Gerard Leads his Neighbours in Facebook Campaign Against Inconsiderate Parking

Gerard Leads his Neighbours in Facebook Campaign Against Inconsiderate Parking

An artistically talented young man has been championing the cause of the residents of O’Connell Demesne, here in Castleisland, against the reckless and thoughtless vehicle parking habits of people using local services. The estate, just off the Limerick Road and across the busy road from the former Nelligan’s Bakery and Shop, has seen its footpath…

Deputy Ferris to Visit US for St Patricks Day & 1916 Celebrations

Deputy Ferris to Visit US for St Patricks Day & 1916 Celebrations

Martin Ferris TD will visit the East coast of the United States to take part in St. Patrick’s Day and 1916 celebrations. This trip which takes in Boston, Springfield, Tampa, Miami and New York State will focus on ongoing developments in Ireland and Irish emigrant issues including the undocumented Irish. It will also focus on…

Use Your Privilege, Check your Booth Location and Vote Early

Use Your Privilege, Check your Booth Location and Vote Early

People of all parties and independents of candidature and mind have all appealed to us, the electorate, to come out today and use our hard won right to vote in fair and open elections. The candidates have done their bit – almost – and it’s now up to us. Polling stations and booths are open…

Ferris on Leo, Healy Rae Making Tracks and Spring’s Flood Repair Fund

Ferris on Leo, Healy Rae Making Tracks and Spring’s Flood Repair Fund

Deputy Ferris is Livid as Leo takes Lion’s Share of Hospital Lunch Time Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said that some staff working at Kerry General Hospital were forced to go without lunch yesterday because the staff canteen was closed to facilitate the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar. Deputy Ferris said he was contacted by…

Tom Fleming Bows Out of Election to 32nd Dáil

Tom Fleming Bows Out of Election to 32nd Dáil

It is a rare occurrence in political life that candidates are acknowledged, never mind praised, by their opponents. At the Castleisland Chamber Alliance meeting last night, Labour Party TD Arthur Spring, responding to a question on the IDA’s apparent lack of interest in Castleisland, said: “In fairness to Tom Fleming he has been banging the…

Political Events in Focus

Political Events in Focus

Deputy Ferris Reacts to ‘Soup Kitchen’ Figures In response to reports yesterday that up to 100 people are using the soup kitchen run in Tralee by Colette Price and Dawn Roberts, Deputy Martin Ferris said that this bears out the fact that the government’s talk of recovery means nothing in rural areas. “The talk of…

Bloody 1921 Battle to be Commemorated on Friday Evening

Bloody 1921 Battle to be Commemorated on Friday Evening

The Sinn Féin Bonn/Doherty Cumann, Castleisland is holding a wreath laying ceremony at the War of Independence memorial at Castle View on this Friday evening, May 1st. The march will leave the new library car park at 7pm and proceed up Main Street to Castleview where two wreaths will be laid and an oration given…

Ballykissane Pier Tragedy Commemorated

Ballykissane Pier Tragedy Commemorated

There’s a monument beside Ballykissane Pier outside Killorglin to the three first men to die in what was proposed at the time as the Easter Rising of 1916. It could double as a monument to the Ireland of that time. To a country where a lack of the most basic tools of communication acted like…

Food Bank Up Set up in Week of 65 Kerry Home Repossession Court Cases

Food Bank Up Set up in Week of 65 Kerry Home Repossession Court Cases

Two very significant developments in Kerry this week speak volumes on how the so-called ‘Green Shoots’ of the Irish economy are having little or no bearing on counties like ours. That we’re paying the price for our detachment from the main hubs of activity is undeniable. It’s undeniable too that the suffering and mental anguish…