Kenmare casual trading byelaws to be challenged in court

Kerry County Councils latest plan to regulate casual trading in Kenmare will be challenged in the courts.

The council is publishing its draft casual trading bye-laws on Thursday before puting it out for public consulation for six weeks.
It’s the latest attempt to regulate the towns market which has been described as chaotic over the past few years.
The bye-laws propose moving the casual trading area to 29 bays on either side of the fair green in the square and introducing traffic calming measures and bus parking in the square.
They also propose to allow traders operate for 6 days a week.
Radio Kerry understands that the draft bye laws are likely to also be contested in court by some casual traders who operate in the town.
Speaking on Kerry Today Bertie McSwiney of the Kenmare Chamber of Commerce said the latest bye laws are much closer to what’s needed but they will be contesting elements of the proposals in court.