Category Archives: Politics

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD and his Fine Gael colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., that he is allocating over three quarters of a million in exchequer grants under his department’s Regional Airports Programme toRead more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire WhelanRead more…

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Maybe there were charities in the history of the state which polarised opinion like the Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) seems to nowadays. But they would have been few and far between and not heard of near as much as the Crag West, Castleisland facility has been over the past couple of years. What’s incredibleRead more…

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil has said that the end of the long running greyhound dispute, and picket in Dublin, should be taken as an opportunity for the national greyhound industry to come together and plan for growth and renewal. “First of all, I want to thank those who engaged in picketing Shelbourne ParkRead more…

Castle Documentary Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

Castle Documentary Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

The recently formed Castle of the Island Society held a launch at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Friday, June 2nd. This launch was held in order to promote the society which aspires to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle this coming summer. A number of short videos outlining the contentsRead more…

Cllr. Maura, Currow’s Reidy Bridge and the Lags in Farranfore

Cllr. Maura, Currow’s Reidy Bridge and the Lags in Farranfore

Cllr. Maura Healy Rae raised the following motion at the recent meeting of the Killarney Municipal area concerning issues she followed up on from previous meetings. Cllr. Healy Rae outlined the issues she raised surrounding issues in Currow and Farranfore. Farranfore Village Lags “Firstly, I raised major concerns about the dangerous lags on the approachRead more…

Kerry’s Eye Launches Major Road Safety Campaign

Kerry’s Eye Launches Major Road Safety Campaign

 Kerry’s Eye has launched a massive safety campaign aimed at keeping cyclists safe on the county’s roads. The Tralee-based newspaper has announced June as Stayin’ Alive at 1.5 Month in Kerry – with the full support of Kerry County Council well as the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, local cycling clubs, and the founder ofRead more…

Barrack Street Residents Seek Traffic Calming Measures

Barrack Street Residents Seek Traffic Calming Measures

One of Castleisland’s oldest streets has come under considerable traffic pressure in recent years. Now Barrack Street is to be examined by a Kerry County Council roads design team to see what effective traffic calming measures best suits the area. It served as the old road to Cork and locals say that the great liberatorRead more…

€59.8million to improve the Homes Elderly and Disabled – Minister Coveney

€59.8million to improve the Homes Elderly and Disabled – Minister Coveney

Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D., today announced that €59.8 million will be made available in 2017 for Housing Adaptations for Older People and People with a Disability living in private houses. This investment will allow extensions to be built for people with a disability as well as housing adaptationsRead more…

Art, the Fine Gael Leadership Race and Beyond

Art, the Fine Gael Leadership Race and Beyond

On his own estimation, local political activist, Art O’Mahony has a busy year ahead of him. Art, who is chairman of the Kerry branch of Young Fine Gael, is facing into the leaving certificate this summer. But the busy-ness doesn’t end there as far as he’s concerned. He feels he’ll be out knocking on doorsRead more…