Category Archives: Politics

Three link roads to be excluded from major plans

THE Mayor of Killarney has called for an emergency meeting of local councillors and Kerry County Council officials to discuss what he described as “a shocking new development” in relation to the long-promised major upgrade of the Kilcummin sewerage scheme. Cllr Brendan Cronin said huge changes have been made to the plans that were previously… Continue Reading

Planning revelation on Killarney visit shocked Lemass

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the death of former Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil leader, Seán Lemass. In this extract from the memoirs of Kerry South TD, John O’Leary, written with author, historian and researcher Owen O’Shea (pictured), it describes how a visit by Lemass to Killarney in the early 1960s led to the introduction… Continue Reading

Michael Gleeson can bow out with pride

THE Mayor of Killarney has led the tributes to Cllr Michael Gleeson who has confirmed his decision to retire from political life. Cllr Brendan Cronin said he was stunned at the Killarney Municipal District Council meeting when the veteran public representative announced that the June meeting of Kerry County Council would be his last. “I… Continue Reading

Mayor: He always served with distinction and honour

VETERAN Killarney councillor Michael Gleeson has announced his decision to leave active political life. The vastly experienced Kerry Independent Alliance representative shocked colleagues and officials at the close of today’s meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council when he revealed that it would be his final MD meeting. He said his party would be informing the… Continue Reading