Funding and investment in Kenmare and the Iveragh Peninsula were reduced during the economic recession more than any other part of the county.
That’s according to a new study on the vibrancy of south Kerry and the challenges the area faces.
The report was launched in Listry on Friday night and its author, Dr Brendan O’Keeffe – originally from Gneeveguilla – says it makes a number of very positive recommendations for the future.
He says that during the recession, some parts of south Kerry suffered disproportionately:
Meanwhile, Dr O’Keeffe says the South and West Municipal District is too large.
He says that most European countries have smaller, more organised and more transparent electoral divisions which are able to get things done a lot more quickly.
Dr O’Keeffe says that European treaties require that plebiscites are held when electoral boundaries are changed: