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Close to 11,000 patients waiting for appointments at UHK

There are close to 11,000 people on waiting lists for appointments for treatment at University Hospital Kerry.That’s according to figures from the National Treatment Purchase Fund as of the end of December, up 143 on the same time the previous year.According to the National Treatment ...

yesterday 19:16 open_in_new
25 patients on trolleys at UHK today

There are 25 patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry today.According to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there’s a total of 493 people on trolleys in emergency departments and on wards across the country today.Cork University Hospital is the most ...

yesterday 19:16 open_in_new
St Joseph’s Ballybunion Victorious In All Ireland Schools U16C Girls Final

St Joseph’s, Ballybunion have won the All Ireland Schools U16C Cup Final.They’ve beaten St.Nathy’s College from Roscommon 37-31.

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yesterday 18:13 open_in_new
National Basketball Honours For Mercy Mouthawk Tralee

Mercy Mouthawk Tralee have won the All Ireland Schools U19A Boys Cup Final.They defeated fellow Kerry side St Patrick’s Castleisland 81-64 in the decider.Padraig Harnett reports https://www.radiokerry.ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/19s-2.mp3 Mounthawk coach John ...

yesterday 17:10 open_in_new
Election Desk 1pm

Candidates running in the general election on February 8th have until midday tomorrow to submit their nominations.The Labour party is holding a meeting tonight as to whether it will run a candidate in Kerry.Independent councillor Dan McCarthy from Kenmare has ruled out contesting the general ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
Over €25 million announced for regional and local roads in Kerry

Over €25 million in funding has been announced for regional and local roads in Kerry today.This marks a 12% increase on last year’s allocation, and a 66% increase on 2017’s figure.Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin is welcoming the ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
Green light for works at North Kerry accident blackspot

€1.4 million has been allocated for the Dale Road, an accident blackspot in North Kerry.Funding had been sought for many years for the stretch of the road between Abbeydorney and Ballyduff, which closed last July for site investigation works.Minister of State Brendan Griffin has today ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
Councillor calls for pause on new wind farm applications

Cllr Michael Foley (Fine Gael) Listowel area Kerry County Council Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
KCC warns general election candidates about poster legislation

Kerry County Council is warning general election candidates to ensure their posters are placed responsibly.Under the Road Traffic Act, it is an offence to attach any sign or poster to any road traffic sign or pole as they can make the sign difficult to read.The local authority is advising ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
Report states Shannon LNG is not needed

A report commissioned by the European Climate Foundation states that the Shannon LNG project is not needed to ensure security of energy supply.The report states that new gas infrastructure projects would be a waste of EU funds.The planned liquefied natural gas terminal for the ...

yesterday 15:04 open_in_new
New Kerry to Manchester flight announced

A new Kerry Airport to Manchester route has been announced.Ryanair will operate the service to the UK twice a week from the end of March.The flights will depart and return on Thursdays and Sundays.

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yesterday 11:55 open_in_new
€1.4 million announced for Dale Road upgrade

€1.4 million in funding has been announced for the Dale Road, an accident blackspot in North Kerry.Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin says construction can now begin on this section of the R556 between Abbeydorney and Ballyduff, also known as ...

yesterday 11:55 open_in_new
Great Blasket Island job gets over 23,000 applications

Inis Tuaisceart, An Fear Marbh, the Sleeping Giant - one of the Blasket Islands off the coast of West Kerry. Photo by Marian O'FlahertyA job advertisement for the Great Blasket Island has received over 23,000 applications.Billy O’Connor and Alice Hayes, who manage the West Kerry island are ...

yesterday 09:49 open_in_new
Meeting hears Kerry already has its share of wind turbines

Kerry already has its share of wind turbines.That was the message from the majority of councillors at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council.The local authority is currently preparing a submission on the revised draft national wind energy development guidelines as part of the public ...

yesterday 08:46 open_in_new
Price of average three-bed semi in Kerry expected to rise by 4% in next 12 months

The price of an average three-bed semi in Kerry is expected to rise by 4% in the next 12 months.That’s according to the Real Estate Alliance Average House Price survey.It found prices in the county rose by 1.1% between September and December to €225,500. From September to December, the ...

yesterday 08:46 open_in_new
Ashes of deceased being stored on shelves due to lack of Kerry graveyard facilities

Photo: PixabayThe ashes of deceased people are being stored on shelves and cabinets due to a lack of suitable facilities in Kerry graveyards.That’s according to Independent Cllr Brendan Cronin.In a motion at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council, Cllr Brendan Cronin asked why the ...

2020-01-20 21:07 open_in_new
11% drop in Kerry claims relating to uninsured drivers

There was an 11% drop in insurance claims relating to uninsured drivers in Kerry last year.That’s according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland which compensates victims of road traffic accidents caused by uninsured and unidentified vehicles.The MIBI says it received 49 claims ...

2020-01-20 21:07 open_in_new
Bogus caller posing as council worker scams Tralee householder

Gardaí have warned people to be vigilant of door-to-door callers, after a man posing as a council worker scammed a sum of money from a Tralee householder.The incident occurred on Tuesday, January 14th, when the man arrived at the door and claimed the householder had failed to pay a local ...

2020-01-20 21:07 open_in_new
Clifford To Captain Kerry Senior Football Team

David Clifford is the new captain of the Kerry Senior football team.County champions East Kerry have nominated the Fossa forward to lead the Kingdom for 2020.The nomination will be ratified at the County Committee meeting next Monday. Former Kerry captain Billy O’Shea ...

2020-01-20 20:04 open_in_new
Michael Healy-Rae says he was told by gardaí that permit was issued for fund-raising raffle

Photo: Kerry County CouncilMichael Healy-Rae says he was told by gardaí that they had issued a permit which would allow him hold a fundraising raffle.The Kerry TD has confirmed that gardaí are querying the permit.Gardaí say concerns have been raised about the election fundraising raffle for ...

2020-01-20 16:55 open_in_new
Calls to provide pensions for Community Employment Supervisors

The Mid-Kerry Supervisor’s Network has called on the next Government to implement a 2008 Labour Court Recommendation to provide pensions for Community Employment scheme supervisors.The recommendation, which would apply to 1250 workers nationally, has been outstanding for 11 years.Unions ...

2020-01-20 16:55 open_in_new