There are no plans to introduce mandatory identification for voters at polling stations, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has told councillors in Kerry where there has been disquiet over the registration and identification of voters.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
A full garda investigation is underway now into allegations surrounding registration forms for the supplementary electoral register in County Kerry.
Wed, 22 May, 2019
Garda Commissioner Drew Harris is being urged to conduct an “immediate” and full investigation into allegations surrounding registration forms for the supplementary electoral register in County Kerry.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
Attempts by Kerry County Council to curb the height of new headstones in about 150 public graveyards are meeting with resistance.
Tue, 14 May, 2019
An Bord Pleanála has approved an application for a compulsory purchase order for a new burial site in Killarney.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
Hedges are so overgrown in Dingle and South Kerry that the much-advertised Wild Atlantic Way views are being blacked out to road users and the mirrors of tourist buses and cars are regularly damaged, it has been claimed.
Fri, 15 Sep, 2017
Covert surveillance cameras look set to be used in one of the main graveyards in Kerry to stop illegal household waste dumping.
Tue, 01 Aug, 2017
The husband of a cyclist killed in the Gap of Dunloe in Co Kerry has written to the Department of Transport about the lack of safety and traffic controls on the very narrow road shared by cyclists, hikers, farm vehicles, pony carts and tourist cars.
Thu, 15 Jun, 2017
A heartland of old Gaelic music and literature is refusing to dance to the tune of wind developers.
Mon, 29 May, 2017
Kerry County Council voted by majority to bring in a dress code for local politicians — and to push for this to be extended to the Dáil.
Wed, 17 May, 2017
A 17-year-old whose family has been in the jarvey business for three generations has emerged as the winner of the only horse and carriage hackney licence to be publicly advertised in the town’s recent history.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2017
A row has erupted in Kerry after members of the Healy-Rae political dynasty were accused of “shamelessly” taking credit for the work of other councillors.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2016
Claims against Kerry County Council for pers- onal injuries and damage resulted in payments of more than €1.5m since 2014, it has emerged.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2016
Sat, 08 Oct, 2016
Tourists and locals were “frustrated” at the lack of progress on a western access road to Killarney National Park, the town’s mayor has said.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
The Healy-Raes are defending their high attendance at funerals in Kerry, and also the so-called ‘bereavement packs’ they send to the families of deceased constituents.
Thu, 21 Jul, 2016
A joint approach from politicians in Cork and Kerry has been urged to progress a bypass route on the main road linking the counties.
Tue, 19 Jul, 2016
The eldest daughter of the Kerry Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has lost out in her bid to take over the chair of the municipal district of Killarney.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Grant aid for households to install security alarm systems is being sought in Co Kerry, to combat burglaries.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
More than 60,000 tonnes of litter is expected to be collected from Kerry roadsides this year, in what some councillors warned was a losing battle with litter louts in a top tourist county.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
Thu, 25 Feb, 2016
The narrowing of arguably the busiest tourist road in the country, the N71 Muckross Road in Killarney, saw an impromptu meeting on the roadside amid growing frustration over traffic flow in the town.
Wed, 28 Oct, 2015
Wed, 21 Oct, 2015
Councillors in Co Kerry have unanimously backed a call to declare the post office network a national asset.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2015
The dead are being laid to rest under footpaths in a Kerry cemetery.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Spontaneous and warm tributes by councillors and management were yesterday paid to journalist Donal Hickey at his last county council meeting after almost half a century.
Tue, 21 Jul, 2015
A warning has been given of the risk of further deaths and serious crashes at a dangerous junction, on the main N22 Cork to Tralee road, unless safety is improved.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
A local authority is to crack down on landowners who fail to properly maintain roadside trees and hedges.
Thu, 25 Jun, 2015
A top tourist town is facing another season of vehicle chaos due to uncoordinated traffic lights and problems at junctions.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and landowners around Killarney National Park are to be asked by Kerry County Council to create firebreaks around their properties in the wake of recent, highly destructive wild fires.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
Kerry County Council is in “active discussions” to acquire land which has the potential to provide 3,000 burial spaces in Killarney.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2015
An expected land purchase to resolve a grave crisis in Killarney, Co Kerry, has fallen through.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
A warning has been given that somebody will be killed at a dangerous bridge on one of the country’s busiest tourist routes unless safety measures are upgraded there.
Wed, 04 Feb, 2015
Despite objections from environmentalists, councillors have voted unanimously in favour of a contentious new access road to Killarney National Park.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
Birds, it would seem, may have more brains than some legislators.
Tue, 16 Dec, 2014
Long-running efforts to resolve a graves crisis in Killarney, Co Kerry, are expected to bear fruit early in 2015.
Thu, 11 Dec, 2014
A short-term solution to resolving problems arising from a shortage of burial plots in Killarney, Co Kerry, has been announced by Kerry County Council.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2014
A crisis has arisen in Killarney due to ongoing delays in acquiring land for a public burial ground in the Co Kerry tourist town, it was claimed yesterday. An emergency meeting of Killarney Municipal Authority is to be held next week because of slow progress on the purchase of the private cemetery by the council.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2014
Kerry County Council was urged yesterday to call in a €1.25m bond on an unfinished housing estate in Castleisland.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2014
A call has been made for consultation with landowners and other stakeholders impacted by a new 28km walking/cycling trail along one of the country’s top lakeland districts.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2014
Bereaved families are faced with “intolerable” situations over a continuing delay by Kerry County Council to secure land for a public burial site in Killarney.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
Over €2m a year is being paid out each year as the result of compensation claims against local authorities in Kerry.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
Irish Water —"the Scarlet Pimpernel" of today — is being asked to appear at quarterly meetings of Kerry County Council, as the Government, particularly Fine Gael, was accused of "making a hames" of it all.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014