Page 7 - The Kerry News 2019
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 REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2019
A Gift To Say Thank You
Nothing impresses quite like a gift from Parknasilla
January
Denis, Sinead and Harry Moloney from Listowel admire christmas daffodils in Killarney
A mild start to the year and daffodils are already in blossom around the county.
Paul Sherry, (Killarney Outlet Centre Manager) takes over from Paul O’Neill as President, of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce. Expectations are high for a bumper season despite Brexit looming.
One lucky punter scoops €1million in the Lotto Daily Millions Quick Pick in Tralee.
A UK walker rescued on Carrauntoohil thanks Houston, Texas for contacting the Valentia Coastguard Station
and in turn saving his life.
O’Donovan’s Shop in Kenmare closes it doors after 150 years.
Vandals break 16 windows in the old convent hall in Cahersiveen on St Stephen’s night.
Revenue reveals €15.1 million was collected in property taxes collected from the owners of 69,100 Kerry properties in 2018.
Kerry Garda unit are working fulltime on the Kerry Babies cold case investigation review into the murder of ‘Baby John’ who was found on White Strand in April 1984.
Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce and the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation express concern about traffic congestion in the town and how it could hinder future development.
Killarney buskers are in the gaze of councillors because of complaints over foul language and vulgarity by some buskers in the town.
Sem boys woo Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and their airplane music video goes viral following the show.
Rathmore Panto’s perform their 32nd show ‘Rapunzel’.
Figures released show 3 people were killed on Kerry roads in 2018.
Kerry Gardai carry out 5,500 motor checkpoints in the county during 2018.
Gerard and Geraldine O’Donoghue retrieve their stolen yorkie dog ‘Keanu’ after being missing for four months.
Nurses and midwives in Kerry mount a 24-hour work strike in the county.
Killarney man Ian O’Connell wins overall Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Award.
Parking in Killorglin is on council agenda again.
Fáilte Ireland announce €111,000 sponsorship of local festivals.
Storm Hannah hits Kerry
€36,400 is raised for Pieta House, in memory of the late John Broderick.
Kerry Vintners’ Federation, suggest uber-style taxi service for rural areas, which would allow local people to use their own car as a taxi.
1,400 concerned road users sign petition to improve junctions on Killarney Bypass.
February
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