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Fantastic Effort By Scoil Eoin Pupils In Shoebox Appeal

October 17, 2019 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin Balloonagh took part in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal once again this year for Team Hope and hundreds of boxes were made up. The project was undertaken by the Student Council with the help of their coordinator Mrs. Carol Anne O’Donoghue. They were overwhelmed with the response and generosity […]

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Repro Free - Free Images 17.10.19 
 Cara Credit Union Tralee and staff member Michelle Quirk picturedwith the new card outside the Tralee office Today (Thursday 17th October) on International Credit Union Day, Killarney Credit Union and Cara Credit Unions are introducing a new full-service Current Account.
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Today (Thursday 17th October) on International Credit Union Day, Killarney Credit Union and Cara Credit Unions are introducing a new full-service Current Account.
The new Current Account includes the globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card with Contactless Payments, Standing Orders, Direct Debits, and the option of an Overdraft facility.
Members of Killarney Credit Union and Cara Credit Unions can open a Current Account online or in their local Credit Union offices.  This is good news for Credit Union members and for consumers in general who have limited choice at present. Credit Unions are seen to offer something different to the major banks in terms of their personal touch and are considered trustworthy.
The new Current Account has simple and transparent pricing. A low monthly fee of €4.00 applies and that covers unlimited euro point of sale and contactless transactions, unlimited mobile and online banking and unlimited standing orders and direct debit processing and up to five euro ATM withdrawals per month. Full details of fees and charges are available on Killarney Credit Union and Cara Credit Unions Websites.
Speaking at the launch, Pa Laide, CEO of Cara Credit Union said:
“This is a watershed moment in the credit unions history. It means credit union members with savings and loans will now be able to get a competitive Current Account from their trusted Credit Union, and they will no longer need to go to a bank to get this service.  For the first time, we will be able to provide our members with a real choice for their day-to-day financial needs. And this service, which will be accessible globally and digitally, will enable us to become even more relevant to our members in the ever-increasing digital world.
Speaking to Mark Murphy, CEO of Killarney Credit Union “credit unions have been voted the 'most trusted financial institution' for many years, and just recently they became the first in the world to receive the coveted the national ‘CX Award for Best Customer Experience in Ireland’ for a record-breaking five years in a row. This trusted position is one we want to build on with this new service launch. We envisage many members switching their day to day banking to the Credit Union because we are now a community owned viable alternative”.
Information on the new Current Account are available from Killarney Credit Union in Killarney, Kenmare and Cahersiveen and Cara Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin and on their websites.

Sponsored: Cara Credit Union Launches New Full-Service Current Account

October 17, 2019 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Unions and Killarney Credit Union are introducing a new full-service Current Account today (Thursday) which is International Credit Union Day. The new Current Account includes the globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card with Contactless Payments, Standing Orders, Direct Debits, and the option of an Overdraft facility. Members of Cara Credit […]

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With the LGBT+ Pride Flag at Kerry ETB offices on Wednesday morning were, in front; Marie Lynch, Grace Brosnan, Noreen McEnery, Aisling OLeary and Aoife McCormack. At back; Martina Ronan, Marian Sugrue, Seamus Whitty, Krenare Jashari, Mayor of Tralee and  Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB Jim Finucane, Karen O'Connor and Betty Corkey. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry ETB Shows Solidarity With LGBT+ Community

October 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm 1 comment

KERRY ETB schools in Tralee and their staff members at the Centrepoint building showed support for the LGBT+ community in the county by raising the pride flag yesterday. They showed their support as ‘Visible in Kerry: An LGBT+ Perspective’, a major new survey of attitudes of LGBT people living in Kerry […]

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Gardaí To Conduct 24 Hour ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí To Conduct 24 Hour ‘Slow Down’ Day

October 17, 2019 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and around the country will conduct a national speed enforcement operation “Slow Down”, supported by the Road Safety Authority (RSA) and other stakeholders, for a 24 hour period from 7am tomorrow Friday to 7am on Saturday. The aim of “Slow Down Day” is to remind […]

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Teacher Ciara Culloty with pupils taking part in activities during Holy Family Maths Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Enjoy Maths Week Activities

October 17, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family is a hive of activity this week as pupils taking part in Maths Week. The events of Maths Week were designed to present the subject as fun. Each day begins with a daily maths joke and a memory task. Over the course of the week, the pupils visit […]

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Cora O'Brien of Pieta House Tralee receives a cheque for over €129,000 from the eight Darkness Into Light committees in Kerry at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nearly €130,000 Presented To Pieta House From Kerry Darkness Into Light Walks

October 17, 2019 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE eight Kerry Darkness Into Light groups gathered in Ballygarry House Hotel last night to present a cheque to Pieta House. Thousands of people took to the roads back in May to take part in the event which raises much-needed funds for Pieta House which provides a free, therapeutic approach […]

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Mike’s Sister To Represent Him On ‘Winning Streak’ As He Plays Football

October 17, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE sister of a footballer from Spa, Killarney will fly into Ireland this weekend to go on the National Lottery’s Winning Streak TV game show on RTÉ One this Saturday, after his name was selected to appear on the show on the very same day he has to play an […]

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Mark Griffin Won’t Be Involved With The Kerry Senior Panel Next Year

October 17, 2019 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

MARK Griffin is stepping away from the Kerry senior football squad for the forthcoming season. In an interview with the Irish Examiner, the St Michael’s Foilmore clubman cited work commitments — he is a project manager with Enercon — and a wish to do a bit of travelling as reasons […]

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€280m Upgrade For N22 Cork-Kerry Road Approved

€280m Upgrade For N22 Cork-Kerry Road Approved

October 17, 2019 at 8:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Government has approved plans for a €280m upgrade of the N22 Cork-Kerry road, which will include the long-awaited Macroom bypass. It will see travel times between Cork city and Tralee and Killarney shortened considerably and will be welcomed by tourism and business interests in Kerry. The cabinet gave approval […]

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