News

On the road again in Knockacullig

On the road again in Knockacullig

A ROAD that has been closed since December 20 following serious slippage at an embankment has now reopened. The L7013 Cockhill road at Knockacullig North road was closed to traffic by Kerry County Council after gaping holes appeared on a number of sections. Residential access was not affected and diversions were in place with motorists… Read More…

George to sing out to help Ross

George to sing out to help Ross

A SINGING star who made his big breakthrough on RTÉ’s You’re A Star, at the age of 17, is to perform in a concert in Killarney to raise funds for a local man who is fighting a major battle with cancer. Accomplished balladeer and songwriter George Murphy – the nephew of the legendary Luke Kelly –… Read More…

Sport

Walking Soccer is a runaway success

Walking Soccer is a runaway success

A PROGRESSIVE Killarney soccer club has introduced a whole new sport to the town and, possibly, to the entire county. MEK United FC has embraced the novel concept of Walking Soccer and club members held the first session on the Fossa Astroturf with 15 adults testing their skills and stamina. “It’s a slow version of… Read More…

Richard leads big Killarney challenge

Richard leads big Killarney challenge

KILLARNEY Cycling Club is hoping to make its mark at the first major cycling event of the year when the National Cyclocross Championships is held next Sunday at Fota in Co Cork. The Killarney challenge will be led by Richard Maes who is the current Munster Cyclocross champion and he also holds the National Mountain… Read More…

Business

Killarney gathering told British-Irish relations will have to be rebuilt

Killarney gathering told British-Irish relations will have to be rebuilt

A LEADING academic from Kerry, who now holds a top position with the influential European Institute, has maintained that Brexit has been extremely damaging to British-Irish relations and it has enormous implications over which this country has no say or control. Professor Brigid Laffan, a native of Caherciveen and now Director of the European University… Read More…

Bertie takes a swipe at Trump

Bertie takes a swipe at Trump

FORMER Taoiseach Bertie Ahern availed of a high-profile visit to Killarney this Thursday to direct a number of verbal swipes at President Donald Trump saying he is living with a view of a world of “dog-eat-dog competition” where power, rather than ethical norms, is the predominant virtue and bilateralism and deal-making is the preferred option.… 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…