Category Archives: Politics

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

“A bus will be leaving Killarney on Saturday morning at 11am going to Kingsbridge Hospital in Belfast taking 12 patients who are having cataracts removed,” said Deputy Danny Healy Rae. Six from Kerry Six of the travelling party are from Kerry and it was organised at this end by Deputy Healy-Rae. While the other sixRead more…

Graveyard Flooding on the Agenda for Killarney MD Meeting

Graveyard Flooding on the Agenda for Killarney MD Meeting

There are people in Castleisland keeping a hawk like watch on this Wednesday’s meeting of councillors and officials of Killarney Municipal District in Rathmore. There are many motions and questions down for discussion but only two matter to the watchers here. Motions number 13 and 20 have been lodged by Cllr. Bobby O’Connell and numbersRead more…

Three Kerrymen at Centre of Amhrán na bFiann ‘Use’ Discussions

Three Kerrymen at Centre of Amhrán na bFiann ‘Use’ Discussions

Three Kerrymen find themselves in the middle of a controversy over use of lyrics from the copyrighted National Anthem, Amhrán na bFíann.  Kerry Fianna Fáil Senator, Mark Daly has said that any proposal to remove the words ‘Fianna Fáil’ from the national anthem is simply populism. Former Kerry footballer, Paul Galvin felt inspired by theRead more…

Enda Kenny to be honoured in Killarney

Enda Kenny to be honoured in Killarney

Killarney will this week bestow its top honour on former Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, who will be inducted into the Order of Innisfallen on Friday, December 1. The longest serving TD in Dáil Éireann and one of the most successful politicians of his generation, his contribution to life in Ireland will beRead more…

Liadh Ní Riada MEP to Speak at Charlie Kerins Commemoration

Liadh Ní Riada MEP to Speak at Charlie Kerins Commemoration

Kerry Sinn Féin will hold its annual Volunteer Charlie Kerins commemoration in Tralee on Friday night December 1st. Party members and supporters will march from the Pikeman monument on Denny Street at 7.30pm to the monument at Charlie Kerins Park on Strand Road. There, MEP Liadh Ní Riada will give the oration. A Great HonourRead more…

Kerry Deputies Raise Health Issues in Dáil Éireann

Kerry Deputies Raise Health Issues in Dáil Éireann

Ferris Raises Plight of Families Awaiting Respite Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has once again raised the plight of families with adult children with physical or intellectual disabilities on the floor of the Dáil. This week under the order of business Deputy Ferris said that families are continuously having to fight for basicRead more…

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…