Category Archives: Opinion

A little bit of heaven on earth

IS there anywhere on earth quite as alluring and captivating as Fitzgerald Stadium, on a sunshine summer Sunday, when Kerry produce sparkling champagne football that is entirely in keeping with the setting? The view from the hill – beaming into tens of thousands of homes – was simply breath-taking; Pugin’s spire competing with MacGillycuddy’s Reeks… Continue Reading

‘Climate change making steep Skellig slopes more vulnerable’

Opinion: The Department of Culture, Heritage and Gaeltacht has initiated a public consultation for the new Skellig Michael World Heritage Site Management Plan 2019-2029 to replace the 2008-2018 plan. This is the submission from An Taisce, a charity that works to preserve and protect Ireland’s natural and built heritageldest and largest environmental organisations THE combination… Continue Reading

Fishermen treated as second class citizens

OPINION: After Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae called for a major cull of seals, to prevent further losses being incurred by fishermen, it is being claimed that disaffected fishermen have been denied fair procedure. Here Dr Ciarán Crummey (pictured) who, as a researcher for an Bord Iascaigh Mhara, worked on the problems caused by seals during… Continue Reading