Shouldn’t Driver Theory Test be on Transition Year Curriculum ? – Cllr. Cahill

Shouldn’t Driver Theory Test be on Transition Year Curriculum ? – Cllr. Cahill

“With the vast majority of young people today aspiring to drive a motor vehicle, it only makes sense that the Driver Theory Test should be included in the Secondary School Curriculum during Transition Year, for those who wish to choose it,” that’s according to Kerry Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill.  “It would be highly advantageous…

Call For Tenant Purchase Scheme Changes To Be Redrawn – Cllr. Michael Cahill

Call For Tenant Purchase Scheme Changes To Be Redrawn – Cllr. Michael Cahill

Fianna Fáil Councillor Michael Cahill has called for the changes to the Tenants Purchase Scheme to be totally redrawn. The changes, announced by the Department of Housing and Kerry County Council recently, need to be altered if this scheme is to be useful for tenants and successful for all – he suggested. “The change to…

Development Levies Should Be Back Dated to January Starts – Cllr. Cahill

Development Levies Should Be Back Dated to January Starts – Cllr. Cahill

Kerry Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill has called on the Government to ensure any new builds commenced since January 1st 2023, are included for the benefit of the recently announced scrapping of development levies.  All New Builds in 2023 “This very welcome initiative will reduce the cost of construction: by scrapping the development levies required…

Cllr. Cahill Calls For Funding Increase for Local Improvement Schemes

Cllr. Cahill Calls For Funding Increase for Local Improvement Schemes

Fianna Fáil Councillor, Michael Cahill is calling on all the Oireachtas members in Kerry to lobby the Government for a major increase of funding to the Local Improvement Scheme. The scheme provides funding to local authorities to carry out improvements to private and non-publicly maintained roads.  Councillor Cahill again raised the matter by means of…

McConalogue Kicks off Farm CAP Consultation Tour in Castleisland

McConalogue Kicks off Farm CAP Consultation Tour in Castleisland

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., began his Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) Consultation Tour at Castleisland Co-Op Mart on Thursday evening. The evening ran into night as Minister McConalogue, engaging and generous with his time, delivered his talk to the gathering in the mart’s main sales ring and then discussed the…

Progress Being Made on Farranfore’s Dangerous Junction

Progress Being Made on Farranfore’s Dangerous Junction

Kerry County Council has confirmed that progress is being made regarding improvement works to a dangerous junction in Farranfore Village. The council was responding to a request from Cllr. Michael Cahill (FF) who had called for its attention and that of Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to address the dangerous situation there as a matter of…

Councillor Warns Kerry Fans on Dublin Hotels Over Pricing

Councillor Warns Kerry Fans on Dublin Hotels Over Pricing

While welcoming Kerry’s qualification for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final for 2019, Councillor Michael Cahill has called on the Government to crack down on ‘Rogue Hoteliers’ in Dublin who are quoting exorbitant prices to coincide with the All Ireland final weekend. “There appears to be some kind of agreed pricing system between many of the…

Democracy Mauled in Kerry by Fianna Fáil’s Gender Quota Policy ?

Democracy Mauled in Kerry by Fianna Fáil’s Gender Quota Policy ?

Another of the Kerry Fianna Fáil general election hopefuls has expressed his disappointment at being passed over for inclusion on the ticket to accompany sitting TD John Brassil into the next Dáil election. Cllr. Michael Cahill questions the point of holding a convention – which he topped – if party headquarter then imposes a candidate…