Author Archives: John O'Mahony

18 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Kerry

  ANOTHER 90 people have died as the Covid-19 crisis continues to cause devastating impact in every country throughout the country. 89 of the fatalities occurred in January with the date of the other death still under investigation. The median age of those who died is 83 years and the age range of the latest… Read More…

Parents of new-borns are under huge pressure

PARENTS of babies born during the pandemic have come under huge pressure as they are struggling to find suitable childcare once their parental leave ends, a Kerry TD has pointed out. Deputy Pa Daly said many crèches are closed or taking severely reduced numbers due to social distancing and family members are also unable to… Read More…

9,000km home and back trip every 90 days is a disaster

A WARNING has been issued that Kerry’s out-of-hours medical services could be badly hit by the restrictions on travel from South Africa. Dingle GP Peadar Ó Fionnáin, who is a Green Party representative for Dingle, said it could have disproportionate effect on SouthDoc services rural Kerry. “Our out-of-hours GP services are heavily dependent on South… Read More…

GPs and pharmacies can join in the Kerry effort

A NUMBER of locations in Kerry are being considered as mass Covid-19 vaccination centres with priority locations to be decided by the National Vaccine Committee in the coming weeks. The HSE and the South/South West Hospital Group have confirmed that locations in both Kerry and Cork are being looked at for suitability and Tralee has… Read More…