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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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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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