Lifting of Coursing Ban Welcomed by Healy Rae Brothers

Lifting of Coursing Ban Welcomed by Healy Rae Brothers

A statement just in from Deputy Danny Healy Rae which he wishes to have published in response to a deal between and the Irish Coursing Club and Minister Madigan which will allow greyhound coursing to resume immediately. Agreement Reached “I am delighted that greyhound coursing can resume right away following an agreement which has been…

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

Cllr. Toireasa Ferris to ‘Step Back Completely’ from Politics

In a second political thunderbolt in just over three months, Cllr Toireasa Ferris has announced that she has decided to ‘step back completely’ from politics to try and recharge her batteries. “I guess 16 hard years has resulted in burn-out,” Cllr. Ferris wrote in a message to friends and supporters last evening. One Hundred Percent…

385 Over 75s Forced to Wait Over 24 hours in UHK ED this Year

385 Over 75s Forced to Wait Over 24 hours in UHK ED this Year

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said the health of older patients is being put at further risk as figures released by the HSE showed Kerry patients had to wait over 24 hours for care in University Hospital Kerry Emergency Department in the first six months of the year. 24 Hour Wait “Figures released…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West…

33% Tax On The Sale Of Homes – ‘An Insane Proposal’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

33% Tax On The Sale Of Homes – ‘An Insane Proposal’ – Michael Healy Rae, TD

“At this time of year in particularly it is a well known fact that the department of finance are inclined to fly a number of different kites,” said Deputy Michael Healy Rae. “The kite-flying is for testing the public mood pre-budget by leaking or releasing details of ideas that they may have for the budget.…

€8,000 Rural Recreation Scheme Grant for River Walk

€8,000 Rural Recreation Scheme Grant for River Walk

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has welcomed the allocation of €8,000 for the development of the Castleisland River Walk under Minister Michael Ring’s Rural Recreation Scheme. The grant is in line with the National Countryside Recreation Strategy which was developed by the National Countryside Recreation Strategy by Comhairle Na Tuaithe. Rural Recreation This work of Rural Recreation…

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The death has occurred of Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballydwyer and and Gortagullane, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry and Yonkers, New York. Pre-deceased by her father, Brendie Bonn. Deeply regretted by her loving family: her husband Joe; mother Kitty; sister Kay; brothers Auty and JJ; mother-in-law Eileen; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends. May She Rest…

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has said that today’s visit by Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, TD, must be more than the usual PR stunt for politicians looking towards the next general election. “Kerry is well used to these PR visits by ministers who come and offer sympathy and nothing else,” said Deputy…

Three Castleisland Natives Posted at Young Fine Gael AGM

Three Castleisland Natives Posted at Young Fine Gael AGM

Kerry Young Fine Gael held its 2017 AGM in the Killarney Plaza Hotel at the weekend. The central theme behind the event was positive physical and mental health; an area in which Young Fine Gael is currently developing new, dynamic policy. Report by Art O’Mahony In conjunction with this idea, we held an indoor soccer…