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Details of Uíbh Ráthach regeneration plan announced

Details have emerged of the blueprints for the revitalisation of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht area.The Report and Action Plan of the Uíbh Ráthach Gaeltacht Interagency Taskforce will be officially launched tomorrow night by the Minister of State for Gaeilge, the Gaeltacht and the Islands, ...

yesterday 18:58 open_in_new
New FLAG project officer for South West region

BIM - headshots. February 2017The South West region has a new Fisheries Local Action Group project officer.Brenda O’Riordan of Bord Iascaigh Mhara has been announced as the new project officer for the FLAG in the South West.The FLAG programme is co funded by the Irish Government and the ...

yesterday 18:58 open_in_new
Kerry TD seeks housing funding

Photo: Kerry County CouncilIndependent Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae is seeking funding for housing in the county.Kerry County Council has submitted a request for 45 units under the Voids Programme, which was set up to assist local authorities with upgrading properties for re-letting.The request ...

yesterday 18:58 open_in_new
Kerry FAI Director says grassroots members back reform

Grassroots Director for the FAI, Tom O’Shea, says the grassroots members back reform in the organisation.Mr. O’Shea, who hails from Killarney, was speaking on Radio Kerry’s Sunday Sports Show following the FAI’s EGM yesterday evening.The Sport Ireland / FAI Governance ...

yesterday 18:58 open_in_new
Roadworks on M7 to cause delays for Kerry supporters

For any Kerry fans making the journey to Croke Park today, there are delays on the M7 main Dublin road through Kildare.Roadworks at Naas mean traffic is moving slower, with possible lane closures throughout the day.In the capital, Pearse and Tara Street stations are both closed for engineering ...

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West Kerry Agricultural Show expected to draw large crowd

Large crowds are expected to descend on Dingle today for the annual West Kerry Agricultural Show.Some road closures will be in place close to the showgrounds at the mart.Among the attractions are classes for horses, cattle, sheep and dogs. There will also be a selection of crafts and home ...

yesterday 11:37 open_in_new
Areas in Kerry could be deemed rent pressure zones

Photo: PixabayAreas in Kerry could be deemed rent pressure zones as they’re being monitored by the Residential Tenancies Board.Tralee Area President for St Vincent de Paul, Paddy Kevane recently called for Tralee and Dingle to be included in such zones, after it was revealed it’s costing ...

2019-07-20 20:49 open_in_new
Kerry on many people’s bucket list

A survey by a popular travel website has shown Kerry is near the top of many people’s bucket list.Big 7 Travel, which has an audience of 1.5 million, announced its “Top 50 Bucket List Destinations 2019” in recent days.Kerry comes in third, beating such iconic cities as New York, Paris ...

2019-07-20 20:49 open_in_new
The N22 Tralee-Killarney Road fully reopened after repair works

The N22 Tralee-Killarney Road has fully reopened, following repair works on a burst water main.The road was flooded earlier today due to the burst pipe; this also caused severe damage to the road structure.Kerry County Council staff had been on site since early this morning and, along with ...

2019-07-20 19:46 open_in_new
Nearly 500 homes and businesses without power in South Kerry

Nearly 500 homes and businesses are without power in South Kerry.According to the ESB Powercheck website, two faults have occurred, which are affecting the supply to customers in parts of Sneem and Kenmare.The fault in Sneem is affecting 450 homes, while 45 are without power north of Kenmare. ...

2019-07-20 18:43 open_in_new
North Kerry vintage club celebrates anniversary of iconic tractor

A north Kerry vintage club is celebrating forty years of an iconic tractor this weekend.Lixnaw Vintage Club will be hosting an event in the village marking the milestone for the Ford TW.There will also be a car and tractor run on Saturday night to raise funds for Pieta House. Morgan ...

2019-07-20 15:34 open_in_new
Burst pipe at Farranfore repaired but delays still likely for a number of hours

Kerry County Council says it’ll be early evening before works on the Tralee-Killarney road are complete.The N22 at Farranfore Village was completely flooded earlier today due to a burst water main; the roadway also suffered severe damage.Diversions are in place, which include travelling ...

2019-07-20 15:34 open_in_new
Nearly 200 homes and businesses without power outside Tralee

Nearly 200 homes and businesses are without power outside Tralee.According to the ESB Powercheck website, a fault has occurred, which is affecting the supply to customers in parts of Ballymacelligott.Power is expected to be restored by 2 o’clock this afternoon.

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2019-07-20 15:34 open_in_new
Kerry’s need for one-bedroom council houses to be assessed

The Housing Minister says he’ll be looking at the need for one-bedroom council houses in Kerry, as the county’s housing demands are assessed.As of May this year, there were just under 2,000 qualified applicants on the one-bedroom social housing waiting list in Kerry.Of that number, 144 have ...

2019-07-20 15:34 open_in_new
Kerry County Council continuing to work on a burst water pipe on one of the busiest roads in the county

Kerry County Council is continuing to work on a burst water main on one of the busiest roads in the county.The N22 Tralee-Killarney Road at Farranfore is completely flooded and the roadway has been severely damaged due a burst pipe.Kerry County Council and local gardaí have been in Farranfore ...

2019-07-20 14:31 open_in_new
N22 Tralee-Killarney road down to one lane due to burst water pipe

One of the busiest roads in the county is down to one lane due to a burst water pipe.Kerry County Council says the N22 Tralee-Killarney Road at Farranfore is completely flooded and the roadway has been severely damaged due a burst water mains.The council, along with gardaí, has been in ...

2019-07-20 12:25 open_in_new
Kerry TD says overcrowding at UHK is culmination of several issues

Kerry TD John Brassil says the overcrowding problem at University Hospital Kerry is a culmination of issues within the health service.The Fianna Fáil TD’s comments come after an appeal from the hospital today, for people not to attend unless in a genuine emergency.Earlier today, ...

2019-07-19 20:40 open_in_new
Housing Minister will look favourably at increasing Kerry’s reduced Disabled Person Grant

The Housing Minister says he’ll look at positively at calls for more funding for housing adaptations for people with a disability or illness in Kerry.It was revealed this week that Kerry County Council’s Disabled Person Grant allocation this year is down 29% on last year.Minister Eoghan ...

2019-07-19 20:40 open_in_new
Kingdom Greyhound Stadium withdraws support from Rose of Tralee following online threats

The Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee has confirmed that it’s to withdraw financial support from the 2019 Rose of Tralee Festival.They say the decision has been taken following malicious online threats to both festival Ambassadors and Roses themselves.The festival was coming under ...

2019-07-19 20:40 open_in_new
Thunder and lightning may have been factor in fire service call to South Kerry

It’s understood that thunder and lightning may have been a factor in the fire service attending an incident in South Kerry this morning.Four units of Cahersiveen, Sneem and Killorglin fire service were called to a commercial premises in Waterville this morning.The units were at the scene ...

2019-07-19 18:34 open_in_new
Mid-Kerry Biddy awarded cultural heritage status

The mid-Kerry Biddy has been awarded intangible cultural heritage status by the government.The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, has launched a National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage.The Biddy is one of 30 cultural practices that have been honoured by ...

2019-07-19 17:31 open_in_new