Michael and Danny Healy-Rae outside the Dáil. Three more members  have now joined the family’s political machine. Photograph: Getty Images

Shortly after 2pm on Sunday outside the count centre in Killarney, Co Kerry, the Healy-Rae wagons lined up for what is now the family’s traditional vi(...)

Fred O’Sullivan (right), chairman of the Sliabh Luachra Wind Awareness Group, with Peter and Caroline Cooke at the wind farm at Barna, near Scartaglen in Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Two years ago, former president Mary Robinson narrated a video to mark the 25th anniversary of the Irish Wind Energy Association, pointing out that Ir(...)

The Dingle Peninsula in Co Kerry. There is  a  ban on one-off holiday and second homes in the countryside. Photograph: David Soanes/Getty Images

The county with some of the most stringent planning restrictions on one-off housing will have to immediately revise its plans, councillors have said. (...)

Residents have said that the Knockeenduff site earmarked for a new public cemetery floods and there is poor drainage

Undertakers have “serious concerns” about land earmarked for a new public cemetery in Killarney, it has emerged . The five acres of grazing land on (...)

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(...)

Johnny, Michael and Danny Healy-Rae celebrate on the first day of the new Dáil, in March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Independent TDs Danny and Michael Healy-Rae have been criticised by Fianna Fáil for attending funerals of people they do not know and for sending so-(...)

Mimetic House, Leitrim designed by architect Dominic Stevens. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Among the heated debates we’re noted for frequently resurrecting in this country, one that shows signs of emerging again into a full- on argument is (...)

Hobbit holes in Hobbiton, Matamata, New Zealand. People in Kerry are being forced to live like “hobbits” according to Maura Healy-Rae. Photograph: Jackie.Icl/Flickr/Creative Commons

People in Kerry are being forced to live like “hobbits” and to build in “hollows” because the local authority has banned one-off houses on elevated si(...)

Maura Healy-Rae has been co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny (centre) and join her brother Johnny (left) on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

The eldest daughter of Independent TD Danny Healy-Rae has been co-opted on to Kerry County Council to fill the seat he vacated when elected to the Dái(...)

Maura Healy-Rae will be co-opted to take the council seat of her father Danny, centre, and join her brother Johnny, left, on Kerry County Council. Photograph: Don MacMonagle.

Dozens of vacancies in local authorities created by the election of councillors to the 32nd Dáil are to be filled this week. The new councillors will(...)