Category Archives: Politics

Boxer pledges to fight for Glenflesk

ANY application received from Kerry County Council seeking funding to protect homes in Foiladown, Glenflesk, in the event of further serious flooding, will be considered favourably by the government. That, essentially, was the message delivered by Minister of State with responsibility for the OPW and Flood Relief, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran on a visit to the… Continue Reading

Minister urged to hire more nurses

THE Minster for Health has been urged to ensure that 2017 graduates will be offered permanent employment in the Kerry Mental Health Services which, as it stands, is too dependent on overtime and retired staff to provide an adequate level of service. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae said in 2016 alone over €550,000 was spent nationally on overtime… Continue Reading

Bruton to deliver keynote lecture

FORMER Taoiseach John Bruton will deliver the keynote lecture at this year’s Daniel O’Connell Summer School in south Kerry on Friday, August 25. The former Fine Gael leader, who was leader of the county from 1994-97, also served as EU Ambassador to the United States from 2004-2009. He is currently chair of the IFC as… Continue Reading