John O’Leary entering Leinster house in 1967. File photograph: Jimmy McCormack/The Irish Times

Former Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry South and minister of state John O’Leary has died aged 82. He represented Kerry South from 1966 to 1997, holding the r(...)

Days before the end of filming on the latest instalment in the Star Wars franchise on nearby Skellig Michael (above) in Co Kerry, the producers contacted Valentia Lifeboat crew and said they wanted to make a donation. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The producers of Star Wars have made a €10,000 donation to the Valentia Lifeboat based in Co Kerry . Days before the end of filming on the latest ins(...)

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (above) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on a train last month.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Former bishop of Kerry Bill Murphy (79) was assaulted by a drunken passenger on the Killarney-Dublin train last month in an incident related to a perc(...)

Mary Keane: died on Saturday following a short illness

The funeral has taken place in Listowel of Mary Keane, the widow of the late playwright John B Keane. Ms Keane, who was born Mary O’Connor, died on S(...)

Gardaí in Killarney were called to the scene of an alleged assault in a wooded area of Knockreer, just off the public path past a popular coffee shop opposite St Mary’s Cathedral, in what is a much frequented area of Killarney National Park.

Anne Lucey Gardaí in Killarney have confirmed they are investigating an alleged assault on a young girl in the demesne area of Killarney National Park(...)

This year gardaí in Killarney had a clampdown to try to prevent incidents,  including broad blocks and cordoning off  car parks and other open spaces. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

More than a dozen public order offences have been committed, several vehicles confiscated and three men are in custody on charges of dangerous driving(...)

Arrested on his release and taken to Listowel Garda station, Michael Coffey admitted to a year-long series of offences involving criminal damage, burglary and theft throughout Kerry - most of which had been unsolved by gardaí. File photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

A man who had a previous conviction for breaking into the home of an archbishop in Kerry was last year found by gardaí while undergoing an epilepsy se(...)

County council chairman John Brassil is based in the north of the constituency, while Norma Moriarty is based in the south. Photograph: David Sleator

Fianna Fáil is expected to add a second candidate to contest the new Kerry five- seat constituency, following the selection of county council chairman(...)

 Former ceann comhairle and TD for Kerry South John O’Donoghue will not seek nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the next election. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times/File photo

The former ceann comhairle and TD for Kerry South, John O’Donoghue, will not be seeking the nomination to run for Fianna Fáil in the next general elec(...)

Above the clouds near  the summit of Carrauntoohil, MacGillicuddy’s Reeks, Co Kerry. Photograph: Mick Crowley

Three people have been rescued from close to the top of Carrauntoohil, Ireland’s highest mountain.Kerry Mountain Rescue have issued a warning to climb(...)