Category Archives: Politics

TD warns minister must go or face protests

A KERRY TD has questioned if the disgruntled people of Ireland will have to put on yellow vests to protest in a similar manner to what demonstrators have been doing in France in recent weeks. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae warned that could happen if the Government does not force Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister, Shane Ross,… Continue Reading

Healy-Rae clan spreading its wings

YET another Healy-Rae name will appear on the ballot paper in Kerry in next May’s local elections. Jackie Healy-Rae Junior, son of TD Michael Healy-Rae, has confirmed that he will be a candidate in the Castleisland area and he will be hoping to join his first cousins, Johnny (Kenmare) and Maura (Killarney) on the new-look… Continue Reading

O’Donoghue’s name withdrawn from FF convention

FORMER Kerry TD and high-profile minister John O’Donoghue’s plans for a dramatic return to active politics have been put on ice, party sources have confirmed. Just two months after revealed that he had been nominated to contest the party convention for next May’s local elections, in the Kenmare area, it was confirmed today that… Continue Reading

Bobby to focus on main power base

A FORMER Mayor of Killarney has been selected to contest next year’s local elections – but he will be bidding farewell to the town in which he was first citizen in 2015 to concentrate on more familiar territory. Cllr Bobby O’Connell was last night selected to fly the Fine Gael flag in the new-look Castleisland electoral… Continue Reading

Quigg to deliver memorial oration

SINN Fein in Kerry is to mark the anniversary of the execution of Volunteer Charlie Kerins this Friday evening. The annual commemoration will see members and supporters of the party march from the Pikeman monument on Denny Street at 7.30pm to the monument at Charlie Kerins Park in Strand Road. Cllr Damian Quigg, who will give the oration,… Continue Reading