Category Archives: Business

Chamber backs Safe Streets plan extension

THE business community in Killarney has welcomed and fully supports the decision to extend the Safe Streets plan until January 6th 2021. The measures adopted by Kerry County Council, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, have been designed to provide a safer environment – particularly for vulnerable and older people – while at the same time… Continue Reading

Kerry Airport will regroup and continue its mission

During Covid lockdown in April, May and June of this year, just 808 passengers passed though Kerry Airport compared with 102,534 in the same period last year. Management acknowledged that the immediate future was looking bleak but they took great consolation from the fact that 2019 was another successful year. This is an edited extract… Continue Reading

Hopes high for greenway green light

WITH confirmation that a decision on the controversial South Greenway project is now due from An Bord Pleanála by October 9, the Mayor of Kerry said he is hopeful that there will be no further delays. Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen said he hopes the planning appeals board will give the project the green light. ”It’s vital… Continue Reading

Minister briefed on plight of Kerry Airport

THE minister with specific responsibility for international and road travel and logistics, Hildegarde Naughten, has been briefed on the crisis impacting on Kerry Airport. She visited the facility in Farranfore where she met with senior management who outlined the collapse in business as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The minister was apprised of the… Continue Reading

‘What they have done to the streets is an utter disgrace’

FEARS have been voiced that unruly scenes like those witnessed on the streets of Killarney late on Saturday night will continue to occur unless a long-standing bye-law banning the consumption of alcohol in public areas is enforced. Cllr Donal Grady said a law prohibiting the drinking in public areas was introduced by the former town… Continue Reading