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Parking permit by-laws “being flouted” says councillor

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By Sean Moriarty

Residential parking permits are being issued to people who don’t qualify for them a Killarney Municipal District meeting has been told. Cllr Niall Kelleher raised an issue at last Wednesday’s online meeting where he said that people are flouting the local laws and that Council Executive is not doing enough to stop it.

He said that unnamed individuals were successfully applying for town centre parking permits, even though they do not live there, and that they are taking up valuable parking spaces in the town centre by parking there all day.

“Why have we issued residents’ permits to people that we know, everybody knows, the cat and dog on the street knows, are not residents,” he told the meeting.

He called on the Council to urgently review the parking by-laws in the town and repeated a previous call for a meeting, specifically on parking, to held between the elected members and council officials.

Kelleher said he was specifically aware of individuals who are abusing the ‘15 minute’ and ‘Age Friendly’ parking bays that were introduced last June by the Council as part of its ‘Safe Street Programme’.

“To see individuals who have those permits parking all day in a 15-minute bay is a slap on the face of the executive and the elected members,” added Kelleher.

A new countywide parking strategy is being prepared and Council officials will meet with elected members once it's ready.

A Council official confirmed that new permits will not be issued until after the report is finalised. However, the validation date of existing permits will remain until the same report is prepared.

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Artists invited to showcase work at Wine and Art night

It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November. The pandemic enforced its absence and now […]

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It’s back – and not before time – the hugely popular Killarney Rotary Club evening of Wine and Art will return this November.

The pandemic enforced its absence and now every effort is being made to make up for lost time.

Widely regarded as one of the social highlights of the year in Killarney, this year’s gathering will take place in the Great Southern Killarney on Wednesday, November 30, commencing at 7.15pm.

Tickets, which will be available at the door, are priced at €20 and all proceeds raised on the night will go to deserving local charities and community organisations.

Over the years the evening of wine and art has raised tens of thousands of Euro for great causes and the 2022 proceeds will be of enormous benefit to the chosen groups.

This year, once again, the event is being held in association with Daly’s SuperValu and supported by Killarney Brewing and Distilling Company.

Rotary Club President, Rayla Tadjimatova, has appealed to all artists who might like to showcase their work on the night to get in touch with club members, as soon as possible, to guarantee inclusion.

“We are reaching out not only to artists who have supported the event in the past but to any new artists who wish to take the opportunity to place their work in front of a very appreciative local audience of up to one thousand people on the night,” she said.

Those interested should email killarneyrotaryclub@gmail.com as soon as possible.

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Gardai seek whereabouts of missing Kerry teen

Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager. Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3). He is described as being […]

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Gardaí are asking the public for their help in locating a 15-year-old teenager.

Nicolas O’Sullivan has been missing from Ballyvelly, Tralee, since Monday (October 3).

He is described as being approximately 6ft in height, of a slim build with brown hair and green eyes. When last seen Nicolas was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a black hoody top. He was also carrying a black bag.

Anyone with information on Nicolas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Tralee Garda Station on 066 710 2300, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.

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