Killarney councillor condemns minister for funding constituency projects over others

A Killarney councillor has hit out at a government minister for funding transport projects in his own constituency despite the fact that Killarney ranked higher in the assessment of applications. Donal Grady 1 Environment minister Alan Kelly has come under fire for providing €1.5 million to Clonmel and Thurles under the active travel town scheme in 2012. According to Freedom of Information documents, those towns ranked lower in the independent assessment of application than towns like Killarney – which didn’t receive funding. The scheme was aimed at getting commuters walking and cycling instead of driving. Cllr Donal Grady says Killarney should have received funding if it ranked so highly. He says the minister put his constituency first: [audio_player src=””]