Kerry Public Reminded to Be Winter Ready

Kerry Public Reminded to Be Winter Ready

Statutory and public bodies in Kerry are urging members of the public to be prepared for the winter months and to be ‘Winter Ready.’ The HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather and to ensure that neighbours reach out to older or vulnerable households at…

See Something, Say Something for End of Year Start-up in Castleisland

See Something, Say Something for End of Year Start-up in Castleisland

For close on two years now Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Fianna Fáil, has been calling for the installation of the services needed to get the ‘See Something, Say Something’ project up and running in Castleisland. Cllr. Fitzgerald claims that the system has been in operation in both Tralee and Killarney in recent years and that it…

Upper Main Street Traffic Lights Get Another Slap of a Car

Upper Main Street Traffic Lights Get Another Slap of a Car

  The traffic lights on the island junction of Limerick Road and Upper Main Street got another slap of a car – a van actually – in the early hours of this morning. This particular set of lights is the most cursed of all as they have been knocked out of commission at least half…

KDYS/Garda Soccer Blitz Returns with a Ten Team Line-Up

KDYS/Garda Soccer Blitz Returns with a Ten Team Line-Up

Knockaderry and Daniel primary winners with Garda Niamh Corkery (left) Helena Falvey, KDYS and Garda Mike Dwyer. Players included are: Daniel Cronin, Darragh O’Sullivan, Jack O’Shea, Kia O’ Sullivan, Back: Padraig O’Sullivan, Oige O’Leary-Griffin, Eoin Corcoran and Jayden Foley. The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) in partnership with the Castleisland Garda Síochana ran their soccer…

Kerry Community Response Forum Established for War Refugees

Kerry Community Response Forum Established for War Refugees

An inter-agency group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the response to the arrival of Ukrainian refugees in the county. The group, which held its first meeting this morning, includes a wide range of statutory, community, and voluntary agencies as well as representatives of the HSE and the Department of Social Protection. Identify Needs…

Letter to Minister on Crime Warning Text System for Castleisland

Letter to Minister on Crime Warning Text System for Castleisland

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald (FF) raised a motion at the recent Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District meeting calling for a letter to be written to the Minister for Justice Helen McEntee, TD on the need for a See Something Say Something Text System in Castleisland. Cllr. Fitzgerald has also expressed his gratitude for the help of…

A Thank You Message from HSE Services, Management and Staff

A Thank You Message from HSE Services, Management and Staff

HSE services across Cork and Kerry wish to thank members of the public for their understanding and support this week as staff rearranged services and appointments due to the weather warnings. This helped keep the entire community safe, and made sure that both staff and the public could follow the warnings to remain indoors. All…

Weather Warning: Storm Barra – Remain Indoors and Avoid Travel

Weather Warning: Storm Barra – Remain Indoors and Avoid Travel

Met Éireann has issued a Status RED weather warning for County Kerry which is effective from 6am to 9pm on Tuesday. The following details are contained in the Met Éireann advisory issued today “Storm Barra: Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts in…

Stuart Simmonds is Found Safe and Well

A Garda update on the missing Stuart Simmonds has confirmed that he is safe and well and that the search is over. A family member has just confirmed that Stuart walked into a Garda station in Donegal and was immediately taken off the missing list. Members of his family here in Castleisland are expecting to…

Behind the Scenes Movement as Objections to Upper Main Street Plans Hold Firm

Behind the Scenes Movement as Objections to Upper Main Street Plans Hold Firm

Around the middle of last month, Kerry County Council was left in no doubt that its proposals for a re-arrangement job on traffic flow at Upper Main Street here in Castleisland couldn’t or wouldn’t be acceptable or tolerable to the people of the locality. The plans would see swathes of generations old parking spaces and…