Category Archives: Features

Hoteliers say their businesses are devastated

HOTEL and guesthouse owners in Kerry have again reiterated their call on the government to introduce measures that will tackle the catastrophic crisis facing many businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels’ Federation, Bernadette Randles, acknowledged the great progress being made by the government, the chief medical… Continue Reading

‘This is the last opportunity to maximise this building for the general good’

THE members of the governing body of the new Munster Technological University – an amalgamation of the Institute Technology in Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology – have been asked to examine the potential of the St Finan’s Hospital complex in Killarney as its location for distance learning. The invitation has been extended by Mayor of… Continue Reading

Planning offices reopen but book in advance

KERRY County Council’s planning department offices in Áras an Chontae, Tralee will reopen on Monday, as part of the local authority’s gradual resumption of services Services will be by appointment only and customers are advised that full planning services continue to be available remotely. Members of staff are available to answer queries by telephone or… Continue Reading

Hundreds of applicants on wait lists for houses

CURRENT local authority housing requirement statistics in the Killarney municipal district show there are 597 applicants on a waiting list for one-bed dwellings and a further 368 on the two-bed waiting list. Responding to questions submitted by Cllr Maura Healy-Rae, who asked what plans were being made to address to address the extensive waiting lists,… Continue Reading

Initial spike in planning applications received

IT will require an additional 42 days for planning applications to be processed by Kerry County Council during the Covid-19 restrictions, the local authority has confirmed. If applications were lodged before February 21, the five-week public participation phase has been completed and the planning authority can make a decision within the extended deadline. If a… Continue Reading