The national immigration service is refusing to reconsider the case of an American retiree in Kerry who has been told she has to leave the country next month because of changes in immigration rules. Jane Fadely has lived in Kenmare since 2013 on an ad hoc yearly residence visa but was informed that she would not be allowed to remain beyond May. The INIS increased the level of income required by non EU nationals who wish to retire to Ireland from 30 to €50,000 euro as well as a lump sum of €150,000. However, Justice Minster Francis Fitzgerald told the Dail last year that people who were already in Ireland under the old ad hoc arrangement would not be affected. Senator Mark Daly received a reply from the Department this week which indicated that despite Ms Fadely living here under the old rules she would still have to leave the country. Ms Fadely sold her home in California after arranging with the INIS to move to Ireland in 2013.
Semi-final draws are to take place this weekend for various Kerry Schoolboys/Girls Cup competitions.Those draws will be live on Radio Kerry.Padraig Harnett reports
Ger Counihan is chairman of the Kerry Vintners’ Federation. They met Minister Ross this week to raise concerns about rural towns and villages.http://media.radiokerry.ie/upload/radiokerry/audio/repeatger.mp3