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Dermot to retire after 40 years at Killarney Autos

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Radio personality and country music legend Dermot Moriarty has announced that he will be retiring from his job at Killarney Autos after 40 years of service.

Next Friday, December 14 will be a poignant day at Killarney Autos as Dermot will officially retire.
Dermot has been an integral member of the sales department at the popular car dealership for four decades, having first joined team on April 24, 1978.

“I’ve had many great years at Killarney Autos,” he said. “There are some people who have been buying cars off me for 30 years and have never bought off anyone else. I’ve enjoyed every single bit of it and I’ve met wonderful people along the way.

“Billy Daly and his brother Jimmy, their father the late Senator Jackie Daly, and Michael O’Shea, who was an accountant here when I came in; those people were so good to me when I was starting off here.

“I had some experience because I had spent four years before that in Joe Ryan’s garage in New Street. He was a Fiat dealer. But when I got here, those people helped me and educated me on the motor business and how to look after people.”

To mark his last week, Dermot will have some incredible, last chance deals on trade-ins on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Dermot’s many fans will be delighted to hear that the he will continue his work with Radio Kerry. He plans to spend his retirement “following the sun” with his wife Rita and his daughter Sinéad.

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“Avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney” Kerry County Council

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney Due to the significant risk […]

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County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm.

Kerry County Council is advising people to avoid the Ballycasheen area of Killarney

Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not travel for the rest of the evening. Everyone is advised to follow updates on weather warnings from Met Éireann as well as the local media and social media.

There are an increasing number of roads closed or blocked because of fallen trees, electricity poles and spot flooding. Council crews will respond to issues when it is safe to do so and with the assistance of other agencies where required.

The N71 road at the Suspension Bridge in Kenmare remains closed to traffic as does the N70 Tralee to Castlemaine Road at the hairpin bends. There are a significant number of local and regional and local roads blocked or partially blocked by fallen trees, electricity poles and debris in all parts of the county so travel should be avoided.

The Ballycasheen Road in Killarney and Main Street in Ballybunion (and the surrounding area) should be avoided due to concerns about potential falling debris.

The Council’s emergency contact number is 066 7183588 and it will be operational through this evening and tonight.

Fallen electricity wires/poles and power outages should be reported to ESB Networks on 1800 372 999.

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Muckross Road reopened after fallen tree cleared

By Sean Moriarty Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel. A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park. Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open. Kerry County Council and the ESB […]

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Muckross Road was closed earlier today on the approach to the Muckross Park Hotel.

A tree had been blown over by Storm Barra and is blocking the road at the Muckross Abbey entrance to the National Park.

Killarney Gardai have confirmed that the road is re-open.

Kerry County Council and the ESB are aware of the incident.

“Electricity wires are tangled up in that one so ESB will have to attend,” a Council spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We can only clear these issues when it is safe to do so.”

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