Archive for March 24th, 2020

15 Confirmed Cases Of The Coronavirus In Kerry So Far

15 Confirmed Cases Of The Coronavirus In Kerry So Far

March 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are now 15 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Kerry, up three from yesterday. The national figures were revealed at the daily briefing from the Department of Health this evening. An additional 204 people have tested positive for the virus in the Republic of Ireland, bringing the total to […]

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Survey Shows 92% Of Kerry Businesses Experiencing Decline In Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis

Survey Shows 92% Of Kerry Businesses Experiencing Decline In Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE Chamber survey reveals almost 92% of businesses in Kerry are experiencing decline in revenue and that an unprecedented and radical economic response is required during the COVID-19 crisis. In association with Chambers Ireland national survey, Tralee Chamber undertook a survey of businesses in Kerry and today published the […]

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Fifteen Additional Personnel For Kerry Fire And Rescue Service

Fifteen Additional Personnel For Kerry Fire And Rescue Service

March 24, 2020 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fire and Rescue Service has strengthened its force with the recruitment of 15 additional personnel. The new retained fire fighters are to replace recent and upcoming retirements and departures within the Fire Service and will be stationed at the various fire stations across the county. The new recruits will […]

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Council To Erect Signage At Beaches And Public Amenities Encouraging Social Distancing

Council To Erect Signage At Beaches And Public Amenities Encouraging Social Distancing

March 24, 2020 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEETING of Kerry County Council management and representatives of the political parties and Independents took place this morning to continue the coordination of the Council’s response to the current public health emergency. The meeting observed personal distancing requirements and some participants joined the meeting by teleconference. Elected members and […]

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WATCH: KDYS Launch Campaign To Help In Fight Against COVID-19

March 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

KDYS with a group of teenagers from Kerry and Italy have launched their own campaign to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. They have created a video with an important message for their peers and for all people, pledging their commitment to the cause and they are calling on all young people […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

March 24, 2020 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

MOTHERS DAY: We hope all the mommies in our community had a Happy Mothers Day. We especially commend all those working on the front line during this current Covid 19 pandemic…. your dedication and commitment is admirable and appreciated so much. When this medical crisis passes, we hope you will […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

March 24, 2020 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

CORONAVIRUS – COVID 19: MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN, BILLY RYLE Just when our season was up and running and the club was a hive of activity, the deadly virus from the Orient invaded our shores. It broke our hearts to have to lock the gates and to bring activities in […]

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St John’s Live Streaming Mass And Prayer Services Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

St John’s Live Streaming Mass And Prayer Services Daily During COVID-19 Crisis

March 24, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

ST. John’s Parish clergy and parish team have launched a pastoral plan in response to the COVID-19 crisis by having a daily prayer programme which is available to watch live on the parish website and parish facebook. They also are introducing an online programme preparing children for the sacraments of First […]

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Friends Pull Together To Help Brendan Through Recovery Period

March 24, 2020 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the world is changing for everyone these days, the generosity of the local community is the same as it ever was. This is evident in the case of Brendan Walsh from Tralee, who suffered a serious horse-related injury recently. Brendan is heavily involved in racing, breeding, showjumping and the Kingdom […]

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John Mulhern ( PICTURED ) the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.

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John Mulhern the New Kerry Airport General Manager Welcomes Babcock Decision To Locate Base In Farranfore
 
THE newly-appointed General Manager at Kerry Airport has announced that a new helicopter base will soon open in Farranfore to service to service the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.
 
The Chairman of Kerry Airport, Denis Cregan, in the company of the Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Mr Brendan Griffin TD, formally welcomed John Mulhern at a special gathering of elected, business, civic and community representatives at Kerry Airport.
 
A Waterville-resident, the new General Manager at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said: “I’ve landed in Kerry Airport at a very exciting and positive time for the Airport which plays such a key role as a gateway to Kerry. Passenger numbers were up 9% in 2018, a newly refurbished Fire Station is currently under construction, the Gateway Bar and Restaurant have been refurbished and the magnificent new-look Pre-Boarding Area in the Departures Lounge has led to an improved and more pleasant travel experience for outbound passengers. Now, the decision by Babcock locate a base at Kerry Airport opens a significant opportunity for the local economy to benefit from the imminent re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry.  The new Babcock operations at Kerry Airport will be the base from which crews on the rigs will be taken to and from shore.”
 
Kerry Airport possesses modern and spacious hanger facilities, quick check-in and security, and multiple daily flights to Dublin and London with connections for an international workforce.
Farranfore is only 20 minutes from Tralee and Killarney by road and rail and less than an hour by road to two deep water ports – Fenit and Foynes - which have historically acted as oil and gas shore-bases.
 
John Mulhern, who has taken over from the recently-retired Peter Moore, was previously the Chief Operating Officer with responsibilities for Business Development at Mater Private Hospital Cork. Since joining Mater Private Cork in 2016 he played a pivotal role in turning what was a loss-making business into a very successful operation. He will be responsible for the effective delivery of all elements of airport operations within budget.
 
“I’m looking forward to working with the Board to ensure that Kerry Airport remains a major gateway between Kerry and global commercial and tourism markets for many years to come,” said John Mulhern.
Ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure, Kerry Airport services direct flights to seven destinations including: London Luton, London Stansted, Frankfurt-Hahn, Berlin, Alicante & Faro (summer 2019) with Ryanair, and to Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional.
 
For more details, visit www.KerryAirport.ie or call +353 66 976 4644.
 
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Notes to Editors:
 
John Mulhern has made his home in a quiet area close to Waterville in South West Kerry for the last 12 years and he understands fully the importance of maintaining and developing infrastructures that support the economy of Kerry and those traveling in and out of Ireland’s most beautiful County whether for business or pleasure.
 
Prior to moving to Kerry, he worked and studied in the United Kingdom including in the world-famous Harefield & Brompton hospitals. John also served for four years in the Merchant Navy as the Chief Ships Medical Officer.
 
John Mulhern was introduced as the newly-appointed General Manager of Kerry Airport at an event at the Airport on Monday 11th March at which Tralee Chamber Alliance and Killarney Chamber of Tourism of Commerce presented the former General Manager of Kerry Airport, Peter Moore, with a gift in recognition and appreciation of his 30 years of service. The Board of Kerry Airport will formally acknowledge and show their appreciation to Peter at a private function in the coming weeks.

Kerry Airport To Remain Open To Facilitate Kerry-Dublin Flights

March 24, 2020 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is still open despite the cessation of Ryanair flights this week.. CEO John Mulhern said the Kerry-Dublin flights will continue to facilitate urgent transport for critical staff, supplies and essential travel if needed. In a statement released today Mr Mulhern said; “In this our 50th year, Kerry Airport could […]

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