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Cahersiveen man leads CNN’s coverage of the US election riots

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ON THE FRONTLINE: Cahersiveen man Donie O'Sullivan was one of CNN's 'on the ground reporters' during a chaotic night in Washington DC.

By Sean Moriarty

A Cahersiveen man played a starring role in CNN’s coverage of the Washington DC riots on Wednesday night.

Donie O’Sullivan was one of several ‘on the ground’ reporters covering the historic and disturbing events as they unfolded.

He spent much of his time on the police frontline sharing foot space with riot-gear-clad officers.

During several broadcasts, his CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer could be heard saying “stay safe Donie” as the South Kerry native continued to deliver live and calm commentary from the streets of DC.

O’Sullivan has been working as a reporter with CNN for almost five years after starting his career with Storyful in New York and Dublin. He has a masters’ degree in Political Science and Government from Queen’s University Belfast as well as a degree in History, Politics and International Relations from University College Dublin.

His impressive reporting skills, despite the volatile situation he found himself in, won the hearts of millions of viewers and broadcasting specialists worldwide. At one point #donie was trending on Twitter.

Mayor of Kerry, Patrick Connor Scarteen is calling for Kerry County Council to honour O’Sullivan in some way.

“I would like to honour the good work by Donie O'Sullivan USA, a native of Cahersiveen in covering the US Presidential Election,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “He has played a huge part in reporting to the world the threat to democracy in the USA in a factual, interesting and true way. He has also outlined the dangers social media can have on elections and how nasty politics in the USA has become. The people of Cahersiveen and Kerry are very proud of him.”

Donie will also be chatting to Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show tonight (Friday).

For more coverage of the Killarney Advertiser’s US election riots turn to our Home and Away section on page 36.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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