RESIDENTS living in the densely populated Woodlawn area of Killarney are becoming prisoners in their own homes because of traffic chaos in the vicinity, it has been claimed.

Cllr Donal Grady will ask at a meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council this week that a letter be sent to the Chief Superintendent of An Garda Siochana in Kerry asking that when traffic lights at Woodlawn Cross and the top of Ross Road are switched to flashing – as is regularly the case – a garda presence be allocated to the area to direct traffic.

“The people are prisoners in their own homes,” Cllr Grady said.