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Gardai thank the people of Killarney and Beaufort

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GARDAÍ in Killarney have thanked the public for what they described as “tremendous assistance” in the wake of the robbery at Waterville Post Office and subsequent arrest in Beaufort last Wednesday.

Two men were charged in connection with the investigation into the robbery.

While the incident took place in south Kerry, the arrest took place in Beaufort, and the support received by investigating officers has been “tremendous”, according to Superintendent Flor Murphy, Killarney.

“Gardaí would like to thank the people of Killarney and Beaufort for their invaluable assistance in this investigation,” Superintendent Murphy told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The assistance and information received from the people of Beaufort and Killarney was extremely valuable and has greatly assisted our invitation to date. I really appreciate it and we are pleased with the investigation.”

The men, aged 32 and 46 years, appeared before a special sitting of Killarney District Court on Saturday evening at 7.15pm. They remain in Garda custody.

A woman in her late 20s who was arrested on Thursday in connection with this investigation was released without charge on Saturday. She had been detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939 as amended, at Killarney Garda Station.

The robbery occurred at approximately 11am. A quantity of cash was stolen from the post office during the robbery. Three men involved in the incident left the Waterville area in a small blue car in the direction of Caherciveen/Killarney.

Gardaí responding to the incident intercepted a 03 D navy blue Mazda car. This vehicle was pursued and ultimately crashed in the Beaufort area of Killarney.

Two men were arrested and detained at Killarney and Tralee Garda stations under Section 30 of The Offences Against the State Act, 1939.
 


 
Pictured above: Supt Flor Murphy.

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Motorists urged to be vigilant during deer breeding season

Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk. “While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer […]

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Deer are most active from late September until early November as the breeding season gets underway – but this causes huge problems for drivers especially from dawn and dusk.

“While the rut is an amazing experience to witness it is also a time when there is an increased incident of road traffic accidents involving deer as male deer go in search of females and younger males are ousted by dominant males forcing deer to cross roads and motorways,” Damien Hannigan from the Irish Deer Commission said.

Drivers are being advised to reduce speed, stay alert and dip their headlights as the full beam may cause the deer to freeze.

“If a deer has crossed in front of your vehicle, be aware that others may follow. Do not approach an injured deer. If you are involved in a deer road traffic accident or come across a deer that has been involved in a road traffic accident, immediately contact the local Gardaí.”

The Irish Deer Commission operate a humane deer dispatch scheme with 75 trained volunteers assisting agencies and charities who deal with an increasing number of deer vehicle collisions nationally.

On Sunday October 10 the Irish Deer Commission will hold a Red Deer Rut Watch event in Killarney National
Park. It has taken place in Killarney continuously for over 5,000 years and Killarney National Park is acknowledged as one of the best locations in Europe to observe the red deer rut.
This family friendly event is being hosted by the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is free. There will be talks by a Conservation Rangers and the Irish Deer Commission, along with a display of native red deer antlers.

Booking is available only online via visit www.irishdeercommission.ie.

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Happy Birthday Sham

Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole. Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters. One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday […]

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Well-known Killarney character Seamus ‘Sham’ Courtney celebrated his 75th birthday yesterday (Thursday) at his favourite town centre watering hole.

Sham who has entertained countless tourists over the years with his pronounced Kerry accent is one of the town’s best loved characters.

One video recorded by RTE’s Today Show around the time of his 71st birthday has amassed 7.5 million viewers.

Yesterday he visited one of his favourite pubs, Jack C O’Shea’s on High St, where proprietors John and Joan O’Shea and their ever-present dog Ginny placed decorative balloons around the bar to mark the occasion.

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