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Halligan in Hot Water over Interview Question to Woman – November 9th, 2017

The junior minister for employment, John Halligan, has apologised after he was fined €7,500 for a breach of anti-discrimination laws. At a job interview,...

The Mother’s Who’s Fundraising Online to Pay for her Son’s Physiotherapy Following Health Service...

Norita Brosnan from Currow has had to set up a GoFundMe page to pay for physiotherapy for 12-year-old son, Shane, who has profound disabilities.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/2017_11_07_fund.mp3

Unaccompanied L-Drivers Plan Doesn’t Acknowledge Realities of Rural Life – November 8th, 2017

The Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, will bring plans to Cabinet to prosecute the owners of cars if a learner driver is found driving...

The Joe Stalin Approach Alive and Well in Tralee Politics? – November 8th, 2017

At this week’s meeting of the Tralee Municipal District, Fine Gael councillor, Jim Finucane, accused Cllr Pa Daly of Sinn Féin of having a...

A Problem Shared – November 8th, 2017

Dealing with guilt and arguments over money are discussed this week by Tony and Val. What can you do if your partner seems to...

Coaches Give Our Kids a Sporting Chance, Not Just the Gifted – November 7th,...

This listener has been telling Treasa Murphy that coaches and trainers should give children and teenagers who are not as gifted as other players...

Rats swinging off the branches of trees – November 7th, 2017

Kerry County Council is investigating reports of rats 'swinging off the branches of trees' in a north Kerry estate. Amy Goggin told Jerry about...

Footprints – November 7th, 2017

On the first Tuesday of every month, Mike Lynch, who’s an archivist with Kerry Library, looks at events that made the news in the...

No Buyer’s Regret Over Voting for Trump – November 7th, 2017

Back in 2015, Brendan Laffey predicted that Donal Trump would be elected US President. A year on from his election, would he still vote...

‘A Carnival Barker of the Extreme Nature’ – November 6th, 2017

Tom Cahill was born in the US but has now acquired Irish citizenship. He has nothing but contempt for Donald Trump who has blamed...

Works to commence on a multi-million euro road project in Killorglin

Works will commence this month on a multi-million euro road project in Killorglin.Kerry County Council has confirmed that a €3.6 million road improvement...

Almost 180 patients on University Hospital Kerry’s orthopaedic waiting list

Almost 180 patients are on University Hospital Kerry's orthopaedic waiting list.The figure was revealed following a parliamentary question from Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae.Health...

28 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry today

There are 28 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry's Emergency Department today.That's according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives' Organisation.Nationally, there are...

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The Election that Changed Everything – December 14th, 2018

Events are being held to honour the four Kerrymen who were elected MPs a century ago and who went on to sit as members...

From Women’s Suffrage to #MeToo: Young Women in Modern Ireland – December 14th, 2018

An event to celebrate young women in modern Ireland took place in Tralee yesterday. The EmPowerMe event, which marked the 100th anniversary of Irish...

Call from the Dáil – December 14th, 2018

John Downing, political editor of the Irish Independent, looks at the week when events in Westminster cast a shadow over politics here.