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Concerns raised over illegal town parking

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PARKING RESPECT: Garda Emma Harte, Mary O'Shea, Garda Brendan O'Donovan (Community Policing), Superintendent Flor Murphy, Aileen O'Sullivan, Mike Scannell, Garda Shane McCarthy participating 'Operation Enable'.

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By Sean Moriarty

Inconsiderate motorists who insist on parking in areas dedicated for other uses have come under fire from elected members of Killarney Municipal District.

Councillors raised concerns at last week's special meeting of Killarney Municipal District.

They were concerned about drivers using disabled bays without a blue badge and about drivers using loading bays to park private cars forcing delivery drivers to seek alternative parking adding to the congestion on the town centre.

Cllr Marie Moloney was particularly concerned about the misuse of blue parking zones near the Killarney Medical Centre.

Meanwhile Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan raised concerns over drivers partially parking on footpaths, in particular at school time, on New Road.

He called for local traffic wardens to be more visible at this time as bad parking was causing problems for people with disabilities or wheelchair users.

The calls came the same week that Killarney Gardai clamped down on the illegal use of parking spaces in the town.

“We also targeted the illegal use of disabled parking permits within Killarney town,” Garda Brendan O’Donovan told the Killarney Advertiser. “This operation was supported by the Killarney Access Group and also run in conjunction with ‘Make Way Day’ which also took place last Friday. ‘Make Way Day’ is a national public awareness campaign to highlight the issues people with disabilities face getting around their local communities. Killarney Gardaí would like to thank all who helped support this operation, including Mary O'Shea (Killarney Access Group) and all at the Cheshire Home Killarney.”

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The tax you’re really paying for your health

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?” In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word. We have it, and we use it, and, […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?”

In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word.

We have it, and we use it, and, of course we pay for it. We justify the constant ratcheting-up of our tax burden to pay for rising health-care costs. That tax is on our wallets.

We also pay another type of tax: When we’re unhealthy, we don’t get to do the things we like. When we’re overweight, we don’t always say “YES!” when our kids ask to go to the swimming pool.
When we’re unfit, we don’t take our buddy’s invitation for a weekend hiking and camping trip. We can’t start jogging because our knees hurt; can’t lift weights because our back hurts; can’t cut down calories because we feel we need the energy.

Those things are taxes. Physical taxes, but they’re not the worst taxes we pay.

The worst tax we pay is the mental tax.

When we’re self-conscious about our fitness or health, we don’t want to start exercising. We don’t want to look dumb or fail.

We don’t want to start a new lifestyle because our families will say “good for you”, because they know we need it, or they’ll say “you don’t need that …” and lie. Or they’ll roll their eyes because they know we’ve failed before.

When we’ve been away from the gym for four months, we don’t want to do that first workout because we’re going to be last. It’s going to suck and we might get embarrassed.

SELF IMPOSED TAX

The Government makes us pay financial tax, but the other two – physical and mental – are self-imposed.

No one cares if you’re slow.

No one cares if you finish last.

No one cares if you blow your nutrition this week and have to start all over again.

You’d stop caring about what others thought about you if you realised how rarely they actually do.

Everyone thinks about themselves, mostly. That’s the tax they’re paying – and most of us overpay.

We’re taxed enough. Stop worrying about what you look like and start caring about what makes you feel good.

If you’d like to start taking steps in the right direction with your health and fitness, call in for a free consultation with us at Activate. Visit www.activate.ie/free-intro for more information.

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Tractor run raises €500 for charity

By Sean Moriarty Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019. 30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980. Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019.

30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980.

Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ on Lewis Road, the convoy travelled to the communications mast near Coolick in Kilcummin, where participants enjoyed views of the wider Castleisland district and Killarney Valley.

“Some of the drivers were never up there before and they were amazed with the views across the two valleys,” organiser Tom Leslie told the Killarney Advertiser.

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