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The Chief Executive of Kerry County Council says the South Kerry Greenway project needs to go ahead to help curb depopulation in the area.

Moira Murrell chief executive of Kerry County Council from Killarney Co. Kerry . Moira Murrell manager of Kerry County Council pictured at the Kerry Council offices in Tralee . Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD © Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Phone Mobile 087 / 2672033 L/Line 066 71 22 981 E/mail - info@dwalshphoto.ie www.dwalshphoto.com

The plan to develop a walk and cycleway from Glenbeigh to Caherciveen is expected to bring millions to the area.

Moira Murrell agreed that using a compulsory purchase order for the lands needed has generated more opposition.

Ms Murrell says the council attempted to get full agreement with all 175 landowners prior to beginning this process; which wasn’t undertaken lightly.

She says just because there will be friction is not a good reason not to progress the project:

 

Meanwhile, the Chief Executive of Kerry County Council says compromise will be needed on all sides to resolve an ongoing row in relation to casual trading in Kenmare.

Some casual trading stalls are taking up nine and ten car parking spaces each, while business owners have responded by taking up car parking spaces with their own tables and chairs.

Moira Murrell says what is going on in the town is not acceptable and is absolutely committed to finding a solution.

Ms Murrell told Jerry O’Sullivan that dialogue is ongoing between all parties: