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Kerry snapper puts his stamp on election count coverage

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HIS quirky observation of the general election count in Killarney last year has won Domnick Walsh a coveted award. Domnick snapped up second prize in the politics category of the Press Photographers Association of Ireland (PPAI) awards for his photograph of a voting badge stuck to the heel of a man’s shoe as Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae won his seat in the 2016 general election.

The Tralee photographer gave the picture, taken at the count centre in Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre, the clever title “The vote worked for Heely Rae”.

Domnick was among four Kerry snappers who found themselves in the picture last Friday as winners of the PPAI ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ awards.

This year saw the addition of two new awards to the competition, ‘Multimedia’, for best use of video, which was awarded to Killarney native Bryan O’Brien.

Tralee's Brendan Moran, Sportsfile, won prizes in three categories, news, sports feature and portrait. Caherciveen photographer Stephen McCarthy, also of Sportsfile, won first and second prize in the sports feature category.

The Press Photographers Association of Ireland ‘Press Photographer of the Year 2017’ Exhibition, featuring 124 prints, was on display in The Ballsbridge Hotel, Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, over the weekend. The exhibition then moves to The Library, at the RDS, Dublin 4, for two weeks. It will then go on tour, visiting selected venues nationwide, visit www.ppai.ie for exhibition tour updates and to view the full collection of winning and highly commended images.
 


 
Above: Domnick Walsh's award-winning image in the PPAI awards politics category.
PICTURE: DOMNICK WALSH

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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