Upcoming Advice Clinics;

Tuesday Dec 13th Sneem- Community Services Building at Seaview from 11am

Tuesday Dec 13th Killorglin- Killorglin Family Resource Centre from 2pm

Wednesday Dec 14th - Caherciveen constituency office from7-9pm

* Social Gathering on Wednesday 14th at Josephines Corner House , a Christmas Thank you to all in the C/civeen area who were so helpful during #GE16.

* Social Gathering on Thursday 15th at Sneem House in Sneem for all from Sneem and Caherdaniel/ Castlecove area who were so helpful during #GE16

Monday December 12th - Kerry County Council will hold their monthly meeting in Milltown Community Centre. It is traditional to hold the December (Christmas Meeting) in the home town of the Mayor. We will be hosted by Michael O'Shea in the brand new state of the art Milltown Community Centre.

My notices of motion for the meeting are as follows;

*That we write to the relevant bodies to ascertain why the proposed changes to auditing requirements that were mooted to facilitate voluntary and community organisations have not been introduced. It is grossly unfair and expensive to insist that clubs, societies and voluntary community groups should have to undertake the full costs of fully audited accounts by professional financial advisers when most of the areas covered are no- applicable.

*That we write to Customs and Excise seeking clarification around how they have applied duty rates to specific champagnes/ sparkling wines. It was the case that the duty was determined by the bars of pressure per bottle. This was clearly indicated on the label. Drinks with less than 2.5 bars of pressure were assigned the lower rate and those above were levied at the higher rate. Recently importers and distributors have been told that it will be determined by the kind of cork used on the bottle. This has immediately hit several distributors who have seen a significant decrease in competitiveness and has resulted in a loss of business for them. Given the importance of the hospitality industry to our county fairness needs to be established here.

Statement from Cllr. Norma Moriarty (Fianna Fáil)

On the decision of Deputy Tom Fleming not to run for re-election on this occasion.

Deputy Tom Fleming epitomizes the best of politics, serving the people of Kerry and focusing on the issues.

Tom is a thoroughly decent gentleman, who has never sought personal acclaim.

Norma would like to wish him well in all that he decides to do.

Ráiteas ón gComhairleoir Norma Moriarty (Fianna Fáil)

 Ar chinneadh Teachta Dála Tom Fleming maidir leis an toghcháin:

Rinne an Teachta Dála Tom Fleming sár oibre leis na blianta do mhúintir Chiarraí, ag tabhairt faoi na rudaí tabhachtacha agus ag dul i ngleic leis na ceisteanna tabhachtacha a bhí os a chomhair i gCiarraí.

Is fear uasal é nach raibh riamh ag iarraidh moladh a fháil dó féin go pearsanta agus guíonn Norma gach ráth air pé rud a dheanann sé sa todchaí.