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Overjoyed to be back! Secondary schools return in full

Secondary schools returned to full and vibrant life across the State this week as the easing of restrictions allowed first-, second- and third-year students to rejoin senior-cycle colleagues on school grounds – for the first time since the start of the year. Independent.ie – News …


‘Where’s our North Kerry task force Tánaiste?’

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has yet to offer a meaningful response to a second urgent appeal by his party colleague, Cathaoirleach of the Listowel Municipal District Cllr Mike Foley for the establishment of a special task force for North Kerry. Independent.ie – News …


Pool Cue attack on local bar man

Judge David Waters said he had no option but to impose a jail sentence on a man who attacked a bar man with a pool cue after he refused to leave the premises at closing time. Independent.ie – News …



COVID cases fall across the county

The number of new COVID cases being diagnosed across Kerry has more than halved in the last month, with the Iveragh peninsula now largely free of the virus. Independent.ie – News …


Clearer view of vaccine roll-out emerges

The HSE has outlined its plans for the vaccine roll-out in the county, with Kerry’s two vaccination centres to be up and running from April 19 to begin vaccinating the 65-69 age category. Independent.ie – News …



Call for easing of planning law for shop awnings

Cllr Jim Finucane is calling on Kerry County Council (KCC) to ease strict planning laws regarding the use of shop awnings after Minister for Tourism Catherine Martin made a €17million bursary available to help struggling hospitality businesses pay for outdoor seating areas. Independent.ie – News …



A ray of hope for rural Ireland?

The Government this week announced details of its plans to rejuvenate rural Ireland in the post-COVID years. The ambitious five-year plan called ‘Our Rural Future’ outlines a series of ideas and programs which will underpin rural recovery. Independent.ie – News …