News

Two crisis meetings on hospital future

Two crisis meetings on hospital future

AS fears continue to mount for the future status of University Hospital Kerry, it emerged today that Health Minister, Simon Harris, is to meet with Kerry TDs and senators, hospital management and senior HSE officials in the South/South West Hospital Group to discuss the future of the facility. Separately, the hospital has asked all Kerry… Read More…

Gardai seize suspected cannabis and dud cash

Gardai seize suspected cannabis and dud cash

GARDAI in Kerry have arrested a man in his late teens for questioning after a quantity of what is suspected to be cannabis and an amount of counterfeit cash was seized. It is believed that the cannabis – which is subject to analysis – has an estimated street value of over €9,000. Counterfeit notes were… Read More…

Sport

GAA bosses awaiting ref’s report

GAA bosses awaiting ref’s report

AS GAA supporters prepare for the big senior football championship showdown between champions, Dr Crokes and Dingle, the Kerry County Board has issued a one-line statement in response to the violent brawl that erupted during Sunday’s semi-final in Tralee. Players and mentors from both sides became involved in a very nasty sideline altercation in the… Read More…

Coach Cormac happy with big win

Coach Cormac happy with big win

KILLARNEY’S Scott’s Lakers got back to winning ways at the weekend with a comprehensive victory on the road against Limerick Celtics. Following two successive defeats, coach Cormac O’Donoghue will be relieved that the early season form has been restored and Lakers were always in control in this encounter. They led 24-15 at the end of… Read More…

Business

Help enlisted to attract more events

Help enlisted to attract more events

THE Kerry Convention Bureau and Fáilte Ireland have joined forces to recruit academics and thought leaders in the region to bring more international conferences to the area. Those involved in the fields of food science, education, economics, accessibility and sports, from local organisations and educational institutions, were given a special briefing in Muckross Park Hotel… Read More…

County town slips up in IBAL ratings

County town slips up in IBAL ratings

LESS than three years after it was named Ireland’s Top Tourism Town, by Fáilte Ireland, Tralee has slipped to the bottom seven of all towns and cities surveyed in the Irish Business Against Litter League, administered by An Taisce. While Killarney finished in an impressive sixth place overall, Tralee was described as being “moderately littered”… Read More…

Features

Aherns add Mazda to their BMW and Opel franchises

Aherns add Mazda to their BMW and Opel franchises

MAZDA Ireland has new representation in Kerry and the south west of the country as Ahern’s of Castleisland have been appointed as the latest official Mazda retailer to complete the newly redeveloped network. Ahern’s Mazda is now one of 19 Mazda retailers across the country, supplying Kerry and surrounding counties with the award-winning Japanese vehicles.… Read More…