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(...)

ESB workers in Drumcliffe, Co Sligo continue to restore power after Storm Rachel.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The clean-up in the wake of Storm Rachel, which claimed one life and left thousands of homes and businesses without power, continues this morning.Met (...)

The cross on the summit of Carrauntoohil - cut down over a week ago - was replaced by a group of volunteers early on Saturday morning. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

A steel cross chopped down from the summit of Ireland’s highest mountain, Carrauntoohil, in Co Kerry, has been re-erected.A group of climbers left to (...)

It is feared further collapse of the green area of the estate, which includes a creche, is likely. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus LTD.

A large part of the green area in a private housing estate in Castleisland town, in Co Kerry, was cordoned off after a sinkhole appeared early yesterd(...)

Kerry County Council will recoup almost €13 million from Irish Water next year, more than it will get from local property tax, the annual budget meeting was told this morning in Tralee.

Kerry County Council will recoup almost €13 million from Irish Water next year, more than it will get from local property tax, the annual budget meeti(...)

Jolanta Lubiene (27) and her daughter Erika (8), who were murdered in their home in Killorglin.

The man accused of murdering a mother and daughter in Co Kerry last year closed his credit union account days before their deaths and said he was “go(...)

A rescue helicopter was dispatched from Shannon and was on the scene at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula at 7.56pm last night. It left the beach at 8.10pm and landed at Kerry General Hospital, Tralee, at 8.15pm. File photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

The two nuns who died at Inch Beach on the Dingle Peninsula yesterday evening have been named as Sr Paula Buckley (70) and Sr Imelda Carew (67), of th(...)

Speculation mounting in Co Kerry that Skellig Michael is to be used for a Star Wars 7 shoot. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times 1:25

The OPW has confirmed that a sixth century monastic site is being made available for a film shoot amid mounting speculation this morning that Co Kerry(...)

The new chair of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Brassil, FF, a pharmacist and engineer from Ballyheigue - a married man with three children - has already declared his interest in running in the next general election for Fianna Fáil.  Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

A Fianna Fáil councillor has been elected to the chair of Kerry County Council with support from Fine Gael in a historic election signalling the end o(...)