What do you think of that?

Kieran Donaghy will NOT make a decision on his future with Kerry until the New Year and will focus in the short term on promoting his new book - which gives a fascinating and personal insight into one of the country’s best-known GAA players.

His autobiography - What Do You Think Of That? - goes on sale this morning and shines a light into his sporting and personal life.

What happened in Kerry this week

Furious family members are demanding to know how the names of loved ones living at St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort were put on a housing list - without their knowledge or consent. It’s the latest twist in the bitter row over plans to move 77 residents out of St Mary of the Angels and live in social housing around the county.

Film fans were left reeling this week when the price of a cheap night at the cinema rocketed - after they were targeted by Kerry County Council’s traffic wardens. Many cinema goers, who were unable to park in the Tralee Omniplex carpark which was full on Tuesday, were shocked when they returned to their vehicles to find they would be forking out an extra €40 for a parking fine.

An unemployed man living in Killarney since 2001 has been charged with possession of over €15,400 worth of cannabis for the purpose of sale or supply. He was arrested on Saturday following a search of his home.

Newly discovered photos taken in the mid-1860s and believed to be the very earliest photos ever taken in Tralee have been discovered in a box in England. The photos will be displayed for the first time next month, in an event to mark the town’s 800th anniversary.

Kieran ‘Star’ Donaghy will not make a decision on his future with Kerry until the new year and will focus in the short term on promoting his new book - which gives a fascinating and personal insight into one of the country’s best-known GAA players.

Tralee backs double-size McDonald's

McDonald’s in Tralee is to double in size as the fast food outlet continues to prove itself as one of the most successful and busiest of its restaurants outside of Dublin.

Councillors in the Tralee Municipal District this week voted in favour of giving the go-ahead to the new plans which will see the existing McDonald’s restaurant knocked and replaced by a new, two-storey facility built on a site slightly to the east of the current building.

'He was  a solid friend'

Kerry rugby club representatives will be among those in attendance at the funeral of Anthony Foley which takes place on Friday in his home place of Killaloe in Clare.

The current Munster Rugby coach and Irish rugby legend, aged just 42, passed away at the team hotel in Paris from a heart condition.

Oldest Tralee photos found in England

Newly discovered photos taken in the mid-1860s - believed to be the very earliest photos ever taken in Tralee - are to form part of an exhibition next month marking the town's 800th anniversary.

The rare photos - which have never been displayed before - were discovered in England in a box containing rare glass negatives from photos taken around 150 years ago by a member of the Denny family.


Marathon effort for 63-year-old editor

It's been almost a quarter of a century since running his last marathon but that's not going to stop sixty-three-year-old David Kissane - he's looking forward to the Dublin City Marathon on Sunday week.

David says he has to put his money where his mouth is - as whatever funds he raises are going towards the cost of this year's Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine, where he is editor-in-chief.

David jokingly told committee members that he'd run in this year's Dublin Marathon to meet some of the publication's €12.5k production costs - and began his training on April Fools Day.


'We'd rather be in Mike the Pies!'

A Listowel pub is fast becoming a worldwide name, thanks to an online campaign that's already included top Irish sports stars Jonathan Walters and Shane Long.

Mike The Pies in William Street is turning up all over the world as locals spread the word on Facebook, via photos saying 'I'd Rather Be In Mike the Pies'.

Moone landing in Tralee

Moone Boy actors David Rawle and Ian O'Reilly will visit Tralee in February to attend the Donal Walsh Live Life National Film Competition.

David, who portrays Martin Moone and Ian who plays Padraic O'Dwyer in the hit comedy series, will be special guests and two of the judges for the screening and awards event which will take place in The Brandon Hotel on February 16th.

Over the past three years the event has attracted some of the best filmmakers locally and nationally and this year looks set to be no exception as such well-known stars offer their support.


HSE 'wasting money' on empty hospital

A Killarney councillor wants to know how much it’s costing to maintain St Finan’s Hospital in Killarney - which has been lying idle since 2012.

Michael Gleeson wants Kerry County Council to find out from the HSE how much it’s costing to provide security, heating and general maintenance at the former mental health facility.

He told a council meeting on Monday that the HSE is wasting money and the building - one of the iconic landmark buildings in Killarney - could be put to far better use as accommodation for the elderly or returned emigrants.


Tralee Harriers' plans on track

Development of the Tralee Harriers training ground has begun at the club's facility off the Dan Spring Road, and phase one of the project will see running lanes and floodlights completed at the site.

The club has a long-term plan to develop a suitable training ground which would allow the 200 plus members to train full-time in Tralee.


Lizzy puts success on the menu

Opening the pages of a new free recipe booklet lets readers into the culinary world of a North Kerry entrepreneur who not only makes regular appearances on TV3 but is running her second restaurant in less than two years.

Moyvane's Lizzy Lyons of Lizzy's Little Kitchen has become the face of the new Flogas recipe booklet, the same brand who helped TV chef Neven Maguire at the start of his career.


Beale GAA book ready for launch

Over a hundred years of North Kerry football has been researched and compiled into a new 624-page book with over 300 photos by Beale GAA Club and will be launched next week.

Sand in our Boots arrived from the printers just in time for the photo on Friday afternoon in Ballybunion's Cliff House hotel, where the book will be officially launched on October 29th.

Micheál Ó Muircheartaigh, will be the main guest on the night to launch the book and will be joined by Eoin Liston and Ogie Moran, who both played their club football with Beale. Bomber and Ogie have each written forewords in the book on their playing days.


Tralee residents clean up at Tidy Towns awards

Tralee residents played a vital role in the town's Tidy Towns success this year and their hard work and dedication was rewarded by the local group on Monday at their annual awards night.

This year Tralee received 312 points - seven up on last year - and it was down to the hard work of locals who spent every spare minute working to improve the appearance of the town and residential areas.