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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

May 2, 2021 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

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… Our weekly look at what James sees on his walks… Day 120 of 150 Days of Walking. The Swan though I […]

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The Town Park playground.

Call For Greater Garda Visibility In Tralee Town Park

May 1, 2021 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

CONCERNS were expressed about crime and policing in Tralee Town Park at the online meeting of the Kerry Joint Policing Committee meeting on Friday afternoon. A question was submitted by Chris O’Shea from Tralee asking what were the gardai doing about “open drug dealing and drinking sessions in our Town […]

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Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

Know Your Rights: Applying For A Student Grant

May 1, 2021 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I’m doing my Leaving Certificate this year and plan to go to college in the autumn. How do I apply for a student grant?  Answer: Student Universal Support […]

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Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

Finnegan On Films: Bank Holiday Weekend Gems To Enjoy

May 1, 2021 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, has some fine films for you to enjoy over the coming days on RTE and TG4… Another Bank Holiday, so soon after the last, means more film goodies for the family to enjoy…and thankfully, there is a fine selection! The outstanding stars of the Despicable […]

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Tommy, Emma, Niamh, Sophie and Liam Culloty all set for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge.

Take Part In The Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K This Weekend

May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K is taking place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. To register for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit […]

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Gardaí Devising Policing Plan For Tralee District In Anticipation Of Busy Summer

Gardaí Devising Policing Plan For Tralee District In Anticipation Of Busy Summer

April 30, 2021 at 5:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIFIED District Policing Plan to be put in place during the summer months in the Tralee District it was revealed at the online meeting of the Joint Policing Committee on Friday. Tralee MD Cllr Mikey Sheehy asked would additional Garda resources be made available in the district in the […]

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Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Kerry Crime In First Quarter Of 2021

Garda Statistics Reveal Decrease In Kerry Crime In First Quarter Of 2021

April 30, 2021 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE latest data on crime in the county was revealed at the Joint Policing Committee meeting held online on Friday afternoon. Kerry Division Chief Supt Eileen Foster gave a rundown on the crime statistics for the first quarter of 2021, based on data available on the Garda PULSE system as […]

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Ballet Poulet by Fanzini Productions which will be part of online events on the day.

Over 20 Projects Planned Online For Cruinniú Na nÓg

April 30, 2021 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

CRUINNIÚ na nÓg, Ireland’s day of creativity for children and young people, returns on June 12 with a number of events planned online. Kerry County Council’s Arts Office is in the final stages of planning and co-ordinating this year’s exciting programme. Like last year, in light of current restrictions, all […]

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Less Than Five New COVID Cases In Kerry, 545 Reported Nationally Today

Less Than Five New COVID Cases In Kerry, 545 Reported Nationally Today

April 30, 2021 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were less than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were four additional deaths and 545 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 18.3 per 100,000 people. There have been 27 cases reported in the […]

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Little Mix wearing Colin Horgan's designs in their new video 'Confetti'.

Little Mix Wear Ardfert Man’s Designs In New Music Video

April 30, 2021 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fashion designer has worked with international pop stars on their new music video which went online today. Colin Horgan from Ardfert has already had his designs worn by celebrities such as Chaelin CL, Brooke Candy, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Tierra Whack, Ashnikko, Ava Max and more, but in […]

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Call For Removal Of Any Invasive Plant Species In Ballyseedy Wood

Call For Removal Of Any Invasive Plant Species In Ballyseedy Wood

April 30, 2021 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

A SINN Féin councillor has called for a plan to protect and enhance Ballyseedy Wood, including removal of non-native invasive plant species. Cllr Cathal Foley had a motion before the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday that the Council develop such a plan. Cllr Foley said Ballyseedy Wood […]

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Tina Cunningham and Kathlen Collins accepting a cheque of €4,508 from Míchéal Sheehan the money was raised by Michéal by running a marathon. Photo: Joe Hanley

Micheál’s Marathon Effort Raises Thousands For Recovery Haven

April 30, 2021 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A TEACHER in Moyderwell Primary School made a presentation of over €4,500 to Recovery Haven on Wednesday. Mícheál Sheehan, a native of Dromid in South Kerry but now living in Annagh just outside town, took on his first marathon on Easter Sunday in aid of the cancer support house. After […]

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Blennerville Windmill in the sunshine. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Report On Future Of Blennerville Windmill Complex Due This Summer

April 30, 2021 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A FEASIBILITY study is to be carried out shortly in relation to proposed renovations to the Blennerville Windmill Complex. Labour Cllr. Terry O’Brien sought an update on the proposed works and development to the facility at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday. He was told that funding […]

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Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 474 More Nationally

Less Than Five Additional COVID-19 Cases In Kerry, 474 More Nationally

April 29, 2021 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

LESS than five new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. There were three additional deaths and 474 new cases of the virus reported nationally. The 14 day incidence of new cases for Kerry is 19 per 100,000 people. There have been 28 cases reported in the same period […]

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Council Hears Of Dumping Of Domestic Waste In Town Centre Bins

Council Hears Of Dumping Of Domestic Waste In Town Centre Bins

April 29, 2021 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee said some people are coming into the town centre to dump their domestic waste in council bins. Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien was moving a motion at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday, that Kerry County Council would examine the potential of supplying more […]

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Radio Kerry Receives €100,000 In BAI Funding

Radio Kerry Receives €100,000 In BAI Funding

April 29, 2021 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry is to receive €100,000 in funding from the Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI). The funding initiative has been awarded by the BAI to help promote greater awareness and understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic across the independent commercial radio sector. Allocations ranging from €37,500 to €100,000 have now been […]

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St Joseph's NS Ballyheigue pupils Top Row - Naomi Flaherty, Fionn Guerin, Jack Fay , Willem Stack Bottom Row - Holly Galloway, Saoirse O Hanlon , Eric O Sullivan, Jack Cashman 

Ballyheigue School Pupils Need Votes In Film Competition

April 29, 2021 at 1:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE St Joseph’s NS Ballyheigue fourth class pupils have taken part in the ‘What’s Your Story’ film competition run by Trend Micro Ireland. The film competition is run annually and each year there is an internet theme. This year the theme was ‘How Did The Internet Help You Get Through This […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Calls For Coordinated Taskforce To Combat Fires In Killarney Nationally Park

April 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for lessons to be learned from the Killarney National Park fire last weekend. Deputy Daly has urged the Minister of State for Heritage to discuss with Kerry County Council the creation of a coordinated taskforce for fires within the National Park. […]

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Call For Something To Be Done About Rath Cemetery Litter/Traffic Problems

Call For Something To Be Done About Rath Cemetery Litter/Traffic Problems

April 29, 2021 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor called for an update on the caretaker situation at Rath Cemetery at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday. Fianna Fáil Cllr Johnnie Wall said the caretaker had still not started and there were a number of issues that needed to be sorted out urgently. […]

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Cllr Deirdre Ferris.

Cllr Ferris Calls For Cessation Of Building One-Bed Social Housing Units

April 29, 2021 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor has proposed the local authority no longer build one-bedroom properties and compensate by building extra two-bedroom properties. Sinn Fein Cllr Deirdre Ferris put forward the motion at the online meeting of Tralee MD of Kerry County Council on Monday, following on from a similar motion […]

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Cllr Wants Higher Fencing At Rear Of Estate After Litter Thrown Into Properties

Cllr Wants Higher Fencing At Rear Of Estate After Litter Thrown Into Properties

April 29, 2021 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has called for higher fencing at the rear of a Tralee estate adjacent to the Tralee-Fenit Greenway because of litter being thrown into residential properties. Cllr Sam Locke was speaking at the online meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Monday morning. He […]

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Man Arrested In Tralee Estate In Relation To Attempted Burglary

Man Arrested In Tralee Estate In Relation To Attempted Burglary

April 29, 2021 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAI have arrested and charged a man in relation to an attempted burglary in Tralee on Wednesday. Shortly before 5am Gardaí received a 999 call from a member of the public that a suspicious man was walking around the Shanakill area. The information was relayed to Gardaí from Tralee, who […]

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No New COVID Cases Reported For Kerry Again This Evening

No New COVID Cases Reported For Kerry Again This Evening

April 28, 2021 at 5:57 pm Comments are Disabled

LIKE yesterday, there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported for Kerry this evening. Kerry is now the county with the lowest incidence of the virus in the country over the past 14 days. There were 13 additional deaths and 371 new cases of the virus reported nationally. Of the […]

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Maura Sullivan (second left) accepts a cheque from Catherine O'Connor of the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Patients Accounts Department. Also included is Aoife Cronin, Niamh McSweeney and (above) Aisling Tess and Denise Bowler. Photo by Dermot Crean

Bons Staff Take On ‘Strava’ Challenge For Kerry Hospice

April 28, 2021 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

BON Secours staff undertook a challenge recently in aid of Kerry Hospice Foundation. The team of ten staff from the patient accounts department, based at Monavalley Industrial Estate, took on a ‘Strava’ walking challenge. They clocked up 1,800 kilometres between them during March and raised €200 which was presented to […]

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Kerry Photographer Needs Public Votes In ‘Reach For The Stars’ Competition

Kerry Photographer Needs Public Votes In ‘Reach For The Stars’ Competition

April 28, 2021 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY photographer has advanced to the next stage of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) ‘Reach for the Stars’ astrophotography competition. Jaro Fagan’s three photos feature in the online public vote that was launched this week by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar, during a private visit to DIAS’s Dunsink Observatory. […]

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Suzanne Downing of Let's Get Talking with Mayor of Kerry Patrick Connor Scarteen.

Mental Health Charity Opens Outreach Service In Kerry

April 28, 2021 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

MENTAL health charity, Let’s Get Talking Counselling and Psychotherapy, has opened a new outreach to support the demand for access to mental health services in Kerry. First opening in Galway 2012, Let’s Get Talking aim to provide access to high quality mental health services to the community on a non-set fee […]

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Cllr Expresses Concerns About State Of Boundary Wall At Racecourse

Cllr Expresses Concerns About State Of Boundary Wall At Racecourse

April 28, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL councillor has expressed safety concerns about part of the old boundary wall at Tralee Racecourse. Sinn Féin Cllr Cathal Foley was speaking at the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday, where he asked that Kerry County Council request the owners of the former racecourse to repair […]

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Sponsored: Beat The Carbon Tax Hike Deadline By Ordering Fuel From Atlantic Oils

Sponsored: Beat The Carbon Tax Hike Deadline By Ordering Fuel From Atlantic Oils

April 28, 2021 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

ATLANTIC Oils is reminding the public to order their home heating oil before prices rise from this Saturday. It was announced in Budget 2021 that the carbon tax on fuel would increase by €7.50, from €26 per tonne to €33.50 per tonne. The increase applied to auto fuels from midnight […]

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Call For Council To Support Hospitality Businesses Developing Outdoor Facilities

Call For Council To Support Hospitality Businesses Developing Outdoor Facilities

April 28, 2021 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE has been a call for Kerry County Council to support hospitality businesses as they prepare their outdoor seating capacity this summer and for planning exemptions to be made for canopies. Fianna Fáil Cllr Mikey Sheehy had a motion before the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County […]

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Dunnes Stores on Bridge Street.

Cllr Wants Dunnes Stores Building On Bridge Street Added To Derelict Sites Register

April 28, 2021 at 9:31 am 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor has called for the Dunnes Stores property on Bridge Street to be added to the Derelict Sites Register. Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris had a motion before the online meeting of Tralee Municipal District District on Monday morning, that the Council look into adding the empty Dunnes […]

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