News

Locals urged to lobby politicians on racism concerns

Locals urged to lobby politicians on racism concerns

THERE has been a call in Killarney for people to lobby their local TDs and councillors to demand proper legislation to tackle the festering problem of hate crime in the community. A public meeting hosted by the Kerry Against Racism organisation heard that several other countries, including the UK, have more appropriate and severe penalties… Read More…

Bridie and Fred receive Bene Merenti medals

Bridie and Fred receive Bene Merenti medals

A KILLARNEY woman has been honoured by Pope Francis in recognition of her stellar service to the Catholic Church. Retired schoolteacher Bridie Cronin has received the coveted Bene Merenti Medal which is one of the highest awards the Church can bestow on a lay person. Bridie, from Woodlawn, helped to supervise the Safeguarding Children policy… Read More…

Sport

Captain makes his Mark for Lakers

Captain makes his Mark for Lakers

Report: Eamonn Keogh HAVING experienced mixed fortunes last week, losing for the second time this season to Ballincollig but overcoming Carlow IT with a bit to spare, Scott’s Lakers will be back in action at home this weekend when they entertain Limerick Celtics in Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre. And Cormac O’Donoghue’s side will have… Read More…

Killarney power stuns Cork Con

Killarney power stuns Cork Con

KILLARNEY Rugby Club’s under 16s travelled to Cork to take on Cork Constitution in a pre-Christmas friendly and what an encounter it turned out to be. The opening 25 minutes were evenly contested with fluid, open rugby predominant in windy conditions. Con recycled well and tested and stretched the Killarney defence at times but wingers… Read More…

Business

Lucky Irene’s never-ending story

Lucky Irene’s never-ending story

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas for lucky Irene Nash who scooped the prize of a lifetime at the TK Maxx store in Killarney. Customers were challenged to try to locate the never-ending stocking hidden in the Main Street shop and, after a frantic search, it was Irene that uncovered the sought-after item.… Read More…

‘We will continue to fight for Killarney’s fair share’

‘We will continue to fight for Killarney’s fair share’

WHILE Killarney is doing extremely well in the busy summer months, concern has been voiced that occupancy levels remain very low during the winter shoulder season and that problem needs to be tackled as a priority, outgoing Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce President, Paul O’Neill, told the organisation’s annual general meeting. He said the… Read More…

Features

Rally fans Mary and Neil look the part

Rally fans Mary and Neil look the part

THE next time Mary Lynch and Neil Campbell attend a motor sport rally they can rest assured that they will certainly look the part. They were the winners of much sought-after jackets at the Rentokil Initial Killarney Historic Rally which attracted a huge crowd to the town to watch the action. Whatever about drivers competing… Read More…