Category Archives: Opinion

‘It’s about our great town. It’s about our great people. It’s about us’

OPINION: Killarney Behind the Mask, which has just been published to raise funds for Kerry charities, is an uplifting publication telling the story of how Killarney lived with Covid-9 and came out the other side, bruised, battered, shaken but, in a funny way, stronger, more determined and more together than ever before, says Mayor of… Continue Reading

Think outside the box to find solutions to housing crux

OPINION: There is no one size fits all solution to the Kerry housing crisis but suitable solutions can be found if the problem is broken up into manageable parts, writes Cllr Michael Cahill, Deputy Mayor of Kerry County Council and Cathaoirleach of Kenmare Municipal District. THE supply of houses is a critical component to the… Continue Reading

The correct course of action to take seems simple

OPINION: The expansive 34-acre Killegy House in Muckross, Killarney, the former home of Bill Cullen and Jackie Lavin, which has come on the market with a price tag of €950,000, is discreetly located at the edge of and surrounded by Killarney National Park. But, writes Kerry County Council member Cllr John O’Donoghue, instead of allowing… Continue Reading

Normal life goes out the window and household bills pile up

OPINION: Around 200 children are diagnosed with cancer in Ireland each year which has devastating consequences for families. A diagnosis can cause an average hit of €15,300 to annual family incomes on top of other crippling added expenses. In response to the shock findings of new research, Irish Cancer Society CEO Averil Power has announced… Continue Reading