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Saturday 20 September 2014

Underage drink stings

Bypass is 'only option'

Published 18/07/2014 | 02:30

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PUBLICANS in Kerry are supporting a bid by the gardai to clamp down on underage drinking.

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Gardai have been carrying out a number of undercover stings to stop pubs and off-licences from selling alcohol to minors.

Chairman of the Kerry branch of the Irish Vintners' Federation, Ger Counihan, says underage drinking is a big problem in society.

AN OUTER bypass is the only way of eliminating danger junctions from a town, its councillors were told.

But Killarney engineer David Doyle said this was unlikely to get funding as it would be classified as a 'network improvement' project by the National Roads Authority.

Mr Doyle was responding to comments at a meeting of Killarney Municipal District, where one councillor said using a junction on the N22 was like playing Russian roulette for motorists.

A CHARITY that U2 helped set up is staging a number of special summer camps aimed at promoting music education and the use of technology.

Music Generation is hosting a series of special 'SoundOut' camps which aim to provide access to music training and education for youngsters and adults who wouldn't normally have it. The camps, to be run across Cork, Limerick and Waterford, will take place in July and August.

THE Burren and Cliffs of Moher 'GeoPark' is to develop improved access facilities for the disabled. The move follows a pilot project, funded through the Geopark 'LIFE' programme, conducted by Brothers of Charity service users and support staff.

They took part in guided tours to some of the top attractions in the Burren and Cliffs of Moher areas including Aillwee Cave, Poulnabrone, Caherconnell Fort and Slieve Carron.

THE European Powerchair Football Nations Cup starts this evening at the University of Limerick sports arena. On until Sunday, the Irish will take on Belgium, France, England, Denmark and Switzerland. Ireland's opener against Switzerland starts at 7.30pm tonight, following an opening ceremony at 6pm in the UL Arena. MC for the event is Joanne O'Riordan, of No Limbs No Limits fame.

Powerchair Football has given a new lease of life to hundreds of young men and women struck down by physical disabilities.

Irish Independent

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