Deputy Danny Welcomes Re-opening and Sends Good Wishes to All

Deputy Danny Welcomes Re-opening and Sends Good Wishes to All

“I am glad to have made an all out effort in the Dail last Thursday where I appealed in three separate sessions to the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to bring forward the reopening dates for hotels, restaurants and pubs and I want to thank them…

Desmonds GAA Club: Walking Allowed – Group Restrictions Apply

Desmonds GAA Club: Walking Allowed – Group Restrictions Apply

A statement just in from Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club and the first from recently elected PRO, Eilish O’Leary informs members of the public and club players of the committee decision to close the pitch to all group activity. Club Statement “Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club grounds remain open for members of the community who like to…

First Year of LIFT – An Outstanding Success – Minister Brendan Griffin

First Year of LIFT – An Outstanding Success – Minister Brendan Griffin

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has said that a pilot rural transport scheme in the Keel and Castlemaine area has been an outstanding success in its first 12 months in operation. A Year of Service Down Keel-Castlemaine LIFT, which stands for Local Individually Flexible Transport, was…

Taoiseach Leo’s Posters Vandalised in Castleisland

Taoiseach Leo’s Posters Vandalised in Castleisland

I don’t know what shade of politics the late Minnie Hugh favoured but her field on the Limerick Road here in Castleisland is now hosting four damaged Fine Gael posters with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s face on them. It is clear that the posters were torn down off the nearby ESB poles as those belonging to…

Senator Daly calls on Taoiseach to support National Anthem Bill

Senator Daly calls on Taoiseach to support National Anthem Bill

Kerry Fianna Fáil Senator, Mark Daly has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to support the National Anthem Bill. Senator Daly was speaking following the Taoiseach’s comments that all primary school children should be taught the words of the Irish national anthem. Words into Action Senator Daly said, “I welcome the Taoiseach’s positive words on the…

Michael O’Donohoe Project Seeking Pardon for John Twiss and Poff and Barrett

Michael O’Donohoe Project Seeking Pardon for John Twiss and Poff and Barrett

At a meeting of the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Historical Committee earlier this year, and in consultation with the relatives of the men involved, it was decided to apply for a full pardon for the blatant miscarriages of justice which resulted in the hangings of the three men. The now infamous hangings of cousins, Poff and…

Putting the Cap on the Royal Visit as MHR met HRH

Putting the Cap on the Royal Visit as MHR met HRH

When MHR met HRH in Dublin on Wednesday protocol was brushed aside and there was a down to earth discussion on head-gear. There will be a follow-up between Kilgarvan Post Office and Buckingham Palace. And the upshot of the chat is that a cap or two – new ones – will be posted in Kilgarvan…

Could it be Senator O’Connell and Senator Kelleher ?

Could it be Senator O’Connell and Senator Kelleher ?

Recent retirements from the benches of Seanad Éireann have necessitated by-elections to a couple of the panels which make up the upper house. According to a report by Philip Ryan in yesterday’s Irish Independent, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is backing former Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall for one of two seats on the Seanad’s agriculture…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire Whelan…