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Families throw €700 in the bin every year

EVERY Irish family throws away €700 worth of food annually. This is food that could have been eaten, but because we cooked too much or left it in the fridge too long it ends up in the bin.

16,000 Kerry homes got a fuel allowance

CLOSE to 16,000 Kerry families were in receipt of a fuel allowance in 2013/14 – more than almost every other county in Ireland, outside of the larger cities.

€740,000 funding for Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga

THE new Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has sanctioned grants of €740,000 for the Ballyferriter-based Muintearas and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne to run the Irish-Language Assistants' Scheme during the 2014/2015 school year.

Row brewing over €6,000 bill for tea and biscuits

KERRY councillors tucked into over €6,000 worth of free tea and biscuits last year.

New plaque is unveiled

RETIRED Postmaster Tony McSweeney performed the official duties on Friday as Glenbeigh Community Council unveiled an impressive bronze plaque to commemorate the Great Southern and Western Railway.

Removal of sand puts popular beach at risk

DEPUTY Dick Spring warned that unabated removal of beach material at Ballybunion could have a detrimental effect on the famed holiday resort and told Kerry County Council that they should have the introduction of stricter controls expedited.

Goodman jets in for meeting with Brosnan

INTERNATIONAL food industry magnate Larry Goodman and Kerry Group managing director Denis Brosnan met privately at Kerry County Airport in Farranfore for over two hours this week. The discussions took place in an office in the airport while Mr. Goodman's executive 20-seater jet sat on the runway outside.

Green light for work on water mains

REPAIR work to upgrade one of the worst sections of the mid Kerry water main has been given the green light but there are fears that the long overdue works could put further pressure on the remainder of the antiquated network.

Kells Bay Gardens need protection

A SOUTH Kerry garden featuring some of Ireland's finest sub tropical plants should be given protected status, according to a leading horticultural expert.

Broadband firms lashed by council

REPRESENTATIVES of broadband-providing companies were left in no doubt about the state of the technology in large parts of rural Kerry during a visit to Kerry County Council last week.