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Kerry County Council names new Kenmare road after Pat O’Connor-Scarteen

by Stephen Johnson KERRY County Council has voted to name the new Kenmare relief road after the late politician and businessman Pat O’Connor-Scarteen. O’Connor-Scarteen (1906-1989) was born in the town land of Scarteen, Blackwater. He spent his early years working on the family farm and at the family bakery and grocery store on Main Street in Kenmare. In his 20s, he emigrated, first to London and then to New York.

Action needed on Cork Airport – TD

WEST Cork TD Michael McCarthy has called for urgent action to be taken to protect and promote Cork airport. At a meeting of the Dáil Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport, Deputy McCarthy directly raised Cork Airport with the Minister for Transport, Paschal Donoghue pointing out the critical issues currently facing the airport most notably declining passenger numbers, lost routes and the now urgent need to restart the Cork to

Call for Atlantic inter-city rail corridor

THE Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport Timmy Dooley TD has called on Irish Rail to engage in bold thinking in order to secure the future of the Western Rail Corridor. The call comes following reports that the Government is currently reviewing the rail network with the possibility of line closures. Deputy Dooley believes that if a proper InterCity Service was established between Cork via Limerick and Ennis

Poor road maintenance is costing lives and hindering business – EU report

A new EU report on road surfaces shows that Ireland drastically reduced our road maintenance budget between 2008 and 2011 due to the economic crisis. The report singles out Italy, Ireland, Slovenia and Spain as having serious reductions in the amount of investment in road maintenance according to Ireland South MEP and member of the European Parliament Transport Committee Deirdre Clune.

€4 million road works on N71 in Bonane underway

by Stephen Johnson A TWO-YEAR, 4-million euro project designed to improve safety on a 1.6-kilometre stretch of N71 in Bonane is finally underway. A spokesman for the National Roads Authority (NRA) told the West Cork Times this week that the project will involve the removal of more than 11,000 cubic metres of rock, which will widen the narrow road and improve safety.

Funding approved for Goggins Hill works

LOCAL Labour TD, Michael McCarthy has welcomed news that Goggins Hill (N71) Hill Drainage Improvement Scheme has been included in a €33m Roads Programme announced today.  The announcement was made as part of the Select Committee to recommend a Supplementary Estimate of €162 million for the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.