Category Archives: Politics

Ambitious duo to complete council term

EXCLUSIVE TWO Killarney councillors who had been nominated to contest the upcoming Seanad Éireann by-election have withdrawn from the race. Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher, and veteran councillor, Bobby O’Connell, have both opted out to pledge their support to other candidates. Cllr Kelleher had been nominated by Fianna Fail for an internal Seanad seat… Continue Reading

Kerry dozen on EU study mission

A DELEGATION of 12 representatives from Kerry County Council will spend a number of days in Brussels next week on what has been described as a study and fact-finding mission. They will attend a series of meetings at the European Parliament to engage with Ireland South MEPs and EU officials on matters of interest to… Continue Reading

Climate debate sets binding emissions targets

MEP Seán Kelly has welcomed what he described as a “pragmatic approach” to the setting of 2030 climate targets following the approval of the text in the European Parliament this Tuesday. The Killarney man was lead negotiator for the European People’s Party Group for the important piece of legislation, known as the Effort Sharing Regulation,… Continue Reading

Ground control to MEP Seán

HE has already conquered Europe but now it appears that MEP Seán Kelly might be boldly going where no former GAA President has gone before in the best interests of his Ireland South constituents. The Killarney based Fine Gael politician certainly raised some eyebrows when he posted a snapshot on Twitter that appeared to see… Continue Reading