Deputy Danny Welcomes Road Funds for Kerry

Deputy Danny Welcomes Road Funds for Kerry

Deputy Danny Healy Rae has issued a statement of welcome for what he labelled ‘the much needed funds for Kerry roads.’ “The funding has been announced by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for the regional and local road grants for 2020,” said Deputy Healy Rae. “The total allocation for Kerry is €25,310,959, which…

Griffin Announces over €2.2M in Government Funds for Kerry Airport

Griffin Announces over €2.2M in Government Funds for Kerry Airport

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport. The funding will go towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. Range of Investments This Government funding from the Department…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around…

Griffin Helps Secure New Bus Night Service Trials for Rural Kerry

Griffin Helps Secure New Bus Night Service Trials for Rural Kerry

It’s something that was seen as a common sense solution to the grinding isolation and loneliness of rural Ireland since drinking and driving fell foul of the law and out of fashion. Now a pilot scheme involving an evening / night-time bus service aimed specifically at rural areas will go a long way towards relieving…

Process for Contractors for N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom Opens Today

Process for Contractors for N22 Ballyvourney to Macroom Opens Today

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, said that  today, Friday April 27th, marks another significant step forward in the campaign to build the new N22 between Cork and Kerry via Macroom and Ballyvourney. Undertake Construction Cork County Council will open the pre-qualification process…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gaze…

Cordal’s Poignant Evening as Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand is Unveiled

Cordal’s Poignant Evening as Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand is Unveiled

Unveiling of the Tom Wrenn Memorial Stand Saturday, June 24th was a poignant evening for the club as the community and its friends gathered together in Cordal’s blue and gold abode to pay a lasting tribute in the memory of Tom Wrenn, former Cordal GAA Club chairman, church sacristan and an upstanding member of the…

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD and his Fine Gael colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., that he is allocating over three quarters of a million in exchequer grants under his department’s Regional Airports Programme to…

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…