Category Archives: Opinion

‘Thank God so many people have been there for each other’

It has been a year like no other, a difficult, worrying and, for so many, heartbreaking 12 months. It has been a difficult year too for the Church and the Diocese of Kerry with congregations prohibited from attending Sunday Mass and other services, Confirmations and Communions postponed, weddings cancelled and, perhaps most harrowing of all,… Continue Reading

Relations and friends have endured too much loneliness and isolation

OPINION: It is incumbent on the government, local authorities and the HSE to examine more humane ways of caring for and respecting the elderly who are entitled to their dignity and self-esteem during the lockdown, writes Kerry Independent Alliance Councillor Cllr Michael Gleeson MANY of our friends and relations, particularly, though not solely, older people,… Continue Reading

Case numbers are still far too high and we must continue to do all we can to suppress this disease

OPINION: While Kerry is currently setting an example for the rest of the country to follow, having the lowest 14-day incidence rate per 100,000 population, leading to calls for businesses to be allowed to reopen, case numbers nationally are still far too high and we must continue to do all we can to suppress this… Continue Reading

Lost loved ones. Lost opportunities. But still not a lost cause

Vacancies have arisen for amateur epidemiologists and virologists. No medical qualifications or knowledge of the subject matter required. Candidates should have formed vehement, unyielding opinions, have little tolerance for reasoned debate and be proficient in the use of social media platforms. A willingness to participate in occasional street protests, while not essential, might be an… Continue Reading