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kerry / environment / press release Monday August 26, 2019 21:15 by foie
Kenmare River mussel expansion will damage biodiversity
New Government Report ( https://www.npws.ie/publications/article-17-reports/article-17-reports-2019 ) to EU records damage from mussel longline cultivation in West cork.

A report released this week from Ireland to the EU detailing damage done to valuable protected habitats in Ireland through mussel line cultivation has been cited in an objection to new 3 km long mussel longlines proposed for the Kenmare River, a Special Area of Conservation Natura 2000 Site. read full story / add a comment
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kerry / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday July 03, 2015 09:10 by Eoin   text 2 comments (last - friday july 03, 2015 09:19)   image 12 images
On Tuesday 23rd June, the exhibition "If I could say one thing to other communities" was launched in the Killarney Public Library which focuses on peoples with experiences of challenging the Corrib Gas Project. The exhibition will run until Saturday 4th July. read full story / add a comment
kerry / racism & migration related issues / press release Friday January 21, 2011 20:33 by Tuli   text 3 comments (last - monday march 28, 2011 18:12)
Asylum seekers in Tralee are concerned with the following denials of basic human rights.
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kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday March 25, 2010 21:14 by Celia Johnson
Tralee Town Council unanimously passes motion of support for KPSWA read full story / add a comment
Jackie Healy Rae meets the KPSWA
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Monday February 22, 2010 11:58 by Brendan Guilfoyle   image 1 image   audio 3 audio files
Deputy Jackie Healy Rae has told public service workers that he is powerless to prevent further cuts to services in Kerry. Healy Rae made the comments to 65 members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance (KPSWA) who protested at his constituency clinic in Killarney on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
FF TD Tom McEllistrim with KPSWA protesters
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / press release Tuesday February 16, 2010 11:01 by Brendan Guilfoyle   image 1 image   audio 3 audio files
A Kerry North Fianna Fail TD has told public servants that there will be further cuts in the public service if they choose to vote for any alternative candidates in the next general election (audio clips below). Deputy Tom McEllistrim made the comments during his address to members of the Kerry Public Service Workers’ Alliance who picketed his Tralee constituency clinic on Saturday. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Thursday February 04, 2010 13:10 by Brendan Guilfoyle   text 1 comment (last - friday february 05, 2010 16:06)
An alliance of public service representatives call on Kerry government TDs to choose who they support – the providers and users of public services or the wealthy elite interests that in pursuit of selfish gain are happy to destroy our community. read full story / add a comment
kerry / miscellaneous / press release Friday October 23, 2009 12:10 by North Kerry Sinn Féin
North Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris and Tralee Town Councillor Cathal Foley have issued a warning to hotel and pub owners to be weary of taking bookings for functions without knowing the type of function being held. They made their call after being informed that a suspected group of east European neo-Nazis successfully booked a function room in Kerry this weekend to hold a concert for white supremacists. read full story / add a comment
Resist to win, Roll over and Lose!! Jarveys show the way..
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / opinion/analysis Sunday July 19, 2009 07:33 by Fintán   text 7 comments (last - tuesday october 20, 2009 02:49)   image 1 image
Jarvey's in Killarney have had recent success after a row with the National Park and Wildlife services over them refusing to get dung-catchers attached to their horses, which saw them being prevented from entering the park. Following a strike and picket which began on Tuesday morning the 14/07/2009, the Jarvey's received an interim injunction after a high court hearing on Friday last, which has suspended the wearing of the dung-catchers and has seen the Jarvey's returning to work as normal.

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kerry / animal rights / press release Tuesday May 12, 2009 18:32 by Bernie Wright   text 16 comments (last - saturday june 20, 2009 15:21)
The sad and unnecessary fatalities of six HORSES at Killarney race course on Sunday puts the safety of jumps racing under increasing scrutiny. Coincidently, last week in Australia a review of jumps-racing in Victoria was instigated as Jumps racing was suspended-due to 13 horses dying last year .The future of Jumps racing at least in Australia is now under threat due to the treatment of horses. read full story / add a comment
kerry / environment / news report Tuesday April 14, 2009 14:39 by Blue Planet Advocate   text 10 comments (last - monday july 27, 2009 22:21)
Kerry Council and An Bord Pleanala have agreed to the Unsustainable Development of The Great Blasket Islands.
Works Have Begun. read full story / add a comment
kerry / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Friday February 13, 2009 22:01 by sean moraghan
Public Sector workers in Tralee are holding protests outside the clinics of Kerry TDs, tomorrow, Saturday 14th February.

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFIT ALLIANCE (Tralee) lends its full support to the Tralee union protests against the attacks on the Public Sector.

The demo will begin at the offices of Tom McEllistrim, Fianna Fail TD.

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kerry / education / press release Sunday February 08, 2009 20:02 by peopleB4profit tralee
The government’s cutbacks in education will have a drastic effect on Primary schools in Tralee. People Before Profit support local demands for their reversal.

Scoil Eoin, which will have over 600 students next year, will lose one teacher as a direct result of the increase in class sizes and will face cutbacks in language support staff which will have a severe impact on students for whom English is not their first language. In addition three quarters of its students are studying in prefabs and in a building dating back to 1858! They are still waiting for a new school.
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kerry / health / disability issues / press release Saturday December 22, 2007 22:02 by sean moraghan   text 8 comments (last - sunday december 30, 2007 18:45)
Cancer Services in Kerry General Hospital are to be removed and relocated to Cork. There will supposedly be a better system of care there under one of several national ‘centres of excellence’.
But that means that patients from Kerry could have a two-hour trip each way (or longer) to access treatment. That is in direct contradiction to the HSE’s statements that care of patients should be given as close to their homes as possible, and that there should be a greater emphasis on delivery of care in the local community.
Long trips on top of treatments and trauma can hardly constitute excellent care. read full story / add a comment
kerry / anti-war / imperialism / news report Wednesday May 02, 2007 19:51 by sean moraghan   text 1 comment (last - friday may 04, 2007 10:35)

Just when you thought that the war in Iraq couldnt get even closer to us than Shannon, it turns out that an Irish company is planning to supply technology to the US military for use in Iraq.

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kerry / environment / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 20, 2007 23:38 by seashell   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 22, 2007 16:28)   audio 1 audio file
In 1996, what we know today as the Corrib Natural Gas Field was discovered by Enterprise Oil, which was subsequently acquired by Shell in 2002.

The Shell oil company had entered into talks with An Bord Pleanála about securing planning permission for a gas pipeline through north Mayo.

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kerry / animal rights / news report Tuesday February 06, 2007 09:55 by Bernie Wright   text 7 comments (last - wednesday february 07, 2007 23:15)   image 1 image
Animal rights colleagues and myself from the Alliance for Animal Rights had teamed up with the Star newspaper when they offered to highlight the pigs plight and we offered to try our utmost to get new homes and locations for the then considered 'inedible' pigs.

The Irish Department of Agriculture have killed all of the 200 pigs that survived the accident last week in Kerry. Apparently they are edible and are being used as food, we were told that 11 were killed for supposedly 'humane ' reasons.They refused to give them to us after they survived the accident, we were prepared to help them to live out their lives as most animals do,when fate gives them a second chance.
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Rolling Clouds
kerry / miscellaneous / news report Thursday December 21, 2006 22:43 by Rasta 4i's   text 2 comments (last - sunday december 24, 2006 13:55)   image 5 images
Winter Solstice is the month of Edrinios, the month of sacred passage, the constellation of Eridanus or the River in the Sky.
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kerry / miscellaneous / news report Monday December 04, 2006 23:51 by david grey   text 59 comments (last - thursday december 18, 2008 20:22)   image 2 images
The present government has given away billions possibly trillions of Euro of gas/oil reserves which could have benefited the Irish public coffers.I will refer to the reserves given away to Businessman Tony O'Reilly off the coast of Kerry. read full story / add a comment
kerry / environment / opinion/analysis Monday November 06, 2006 14:02 by Hanshiro   text 3 comments (last - thursday november 09, 2006 15:56)
The Skelligs Rocks, 8 miles off the coast of Co. Kerry, constitute one of only two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ireland. However, the Office of Public Works (OPW) is currently engaged in reconstruction work there. On the South Peak of Skellig Michael, an altar, dating probably to the ninth century, has been destroyed by unsupervised workmen. In addition, there has been extensive rebuilding carried out on the main complex, which has led to considerable damage to the original structures. The work has proceeded without an Environmental Impact Assessment; while the Department of the Environment and OPW have argued that, because the Skelligs are a national monument (thus covered by the National Monuments Act 2004) and because the current work is part of an ongoing programme of conservation dating back to the 1980’s, neither an EIA nor planning permission is necessary. read full story / add a comment
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