Ken­mare traders drop all ap­peals


The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS - By TADHG EVANS

KEN­MARE traders are set for life un­der Kerry County Coun­cil (KCC) bye-laws af­ter all ob­jec­tions to the lo­cal au­thor­ity’s pro­pos­als for ca­sual trad­ing were with­drawn in re­cent days.

It brings an end to decades of wran­gling in the tourist town. Last sum­mer, the pro­posed byelaws were mod­i­fied at Dis­trict Court Level, and this mod­i­fied ver­sion is what will take ef­fect af­ter two ap­peals from both traders and the lo­cal cham­ber of com­merce were with­drawn last week.

The new rules will re­strict pre­vi­ously un­reg­u­lated ca­sual trad­ing to 29 bays lo­cated on Park Lane and East Park Lane. Trad­ing will be al­lowed ev­ery day, bar­ring Sun­days, from 9am to 5pm, although Kerry County Coun­cil can al­ter this win­dow for cer­tain oc­ca­sions.

Any­one seek­ing to trade will have to ap­ply to KCC at least 30 days in ad­vance and will be as­signed a spe­cific bay.

Among the mod­i­fi­ca­tions agreed last sum­mer is that a trader can avail of one ad­di­tional, ad­ja­cent bay at an over­all cost of €50 per day in cases of un­der-sub­scrip­tion.

No time-line has yet been put for­ward, but a KCC spokesper­son said “the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the bye-laws is a func­tion of the elected mem­bers, and it is en­vis­aged that a meet­ing for that pur­pose will take place in the near fu­ture”.

Henry St, Ken­mare. Photo by Michelle Cooper Galvin

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