Category Archives: Politics

You’ve got to walk in those shoes – but what’s going to happen?

A decision will have to be made before next March or April whether Killarney is going to remain as a major tourist destination or will it become a big direct provision centre, a meeting of the local municipal district council heard today. Cllr Brendan Cronin said that while the minister responsible has questions to answer,… Continue Reading

Soon to be left-turn only for traffic exiting Lewis Road

A positive development has been reported in the long-running saga surrounding the introduction of safety measures at the notoriously dangerous junction linking the Killarney bypass road with Lewis Road. A meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council was today informed that the first phase of the project – to allow traffic exiting from Lewis Road to… Continue Reading

€6m spent to improve Ring of Kerry road

The new N70 Brackaharagh Road project, officially opened by the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton, comprises the improvement of approximately 1.3km of the N70 road between Castlecove and Caherdaniel and it is located on the Ring of Kerry and Wild Atlantic Way tourist routes. The improvement works included the introduction… Continue Reading

Department will consider ‘all offers of accommodation’

The government department responsible for sourcing accommodation for asylum seekers and refugees would not confirm or deny reports that there are plans to transfer another large group of male asylum seekers from Dublin to Killarney – despite concerns that the town is at snapping point in terms of being able to cope. A spokesperson said… Continue Reading