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John B Keane’s A Successful TD on way to INEC

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BASED on The Letters of A Successful TD and An Irish Minister of State by John B Keane and adapted by the director Michael Scott and cast Jon Kenny and Mary McEvoy A Successful TD makes its debut in the INEC Killarney Saturday, November 18.

The Successful TD follows the trials, tribulations, misadventures and hilarious antics of Till McAdoo as he seeks re-election to the Dáil in the "October Elections”.

Tull has roped in the help of his faithful daughter Kate while his wife nurses her various ailments in bed or in Lisdoonvarna, but his archenemy Flannery the local schoolteacher plans to scupper the election for Tull…

“Any man with a vote is a man to be respected. I’ll play with them, lie to them, sing dumb about them while I have a chance of a vote. That’s my livelihood. Don’t give me no more stink about the truth. Christ told the truth and they crucified Him…”

Written by John B Keane in 1967 he displays his edge for humour and satire that are uncomfortably close to the politics of today. Peppered with Keane's gallery of madcap characters this show will have you laughing at politics (in a good way) from the start.

One half of the famous comic duo d'Unbelievables Jon Kenny has been threading the boards for decades. Since 2014 he has been playing the title role in John B Keane’s The Matchmaker, Bull McCabe in The Field for which he received rave reviews and also in Sive. In 2014 he played in She Stoops to Conquer at the Abbey Theatre.

Recognized by television viewers for having played the role of Biddy Byrne in Glenroe from 1983-2000 Mary McEvoy has had a very successful career in theatre appearing in numerous plays, including several by John B Keane.

She starred with Siobhan McKenna in the original production of Bailegangaire and Wood of the Whispering with Druid Theatre.

There will be plenty of laughs in this well-thought-out production. For further information and tickets call the INEC Box Office on 064-6671555 or log onto www.inec.ie.

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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