Representatives of Kerry County Council and Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce met with An Garda Síochana today (Wednesday) in relation to an incident on Main Street in the town on Saturday night.

 

The three bodies are working together to assure everyone that Killarney will always be a welcoming, safe destination, providing the highest of standards, with wonderful facilities for the enjoyment of the general public.

There was a constructive meeting to discuss what was an exceptional incident during what has been a busy summer period in the town despite the various COVID-19 restrictions in effect. It was acknowledged that the very vast majority of people who visit and socialise in Killarney do so responsibly.

Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Municipal District Manager, Angela McAllen and the President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, Paul Sherry thanked An Garda Síochána for the meeting.

“We are pleased that An Garda Síochána is investigating this one-off incident and it was agreed that this type of behaviour will not be tolerated. There has always been excellent stakeholder engagement in Killarney, and we continue to work together to ensure measures are in place to facilitate a safe and enjoyable visit to our town for all. In light of the increasing numbers of Coronavirus cases nationally, we are appealing to members of the public and businesses to continue to act responsibly to limit the spread of the virus,” they said.