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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...
The electricity industry in Ireland is undergoing unprecedented change, facilitating our country’s transition to a low carbon energy system, while providing secure supplies of green and affordable energy to our homes and businesses.ESB Networks is tasked with leading this charge and, as part of its information-gathering process, it’s trialling technologies on the Dingle Peninsula in recent months.A pilot programme...
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...

6 new COVID-19 related deaths and 269 new cases

The Department of Health has been notified of 6 additional COVID-19 related deaths this evening.The Department has also reported 269 new cases of the...

Progress on restoring Kerry freshwater pearl mussel populations a highlight of Biodiversity Working Group

Progress on restoring freshwater pearl mussel populations in Kerry is a highlight of the Biodiversity Working Group.It oversees the National Biodiversity Action Plan 2017-2021,...

Two Kerry gardaí injured after high speed chase

Two members of An Garda Síochána were injured following a collision after a high-speed chase in South Kerry at the weekend.A car failed to...

Tens of Thousand Driving Tests Postponed – November 25th, 2020

The postponement of the tests was caused by the pandemic. Mayo Sinn Féin TD Rose Conway-Walsh says decisive action is needed to tackle the...