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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Plan ahead for College Open Days
Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow @mycareerplan on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
By Niamh Dwyer, Chairperson of the Kerry Branch of Guidance Counsellors
The College Open Day season for 2023 entrants starts in earnest in early October.
From then on, the Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and Agricultural colleges will showcase what they have to offer to potential students. Further Education Colleges tend to host their open days from January onwards. Thankfully HEIs are back to hosting in-person open days but many are offering more specific information sessions on particular courses and departments virtually. College Open Days give students and parents a great chance to find out lots of interesting and detailed information about courses of interest and the many supports available, as well as giving the opportunity to get a feel for the college by availing of campus tours. You will find a complete list of the open days in the events sections of www.qualifax.ie and on www.careersportal.ie so take some time to make a list of the ones you want to attend.
Prepare and plan
Do some basic research on the courses on offer. Check the entry requirements for each course of interest as you will need to meet these to be eligible to compete for a place on the course. Check out the modules and whether Erasmus or travel abroad options are available, as well as work placement. Don’t ignore a course or open day because you don’t expect to get enough points. You may do far better than you anticipate.
Have a good look at the college website – register for the open day in advance, download the schedule of talks and make note of the ones you want to attend. Make sure to download a map of the campus so you know exactly where to find the talks and presentations of interest. Jot down any questions you have as you will hopefully get a chance to talk to college staff and/or current students. Plan to arrive in plenty time as there are likely to be very large crowds attending. On the day, try to gather information about accommodation, clubs and societies and student supports. Many HEIs run talks for parents and on grants, HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) and DARE (Disability Access Route to Education) so check them out. Make sure to get contact details for any staff members which may be important later for follow-up questions.
There is nothing like a College Open Day to give you a sense of what the campus feels like. Soak up the atmosphere and consider if the size of the campus is the best fit for you. Larger campuses can be intimidating for some students while exciting for others. Smaller campuses can feel more comfortable and manageable. You will know what feels right for you. Bear in mind that open days have a festival feel to them and regular college days are not always like that. This may be your only chance to visit the campus before you register there as a student so make the most of your day and enjoy it!
Do facial treatments hurt?
It can be difficult to book your first facial, as you aren’t sure what your skin needs or what’s involved,...
Plan ahead for College Open Days
Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore. For more careers information see www.mycareerplan.ie or follow...
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