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Sexual acts, binge drinking, drug use in Killarney laneway – residents say they’ve had enough

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ANTI-SOCIAL: Local resident Robert Biskup is fed up with anti-social behaviour on Pawn Office Lane in the heart of the town. Photo: Sean Moriarty

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By Sean Moriarty

Sexual acts, binge drinking, drug use, acts of violence and vandalism – are just some of what young children are witnessing in one Killarney laneway – a local property owner has claimed this week.

Children living in Pawn Office Lane just off High Street, who are living there due to the housing crisis - are regularly witnessing anti-social behaviour and playing alongside 660 litre bins - which are stinking in the summer heat.

Nearly two decades ago the laneway, which was historically used for bins, was converted into apartment blocks.

Local hotel worker and resident Robert Biskup, who is married with two children aged seven and nine, says it’s disgusting to live in such a place as his family have regularly witnessed lewd behaviour on the street, especially Friday and Saturday nights.

“Drunk people have peed up against windows at night in front of my kids,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It is not a good place. The people throw food and the birds empty the bins and take rubbish everywhere.”

When he has to leave in the early hours of the morning for work, he said that rubbish is every-where.

“The garbage is full in the street,” he added. “It is very messy. Sometimes it is okay as I take my children to the park to play, but that is not possible every day and they have to play in this.”

A visit by Killarney Advertiser staff yesterday (Thursday) revealed broken glass and over-flowing bins despite an agreement, according to local landlords, that the street is to be cleaned three times a day.

New by-laws state that bins are not allowed in the street yet there are no alternative storage locations in the lane – where the children play.

“The laneways are attracting anti-social behaviour which at times is filtering into the main streets,” local landlord Ann McEnery said.

“Young children are exposed to this and as they reach their teens the situation is going to get a lot worse.”

Kerry County Council who are aware of the issues said that they are happy to discuss concerns with residents.

“This is a private residential area,” a Council spokesperson said.

“The volume of bins is an issue in many parts of the town and something the Council is aware of. The Council continues to liaise on an ongoing basis with residents on matters of mutual concern and is happy to discuss any matters with residents. Anti-social behaviour is a matter for An Garda Síochána.”

 

 

 

 

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Killarney competitors bring home the medals

By Michelle Crean It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich. Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the […]

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By Michelle Crean

It was a great weekend for Killarney as Brazilian jiu jitsu competitors took home medals from the AJP Switzerland International Tour in Zurich.

Members of Movement & Fitness Club competed against the world’s finest athletes which led to them bringing home amazing results.After a great fight Matthew Morris made it into the semi-finals.Ewelina Downey received two gold medals in Gi and NOGI fights, just two months after her promotion to blue belt.The club’s coach, Wilson Da Silva, also competed for the first time as a brown belt, and won gold in the Gi category and silver in NOGI.”The results don’t lie,” he said.”The hard work, dedication, commitment and passion pays off. Impossible is nothing, and that’s what we are trying to teach our students in Movement & Fitness Club Killarney.”Martial Arts helps to fight depression, bulling, obesity, and builds up self esteem and confidence, he explained.”There is no ego, no one is better, we are all the same trying to learn from each other, helping and correcting ourselves so we become better together. Our club is filling up with amazing students from age four up who connect with us by the same passion and love for the sport. If you are looking to change your life come and join our family.”

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Ian makes his debut as a radio presenter

By Sean Moriarty Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week. The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017. Since the accident he has been a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Ian O’Connell said he is delighted with the messages of support following his first broadcast as a presenter on Radio Kerry this week.

The well-known and popular Killarney man was left with life-changing injuries after falling from his bike in Killarney National Park in 2017.

Since the accident he has been a champion for the less fortunate under his mantra: “If you can’t stand up – standout”.

This was the inspiration behind his brand new radio show which aired for the first time on Wednesday evening.

‘Stand Out with Ian O’Connell’ will feature interviews with people who have overcome great adversary to reach even greater heights.

His first guest was fellow Killarney man Jordan Lee. The Paralympian represented Ireland in the Tokyo Olympics this summer.

“I was used to being in the studio from people interviewing me, but this time I turned the table,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was great to have Jordan on, two Killarney men! I really enjoyed it, it got a massive reaction and I got loads of emails and messages afterwards and into Thursday morning.”

Ian will reveal his guest for the show on the previous Monday through various social media channels.

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