Category Archives: Politics

Sweeping and dangerous: Casey’s comments caused real upset

PRESIDENTIAL candidate Peter Casey has been accused of resorting to propaganda to incite hatred against the Traveller community in order to win votes and to gain a soundbite. Killarney-based Travellers’ rights activist Brigid Quilligan said it is very upsetting that a person seeking such a high office would make such “sweeping and dangerous” statements about… Continue Reading

Political bombshell as O’Donoghue is back in the picture

FORMER Kerry TD and high-profile minister John O’Donoghue is preparing for a dramatic return to active politics, it is understood. Senior Fianna Fail sources in Kerry have revealed that he has been nominated to contest the party convention for next May’s local elections in the new-look, six-seat Kenmare electoral area. The 62-year-old, who lost his… Continue Reading

Book uncovers stories behind the stories in Kerry politics

SCANDALS, punch-ups, shenanigans, bitter inter-dynastic contests and the stories of the ground-breaking politicians from Kerry, who made their mark on the national stage and beyond, feature in a new book from local authors Owen O’Shea and Gordon Revington, which will be launched at Tralee Library on Thursday. Since the establishment of Dáil Éireann 100 years… Continue Reading

Killarney is on the right road

A FATHER and daughter political team has welcomed the approval of significant funding for several roads that has been made available by Kerry County Council. Over €1 million has been provisionally allocated for projects in Killarney under Kerry County Council’s road restoration programme for 2019. Draft proposals for the 2019-2022 multi-annual restoration programme for the… Continue Reading