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Residents “sick” of boy racers “doing laps” of the town

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By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney woman, with a young child, says she is sick of the disruption that is being caused by boy racers in the town on a regular basis.

Last Saturday night “was worse than usual” according to the resident. 

Gardai took an action on three separate incidents. 

Killarney Gardai were aware of an unauthorised gathering, after following social media channels, and deployed extra resources in to the town to monitor the event.

As a result one an was arrested and two cars were impounded.

A man in his  20s will appear before Killarney District Court on February 1 after being for arrested for road traffic offences in the town on Saturday night last.

The arrest was one of three separate incidents in the Deerpark area on Saturday night. It is understood he was arrested for driving while disqualified.

Two cars were also seized by Killarney Gardai for non-compliance with road traffic legislation

“The man has since been charged and is due to appear before Killarney District Court on February 1,” a Garda spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

“On the evening of Saturday, 15 January, Gardaí in Killarney seized two vehicles, during separate incidents, for offences under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act in the Deer Park area of Killarney.”

The resident, who asked to remain anonymous, said she felt last weekend was particularly bad and that she and her neighbours are sick of it.
“Tonight [Saturday] for some reason, it seems to be worse than usual, although this is an issue every night of the week,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.
“There is a huge amount of these modified cars constantly doing laps around the town. They seem to be pausing regularly to rev-up and backfire, just to make themselves more annoying. I have spoken to neighbours who also find them very disruptive.
“I have a two-year-old here who should be sleeping at 10.30 at night and instead she is screaming, like I have never heard her scream before, in absolute terror at the noises some of these cars are making.
“There are a large number of people living in this area who deserve a bit more consideration than this.
“We are so sick of this issue and we don't know what to do about it.”

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Volunteers wanted for street collection

By Michelle Crean October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local volunteers are keen to not only raise awareness but also funds. Kathrina Breen, Eleanor O’Doherty and Kathleen O’Shea who […]

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By Michelle Crean

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and local volunteers are keen to not only raise awareness but also funds.

Kathrina Breen, Eleanor O’Doherty and Kathleen O’Shea who have been supporting the Irish Cancer Society for many years are delighted to be able to get back to their Pink Ribbon street collection in Killarney town next Friday (October 7).

They are the only group in the country doing the collection as many fundraisers have moved online since the pandemic struck.

“We’re the only town in Ireland doing it this year,” Kathrina, who feels it’s important to keep a street collection going, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“We haven’t done it in two years since before COVID. I pushed to do it as it raises a lot of money. People have been supporting this for years, this money goes towards breast detection equipment, information leaflets in doctors surgeries and towards cancer grants.”

In 2021, donations helped 254 breast cancer patients with free transport to and from 2,380 chemotherapy appointments by volunteer drivers, 154 patients received 514 nights of end-of-life care from Night Nurses and 3,430 enquiries were made about breast cancer through the Freephone Support Line 1800 200 700 and at 13 Daffodil Centres across the country.

And she added that they’re looking for a few volunteers to help out on the day.

“If anyone would like to help they can contact me on 087 2612992.”

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Calls for Council to acquire vacant Rock Road properties

By Sean Moriarty There are calls to make two vacant properties on Rock Road available to Kerry County Council’s housing inventory. The two cottages, one either side of the entrance […]

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There are calls to make two vacant properties on Rock Road available to Kerry County Council’s housing inventory.

The two cottages, one either side of the entrance to St Finan’s Hospital, are vacant for some time.
Cllr Maura Healy-Rae raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.

“Regarding two vacant houses at the entrance to St Finan’s on Rock Road which appear to be vacant for a significant period of time. One of the properties is in the ownership of the HSE. I requested that Kerry County Council would liaise with the HSE with a view to potentially acquiring this house,” she told the Killarney Advertiser after the meeting.

“I stressed that it is important that the local authority exhaust all possibilities when it comes to providing more houses, particularly properties located within the town of Killarney where the need and demand for housing is critical.”

Kerry County Council said it would get the Vacant Homes Officer to contact the owner of the privately owned bungalow.

“They will inform the property owner that there is funding available under various schemes and grants to aid the return of this property to habitable use. Such schemes include the Repair and Lease Scheme and the recently launched Croí Cónaithe vacant property grant,” said a Council official.

Cllr Healy-Rae added: “I requested that KCC would liaise with the HSE with a view to potentially acquiring this house.”

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