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Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has welcomed the appointment of fellow Kerry TD Brendan Griffin as a junior minister. “I would like to congratulate my colleague Brendan Griffin, on his promotion, it is a proud day for himself and his family,” said Deputy Ferris. “It is welcome news for Kerry as we seem toRead more…

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Food not only fuels our everyday activities it is also used to form every cell in our bodies, as the saying goes ‘You are what you eat’. It really makes sense then to think about our food choices and choose wisely! You can learn more about healthy eating and how to create delicious summer salads,Read more…

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Treatment figures and statistics released by the Castleisland based addiction treatment centre, Talbot Grove this week show that alcohol continues to be the main drug of addiction in Irish Society. The report also shows that 85% of all participants successfully complete the residential treatment programme at the centre. Prestigious Award Talbot Grove was recently awardedRead more…

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

The roads of Munster and probably beyond will lead to Browne’s Open Day on this Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30am to 5pm. Past masters at catering for huge gatherings of this nature, Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers draw people from well beyond that which should be their natural or commercial boundaries. Roll Call ofRead more…

Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, paid a visit to Talbot Grove, addiction treatment centre here in Castleisland on Friday. Minister Byrne was invited by Talbot Grove Executive Director, Con Cremin, who gave her a guided tour and introduced her to key members of the team and those receivingRead more…

Ferris Welcomes Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson O’Reilly to Kerry

Ferris Welcomes Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson O’Reilly to Kerry

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has welcomed the visit to Kerry of his party spokesperson on health, Louise O’Reilly TD, on Monday March 6th. Deputy O’Reilly is in Kerry to speak to a number of different groups and organisations involved in the health care sector, as well as fulfilling media interviews. “It isRead more…

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae, TD was pleased at the announcement by Minister Michael Creed this week of the 2017 National Reserve Scheme. “I would like to welcome the announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, that there will be a National Reserve Scheme for 2017. “I have been advocating for this scheme to beRead more…

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has delightedly announced that is has three teams progress to the regional finals of the Junk Kouture competition. The finals will be held on March 10th in the University Concert Hall in Limerick. A portion of the marks awarded to the teams that will go forward to the national finals areRead more…

Garvey’s Initiative Attracts 140 on Walk and Talk Programme

Garvey’s Initiative Attracts 140 on Walk and Talk Programme

Garvey’s SuperValu got its Walk and Talk show on the road on Saturday morning with an estimated 140 strong participation from the locality. On a morning which was kind to the planned activity, the gang at Garvey’s and their followers were delighted with the turnout on the first of the penned in, six Saturday morningsRead more…

Red Carpet Treatment for The Mad Ones at Kearney’s Bar

Red Carpet Treatment for The Mad Ones at Kearney’s Bar

Why not?’……When The Mad Ones contemplated hosting a red carpet party event in Kearney’s Bar in the latter days of Christmas week, the ‘Why Not Attitude’ came to the fore again. By: Kate McSweeney, Co-Founder, The Mad Ones It is this same mantra that has been evident in our many conversations and decision making processesRead more…