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Kerry business wins gold at Family Business Awards

A Kerry business has won two national awards at the Energia Family Business Awards 2019.Energywise Ireland won gold in the Tech Family Business of the Year category, and silver in the Property or Construction Family Business of the Year.The awards recognise businesses which have drawn on family ...

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Average voter turnout in Kerry at 28%

Voter turnout in Kerry is between 28 and 29% on average at this stage ahead of the traditional teatime rush.Kerry’s 140 polling stations opened at 7 o’clock this morning and will close at 10 o’clock tonight.Kerry voters are today deciding the shape of the new Kerry County ...

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€350,000 to upgrade two Kerry wastewater treatment plants

€350,000 is being allocated to two Kerry wastewater treatment plants.Irish Water is upgrading the facilities in Ballyduff and Knightstown, as part of a large-scale nationwide scheme to benefit communities and protect the environment.The works are being carried out in partnership with Kerry ...

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Official launch of Killarney Golf and Fishing Club’s new pro-shop

Andy Kenny teeing off with Professional Mark Heinemann, Mary Sheehy Lady Captain, James Curran Captain and Tom Prendergast President at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club., Killarney.Killarney Golf and Fishing Club’s new pro-shop is being officially opened this evening.In February, the club ...

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Kerry students taking part in climate action strike

Kerry students are taking part in a climate action strike today to demand the government deal with the issue of climate change.Today’s Fridays for Future strike is the second demonstration of its kind this year, organised by the Schools Climate Action Network, and students are taking part ...

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Kerryman newspaper scoops national award

The Kerryman newspaper has scooped a major national award.The paper won the Best Designed Front Page” category in Local Ireland Media Awards last night for their coverage of the Kerry Babies cold case.The Kerryman were also runners-up in the “Best Local Advert” section. The awards ...

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Three Kerry men to take part in All Ireland Sheep Shearing competition

Three Kerry men will be taking part in the All-Ireland Sheep Shearing competition this weekend.The event, which will see over 1,000 sheep descend on Cashel, Co Tipperary, will take place tomorrow and Sunday.There will be five shearing competitions with over 100 competitors. Those flying the ...

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Annascaul Black Pudding to represent Kerry at National Enterprise Awards

Pictured ahead of the 2019 National Enterprise Awards are finalists Elaine and Thomas Ashe from Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who are representing Local Enterprise Office Kerry on May 29th in Dublin’s Mansion House. The gala event is organised by the Local Enterprise Offices every year to ...

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Voter turnout in Kerry at 16%

Voter turnout in Kerry is on average 16% this lunchtime.Voters are casting their ballots in 140 polling stations across the county in the local and European elections and the Divorce Referendum.62 candidates are running in six local electoral areas for 33 seats on Kerry County Council. There ...

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Kerry Roads Policing Unit enforcing reduced speed for National Slow Down Day

Photo: https://www.facebook.com/Garda-Síochána-Cork-Kerry-Limerick-Southern-Region-676247719139199/The Kerry Roads Policing Unit are enforcing the importance of reducing speed on the county’s roads for National Slow Down Day.The 24-hour initiative, which is supported by the Road Safety ...

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Corca Dhuibhne Credit Union increasing loan book by 20% annually

Corca Dhuibhne Credit Union has increased its loan book by 20% annually over the last four years.The financial institution, which serves the Dingle Peninsula from Dún Chaoin to Camp, recently won a national award for using the Irish language as a marketing tool.Comhar Chreidmheasa Chorca ...

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Ballots being cast across 140 polling stations in Kerry

Ballots are being cast in Kerry’s 140 polling stations today.Voters in the county will be making their voices heard in the local and European elections and the Divorce Referendum.Voters will be presented with up to three ballot papers at polling stations in Kerry today, depending on their ...

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President of Ireland to visit Kerry tomorrow

The President of Ireland Michael D Higgins will visit Kerry tomorrow (Saturday).President Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins will attend a ceremony in St John’s Theatre, Listowel at 11.30am.He will also unveil a commemorative plaque to mark Listowel’s success in the national Tidy ...

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Tralee students honoured at school awards this afternoon

Tralee students were honoured at school awards this afternoon.The annual Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards Ceremony celebrated the school’s successes and the achievements of its students over the past academic year.Principal Richard Lawlor said the awards reflect school policy, which strives ...

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Valentia Coastguard co-ordinates medi-vac of French fisherman

Shannon helicopter Rescue 115 has been tasked to a French fishing vessel, where it’s believed a crew member has had a suspected cardiac arrest.The alarm was raised late this afternoon by crew on the vessel, which is currently 80 miles west of Loop Head.It’s understood the man is ...

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GSOC confirm investigation into Kerry election register

The Garda Síochaná Ombudsman Commission has confirmed its opened an investigation into alleged irregularities in voter registration in KerryGSOC has opened a public interest investigation under section 102 of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005.The allegations relate to the supplementary register ...

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Local and European Elections Newsdesk

European election candidate for Fine Gael, Andrew Doyle says almost 25 thousand jobs have been created in Kerry and Cork since 2016.Ireland South candidate Andrew Doyle says the surge in employment reflects Fine Gael’s commitment to rural Ireland.### Sonny Foran, who’s running ...

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Higher Education Authority hasn’t appointed inspector to IT Tralee

The Higher Education Authority says it has not appointed an inspector to IT Tralee.The institute acknowledged its operational deficit this year will be €2million; this is down from €2.5million in the 2016/2017 academic year.IT Tralee says it has been vocal on the inadequacy of funding for ...

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Kerry voters reminded to bring identification to polling stations

The County Registrar is reminding voters in Kerry to ensure they bring identification to their polling station tomorrow (Friday).You will be able to cast your vote in the local and European elections and the divorce referendum between 7am and 10pm.People who need assistance when voting are being ...

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Dale Road residents meeting with council officials this evening

Residents who were not consulted about plans to close a North Kerry road to two-way traffic are to meet Kerry County Council officials this evening.The council has apologised to residents for the failure to consult them on the change to the Rathscannel or Dale road.It’ll affect a section ...

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Draft Traveller Accommodation Programme put on public display

The Kerry County Council draft Traveller Accommodation Programme has been put on public display.The proposed plan will run until 2024.It can be inspected at County Buildings in Tralee, Local Area Offices and the council’s website (www.kerrycoco.ie). Submissions on the plan will be accepted ...

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