Killarney residents call on council to tackle issues within their estate

Killarney residents are calling on the council to tackle a number of issues of concern within their estate.

A deputation from the Pinewood Residents’ Association addressed the recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.

The deputation was brought by Labour councillor Marie Moloney.

Neil Coffey and Eileen Hayes spoke on behalf of the residents and outlined that access to their estate was their main concern, stating parked cars and traffic congestion is blocking up the entrance to their estate.

The state of footpath surfaces and drainage issues were also outlined, as was the need for a community guard to be appointed to the area.

Ms Hayes asked the meeting for an update on a vacant house within the estate, which she says has a problem with knotweed; the council confirmed the knotweed is currently being treated, adding upgrades works to this property should be completed by next summer.

Pinewood Residents’ Association also carried out a feasibility study on their former basketball court, and asked for support to improve it and create a recreational area for local children.

Kerry County Council Engineer John Ahern said the council would carry out a footpath survey and see what could be done. He also outlined that a meeting is being organised for the coming weeks with the new owners of Pinewood Retail Park to address traffic and access issues.

He praised the residents for their work relating to the recreational project, adding the council would work to assist them.