Kenmare traders drop all appeals
TRADERS AND LOCAL CHAMBER DROP OBJECTIONS TO TRADING BYE-LAWS
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Kerry County Council (KCC) bye-laws after all objections to the local authority’s proposals for casual trading were withdrawn in recent days.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modified version is what will take effect after two appeals from both traders and the local chamber of commerce were withdrawn last week.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