Category Archives: Politics

Councillor Mikey Kennelly added to Fine Gael Ticket in Kerry

Councillor Mikey Kennelly added to Fine Gael Ticket in Kerry

Fine Gael’s Executive Council has today agreed to add Councillor Mike ‘Mikey’ Kennelly to the Fine Gael ticket in the Kerry constituency for the next General Election. Cllr. Kennelly joins Minister Brendan Griffin on the party ticket. Rooted in GAA Circles A native of Listowel, Cllr Kennelly has been a councillor since 2009. His family… Read more…

Kerry Sinn Féin Pays Tribute to Toiréasa Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin Pays Tribute to Toiréasa Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin Chairperson Tadhg Dennehy has paid tribute to Councillor Toiréasa Ferris following her announcement that she would be stepping down from Kerry County Council. Cllr Ferris’ announcement comes on the back of her decision last June not to contest the next general election, following medical advice that she should slow down the pace… Read more…

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

In a second political thunderbolt in just over three months, Cllr Toireasa Ferris has announced that she has decided to ‘step back completely’ from politics to try and recharge her batteries. “I guess 16 hard years has resulted in burn-out,” Cllr. Ferris wrote in a message to friends and supporters last evening. One Hundred Percent… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

Call for Applications for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Call for Applications for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD issue a call this week for applications for the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. His call has been relayed to this area through his party colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell. Rural Towns and Villages The scheme supports the rejuvenation of rural towns and villages with populations… Read more…

No Posters Please – Tidy Towns Plea to Local Election Candidates

No Posters Please – Tidy Towns Plea to Local Election Candidates

Even though the four-seater, Castleisland area is expected to become a hothouse in the run-up to and during the May 24th local elections – the hothouse flowers are being requested to desist from political postering within the town limits. Tuppence Ha’penny in Time “Things seem to be starting to pick up apace for the local… Read more…

Launch of Kerry Songs of Revolution Tonight

Launch of Kerry Songs of Revolution Tonight

Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will launch a new book and CD commemorating Kerry’s role in the struggle for independence tonight, Saturday, December 15th at 7.30pm. Entitled ‘Their Memory Will Endure – Kerry Songs of Revolution 1916 to 1924’, the book is a compilation of over 40 songs and poems about events in Kerry during the… Read more…

Ferris Expresses Condolences on Passing of Emma Mhic Mhatúna

Ferris Expresses Condolences on Passing of Emma Mhic Mhatúna

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has offered his condolences to the family of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who has sadly passed away. Great Saddness “It was with great sadness that I learned the news of Emma’s passing. I want to offer my deepest sympathies to her relatives and friends and especially to her children, Natasha, Seamus,… Read more…

Charlie Welcomes Grant News for Castleisland Projects

Charlie Welcomes Grant News for Castleisland Projects

Charlie Farrelly is the only elected area representative on the Kerry County Council’s Local Action Group  (LAG) – the approval body for the Leader funding programme. As such he has welcomed and made us aware of two broad brush strokes of good news for the Castleisland area. Floodlighting and Fencing Funds “I would like to… Read more…

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell dropped in two sheets of paper containing confirmations from area engineer Brendan Mulhern that two local stretches of by-roads would be resurfaced in the immediate future. Black Road Surface “Further to your representations the L-2036 Black Road from Tonbwee to Tullig will be surface dressed in the coming weeks. Note two brought… Read more…

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Category Archives: Politics

Councillor Mikey Kennelly added to Fine Gael Ticket in Kerry

Councillor Mikey Kennelly added to Fine Gael Ticket in Kerry

Fine Gael’s Executive Council has today agreed to add Councillor Mike ‘Mikey’ Kennelly to the Fine Gael ticket in the Kerry constituency for the next General Election. Cllr. Kennelly joins Minister Brendan Griffin on the party ticket. Rooted in GAA Circles A native of Listowel, Cllr Kennelly has been a councillor since 2009. His family… Read more…

Kerry Sinn Féin Pays Tribute to Toiréasa Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin Pays Tribute to Toiréasa Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin Chairperson Tadhg Dennehy has paid tribute to Councillor Toiréasa Ferris following her announcement that she would be stepping down from Kerry County Council. Cllr Ferris’ announcement comes on the back of her decision last June not to contest the next general election, following medical advice that she should slow down the pace… Read more…

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

In a second political thunderbolt in just over three months, Cllr Toireasa Ferris has announced that she has decided to ‘step back completely’ from politics to try and recharge her batteries. “I guess 16 hard years has resulted in burn-out,” Cllr. Ferris wrote in a message to friends and supporters last evening. One Hundred Percent… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

Call for Applications for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Call for Applications for Town and Village Renewal Scheme

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring TD issue a call this week for applications for the 2019 Town and Village Renewal Scheme. His call has been relayed to this area through his party colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell. Rural Towns and Villages The scheme supports the rejuvenation of rural towns and villages with populations… Read more…

No Posters Please – Tidy Towns Plea to Local Election Candidates

No Posters Please – Tidy Towns Plea to Local Election Candidates

Even though the four-seater, Castleisland area is expected to become a hothouse in the run-up to and during the May 24th local elections – the hothouse flowers are being requested to desist from political postering within the town limits. Tuppence Ha’penny in Time “Things seem to be starting to pick up apace for the local… Read more…

Launch of Kerry Songs of Revolution Tonight

Launch of Kerry Songs of Revolution Tonight

Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will launch a new book and CD commemorating Kerry’s role in the struggle for independence tonight, Saturday, December 15th at 7.30pm. Entitled ‘Their Memory Will Endure – Kerry Songs of Revolution 1916 to 1924’, the book is a compilation of over 40 songs and poems about events in Kerry during the… Read more…

Ferris Expresses Condolences on Passing of Emma Mhic Mhatúna

Ferris Expresses Condolences on Passing of Emma Mhic Mhatúna

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has offered his condolences to the family of Emma Mhic Mhathúna, who has sadly passed away. Great Saddness “It was with great sadness that I learned the news of Emma’s passing. I want to offer my deepest sympathies to her relatives and friends and especially to her children, Natasha, Seamus,… Read more…

Charlie Welcomes Grant News for Castleisland Projects

Charlie Welcomes Grant News for Castleisland Projects

Charlie Farrelly is the only elected area representative on the Kerry County Council’s Local Action Group  (LAG) – the approval body for the Leader funding programme. As such he has welcomed and made us aware of two broad brush strokes of good news for the Castleisland area. Floodlighting and Fencing Funds “I would like to… Read more…

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell dropped in two sheets of paper containing confirmations from area engineer Brendan Mulhern that two local stretches of by-roads would be resurfaced in the immediate future. Black Road Surface “Further to your representations the L-2036 Black Road from Tonbwee to Tullig will be surface dressed in the coming weeks. Note two brought… Read more…

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