Category Archives: Features

13 properties vacant for over two years

Despite a rapidly growing housing waiting list, a total of 18 locally authority owned properties were vacant within the Killarney Municipal District area last month, it has been confirmed. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae had asked officials for an up-to-date progress report on the matter and she asked them to state how long the properties had been… Continue Reading

‘The figures are alarming and require urgent action’

People renting properties in Kerry are being flooded with notices to quit and the number is now growing at an exponential rate, causing all sorts of upset and hardship, a Kerry TD has highlighted. Deputy Pa Daly has urged Housing Minister, Darragh O’Brien, to take urgent action to address the crisis in the rental sector… Continue Reading

€5.4 million needed to ready vacant houses

Many Kerry families could potentially be housed in the short-term if the 150 vacant properties in Kerry County Council’s housing stock were to be readied at a quicker pace, subject to available finance, a local councillor has insisted Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae was told that the council would need finance to the tune of €5,490,000 to… Continue Reading

Carraig Bheag development points the way forward

A new development of 10 social housing apartments in Killarney, recently completed and allocated to delighted tenants, points the way forward for the type of accommodation Kerry County Council should pursue going forward, it has been suggested. The eye-catching Carraig Bheag development on Rock Road, adjacent to Killarney Nursing Home and close to the town… Continue Reading