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Gardaí seeking witnesses following armed robbery

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THE Garda Regional Support Unit from Cork and Limerick as well as a dog unit is now on the scene as Gardaí continue investigations into an armed robbery on a post office in Waterville.

The raid took place at about 11am this morning and a quantity of cash was stolen during the robbery. The three men involved left the area in a car in the direction of Caherciveen/Killarney.

At approximately 11.15am a report was received of an armed robbery having taken place at Waterville Post Office. Gardaí responding to the incident intercepted a 03D-registered navy blue Mazda car.

The vehicle was pursued and ultimately crashed in the Beaufort area of Killarney. Shots were discharged by Gardaí during the course of the incident. No injuries have been reported.

The offending car was abandoned and the suspected offenders took to the fields on foot. Two men in their 30s have been arrested and are detained at Killarney and Tralee Garda stations under Section 30 of The Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

A third suspect is still being sought.

The incident has been referred to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission, as is normal practice in situations where it appears that conduct of a member of the Garda Síochána may have resulted in death or serious harm. The Garda Ombudsman has confirmed that it will examine the matter to establish the facts in this regard.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Killarney Garda Station on 064-6671160.

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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