Shane Ross to begin two-day visit Kerry today


The Transport, Tourism and Sport Minister is beginning a visit to Kerry today.

Shane Ross has a number of engagements on his two-day visit to the county.

His trip to Kerry was postponed last month following the Rescue 116 tragedy.

This evening Minister Ross is due to tour Kerry Airport in Farranfore.

On Thursday, the Minister will join Fine Gael Kerry TD Brendan Griffin to drive along the N22 Kerry to Cork road to impress the need for the Macroom bypass.

The project is on Transport Infrastructure Ireland’s Capital Plan.

Minister Ross will also visit Valentia Ferry.

Valentia Island Ferries Ltd has applied to Fáilte Ireland for €2 million in funding to replace their current car ferry in time for the 2018 season; the current vessel was built 53 years ago.

Minister Ross will meet with a group of locals who are concerned about the South Kerry Greenway project.

The Minister is also taking part in engagements organised by Kerry TD Michael Healy-Rae including the Kerry GAA Centre of Excellence, meeting the committee of Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, which is part of the Rugby World Cup 2023 bid and visiting the Killarney National Park and Muckross House.

Minister Ross will also meet with Tralee Chamber Alliance and with John and Francis Brennan at the Park Hotel, Kenmare.