A dedicated support room for witnesses attending court will be officially opened today in Tralee Courthouse. The facility will provide a safe space for clients of the Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre – it will also be used by ADAPT Kerry Women’s Refuge, Tralee Women’s Resource Centre & Federation of Victim Assistance. Manager of the Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, Vera O’Leary said the creation of the support room in Tralee was identified through client consultation. She said among the speakers at today’s official opening is a client who had a positive experience through the utilisation of a similar room in Dublin. [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/55118/medium/”] The support room will be launched by Dr Mary McCaffery this evening at 5 o’clock; retired Garda Inspector Barry O’Rourke and Regional Manager of the Courts Service Eamon Kiely will also attend the launch.
Semi-final draws are to take place this weekend for various Kerry Schoolboys/Girls Cup competitions.Those draws will be live on Radio Kerry.Padraig Harnett reports
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3