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Expectant mothers should be allowed husband/partner by their side

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Labour Party Councillor Marie Moloney is calling on the Minster for Health and all maternity hospitals to allow expectant mothers be accompanied by their husband/partner when attending appointments and even more importantly when going into hospital for delivery.

Under the rules presently, all pregnant women must attend all appointments, scans etc., on their own and when they go into hospital for delivery the other parent must wait in the car until the mother is ready to give birth.

“I have been speaking with a number of pregnant women who are very upset and distressed at the way the other parent of their baby is being treated and I fully understand why they are upset,” Cllr Moloney said.

“Attending appointments and scans on their own is a very stressful and yet exciting time for parents alike. If bad news is to be delivered, the expectant mother is on her own to receive this news and must then be the one to try to explain all to the other parent. Thankfully on most occasions the news is good and is a very exciting and happy time for both parents and seeing your baby on a scan is an amazing experience which unfortunately the father is now being denied.”

She added that “it simply does not make sense that six people can attend a meal together, visit a home together, sporting teams can play contact sport together and yet a father cannot be present to help and support during labour, or indeed following delivery, sometimes by section, to help out when help is essential, even though in most cases the mom and dad live together and sleep together”.

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Man released without charge in murder case

The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge […]

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The man in his 50s arrested in connection with the discovery of a body of a woman in her 70s in unexplained circumstances in Ardshanavooley has been released without charge in relation to this matter.

Miriam Burns was found in her home on Monday afternoon after family and neighbours became concerned about her welfare.

A file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions and investigations are ongoing under the direction of a Senior Investigating Officer.

Gardaí are continuing to appeal to any persons who were in the Ardshanavooley area between 5pm on Friday and 1pm on Monday and observed any activity which drew their attention, to come forward.

Any road users who were travelling in the area at these times who may have camera footage (including dash-cam) are asked to make this footage available to Gardaí.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Killarney Garda Station on 064 6671160, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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Plenty of music and entertainment to celebrate Kilcummin talent

The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night. The talent within […]

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The successes of the Kerry, Munster and All-Ireland Fleadh’s were celebrated with Kilcummin CCÉ members, their families and friends in the clubhouse in Kilcummin on Sunday night.

The talent within the branch was clearly evident with a packed trophies table. Indeed some of the successes over the last number of months were replayed in a relaxed, jovial atmosphere that meant that all attending had a great night’s entertainment.

“We had demonstrations of winning sets across all age groups and then we moved onto the musicians who pulled out all the stops to entertain the large crowd, packed into the clubhouse,” Derek O’Leary, Kilcummin CCÉ PRO, told the Killarney Advertiser.

John Moriarty, who has recently retired from his role of Supervisor with Kilcummin Rural Development was acknowledged with a presentation to reflect the outstanding work that he has done to enhance and grow Kilcummin Comhaltas over his 25 years in his role, he added.

“Much thanks and praise was also offered to Mary, Adrian and Conor Moriarty, all involved in the progression of dancing and music within the Kilcummin branch. The music and entertainment continued with Helen Kerins and Denis Crowley late into the night. We’re looking forward to next year already!”

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