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Senator Paul Coghlan elected Leas-Cathaoirleach of Seanad

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Senator Paul Coghlan.

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Senator Paul Coghlan.

FINE GAEL Kerry senator Paul Coghlan has been elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann by 36 votes to 11. Senator Coghlan was first elected on the Industrial and Commercial Panel in 1997 and is currently serving his fifth term in Seanad Éireann. Senator Coghlan has previously served as the Fine Gael Seanad spokesperson on Defence and has spent the last five years as the Government Chief Whip in the Seanad.

Speaking after the vote, An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said, “Senator Paul Coghlan has given exemplary public service in Seanad Éireann for nineteen years. He will bring a wealth of experience with him to the role of Leas-Cathaoirleach and I know that he will work well with Cathaoirleach Denis O’Donovan to ensure the smooth running of the 25th Seanad.”

Senator Coghlan said, “I am delighted to have been elected as Leas-Cathaoirleach of Seanad Éireann, an institution of which I have been a member for the past nineteen years. It is a great honour to have been elected and I am looking forward to working with all sides of the house throughout the duration of the 25th Seanad.

“The 25th Seanad is perhaps one of the most diverse ever in terms of membership and vibrant voices, and I have no doubt that while there will be robust debate, we will also work well together in passing legislation that will positively impact on the lives of Irish people.”
 


 
Pictured above: Senator Paul Coghlan.

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Dancing classes set to unite communities

By Michelle Crean There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities. KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support […]

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By Michelle Crean

There’s no language barrier when it comes to dancing – which is why one local group is organising classes to unite communities.

KASI, the Killarney Immigrant Support Centre, has teamed up with dance instructor John Moriarty to teach both Ukrainians and multiple cultures living in Kerry Irish set dancing steps from next week.

The first class will take place on Tuesday evenings, starting next week (September 27) at St Mary’s Parish Hall at 6.30pm and all are welcome to join.

The idea is to help Ukrainians living in Killarney and Kerry to come and have fun and get to know locals better, KASI coordinator, Marilyn Catapat-Counihan, explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“We have a women’s group for all ages where we do crochet, sewing and art and crafts, where they can talk which is good. I had the music on and they were dancing. I asked if they would like to do dancing classes so I organised it with John Moriarty who is well known in Killarney.”

She added that the women are very excited to learn set dancing and get to know other people from the area.

“Sometimes when you meet new people the language can be a barrier and when you’re dancing everybody is moving. He will open it to everyone so there’ll be integration, it’s fun as well. They are all very excited.”

To find out more contact John on 086 1579381.

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Multiple Sclerosis Walk celebrates 20 years

By Sean Moriarty The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers. On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The rising cost of fuel is already having a negative effect on charity events with some limiting numbers.

On October 9, the annual Multiple Sclerosis South Kerryv Walk takes place over the Old Kenmare Road.

First run in 2002, this year’s event will celebrate 20 years since its foundation but two years were lost as a result of the pandemic.

This year’s walk will be limited to 150 people – three coach loads – so event organisers can cut back on running costs.

It will only be possible to participate in this year’s event if walkers pre-register.

“Walkers must raise at least €40 to make it worthwhile,” organiser John O’Shea told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Spaces are limited, 150 people equals three coaches and we need smaller coaches to get into the start of the Old Kenmare Road as that is just a bog road. We have limited numbers for cost and operational reasons.”

Mr O’Shea thanked event sponsors O’Callaghan Coaches and The Gleneagle Hotel for their support of the event.

Registration forms can be obtained by calling John on 087 2348824.

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