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Contractor carrying out inventory of Kerry’s public lighting

A contractor has been engaged by Kerry County Council to carry out an inventory of all the public lights in the county. This is part...

House prices rise in Kerry by 7.5 percent in 2016

The average house price in Kerry rose by 7.5 percent in 2016. An analysis by the Sunday Business Post shows that the average price for...

KCC says transfer of operation of coroner service to national body long overdue

Over €300,000 will be spent by Kerry County Council in 2017 to cover the costs of the county's coroners. This includes salaries of the coroners...

Council to look at developing skate park at Wetlands in Tralee

Kerry County Council is to look at developing a skatepark at the Wetlands, Tralee. The issue was raised at the recent meeting of Tralee Municipal...

MEP calls for dual diagnosis for addiction and mental health issues

An Ireland South MEP has called for dual diagnosis to deal with mental health and addiction issues. Dual diagnosis is the treatment of a patient's...

Kerry MEP warns of new and serious threat to Irish agriculture

A Kerry MEP says a new and serious threat to Irish agriculture has emerged at the European Parliament in Brussels. Sean Kelly says this involves...

Kerry Tourism targets growing German market

Kerry will have a strong presence at the CMT Fair, Europe's largest consumer travel show, in Stuttgart, Germany next week (14 - 22 January). It...

KCC plans to spent almost 1.8 million on housing support grants

Almost 1.8 million euro will be spent on housing support grants by Kerry County Council in 2017. This includes the Mobility Aids Scheme and Housing...

Manager appointed to new South-West Regional Skills Forum

A manager has been appointed to a new skills forum, designed to link industry with education and training providers to increase the skills pool. Dr...

Over 270 new jobs created by Enterprise Ireland client companies in Kerry last year

Over 270 new jobs were created by companies supported by Enterprise Ireland in Kerry last year. The 272 new jobs bring to 4,677 the numbers...

53% increase in allowances paid to Kerry county councillors

There's been a 53% increase in the amount of money Kerry County Council is paying in allowances to councillors. Budget 2018 shows the local authority...

Several development sites up for sale in Tralee

Several development sites are up for sale in Tralee. The former Goblin/Kerryman site situated on Clash Road is to be sold jointly by Ger Carmody...

Head of Bank of Ireland in Kerry apologises for tracker mortgage scandal

The Head of Bank of Ireland in Kerry has apologised to those affected by the tracker mortgage scandal. Last week an additional 6,000 Bank of...

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Meet Kerry Carer of the Year – November 17th, 2017

Liz Forde from Ardfert is the Kerry Carer of the Year. The award is presented by the Kerry Branch of Family Carers Ireland. She was...

Don’t Blindside the Visually Impaired with Obstacles – November 17th, 2017

The National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) has launched a campaign to ensure clear access for people who are vision impaired. Joan...

Call from the Dáil – November 17th, 2017

Michael O’Regan, political correspondent with The Irish Times, examines the political events of the week including the Fine Gael national executive member who has...