Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae is facing further delay over his plans to convert a former pub in Tralee into apartments in the latest chapter in a long-running planning row with some local residents in the north Kerry town.
Ms Doherty said the clarity on Mr Healy Rae's movements is needed after it emerged the Kerry TD was a five-hour drive away in Sneem on the same day as he was signed into the Dáil for a key EU Brexit debate.
A date has been set for the late night assault case involving the newly elected Kerry County Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae, who is alleged to have assaulted a 30-year-old English visitor to Kenmare, causing harm, in December 2017.
Opposition TDs have complained they are being treated “like bold school children outside the principal’s office” in having to queue to get speaking rights in the Dáil.
It was Irish style parish-pump politics that brought Donald Trump to Presidential office but Irish writerreflects on whether, unlike the Healy Rae's, The Donald's rhetoric on the campaign trail was based on a real sense of civic duty to the people who voted for him.