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Vandalism in Listowel Town Park

Vandalism in Listowel Town Park

Listowel Town Park was vandalised last week. Deirdre spoke to Mary Hanlon, secretary of Listowl Tidy Towns and Cllr Jimmy Moloney from Kerry County Council.

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Dr Eamon Shanahan and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Galam Gardezi talk orthopaedics.

Baile Mhuire Art

Baile Mhuire Art

Deirdre reports from Baile Mhuire's art exhibition

What do children worry about?

What do children worry about?

A survey has been carried out on children in Muster regarding what they are most worried about. Deirdre spoke to Ann-Marie who has worked in education for over 16 years and has successfully created workshops for both primary and secondary school teachers in well-being, self-care and mindfulness.

Wellness with Horan's Healthcare

Wellness with Horan's Healthcare

What can we do when our diet and lifestyle are out of balance? Deirdre Murphy discusses.

Hairy Armpits

Hairy Armpits

A listener got in touch reporting they have seen growing numbers of hairy armpits, mainly in women, during a recent trip to the beach. Is this a new fashion trend though? Beautician Annette Smyth thinks it is!

Betting on the Beckhams

Betting on the Beckhams

Paddy Power have suspended betting on the Beckham's marriage going down the swanny. Is this really fair when there are children involved? Deirdre spoke to Rachel Kane, Irish PR and Mischief Champion with Paddy Power.

Chernobyl Appeal

Chernobyl Appeal

Chernobyl Children's Fund Tralee are appealing for clothes that are needed for 16 Chernobyl Children who're coming to Kerry in a few weeks

Cooking with Mark

Cooking with Mark

On this month's cooking with Mark slot, chef Mark Doe talks to us about 'Afternoon Tea'.

Banna Coastcare

Banna Coastcare

Rachel Geary from Banna Coastcare spoke to Deirdre on the recent tackle of litter on Banna beach as part of 'Clean Coast Week'

Not Enough Kerry People on TV

Not Enough Kerry People on TV

TV producer Jen Searle from Castlegregory says there aren’t enough Kerry people in the telly, but she spoke to Deirdre about how she's on a mission to fix that.

Do you think you're 'past it'? Think again!

Do you think you're 'past it'? Think again!

Mary Dolan from Tralee knew she would be hitting the age of 66 where she would be getting the free travel pass however she didn't let that get in her way. So, she set herself a different fitness challenge in the last six months to prove she is still young.

Nutrition Advice | Hayfeaver

Nutrition Advice | Hayfeaver

Anne Darcy talks to us about seasonal allergies and also gives some tips on how improving your gut health can help you in the long run.

Shane Enright Update

Shane Enright Update

Richard Enright from Athea spoke to Deirdre giving us an update on his son Shane, whose story we featured on the show a few weeks ago.

Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne

Rose of Tralee Jennifer Byrne

It's nearly Rose of Tralee time again and to tell us what being the Rose of Tralee entails Dr Jennifer Byrne joined Deirdre in studio along with Rose of Tralee volunteer Martin Brosnan.

Adoption Scandal

Adoption Scandal

Mary Johnson who lives in Tralee has an unusual story about the adoption scandal that broke last week.

New Support Services in Kerry

New Support Services in Kerry

There are new support services in Kerry for people suffering from depression. Brid O'Meara, Director of services with AWARE spoke to Deirdre on the show

Disabled Parking

Disabled Parking

Susan Carey from the Spa looks like a normal 27 Year old but she has MS and regularly gets abused for using a disabled parking spot. She spoke to Deirdre earlier

No Show Diners

No Show Diners

Killarney restaurant owner Michael Rosney talks to us about the frustration and loss of money they face in the restaurant trade by the means of no show diners.

Medical Matters ¦ Haemochromatosis

Medical Matters ¦ Haemochromatosis

Rapheal Crowley who suffers from Haemochromatosis joined Deirdre along with Dr Eamon Shanahan to talk about the condition

A Multi Cultural School

A Multi Cultural School

Holy Family School in Tralee has pupils from 19 different countries. They are holding their first 'Multicultural Week'. Deirdre headed along to sample some of the fun.

Sex and the City

Sex and the City

The hit TV series Sex and The City is 20 years old today. Anne O'Neill from Tralee is a HUGE fan and she also tells us how she met the actor who played Mr Big.

Dog Fouling

Dog Fouling

Kerry County Council are once again are at war with dog fouling with another campaign but will it make a difference? Dog and litter warden Brendan Murphy spoke to Deirdre about the matter.

Bad Beach Parking

Bad Beach Parking

A spree of bad parking took place over the bank holiday weekend. Tom Ward is from Banna Sea Rescue.

Interiors advice

Interiors advice

Ruth O'Grady talks about painting your house and how to hang photos and artwork in your home.

This year’s Rose Escosrts

This year’s Rose Escosrts

There are a group of men in Kerry this weekend for the ‘Rose Escort Bootcamp’. Last year’s Rose Escort of the year Thomas Lynch from Castleisland gives a flavour for what’s in store for them.

Kenmare Hit and Run

Kenmare Hit and Run

Mary from Roscommon rang in to tell us about the ordeal her husband faced in Kenmare last weekend. Her husband Michael woke to find his car written off.

Swimming in the Sea

Swimming in the Sea

There has been a big increase in people swimming in the sea last week, but many are taking unnecessary risks. Deidre spoke to keen sea swimmer Billy Ryle.

LWW: Paul Lynch

LWW: Paul Lynch

Deirdre spoke to writer Paul Lynch at Listowel Writers Week who was one of last night's biggest writers week's competition.

LWW: Gary Cunningham

LWW: Gary Cunningham

Gary Cunningham speaks to Deirdre at Listowel Writers Week to talk how time in prison helped shaped his writing career

LWW: Liz Dunn & David O'Donovan

LWW: Liz Dunn & David O'Donovan

Liz Dunn joined Deirdre on air along with David O'Donovan who won the Bryan McMahon Short Story.

Chewing Gum Girls

Chewing Gum Girls

A group of Milltown girls did a project on chewing gum which won EPA 'Story of your stuff' competition. Deirdre spoke to them earlier.

North Kerry Accommodation crisis

North Kerry Accommodation crisis

Cllr Robert Beasley says north Kerry is having an accommodation crisis, which was seen recently when Ras Tailteann came to Listowel last weekend. He also said many other older people are getting out of the B&B business.

Cocaine risking

Cocaine risking

Con Cremin from Talbot Grove treatment centre in Castleisland reacts to news that cocaine use in Ireland is rising at a frightening rate. Deirdre spoke to him earlier.

Tralee Musical Society

Tralee Musical Society

Deidre attended a rehearsal from the Tralee Musical Society about their upcoming new show “Children of Eden”. She spoke with Oliver Hurley and cast members about the upcoming production.

Smartphones in Schools

Smartphones in Schools

Education Minister Richard Bruton is to send a circular about student phone use to all secondary schools in Ireland. Deidre Spoke with Donal O’Reilly vice principal of Killorglin Community College about how they tackle student phone use.

Nightmare Train Journey

Nightmare Train Journey

Mags Kissane from Tralee had a journey to remember travelling on the train from Mallow to Tralee on Easter Sunday, Two men were removed off the Train by Gardai, while drunk female passengers intimated other passengers. Deidre spoke with Mags about her ordeal.

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Dr Alan Mulgrew, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee answers your medical queries.

Between the covers

Between the covers

Librarian Mairead Costelloe spoke to Deirdre on the show today about book recommendations for Christmas.

Are we still putting the wrong stuff in our recycling bins?

Are we still putting the wrong stuff in our recycling bins?

We're still putting the wrong things into the recycling bin, according to Oonagh O'Connor who is Environmental Awareness Officer with Kerry County Council. She spoke to Deirdre today about the tips she has on how to recycle properly and how to cut down on Christmas waste.

Slimming Wold

Slimming Wold

Deirdre spoke to Tralee Woman, Catherine Wall, who lost an amazing 7 stone in weight. She told us her story.

South Doc

South Doc

Dr Eamon Shanahan and Dr Garry Stack were here to tell us all we need to know about the South Doc service over the Christmas period.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Ahead of the Winter Solstice tomorrow. Deirdre spoke to Micheal O'coilean about a Winter solstice event due to take place in Lispole tomorrow.

Talkabout Book Club

Talkabout Book Club

Colman Quirke gives us his best pick when it comes to books to buy for Chirldren this Christmas on the last day of our Talkabout Book Club.

ISPCC

ISPCC

Sarah Hughes is a Childline volunteer for the last 6 years and she was telling us about the important work childline does especially at Christmas.

Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters

Mary O'Donnell gives us her gift suggestions for her from him this Christmas and gives her 2017 favourites.

Parenting advice

Parenting advice

Joan Barrett was in to give us the top 10 parenting tips to get you through Christmas.

Open Christmas Day

Open Christmas Day

Rathmore publican Jeff Gordon embodies the true spirit of Christmas as he is opening the doors of his pub on Christmas Day to anybody who wants a bit of company and a free Christmas Dinner.

HR Suite

HR Suite

Caroline McEnery from the HR suite has another top 10 for us as she gives the top 10 for HR for 2018 for both employers and employees.

Cromane Community

Cromane Community

Roisin O'Shea spoke to Deirdre about how a community in Cromane has given invaluable help to diabetes sufferers in Kerry.

Move Ireland

Move Ireland

Move Ireland which helps men who are victims of domestic abuse has set up a branch in Kerry and to tell us more about it is Stephen Elvins and Teresa Moriarty.

Why you need the flu vaccine NOW

Why you need the flu vaccine NOW

Deirdre spoke to Boots pharmacist in Deerpark, Killarney, Donal O'Connor about why it is important to get the flu vaccine now.

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Danny Leane is in the studio for the last time this year to talk about Atir Shapewear and talk's clothes for Gifts. He also speaks to Deirdre about shopping in the sales and what to keep an eye out for.

Christmas dinner in hotels

Christmas dinner in hotels

Mike in Dublin is planning on spending Christmas in Kerry. He said he phoned around the hotels but couldn't find anywhere doing Christmas dinners. Restaurant owner Paul Treyvaud responds to the comment.

Between the covers

Between the covers

Maire Logue and Elizabeth Dunne were in studio today to talk about books on the market this Christmas and also talk about Listowel Writers week in 2018.

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Dr Eamon Shanahan talks about mental health issues as well as answering your general medical queries.

Christmas storylines in soaps

Christmas storylines in soaps

Why are soaps getting so depressing at Christmas? One listener thinks the writers need to make more of an effort to make happier storylines. Soap fan Carmel Russell spoke to Deirdre on the show today.

Eulogies

Eulogies

Are Eulogies really necessary at funerals? Well Journalist Damien O'Reilly has written about this and is clear he doesn't want one at his funeral. He spoke to Deirdre earlier.

Colaiste Gleann Li CD

Colaiste Gleann Li CD

Colaiste Gleann Li students were in studio today with Vice-principle Liam McGill and teacher Maryanne Lowney to talk about the launch of a CD they produced for the ISPCC.

The 12 pubs of Christmas

The 12 pubs of Christmas

Eunan McKinney, head of Advocacy with Alcohol Action Ireland, spoke to Deirdre about the chaos it brings with it and is it really a time to put a stop to it?

Cooking with Mark

Cooking with Mark

Mark Doe is with us for the last time this year to answers your questions and gives us tips on what to make for Christmas lunch and tips and tricks to make it easier for us.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Siobhan Walsh from Listowel spoke to us about how singing helped her get back on her feet after suffering from Breast Cancer. She was joined by her bandmates Matt Dean and Ian O'Sullivan to perform a few Christmas carols in studio.

Waiting to see a doctor

Waiting to see a doctor

Are you finding it difficult to get to see a doctor over the past few weeks? We have had numerous texts, calls and emails about to matter so Deirdre spoke to Chair of the IMO's GP committee, Dr Padraig McGarry about it.

Headstone Sizes

Headstone Sizes

Deirdre spoke to Cllr Brendan Cronin who says it's disrespectful that some families are blatantly flouting the bye-laws when it comes to the size of erecting a headstone.

The Cork Simon Community

The Cork Simon Community

Rachel Stevenson, head of the fundraising at Cork Simon Community spoke to Deirdre about how the Simon community are sending Christmas Cards and packages that you may receive in the post.

Nutritional advice

Nutritional advice

Anne Darcy talks to us about the healthier options to consider over the festive season. She also answers any nutritional based queries you may have.

Dreading Christmas

Dreading Christmas

Junior Locke from St Vincent De Paul responds to a letter Deirdre got about a listener who is dreading Christmas this year.

Smoky Coal

Smoky Coal

Deirdre spoke to climatologist John Sweeny on the recent statement that from 2019 on you won’t be allowed to burn Smokey coal and also how it can have an impact on our health.

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Dr Eamon was joined by orthopaedic surgeon Eimear Conroy to talk about orthopaedics and answers your questions.

Gaisce award

Gaisce award

Deirdre spoke to Evelyn Dore from Tralee who is being presented a Gaisce gold in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Festive interior advice

Festive interior advice

Ruth O'Grady joins Deirdre for the last time this year to talk about decoriting your house this Christmas.

Blennerville NS Green committee

Blennerville NS Green committee

Children from the Green Committee in Blennerville national school have been invited to address Global speakers at a Marine Environment conference in Limerick tomorrow. Deirdre spoke to them earlier.

Begging on the streets of Kerry.

Begging on the streets of Kerry.

Deirdre spoke to Councillors Donal Grady and Terry O'Brien on the subject of beggars popping up on the streets in Tralee and Killarney.

Muzzy the rapper

Muzzy the rapper

Deirdre spoke to British rapper Christian 'Muzzy' Foley who has become an internet sensation and appeared on TV shows like Good Morning Britain and Oprah. His Grandparents all came from Kerry.

Fr William King

Fr William King

Deirdre spoke to Fr William King from Kilflynn on his new Book that addressed the demise of vocations in Ireland.

Ask the Podiatrist

Ask the Podiatrist

Ask the podiatrist is a new feature on the show with podiatrist Anna Marie Hogan. She spoke about various foot related conditions as well as answering any questions you have about your feet.

Christmas shopping for the man in your life

Christmas shopping for the man in your life

Deirdre went around Radio Kerry asking the men in the building what they want for Christmas and do they feel that what they get is really what they want.

Tricia O'Connor

Tricia O'Connor

Tralee artist Tricia O'Connor is involved in an unusual art challenge to be held in Killarney tomorrow. She spoke to Deirdre about it on today's show.

Intro matchmaking Dating Slot | November Part 2

Intro matchmaking Dating Slot | November Part 2

Fergal Harrington from www.intro.ie & www.arealkeeper.ie discusses the fear of rejection

Citizens Advice | November

Citizens Advice | November

Mary Grandfield talks to us about taxation and entitlements in this month's citizens advice feature.

Business Guru

Business Guru

Deirdre spoke to Moira Ni Ghallachoir, a Donegal woman who transformed her native village in the middle of the recession, ahead of her heading to Dingle to talk to people involved in tourism.

Veterinary advice

Veterinary advice

Danny O'Sullivan joined Deirdre in our Killarney Studio to talk about how to look after your pets this winter as well as answering your questions.

Food preparation conditions

Food preparation conditions

Food Preparation Conditions - A listener got in touch telling us how when he was getting a sandwich at a deli, the assistant was coughing and sneezing all over the place. Subsequently he dumped it after buying it. Deirdre spoke to Helen Crowley from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Kerry Hospice Open day

Kerry Hospice Open day

Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO, and Mari O'Connell, Director of Nursing at the new inpatient unit spoke to Deirdre about the upcoming open day for the Kerry Hospice.

Mindfulness CD

Mindfulness CD

Deirdre spoke to Susan Fitzgerald who has recently made a new CD to help people going through grief.

A Royal wedding

A Royal wedding

It's official. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged and are due to get married next year despite only dating for less than 18 months. The question is, is that too short of an engagement. Deirdre spoke to relationships expert Tony Moore.

Ask the Dentist

Ask the Dentist

This month Colm O'Loughlin talks about dental implants and how they can help you.

Dairymaster Careers roadshow

Dairymaster Careers roadshow

Dairymaster are holding a careers roadshow this week and plan on recruiting 40 people in the New Year. Dr Edmund Harty CEO of Dairymaster spoke to Deirdre on the show today.

Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon

Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon

'Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon'

Children on the railway line

Children on the railway line

One of our listeners got in touch to talk about something she witnessed while tidying her garden.

Shoud we stop changing the clocks?

Shoud we stop changing the clocks?

Sean Kelly reckons the 'Clock change' could be scrapped in the next 2 years and the campaign for this is growing in Europe. He spoke to Deirdre on the topic.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Caroline McEnery discusses all things you need to know about the recruitment process.

AXA roadshow

AXA roadshow

Ann Tydings from north Kerry lost her son Padraig on this day 13 years ago in a road traffic accident. Ann spoke to Deirdre on the show today ahead of her speaking at the AXA roadshow in Killarney today.

Christmas Movies in Tralee

Christmas Movies in Tralee

Omniplex cinemas across Ireland, including Tralee, are going to start screening classic Christmas Movies this Christmas. Matthew Green took to the streets to find out what your favourite Christmas movies are and Deirdre spoke to Shauna Crawley, marketing and Loyalty Manager at Omniplex cinemas.

Parenting advice with Joan Barrett

Parenting advice with Joan Barrett

Joan talks about giving your children jobs and how to get him or her to help out around the house.

Young people in Kerry not on the electoral register

Young people in Kerry not on the electoral register

James Doorly, Deputy Directpr of the National Youth Council of Ireland spoke to Deirdre on why so many young people in Kerry are not on the electoral register.

Sister Fiachra Nutty

Sister Fiachra Nutty

A new book 'A year in the Life of Glencairn Abbey' features pictures by Killarney woman Valerie O'Sullivan. Well one Sister featured in the photographs is Sister Fiachra Nutty and she spoke to Deirdre today.

Carpark Mayhem

Carpark Mayhem

A listener asks why do people completely ignore the rules of the road and common courtesy when it comes to driving in supermarket carparks. Derek Rusk from Manor west Retail park and Shopping centre spoke to Deirdre on the topic.

Unexpected Bouquet

Unexpected Bouquet

Tralee florist Leona Fitzmaurice joined Deirdre in Studio to discuss why a number of people in Tralee will receive an unexpected bouquet of flowers next week.

Zest for Life

Zest for Life

Siobhan Dalton talks to Deirdre about Kids health and their allergies, how to spot them and what you can do to help build their immune system.