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Call for extremely dangerous junction to be urgently addressed

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A Kerry County Councillor has called on Kerry County Council and the Department of Transport to address as a matter of priority the extremely dangerous Junction at Tullig Beg, Killorglin on the main Killorglin to Cromane road "before someone is killed or seriously injured".

Councillor Michael Cahill raised the matter at a recent meeting of the Council where he stated that this junction was one of the most dangerous in the county.

Speaking at the recent meeting, the Fianna Fáil Councillor said that the Cromane/Killorglin road was very busy and serviced a populated area. Large articulated lorries, contracted to bring mussels and oysters to France and Holland, also travel the road on a regular basis, he explained.

"I have raised this Death Trap 4 Cross Road Junction on numerous occasions over the years and I am now pleading with you to address the situation before someone is seriously injured or a life is lost," Cllr Councillor told the Council meeting. "I am aware of numerous accidents having occurred at this location over the years and this is a major health and safety issue that requires immediate attention."

Senior Roads Engineer Padraic Teahan gave the following response at the meeting.

"Improvement works at the junction of the L4033 and the L7506 local roads at Tulligbeg may be considered for funding under the Department of Transport’s Safety Improvement Works Grant for Regional and Local roads. This grant is primarily targeted at locations on the public road network that have a history of road traffic accidents. Therefore, data on the Road Safety Authority’s website indicating that there have been minor, serious or fatal accidents recorded on this section of Local Primary Road would be required to support an application to the Department for funding."

Following Councillor Cahill's proposal, it was agreed to make an application to the Department of Transport under the Safety Improvement Works Scheme for Regional and Local roads.

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New Patient Advocacy Service offering support to Kerry people

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital. The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive […]

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A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital.

The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital.

People in the Kerry area looking for support can contact the Patient Advocacy Service confidential helpline on 0818 293003 to speak to a trained advocate who will help them to get information on the HSE’s complaints investigation process, called ‘Your Service, Your Say’.

The professionally trained independent advocate will support and empower the person making the complaint, with the aim of highlighting their views and concerns.

The advocate will explain to the person how to write a formal complaint and what to include in it. They will also help the person prepare for meetings with the HSE about their complaint, and they will help the person explore their options following a response from the HSE to their complaint.

“Until now, people in Kerry and across Ireland who experienced difficulties in the Irish health service often felt there was nowhere for them to turn,” Service Manager for the Patient Advocacy Service, Claire Lehane, said.

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“The newly established Patient Advocacy Service offers patients the guidance and information they need to make a complaint when they are unhappy with the care they receive. It is free, independent and run by our professionally trained patient advocates who will use their compassion and knowledge to guide people through the HSE complaints process.”

The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie or for more information see patientadvocacyservice.ie.

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New Kerry Dublin flight takes off

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday). Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12. At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday).

Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12.

At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute journey for Dublin.

Less than 25 minutes later it was back in the sky again for its return journey to the capital.

The flight will operate once a day until September 1 when the frequency will increase to twice daily.

“We are happy to report a positive start to the service which has been absent since early June,” the airport’s CEO John Mulhern told the Killarney Advertiser. “Ryanair intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September.”

The route is operated on a commercial basis by Ryanair. Since 2011, Aer Lingus, through its subsidiary Aer Lingus Regional or its partners Aer Arran and Stobart Air operated the flight as a Government support Public Service Obligation (PSO). Previously, between 2008 and 2011 Ryanair operated the route on a commercial basis but withdrew at short notice as it could not make it profitable.

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