« BackKerry councillor calls for reinstatement of town councils

Michael Cahill 1A Kerry Fianna Fail councillor has called for the reinstatement of town councils.

Cllr Michael Cahill proposed at a recent municipal meeting that Kerry County Council call on the new government to reinstate town councils with immediate effect, to all towns with a population of 7,000 and upwards.

According to the councillor the council has written to the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, requesting him to reinstate town councils to towns with a population of over 7,000.

Mr Cahill said that the decision to remove town councils should never have been taken and has proved to be a detrimental measure for Killarney, Tralee and Listowel.

He added that it is very difficult to comprehend why the largest tourist town in Ireland if not in Europe, for a town of its size, (Killarney) does not have its own town council.