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Over €7,000 in suspected drugs and cash seized in Killarney

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Killarney Gardaí seized €7,250 in suspected drugs and cash in the town on Sunday night.

Shortly before 10pm, Gardaí were carrying out an Operation Fanacht COVID-19 checkpoint on the Rock Road when they stopped a car. The car was allowed to pass through the check point, but a surveillance operation was put in place.

The car was followed until the driver went into a house in Killarney. The driver returned to the car a short time later and drove off but was stopped and searched by Gardaí.

Gardaí located €1,400 in cash hidden under the passenger seat and a small weighing scales in the boot. The items were seized and the driver, a man in his 30s, was allowed to leave.

Gardaí then obtained and executed a search warrant at a flat in Killarney where they found suspected methamphetamine, cannabis, ecstasy, zip lock bags and a weighing scales.

€5,850 in suspected drugs, which included €5,760 of methamphetamine, €80 of cannabis and €10 of ecstasy, was seized and will now be sent for analysis.

No arrests were made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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Massive increase in numbers using local bus services

Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin. This is the highest […]

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Passenger numbers on local link buses across Kerry have increased by 1727% from 2020 to 2023 according to local Green Party Candidate for Killarney Diarmaid Griffin.

This is the highest increase nationally and is due to the investment by the Department of Transport during this government term.

“This service was lacking in former times, especially in rural areas and is a welcome addition to the countryside and villages of Kerry.’ says Green Party Candidate for Killarney,” said Griffin.

“While in the past, a taxi was the only option for those not cycling or driving. Now a service to Killarney is available every Friday morning from my townland of Barleymount. This is just one example of the network of bus routes criss-crossing the county thanks to local link.”

“This project is a notable success as the figures show. Investment in public transport helps alleviate congestion, increases community cohesion and reduces rural isolation. This is all welcome news for the locality,”

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Two weeks to go to Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’There is less than two weeks to show time for the cast of Killarney Musical Society’s production of ‘Michael Collins A Musical Drama’

Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena. The launch was […]

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Killarney Musical Society held its official launch on Sunday where cast members appeared in full costume ahead of the March 5 – 7 performance at the INEC Arena.

The launch was followed by a full rehearsal and director Oliver Hurley was also there to lend a hand.

“We were delighted to introduce our lead characters to you. We had Abbey Theatre players Brigid Delia and Michael, who are the narrators throughout the musical drama. Eamonn De Valera , Harry Boland, Joe Emmett, Arthur Griffith, Cathal Brugha, volunteers and of course the beautiful Kitty Kieran were in full costume,” said KMS PRO Linda O’Donoghue.

“Mother Ireland and her five graceful dancers were fabulous. Our director and choreographer Oliver, our musical director Michael Young and the full cast of 64 were there. The singing was powerful. The music in ‘Michael Collins – A Musical Drama’ is distinctly Irish. People will definitely enjoy it.”

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Get your tickets in the INEC box office, online at universe.com or at the pop-up ticket office in the Laurel’s Pub, Market Cross from 12 pm to 4 pm between February 29 and March 2.

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