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Water fluoridation – Time to Stop!

Water fluoridation – Time to Stop!

When fluoridation was introduced in Ireland over 5 decades ago it was hailed as an important tool to combat tooth decay in children. However since then evidence has emerged regarding… Read more »

Protecting Lough Guittane Water Supply

Protecting Lough Guittane Water Supply

The Lough Guittane Water Scheme provides drinking water to large parts of Kerry including the main population centres of Killarney, Tralee & Castleisland. It serves about 56,000 people and is… Read more »

Killarney’s Commercial Rates Set to Increase

Killarney’s Commercial Rates Set to Increase

The abolition of Town Councils by the Fine Gael & Labour Government without consultation with the people should be viewed as a form of dictatorship. It has been my fear… Read more »

Water Charges and Allowances FAQ

Water Charges and Allowances FAQ

On the 29th of April Enda Kenny advised that he expected to have the water charges costs available to the public before polling day, all that has transpired is that… Read more »

The Hypocrisy of Kenny & Gilmore

The Hypocrisy of Kenny & Gilmore

This clip is from 2008, it contains a very passionate Enda Kenny & Eamon Gilmore address a large crowd protesting against the cuts targeting the sick and the elderly imposed… Read more »

Rally Weekend

Rally Weekend

I’ve received many complaints about the behaviour of many rally supporters over the weekend. While I acknowledge that the majority of rally fans are respectful and are true followers and… Read more »

The Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme Calamity

The Kilcummin Sewerage Scheme Calamity

I, like most of the residents of Kilcummin cannot get my head around the situation that has arisen in Kilcummin regarding the planned sewerage scheme. I cannot understand why a… Read more »

JobBridge Reform Required

JobBridge Reform Required

JobBridge is a 3 card trick by the current government to manipulate the live register. Yes we need jobs, but real jobs paying a fair wage, “an honest day’s work… Read more »

Carbon Tax Phase II 1st May 2014

Carbon Tax Phase II 1st May 2014

Don’t forget to stock up before the 1st May – Regards Donal Carbon Tax Phase II 1st May 2014 The effect of Phase I, which was implemented in May 2013,… Read more »

Water Charges – €100 Standing Charge

Water Charges – €100 Standing Charge

It was reported in today’s Independent that Irish Water wants to apply a standing charge of €100 per annum for just having the water supply come into your home.  This… Read more »

SKY GAA Deal

SKY GAA Deal

In 2000 the following motion was raised by Donal Grady, the late Michael Courtney & Sean O’Grady at the Killarney Town Council meeting as it was our view that the… Read more »

Mondelez to invest €3.6m in Cadbury Rathmore plant.

Mondelez to invest €3.6m in Cadbury Rathmore plant.

I welcome the recent announcement by Mondelez to invest €3.6 million in its Cadbury Chocolate crumb manufacturing plant in Rathmore.  The company plans to install a new milk evaporator and… Read more »

Post Office Closures – The Rural Demise

Post Office Closures – The Rural Demise

If the Department of Social Protection forge ahead with plans to implement the electronic issuing of social welfare payments it will be another serious blow inflicted on rural society and… Read more »

Government Education Cuts

Government Education Cuts

Since the start of the recession Fianna Fail, Labour & Fine Gael have implemented cuts on all sectors including Education. Despite election promises to burn the bond holders & to renegotiate… Read more »

Motions Raised March 2014

Motions Raised March 2014

Cllr. D. Grady “That we Killarney Town Council would cut the dangerous branches on trees from Port Road back as far as the Castlerosse Hotel as the owners of land… Read more »

Motions Raised February 2014

Motions Raised February 2014

Cllr. D. Grady “That we Killarney Town Council would write to the relevant authorities to place local building contractors from this county on tender list for building works within this… Read more »

Killarney Downhill Mountain Bike Track Update

Killarney Downhill Mountain Bike Track Update

The development of a world class downhill mountain biking track & associated cross country trail in Glenflesk has been in the pipeline for a number of years. Through my involvement… Read more »

Parking Charges at Kerry General Hospital

Parking Charges at Kerry General Hospital

Income from parking charges at Kerry General Hospital over the last four years generated over €2.5 million. To the end of November 2013, the revenue from parking at the hospital… Read more »

Irish Sugar Beet Revival

Irish Sugar Beet Revival

The decision to close Ireland’s last remaining sugar factory at Mallow was made in March 2006 as an outcome of reform to the EU sugar regime. It ended an 80… Read more »

IDA – Only 3 Visits to Kerry in 2012 & 2013

IDA – Only 3 Visits to Kerry in 2012 & 2013

IDA – Only 3 Visits to Kerry in 2012 & 2013 A report in the Examiner on the 18th Jan 2014 , slated the IDA for neglecting counties outside of… Read more »

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