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REPRO-FREE - 22.4.19 from Kerry Airport .
 Pictured Caoimhe Ringland  , KateAnn Harris  and Catherine O’Halloran all from Tralee . THE waiting is finally over for thousands of holiday-makers who are looking forward to flying from Kerry Airport to the 2019 Summer Sun routes of Alicante in Spain and Faro in Portugal. It’s not all about the sun with thousands more passengers planning cityscapes to Berlin, Frankfurt Hahn and London with Ryanair.com and Dublin with Aer Lingus Regional, direct from Kerry Airport, throughout the summer months. Pictured at Kerry Airport were
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Kerry Airport Announces 2019 Summer Schedule

April 23, 2019 at 10:37 am 0 comments

THOUSANDS of holidaymakers will be making the most of the range of flight options at Kerry Airports as they officially launched their summer schedule including the popular Faro and Alicante routes. It’s not all about the sun with thousands more passengers planning cityscapes to Berlin, Frankfurt Hahn, London and Dublin, […]

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Pa Laide CEO Cara Credit Union with Marcus O'Shea and Noel O’Connor of Adams of Tralee.

Cara Credit Union Teams Up With Adams Of Tralee For Members Car Draw

April 18, 2019 at 10:42 am 0 comments

CARA Credit Union has teamed up with Adams of Tralee for their famous 2019 Members Car Draw. The draw has proved to be hugely popular and Pa Laide CEO  of Cara Credit Union is looking forward to working with Adams. “Each year our car draw tender goes out to all the […]

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Tralee native Paul Crean of Partnership International (front centre) with interns placed in businesses in Tralee.

Tralee Native Looks For Host Families/Companies As New Office Opens In Town

April 17, 2019 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native has opened a branch of an international company in town and they are looking for host families and companies to host their clients. Headquartered in Cork city, Partnership International is a work, study and travel organisation for international 18 to 24 year olds. Programmes include international graduate […]

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10-4-2019: Hans Buenting, COO, Renewables innogy SE and Cathal Hennessy, Managing Director, innogy Renewables Ireland Ltd., presenting Lyrecrompane National School with a community donation of 10,000 euro after they  officially opened the Dromadda Beg onshore windfarm in County Kerry, Ireland on Wednesday. Also in photo are Cara Mattimoe, Isabelle Cahill, Katie Brosnan, Ayla Yaxley, Basla Witkowska, Kasie witkowska, Emma Long, Conor Shanahan, Paudie Brosnan, Oliver Kupies, Timmy Cahill, James Roche, Wojteta Withowski, Daniel Borsnan and teachers, Ciara o'Connor and Eilish Lyons.
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The inauguration of innogy's  first wind farm in Ireland will be officially celebrated today (Wednesday 10 April ) by Hans B¸nting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables, innogy SE, with the announcement of a Ä10,000 annual funding award to the local community within 5km of the wind farm and including the whole village of Knocknagashel.
Pupils from Lyreacrompane National School and project contractors will join other invited guests at a special event in Tralee to mark the funding windfall and to celebrate the opening of innogy's 10.2 megawatt (MW), three turbine Dromadda Beg Wind Farm. As part of the school's green programme, pupils have named the three turbines: The Three Amigos.
Principal teacher, Ciara O'Connor said: "The pupils have worked hard on the school's application for their biodiversity green school flag. As part of our green school lessons, we recently enjoyed an energy workshop run by Killarney National Park where the pupils learned about both renewable and non-renewable energy sources. Finding out about how Dromadda Beg Wind Farm was built and naming the turbines has been a useful and fun learning experience for all the pupils in the school."
Hans B¸nting said: "Ireland is going through a major energy transition, comparable to what Germany started many years ago. It is the Irish Government's intention that by 2050 your Irish homes, cars, workplaces, shop

German Company To Give Annual Funding Of €10,000 To Community

April 17, 2019 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE inauguration of innogy’s  first wind farm in Ireland was officially celebrated last week by Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables, innogy SE, with the announcement of a €10,000 annual funding award to the local community within 5km of the wind farm and including the whole village of Knocknagashel. Pupils […]

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Matt Smith (left) of Beardsmith in Tralee receiving his award.

Tralee Business Wins Best eCommerce Award

April 16, 2019 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE business has won an award at a ceremony in Limerick at the weekend. The annual Irish Micro Business Awards (MBA) was the occasion for beard care and men’s grooming company, Beardsmith, to win the hotly contested best eCommerce Business award. Beardsmith beat out some great companies from all […]

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Unique Coding Opportunity Comes To Kerry

Unique Coding Opportunity Comes To Kerry

April 12, 2019 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre and Code Institute are offering 14 fully-funded places on their upcoming Software Development Diploma (Full Stack) qualification which starts on May 27 in Tralee. In a first for Kerry, this accelerated bootcamp programme is the only classroom version of this highly acclaimed course run outside of […]

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Cara Credit Union loan officers Maurice O'Donoghue and Derry Fleming will feature on 'The Borrowers'.

Cara Credit Union To Feature On RTE Series Starting Next Week

April 10, 2019 at 11:18 am 1 comment

CARA Credit Union is the focus of a brand new eight-part RTE One series titled The Borrowers, commencing on next Tuesday, April 16 at 8.30pm. The fly-on-the-wall programme will take viewers behind the scenes and into a credit union loan office, for the first time ever on Irish television. Viewers […]

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Know Your Rights: Authenticating Documents

April 6, 2019 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: We are a family planning to move from Ireland to live in Italy. Will Italian authorities accept our Irish birth certificates? Answer: When you are abroad, you may need […]

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

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

April 3, 2019 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that February was relatively quiet for sales with 10 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €1,303,500. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in February was a house in Oakpark […]

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Ken Tobin.

Kerry Chambers Make Commitment To Fight For Change To RSES Plan

April 1, 2019 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Chambers of Commerce have issued a comprehensive joint-submission and have expressed a commitment to fight for changes to be made to the Regional Spatial and Economic Strategy (RSES) for the Southern Region. The Chambers have warned, in their submission, that the RSES document will adversely affect Kerry as […]

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Winning 3 in a row confirms Kerry based financial planning practice as national Life, Pensions and Investment Industry leaders. The award winning team at Premier Financial (Tralee) from left back row; Gerardine Sheehy, Colette Clohessy and Anne Corkery and from left front row; Philip Sicat, Denis Murphy and Mark Corkery photographed with their Awards “LPI Best Regional Financial Planning Broker of the year (2019), LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award (2018) and the LPI Best Life & Pension Broker in Ireland (2017). 
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Tralee Business Wins Three-In-A-Row At Awards Ceremony

April 1, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED financial planning practice, Premier Financial, have for the third year in succession, been nationally acknowledged as industry leaders, by winning the “Best Regional Financial Planning Broker of the Year” at the Oscars of the Irish Pension and Investment industry, the annual LPI Gala Awards which was held in the […]

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Carmel Marnane, Tom Randles, Niall Quinn, Ogie Moran and Mikey Quinn at the Business Leaders Gala Dinner at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Business Leaders Gala Dinner At Ballygarry House Hotel

March 29, 2019 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Business Leaders’ Gala Dinner took place last night, providing a fitting denouement to the Cantillon Conference which was held earlier on Thursday. The Institute of Technology Tralee, in association with Deloitte, hosted the event at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee where the entrepreneurial achievements of Kerry-based business leaders were […]

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Students Richard Horgan and Marian Nambase speaking with Aisling O'Donovan and Laura Baker of Sigmar at the KCFE Recruitment Fair on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Employers Go Recruiting At Kerry College Of Further Education

March 26, 2019 at 5:06 pm Comments are Disabled

EMPLOYERS came in large numbers to the annual Kerry College of Further Education Recruitment Fair entitled “Future@KCFE” seeking to recruit students who are about to complete a wide range of courses at the college. The college produces industry-ready graduates with in-demand skillsets so it was no surprise to see over […]

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John Fenton of ConnectOpp, Ieva Breen of Precise Cleaning, Kim Elliot of Rocket Deliveries and David Lyons of Marathon Board Games, winners of

Kerry Winners Announced For ILDN Back to Work Local Enterprise Awards

March 26, 2019 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Kerry businesses were chosen to represent the county in the next stage of the ILDN Back to Work Local Enterprise Awards at an event held in Tralee last week during Enterprise Week. The national event is organised in order to recognise the successes of newly established businesses across the […]

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“Catch him Derry’…Derry Fleming, Staff member at Castleisland Credit Union, (who’s family video went viral trying to catch the infamous bat) at the launch of a  new Agri Loan product called ‘Cultivate’ with Six Credit Unions in the Kerry/Cork region. The launch took place at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney. The Cultivate farm loans are for a wide variety of purposes, everything from working capital, cash flow, farm development, livestock purchase, farm machinery purchase, rural enterprise funding, and start up farm finance.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/NO REPRO FEE

Credit Unions Combine To Support Local Farmers

March 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLY milking was the order of the day on as six Credit Unions in the Kerry/Cork region joined forces to launch a new Agri Loan product called Cultivate. The launch held in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney was supported by farmers and industry experts alike. The Credit Unions involved are Ballincollig, […]

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Presentation Tralee students, at back; Eva Valor, Julia Szarota, in front, Róisín Buckley, Aoibhe McKenna and Erica Lucid with their Peann2 product at the Kerry County Council Student Enterprise Awards at the IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Young Entrepreneurs Excel At Student Enterprise Awards

March 23, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held  on Friday in the IT Tralee and a Tralee school won the most Enterprising School Award. Presentation Secondary School won the award for its work in fostering entrepreneurship within the school and was presented with the […]

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Rahma Chairi and Alan O'Shea of Alvention Ltd with his Rodfendr product at the IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Businesses Compete For €5,000 In Funding At Enterprise Showcase

March 23, 2019 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Busy Botanist was the winner of the €5,000 top prize in the annual IT Tralee Enterprise Showcase on Friday. This event provided an ideal opportunity for start-ups to make their pitch for the annual award. Exhibitors included past and current New Frontiers participants, IT Tralee Research Centres while information on […]

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Kerry Spa Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

Kerry Spa Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

March 22, 2019 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY spa has won the Hotel Spa of the Year at the European Hotel awards held in Geneva this week. The ESPA spa at the five-star Europe Hotel & Resort, Killarney was the winner of the prestigious awards which celebrate the best in luxury and hospitality across the continent. […]

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At the launch of the NEWKD Strategy on Social Enterprise on Tuesday were, front from left; Pam Dillane, John Stack and Elaine Kennedy. Back from left; Seamus O'Hara, Trisha Dowling, Eamon O'Reilly, Diana McCarthy and Robert Carey. Photo by Dermot Crean

NEWKD Launches Strategy On Social Enterprise

March 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE NEWKD Strategy on Social Enterprise was officially launched today (Tuesday) in IT Tralee by Minister Brendan Griffin at 12.30pm. Social Enterprise is alive and thriving in Kerry across a wide range of sectors such as food poverty, transport, community gyms and centres, and older persons’ supports. Social enterprises have […]

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SPONSORED: Great Offers As ‘March Madness’ Continues At Nolan’s Londis

SPONSORED: Great Offers As ‘March Madness’ Continues At Nolan’s Londis

March 19, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

NOLAN’S Londis on North Circular Road is the place to get great bargains this month as it continues its ‘March Madness’ promotion. The past couple of weeks has seen incredible value on a range of items and this week is no different at the family-owned business. From the deli counter, […]

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Karie O'Toole, Elaine Kinsella, Pauline McLynn, Rosemary Smith, Elin Sorensen, Helen Burns, Orla Diffily

PHOTOS: Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Holds Event For International Women’s Day

March 15, 2019 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Businesswomen’s Network brought Actress and author Pauline McLynn and rally legend and motor sport pioneer Rosemary Smith to Kerry to speak exclusively for KBN on International Women’s Day, last Friday, March 8. Over 65 women from across Kerry came together to mark the celebration of women’s social, political, and cultural […]

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Sixth Class pupils from Ardfert NS with their reusable aluminium water bottles. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ardfert Pupils Show Entrepreneurial Skills With JEP ‘Showcase Day’

March 14, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN in Ardfert have been taking their first steps into the world of business with some innovative ideas at the school. Pupils from Mrs. Sheehan’s Sixth Class in Ardfert NS took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and have been working very hard since December, setting up their mini company. […]

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Chamber To Host Pre-Election Forum For Candidates And Business Community

Chamber To Host Pre-Election Forum For Candidates And Business Community

March 12, 2019 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A PRE-ELECTION Forum will take place on Thursday, April 11 from 8.30am to 11.30am at The Rose Hotel. This will be an opportunity for candidates in the forthcoming Local Authority Elections (in the Tralee MD area) to present their vision and objectives for Tralee and to address key matters from […]

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Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ARE Kerry’s ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019 Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley presented the award to Thomas and Eileen Ashe of Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ,Kerry’s  ENTERPRISE AWARDS PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

A food business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry’s Enterprise Award for 2019.

The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.
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Annascaul Black Pudding Co. ARE Kerry’s ENTERPRISE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2019
Kerry’s  ENTERPRISE AWARDS PART OF LOCAL ENTERPRISE WEEK

A food business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry’s Enterprise Award for 2019.

The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.

Annascaul Black Pudding Co. is an artisan food production business.  They specialise in artisan black and white puddings, a range of pork sausages and related products and dry-cured rashers.  They also have a range of in-store meals using their own products.  They employ 7 full time and 5 part-time staff. 

The other winner at the Kerry’s Enterprise Awards held at Kerry County Council, County Buildings, Rathass, Tralee was Benoit Lorge, Lorge Chocolatier.  They produce hand-made chocolates in Bonane, Kenmare. They also run chocolate making courses for the general public as well as professional chocolate making courses for chefs, pastry chefs and people hoping to start their own business in this area.

National judging is taking place in April and May and Annascaul Black Pudding Co., will be competing against 30 other finalists from every local authority area for a share of the €40,000 prize fund. The Mansion House in Dublin is the venue for awards ceremony in May and categories this year include ‘Best Export Business,’ ‘Best Start Up Business’ and ‘Innovation,’ in addition to eight regional awards.
The Kerry Enterprise Awards, by the Local Enterprise Office Kerry are taking place as part of Local Enterprise Week 2019.  There are over 370 events taking place across the country for this year’s Local Enterprise Week, being organised by the network of Local Enterprise Offices nationwide. 

Speaking during Local Enterprise Week Tomás Hayes, Head of Local Enterprise Office Kerry said: “Annascaul Black Pudding Co., has already become a success story and the judges were particularly impressed by please leave in what applies - their business strategy/their job creation potential/their success in domestic and export markets/their use of innovation and technology.  The National Enterprise Awards are a great barometer for what the Local Enterprise Offices are doing and every year the standard is getting better and better and we are delighted to have Annascaul Black Pudding Co., representing us in Dublin in May.”
Among the special guests at the ceremony were Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council Norma Foley.
The awards were just one of the many highlights of Local Enterprise Week, which comes to an end on March 8th. All over the country, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices have been jointly running over 370 events aimed at start-ups, aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in their area, to mark the week.
Other high-profile events during Local Enterprise Week included Family Business Succession Workshops, Information Seminars and a range of Business Start Up Programmes.                                                                     
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National Enterprise Awards 2019
Award Categories and Prize Fund 
The 2019 National Enterprise Awards take place on May 29th in the Mansion House in Dublin and are organised by the Local Enterprise Offices
•	Overall Winner, National Enterprise Awards 2019 (Cash Prize for business: €10,000)
•	Best Export Business (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Best Start Up Business (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Innovation Award (Cash Prize for business: €5,000)
•	Eight Regional Winners (Cash Prize for business: €2,000 each)
o	Regions:
o	Dublin City, Fingal, Dún Laoghaire- Rathdown and South Dublin 
o	Kildare, Laois, Offaly and Westmeath 
o	Wicklow, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny 
o	Louth, Meath, Cavan and Monaghan 
o	Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and Longford 
o	Galway, Mayo and Roscommon 
o	Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Tipperary 
o	Cork City, South Cork, Cork North & West and Waterford

West Kerry Business Wins Enterprise Award

March 12, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A FOOD business from Annascaul is this year’s winner of the Kerry Enterprise Award for 2019. The top prize of €2,500 went to Thomas and Eileen Ashe, Annascaul Black Pudding Co., who will now represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday, May 29 in the […]

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Chamber Says Council Needs To Address Concerns Of Mall/Bridge Street Businesses

Chamber Says Council Needs To Address Concerns Of Mall/Bridge Street Businesses

March 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has encouraged the elected members of the Tralee Municipal District to place a greater emphasis on supporting businesses in the town’s retail and hospitality sectors before the local elections in May. The Chamber said the local authority needs to revisit, in collaboration with Tralee Chamber Alliance, the […]

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Philip Sicat, Denis Murphy and Mark Corkery collect their Life & Pensions Broker of the Year Award from Aidan McLoughlin ITC at the fifth annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards in the Mansion House, Dublin, last Thursday night. Photo: David Kenna

Tralee Business Going For Three In A Row Of Awards

March 11, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE based financial planning practice, Premier Financial, have for the third year in a row, been shortlisted for the Oscars of the Irish Pension and Investment industry, the annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards which will be held in the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday, March 21. This […]

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Siobhan Murphy.

New General Manager Appointed At The Kerryman

March 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has been appointed as the new General Manager of The Kerryman newspaper group. Having joined the company in 1979, Siobhan Murphy has been the Sales and Marketing Manager since 2009. “I consider it a privilege to take the helm of a newspaper with such a long and distinguished tradition. […]

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Cara Credit Union staff with representatives of the five groups awarded Lauri Healy Sponsorship Awards.

Cara Credit Union Welcomes Funding Applications For Community Projects

March 6, 2019 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

NUMEROUS community groups and charitable organisations have already benefited from Cara Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Sponsorship Awards. Sean Roche, the Chairperson of Cara Credit Union’s Community Sponsorship Committee, said; “Cara Credit Union is very conscious of our ethos. One way of rewarding the trust and loyalty we receive from […]

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Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

Cllr Calls For Meeting With Dunnes Stores About Vacant Town Centre Premises

March 5, 2019 at 4:56 pm 1 comment

A FINE Gael councillor has called for a meeting with the management of Dunnes Stores nationally, about the possibility of allowing the council take a lease on their Tralee town centre premises. The large property on Bridge Street has been vacant for many years now and Cllr Jim Finucane said […]

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Ned O'Shea (contractor) with Peter Harty and Claire Harty and staff members  of CH Tralee who have announced a €1.5m revamp of their store at The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

CH To Invest €1.5m In Tralee Store Revamp

March 5, 2019 at 12:07 pm 1 comment

CH, one of Tralee’s best recognised retailers for over 50 years is about to undertake a major renovation of its store located at 31 The Mall, Tralee. The retailer whose store includes a pharmacy, opticians, beauty salon, photo services, cosmetics, fragrance and gift hall will this week begin work on […]

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