Category Archives: Opinion

‘Our own former colleagues happily sat and watched as local councils were stripped almost totally bare’

OPINION: The 2014 decision by the Fine Gael-Labour coalition to abolish the former town councils was a massive mistake that made a mockery of democracy, according to veteran Killarney politician Cllr Michael Gleeson. Having served on the town council from 1991-2014 and on Kerry County Council from 1999 to the present day, the veteran Kerry… Continue Reading

An arduous and harrowing year for Killarney’s Leaving Cert students

The Leaving Certificate and Leaving Cert Applied Class of 2020 missed out on many of the rites of passage normally associated with the completion of second level education but, St Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney Principal, Róisín Moore (pictured left) writes, she hopes they will look always back fondly on their time in the school ON… Continue Reading

‘The next stage of your life journey is about to begin. The future is yours’

OPINION: The results received today by Leaving Cert students in Kerry do not define them as their life journey is about to begin. They can look back with pride on all that you have achieved and look forward with courage to the next exciting phase of your lives, writes the Minister for Education and Kerry… Continue Reading