Kerry people are storing the remains of loved ones on shelves and in “presses and cupboards” because none of the county’s 154 public cemeteries has columbarium walls, or facilities for the internment of ashes. Such walls have a series of niches allowing ashes to be stored.
Transparency International Ireland the Irish Chapter of the worldwide movement against corruption scored Kerry and Westmeath joint last, with two councils in Dublin, Fingal and South Dublin, scoring highest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.