Business/Property

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm 0 comments

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Day Place.

Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm 0 comments

A FREE seminar on Day Place in Tralee will take place next Tuesday, June 18 at Tralee Library between 10am and 1pm. Day Place is Tralee’s earliest Georgian terrace, built by Justice Robert Day at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was the first time in the town’s history […]

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VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

June 12, 2019 at 9:33 am 0 comments

THE increased VAT rate is having a major negative impact on hotels and restaurants in Tralee according to the results of surveys commissioned by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The hospitality sector in Tralee is now calling for greater action to sustain the industry over the coming 12 months. Ken Tobin of Tralee […]

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Kerry Airport

Over €2.2m In Funding Announced For Kerry Airport

June 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and […]

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Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

June 11, 2019 at 10:52 am 0 comments

So you’ve finally decided to start your own business, or maybe you’ve taken over the family farm. How will you structure your business? Will you form a company or will you be a sole trader?  What’s the difference? Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey takes a look at the pros […]

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Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

June 10, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) announced their first results for 2019, which sees Tralee leap from a lowly 30th in January, right up to 5th in the overall rankings, the biggest difference of any town in Ireland. The rankings show Tralee to be ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’ in their report. […]

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IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

June 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will receive €300,000 in funding towards apprenticeships at the college. Capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin was announced on Monday. In Tralee, €200,000 will go towards carpentry apprenticeships and €100,00 for machine shops. The funding forms […]

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Kerry Airport

Luton Route The Most Popular At Kerry Airport In First Quarter Of 2019

June 7, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE London Luton route at Kerry Airport was the most popular at Kerry Airport in the first quarter of 2019. 68,606 passengers travelled through Kerry Airport during the first quarter marking a 4.8% increase on the same period for 2018. The most frequent services – Kerry to Dublin with Aer […]

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New Executive Director at Siamsa Tíre, Róisín McGarr.

New Executive Director Of Siamsa Tire Appointed

June 5, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA TÍRE has announced the appointment of Róisín McGarr as the new Executive Director for Siamsa Tíre – Home to the National Folk Theatre of Ireland. The role of Executive Director will be to lead and manage Siamsa Tíre strategically into the future as a national cultural institution. The current […]

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WATCH: Ann Laide Talks About Life In Caballs And How She’ll Miss It

WATCH: Ann Laide Talks About Life In Caballs And How She’ll Miss It

June 5, 2019 at 9:59 am 2 comments

AS you all know by now, Caballs on Bridge Street will be closing its doors for the last time later this month after 99 years in business. Local filmmaker Timmy Dowd went to see Ann Laide and she told of the history of the shop, how it evolved over the […]

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Legal Briefs: Boundary Disputes…

Legal Briefs: Boundary Disputes…

June 4, 2019 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

As work finally starts on Trump’s infamous wall with Mexico, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors takes a look at an issue that has soured many friendships over the years – the dreaded boundary dispute… Boundary disputes have been around as long as property ownership itself and can be […]

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Chamber Alliance In Talks With Major Retailers About Setting Up In Tralee

Chamber Alliance In Talks With Major Retailers About Setting Up In Tralee

June 4, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance (TCA) has confirmed that they are currently in advanced talks with four national and international retailers with a view to setting up in Tralee. It follows the strong representation from the business representative body for Kerry’s capital at the recent Retail Excellence Ireland National Expo in Dublin. […]

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Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

Here’s Where Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

June 2, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that April was a relatively quiet month for sales with 16 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €2,488,100. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in April was a house […]

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Cork Airport

Cork Airport Giving Kerry Public Chance Of Winning Free Flights In ‘Spin The Wheel’

May 31, 2019 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

FREE flights will be given away by Cork Airport next Friday, June 7, as part of a ‘Spin the Wheel’ competition in Killarney. Pairs of return tickets to Verona, Budapest, Bristol and Birmingham will be up for grabs from Main Street, Killarney, starting from 3.30pm. Also available to win on […]

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General Manager of Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park with winner of last year's  2019 Food and Craft Fair Award, Denise Hanbidge of Dee’s Delightful Bakes, launching this year's awards. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Awards To Celebrate Kerry’s Vibrant Culinary And Creative Producers

May 30, 2019 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park recently launched their 2019 Food and Craft Fair Awards in association with the Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and Connect Magazine. The launch of the awards took place at Manor West’s recent Food and Craft Fair, the first of a series of popular […]

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Young Dylan helps Mags O'Sullivan officially launch the 'Tralee By The Sea' brochure at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New ‘Tralee By The Sea’ Attractions Brochure Launched

May 29, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TOURISM and business interests were present for the launch of the new ‘Tralee By The Sea’ brochure yesterday at Tralee Bay Wetlands. ‘Tralee by the Sea’ showcases the variety and diversity of activities and attractions on offer in Tralee and has been distributed to hotels and businesses around the town. […]

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Legal Briefs: Guidance On Photos At School Events

Legal Briefs: Guidance On Photos At School Events

May 28, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

With some schools introducing no-photo policies for events such as First Communions, school concerts and sports days, all in the name of GDPR, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors reviews some timely guidance on photos at school events… Confirmation and First Communion season is all but over, and school […]

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Eileen and Thomas Ashe of Annascaul Black Pudding.

Annascaul’s Finest To Compete For National Enterprise Award Next Week

May 23, 2019 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of Kerry’s best small businesses, Annascaul Black Pudding will represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the National Enterprise Awards on May 29 at the Mansion House in Dublin. Run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices in the local authorities nationwide, the National Enterprise Awards are now in their 21st […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Dementia Awareness Training Workshop At Bank Of Ireland Workbench

May 23, 2019 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

A FREE breakfast workshop on Dementia Awareness Training for the business and retail sector will take place on Thursday, May 30 at the Workbench space at Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 8am-10am. Cork/Kerry Community Healthcare, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance and the HSE are providing the training which will be given […]

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Aisling Foley and Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Mags O'Sullivan of The Aqua Dome, Sandra Leahy of Kerry County Museum, Declan Dowling and Heather Hartley of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium and Michaela Edwards of Wild Water Adventures at the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event at the Workbench space in Bank of Ireland Tralee on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Large Attendance At Tourism Event In Bank Of Ireland Tralee

May 22, 2019 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at Bank of Ireland Tralee branch on Monday as tourism business interests from around the county heard from experts in the industry. Around 100 representatives from local hospitality businesses registered their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ in the Workbench event […]

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Kerry ETB IT Support Course With High Rate Of Job Placement

Kerry ETB IT Support Course With High Rate Of Job Placement

May 21, 2019 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

IF a career as an Computer Systems Technician or IT Support Specialist is something you have ever considered, an upcoming traineeship at Kerry ETB Training Centre is something you should look at. Boasting 80%+ job placement rate, 12 weeks industry work placement and a range newly updated professional certifications from […]

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The property at High Street up for auction.

Kerry Properties To Go To Online Auction

May 21, 2019 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

SEVEN Kerry properties are for sale at the latest Bidx1 online auction on Wednesday and Thursday this week. In Tralee, a two storey building at 7 High Street, Tralee, has a guide price of €60,000. This is an office investment comprising a two storey office building, extending to approximately 102 sq. m […]

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Kerry Airport

Profits And Passenger Numbers Up At Kerry Airport

May 21, 2019 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport has released the Annual Report & Accounts for the 12-month period ended 31st December 2018, reporting an operating profit after taxation for the period of €966,056 as compared to €728,626 in the previous year. Passenger numbers handled by the Airport for the year of 365,339 are up +9% […]

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Gardaí Warn Businesses About Invoice Scam As Kerry Company Defrauded Of Thousands

Gardaí Warn Businesses About Invoice Scam As Kerry Company Defrauded Of Thousands

May 20, 2019 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI in Kerry are warning businesses about the continuing existence of invoice redirect fraud and so called CEO fraud and urges businesses to remind employees to treat any request to change bank account details with extreme caution. A case where a Kerry company lost tens of thousands of euro was […]

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The new Workbench facility at Bank of Ireland in Tralee.

Hospitality Businesses Urged To Register For Go Kerry Event This Monday

May 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland is calling on local hospitality businesses in Kerry to register their interest in attending the Go Kerry — ‘Grow Your Business’ event taking place this Monday, May 20, in the Workbench event space in Bank of Ireland, Tralee from 6pm to 7.30pm. As part of its 2019 […]

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Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel’s Balance Fitness & Wellness Suite is a state of the art fully equipped gym with specialised cardiovascular and resistance training equipment by BLK BOX who are leaders in gym installations. It steers away from the cardio-based hotel gyms that are slowly evolving to the style of […]

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Over fifty businesses and individuals from Kerry, today attended Fáilte Ireland’s Taste the Island workshop in the Great Southern Killarney Hotel.  This is part of a series of workshops taking place across Ireland over the next number of weeks to develop a strong programme of food and drink experiences that can be included in the Taste the Island initiative. Attending the workshops were from left, Mairead Moriarty, Listowel Food Fair, Leonie Flaherty, The Ashe & Manor Hotels, Tralee, Declan Murphy, Fáilte Ireland, Marie Galvin, Ballygarry hotel and Joan McCarthy, Tourism Officer, Kerry County Council.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS****

PHOTOS: Businesses Learn More About ‘Taste The Island’ Initiative At Workshop

May 16, 2019 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 50 businesses and individuals from Kerry, today attended Fáilte Ireland’s ‘Taste the Island’ workshop in the Great Southern Killarney Hotel. This is part of a series of workshops taking place across Ireland over the next number of weeks to develop a strong programme of food and drink experiences that […]

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In front; Declan Murphy Projects Officer with Fáilte Ireland with Conference and Banqueting Manager Madeleine Doyle; Rose Hotel General Manager Mark Sullivan, HR Manager Susan Kelly and Sales and Marketing Director Michele King and staff from the Rose Hotel at the presentation of the Service Excellence Business Award from Fáilte Ireland at the hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The Rose Hotel Receives Service Excellence Award From Fáilte Ireland

May 15, 2019 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Rose Hotel has once again been recognised for its high standards of excellence, having recently received the Service Excellence Business Award from Fáilte Ireland. Highly regarded in the hospitality industry, the Fáilte Ireland Service Excellence Programme encourages the optimisation of individual and collective operational capability, leading to improved profitability […]

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Abrakebabra In Tralee Shuts Due To High Insurance Costs

Abrakebabra In Tralee Shuts Due To High Insurance Costs

May 14, 2019 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

THERE’S sad news today that a well-known fast food restaurant in town has had to shut its doors. Abrakebabra at Tralee Shopping Centre on Bridge Street has been operating for 22 years in town, but due to high insurance costs, it has been forced to shut since last Friday. Speaking […]

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