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‘We hope they can now rest easily in their beds at night’

FRUSTRATED residents living in an area prone to serious flooding, who are constantly in fear of their homes being destroyed, were very  relieved today when Killarney Municipal District Council voted unanimously in favour of implementing a major flood relief scheme. The problem area in Glenflesk is acknowledged as the worst flooding blackspot in Kerry, with… Continue Reading

Demolish and rebuild work to proceed

THREE terraced houses in the Ballyspillane estate in Killarney, where major water problems compromised the foundations, are to be demolished and reconstructed in accordance with a direction from the Killarney Municipal District Manager. Significant damage was caused to 42 Ballyspillane and two adjoining properties in May 2014 and planning approval has been granted for the… Continue Reading

Aldi to replace existing facility with bigger building

RETAIL giant Aldi has received approval to build a new store in Killarney that will eventually replace the existing facility at Deerpark. As revealed by last April, the company had submitted an application to Kerry County Council’s planning department seeking permission for the construction of a discount foodstore and off licence, as well as… Continue Reading

Voluntary groups can ease housing crux

KERRY County Council has been urged to engage further with all voluntary housing groups, as a matter of priority, to address the housing crisis by providing accommodation schemes for senior citizens in all towns and villages in the county. Cllr Michael Cahill said voluntary groups have done great work in providing housing for the elderly,… Continue Reading