Category Archives: News Specials

A world class, iconic greenway that will be extraordinarily special

THE planned South Kerry Greenway could be fully completed and operational by the end of 2022 if the required funding for the project is made available as soon as possible, Dáil Éireann has been told. Kerry TD Brendan Griffin said An Bord Pleanála had made “a fantastic decision” when granting permission for the project after… Continue Reading

They met in candlelit secrecy. They had a dream and it became a reality

With evictions occurring all around them and informers and vigilant foreign forces roaming the town, a small but determined group of men gathered in a public house on College Street 134 years ago this week. That historic meeting resulted in the formation of Kerry’s most successful GAA club who have won a record 13 county… Continue Reading

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