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Why Carrauntoohil was our Choice of Venue for our Wedding Photos – May 25th, 2018

Why Carrauntoohil was our Choice of Venue for our Wedding Photos – May 25th, 2018

You might have seen in today’s Irish Examiner the spectacular photograph of Rebekah and Miki Barlok, in their wedding finery, on the top of Ireland’s highest mountain.

Legal Proceedings Start over Missed Cancer Warnings – May 25th, 2018

Legal Proceedings Start over Missed Cancer Warnings – May 25th, 2018

Cian O’Carroll is the solicitor for Emma Mhic Mhathúna and two other women affected by the CervicalCheck controversy. He also represents Vicky Phelan who brought the scandal into the public eye.

Turning the Tables on the Hoaxers – May 25th, 2018

Turning the Tables on the Hoaxers – May 25th, 2018

Susan from Killorglin is sick to death of hoax callers trying to gain access to her computer. She decided it was time to call them out.

Call from the Dáil – May 25th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – May 25th, 2018

Parliamentary correspondent with The Irish Times, Michael O’Regan, joins Jerry to discuss the week that was in Irish politics.

Final Referendum Pitch: Yes Side – May 24th, 2018

Final Referendum Pitch: Yes Side – May 24th, 2018

Laura Harmon is with Together for Yes. This is her appeal to voters.

Honouring Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Building IT Tralee’s Future – May 24th, 2018

Honouring Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Building IT Tralee’s Future – May 24th, 2018

Chairman of the IT Tralee Foundation Board, Dick Spring, and the foundation’s director, Ogie Moran, explained to Jerry the plans to honour the legendary broadcaster and how it’s hoped it will raise funds for the ambitious Sports Academy which is due to open at IT Tralee in January.

Áine’s Story – May 24th, 2018

Áine’s Story – May 24th, 2018

Áine tells Jerry that she had an abortion which is something that she regrets.

Final Referendum Pitch: No Side – May 24th, 2018

Final Referendum Pitch: No Side – May 24th, 2018

Dr Andrew O’Regan, Killarney GP is with the Medical Alliance for the Eighth. This is his appeal to voters.

I’ve Been to Chelsea to Meet the Queen! – May 23rd, 2018

I’ve Been to Chelsea to Meet the Queen! – May 23rd, 2018

Billy Alexander of the Kells Bay House and Gardens won a Silver Gilt Medal for his showcase of rare and exotic ferns grown at Kells Bay House and Gardens at the world’s most prestigious flower and garden event, the Chelsea Flower Show.

A Problem Shared – May 23rd, 2018

A Problem Shared – May 23rd, 2018

Every Wednesday, Val and Tony join Jerry to give their thoughts on listeners’ concerns. A mother has just been told that her son should not be going to a mainstream school and she is devastated.

Convicted IRA Murderer Loses Gun Licence Appeal – May 23rd, 2018

Convicted IRA Murderer Loses Gun Licence Appeal – May 23rd, 2018

Former IRA volunteer Angelo Fusco of Knocknacaska, Kilflynn was appealing a decision by Tralee Garda Superintendent Jim O’Connor to deny him a licence for a shotgun. Radio Kerry’s Eamonn Hickson was in court for the hearing.

Man Killed in Cahersiveen Stabbing -May 23rd, 2018

Man Killed in Cahersiveen Stabbing -May 23rd, 2018

The terrible news broke this morning that a man had been fatally stabbed in Cahersiveen. Jerry spoke to Joe McGill of Radio Kerry News and to local businessman and community activist, Alan Landers.

Why I’m Voting Yes to Repeal – May 23rd, 2018

Why I’m Voting Yes to Repeal – May 23rd, 2018

Susan Ní Churnain tells her story of losing two babies and explains why she is urging a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum. She first tells Jerry of how she realised all was not well in the first pregnancy when she was in Dublin and had to be taken urgently to the Rotunda.

Fine Gael Politician on Why He’s Voting No – May 23rd, 2018

Fine Gael Politician on Why He’s Voting No – May 23rd, 2018

Fine Gael senator, Paul Coghlan, from Killarney is voting No in Friday’s referendum in contrast to his party which is advocating the repeal of the 8th amendment.

Fergus O'Meara – Dairymaster - May 22nd, 2018

 Fergus O'Meara – Dairymaster - May 22nd, 2018

Fergus O'Meara –International Business Development Manager with Dairymaster on the deal Dairymaster have done in China to build large scale farms.

A Bird’s Eye View - May 22nd, 2018

A Bird’s Eye View - May 22nd, 2018

Frank King is back with Jerry in studio for another edition of the popular 'Bird’s Eye View' series where Frank shares his vast knowledge on all things birds!

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan - May 22nd, 2018

 Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan - May 22nd, 2018

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan speaks with Aisling O’Brien during his visit to Kerry on Jastine Valdez, Ana Kriegal, Cervical Check, Tralee Courthouse and the Citizenship ceremony

3,500 people become Irish citizens in Killarney - May 22nd, 2018

3,500 people become Irish citizens in Killarney - May 22nd, 2018

A report from Killarney where 3,500 people became Irish citizens. Poland, Romania, the United Kingdom, India and Nigeria made up the top five nationalities of those conferred.

That Wedding in Windsor – May 21st, 2018

That Wedding in Windsor – May 21st, 2018

Mags Horgan Healy of Finesse Bridal Wear in Listowel and Anne Marie Drummey who lives in Windsor gave their verdict.

Tánaiste on Friday’s Referendum – May 21st, 2018

Tánaiste on Friday’s Referendum – May 21st, 2018

Tánaiste Simon Coveney spoke to Jerry about his position on Friday’s referendum.

Ireland’s New Citizens – May 21st, 2018

Ireland’s New Citizens – May 21st, 2018

Raymond Murray is the assistant principal in the Department of Justice on the first large scale citizenship ceremonies to be held outside of Dublin has been taking place in the INEC in Killarney.

Call from the Dáil - May 18th, 2018

Call from the Dáil - May 18th, 2018

Irish Independent Political Correspondent John Downing joins Jerry O'Sullivan on Kerry Today to discuss the events of the week.

Private John O'Mahony, former UN soldier from Scartaglin - May 18th, 2018

Private John O'Mahony, former UN soldier from Scartaglin - May 18th, 2018

74-year-old Mahmoud Bazzi was deported from the US three years ago to face the charges arising from an incident 38 years ago in Lebanon. Bazzi is accused of murdering Private Thomas Barrett from Cork and Private Derek Smallhorne from Dublin and the attempted murder of Private John O’Mahony from Scartglin. Private O’Mahony revisited the region at Easter and speaks to Jerry O'Sullivan about the current situation surrounding the trial

"A lot of people coming out of college don't have relevant skills for today's world" - May 18th, 2018

Kerry entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly speaks to Jerry O'Sullivan about the gulf, he says exists between education in third level and the realities of the workplace of 2018

Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

Referendum on the Eighth Amendment

As the country prepares to vote on whether to repeal and replace the Eighth Amendment in the Irish Constitution next Friday, May 25th, Kerry Right to Life representative Mary Fitzgibbon and Paul Bowler of Kerry Together for Yes join Jerry O’Sullivan in studio for a live debate on the relevant issues.

A Royal visit for Killarney? - May 17th, 2018

A Royal visit for Killarney? - May 17th, 2018

As media reports indicate the Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall are due to visit Kerry and Cork on a three-day visit this June– and with local reports of embassy officials reportedly surveying locations in Killarney – Jerry speaks to Mayor of Killarney Niall Kelleher. The Killarney Cathaoirleach is also due to marry his fiancée Linda Gordon next week, on the same day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to wed.

Fórsa Conference at the INEC - May 17th, 2018

Fórsa Conference at the INEC - May 17th, 2018

Killarney is hosting a national conference for one of the country’s largest group of trade unions – Fórsa - which has 80,000 members. Fórsa represents workers in the public service, private sector, state agencies, community and voluntary sector. Fórsa Communications Officer Niall Shanahan speaks to Jerry O’Sullivan.

“I was her dirty secret” - May 17th, 2018

“I was her dirty secret” - May 17th, 2018

Jerry O’Sullivan reads a letter sent to Radio Kerry from an adopted woman who wrote to Kerry Today to detail her experience after she was contacted by her birth mother. The woman said meeting her biological mother did her ‘more harm than good’ as she felt it was all on her terms.

A Problem Share with Tony & Val – May 16th, 2018

A Problem Share with Tony & Val – May 16th, 2018

Val and Tony McGinley speak to Jerry about a listener who’s always late and can’t manage their time properly. Also, the trials and tribulations of a messy artist.

Calls for tougher sentencing for repeat offenders – May 16th, 2018

Calls for tougher sentencing for repeat offenders – May 16th, 2018

Fianna Fáil Cllr Michael Cahill, speaking to Jerry, called for tougher sentencing for repeat offenders following the Assistant Commissioner’s assertion that the same people are being convicted again and again.

Save-Our-Swifts: the sound of attraction – May 16th, 2018

Save-Our-Swifts: the sound of attraction – May 16th, 2018

Stephan De Beer, creator of the Genesis Swift Boxes speaks to Jerry about the decline in Swifts and how to attract these beautiful birds near bird boxes using sounds.

Minister Kevin Boxer Moran on flood relief for Kerry – May 16th, 2018

Minister Kevin Boxer Moran on flood relief for Kerry – May 16th, 2018

Minister of State at the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Kevin Boxer Moran speaks to Jerry about the new flood relief packages announced for Kerry under the Government’s national scheme.

Professional Beggars Taking Advantage – May 15th, 2018

Professional Beggars Taking Advantage – May 15th, 2018

Sinn Féin councillor, Pa Daly, spoke to Jerry about the information that gardaí gave to Tralee councillors.

Solidarity with Emma – May 15th, 2018

Solidarity with Emma – May 15th, 2018

More than 400 people were in The Square, Tralee last night to show solidarity with Emma Mhic Mhathúna, the Ballydavid resident who found out last week she terminally ill. Emma is one of the women caught up in the CervicalCheck scandal.

When Will Skellig Open? – May 15th, 2018

When Will Skellig Open? – May 15th, 2018

Skellig Michael’s opening to visitors has been delayed since the start of May as staff could not access the World Heritage site to carry out checks due to poor weather conditions. Grellan Rourke of the OPW gave this update to Jerry?

Legalise Medicinal Cannabis – May 14th, 2018

Legalise Medicinal Cannabis – May 14th, 2018

A South Kerry mother is calling on the Government to change the rules relating to patients’ access to cannabis for medicinal use.Noreen O’Neill’s son, Michael, who’s 21 months old, has a serious neurological condition which has led to the child suffering thousands of seizures. However, when the Kilgarvan woman started giving her child cannabis CBD oil, his seizures vanished.

Showing our Support for Emma – May 14th, 2018

Showing our Support for Emma – May 14th, 2018

A vigil has been taking place this evening in Tralee Town Square to show support for Emma Mhic Mhathúna from Ballydavid. The event has been organised by Cllr Toireasa Ferris. Tomorrow evening, another vigil is being organised in Ballydavid for the victim of the CervicalCheck scandal. Julí Ní Mhaoileóin, who’s organising Tuesday’s evening, spoke to Jerry.

Giving Illegal Users of Disabled Parking Bays a Dose of Their Own Medicine – May 14th, 2018

Giving Illegal Users of Disabled Parking Bays a Dose of Their Own Medicine – May 14th, 2018

How would you feel like it if you were looking for a parking space but none were available? Well, that’s an experience that’s all too common for drivers with disabilities. Josephine Carroll of the Irish Wheelchair Association spoke to Jerry about the experiment carried out in Tipperary Town last Friday, the organisation’s #Backin5 campaign.

HSE Culture Needs to Change – May 11th, 2018

HSE Culture Needs to Change – May 11th, 2018

Sinn Féin leader, May Lou McDonald, spoke to Jerry and gave her reaction to the decision by HSE’s Director General, Tony O’Brien, to step down in the wake of the cancer scandal.

Call from the Dáil – May 11th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – May 11th, 2018

Parliamentary correspondent, Michael O’Regan, joins Jerry for this week’s edition of the popular feature.

Providing Support in Wake of Cervical Cancer Controversy – May 11th, 2018

Providing Support in Wake of Cervical Cancer Controversy – May 11th, 2018

Siobhan McSweeney is manager of Recovery Haven. The cancer support house in Tralee is providing counselling for women directly affected by the CervicalCheck controversy.

Dáil Hears that Kerry Mother has Received Terminal Diagnosis – May 10th, 2018

Dáil Hears that Kerry Mother has Received Terminal Diagnosis – May 10th, 2018

The leader of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald, said Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who lives in Baile nan Gall, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Emma was among the group of women who were wrongly told they had normal smear tests through the CervicalCheck screening

What has Happened to Paddy Moriarty? – May 10th, 2018

What has Happened to Paddy Moriarty? – May 10th, 2018

The disappearance of Abbeyfeale native, Paddy Moriarty, and his dog, Kellie, has gripped Australia. Jerry spoke to Caroline Graham who along with Kylie Stevenson has produced a podcast series about his disappearance, entitled ‘Lost in Larrimah’.

GPs Give Their Perspective on the Referendum – May 10th, 2018

GPs Give Their Perspective on the Referendum – May 10th, 2018

Dr Mary Favier is with Doctors for Repeal and Dr Siobhán Crowley is with the Medical Alliance for a No Vote. http://www.radiokerry.ie/referendum18/

Church Gate Confrontation Over Abortion Position – May 10th, 2018

Church Gate Confrontation Over Abortion Position – May 10th, 2018

Anti-abortion campaigner, Robert Pierse, confronted Senator Ned O’Sullivan, last Saturday evening when the politician was part of the Fianna Fáil party collection outside the gates of the Catholic church in Listowel. Both men spoke with Jerry.

TDs Reject Claim That They’re Failing to Stand Up for Rural Ireland – May 9th, 2018

TDs Reject Claim That They’re Failing to Stand Up for Rural Ireland – May 9th, 2018

Yesterday’s Kerry Today was rather heated. Danny and Michael Healy-Rae believe the new evening and night bus services are a ‘sop’ to rural Ireland and don’t negate their opposition to the new drink driving bill. Junior Minister Brendan Griffin accused them of being negative. Kerry’s other TDs, John Brassil and Martin Ferris, reacted to Healy-Rae criticism of them.

A Problem Shared – May 9th, 2018

A Problem Shared – May 9th, 2018

A parent is distraught because of two adult children who have fallen out with each other. A listener is worried about a friend who is in the grip of alcoholism. Val and Tony offer their thoughts on these very difficult situations. If you have a loved one affected by alcoholism, Al-Anon may be of help: http://www.al-anon-ireland.org/

Crossroads: Remembering a Parent – May 9th, 2018

Crossroads: Remembering a Parent – May 9th, 2018

The students from the radio broadcasting course at the Digital Skills Centre at Kerry ETB have produced a series of short features called Crossroads. ‘First & Last Kiss’ by Keith Doran, touches upon the personal and emotional crossroad a young person faced in the years after their mother died.

Healy-Raes and Junior Minister Griffin Take Opposite Sides on New ‘Drink Link’ Bus Service – May 8th, 2018

Healy-Raes and Junior Minister Griffin Take Opposite Sides on New ‘Drink Link’ Bus Service – May 8th, 2018

Independent TDs Danny and Michael Healy-Rae are part of a group of rural deputies who are opposed to Minister Shane Ross’s new drink-driving bill. Jerry asked them would the new night-time transport services address their concerns in relation to rural isolation. Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Brendan Griffin, said the scheme is positive and accused the TDs of being negative.

Council on Why Main Route into County Will Close for Summer – May 8th, 2018

Council on Why Main Route into County Will Close for Summer – May 8th, 2018

Paul Curry, senior executive engineer, with Kerry County Council outlined why the Farranfore-Castleisland road has to close from the end of May to August. The Dysert Bridge is being replaced and Paul told Jerry why the work has to be done during the summer.

8 New Evening and Night Time Transport Services for Kerry – May 8th, 2018

8 New Evening and Night Time Transport Services for Kerry – May 8th, 2018

The Minister of Transport announced the introduction of the services on a trial basis. Jerry spoke to Carmel Walsh who’s the manager of Local Link Kerry which will be operating the services and to Christy Walsh, chair of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation.

Call from the Dáil – May 4th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – May 4th, 2018

Michael O’Regan returns for this week’s Call from the Dáil.

Not Good Enough: Lack of Reassurance for Women with Cervical Cancer Fears – May 4th, 2018

Not Good Enough: Lack of Reassurance for Women with Cervical Cancer Fears – May 4th, 2018

Teresa previously had treatment for pre-cancerous cells following a smear test and is now regularly tested. She was told by her GP she’d have to pay €100 for a test; the Department of Health yesterday promised they’ll contact GPs about the situation.

Time to Overhaul Inquest System – May 4th, 2018

Time to Overhaul Inquest System – May 4th, 2018

The inquest into the death of Paud O’Leary from Leam, Gneeveguilla was held yesterday in Killarney Coroner’s Court, nearly six years after his death. His wife Margaret said it’s a terrible system, as it reminds the family of the suffering caused by their loss after such a long time. The family’s solicitor, Pádraig O’Connell, spoke to Jerry.

Time to Wake Up to Coastal Erosion – May 4th, 2018

Time to Wake Up to Coastal Erosion – May 4th, 2018

Michael O’Shea of Malachy Walsh & Partners, Tralee has a background as a research engineer and has been involved with coastal erosion studies in this county.

The Man who Brought the First US Basketballers to Kerry – May 3rd, 2018

The Man who Brought the First US Basketballers to Kerry – May 3rd, 2018

Tributes have been paid to the late Paudie O’Connor, a former councillor and international basketball player from Killarney. Irish Examiner journalist, Kieran Shannon, recalled his character and achievements.

I’m no Road Traffic Terrorist, Minister – May 3rd, 2018

I’m no Road Traffic Terrorist, Minister – May 3rd, 2018

Danny Healy-Rae said in the Dáil that the ‘chubby lad’ from Korea and Trump are hugging each other. But is a similar rapprochement possible between the Kerry TD and Transport Minister Shane Ross? Yesterday, Minister Ross likened Danny Healy-Rae and other TDs opposed to the new drink-driving bill to ‘road traffic terrorists’.

Update on Major Gas Project in Listowel – May 3rd, 2018

Update on Major Gas Project in Listowel – May 3rd, 2018

Eddie Sweeney, Construction Project Manager with Gas Networks Ireland spoke to Jerry about the latest phase of the Gas to Listowel project.

Holding State and Corporate Bodies Accountable for Unlawful Deaths – May 2nd, 2018

Holding State and Corporate Bodies Accountable for Unlawful Deaths – May 2nd, 2018

Fianna Fáil senator, Mark Daly, says the cervical cancer testing scandal highlights the need to introduce corporate manslaughter legislation – which would hold corporate agencies and state bodies liable for unlawful deaths.

A Problem Shared – May 2nd, 2018

A Problem Shared – May 2nd, 2018

Every Wednesday, Tony and Val join Jerry to give their thoughts and perspectives on your personal dilemmas. This week’s queries include the following – if you witness what you suspect is the abuse of a vulnerable person in a public place, should you interfere even though you don’t know the people?

Three Month Closure of A Major Route into Kerry – May 2nd, 2018

Three Month Closure of A Major Route into Kerry – May 2nd, 2018

The N23 Castleisland to Farranfore road will close from May 24th to August 20th to allow for the construction of a new bridge. Jerry spoke to Jeremy Burke of Castleisland Chamber Alliance and to Dan Ahern of Farranfore Development Association.

A Postmaster’s Perspective – May 2nd, 2018

A Postmaster’s Perspective – May 2nd, 2018

Speaking in a personal capacity, Brendan Mannix of Ballymacelligott Post Office about the An Post offer which may lead to the closure of many post offices around the country.

Welcome to the Reeks District – May 1st, 2018

Welcome to the Reeks District – May 1st, 2018

Castlemaine Harbour to Rossbeigh is rebranding itself as ‘The Reeks District’. Jens Bachem, chair of the Mid-Kerry Tourism Cluster, spoke to Jerry

Medical Professionals on Cervical Cancer Scandal – May 1st, 2018

Medical Professionals on Cervical Cancer Scandal – May 1st, 2018

Dr Mary McCaffrey is a consultant obstetrician/gynaecologist at University Hospital Kerry and Killarney GP, Dr Gary Stack, spoke to Jerry.

Footprints – May 1st, 2018

Footprints – May 1st, 2018

On the first Tuesday of every month, Mike Lynch of Kerry Library, looks at events in the library’s newspaper archives that occurred in the county 100 years ago.

Waiting Nearly a Decade for My Family Law Case to be Fully Heard – April 30th, 2018

Waiting Nearly a Decade for My Family Law Case to be Fully Heard – April 30th, 2018

Mary, not her real name, told Eamonn Hickson how she’s been going to court for years over a maintenance case for her children. Chair of the Family Law Committee of the Law Society, and Managing Solicitor of the Law Centre in Tralee, Carol Anne Coolican is calling on the government to institute a new family law court system.

Personal Finance – April 30th, 2018

Personal Finance – April 30th, 2018

On the last Monday of every month, personal finance expert, Brian Leslie of Prima Finance joins Jerry to answer your questions.

Vicky Phelan’s Solicitor on the Cervical Check Scandal – April 30th, 2018

Vicky Phelan’s Solicitor on the Cervical Check Scandal – April 30th, 2018

Cian O’Carroll, represents Limerick woman, Vicky Phelan, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. She received a settlement last week over a false negative smear test in 2011. Yet she was only informed last year of the misread test. Vicky was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014. The Cervical Check Helpline can be contacted at 1800 45 45 55, between 9am and 6.30pm.

INMO reaction to UHK nursing issue - April 27th, 2018

INMO reaction to UHK nursing issue - April 27th, 2018

Liam Conway, Industrial Relations Officer with the INMO gave his reaction to the situation with nurses at University Hospital Kerry.

The consequences of oil spills on our roads - April 27th, 2018

The consequences of oil spills on our roads - April 27th, 2018

Mairead tells Treasa Murphy the story of how she lost control of her car and is lucky to be alive due to an oil spill.

Call from the Dáil - April 27th, 2018

Call from the Dáil - April 27th, 2018

Political correspondent with the Irish Independent, John Downing filled in for Michael O’Regan with the happenings from the Oireachtas this week.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney - April 27th, 2018

Tánaiste Simon Coveney - April 27th, 2018

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney is in Kerry today to re-launch the five-star Dunloe Hotel and Gardens. He spoke to Treasa Murphy about a variety of issues.

RSA Chair says some TDs disgraceful and self-serving - April 27th, 2018

RSA Chair says some TDs disgraceful and self-serving - April 27th, 2018

In a statement, Liz O’Donnell, Chair of the RSA spoke about ‘disgraceful and self-serving’ behaviour of a “tiny minority of rural TDs, who she says are delaying the passage of the Road Traffic Amendment Bill 2017. Independent TD for Cork South-West, Michael Collins gave his reaction, saying the condition of roads contributes to crashes.

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle beneficiaries - April 27th, 2018

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle beneficiaries - April 27th, 2018

Madeleine Doyle, PRO of Down Syndrome Kerry and Cormac Lally, Head of Development with KDYS spoke about their charities work and the benefit of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

Pensions campaign by community employment scheme supervisors - April 26th, 2018

Pensions campaign by community employment scheme supervisors - April 26th, 2018

Tadgh O'Donoghue, recently retired CE supervisor, Kilgarvan and Tony Darmody, chair, Kerry Parents and Friends, sponsor for companies for whom CE supervisors/ workers worked for- spoke about the issue of pensions for CE supervisors.

Abuse of grants to the elderly - April 26th, 2018

Abuse of grants to the elderly - April 26th, 2018

Senator Martin Conway says a State grant to help the elderly make changes to their homes is being abused with people on the verge of dying or going into a nursing home getting it.

Gardaí being assaulted in Kerry - April 26th, 2018

Gardaí being assaulted in Kerry - April 26th, 2018

27 gardaí were assaulted over the past 15 months in Kerry – this was revealed at the recent Kerry JPC meeting. GRA spokesperson John O’Keeffe gave his reaction.

Launch of new shipwreck website - April 26th, 2018

Launch of new shipwreck website - April 26th, 2018

A new website has been launched by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, providing free public access to information on thousands of historic wrecks in Irish waters; Dingle historian Pat Nelligan spoke to Treasa Murphy about some of the wrecks of the Dingle coast.

Dog attacks on sheep - April 26th, 2018

Dog attacks on sheep - April 26th, 2018

John Foley of Kenmare, who has lost a number of sheep due to dog attacks, told Treasa Murphy his story. Also, Flor McCarthy from Kenmare, chair of the National Hill Committee spoke about the issue.

Gannet found on Rossbeigh beach with plastic line around beak and wings - April 26th, 2018

Gannet found on Rossbeigh beach with plastic line around beak and wings - April 26th, 2018

Jill Crosher, a volunteer with the West Kerry branch of Birdwatch Ireland spoke about the high mortality rate of birds being found with plastic on them.

A Problem Shared with Tony and Val - April 25th, 2018

A Problem Shared with Tony and Val - April 25th, 2018

Val and Tony answered listened queries about a variety of issues.

UHK has no knowledge significant number of nurses plan to leave - April 25th, 2018

UHK has no knowledge significant number of nurses plan to leave - April 25th, 2018

The General Manager of University Hospital Kerry, Fearghal Grimes says UHK has 'no knowledge or evidence that a significant number of nurses are planning to leave'.

CBS The Green students call for right to a home to be enshrined in the Constitution - April 25th, 2018

CBS The Green students call for right to a home to be enshrined in the Constitution - April 25th, 2018

CBS the Green Tralee students are calling for the right to a home to be enshrined in the Constitution. Treasa Murphy went along to the school yesterday where the High Hopes Choir from Cork Penny Dinners performed at a concert there.

Appeal to find relative of Tralee tailor whose idea it was to build Brandon grotto - April 25th, 2018

Appeal to find relative of Tralee tailor whose idea it was to build Brandon grotto - April 25th, 2018

There’s an appeal to find the nephew or any other relative of the Tralee tailor, John O'Connor, who in the 1950s came up with the idea to build a grotto at the foot of Mount Brandon. On May 16th, they have a mass to mark the 60th anniversary of the grotto. Ann Fitzgerald is with Cloghane Brandon Tidy Towns, and she spoke to Treasa Murphy.

Proposed exit packages for post offices - April 24th, 2018

Proposed exit packages for post offices - April 24th, 2018

Deputy Michael Healy-Rae says 390 letters are being sent out today and tomorrow to post offices – ones with a smaller turnover – to offer them an exit package.

Fire at Holy Cross Church Kenmare - April 24th, 2018

Fire at Holy Cross Church Kenmare - April 24th, 2018

Billy Bevan, who’s been involved with the Church down through the years, and was also station officer at Kenmare Fire Station for 23 years, spoke about yesterday’s fire at Holy Cross Church Kenmare.

The Legal Lowdown with Miriam McGillycuddy - April 24th, 2018

The Legal Lowdown with Miriam McGillycuddy - April 24th, 2018

Solicitor and law lecturer, Miriam McGillycuddy answered listeners queries about a variety of issues.

RTE's desire to phase out Aertel - April 24th, 2018

RTE's desire to phase out Aertel - April 24th, 2018

Kildare North FF TD, James Lawless is the vice chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Change and the Environment – she spoke about the proposal.

Man lost teeth costing thousands to repair when hit by jogger in Tralee - April 24th, 2018

Man lost teeth costing thousands to repair when hit by jogger in Tralee - April 24th, 2018

Carmel tells how her husband was struck in the mouth by a jogger in Tralee. The impact caused her husband to lose several teeth and it will cost thousands of euro to replace them. She spoke to Treasa Murphy.

Gardaí urge cycling clubs to lead by example and use cycle lanes - April 23rd, 2018

Gardaí urge cycling clubs to lead by example and use cycle lanes - April 23rd, 2018

Keith Phelan of the Kerry Cycling Campaign gave his reaction about this call from gardaí.

Dermot Bannon on Simon fundraising initiative - April 23rd, 2018

Dermot Bannon on Simon fundraising initiative - April 23rd, 2018

Dermot Bannon of Room to Improve spoke to Treasa Murphy about the tv show and the fundraising initiative architects are undertaking for Simon.

Claims social media/smartphone ban is not the way to go with children - April 23rd, 2018

Claims social media/smartphone ban is not the way to go with children - April 23rd, 2018

James O’Higgins Norman, Associate Professor in Sociology and Director of the National Anti-Bullying Research and Resource Centre gave his view on the ban in place in Blennerville National School.

70% of UHK workforce are leaving or considering leaving - April 23rd, 2018

70% of UHK workforce are leaving or considering leaving - April 23rd, 2018

MEP Liadh Ni Riada says almost 70% of University Hospital Kerry’s workforce are leaving or considering leaving. This follows a meeting with the INMO - she spoke to Treasa Murphy.

Voting in the upcoming referendum - April 23rd, 2018

Voting in the upcoming referendum - April 23rd, 2018

Padraig Burke, County Registrar spoke to Treasa Murphy about what people need to do to ensure they’re eligible to vote in the May 25th referendum.

A survey shows parents pay €46 million for ‘free’ education - April 23rd, 2018

 A survey shows parents pay €46 million for ‘free’ education - April 23rd, 2018

Seamus Mulconry, General Secretary of the Catholic Primary School Managers Association told Treasa Murphy about the findings from the Grant Thornton survey.

Call from the Dáil – April 20th, 2018

Call from the Dáil – April 20th, 2018

Every Friday, The Irish Times parliamentary correspondent and proud Kerryman, Michael O’Regan, joins Jerry to discuss the week in politics.

Chief Executive of Policing Authority in Kerry – April 20th, 2018

Chief Executive of Policing Authority in Kerry – April 20th, 2018

The CEO of the Policing Authority, Helen Hall, was in Kerry today to attend the county’s Joint Policing Committee meeting. Beforehand, she joined Jerry in studio in Killarney.

Margo Remembers Big Tom – April 20th, 2018

Margo Remembers Big Tom – April 20th, 2018

The country singer was in Oram, Co Monaghan for the funeral of Big Tom. Aaron McElroy, reporter with Northern Sound, also spoke to Jerry.

It Looks Like the Spuds Will be Late This Year – April 19th, 2018

It Looks Like the Spuds Will be Late This Year – April 19th, 2018

Since 2010, John in Tarbert has been keeping records of rainfall via weather gauges. He and other people in the area who have been keeping records have some very depressing statistics about rainfall in recent times.

Parents’ Group on Blennerville School’s Smartphone Experiment – April 19th, 2018

Parents’ Group on Blennerville School’s Smartphone Experiment – April 19th, 2018

Rita O’Reilly is CEO of Parentline, which provides advice to parents and guardians. She gives her reaction to Blennerville National School’s plan which has the support of parents to ban smartphones in and out of school.