Category Archives: Features

New nursing unit gets the go ahead

THE green light has been given for a new community nursing unit and residential care facility in Killarney. Kerry County Council has granted planning permission, subject to 36 conditions. As revealed by as far back as 2016, the Health Service Executive was seeking approval for the development of lands within the grounds of the… Continue Reading

Killarney company puts energy to good use

A PROGRESSIVE Killarney construction company has won the overall award in a nationwide competition for energy efficient homes. Thermohouse, based in Coolcaslagh, scooped the Excellence in Construction, Energy Efficient Homes accolade at the 20th anniversary Public Sector Magazine awards. The Thermohouse building system comprises interlocking walls, floors and roof modules that deliver high quality concrete-build… Continue Reading

Houses due for completion before year end

CONTRACTS to commence the construction of seven different new housing schemes in Kerry – which will add 88 houses to the social housing stock – have been inked at Kerry County Council headquarters. The seven contracts, which are worth a combined €17 million, will see the construction of new social housing in Rathmore, Glenbeigh, Kenmare,… Continue Reading

Plea not to sell St Finan’s complex

THE Health Service Executive has been urged to have a major rethink its plans to offer the sprawling St Finan’s Hospital complex and surrounding land for public sale. revealed last November that an application from Kerry County Council to acquire 5.66 acres of HSE land – in the Ballydribbeen area – was the only expression… Continue Reading