Category Archives: Opinion

‘The town is on its knees with many closed businesses, a trend that seems to be continuing’

Opinion: The controversial €20 million South Kerry Greenway plan, which has divided opinion along the route, has the potential to be the single, biggest and most important tourism project ever for County Kerry and it will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, insists Kerry County Council member Cllr Michael Cahill I WISH to… Continue Reading

Attempt to rewrite the terms of social contract

Opinion: The closure of rural post offices – including 12 in Kerry – generates a sense that a person’s living space will never be the same following an unwanted trespass, writes social commentator John Tierney IN our ‘on the spectrum’ filled world elderly residents of the Irish countryside find themselves in the middle of the social… Continue Reading

Welcome to gridlock central: Town’s traffic nightmare

Opinion: It has been a dream summer for Killarney tourism interests but, equally, it has been an absolute nightmare season for motorists who have become infuriated, inconvenienced and prevented from going about their business due to unprecedented traffic gridlock in the town centre and on all the approach roads. Nearly two years since a €50,000… Continue Reading