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Woman arrested, and two males to appear in court to have period of detention extended

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Gardai protect the scene at Waterville Post Office following a raid on Wednesday. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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GARDAÍ investigating an armed raid on the post office in Waterville on Wednesday have arrested a woman for questioning. The arrest came as gardaí continue to search for a third raider involved in the hold-up and ramming of a garda car which resulted in two detectives being injured and treated in hospital.

Meanwhile, two males are in custody and are appearing before a scheduled sitting of Cork District Court today, not for the purpose of charges, but for the purpose of having their period of detention extended.

Detectives arrested a woman in her 30s in Killarney at on Thursday evening for questioning regarding the raid in which two armed and masked men held up the post office in Waterville at about 11.15am on Wednesday.

The woman was arrested at a house in Killarney and was brought to Killarney Garda station where she is being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, which allows gardaí to hold suspects for up to seven days before they have to be released or charged.

Gardaí believe that the woman has information about the robbery which took place when the two raiders, believed to have had a handgun, burst into the post office, before making off with an amount of cash.

The raid happened shortly after there was a cash in transit delivery to the post office.

They fled in a 99 Ford Ka which was parked outside. The Ford Ka was later found burned out on the outskirts of the village.

Gardaí believe that the raiders switched cars at this location and drove off in a 03 D-registered navy coloured Mazda, being driven by a third member of the gang.
 


 
Gardai protect the scene at Waterville Post Office following a raid on Wednesday. PICTURE: DON MACMONAGLE

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Free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30). The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney. The workshop, which […]

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Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer this coming Thursday (September 30).

The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoghue from Killarney.

The workshop, which takes place via Zoom at 6.30pm, is aimed at children who have been impacted by cancer in any way and will also see Katie read from her debut children’s book, ‘‘The Little Squirrel Who Worried’.

Workshop facilitator, Katie, has worked for many years as a child and young people’s therapist with the NHS, before returning to her native Killarney this year. Her background is in fine art and design and she has a Masters degree in Art Psychotherapy.

If you would like to register your child for this free online workshop, please contact Recovery Haven Kerry on 066 7192122 to book your place.

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Not to be for Killarney as Waterford named Best Place to Live in Ireland

While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021. While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, […]

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While Killarney made it through to the last five, in the end it was Waterford City which claimed the overall title of Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021.

While the city was the unanimous choice of the judging panel it had to beat off stiff competition from Killarney and three other shortlisted locations: Clonakilty, Co Cork, Galway city and the village of Glaslough in Co Monaghan.

Among the things which impressed the judges about Waterford were its beautiful buildings, its liveability, its pedestrian friendly public space, its weather, and its easy access to the Comeragh Mountains and the Copper Coast.

The Chair of the judging panel Conor Goodman congratulated Killarney on its fine showing in the competition.

“Given the level of entries and the extremely high standard of those entries, making it into the Best 5 Places to Live in Ireland really is a wonderful achievement which I’m sure everyone in Killarney and Kerry is really proud of. We were delighted with the level of interest in the competition and would like to thank everyone who nominated a place or who engaged with us on it.”

The Irish Times Best Place to Live in Ireland contest, which is supported by Randox Health, began in June.

In total 470 locations were nominated by more than 2,400 people from all 32 counties for the title of ‘Best Place to Live in Ireland 2021’.

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