A wildlife group has asked a United Nations body to suspend the designation of Killarney National Park (pictured) as a world biosphere reserve.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A wildlife group has asked a United Nations body to suspend the designation of Killarney National Park as a biosphere reserve. Irish Wildlife Trust(...)

Alma Murnane, programme manager at the South West Action Plan for Jobs and Bob Savage, Dell EMC general manager of EMEA Centres of Excellence, who is chairman of the organisation. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Unemployment in the southwest has more than halved in the past four years, said Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, w(...)

US President-elect Donald Trump in North Carolina  during his recent “USA Thank You Tour”. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

Councillors in Co Kerry have deferred an emergency motion on sending Donald Trump a note of congratulations and inviting him to visit the county, amid(...)

File photograph of the St Margaret’s traveller housing scheme in Ballymun, Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Just one-third of the funds provided for Traveller accommodation this year have been drawn down by local authorities. With less than two months left(...)

McDonald’s are planning to build a “flagship” two-storey restaurant in Tralee Co. Kerry in what will be the first, standalone, two-storey McDonald’s restaurant in Ireland, outside of Dublin Airport. Stock photograph: iStock

Concerns over litter and late night activity are to be raised on Monday when councillors in Co Kerry consider a planning application by fast food chai(...)

A file image of people queuing for rental accommodation. Photograph: The Irish Times.

A tenancy protection service which has been trialled in Cork for almost two years has prevented 2,600 people from becoming homeless last year, accordi(...)

Manor West Neighbourhood Centre in Tralee: tenants include Topaz, Boyle Sports and Kerry County Council

The well-established Manor West Neighbourhood Centre in Tralee, Co Kerry goes on sale from today. With a guide price of €4.5 million, it will show a n(...)

 Castleisland in Co Kerry, where a recent discharge of effluent into local river has been blamed on baby wipes blocking up the sewage system. Image: Google Street View

A discharge of effluent into a Co Kerry river has been blamed on baby wipes blocking up the sewage system of a rural town. Kerry County Council conf(...)

Michael and Danny Healy Rae   ahead of the first meeting of the 32nd Dáil at Leinster House earlier this year. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Danny Healy-Rae made headlines in recent days when he said, among other things, that he would shoot an intruder who came into his house. However, dow(...)

Johnny Healy-Rae has denied his family attend the funerals of people they do not know. The Kerry county councillor was responding to criticism by Fia(...)

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