New golf club boosts Kerry Airport business

The opening of an exclusive golf club on a headland in south Kerry has contributed to a “significant” increase in business for Kerry Airport, the latter’s AGM has heard

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People warned to keep dogs out of Killarney lake due to harmful algal scum

Signs warning of algal scum and a danger to dogs are once again being erected along the shores of Lough Leane, Killarney’s biggest lake and the jewel in the crown of its tourist industry in the Killarney National Park.

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50th anniversary of visit by Charles de Gaulle to be marked in Co Kerry

The 50th anniversary of Charles de Gaulle’s unannounced visit to Ireland will be remembered in Co Kerry today.

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Cyclist, 30s, dies after collision in Kerry

The man died after being struck by a car while cycling on the Gap of Dunloe Road near Beaufort.

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Permission granted for controversial battery plant in Kerry

Kerry County Council is being asked to set out its policies for “emerging technologies” after it gave the go-ahead for a controversial battery storage plant near an electricity substation in Sliabh Luachra.

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Call for council to take over Killarney National Park

A call has been made for the Council in Kerry to take over the 10,200-hectare Killarney National Park so it can be properly staffed and maintained.

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Drew Harris must conduct 'immediate' investigation into allegations surrounding electoral register

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is being urged to conduct an “immediate” and full investigation into allegations surrounding registration forms for the supplementary electoral register in County Kerry.

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HSE confirm seven patients whose scans were misread at Kerry hospital have died

The HSE has confirmed seven patients whose scans were missed or misread and whose cancer diagnoses were delayed at University Hospital Kerry have now died.

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Opposition to laws curbing headstone heights in Kerry

Attempts by Kerry County Council to curb the height of new headstones in about 150 public graveyards are meeting with resistance.

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Kerry legend battles planning move

Famous Kerry footballer Mick O’Connell and a neighbour are battling with county council and department of local government planners opposed to land on Valentia Island, Co Kerry, being designated for low-density housing

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Man who died following fall on Carrauntoohil named

A man who died while out climbing on Carrauntoohil mountain in Co Kerry yesterday has been named as Ger Duffy.

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Man dies following fall on Carrauntoohil in Kerry

A man in his 50s has died on Carrauntoohil in County Kerry.

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Holiday homes plan blocked over river pollution fears

A State fisheries body has succeeded in stopping the development of holiday homes on the Ring of Kerry over fears it could cause pollution to a local river.

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Plans for extra parking space at Muckross House given go-ahead

Additional car and bus parking to cater for the large numbers of visitors to Muckross House, a protected area one of the southwest’s most popular tourist attractions in the 10,000-hectare Killarney National Park has been given the go-ahead.

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Twelve arrested for dangerous driving after attending Rally of the Lakes event

The majority of these incidents were observed by plainclothes gardaí who were deployed as part of the policing plan for the event, according to the Garda Press Office.

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Michael Fassbender 'honoured' to visit his old school in Kerry

Michael Fassbender has said it was a privilege to be back at his old secondary school in Co Kerry this week.

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Kerry shares rise on strong outlook

Kerry Group shares rose 1.2% as the ingredients and consumer foods giant reaffirmed its full-year earnings targets guidance of 6% to 10% and said more acquisitions are planned.

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JRI America to create 100 new jobs at Co Kerry technology centre

The company is hiring 25 people to work across its security operations, while the additional roles will be created within the company's testing, data and helpdesk operations.

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Charity deploys rapid response medical jeep in north Kerry

A charity has deployed its latest rapid response medical jeep to help save lives in North Kerry and West Limerick.

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Valentia aims to lead way in hydrogen energy use

A Co Kerry island is aiming to produce clean energy which could be used to power public lighting and propel its ferry service, among other uses.

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Corca Dhuibhne is on the map after local election fear

‘Corca Dhuibhne’ is on the map after John Paul Phelan, the junior local government minister signed a statutory instrument to change how the electoral area in west Kerry is referred to in the upcoming local elections.

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Gardaí in Kerry investigating suspected fire bomb attack

Gardaí in Killarney are investigating a suspected fire bomb attack on a family home in a housing estate in the early hours.

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Luxury castle hotel in Kerry refused planning for extension

A four-star luxury castle hotel in Kerry has been refused planning permission for an extension, because of the adverse impact it would have on the historic building.

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Locals object to expansion plans for Killarney creche

The owners of a large childcare facility near Killarney’s town centre have clashed with local residents over their plans for an expansion of the facility.

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'Several' staff members assaulted at Kerry hospital in past year, says GM

Several members of staff at University Hospital Kerry have been assaulted over the past year.

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International meitheal gather in Kerry to recreate boating history

An archaelogist who plans to create a craft last used by our forebearers more than a millennium ago is getting a dig out for his “dugout” boat from people from all corners of the world.

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Rhododendron bushes prevented major fire in Killarney National Park from spreading

The wall of dense rhododendron on the spine of Torc Mountain in the Killarney National Park acted as a firebreak in the early hours of Saturday morning and prevented a major fire reaching the oak, beech and pine woodlands, it has emerged.

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Hundreds of acres burned and wildlife killed in fire at Killarney National Park

The wildfires, which are believed to be deliberately set, have several times in recent years threatened the whole of the Killarney national park.

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Vintners appeal against golf club plan

A major planning row has erupted in a North Kerry village between several pub owners and a golf course over plans for an extension to its clubhouse.

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Anger in Ballinskelligs as planning permission for Cable O'Leary's is overturned

There is “palpable anger” amongst the community in Ballinskelligs in south Kerry at the decision by An Bord Pleanala to overturn planning permission for a 48-bedroom hotel as part of a major revamp of the landmark Cable O'Leary's.

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Aldi plans to build new 'Project Fresh' store in Kerry

Aldi have announced plans to open a new 'Project Fresh' store in Cahersiveen as part of its €160m Irish store network investment programme.

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Kerry pays €41m to private landlords since 2014

Private landlords in Co Kerry have been paid millions of euro in county council-let lease agreements and social housing assistance for families since 2014.

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Status yellow weather warning for Kerry to take effect tomorrow

It'll take effect from 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon to 5am on Friday.

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Injured fisherman airlifted from trawler off Kerry coast

An Irish Coast Guard helicopter airlifted an injured crew member from a fishing trawler off the south-west coast yesterday evening.

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Erosion risk fears at Valentia Island cable link site

Coastal erosion fears on Valentia Island are putting, at risk, a joint Irish-Canadian bid for Unesco world heritage status for the historic sites of the first transatlantic cable link.

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Kerry players keen to test themselves against the ‘top dog’ - Keane

Kerry manager Peter Keane believes his young players thrived on taking on football’s ‘top dogs’ in Tralee Saturday night.

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Blow to Kerry Gaeltacht community as shop closes

When the shop in the townland of Bóthar Buí, opposite Carraig Church in west Kerry, closes its doors this evening, there will only be one retail outlet left between Slea Head and the foot of Mount Brandon.

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No prosecutions after fatal accident in Gap of Dunloe

There will be no prosecutions arising from an accident near the Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry where an American couple died, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has directed.

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Jarvey trip which ended in tragic death of two US tourists will not result in prosecution - DPP

The Director of Public Prosecutions ( DPP) has directed there there is to be no prosecution arising from a tragic accident in which an American couple travelling down the narrow Gap of Dunloe mountain pass in a trap last April were killed.

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Irish shipwrecks being colonised by coral reefs

The WWI wreck located off the Kerry coast had been colonised by anemones, oysters and brachiopods.

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Kerry's Paul Murphy: Asking us to play all year round is quite the stretch

A new coach, new management, new team-mates, a new training base - all around Kerry defender Paul Murphy, there’s substantial change in green and gold for 2019. The Rathmore man is the phlegmatic sort and deals as authoritatively with the winter’s revolving doors as he does his defensive and sweeping duties on the pitch.

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Killarney traffic congestion threatening Kerry tourism

Traffic infrastructure in Killarney has fallen far behind the “industry-led” tourism business and chronic congestion is now threatening the tourism potential of the entire south-west region, a delegation from the town’s business and hotel organisations has told a council meeting.

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Former Kerry TD Tom Fleming set for political comeback

Former Kerry TD Tom Fleming has signalled plans to return to the political fray.

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Battle begins for Skellig Michael boat permits

Applications have opened for commercial permits to operate boats to Skellig Michael, the World Heritage sixth-century monastic site off the coast of Kerry, made more famous globally by the movie series Star Wars.

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'What employer would allow drink to be consumed by staff in their workplace?' - Publican calls for Dáil bar to be shut

Killarney publican Sean O'Mahony brought the proposal before a recent meeting of the Kerry branch of the Vintners' Federation.

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Kerry Group buys US ‘clean label’ firms for €325m

Kerry Group plans to buy two food seasoning firms in the US for €325m that it says will enhance its group of natural ingredient firms.

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Ensuring drivers give way may be bridge too far

He who has the bridge holds the bridge.

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'He was the most romantic man in Ireland': Kerry man died by suicide after 'relentless bullying at work'

A coroner wants a building firm to outline its anti-bullying policy after the widow of a man who took his own life at work said he had been subjected to relentless bullying.

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Nearly €4 million in grants announced for regional airports

Donegal, Ireland West Airport Knock and Kerry will share €3.7 million in grant aid

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John O’Donoghue steps back from local election bid

Former Government minister John O’Donoghue has withdrawn his attempt to seek a nomination to contest the next local elections for Fianna Fáil in Kerry.

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Senator Ned O’Sullivan calls for hotels to fit walk-in showers after fall

A Fianna Fáil senator is calling for all hotels to be fitted with walk-in showers after a fall in a bathtub shower left him with serious injuries.

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Michael Ferris should have been required to explain his actions in court says victim's niece

The niece of a farmer who died after his car was rammed with the prongs of a teleporter has told of the family’s dismay at the brevity of the sentence handed down in the Central Criminal Court yesterday to the neighbour who pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

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Complaints aplenty but no specific noise control legislation for 'crow bangers'

Farmers, for over 50 years, have been using bird pest control measures but no specific national legislation exists in relation to noise containment for instruments such as ‘crow bangers’ or 'crop bangers', writes Anne Lucey.

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Watch: Killarney Magic Parade will get you in the festive spirit

Check out the magic of Christmas as Santa Claus arrives in style to the Annual Christmas in Killarney Magic Parade and switching on of the Christmas lights on Saturday night.

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Carer beaten so badly his mother didn’t recognise him

A 27-year-old man who was a carer for his grandfather was so badly beaten around the head and face his mother did not recognise him, the Circuit Criminal Court in Tralee heard yesterday.

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Video in memory of Killarney DJ

Friends in 18 countries across six continents have contributed to a video in memory of a young Kerryman who died a year ago in Australia.

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Michael Healy-Rae refused planning for apartments in vacant Tralee pub

TD Michael Healy-Rae has been refused planning for apartments in a vacant public house in Tralee, with the planning inspector describing what was proposed as “substandard” and meeting only minimum requirements.

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Investigation after kayaker drowns in Kerry river

The Marine Casualty Investigation Board is to carry out an investigation into the death of a female kayaker who drowned in Kerry yesterday afternoon.

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Kerry-born actress Jessie Buckley: Awards nominations are icing on the cake

The Killarney-born actress stars in Beast, which is nominated for ten gongs at the British Independent Film Awards.

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Multi-agency coalition to discuss Cromane pier at Dingle Bay

The construction of a pier in a fishery at Cromane in Dingle Bay has long been described as one of the longest election pledges in Irish history, dating beyond the foundation of the State.

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