Category Archives: Politics

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read more…

John Fitzmaurice, Knockavallig, Duagh and The Battle of Waterloo

John Fitzmaurice, Knockavallig, Duagh and The Battle of Waterloo

In 1811, a young Kerryman named John Fitzmaurice from Knockavallig, Duagh, left the county on a ship bound for Portugal where he met the Duke of Wellington and joined the Green Jackets, the 95th Rifle Corps as a volunteer. His first footsteps in the peninsula were through the strategic lines of Torres Vedras, a placeRead more…

Gardaí Mount Check-point Blitz Today and Tonight

Gardaí Mount Check-point Blitz Today and Tonight

An Garda Siochána may well be all over the news these days but they’re all over the roads of Kerry today. There is some serious checkpointing going on in the area today and tonight. High Visibility Campaign Huge manpower is being brought into play as the high visibility campaign on the roads around Castleisland, TraleeRead more…

Saturday, April 8th Announced as County Clean-Up Day

Saturday, April 8th Announced as County Clean-Up Day

There is hardly a town in any county in the country at present which doesn’t have a dumping black-spot. This, in turn, sends its public representatives into a spin about the need to get surveilance cameras on the job. They pay their way in a matter of months through fines imposed on the back ofRead more…

Brendan Griffin on Jimmy Deenihan’s Retirement – Now Bobby !

Brendan Griffin on Jimmy Deenihan’s Retirement – Now Bobby !

Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has today congratulated former Minister, Jimmy Deenihan, on a long and distinguished career in service of our country. Jimmy Deenihan today announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil in the future. Decades of Service “Jimmy Deenihan has given decades of outstanding service to his countyRead more…

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Rae World Tour to Stop at the Ivy Leaf on Saturday Night

The Healy-Raes are embarking on a world tour of Kerry through a new play written by Killarney storyteller and actor Ray O’Sullivan. The Rise and Rise of the Healy-Raes is set to take to the stage at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre here in Castleisland on this Saturday night at 8pm. An additional, local interestRead more…

Martin Ferris TD pays tribute to the late Martin McGuinness

Martin Ferris TD pays tribute to the late Martin McGuinness

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has paid tribute to Martin McGuinness who sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning. “I know I speak on behalf of all Kerry Republicans when I say we have not only lost a great Irish leader and patriot, we have also lost a dear friend andRead more…

Brexit and Eamon Casey Discussed at Castleisland Fine Gael AGM

Brexit and Eamon Casey Discussed at Castleisland Fine Gael AGM

An Ríocht AC kindly played host to the 2017 AGM for Castleisland’s Fine Gael branch last night. By: Art O’Mahony, Kerry Young Fine Gael Chairman Membership spanning three generations congregated in the front room for a healthy catch-up and to discuss a range of topics, from Brexit to Eamon Casey. Committed their Time Fine GaelRead more…

Deputy Danny Socks it to Taoiseach Enda at Leaders’ Questions

Deputy Danny Socks it to Taoiseach Enda at Leaders’ Questions

The following is the text of a speech made by Deputy Danny Healy Rae during Leaders Questions in Dáil Éireann last week. Deputy Healy Rae highlighted a few important issues to Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the course of his speaking opportunity. Cannot Attract Jobs “I am glad to get this opportunity to highlight the lackRead more…

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has said that today’s visit by Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, TD, must be more than the usual PR stunt for politicians looking towards the next general election. “Kerry is well used to these PR visits by ministers who come and offer sympathy and nothing else,” said DeputyRead more…