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Call for pothole filling machine to be made available more often in North Kerry

Photo: PixabayCouncillors are calling for a pothole filling machine to be made available more often in North Kerry.Listowel Municipal District members say roads in the north of the county are built on bog and are worse than routes in the Killarney MD – the two areas currently share a ...

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Gardaí warn of counterfeit notes in circulation in Tralee

Gardaí are warning businesses to be aware of counterfeit notes circulating in Tralee following two incidents recently.On March 15th, two businesses in the town were targeted by people circulating counterfeit €50 notes.During one of the incidents, the business person realised the note was ...

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Marconi’s daughter proud of Irish roots

Events are taking place today in Ballybunion to mark the centenary of the first voice transmission from the Marconi Radio Station in north Kerry to Nova Scotia in Canada.The event is seen as a major milestone in the communications era.Marconi’s daughter, Princess Elettra Marconi Giovanelli ...

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Fr Peter McVerry to speak in Kerry

A homeless campaigner is to give a Lenten talk in Kerry next week.Fr Peter McVerry will speak on the theme: “Faith without Justice is Dead”.The founder of the Peter McVerry Trust has worked with the homeless for nearly 40 years and aims to support those living on the margins of society. ...

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Kerry’s online library services becoming increasingly popular

Kerry County Council’s online library services are becoming increasingly popular.They were used 97,674 times last year, up 66% on 2017.Library members have access to a range of books, magazines, audiobooks, newspapers, training courses, and languages online. Kerry Library say the use ...

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Two Liebherr Apprentices taking part in the National Skills Competition Final

Two Liebherr Apprentices are taking part in the National Skills Competition Final.The National Skills competition showcases over 20 varied skills and trades in a competitive setting, the winners in each event having the opportunity to represent Ireland at the World Skills Olympics in ...

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Calls for two-tier pay system to be abolished to ensure consultant vacancies can be filled in UHK

The two-tier pay system and high locum numbers need to be addressed to ensure hospital consultant jobs can be filled in Kerry.That’s according to the Vice President of the Irish Hospital Consultants Association Dr Laura Durcan.Nationally, 90% of consultants confirm the lack of suitably ...

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Cllr calls for indemnity scheme to protect landowners

Patrick Connor-Scarteen, (FG) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © A Kerry County Councillor says an indemnity scheme to protect landowners against claims should be introduced without delay.Fine Gael Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Kerry County ...

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Celebrations mark 100th anniversary of Marconi Day

Today marks the 100-year anniversary of the first East to West voice transmission from the Marconi Radio Station in Ballybunion to Nova Scotia Canada.Marconi Day celebrations are taking place in Ballybunion to mark the centenary anniversary, which was a defining event in world ...

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Kerry outreach centre says Anti-Muslim rhetoric on the rise

The Chairman of the Kerry Islamic Outreach Centre says there has been an increase in anti-Muslim sentiment in recent years particularly on online platforms.A peace vigil is being held this evening at 5.45 at The Square in Tralee in memory of those killed in the Christchurch terrorist ...

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Contract for long-awaited Ballybunion Men’s Beach toilets to go to tender this month

One Ballybunion’s public toilets located on the Ladies beach, that got a a major €60,000 facelift in the summer of 2016. Photo By : Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD ©The contract for the long-awaited new toilets for Ballybunion’s Men’s Beach is to go to tender at the end of this ...

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Irish Water to host meeting to discuss proposed sewage scheme in the county next month

Photo: Google MapsIrish Water will hold a public meeting to discuss issues with a proposed sewage scheme in the county next month.In recent days, it was confirmed the proposed start date for the Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme has been pushed out again, with Irish Water hoping to begin construction in ...

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Kerry County Councillor calling for creation of definitive footpath programme

Michael Gleeson (St. Kerry Ind. Alliance) Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - [email protected] www.dwalshphoto.comA Kerry County Councillor is calling for the creation of a definitive footpath ...

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Kerry councillor says flashing signs are needed to warn motorists of deer crossing in Killarney

A Kerry councillor says flashing signs are needed to warn motorists of deer crossing in Killarney.Speaking at the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting, Councillor John Joe Culloty called on the council to erect flashing deer crossing signs on the Ballydowney and Muckross entrances to ...

2019-03-18 20:52 open_in_new
Animation Dingle looks forward to its 7th festival

The seventh annual Animation Dingle Fesitval takes place next weekend.This year speakers include Oscar nominee Nora Twomey, Pixar writer / director Bob Peterson and Oscar winner Richard Baneham.JAM Media’s John Rice from Abbeydorney and the Dingle Film Festival are the driving forces ...

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Excavation to take place on Tralee road with caving issue

Kerry County Council is to excavate a major road in Tralee to investigate why lags are appearing on it.Councillors Terry O’Brien and Graham Spring both called on the local authority to assess the ongoing caving issue on the Bracker O’Regan road.The road was constructed in 2009 and ...

2019-03-18 16:40 open_in_new
Kerry councillor says the county needs more one and two-bedroom homes for social housing

A Kerry councillor says the county needs more one and two-bedroom homes.At a recent Killarney Municipal District Meeting, Councillor Niall Kelleher said Kerry County Council needs to construct more one and two-bedroom homes for social housing needs.Members of the Killarney MD were shown that ...

2019-03-18 16:40 open_in_new
Inspection carried out on Tarbert road which councillor fears will collapse

An inspection has been carried out on the road leading to Tarbert ferry, which a local councillor fears will collapse with the weight of trucks.Cllr Liam Purtill raised the issue at the recent Listowel Municipal District meeting, asking when work will be carried out on the underside of the N67 ...

2019-03-18 15:37 open_in_new
Sneem Digital Hub to open in the coming weeks

A digital hub will open in South Kerry in the coming weeks.The Sneem Digital Hub will provide high-speed broadband, hot-desking for remote workers, a low-cost base for business start-ups and options for companies seeking to expand remotely.Video conferencing technology and meeting rooms will ...

2019-03-18 13:31 open_in_new
Kerry man claims gold at Special Olympics

A Kerry man has claimed gold at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi.Castleisland’s Gary O Sullivan was victorious at the summer leg of the games in the 4kg shot put competition.Gary was representing the Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club at this year’s games.

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2019-03-17 20:43 open_in_new
Mayor of Kerry visits New York for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

REPRO FREE - Norma Foley who was elected the new Kerry County Mayor at the annual meeting of the Kerry County Council and Municipal Districts at the Council Chamber in Tralee, Co Kerry. Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoterry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land ...

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