cases of the virus reported nationally. Of the deaths notified today, five occurred in April, one occurred in February and one occurred in January. The 14 day incidence of […]

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Sponsored: Total Cleaning Kerry Hiring Staff In Retail Stores And Warehouse

Sponsored: Total Cleaning Kerry Hiring Staff In Retail Stores And Warehouse

May 5, 2021 at 12:17 pm 0 comments

TOTAL Cleaning Kerry are currently hiring for a busy summer season ahead in their warehouse and their two retail stores — at the Horan Centre and the newly renovated store in Clash Industrial Estate which is opening soon. CVs are being accepted for various roles in retail and warehouse sectors of the […]

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Principal of Presentation Primary School, John Hickey (right), with TJ Boland of and Siobhan Murphy in the new kitchen at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Free Hot And Healthy Lunches For Presentation Primary Pupils

May 5, 2021 at 11:57 am 0 comments

HOT lunches will be provided for pupils in Presentation Primary School from this week. In order to deliver healthy, freshly prepared food, the school has installed a kitchen which will be staffed by the School Food Company. In March it was revealed Presentation Primary School had been added to the […]

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The Rose Hotel Marketing Manager, Aisling Foley, presents a cheque for €1,100 to General Manager of Kerry Mental Health Association John Drummey on Friday. Also included are Audrey Lane of Lane & Sons, Brigetta Culhane of Bank of Ireland, Pa Laide CEO of Cara Credit Union, Mark Sullivan GM of The Rose Hotel, John Sayers of Lee Strand and Francis Moriarty of Peevers Slye Cotter. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Rose Hotel And Local Businesses Raise €1,100 For Kerry Mental Health Association

May 5, 2021 at 11:20 am 0 comments

THE Rose Hotel joined forces with Tralee businesses during the month of April in aid of Kerry Mental Health and raised €1,100. “If the last year has highlighted anything it’s the need to keep in touch with people,” said The Rose Hotel’s General Manager Mark Sullivan. “As we are missing our […]

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Gardaí Issue Fines During Operation To Coincide With Postponed Rally

Gardaí Issue Fines During Operation To Coincide With Postponed Rally

May 5, 2021 at 10:43 am 0 comments

GARDAI issued a number of fines to motorist in Molls Gap, Killarney, on Saturday night. Following reports from local residents of cars gathering late at night, Gardaí from Killarney Roads Policing Unit, assisted by uniform Gardaí and a trained Garda Public Vehicle Inspector, set up an operation targeting drivers who […]

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Tralee Man Organises 10k Rowing Fundraiser For Mental Health Service

Tralee Man Organises 10k Rowing Fundraiser For Mental Health Service

May 5, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

A LOCAL man is organising a fundraiser at the end of the month for a mental health awareness service. Trevor Leen from Tralee has organised the Row 10k event to raise funds and awareness for “Text About It (50808)”. Trevor and friends aim to row 10k on a rowing machine, […]

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Series Of Live Webinars To Be Hosted By Kerry College

Series Of Live Webinars To Be Hosted By Kerry College

May 5, 2021 at 9:36 am 0 comments

KERRY College will hold the first in a series of live information webinar events on Tuesday, May 11 at 7pm. The event will feature staff, learners and graduates. Participating on the night will be teachers and current students to talk of their experiences with Kerry College and to answer any […]

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Call For Action As Over 1,500 On Waiting List For Driving Test In Tralee

Call For Action As Over 1,500 On Waiting List For Driving Test In Tralee

May 5, 2021 at 9:35 am 0 comments

THERE has been a call for action to be taken by the Government to tackle the waiting list for driving tests in Kerry. Labour Party activist, Ben Slimm from Tralee and Kerry Sinn Féin TD Pa Daly have both spoken about the issue calling for immediate action. Figures released to […]

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An online listing of Creativity Facilitators is being compiled by Kerry LCYP at Kerry ETB. Photo M Dei Grande.

Creatives Invited To Join Online Listing To Help Local Communities

May 5, 2021 at 9:34 am 0 comments

KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership is calling on experts in creativity and facilitation to join an online listing. It is envisaged that listing creatives online will help communities to engage creative skillsets to help child and youth participation in creative activities. Established in May 2019 the LCYP has been working […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Reported For Kerry, 383 Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID Cases Reported For Kerry, 383 Nationally

May 4, 2021 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were two additional deaths and 383 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is just 13.5 per 100,000 people. There have been 20 cases reported in […]

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Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Burglaries And Criminal Damage Incidents In Tralee

May 4, 2021 at 3:26 pm 0 comments

GARDAI are investigating a number of separate criminal damage and burglary incidents in the Tralee area over the past week. On Monday, April 26, between 11pm and the following morning, a car window was damaged when a rock was thrown at through it in the Doon North area of Tralee. […]

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Big Rise In New Car Sales Last Month Compared To April Of Last Year

Big Rise In New Car Sales Last Month Compared To April Of Last Year

May 4, 2021 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

THERE was a huge rise in new car sales in Kerry last month compared to April 2020, according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). However, this increase was due to the COVID pandemic and the lockdown in place in the country in April […]

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The winning team from Castleisland Community College.

CastleIsland Students Win National ‘Design A Home For Everyone’ Competition

May 4, 2021 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

CASTLEISLAND Community College has scooped the overall award for the Construction Industry Federation’s ‘Design a Home for Everyone’ competition. The community college was selected over the other finalists at the first CIF’s Design a Home for Everyone Awards ceremony that saw its “No Man is an Island” entry edged out […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

May 4, 2021 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

  Covid Update    The good news is that from Monday next May 10th outdoor training is permitted at adult level in pods of a maximum of 15 people. However games are not allowed and indoor facilities must remain closed. This is welcome news for our senior players who are delighted […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

May 4, 2021 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

All clubs received the following correspondence from Croke Park at the beginning of last week. Covid Update for Clubs in the 26 Counties A chara, I know you will be aware by now of the positive announcement by the Irish Government yesterday in relation to the further relaxing of restrictions […]

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