Councillor says extending fast food opening hours will damage Killarney

A Killarney councillor is concerned about plans to extend opening hours of take-aways in the town. Donal Grady 1 The OKR group, which operates Burger King in Killarney, has applied for planning permission to extend its opening hours from 1am to 3:30am at weekends. The group claims that the change in the opening hours could ease anti-social behaviour in the town. Under planning laws, there are restrictions on the number of take-aways that can open after 1am in Killarney town centre. Last May, Killarney was awarded a Purple Flag which honours excellence in the management of a town centre between 5pm and 5am. Councillor Donal Grady fears for the future of the town’s purple flag status if the proposal is approved. He says the restrictions were introduced for a purpose: [audio_player src=””]