Category Archives: Politics

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…

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

A act of destruction in Knocknagoshel last night has sickened the chairman of a 1923 commemoration committee. A Civil War monument to the six Irish Free State Soldiers killed by a land mine in Barnarrig, near Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel on a March night in 1923 was smashed to pieces in the course of lastRead more…

33% Tax On The Sale Of Homes – ‘An Insane Proposal’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

33% Tax On The Sale Of Homes – ‘An Insane Proposal’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

“At this time of year in particularly it is a well known fact that the department of finance are inclined to fly a number of different kites,” said Deputy Michael Healy Rae. “The kite-flying is for testing the public mood pre-budget by leaking or releasing details of ideas that they may have for the budget.Read more…

Bridge Over Un-Troubled Waters First Proposed in 1991

Bridge Over Un-Troubled Waters First Proposed in 1991

Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District Meeting gave Castleisland and the general area more than a cursory going over. Several councillors had motions down and questions to be answered on issues of concern and interest to the locality. One of the most significant is the question on the proposed ‘Tullig Walkway’ which would see the pathway inRead more…

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Kerry Independents TDs and brothers, Deputy Danny and Deputy Michael Healy Rae with Cllr. Maura Healy Rae and Cllr. Sammy Locke, met with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief during his visit to Kerry this morning. Flooding issues in various parts of theRead more…

Search on for Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018

Search on for Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018

Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Office has announced that a €50,000 county investment fund is available under the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneurs (IBYE) programme. The programme is run by over 30 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs), including the Kerry office. The programme has the support of the Department of Enterprise and Innovation with Enterprise Ireland. OpenRead more…

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

Meeting to hear Motions on Issues in Castleisland and Scartaglin

The next meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Killarney will be held in the Town Hall, Killarney in the morning, Wednesday, July 26th at 10am. The following is a list of motions and questions on the agenda in relation to the Castleisland and Scartaglin areas. Motions number 3 and 4 under theRead more…

Tidy Towns: ‘Things are Moving Apace’ – Mary Walsh

Tidy Towns: ‘Things are Moving Apace’ – Mary Walsh

Castleisland Tidy Towns activists are pressing ahead with their annual, summertime programme of work throughout the locality. Wasn’t there an advertising campaign some years ago which went something like: ‘Say it with Flowers.’ The Tidy Towns campaign in Castleisland has adopted this very message – maybe unwittingly – but indisputably. Flowers in full bloom nowRead more…

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

Earlier on this year the huge task of resurfacing the running track at An Ríocht was getting closer by the day. It was hoped that the dream would come true well on time for the Kerry Community Games Finals in June. It did with only hours to spare as weather played its part in delayingRead more…

Doctors Can’t Charge Card Holders For Blood Tests – Cllr.Ferris

Doctors Can’t Charge Card Holders For Blood Tests – Cllr.Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin councilor Toireasa Ferris has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests. Councillor Ferris made the statement after the issue had been raised with her by constituents. A Number of Constituents ” I have been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patientRead more…