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Road repair funding amount is “bitterly disappointing”

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By Sean Moriarty

Cllr Marie Moloney, the Mayor of the Killarney Municipal District, has raised concerns at the amount of money the Government has offered to the county for road repairs.

Last week Heather Humphries, Minister for Minister of Justice, Social Protection, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, announced that the county is to receive €497,000 in the second round of 2021 road allocations under Local Improvement Schemes (LIS).

This figure falls short of the €689,000 allocated earlier in the year under the same scheme.

“While any funding for the Local Improvement Scheme is welcome, the allocation from the Department of Rural and Community Development and announced by the Minister is bitterly disappointing,” said Cllr Moloney. “We had been hoping for at the very least the same allocation as round one.This is despite the fact that we have well over 700 roads waiting for funding under the scheme, one of the highest in the country. The Government need to get real about funding for the county's LIS list if we are to make progress on getting roads improved across the county. At the rate we are going it will take 20 to 30 years to clear the existing list.”

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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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