Gardaí, Cllrs And Chamber Meet About Late Night Incident In Killarney

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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.

There was public anger expressed locally and nationally after footage of a large group of people congregating — with little social distancing evident — was uploaded to social media.

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.

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“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,” read a joint statement.

“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.

The three bodies said they would continue 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. It was acknowledged that the vast majority of people who visit and socialise in Killarney do so responsibly.

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