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Bishop Kevin Doran on Lent, Religious Education and Abortion Referendum – February 19th, 2018

Bishop Kevin Doran on Lent, Religious Education and Abortion Referendum – February 19th, 2018

The Catholic Bishop of Elphin is in Tralee tonight to give a lecture in St John’s as part of the parish’s Lenten series of talks.

Kerry Ladies’ Football Management Structure in Upheaval - February 19th, 2018

Kerry Ladies’ Football Management Structure in Upheaval - February 19th, 2018

The chairman and the secretary of the Kerry Ladies’ Football executive resigned yesterday after the controversial decision to terminate the contract of minor manager Jonathan Griffin. Stephen Barry, who’s a journalist with the Irish Examiner, spoke to Jerry.

When Will Respite Care House Open? – February 19th, 2018

When Will Respite Care House Open? – February 19th, 2018

Last May, the HSE announced that it was to begin opening a respite facility for adults with intellectual disabilities in Kilmorna, outside Listowel. Kay Sayers, whose son Sean had availed of respite facilities when they were available in the past, says it still hasn’t opened.

Fouling Our Seas with Plastic – February 19th, 2018

Fouling Our Seas with Plastic – February 19th, 2018

Research by scientists at NUI Galway has revealed the extent of how plastic is polluting sea life. Ecologist, Vincent Hyland, who’s based in Derrynane isn’t surprised.

Rebutting Frank McDonald’s views on one off houses - February 16th, 2018

Rebutting Frank McDonald’s views on one off houses - February 16th, 2018

David Buttimer, retired economist disagrees with Frank McDonald’s analysis.

Call from the Dáil - February 16th, 2018

Call from the Dáil - February 16th, 2018

Michael O’Regan on the happenings in the Oireachtas this week.

Kerry County Council removes posters for pro-life meetings - February 16th, 2018

Kerry County Council removes posters for pro-life meetings - February 16th, 2018

Chair of Kerry Pro-Life, Cllr John Joe Culloty FF spoke about the removal by the council of posters for pro-life meetings.

Ballyheigue’s Shadow Sea Land That Inspired WB Yeats – February 15th, 2018

Ballyheigue’s Shadow Sea Land That Inspired WB Yeats – February 15th, 2018

Diarmuid Kearney spoke to local historian, Brian McMahon, about the wonderful myths and legends of Ballyheigue.

No to TV Pay Per View Model to Watch GAA – February 15th, 2018

No to TV Pay Per View Model to Watch GAA – February 15th, 2018

Former Wexford hurler, Diarmuid Lyng, spoke to Jerry about the online campaign he’s helped launch against the pay-per-view model.

Kerry Phrases and Colloquialisms: From Killarney Laners to Roaster Conway – February 15th, 2018

Kerry Phrases and Colloquialisms: From Killarney Laners to Roaster Conway – February 15th, 2018

Who the hell was Roaster Conway? Why are Killarney people called ‘laners’? Jerry explores the world of Kerry colloquialisms aided by David Kissane of the Ballydonoghue Magazine and Killarney councillor, Donal Grady.

A Problem Shared – February 14th, 2018

A Problem Shared – February 14th, 2018

Val and Tony join Jerry every Wednesday to give their perspective on listeners’ problems. This week, one listener believes neighbours are mocking her while another Kerry Today listener reports on how she got on after contacting Val and Tony a few weeks ago.

Tralee Town Centre under Threat if Court is Moved - February 14th, 2018

Tralee Town Centre under Threat if Court is Moved -  February 14th, 2018

Sinn Féin councillor, Pa Daly, and President of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Aidan Kelly, believe if plans to move Tralee Courthouse from its current location succeed, it will be a major economic blow to the town centre.

Rural Bungalows Have Blitzed Our Villages – February 14th, 2018

Rural Bungalows Have Blitzed Our Villages – February 14th, 2018

Former environment editor with The Irish Times, Frank McDonald, says that one-off rural houses have damaged villages and towns.

No to Proposed Oyster Farm Developments – February 14th, 2018

No to Proposed Oyster Farm Developments – February 14th, 2018

Jerry spoke to one of the organisers of a group opposed to plans for oyster farm applications in the Rossbeigh, Glenbeigh and Dooks area. Maurice Murphy of Save This Beach outlined his concerns.

Michael Healy-Rae: ‘Our Politics Aren’t Parochial and Insular’ – February 14th, 2018

Michael Healy-Rae: ‘Our Politics Aren’t Parochial and Insular’ – February 14th, 2018

The Kerry Independent TD says the charge that he is a purveyor of parish pump politics, with no mind to the national interest, is a tired and lazy myth.

60th Anniversary of the Mysterious Death of a Boy at Tralee Industrial School – February 9th, 2018

60th Anniversary of the Mysterious Death of a Boy at Tralee Industrial School – February 9th, 2018

On February 9th, Joseph Pyke, an inmate of St Joseph’s Industrial School, Balloonagh, Tralee died. Many believe that the boy died as a result of an assault by a Christian Brother. Michael Clemenger who was sent to St Joseph’s as a child and historian and author, Ryle Dwyer, discussed what they believe was the cover up of the young boy’s death.

Save Our Post Office – February 13th, 2018

Save Our Post Office – February 13th, 2018

A meeting is taking place in Glencar this Friday over concerns for the future of the post office. Michael O’Sullivan, the son of the current postmistress, and local Cllr Norma Moriarty spoke to Jerry.

Tourism Report on Keeping Killarney at Number One – February 13th, 2018

Tourism Report on Keeping Killarney at Number One – February 13th, 2018

The Killarney Tourism Economic Impact Review (TEIR 1) was launched yesterday following four months of data gathering and analysis. Director of W2 Consulting (who compiled the report), Mark O’Connell spoke to Mary Mullins. You’ll also hear Mary’s interview with Junior Minister Brendan Griffin.

Councillor Says Killarney’s Deer Population Is Too High – February 13th, 2018

Councillor Says Killarney’s Deer Population Is Too High – February 13th, 2018

Fianna Fáil Councillor John Joe Culloty says the Office of Public Works needs to initiate a cull of deer in the park, to combat increasing numbers.

Up to Six Months Waiting for A Driving Test in Kerry – February 12th, 2018

Up to Six Months Waiting for A Driving Test in Kerry – February 12th, 2018

If you’ve applied for a driving test in this county, you could be, worst case scenario, waiting up to 6 months. Driving instructor Gordon Sheehy spoke to Treasa Murphy while Brian Farrell of the Road Safety Authority addressed the issues with Jerry.

Irish Water to Spend €5m in Tralee Town Area – February 12th, 2018

Irish Water to Spend €5m in Tralee Town Area – February 12th, 2018

The national utility, in partnership with Kerry County Council, will undertake works to repair leakages and replace water mains in the area. It’s hoped the works will save 3 million litres of water a day in Kerry alone by the end of this year. Eamonn Hickson reports.

Boom Town Killarney But No Room for Complacency - February 12th, 2018

Boom Town Killarney But No Room for Complacency  - February 12th, 2018

A new report has found that tourism in Killarney generates over €400m annually but warns that the town should not rest on its laurels.

In Honour of Hospice Campaigner and Fundraiser Ted Moynihan – February 9th, 2018

In Honour of Hospice Campaigner and Fundraiser Ted Moynihan – February 9th, 2018

Yesterday, Ted Moynihan, who spent decades fund-raising for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, passed away at the unit he had spent years raising money for. Ted dedicated his life to the hospice movement to ensure that those facing the end of life are afforded dignity and comfort. UHK surgeon Tom McCormack, Mari O’Connell, director of nursing palliative care at UHK and Mairéad Fernane of the Kerry Hospice paid tribute to a remarkable man.

Call from the Dáil – February 9th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – February 9th, 2018

Parliamentary correspondent with The Irish Times, Michael O’Regan, joins Treasa for the week that was in Leinster House. He discusses Gerry Adams’s departure this weekend as President of Sinn Féin, the row that broke out between Fianna Fáil TD Mark MacSharry and the Healy-Raes as well as the National Development Plan.

“I’m Not Ashamed Anymore” – February 8th, 2018

“I’m Not Ashamed Anymore” – February 8th, 2018

Catherine Coffey O’Brien from Tralee was seven months pregnant in 1989 when she left the Bessborough Mother and Baby Home with her friend who was also from Kerry. Catherine’s been giving her reaction to the news that the commission investigating Mother and Baby Homes has urged anyone with information about the burial location of babies who died at Bessboro to come forward.

Ireland’s Oldest Tree Right Here in Kerry – February 8th, 2018

Ireland’s Oldest Tree Right Here in Kerry – February 8th, 2018

Éanna Ní Lamhna of the Tree Council has been discussing the yew tree in Muckross Abbey which has been dated back to 1348.

The Random Callers who Say I’ve Been Ringing Them – February 8th, 2018

The Random Callers who Say I’ve Been Ringing Them – February 8th, 2018

Patricia from Listowel has been getting random calls to her mobile from all over the country. But it’s not a financial scam. These people are genuine, they say they’ve got a missed call from her. But Patricia has not rung them. She’s been getting around 40 random call backs and she’s deeply puzzled. She spoke to Treasa Murphy.

Parking for Parking by Mobile Phone to be Trialled in Killarney – February 8th, 2018

Parking for Parking by Mobile Phone to be Trialled in Killarney – February 8th, 2018

Fine Gael County Councillor Bobby O’Connell says he’s hopeful that by this summer people will be able to pay for parking tickets in Killarney via mobile phone and other digital means.

Ballydesmond Seeing Red Over Road Conditions – February 7th, 2018

Ballydesmond Seeing Red Over Road Conditions – February 7th, 2018

A public meeting was held in Ballydesmond this week discuss to discuss the state of roads in the area. Treasa Murphy attended and brought this report from the event.

Waiting Six Weeks for Phone Line Repairs – February 7th, 2018

Waiting Six Weeks for Phone Line Repairs – February 7th, 2018

Some people in Moyvane have been waiting six weeks to have their phone connection repaired. Eir say they’ve a cable fault in the area, and have attempted to fix it by applying to the council for a licence to carry out repairs. Pat Leahy spoke to Jerry.

A Problem Shared – February 7th, 2018

A Problem Shared – February 7th, 2018

Every Wednesday, therapist and psychotherapist, Tony and Val McGinley, join Jerry to give their perspectives on listeners’ dilemmas.

Facing Addiction: A Mother’s Story of Hope – February 7th, 2018

Facing Addiction: A Mother’s Story of Hope – February 7th, 2018

A mother got in touch to tell Jerry her family’s story, how her son became addicted to alcohol, her own struggles and how the family has responded. Her voice has been changed.

Alcohol Cost My Son His Life – February 6th, 2018

Alcohol Cost My Son His Life – February 6th, 2018

It’s taken more than two years for the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill to get through the Seanad. Debate is now due to start in the Dáil on the bill which would introduce minimum unit pricing of alcohol as well as restrictions on advertising and promotions. John Higgins think it’s vital that the bill becomes law. His son David died by suicide at the age of 19. His inquest ruled that alcohol was a contributory factor in David’s death. If you are affected, you can call Samaritans at 116 123 or HSE Drugs & Alco

Kerry’s New Away Jersey – February 6th, 2018

Kerry’s New Away Jersey – February 6th, 2018

Paul Galvin’s new design for the Kerry away jersey made its debut in the National Football League tie against Mayo at the weekend. Diarmuid Kearney asked people for their views on the new gold jersey. Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan of the Kerry GAA store in Killarney also spoke to Jerry.

Judge’s Comments on Ireland Rugby Captain’s Presence at Trial – February 6th, 2018

Judge’s Comments on Ireland Rugby Captain’s Presence at Trial – February 6th, 2018

Judge Patricia Smyth told Laganside Crown Court yesterday that captain Rory Best attended the rape trial of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding last week because he was legally instructed to do so. Jerry asked solicitor, John Galvin, who’s chairman of the Kerry Law Society, was the judge’s statement unusual?

Footprints – February 6th, 2018

Footprints – February 6th, 2018

The Sneem man who inspired the James Bond spymaster M, dancing in Cahersiveen and potatoes all made the headlines in Kerry 100 years ago this month. Mike Lynch, who’s an archivist with Kerry Library, joins Jerry on the first Tuesday of every month.

Students on the Breadline – February 5th, 2018

Students on the Breadline – February 5th, 2018

Diarmuid Kearney went to IT Tralee last week to speak to students about the financial challenges they are facing. Seán Darcy of the IT Tralee Students’ Union also spoke to Diarmuid.

No Joy for Kerry Hurlers – February 5th, 2018

No Joy for Kerry Hurlers – February 5th, 2018

While the footballers celebrated their win over Mayo in the National League, the Kerry hurlers went down to defeat to Carlow in the National Hurling League Division 2A. Mike O’Halloran spoke to Jerry.

Have People on Group Water Schemes Been Forgotten – February 5th, 2018

Have People on Group Water Schemes Been Forgotten – February 5th, 2018

No group water schemes in Kerry have been taken on since Irish Water took control of the water network four years ago. Fianna Fáil councillor, Norma Moriarty, spoke to Jerry.

Call from the Dail - February 2nd, 2018

Call from the Dail - February 2nd, 2018

Michael O'Regan joins Jerry O'Sullivan for this weeks installment of Call from the Dail

Broadband and phone connection issues in Ballylongford - February 2nd, 2018

Broadband and phone connection issues in Ballylongford - February 2nd, 2018

Billy Enright who is in business in the area speaks to Jerry about the impact of Broadband and phone connection issues in Ballylongford

Asylum Seekers - February 2nd, 2018

Asylum Seekers - February 2nd, 2018

Newly arrived asylum seekers in Killarney speak to Jerry O'Sullivan

Big Bertha - February 2nd, 2018

Big Bertha - February 2nd, 2018

Remembering Big Bertha, Kerry and Ireland's most famous cow

Will Ratifying the UN Convention Improve the Lot of People with Disabilities? – February 1st, 2018

Will Ratifying the UN Convention Improve the Lot of People with Disabilities? – February 1st, 2018

This week, the Government announced that it will finally ratify the UN Convention of the Rights of People with Disabilities. Pádraig Hannafin from Ballyferriter who is a disability rights campaigner and advocate has been giving his reaction to Jerry.

What Now for High Speed Broadband Plans for Rural Ireland? – February 1st, 2018

What Now for High Speed Broadband Plans for Rural Ireland? – February 1st, 2018

Yesterday, Eir announced that it is to pull out of the tender process for the National Broadband Plan. What does this mean for the Government’s promise to deliver high speed broadband to rural Ireland? Jerry spoke to Eamon Wallace of Ireland Offline and chairman of Sneem Digital Hub, Niall Scott. Eir has recently been bought by a French consortium and was privatised in the late 1990s.

Floating Homes: Could Barges Help Solve Dingle’s Housing Shortage? – February 1st, 2018

Floating Homes: Could Barges Help Solve Dingle’s Housing Shortage? – February 1st, 2018

There is a national housing shortage. Dingle is experiencing a similar problem. However, it is particularly acute during the summer when seasonal workers come to West Kerry to work. However, there is nowhere to house them. Cllr Michael O’Shea has an idea that he says could provide a temporary solution to alleviate the problem.

In Defence of the Court Poor Box – February 1st, 2018

In Defence of the Court Poor Box – February 1st, 2018

There has been a lot of focus on the use of the court poor box in Kerry courts in which a convicted person makes a donation to a charity in lieu of a conviction. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae is defending the practice.

How Well Do You Know Our MEPs? – January 31st, 2018

How Well Do You Know Our MEPs? – January 31st, 2018

Diarmuid Kearney showed people in Tralee the photos of the four MEPs for Ireland South and asked them if they recognised them.

A Problem Shared – January 31st, 2018

A Problem Shared – January 31st, 2018

Every week, therapist and psychotherapist, Tony and Val McGinley join Jerry to give their thoughts on listeners’ problems. Among the issues raised this week is that by a listener whose elderly mother has always been very difficult to deal with.

Complaints over Toilet Block at Fitzgerald Stadium – January 31st, 2018

Complaints over Toilet Block at Fitzgerald Stadium – January 31st, 2018

Eugene attended the Kerry-Donegal match at the Killarney stadium on Sunday. He wasn’t happy with the standards of one of the toilet blocks. The Fitzgerald Stadium Committee sent a statement in response to Jerry.

Fianna Fáil v Healy-Raes – January 30th, 2018

Fianna Fáil v Healy-Raes – January 30th, 2018

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae and Fianna Fáil Councillor Michael Healy-Rae discuss what was said about the Healy-Raes at the Fianna Fáil convention for Kerry which took place on Sunday.

Legal Lowdown – January 30th, 2018

Legal Lowdown – January 30th, 2018

On the last Tuesday of every month, law lecturer and solicitor, Miriam McGillycuddy, joins Jerry to answer your legal queries.

Illegal Dumping in Tralee Town Centre – January 30th, 2018

Illegal Dumping in Tralee Town Centre – January 30th, 2018

Businesses and residents in and near McCowan’s Lane in Tralee are sick to death of illegal dumping which is attracting vermin. Jerry paid a visit and spoke to locals.

To Bring Them Home: The Work of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust – January 30th, 2018

To Bring Them Home: The Work of the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust – January 30th, 2018

The funeral took place today of David Higgins from Caherslee, Tralee, one of two kayakers killed in Ecuador last week. 19-year-old Alex McGourty from Sligo was also killed. David’s family asked that donations be made to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Jerry spoke to trustee Colin Bell about the organisation which he and his family established after his son, Kevin, was killed in New York.

Meet Dale O’Carroll: Overall Winner of the Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Award – January 29th, 2018

Meet Dale O’Carroll: Overall Winner of the Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Award – January 29th, 2018

19-year-old Dale is this year’s overall award winner. He’s from Greenville, Listowel, plays basketball with Special Olympics in Tralee, among other activities, volunteers in his community and is particularly dedicated to his Nan.

Personal Finance with Brian Leslie of Prima Finance – January 29th, 2018

Personal Finance with Brian Leslie of Prima Finance – January 29th, 2018

On the last Monday of every month, the personal finance expert joins Jerry to answer your questions. Today, he’s looking at how to make savings among other queries.

Myth or Fact: Are Courts Skewed Against Fathers in Family Law Cases? – January 26th, 2018

Myth or Fact:  Are Courts Skewed Against Fathers in Family Law Cases? – January 26th, 2018

Annette Sheehan is a solicitor who specialises in family law with FitzGerald Solicitors in Cork. She says the Children and Family Relationships Act has given more rights to parents who don’t have custody of their children.

Kerry Fianna Fáil Delegates Choose Sitting TD – January 29th, 2018

Kerry Fianna Fáil Delegates Choose Sitting TD – January 29th, 2018

At the party convention last night to choose a candidate to represent Fianna Fáil in Kerry at the next General Election, 46% of delegates opted for TD John Brassil.

Call from the Dáil – January 26th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – January 26th, 2018

Michael O’Regan, parliamentary correspondent for The Irish Times, on the latest opinion poll on the abortion question, the lifting of the ban on the sale of alcohol on Good Friday and where the Ministers are off to this St Patrick’s Day.

An Ghaeltacht Abú - January 26th, 2018

An Ghaeltacht Abú - January 26th, 2018

C.L.G. an Ghaeltacht take on Moy Tír na nÓg in the Intermediate All-Ireland Club Semi-Final in Semple Stadium at 2pm this Saturday, after last week's fixture was postponed when the pitch in PortLaoise was deemed unplayable. Treasa Murphy speaks to Cathaoirleach of Bórd Chiarraí Thiar Muiris Ó Fiannachta about An Ghaeltacht's chances and also about the West Kerry contingent heading up the country (for the second time) in support of their team.

Sexual abuse & lost innocence: ‘Mary’ tells her story - January 26th, 2018

Sexual abuse & lost innocence: ‘Mary’ tells her story  - January 26th, 2018

A 26-year-old man has been jailed for seven and half years for targeting young girls online and coercing them to send him explicit photos and videos. Matthew Horan of St. Johns Crescent in Clondalkin, Dublin 22 also admitted possessing child pornography and distributing the material. It prompted ‘Mary’ – not her real name – to come forward and tell her story, having suffered sexual abuse at a young age. She speaks to Treasa Murphy.

The Best Hotel in Ireland – January 25th, 2018

The Best Hotel in Ireland – January 25th, 2018

Killarney Park Hotel was voted the best hotel in Ireland in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards. General Manager, Niamh O’Shea, spoke to Jerry.

Did Martin O’Neill Cross the Line in his Treatment of Journalist? – January 25th, 2018

Did Martin O’Neill Cross the Line in his Treatment of Journalist? – January 25th, 2018

There’s been a lot of discussion after the exchange between the Republic of Ireland football manager and Tony O’Donoghue, RTÉ’s soccer correspondent, which was shown on RTÉ1 last night. Jerry spoke to John O’Regan, secretary of the Kerry District League and member of the FAI Senior Council.

Proposal to Punish Parents who Don’t Pay Child Maintenance – January 25th, 2018

Proposal to Punish Parents who Don’t Pay Child Maintenance – January 25th, 2018

Sinn Féin are calling for a new agency which would punish people for not paying child maintenance. The proposed Child Maintenance Service would help separated parents decide how much maintenance should be paid. Damien Peelo, CEO of Treoir, gave his reaction to Jerry.

The 2 Year Old who’s a Profile in Courage – January 25th, 2018

The 2 Year Old who’s a Profile in Courage – January 25th, 2018

Siobhan Mather won’t turn 3 years old until May but this toddler has had to deal with more challenges than some of us have had to face in a lifetime. The child, whose parents come from Kerry, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer. The people of mid and south Kerry have been fundraising to help send Siobhan to the US for vital treatment. Siobhan’s cousin, Juliet Russell, spoke to Jerry.

A Problem Shared – January 24th, 2018

A Problem Shared – January 24th, 2018

Every Wednesday, therapist and psychotherapist, Val and Tony McGinley, join Jerry to give their thoughts on listeners’ problems.

Will I Get Rich from Airbnb? – January 24th, 2018

Will I Get Rich from Airbnb? – January 24th, 2018

Not according to figures from the online company which show that the average amount earned by an Airbnb host in Ireland is €3,500 per annum. Michael Crossan lectures in hospitality and tourism at IT Tralee.

New Pension Changes – January 24th, 2018

New Pension Changes – January 24th, 2018

Yesterday, the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty, announced changes to calculating pensions based on contributions made over a career. So, what does this mean for pensioners, particularly, those affected by cutbacks in 2012? Eilis Ní Chaithnía of the National Women’s Council of Ireland and two women who were forced to resign from their jobs when they got married in the 1970s, Mary Walsh from Cahersiveen and Mary Tighe of the ICA gave their reaction to Jerry.

Bill to Make It Illegal for Bosses to Withhold Staff Tips – January 23rd, 2018

Bill to Make It Illegal for Bosses to Withhold Staff Tips – January 23rd, 2018

Sinn Féin senator, Paul Gavan, is behind the bill which would give workers a legal right to hold on to their tips.

Charlie Haughey and Free Legal Aid – January 23rd, 2018

Charlie Haughey and Free Legal Aid – January 23rd, 2018

Following on from the discuss about free legal aid yesterday, Beatrice Caball got in touch to explain that it was Charles Haughey, as Minister for Justice, who introduced the scheme in the 1960s.

Time to Bring Back Rates – January 23rd, 2018

Time to Bring Back Rates – January 23rd, 2018

Donal got in touch with Jerry regarding the local property tax and his belief that the rates system, which was abolished in 1977, should be reinstated.

Keeping Our Children Safe Online – January 23rd, 2018

Keeping Our Children Safe Online – January 23rd, 2018

A 26-year-old Dublin man pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of girls as young as nine through social media. Matthew Horan, from St John's Crescent in Clondalkin, will be sentenced on Friday. Kerry Today listener, Noreen, spoke to Jerry.

Farewell, Dolores – January 22nd, 2018

Farewell, Dolores – January 22nd, 2018

John Moriarty from Dingle, who was friends with the Cranberries singer when she lived in West Kerry, travelled with his wife to Limerick yesterday to pay his respects at a public reposal in St Joseph’s Church.

Those with Multiple Convictions Should Have to Pay Back Free Legal Aid if Convicted – January 22nd, 2018

Those with Multiple Convictions Should Have to Pay Back Free Legal Aid if Convicted – January 22nd, 2018

Fianna Fáil Cllr, John Francis Flynn, says if you’re convicted a fourth time and subsequently, you should have to pay back free legal aid if you’re convicted. He and solicitor, Pádraig O’Connell, debated with Jerry.

The Seal, the Wheelie Bin and the Monday Morning Driver Taken by Surprise – January 22nd, 2018

The Seal, the Wheelie Bin and the Monday Morning Driver Taken by Surprise – January 22nd, 2018

John Clifford was making his way to work when he made the unusual discovery at Killahan, Abbeydorney. The seal, which was around three feet long and in good health, was on the road. How did it get there when it’s 3 or 4 miles from the sea?

Why My Fianna Fáil Leader is Wrong on Appeal of the Eighth – January 19th, 2018

Why My Fianna Fáil Leader is Wrong on Appeal of the Eighth – January 19th, 2018

Cllr John Joe Culloty of Fianna Fil is chairman of Kerry Right to Life. He profoundly disagrees with the statement made by his party leader, Micheál Martin, on abortion in the Dáil yesterday. At the start of the podcast, you will hear a selection of views expressed by TDs yesterday.

Call from the Dáil – January 19th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – January 19th, 2018

Michael O’Regan, parliamentary correspondent for The Irish Times, on a very important week for Irish society and politics – the Garda apology to Joanne Hayes and a Dáil debate on abortion.

Tougher Law on Drink Drivers Passes Crucial Stage in Dáil – January 19th, 2018

Tougher Law on Drink Drivers Passes Crucial Stage in Dáil – January 19th, 2018

Kerry Independent TD, Danny Healy-Rae, says he will continue his opposition to the Road Traffic Bill and has some strong words about Transport Minister, Shane Ross.

Kerry Fans Aren’t Embarrassing; Cost of Travel is Too Much – January 19th, 2018

Kerry Fans Aren’t Embarrassing; Cost of Travel is Too Much – January 19th, 2018

Kerry footballing great and current senior football selector, Mikey Sheehy, said the support for the team last summer was ‘embarrassing’ at the Mayo replay. Margaret from Ballyferriter says the cost of going to games in Dublin is a huge issue for fans.

Local Property Tax and the 'Squeezed Middle' - January 18th, 2018

Local Property Tax and the 'Squeezed Middle' - January 18th, 2018

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a review of the local property tax; at the moment the tax is calculated on 2013 market values, but property prices have increased substantially since then. Jerry O'Sullivan speaks to to Marie, who's unhappy about the Local Property Tax and feels she's part of the 'squeezed middle'.

Kerry construction company enters into examinership - January 18th, 2018

Kerry construction company enters into examinership - January 18th, 2018

Denis Moriarty Civil Engineering Contractors Ltd, based in The Kerries, Tralee, has been granted the protection of the High Court through the examinership process. The company employs 132 people. Jerry speaks to auctioneer and Tralee councillor Jim Finucane about the situation.

Dáil debate on repealing the 8th Amendment - January 18th, 2018

Dáil debate on repealing the 8th Amendment - January 18th, 2018

We hear from the debate and discussion on the 8th Amendment in the Dáil including Health Minister Simon Harris, Kerry Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae and Kerry Fianna Fáil Senator Ned O'Sullivan. Convener of Kerry for Choice, Paula Dennan, also joins Jerry in studio.

A Problem Shared – January 17th, 2018

A Problem Shared – January 17th, 2018

Val and Tony join Jerry every Wednesday to give their thoughts on listeners’ dilemmas.

Garda Apology to Joanne Hayes & the Search for Justice for Baby John – January 17th, 2018

Garda Apology to Joanne Hayes & the Search for Justice for Baby John – January 17th, 2018

Yesterday, An Garda Síochána apologised to Joanne Hayes for believing that she was linked to the death of a baby found in Cahersiveen in April 1984. Joanne Hayes’s solicitor, Pat Mann, spoke to Jerry as did Garda Superintendent Flor Murphy.

Are Some Taxi Drivers Turning Down ‘Less Lucrative’ Journeys? – January 17th, 2018

Are Some Taxi Drivers Turning Down ‘Less Lucrative’ Journeys? – January 17th, 2018

It was claimed at a recent Joint Policing Committee meeting that some taxi drivers are turning down customers because they figure by taking them relatively long distances, they are losing money in the long run because they’re missing out on more frequent journeys in towns.

Hike in Local Property Tax on the Way? – January 17th, 2018

Hike in Local Property Tax on the Way? – January 17th, 2018

Simon Quinn lectures in accounting and finance at IT Tralee. He’s been doing some number-crunching after the Government announced a review of the Local Property Tax.

The Kerry Babies Controversy of the 1980s – January 16th, 2018

The Kerry Babies Controversy of the 1980s – January 16th, 2018

Retired Irish Examiner, Donal Hickey, reported on the controversy which led to a Tribunal of Inquiry into the garda investigation after the bodies of two babies were found. Donal spoke to Jerry ahead of a Garda press controversy this afternoon regarding a fresh investigation into the circumstances that led to the murder of the new born baby boy found in Cahersiveen.

Dolores O’Riordan’s Kerry Friends Remember the Cranberries Star – January 16th, 2018

Dolores O’Riordan’s Kerry Friends Remember the Cranberries Star – January 16th, 2018

Michael Williams who designed Dolores O’Riordan’s home in Dún Chaoin and John Moriarty of Lord Baker’s Restaurant in Dingle remember a woman who was warm, kind, funny, sometimes shy but always the star.

Men Involved in Armed Robbery of Waterville Post Office Sentenced – January 16th, 2018

Men Involved in Armed Robbery of Waterville Post Office Sentenced – January 16th, 2018

The two men received sentences totalling 10 years at Tralee Circuit Criminal Court yesterday for the armed robbery which took place on August 3rd, 2016. Fiona Stack of Radio Kerry was in court for the sentencing.

Good news for Kerry Aiport as Dublin and Faro flights' assured - January 15th, 2017

Good news for Kerry Aiport as Dublin and Faro flights' assured - January 15th, 2017

Ryanair has confirmed it will run flights to Faro from Kerry Airport this summer while Stobart Air has been awarded the Kerry Dublin contract for four years. Jerry O'Sullivan speaks to Basil Sheeran of Kerry Airport about the news.

Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin - January 15th, 2017

Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin - January 15th, 2017

Jerry O'Sullivan speaks to Fianna Fáil leader deputy Mícheál Martin following Brexit discussions at the Killarney Economic Conference this past weekend where DUP leader Arlene Foster was among the guest speakers.

Eirgrid underground cable works in Moyvane - January 15th, 2017

Eirgrid underground cable works in Moyvane - January 15th, 2017

Jerry O'Sullivan gets the latest on the Eirgrid underground cable works commencing this week in and around Moyvane from company spokesperson David Martin

Is North Kerry is the poor relation when it comes to funding for roads? - January 12th, 2018

Is North Kerry is the poor relation when it comes to funding for roads? - January 12th, 2018

Is North Kerry is the poor relation when it comes to funding for roads? Fianna Fail Cllr Jimmy Moloney from Listowel join Jerry to discuss

Addressing the Health Crisis - What can be done before the crisis hits emergency departments - January 12th, 2018

Addressing the Health Crisis - What can be done before the crisis hits emergency departments - January 12th, 2018

Theresa Coughlan, board member of Kerry Respite Care - What can be done before the crisis hits emergency departments

Three more FF hopefuls - January 12th, 2018

Three more FF hopefuls - January 12th, 2018

Cllr Norma Foley, Cllr Niall Moloney and Senator Mark Daly

Is there a connection between Sean Spicer and Tralee? - January 12th, 2018

Is there a connection between Sean Spicer and Tralee? - January 12th, 2018

Pat Norris nee Spicer shares her family story

Beach Littering will Turn Tourists Away – January 11th, 2018

Beach Littering will Turn Tourists Away – January 11th, 2018

Sue Comerford from Waterville says all the publicity surrounding Star Wars and the Skelligs is for naught unless action is taken to deal with the problem of beach littering.

Plenty of Candidates Seeking FF Nomination – January 11th, 2018

Plenty of Candidates Seeking FF Nomination – January 11th, 2018

At least six candidates are seeking the nomination to run with TD John Brassil for Fianna Fáil at the next general election. Three of those who’ve declared their intentions, Cllrs Michael Cahill, Norma Moriarty and Michael O’Shea spoke to Jerry.

Sean Spicer’s Kerry Connection? – January 11th, 2018

Sean Spicer’s Kerry Connection? – January 11th, 2018

Could Donald Trump’s former White House spokesman, Sean Spicer, have Kerry roots? Historian and writer, Ryle Dwyer, has been looking into the matter.

A Kerry President? – January 11th, 2018

A Kerry President? – January 11th, 2018

Fine Gael MEP, Seán Kelly from Kilcummin, says he has political and sporting support if he were to decide to run for the presidency.