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Progress being made on housing provision

WORK has commenced on a new 61-unit social housing development at Derreen, it has been confirmed. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government had approved a proposal for the development at Ballydribeen by the Cluid Housing Association. The units will be provided in partnership with and supported by Kerry County Council and it is… Continue Reading

Plan to give new life to old building

A MAJOR new tourist attraction being planned for Killarney will give whole new lease of life to a sprawling build that has been vacant for years. Planning permission has been sought to transform the former Rosenbluth factory at Killalee, Fossa into a micro craft distillery and visitor centre. The application, submitted by Killarney Brewing Company,… Continue Reading

Tenancy support figures highlight need for social housing

THE number of tenancies in Kerry that are directly supported by government funding has topped the 2,500 mark, it has been confirmed. Figures obtained by Kerry TD, Michael Healy-Rae, show that the number of state-assisted tenancies is now 2,507. 776 are in receipt of the Housing Assistance Payment which is a flexible and immediate housing… Continue Reading