Councillor calls for better system for temporary council workers

30.6.17 Mayor of Tralee - Cllr Norma Foley (FF) . Takes to the chambers at Kerry Conty Council Offices in Tralee . Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : [email protected] WEB Site :

Fianna Fáil Cllr Norma Foley says a better system is needed for the employment of temporary staff at Kerry County Council

The Councillor says many outdoor staff have worked temporary contracts for the council for over 20 years.

She is hopeful that 9 temporary outdoor staff who are being left go this week will be employed to carry out works under the local improvement scheme.

Last week €727,000 in funding was announced for Local Improvement Schemes in Kerry.

The money will allow for the repair and improvement of small roads and laneways leading to local
people’s homes and businesses that are not under the normal maintenance of the councils.

This funding had ceased over a number of years, the council will now contact groups on the priority list to check if they can make the local contribution necessary to qualify for the funding.

Cllr Foley says a better system is needed for temporary staff:

Kerry County Council says it does not comment publicly on human resources matters.