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The Department of Justice says the Cahersiveen premises offered for direct provision originally had a planned capacity for 300 residents.The former Skellig Star Hotel opened as a centre for asylum seekers in March, as part of the department’s emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.The local community and public representatives were informed of the move only days in advance, with...
The Department of Social Protection has responded to claims people residing outside the country are fraudulently receiving the Pandemic Unemployment Payment.  The department was replying to Radio Kerry’s query on the bona fides of those receiving the welfare payment, following reports some Irish people in Australia applied for – and are benefiting from – the €350 per week payment....
It’s emerged that a Kerry TD failed to declare his directorship of a company in the county.  All TDs and senators are required to declare their business interests and property ownerships yearly in the Registers of Members’ Interests.  In the most recent publication, Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae listed 21 land parcels or properties, four occupations and one directorship in...
An EPA report says water supplies were overdosed with disinfectant in a West Kerry water treatment plant.The EPA found Kerry County Council failed to manage an incident in order to maintain water quality and protect public health at the Dingle Water Treatment Plant in January of 2020.The EPA has since made a number of recommendations.What is the background to...
With the general election coming up, you can imagine that the candidates and parties would like to know what political leanings the people of Kerry have. Through social media, you could potentially be giving candidates and political parties all they need to know about you. How are some social media users goinging out of their way to give this...
Something we’ve heard a number of times here in Radio Kerry in relation to planning applications is that some objections and appeals come from parties who purport to be someone else.   This issue was mentioned in particular after planning permission was granted for a South Kerry hotel, a decision which was appealed – successfully – to An Bord Pleanála....
Kerry County Council’s Machinery Yard spent €4.1 million last year (2018).Kerry County Council revealed the total costs for their Machinery Yard over the past five years in a number of categories, including wages, maintenance costs, overheads and fuel costs.Eamonn Hickson has been looking through the figures. Give me an overview of costs for 2018?€2.47 million was spent on staff...
The oral hearing into the proposed South Kerry Greenway began in Tralee on Tuesday, 8th October, 2019. Kerry County Council decided to acquire the lands needed by compulsory purchase order, following failure to secure agreement over the years with some landowners along the 32-kilometre route from Glenbeigh to Renard. Over 100 people attended the opening day of the oral...
Over the past couple of years, social media sites have come under scrutiny over how much data they collect on their users, and how they re-purpose that information, primarily for advertising.But what, really, does the likes of Facebook actually know about you, and how can such info be used to, potentially, influence your thinking and consideration? Is that even...
From 30th June 2019, the Central Credit Register is taking credit information on hire purchase, PCPs and similar type of finance for loans of €500 or more. In response to a query from Radio Kerry, the Central Bank says the CCR is also obliged to request a borrower’s credit report when considering these types of loans if the amount is...

Seventeen more people die from coronavirus

A further 17 people with COVID-19 have died in this country.It brings the total number of deaths nationally to 1,631.It was also announced this...

77% Jump In Numbers On Inpatient and Day Case Waiting Lists At UHK

There’s been a 77% jump in the number of people on in-patient or day-case waiting lists at University Hospital Kerry.That’s according to figures from...

Unique chance to see SpaceX rocket in Kerry skies tonight

Kerry people have a unique opportunity to see history being made tonight as the SpaceX rocket will be visible in the night sky.Billionaire Elon...

KDYS Youth Slot – May 27th, 2020

Managing the sometimes difficult transition from primary to secondary school. Deirdre spoke to youth worker Gareth Harteveld, as well as Margaret Finch from Beale...

Medical Matters – May 27th, 2020

Medical Matters with Dr.Eamonn Shanahan

Episode 9: Bronze Age Spear Head

Curator of Kerry County Museum, Helen O’Carroll tells the story of the spearhead