Mark Leen speaks out on Sunday newspaper article

Tralee entertainer Mark Leen has said that he has received substantial support from people in Kerry following a Sunday newspaper article which revealed details of previous convictions for shoplifting, forgery and theft. The Elvis impersonator who will headline this year’s Rose of Tralee Festival said he was shocked, hurt and angry when he read details of his history in the Sunday Mirror newspaper.Mark Leen said the offences were committed when he was a teenager with a drink problem, and that he has since turned his life around and tried to make amends to individuals and to the community through charity work.