Category Archives: Features

Wonderful welcome awaited Sem’s basketball heroes

This Tuesday marks the 35th anniversary of the day a talented young basketball squad from Killarney penned their own chapter in the annals of sporting history with a performance that earned them a coveted national title. St Brendan’s College clinched the All-Ireland Colleges Senior A championship with a thrilling 84-78 victory over highly-rated Cork’s North Mon in… Continue Reading

The changing face of Killarney

FRIDAY FLASHBACK The changing face of Killarney is highlighted in this snapshot from the 1980’s and it is a sight that many of a certain age in Killarney will remember well. The red Coca Cola branded building is the old Killarney Mineral Waters offices opposite Killarney Courthouse and adjacent to the Franciscan Friary which was… Continue Reading

Travellers want task force on homelessness

Traveller organisations in Kerry and Cork are calling for the establishment of a task force in the three local authorities across the region to uncover the true extent of homelessness experienced by Travellers.  Speaking ahead of the launch of research into the subject, spokesperson Margarita O’Driscoll said Travellers deserve safe homes where families can be… Continue Reading

Milestone of over 10,000 new homes is reached

Charity housing body Clúid has reached a milestone of providing over10,000 homes and it has provided accommodation for a total of 1,326 people in 510 units in Kerry. The organisation is committed to providing quality housing and services that enable people to create homes and thriving communities and aims to increase its annual output over the… Continue Reading