Category Archives: Opinion

Floods, fires, extreme weather… enough of that

OPINION: Kerry people have a real grá for their natural environment but they need the support of all organisations, both state and private, to ensure it remains the beautiful county we all know it is, writes Green Party Kerry Chairperson Anluan Dunne  THE UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has published its sixth assessment report… Continue Reading

Majority of lapsed Catholics maintain a love-hate relationship with the Church

OPINION: The longer you live, the more you realise that faith is a complicated business but it can survive the most amazing battering. Living the Christian life is a haphazard up-and-down journey but the Catholic Church and those who have lapsed are poorer in the present situation, writes Fr Kevin McNamara (pictured) who is Parish… Continue Reading

Not picture perfect but it changed a town’s mindset

IT was a picture that painted a thousand words, not one of them even remotely complimentary. Captured at quarter to eight on a dull March morning in 1982, it exposed an ugly, repulsive side to a town that, even then, locals took great pride in describing as Beauty’s Home. The Sunday morning monochrome snapshot portrayed… Continue Reading

The day my marbles disappeared like chalk dust

As skilled in the debating chamber as he had been in the classroom, Cllr Michael Gleeson this week announced his intention to retire from active politics after a remarkable contribution to public life. And while I have been there to take notes of his wonderfully articulate contributions to so many debates, on so many occasions… Continue Reading