By Sean Moriarty


The much-needed realignment of Lewis Road and the Killarney Bypass could face further delays as a result of a legal challenge.


Cllr Niall Kelleher, at this week’s Killarney Municipal Meeting, asked when was the Lewis Road Junction work due to start.


The Council replied: ‘Judicial review proceedings in relation to the scheme, together with an Order of the High Court placing a stay on the implementation of the scheme pending the decision of the proceedings was received on October 29. The matter is currently being dealt with by the County solicitor’s office.”


As it is a legal situation, further details of the challenge were not released at the meeting but it is understood the challenge relates to the purchase of lands required to carry out the works.


“This cannot drag on unmercifully because of a legal challenge,” said Kelleher.