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Valentia Coast Guard urging people to prepare for the unexpected during outdoor activities

Valentia Coast Guard is urging people to be prepared for the unexpected when taking part in outdoor activities.They are highlighting the dangers associated with outdoor activities and advising people to take the necessary pre-cautions in advance.Divisional controller with the Irish Coast Guard ...

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€56,100 in funding for Kerry social enterprises

Kerry social enterprises will benefit from €56,100 in funding under the Community Services Programme support fund.Minister for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin welcomed the funding, saying the programme supports community organisations to provide social, economic and environmental ...

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Authorities hiding behind Hen Harrier plan according to farmers

The National Parks and Wildlife Service and Minster for Heritage are hiding behind the hen harrier consultation process according to farmers.The Draft Threat Response Plan on the Hen Harrier population is being finalised by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, for public ...

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Kerry councillor calls for bad bend near Kilflynn to be removed

A Kerry councillor is calling for a bad bend near Kilflynn to be removed.Speaking at the recent Listowel Municipal District meeting, councillor John Lucid asked Kerry County Council to remove the L 1028-10 bend.It is located between three businesses, a primary school and Crotta ...

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Kerry applicants sought for Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund of €75,000

Kerry people are being urged to apply for the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund of €75,000.The deadline for applications has been extended until January 25th.This grant will enable people to start or further develop a community food-growing project in their area. Awards range from €500 to ...

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Gardaí appeal for witnesses following vandalism in Castleisland graveyard

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to come forward following vandalism in a graveyard in Castleisland. The incident took place yesterday evening in St Stephen’s graveyard, which is located just off the town and Gardaí are investigating. Several ornaments, plaques and plants were ...

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Kerry lotto player wins over €289,000

A lucky Kerry lotto player won over €289,000 (€289,861) in last night’s draw. The Kerry player came close to hitting the €5.2 million Lotto jackpot. They matched five numbers and the bonus on the ticket which was bought in Buckley’s Great Gas, East End in Ballybunion. ...

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MEP says new proposals will benefit those holidaying outside the EU

The European Parliament has backed new proposals that’ll help Irish people who lose their passports when travelling outside the EU.MEPs this week voted on rules to improve emergency help for those who’ve lost their passports and who may find themselves in a place, that doesn’t ...

yesterday 18:25 open_in_new
Kerry volunteers to contribute to proposed national volunteering strategy

Kerry volunteers will get the chance to contribute to the proposed national volunteering strategy.Focus groups have been organised for Listowel, Tralee, Killarney and Waterville in January for volunteers, organisations and communities to have their say.In addition, questionnaires and in-depth ...

yesterday 18:25 open_in_new
Kerry woman to appear on Winning Streak this evening

A Kerry woman will appear on Winning Streak this evening.Peggie Fitzgibbon from Kenmare in Kerry only discovered she had been selected to appear on the gameshow after she returned home from her aunt 85th birthday dinner last Saturday evening.Peggie will be on the show later this evening. ...

yesterday 18:25 open_in_new
Over €7,000 worth of drugs seized in South Kerry

Over €7,000 worth of drugs have been seized in South Kerry. Gardaí have seized suspected cocaine, cannabis and controlled drugs worth an estimated value of €7,200 following a search at a house in Cahersiveen yesterday. Shortly after 10pm Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by uniformed ...

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All categories of crime in Kerry on the rise

All categories of crime are on the rise in Kerry.Figures revealed at the recent Joint Policing Committee meeting show that all monitored categories of crime increased last year when compared with 2017.The number of instances of property crime in Kerry in 2018 was 1,267, which represents an ...

yesterday 13:10 open_in_new
Brexit has affected the sale of holiday homes in Kerry

Brexit has affected the sale of holiday homes in Kerry.That’s according to the Irish Independent, which this morning revealed a breakdown of property prices throughout the country.Property prices in the county are up 8% in the last twelve months, slightly below the national average of 9%. ...

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Calls to provide pedestrian crossing outside Killarney school

Domnick Walsh www.dwalshphoto.ieThere are calls to provide a pedestrian crossing outside a Killarney school.Councillor Maura Healy-Rae brought a motion to the recent meeting of the Killarney Municipal District, calling for Kerry County Council to provide a crossing at Fossa National School.She ...

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Irish Businesses should support their UK counterparts through Brexit

Irish businesses need to help and work with their UK counterparts during the Brexit transition according to Ryanair Chief Operating Officer, Peter Bellew.Mr Bellew was speaking about the Business Challenges of Brexit at the Killarney Economic Conference.Mr Bellew warned that the Brexit process ...

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Councillor John Sheahan selected to run for Fine Gael in local elections

REPRO FREE - Cllr. John Sheahan the new cathaoirleach of the Killarney Municipal District at the annual meeting of the Kerry County Council and Municipal Districts at the Cluncil Chamber in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoterry Ireland Mobile Phone : ...

yesterday 12:07 open_in_new
Kerry Independent Alliance selects candidate to contest upcoming local elections

http://www.radiokerry.ie/wp-content/uploads/sites/16/Michael-Gleeson-2-696x1046.jpgThe Kerry Independent Alliance has selected their candidate to contest the upcoming local elections in the Killarney electoral area.Members chose councillor Michael Gleeson to run in May’s local elections ...

2019-01-18 20:16 open_in_new
It’s not yet known if Kerry gardaí will be disciplined in relation to youth programme failures

It’s not known yet if any Kerry gardaí will be disciplined in relation to failures in a youth programme.Superintendent of the Tralee Garda Division Dan Keane revealed that 20 people in Kerry have been affected by failures in the Garda Youth Diversion programme.He says the victims were due ...

2019-01-18 20:16 open_in_new
Call for forestry companies to enter into bonds to repair roads and cut hedges

There’s a call for forestry companies to enter into a bond with councils to have hedges cut along land forestry is planted on, and to repair roads.A recent report by the Department of Agriculture shows that over 57,000 hectares of land in Kerry is under forest cover; that’s 12% of ...

2019-01-18 17:07 open_in_new
Gardaí investigate peer-to-peer lending aspect of closure of Tralee company

Gardaí are investigating the peer-to-peer lending aspect of the closure of a Tralee company.Premier Irish Golf Tours Ltd company director David McMahon emailed customers on the 7th of July last, to say the business was closing, blaming the failure of a promised investment to materialise.The ...

2019-01-18 17:07 open_in_new
20 people in Kerry affected by failures in Garda Youth Diversion programme

20 people in Kerry have been affected by failures in the Garda Youth Diversion programme.Yesterday it was revealed that 3,500 children nationally got away with committing almost 8,000 crimes, including serious crimes, over a seven-year period.At this morning’s Joint Policing Committee meeting, ...

2019-01-18 17:07 open_in_new