Post Tagged with: "Tralee Municipal District"

Calls For People To Respect Residential Parking In Estates

Calls For People To Respect Residential Parking In Estates

July 8, 2021 at 11:04 am 1 comment

A LOCAL councillor has called on the Council to do something about people parking in housing estates close to the town centre. In a motion before the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Sinn Féin Cllr Deirdre Ferris asked the local authority to ensure that traffic wardens are sent to […]

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Council Develops Masterplan For John Joe Sheehy Road Area

April 26, 2021 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE redevelopment of the area around John Joe Sheehy Road is among the projects to be pursued by Kerry County Council after a recent funding announcement from the Government. Tralee Municipal District Manager Michael Scannell gave an update on the Urban Regeneration Development Fund announcement of over €16m for Tralee and the […]

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The 'Swan Pond' at the canal.

Cllr Wants Walkway Around ‘Swan Pond’ At The Canal

September 11, 2020 at 10:22 am 5 comments

A LOCAL councillor has asked Kerry County Council to acquire land for a walkway around the ‘Swan Pond’ at the canal. The swans have been a popular attraction at the canal, especially since the arrival of cygnets earlier this year. Members of the public have come in close contact with […]

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The vacant land opposite Austin Stack Park. Part of the wall from the original Tralee Athletics Grounds still stands there.

Council’s Plan To Develop ‘Landmark’ Entry Point To Town Celebrating Tralee’s Sporting History

September 8, 2020 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Council has applied for Government funding to develop a masterplan for the John Joe Sheehy Road area, which will include a ‘landmark’ entry point to the town centre which would celebrate the town’s sporting history. Cllr Mikey Sheehy had a motion before the Council that they engage with the […]

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Wildflowers on the outskirts of town.

Wildflowers Allowed To Bloom In Public Areas Around Tralee

May 14, 2020 at 9:59 am 2 comments

AT an online meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council on Wednesday morning, Cllr Cathal Foley requested that areas of grassland with wildflowers in the town would be allowed bloom. Following a discussion it was agreed that appropriate areas of grassland can remain unmowed in order to improve the […]

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Cllr Mikey Sheehy

Cllr Calls For Action On Sewer Pipe Problems At Tralee Estate

March 5, 2020 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

COUNCILLORS have asked if there could be a campaign to let every householder know what not to put down their toilet as it’s causing difficulties in the local sewerage system. The call came after a discussion leading from a motion by Cllr Mikey Sheehy, asking what is the long-term proposal […]

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The crossing at Matt Talbot Road.

Cllr Wants Action On ‘Phantom’ Pedestrian Crossings Near Tralee Schools

March 4, 2020 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor has asked the Council to do something about what he described as ‘phantom’ pedestrian crossings at two Tralee schools. Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien said there was confusion among motorists and pedestrians about who has the right of way at the road markings at Matt Talbot […]

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Councillor Calls For Future General Election Counts To Take Place In Tralee

Councillor Calls For Future General Election Counts To Take Place In Tralee

March 4, 2020 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Muncipal District Councillor has called for future general election counts to take place in the town. While the local election counts for Tralee and north Kerry traditionally take place in town, the general election count for the Kerry constituency has taken place in the Killarney Sports and Leisure […]

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Water Refill Units To Be Installed At Two Locations In Tralee

Water Refill Units To Be Installed At Two Locations In Tralee

January 9, 2020 at 11:56 am 2 comments

TRALEE is get two public water refill units where people can replenish their water bottles while on the go. At the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley asked could water fountains be made available in Tralee as part of an environment-friendly initiative. In reply, the […]

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Location Sought In Tralee Area For ‘Pump Track’

Location Sought In Tralee Area For ‘Pump Track’

September 4, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

NO location has yet been identified for a ‘Pump Track’ pedal bike facility in Tralee, but initial discussions have taken place with a promoter. A Pump Track is a continuous loop of dirt berms and “rollers” (smooth dirt mounds) that you ride without pedalling. The name “pump track” comes from the […]

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Cllrs Pa Daly and Toireasa Ferris.

Sinn Féin Councillors Call For More Frequent Tralee Municipal District Meetings

June 14, 2019 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE two Sinn Féin councillors in the Tralee Municipal District have called for monthly, rather than bimonthly, meetings of the Tralee MD. Cllr Pa Daly made the request at the first meeting of the newly elected Tralee Municipal District councillors on Friday and this was supported by his party colleague, Cllr […]

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Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Mayor To Meet Dunnes Management Within Weeks About Vacant Town Centre Premises

June 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S new Mayor, Cllr Jim Finucane, is to meet with Dunnes Stores management within weeks to make a proposal in relation to the vacant premises in Bridge Street. Mayor Finucane told fellow councillors at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Friday, that he has initiated contact with Dunnes Stores […]

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Cllr Jim Finucane Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

Cllr Jim Finucane Is The New Mayor Of Tralee

June 14, 2019 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

FINE Gael councillor, Jim Finucane was elected as the new town Mayor of Tralee this morning at the first meeting of Tralee Municipal District since the local elections in May. Cllr Finucane was proposed for the position by Labour Cllr Terry O’Brien and seconded by Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley. Similarly, […]

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Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

March 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

A FINE Gael councillor has called for a meeting with the management of Dunnes Stores nationally, about the possibility of allowing the council take a lease on their Tralee town centre premises. The large property on Bridge Street has been vacant for many years now and Cllr Jim Finucane said […]

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Cllr Toireasa Ferris.

Council Accused Of Being ‘Mean-Spirited’ For Not Contributing To Hotel Costs For Palestinian Delegation

March 5, 2019 at 9:29 am 1 comment

A SINN Féin councillor has accused Kerry County Council as being “mean-spirited” for not contributing to putting members of a delegation from a Palestinian town up in a hotel when they visit Tralee soon. The delegation from Beit Sahour, a town near the Shepherd’s Field of Bethlehem, will arrive later in […]

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Canopy For The Square Will Have To Wait A While

Canopy For The Square Will Have To Wait A While

January 8, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT looks like a canopy to cover part of the Square will have to wait a while after a councillor sought an update from the Council on the project. Back in September, a draft of the Tralee Town Centre Public Realm Strategy 2018 featured a recommendation for a contemporary canopy […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Five Council Housing Developments At Planning/Design Stage In Tralee Municipal District

September 7, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE local authority housing developments are at the planning/design stage in Tralee Municipal District at the moment with completion dates scheduled by the end of 2020. The update on the housing list was given at the latest Tralee Municipal District meeting of councillors on Monday. There are 37 units under […]

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Cars parked on the vacant site opposite Austin Stack Park on a match day.

Cllr Wants Action On ‘Terrible Eyesore’ Opposite Austin Stack Park

July 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm 2 comments

THE issue of the vacant piece of land opposite Austin Stack Park was brought up again at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District, with one councillor describing it as ‘awful’. Cllr Terry O’Brien brought a motion forward last week where he called on the Council to establish the ownership of […]

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Council Says Speed Not An Issue To Warrant Traffic Calming On Basin Road

Council Says Speed Not An Issue To Warrant Traffic Calming On Basin Road

May 16, 2018 at 2:25 pm 3 comments

AN analysis carried out by Kerry County Council at Basin Road has found that speed is not an issue to warrant traffic calming measures. Cllr Terry O’Brien again brought up the issue at the Tralee Municipal District meeting of councillors on Monday, where he said the situation continues to be […]

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Tralee Municipal District Awards Recipients Revealed

Tralee Municipal District Awards Recipients Revealed

January 9, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

AN awards ceremony will take place this week to honour people who have made a significant contribution to the local community and for their achievements. Tralee Soup Kitchen, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS), young boxer Patrick McCarthy and Dr Rizwan Khan will all receive Tralee Municipal District awards at the […]

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Council Called On To Consider CPOs On Derelict Buildings In Town

Council Called On To Consider CPOs On Derelict Buildings In Town

July 22, 2017 at 10:19 am 1 comment

THERE was a call for the Council to do something about two derelict buildings on James Street which one councillor called a disgrace. Cllr Terry O’Brien had a motion before the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Tuesday, asking Kerry County Council to take action under the derelict sites act […]

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Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

Mayor Calls For Doubling Of Fines For People Illegally Parking In Disabled Spaces

March 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee has called for a doubling of the fine for people caught parking illegally in disabled spaces. Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) was speaking at the meeting of the Tralee Municipal District on Monday, where he said the practice was still widespread. At the moment the fine for […]

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Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

March 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance met with Kerry County Council this morning to raise concerns about the timing of the new traffic lights at Mall/Denny Street/Castle Street junction. There has been teething problems with the new system introduced over the past week with motorists experiencing delays waiting for the lights to turn […]

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Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

Councillor Wants Defibrillator Placed In Tralee Town Centre

March 8, 2017 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE councillor proposed that a defibrillator be placed in a public place in Tralee town centre, at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Fianna Fail councillor, Norma Foley, said that as the capital of the county, the town needed a debrillator as if there was […]

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Councillor’s Anger At Restricted Access To Cemetery Over Christmas Period

Councillor’s Anger At Restricted Access To Cemetery Over Christmas Period

January 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor expressed her anger and frustration that people with mobility issues were not able to access Rath Cemetery for a five days over the Christmas period. Cllr Norma Foley brought up the issue at Monday’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. The Fianna Fail councillor […]

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No Fruit-Tree Planting Near Estates Due To Fallen Fruit Fears

No Fruit-Tree Planting Near Estates Due To Fallen Fruit Fears

January 10, 2017 at 10:58 am 1 comment

A REQUEST to plant fruit-bearing trees near estates in town was denied because of the danger of fallen fruit, it was heard at the meeting of Tralee Municipal District on Monday. Cllr Toireasa Ferris requested that consideration would be given to planting fruit bearing trees within our villages and towns. In reply, […]

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The junction at the Low Field/Basin Road which is to get traffic lights.

Mayor Calls For Traffic Lights At ‘Most Dangerous Junction In Town’

January 9, 2017 at 3:36 pm 3 comments

THERE won’t be any traffic lights in the near future at what the Mayor of Tralee described as “the most dangerous junction in Tralee at the moment”. Mayor Terry O’Brien had a motion before the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council meeting this morning that the Council would review the […]

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Council Outlines Schedule For Works In Town Centre Before Christmas

Council Outlines Schedule For Works In Town Centre Before Christmas

November 8, 2016 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE water mains works currently underway at The Mall/Bridge Street are on schedule to be finished by November 25, the meeting of Tralee Municipal District heard on Monday morning. Councillors also heard about preliminary works to begin on Monday of next week, to prepare Denny Street to become a two-way street in […]

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Business Proposes Plan To Turn Marina Area Into Adventure Tourism Facility

Business Proposes Plan To Turn Marina Area Into Adventure Tourism Facility

November 8, 2016 at 9:32 am 1 comment

A LOCAL business made a presentation to Tralee Municipal District councillors on Monday which could see the canal area become the focus of a major tourism centre. An ‘Urban Beach’, kayaking, seafood trails, raft racing and much more were suggested as possibilities for development, by Michaela and John Edwards, who run a […]

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Bus Driver Honoured By Council For 25 Years Of Service To Town

Bus Driver Honoured By Council For 25 Years Of Service To Town

September 29, 2016 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

A MAN who has been driving around Tralee for the past 25 years, was honoured for his service to the town on Monday. Mike Culloty of the Tralee People’s Bus Service, received special recognition at the beginning of the meeting of Tralee Municipal District councillors where he was praised for providing […]

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