A NEW study carried out by the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) has found that hotels and guesthouses across the country are facing a difficult year in 2023 as they deal with spiralling business costs, reduced bookings, and a planned 50 per cent increase in the tourism VAT rate at the end of February 2023.
THE Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) says it has received no new information from any Government departments about future plans for 39 male asylum seekers who are being accommodated in a tent next to the Johnston Marina asylum centre in Tralee.
Two men charged with the murder of Thomas ‘Tommy’ Dooley in Tralee last week have been remanded in continuing custody while a third man arrested in connection with the killing has been released without charge.
Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has dismissed Minister for Education Norma Foley’s extraordinarily scathing attack on his party during the Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis last week as a ‘rant’ showing, he said, how ‘desperate’ the Government party has become.
COUNCILLOR Jackie Healy-Rae – the son of Kerry TD Michael – has claimed he was attempting to restrain people and prevent violence during a late night-incident in Kenmare for which he, and his brother, Kevin, were subsequently convicted of assaulting a man following a row over queue-jumping at a chip van.
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