Category Archives: Politics

Arts Festivals in the Kerry-Cork Region to Benefit from Mentoring!

Arts Festivals in the Kerry-Cork Region to Benefit from Mentoring!

 When teams in Kerry and Cork clash, sparks usually fly, but what happens when they collaborate? Shared learning and experiences is proving to be very exciting for six key arts festivals in Kerry and Cork County and City. A creative mentoring project for arts festivals is currently underway as a partnership between Kerry, Cork CityRead more…

Budget Briefing at Breakfast Time

Budget Briefing at Breakfast Time

Castleisland based firm Kelliher / O’Shea Accountants will host a post budget breakfast briefing on Thursday morning at 8:30am in the Crown Hotel. People from the locality who may have concerns about their particular business or family situations are welcome to attend. Details Picked Apart Details of Tuesay’s budget announcements by Minister Paschal Donohoe areRead more…

€84,171.60 ‘Ring’ fenced for Old Library Make-Over

€84,171.60 ‘Ring’ fenced for Old Library Make-Over

Because he was better placed than anyone else in the locality at the time, Redmond Roche called for immediate action to be taken to remedy the fragile state of the roof of the old Carnegie Library. One of the fine old ladies of buildings in the Castleisland area, it may have lost its books butRead more…

IPU Vote to Close 260 Post Offices is ‘Totally Insane’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

IPU Vote to Close 260 Post Offices is ‘Totally Insane’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Michael Healy Rae has branded the decision by the Irish Postmasters’ Union to accept the closure of 260 Post Office as ‘totally insane.’ “It is totally insane without firstly demanding a new banking system and extra Government services,” said Deputy Healy Rae – who is also a postmaster in Kilgarvan. Post and Pay AlternativeRead more…

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

It was standing room only as hundreds of Kerry Republicans turned up at the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Thursday night for the launch of the book: Ireland’s Hunger for Justice, The Story of Our Hunger Striker Martyrs. By: Cathal Foley MC for the night was Cllr. Toireasa Ferris who started proceedings by asking theRead more…

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has been told by Kerry County Council that it is to consider a 4-Way Stop system at Ballyfinnane Crossroads as part of a possible application to the Department of Transport to try to prevent collisions at the dangerous junction in theRead more…

Adams to Launch ‘Ireland’s Hunger For Justice’ in Tralee

Adams to Launch ‘Ireland’s Hunger For Justice’ in Tralee

President of Sinn Féin Gerry Adams TD will be in The Rose Hotel, Tralee on this Thursday evening September 21st at 7.30pm to launch Ireland’s Hunger for Justice, the story of Ireland’s 22 martyred hunger strikers. Early in 2017 a  committee consisting of Martin Ferris TD, John Buckley, Pól Ó Clúbháin, Seán Ó Braoin, Éamonn deBairéad,Read more…

Tom Barry to Fill Vacant Seat on Kerry County Council

Tom Barry to Fill Vacant Seat on Kerry County Council

Listowel native and former Mayor of Listowel, Tom Barry was selected to replace Cllr. Diane Nolan at a convention of the Listowel Local Election Area in the Listowel Arms Hotel. His was the only nomination received before the deadline closed on Friday. Selected to Replace Cllr. Nolan He was selected to replace Cllr Diane NolanRead more…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South WestRead more…

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th. If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here. During his recentRead more…