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That’s what friends are for as Ian and Michael form special bond

A KILLARNEY teenager who has dedicated so much of his time to helping and sharing experiences with a friend who was paralysed in a fall has been honoured for his caring attitude, his outstanding qualities and his unselfish approach to life. When 16-year-old Ian O’Connell from Killarney suffered life-changing injuries when he fell from his… Continue Reading

‘It is of the utmost priority that we are safe in our own homes’

NEWS SPECIAL RESIDENTS of the Ballyspillane estate in Killarney have renewed their appeal to Kerry County Council to implement an anti-social behaviour policy that’s fit for purpose in the area. They want long-promised CCTV cameras installed to monitor unacceptable behaviour, including illegal dumping and problems with horses and stray dogs wandering around the estate. The… Continue Reading

Bishops get first-hand view of the great work of Trócaire

THE Bishop of Kerry has visited Ethiopia to get a first-hand view of work of aid agency Trócaire and he made familiarisation trips to important urban and rural projects which are making a big difference to the lives of long-suffering locals in the famine-ravaged country. The visiting party also included Tralee native, former PP of Caherciveen… Continue Reading

Back to the future at Killarney House

Concluding her four-part series on the history and redevelopment of Killarney House and Gardens, Killarney writer Aoife O’Carroll reveals what the public can expect on the eagerly-awaited April 3 preview day for the redevelopment town centre jewel THE preview opening of the ornamental gardens on April 3 marks a new stage in the fascinating life… Continue Reading