I am glad to see that the madness that is holiday home construction in Kenmare has been halted, if only temporarily. An Bord Pleanála (Irish Planning Board) has halted a 14 house development because Kenmare lacks adequate water and sewerage infrastructure. I remember the big stink of 2006.
However, as soon as Kerry County Council spend 12 million on upgrading Kenmare's water system then we will no doubt see business as usual. Hundreds more shoddy and empty buildings being "thrown up" as the local builders like to say.
Why is it that the tax payers have to pay for all of this? If they didn't pay it then there would be no expansion of the town into an even bigger ghost town than it is. If anyone should pay then it is the property speculators. They are speculating on a population increase in the town so they should speculate on an increase in sh*t too. After all, they produce plenty of the verbal variety.
Irish Examiner - Water scheme crisis halts development in Kenmare