Minister speaks out on planning permisssion issue in Ballyferritor

The Minister for Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs says Kerry County Council should not have granted planning permission for a housing estate in Ballyferriter if they believe it will endanger the Irish language in The Gaeltacht. The application for 20 houses in the Cloonties has been the cause of upset in West Kerry over failure by The Council to implement an Irish language clause into the planning application that would protect the language. Minister O Cuiv said rural town lands like Ballyferriter are suitable for one off houses for locals living in the area. Speaking on this mornings Kerry Today he said its clear this planning application should have been turned down.