Category Archives: Features

‘Huge need’ for housing in Killarney is highlighted

SENIOR Kerry County Council officials have been in contact with the Land Development Agency to ascertain if part of the St Finan’s Hospital campus in Killarney might be available for the development of housing in the future. It is part of an effort to reduce the serious social housing crisis in the town and, council… Continue Reading

Housing delivery team to expand in the county

THE approval of 10 new posts for Kerry County Council’s housing delivery team, announced today, will assist the local authority in delivering its social housing targets. Housing for All, the government’s new housing plan, commits to strengthening the capacity of local authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The plan acknowledges that… Continue Reading

Men’s best friends in the spotlight in Killarney

IT was a dog’s life for two breeds of setters yesteryear in Killarney when two of the town’s best known and much loved personalities ensured man’s best friend was regularly kept in the spotlight. The exploits of John ‘Killer’ O’Callaghan and his wonder dog Dex are legendary in Killarney as they accumulated numerous prizes at… Continue Reading

The day the minor footballers were the parish heroes

A LONE piper led the victory parade through the parish as the footballers of Gneeveguilla celebrated their brilliant Kerry Premier Junior Championship success with a hard-earned 0-12 to 0-9 victory over Skellig Rangers at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium at the weekend. But it wasn’t the first big glory day for the football-made parish as 36 years… Continue Reading

Think outside the box to find solutions to housing crux

OPINION: There is no one size fits all solution to the Kerry housing crisis but suitable solutions can be found if the problem is broken up into manageable parts, writes Cllr Michael Cahill, Deputy Mayor of Kerry County Council and Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District. THE supply of houses is a critical component to the… Continue Reading