Category Archives: Politics

Seán not so sweet as deer turn his peas mushy

More by accident than design, MEP Seán Kelly has conducted an important study into the snacking preferences of the thousands of deer roaming Killarney National Park. The former GAA President and his wife, Juliette, live directly opposite the park at Gortroe and their beautifully manicured lawn, colourful flower garden and extensive vegetable patch is just… Continue Reading

They reeled back dead: The killing of two soldiers on Innisfallen Island

BY: OWEN O’SHEA As the boat approached the shore of Innisfallen, the largest island on Killarney’s Lough Leane, Robert Roberts’ oars sliced through the still waters with ease. An experienced boatman from Clover’s Lane in Killarney, Roberts knew the lake well, particularly the short crossing from Ross Castle to Innisfallen, where St Finian had established… Continue Reading

13 properties vacant for over two years

Despite a rapidly growing housing waiting list, a total of 18 locally authority owned properties were vacant within the Killarney Municipal District area last month, it has been confirmed. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae had asked officials for an up-to-date progress report on the matter and she asked them to state how long the properties had been… Continue Reading

Suitable location being sought for drop-off

A special amnesty to allow people to dispose of unwanted mattresses legally is being planned by Kerry County Council to avoid the risk of unsightly dumping. Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Niall Kelleher, said funding has recently been secured for the initiative and he asked council officials what timeframe they were planning to introduce the amnesty… Continue Reading