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Kelliher’s opts for a mix of youth and experience ahead of All Ireland final

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Kelliher’s Toyota Garage has gone for mix of new blood and experience after selecting its team for next Sunday’s All Ireland Football final.

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The Kingdom’s Toyota dealership is an official sponsor of the Kerry County Board and they hope up inject passion and excitement into Kerry fans by going on a county-wide road trip this week.

Leading the attack is the all new Yaris Cross.

After making a successful debut at the semi-final last week, the Yaris Cross was a dead cert to be included in the team’s line-up for the final.

Decked out in the team’s official colours of Green and Gold, the Yaris Cross dazzled onlookers with a top scoring performance in Dublin last Sunday.

The Yaris Cross earned Car of the Match award after a colourful display along Dublin’s O’Connell St that left many D-registered cars trailing in its wake.

“This is Sam Maguire Gold,” said team manager Tim Kelliher in reference to the colourful player he has selected to lead Kerry to glory on Sunday.

Keen to build on the success of the Yaris Cross, a second one has been called in on off the bench and will join his twin brother in the squad.

While Tim and his selectors are always keen to showcase Toyota’s latest talent, they never forget those who have made massive contributions to the team over the years.

A classic Toyota Yaris, a key member of the 2001 campaign, has also been selected to do the business this week.

Team Kelliher’s Toyota Road Show, in support of the Kerry team, will visit Killarney on Thursday in the run up to the big game on Sunday.

They will call to the Killarney Advertiser’s office on High St (time to be confirmed) and everyone is welcome to meet the team ahead of the final.

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Kerry Airport to get almost €1.5m funding

Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025. All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released […]

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Kerry Airport is in line for nearly €1.5m in funding under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

All five regional airports in the country will share a total of €21,100,051 released under the scheme.

Kerry Airport will get €1,434,355 to put towards vital safety operations like air traffic control, fire services and security.

The CEO of Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, welcomed the funding.

“We are grateful to Minister Naughton, the Department of Transport and Kerry’s two Government TDs, Minister Norma Foley and Deputy Brendan Griffin for their continued support,” he said.

“The funding will help to ensure that Kerry Airport remains compliant with regulatory requirements in key areas, such as air traffic control, fire services and security.”

Funding this year for airports will total over €37 million building on the €161 million provided in unprecedented aviation supports during 2021.

“I welcome this funding which will deliver further vital financial supports to Kerry Airport with a particular focus on safety, security operations and air traffic control,” Minister Foley said.

“This funding reinforces the importance and value that Government places on the vital role of our regional airports and how connectivity directly supports tourism and enterprise in Kerry.”

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Town centre Safe Street programme extended by 12 months to allow full review By Sean Moriarty The temporary closure of Plunkett St to vehicular traffic has been extended by another […]

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Town centre Safe Street programme extended by 12 months to allow full review

By Sean Moriarty

The temporary closure of Plunkett St to vehicular traffic has been extended by another 12 months.

The closure was revealed by the Killarney Advertiser last month and this week Kerry County Council has started its public consultation into the closure.

The town centre street was fully pedestrianised to allow food businesses to serve meals outside and to facilitate social distancing during COVID-19.

Other measures included the widening of footpaths on New St and High St.

The current temporary closing of roads order expires on December 31 but will now be extended to the same date next year.

The purpose of this new closure is to examine the success or failure of several measures that were brought in during the pandemic to allow social distancing on the town’s streets.

“This involved the creation of buildouts to accommodate Outdoor Dining and the creation of public realm areas, which the closure of Plunkett Street facilitated. Feedback from businesses in particular has been very positive, allowing enhanced offerings to the public who have also voiced their support for these developments in the town,” said Angela McAllen, Killarney Municipal District Manager, said at the November KMD meeting.

However, Cllr Donal Grady believes that several of these ‘buildouts’ need to be decommissioned as they are not being used for their designated purpose and are taking up car parking spaces in the town centre.

“Any place that is not being utilised needs to be turned back into parking spaces,” he told the Killarney Advertiser this week.

He added that the lack of parking “is driving people out of town”.

Ms McAllen said the Council would look at what areas are being used to their full potential and their future will be decided during the latest closure’s term.

Town centre regeneration is set to commence next year under the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF).

“The URDF town centre and street upgrade for Killarney was approved in September to proceed to planning and detailed design stage and allows for the consideration for potential inclusion of some of these measures in the wider development of the town centre,” she added.

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