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KERRY'S EYE THIS WEEK - Published Thursday 2nd July, 2014

In this week’s

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The number of drunk motorists sitting behind the wheel and chancing their arm is increasing at an alarming level, with some drivers up to five times over the legal limit. The latest crime figures released by the CSO this week show that the number of drivers arrested on suspicion of drink driving jumped by 55% in the first three months of this year, compared to the same period in 2014.

The sixteen nuns currently living at Balloonagh Convent in Tralee will be dispersed around Tralee and Killarney when the facililty closes by this September.  The decision by the Sisters of Mercy to close the Tralee convent will mark the end of an era than crossed three centuries.

Eight of the county's former ministers, TDs and senators have shared over €2 million in handshakes and pensions since the last election in 2011.

A number of Kerry families have opened their homes to fourteen children from Belarus who are spending the next month in the county on a trip that will improve their overall health. Eight girls and six boys arrived in Kerry last Sunday evening.

An eagle chick which was successfully hatched in a nest in Tomies Wood in Killarney in May is expected to spread its wings over Lough Léin in the coming weeks.

A young firefighter from west Limerick will honour his dad and attempt an amazing feat this weekend when he cycles the Ring of Kerry - and then runs the 30 miles home to Abbeyfeale.

FROM THE

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Health service falling apart around us

DEFENCE OF THE REALM

Kerry protect a proud 20 year unbeaten home record. No-one has overturned the Green & Gold. But this year the Rebels come with a confidence borne of a stunning victory in March down in Pairc ui Rinn.

Can Cork finally topple the Kingdom in their lair?.

Read Mike Quirke, Mike Ferriter and Sylvester Hennessy on the battle of the old foes.

 

DECLAN HELPS MINORS

A new addition to the Kerry minor training session has been All Star forward Declan O’Sullivan.

The recently retired Dromid man has been helping manager Jack O’Connor firstly as the ‘eye in the sky’ for the Cork game and now on the training pitch as Kerry’s best youngsters prepare for the Munster final meeting with Tipperary

 

STACKS WIN FEILE

Not since Laune Rangers in 1991 has a Kerry side won the Feile. Stacks went north last weekend and brought the coveted title back to Tralee.

Read Jimmy Darcy’s account of a glorious weekend.

 

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Another week, another brace of shameful stories from the health service. The news we see locally this week is probably repeated in some form in every county in the country - there just seems to be no end to the litany of failures revealed week after week.

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