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Garda resources stretched to the limit on Saturday night

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By Sean Moriarty

 

Garda resources in Killarney were stretched to the limit on Saturday night as they responded to three separate incidents that all took place between 11pm and 12 midnight.

The most serious incident resulted in the unexplained death of a man in his 20s that occurred on Muckross Road at around 11.15.

At the same time, the now infamous anti-social behaviour incident took place on Main St and within minutes a fight involving several youths broke out on College St.

Separately, earlier in the day a motorcyclist was killed in a road traffic accident on the Ring of Kerry and Killarney Gardai were tasked with investigating that crash too.

“An Garda Síochána had resources on patrol in the Killarney District with local Gardai reporting a large number of persons socialising in Killarney over the evening. An Garda Síochána in Killarney were involved in the ongoing investigation of a Fatal Road Traffic Collision and responded to a number of further incidents including the serious investigation into the unexplained death of a male,” a spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

Superintendent Flor Murphy said that the first incident on the Muckross Road took up the majority of their resources but they still attended the other two incidents within minutes of getting the call.

“Our members were administrating first aid on the Muckross Road, this turned into a tragedy for all involved,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “We responded to the other two incidents in a short space of time but a lot of our resources were at the Muckross Road helping the emergency services.”

Gardai are continuing to investigate the Muckross Road incident which has been upgraded to a criminal investigation.

A post-mortem has since been completed, the results of which will not be released for operational purposes.

Meanwhile Superintendent Murphy confirmed to the Killarney Advertiser that both the Main St and College St incidents are under investigation.

“An Garda Síochána does not comment on an extract of audio/video footage, the timeline and context of which cannot be determined,” said the spokesperson. “Gardaí did attend College St shortly before midnight on August 29 as a crowd had gathered.”

Anyone with information, on any incident 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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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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