A selection of items from Kerry Today will be made available here every day for you to listen back to. In association with KWD Recycling
A selection of items from Kerry Today will be made available here every day for you to listen back to. In association with KWD Recycling
Billy Hennigan of Hennigan Auctioneers, Killarney; Ger Carmody of Ger Carmody Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent, Tralee and Jonathan Green of Its4rent.ie in Killarney spoke to Jerry.
Eileen Breen sent a text to Jerry this morning expressing her joy. She remembered when Limerick last won the All-Ireland in 1973. Frank Reidy of Feohanagh/Castlemahon GAA Club also spoke to Jerry. He and Eileen were most proud of clubman Seamus Flanagan who played on the team.
Mai told Jerry how she went in to trade her son’s junior cycle books only to be told that nine of the 11 books were being changed yesterday rendering the old ones redundant.
Tanya Feighery the Dublin Rose, AnnMarie Duffy the Louth Rose and the Monaghan Rose, Hannah Mooney joined Jerry in studio.
Conor Keane spoke to Jerry about the radio documentary he made about a young Listowel woman, Peggy McCarthy, who died in childbirth in February 1946. She had been refused admission to two hospitals because she was pregnant out of wedlock. The Leas Cathaoirleach of Listowel Municipal District, Cllr Mike Kennelly also spoke to Jerry.
JJ O’Shea, presenter of the award-winning Global Village on Radio Kerry, puts into context the life and career of Aretha Franklin who’s died at the age of 76. Her influence as a singer endures and her emergence as an artist was also informed by her own role in the civil rights movement in the US and her friendship with figures such as Dr Martin Luther King.
Women’s groups have criticised plans to erect a statue in Cobh to honour the Gorgeous Gael, Jack Doyle. Jerry spoke to Doyle’s biographer, Michael Taub.
A number of listeners have contacted the show about problems with their TV reception. Jerry spoke to Jim Higgins, Saorview Brand Compliance and Business Development Manager.
On April 6th last, Richard Harris from Bruree was walking in Killarney when he had a cardiac arrest. Richard’s life was saved by the fact that Louth GP Daragh O’Neill was in the area at the time. Richard had to have a triple bypass. On this morning’s Kerry Today, he spoke for the first time to the man who saved his life. Richard is also very grateful to nurse Teresa Clifford for her role as well in saving him. Louise Devaney started compressions on Richard and also helped until the ambulance arrived.
Last June, 18-year-old Megan Costello and her father Jason from Tarbert were taking part in the Circuit of Munster rally when their car crashed. Megan and Jason have been talking about the crash, the injuries they received and the extraordinary support they have got from family, friends and the wider community.
UHK has been found not fully compliant with the majority of Medical Council training standards for junior doctors. UHK is one of nine hospitals inspected as part of Medical Council’s quality assurance role in medical education and training. Jerry spoke to Dr Paddy Hillery, chair of the IMO NCHD (non-consultant hospital doctors) and to Sinn Féin councillor, Damian Quigg, who is on the HSE South Health Forum.
Val and Tony join Jerry for the weekly slot in which they give their thoughts on listeners’ dilemmas. Today’s edition can also be watched back on Radio Kerry’s Facebook page.
The artist and former TV host is seeking the support of Kerry County Council in his bid to contest the Presidential election.
The O’Neill Sisters - Fiona, Naomi and Evangeline O'Neill from Causeway - will sing in Phoenix Park on August 26th for Pope Francis
Dave Scannell is a member of the Kerry Co-op Shareholders’ Alliance which is unhappy with the proposed direction being mooted by the co-op’s board. In an interview recorded last Friday, he spoke to Treasa Murphy after ‘A’ and ‘B’ shareholders received a consultation document from the board.
Ann Horan, INTO Kerry Limerick representative on primary schools struggling to fill gaps arising from maternity leave and occasional absences.
John Fox, Tarbert Development Association says a portion of the sale of the LNG land should go to the council for roads and infrastructure in the area.
Aileen Murphy working with the pastoral development team of the Kerry Diocese about the World Meeting of Families.
Radio Kerry co-commentator Colm Kelly spoke about yesterday’s pulsating game.
Kerry TD John Brassil talks about a letter a constituent has received about their UK pension.
Sr Stanislaus Kennedy is the founder of Focus Ireland and pioneered care for and advocacy of the homeless. The Lispole woman spoke to Joe in the wake of the outrage over a family having to sleep in a garda station.
Comment line caller, Catherine, spoke to Joe because she was outraged by the lack of sympathy shown in some quarters to a mother who along with six of her children slept in a garda station because there was no accommodation available.
Joe spoke to Cllr Matt Waine of Solidarity who’s a member of Fingal County Council and to Cllr Jimmy Moloney of Kerry County Council who’s a member of the Housing Strategic Policy Committee.
Ann Mooney of the Irish Sun spoke to Joe about the extraordinary story of how a Kerry registered car was used in a bomb attack in a city in Ukraine.
Seven times All Ireland winner, Tommy Doyle, spoke to Joe about the phenomenon of GAA players and managers receiving abuse. Tommy says it’s nothing new.
Martha Farrell of the Maharees Conservation Association says the community is very aware of how precious Maharees, a special area of conservation, is. She talks about the community’s response to environmental threats and how locals have, with help from the gardaí, addressed the issue of illegal camping and parking.
This is one of the proposals being mooted by the Independent Alliance ahead of October’s Budget. Karen Gearon from Family Carers Ireland gave her views to Joe.
The National Broadband Plan aims to provide high-speed broadband to all homes and businesses in the county in the coming years. The Broadband Officer with Kerry County Council, Diarmuid O’Reilly, says Open Eir have been running fibre cables throughout the county over the past 18 months. He spoke to Eamonn Hickson.
Children who don’t seem to have manners, disliking the future son-in-law’s parents and a woman who is sick and tired of her husband ogling at young women – these are the issues that Tony and Val have been giving their thoughts on these problems.
Yesterday Joe read a poem by Nicky Barry which Nicky wrote in response to the abuse Eamonn Fitzmaurice has been subjected to by a small minority of people. Nicky spoke to Joe today.
This is one proposal being floated by the Department of Finance as it’s expected that more people will switch to electric cars and move away from petrol and diesel vehicles, fuels that are heavily taxed. Sadhbh O'Neill is a spokesperson for Friends of the Irish Environment and a political scientist; she is doing a PhD in carbon markets.
Shane Coleman is doing a Masters at IT Tralee. The post-graduate student’s work focuses on machine learning, artificial intelligence and cyber security. He explained to Joe what exactly the Dark Web is and the sinister and criminal activities it enables.
Residents, businesspeople and holidaymakers sick to death of anti-social behaviour in Banna, Ballyheigue, Fenit and Castlegregory. They’re seeking a meeting with Kerry County Council. Pat Lawlor who lives in Banna and Mike Leane who lives in Ballyheigue spoke to Joe.
A Portmagee man will conduct the choir and orchestra at the Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park this month. Dr John O’Keeffe is the director of sacred music in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and the director of the choral group at Maynooth University.
On the first Tuesday of every month, Mike Lynch, who’s an archivist with Kerry Library, looks at events that were making the headlines in the county 100 years ago. Mike caught up with Jerry recently.
With Kerry out of this year’s championship and the resignation of Eamonn Fitzmaurice, where now for the Kerry senior football set-up? Joe McGill discusses this with Micheál Clifford of the Irish Daily Mail and Terrace Talk’s Tim Moynihan.
25-year-old Dawn Moran was on Lombok island in Indonesia when a major earthquake struck on Tuesday. Dawn had been stranded on the island with no access to food, water or electricity for more than 24 hours. Dawn’s mother, Louise, spoke to Joe.
Mark O’Rourke of Bibby Financial Services Ireland discusses with Jerry the unfortunate fact that sometimes sub-contractors and other suppliers are left out of pocket by some contractors. However, this isn’t limited to the building sector. It occurs in other sectors of the economy as well. What can small businesses do to minimise their risk?
Emma, who has campaigned for justice for women, like herself, caught up in the Cervical Check scandal spoke to Jerry ahead of her debut performing stand-up comedy in Dublin this evening.
Jerry spoke to Ger McNally of the Kildare Nationalist and KFM radio about tomorrow’s Super 8 championship match.
Laure Gleeson told her experience to Jerry yesterday and her interview prompted more listeners to get in touch. Janice has osteoporosis, therefore she needs the Dexa Scanner which measures bone density. She also contributed to the Friends of Kerry Hospital fundraiser drive which raised €110,000 to pay for the scanner.
Laure Gleeson contacted the programme to describe how she had been waiting a lengthy time several months to use the Dexa Scanner at University Hospital Kerry. The machine measures the density or strength of bones. The scanner cost €110,000 and was raised through charity by the Friends of Kerry General Hospital.
John O’Shea is chairman of the Fianna Fáil Comhairle Dáil Cheanntair in Killarney. He believes the party has blundered by not running a candidate in the Presidential election.
Elaine Loughlin, political correspondent with the Irish Examiner, on how the Taoiseach has agreed to hold the investigation in public and to set up a redress scheme for victims after meeting one of the women affected, Vicky Phelan.
A season of Irish documentary screenings has got underway recently in Killarney House in Killarney National Park and what’s more, the viewings are free. Bríd Colhoun explains more to Jerry.
That’s the view of Labour Party County Councillor Terry O’Brien who was contacted after a Laois councillor Noel Tuohy stated his belief that the Wexford TD should stand down as party leader.
Anthony O’Gara, executive chair of Rose of Tralee International Festival and Oliver Hurley who is the event’s operations manager spoke to Jerry ahead of the festival which begins on August 17th
Kerry County Council is planning to close the N71 route between Kenmare and Glengarriff to carry out work to the Caha tunnel for five days next month. Cork County Councillor Danny Collins says his local authority intends to close the same road on the Cork side of the tunnel for at least four weeks starting in October. Cllr Johnny Healy-Rae and Stephen O’Sullivan from Bonane spoke about the potential implications.
The fascination about Shergar the phenomenal 1981 Derby winner endures, 35 years after the horse was kidnapped, never to be seen again. Former Tralee councillor Tommy Foley who has expressed his own views as to the fate of Shergar watched a documentary on the horse which aired on TV last night.
A listener’s life is plagued by the behaviour of her mother-in-law and sister-in-law who are undermining herself and her husband. Val and Tony McGinley offer their thoughts on this and other dilemmas posed by listeners.
Miriam Joy from Abbeyfeale is married to Pat Fitzgerald from Castleisland, where they live with their two children. Miriam was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer.The only option for Miriam is a change of direction with her treatment. Immunotherapy is a new treatment option that her oncologists have agreed is her best hope. Right now the only way for Miriam to access it is by paying for it privately herself. This will cost a staggering €7000 every three weeks for an indefinite length of time. Pat s
On the last Tuesday of every month, Miriam McGillycuddy, law lecturer and solicitor, joins Jerry to answer listeners’ queries.
Deputy Martin Ferris and Cathaoirleach of Killarney Municipal District, Cllr John Sheahan, spoke to Jerry about the worrying development. Liebherr Container Cranes in Fossa is one of Kerry’s biggest employers.
Kerry County Council is looking for your views on varying the basis rate of the local property tax. You have until August 29th. Is this worthwhile public consultation or just an exercise in box ticking? Mayor of Kerry, Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley and Sinn Féin Cllr, Pa Daly discuss.
A number of listeners contacted Jerry last week saying they would downsize if there were more 1 and 2 bed-room houses available. Simon Brooke is head of policy with Clúid Housing.
Anna O’Donoghue is a digital journalist with the Irish Examiner. The Tralee woman has been examining the phenomenal popularity of the ITV and TV3 series, Love Island.
The European Commission has sent a letter of warning to the Irish Government about chemical levels in Irish drinking water. Kerry is one of the worst affected counties for trihalomethanes, a chemical bi-product that comes from disinfecting water. Grace Bolton of the Commission spoke to Jerry.
Organic farmer, Kate Carmody from Beale, says we are not meeting climate change prevention targets and that change needs to come in many areas including our farming practices.
19-year-old student, Chloe Sugrue from Cahersiveen, tells Jerry how she and her boyfriend, Seán Davis, were caught up in the wildfires.
Paul McGowan, chairperson of the Commission for Utility Regulation spoke to Jerry about proposed changes to rates. Commercial water users are being urged to have their say.
Seamus Maye of the Public Banking Forum of Ireland (PBFI) says his group has a proposal that would help avert the closure of hundreds of post offices in rural Ireland.
Richard Tindale from Sneem described his experience in the emergency department of UHK from when he arrived on Saturday, June 23rd to Monday, June 25th. He spoke to Treasa Murphy.
Cllr Donal Grady was listening to his colleague Cllr John Francis Flynn open up about his alcohol addiction to Jerry. Donal says in 1975, he stopped drinking after ‘being drunk for 6 years’. He says John Francis is a brave young man.
Kerry County Councillor John Francis Flynn has given a frank interview to Jerry about facing up to his alcohol and gambling addictions at the age of 27. If you’re affected, you can contact AA in Kerry at 066-7128720 / 087-0522911(24hrs).
Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil, says University Hospital Kerry is dealing with the departure of multiple consultants and that the sole remaining consultant pathologist has handed in their notice.
A listener is estranged from her adult daughter while another listener feels jealous after her husband told her that other women come on to him. Val and Tony give their thoughts on these difficult situations and other issues raised by listeners.
Next April, the Acting Irish International Theater Festival will be held in Listowel. Organisers Maureen Kennedy and Kent Covey told Jerry why the North Kerry town has been selected.
Yesterday up to 150 farmers took part in a national IFA protest outside Kerry County Council headquarters. Aisling O’Brien spoke to the group who are protesting at the use of a compulsory purchase order to acquire lands needed for the South Kerry Greenway project.
June O’Connell is opening a distillery in Cahersiveen and says it has the potential to create more than 50 jobs by the third year of its operation.
That’s the view of business owner, John Lynch, who says parking space is at a premium in Killarney particularly during the summer months.
Fianna Fáil county councillor, John Joe Culloty, says amid all the concerns over Brexit, whether we should start discussing and examining the option of Ireland leaving the European Union. John Joe Culloty says he’s not saying this is the definite answer to Ireland’s current plight but that it should not be completely ruled out.
Every month, Frank King joins Jerry for Bird’s Eye View and answers your questions about birds and wildlife.
The Fair Deal scheme helps fund places nursing homes. Farming groups have long argued that the requirement that farm families and small businesses set aside 7.5% of the value of their land annually to fund a place in a nursing home. Jerry spoke to Maura Canning, who is part of the IFA delegation, which has been in discussions with the Government.
A Tralee woman’s foot was almost severed when a trailer came loose from a van and struck her as she walked on a footpath. 56-year-old Gerard McEnery of Slievewaddra, Ballyduff was before Tralee Circuit Court charged with dangerous driving causing serious harm, arising from the incident at Caherslee, Tralee on July 13th 2016. The case has been adjourned to November for sentencing. Natalie Ryan read her victim impact statement, saying after 15 surgeries she may have to have part of her leg amputated. Natal
Women in Kerry who are suffered complications as a result of a procedure to treat incontinence are being urged to contact a support group. Mesh Survivors Ireland has around 400 members and was set up in response to women’s complaints following the surgical procedure. Solicitor Melanie Power and ‘Mary’, who lives in this county, spoke to Jerry.
Jerry spoke to former Kerry footballer Killian Burns and to Tim Moynihan of Radio Kerry Sport and Terrace Talk about yesterday’s draw.
Despite the success of recent referendums, Dr Kieran Allen who is addressing a meeting organised by People Before Profit in Tralee tomorrow night, believes more still needs to be done to clearly mark the divide between the State and the Catholic Church.
John Evans and Killian Burns preview the Kerry v Monaghan game
Donal Doody of Siptu told Jerry there are a number of hospital beds in Killarney
John O'Keeffe of the Garda Representative Association reacts following the sentencing in Tralee Court of a man who rammed a garda car in Caherciveen.
Killarney crane manufacturer Liebherr has told unions that it wants to put staff on a 3-day week from September. SIPTU has been meeting with company management over the past few months to discuss the non-renewal of contracts for short to medium term contract staff.
The Fianna Fáil leader is visiting the county today and spoke about the Government’s Brexit strategy announced in Derrynane House yesterday as well as Fianna Fáil’s general election plan for the Kerry constituency.
At Derrynane House yesterday, the Taoiseach was asked about the recent numbers of people waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry.
Two members of Breda’s family had bad experiences in UHK in recent weeks – she told Jerry the story and wants to know where the money is going in our health service and why more nurses and doctors aren’t on the front line..
Val and Tony join Jerry every Wednesday to give their thoughts on listeners’ problems – this week’s topics include regression therapy and concerns about a person’s drinking.
Jerry spoke to the former Tánaiste and Labour leader who’s been appointed as a business development ambassador for Tralee. Yesterday, he unveiled the Tralee Brand which is aimed at showcasing the town.
Sean McCaffrey, sports broadcaster with Northern Sound gives you the inside information on getting to Clones and what you should do when you get there ahead of Sunday’s Super 8 clash against Monaghan.
500 gathered in Beaufort yesterday to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the facility and service for people with disabilities. The organisation was founded by the Franciscan Sisters of Divine Motherhood as a home for children but now that it is part of St John of God services provides residential, respite and day services throughout the county for all ages. Treasa Murphy’s report begins with a speech from Michéal Ó Muircheartaigh.
Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy officially opened a new €5m water treatment plant for Kenmare yesterday after he officially opened a €3.1m social housing scheme for 20 houses called Lios na Fhia in Killarney. He spoke to Jerry and other media in Kenmare where he asked about the effects of water restrictions in Dublin and across the country.
Kerry has the third highest prevalence of dementia in rural counties and has the sixth highest nationally after Dublin, Cork, Galway, Tipperary and Donegal. Dr Patricia Carney of NUI Galway spoke to Jerry about how they want people who’re affected to take part in their new research. For more information, go to http://www.nuigalway.ie/dementiacare/
Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Director of the Global Governance Programme and of the European Governance and Politics Programme at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence.
Tralee Municipal District Manager, Mike Scannell spoke to Jerry following yesterday’s briefing at Kerry County Council.
A listener has claimed that recently there were 14 beds available at Killarney Community Hospital. The HSE responds. John Williams tells Jerry about his recent experience at A&E.
Valentia RNLI Lifeboat, local fishermen Donie Flaherty and Jimmy Flannery as well as Valentia Coast Guard responded to Saturday afternoon’s fire. Michelle Curran with Valentia RNLI and Jimmy Flannery spoke to Jerry.
Sean Kelly, who’s a Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South, and Deputy Martin Ferris of Sinn Féin give their views on the contest in the light of Fine Gael’s decision not to put forward a candidate and in view of Sinn Féin’s decision to contest the election.
John Fogarty, GAA journalist with the Irish Examiner, analyses yesterday’s Super 8 game with Jerry. Separately, an issue arose regarding the train service from Tralee to Dublin yesterday morning. Not a good day for Kerry.
Patrick Quigley has written a number of books about Constance Markievicz; his forthcoming book is a biography of her husband, Stanislaw titled ‘Stasko: Ireland, Poland and the Legacy of Countess Markievicz’. He says she was a complex figure who was a nationalist, feminist, socialist and Christian.
Regional Operations Manager with Irish Water, Margaret Attridge says people still need to conserve water despite recent rainfall.
Premier Irish Golf Tours Limited, trading as Premier World Travel and Premier Irish Golf Tours, informed customers on July 7th that the company was closing. The company had a registered address at Castle Demesne, Ivy Terrace, Tralee. Josephine O’Reilly, Director of Finance with Responsibility for the travel trade, with the Commission for Aviation Regulation has advice for those affected.
Junior Minister Griffin explained to Jerry why he attended yesterday’s Orange Order parade in Belfast.