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Four cars with no tax and insurance seized in Muckross

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Gardaí have seized four cars for not having valid tax/insurance in Killarney.

On June 11, following reports from local residents of cars gathering late at night in the Killarney District, Gardaí from Killarney set up an operation targeting drivers who congregate and drive dangerously on the roads.

Shortly before midnight on June 11, Gardaí were on patrol when they intercepted a number of drivers on the Muckross Road. Four cars were seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act for having no tax/insurance. All other persons who were present were directed to leave the area by Gardaí.

The people who had gathered at Muckross Road were also well beyond the 20km limit and were outside of the county they reside in. Gardaí are still approaching all COVID related incidents using the 4 E’s – engage, explain, encourage, and as a last resort, enforce. In this instance, Gardaí used existing legislation, the Road Traffic Act, to enforce the matter.

"Ensuring road safety is a key priority for An Garda Síochána and it is also a personal responsibility for everyone who gets behind the wheel of a car,” Superintendent Flor Murphy said.

“Anyone who is caught driving dangerously, particularly people who meet up with the sole aim of performing dangerous maneuvers in cars on the roads, will be dealt with under the full weight of the law.”

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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