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Healy-Rae supports Killarney Advertiser’s bypass campaign

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By Sean Moriarty

Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae has made representations to central Government regarding the next step in the ongoing Killarney bypass delay.

The Deputy believes the time is right for the Government to invest in large-scale capital projects like the long awaited Killarney relief road.

Last week, the Killarney Advertiser ran an in-depth feature on how the bypass project in Killarney is lagging behind compared to other major road plans in the region.

As reported last week, both the Listowel and Macroom bypass projects are under construction while in County Limerick, both the Adare and Abbeyfeale relief road are at advanced planning stages.

The Killarney bypass, first mooted in 2004, has been on the long finger since the economic crash of 2009.

A Killarney Advertiser campaign is calling for the project to be fast-tracked and Deputy Healy-Rae picked up on this after reading last week’s issue.

As the country comes to terms with the economic fallout of the pandemic Healy-Rae has called on central Government to invest in major projects like the Killarney bypass.

“The bypass for the bypass as I call it - we need this more than ever. Rather than a programme for unemployment, nobody wants handouts. The Government needs to invest in major capital problems like this,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “I brought this issue straight into the heart of central Government. We won’t be doing a whole pile of listening to the Greens, they would have us all on bicycles if they had their way. We need our cars, it is a price we have to pay by living in the countryside. The time is right, contractors are ready to work, they will offer favourable rates and we need these roads and we need to get people moving.”

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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Traffic calming on the approach to Killarney Athletic

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road. Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club. “We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic […]

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Killarney Municipal District is preparing plans to place traffic calming measures on the approach to Killarney Athletic Football Club’s grounds on Woodlawn Road.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae asked for measures to be implemented to improve pedestrian safety and access at the club.
“We are currently preparing documentation required for the provision of Traffic Calming at this location,” a council spokesperson told a recent Municipal District meeting. “
It is expected to brief the members at the next Municipal Meeting [in March]. From the records of the Road Safety Authority, no incidents have been recorded at this location.”

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