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Tralee And Glenbeigh Properties Sold At Auction

Tralee And Glenbeigh Properties Sold At Auction

December 15, 2017 at 11:19 am 0 comments

TWO Kerry properties were sold at the latest BidX1 (formerly Allsop) auction this week. The two residential homes were in Tralee and Glenbeigh. In Tralee, 24 Pairc Na Dun, Mounthawk was offered with a reserve not to exceed€130,000. The vacant detached three bedroom house, extending to approximately 127 sq. m (1,367 […]

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At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Motion To Change Name Of Tralee Credit Union Is Passed

December 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Credit Union will be known as ‘Cara Credit Union’ after the motion to change its name was passed last night at the AGM in The Rose Hotel. There was a large attendance at  the 50th Annual General Meeting where the Board of Directors  reported a very positive year of […]

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Five Kerry Projects To Receive Government Funding

Five Kerry Projects To Receive Government Funding

December 11, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

FIVE Kerry projects are among the 11 recipients of almost €14.3m in funding approved in counties in the southern region in the Regional Enterprise Development Fund, The Fund, which is an open national competitive call to support regional projects, is provided by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, through Enterprise […]

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The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county was named as Rob Durran (age 34) who is Co-founder of the company Xi (Research and Development) Ltd. trading as Xintec based in Tralee. This business provides anti fraud solutions to telecom providers counteracting International Revenue Share Fraud.. The entrepreneur also won the category for the Best Established Business and an investment fund from LEO Kerry worth €15,000.
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Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced €50,000 investment fund presented by Kerry County Council Local Enterprise Office to six young entrepreneurs in the county, all aged between 18 and 35.Kerry’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition, which took place in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday, 7th December.IBYE, which has a €2 million investment fund, is run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. A total of €50,000 was awarded in prizes across three different categories including best Business Idea, Best Start Up Business and Best Established Business.The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county was named as Rob Durran (age 34) who is Co-founder of the company Xi (Research and Development) Ltd. trading as Xintec based in Tralee. This business provides anti fraud solutions to telecom providers counteracting International Revenue Share Fraud.. The entrepreneur also won the category for the Best Established Business and an investment fund from LEO Kerry worth €15,000.The other main category winners on the day were Niall Harty (age 30) of Harty Nutrition Ltd. who won the Best Start Up Business category with his Origin Clean Protein Bars business. This company produces a range of protein bars and the company has seen substantial growth over the past year with sales through the multiples such as SuperValuCaroline Birch (aged 28) won the Best Business Idea category with her business idea Wild Adventure Way (WAW). Wild Adventure Way will bring the adventure community together in one online portal making it easy for travelers to compare and book adventure holidays. Caroline won a prize of €7,000. All three category winners will now be representing the County at the Mid West Regional Finals scheduled for the 16th January.Meanwhile, the category runners-up also shared an investment of €13,000 between their three businesses. They were: Nikolia O’Connor, aged 18, Ballydavid in the Best Business Idea category with his Muscle Physio Therapy product: Shane O’ Leary (28) of Cordal Goats Cheese in the Best Start Up Category and Marie Looby (34) of Peregreen Energy in the Best Established Business category.Tomás Hayes, the Head of Local Enterprise with Local Enterprise Office Kerry said: “Kerry County Council started the search to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in July and the national competition received a huge number of entries this year, with 1,500 young entrepreneurs applying nationally.  After a very successful IBYE bootcamp and County Final, the future is bright for both youth entrepreneurship and job creation in the region.”These sentiments were echoed by Charlie O’ Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive of Kerry County Council who commended the participants on the very high standard of the applications received and the need for entrepreneurship, jobs and economic development to safeguard the future prosperity of County Kerry. Special guests at the IBYE County Final included the Mayor of Kerry, Cllr. John Sheahan, Beda O’ Dwyer of the Institute of Technology and Michael Scannell, Director of Community and Economic Development, Kerry County Council.The Regional Finals for IBYE to select 24 national finalists across the three competition categories will take place on 16th January. Further details on the competition and supports available to young entrepreneurs are available through www.localenterprise.ie and from the IBYE website at www.ibye.ie. ENDSFor media queries, please contact your Local Enterprise Office.Notes to Editor:About IBYE:      www.ibye.ie•	Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur is an enterprise initiative run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) around the country and funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. A €2 million investment fund is available through IBYE which supports young entrepreneurs through training, mentoring and direct financial investments.•	Now in its fourth year, IBYE was open to people between the ages of 18 (at date of application) and 35 (at 31st December 2017) with an innovative business idea, new start-up or established business, including: individuals, venture teams, partnerships, existing businesses with a new idea, or people overseas (including Irish emigrants) who will headquarter in Ireland.•	Each LEO has a total fund of up to €50,000 to invest in six businesses (three category winners and three runners-up) according to criteria including businesses’ investment needs. The three categories are as follows:- Best Business Idea(pre-trading) – up to €10,000 investment fund through every LEO (€7,000 for category winner and €3,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)                                                                  - Best Start-Up Business(up to 24 months), with up to €20,000 investment fund through every LEO (€15,000 for category winner and €5,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)                                      - Best Established Business(over 24 months) with up to €20,000 investment fund through every LEO (€15,000 for category winner and €5,000 for runner-up, through every LEO)•	The county winners will now proceed to eight regional finals in January and February 2017 from which 24 contenders (three from each region – one in each category) will be selected to compete for the national title of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur. •	A further €100,000 investment fund will be available to invest in the winners of the three categories at the national final, one of which will also be named as “Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.

Tralee Man Wins Kerry’s Best Young Entrepreneur Award

December 9, 2017 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE co-founder of a Tralee based company has been named as the  overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county as Kerry’s best young entrepreneurs were announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition on Thursday in the Ballygarry House Hotel The overall “Best Young Entrepreneur” for the county […]

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

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

December 7, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that October was was a bumper month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 32 properties sold, fetching a total of €3,873,552. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in […]

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David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance and Eva Grafstrom of Dairy Delights at the Tess Quarter Market on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tess Quarter Market To Have More Stalls This Friday

December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW market for December saw stallholders set up on Abbey Street and the numbers are set to increase this Friday. There were food stalls as well as arts and crafts for sale in the area which has become known as Tess Quarter, adding to the festive atmosphere around town. […]

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Garvey's Supervalu Tralee staff at the Food Fair on Thursday. Included are Ciara Lynch, Sinead Healy, Emma Donovan, Mary Ellen Donovan and Chelsea Healy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Garvey’s Hosts Christmas Food And Wine Fair

December 1, 2017 at 2:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GARVEY’S Supervalu Tralee was buzzing on Thursday night for their annual Christmas food and wine fair with loads of special guests popping in for the fun. Radio Kerry were broadcasting from the Rock Street supermarket and it was also an occasion to celebrate their recent success in being named Retail Excellence […]

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Tralee Credit Union Could Be Known As Something Else Soon

Tralee Credit Union Could Be Known As Something Else Soon

December 1, 2017 at 2:11 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Credit Union could be known as something else after their AGM at the Rose Hotel on Monday week. There is a motion coming up that the name will change to ‘Cara Credit Union’, to reflect the changes which have taken place over the years. In their Winter Newsletter, Tralee […]

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Campaign Encourages People To Buy Local This Christmas

Campaign Encourages People To Buy Local This Christmas

December 1, 2017 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin has launched a campaign encouraging people to buy local this Christmas. They want people to think about where they spend their money and to buy local produce in local shops. “We in Sinn Féin are asking people and especially our supporters to consider shopping local, support local businesses […]

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Sponsored: Celsius Menswear Opens On Russell Street

Sponsored: Celsius Menswear Opens On Russell Street

November 30, 2017 at 4:30 pm 2 comments

Sponsored A NEW menswear shop officially opened its doors Thursday, just in time for the Christmas market. Celsius on Russell Street sees John Murphy reopen his shop after an absence of some years, when he was trading under the same name in Ashe Street and Abbeycourt. Now, aided by his […]

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 The Irish Academy of Engineering is awarding its highest honour, the Parsons Medal, to leading Irish engineer and businessman Dr Edmond Harty (pictured).  The Academy awards the Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences to engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology. Dr Edmond Harty is CEO and Technical Director of Dairymaster.  The Parsons Medal commemorates the work of Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, the inventor of the steam turbine. Dr Harty is the recipient of many other awards for his innovative approach to business, including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012 and the Agribusiness Leader of the Year 2015.
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Dairymaster CEO Receives Top Honour From Irish Academy Of Engineering

November 30, 2017 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Academy of Engineering has awarded its highest honour, the Parsons Medal, to leading Kerry engineer and businessman Dr Edmond Harty. The Academy awards the Parsons Medal for Engineering Sciences to engineers or engineering scientists of exceptional ability in research or engineering technology. Dr Edmond Harty is CEO and Technical […]

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Sponsored: #Reunite At Yummy This Christmas

Sponsored: #Reunite At Yummy This Christmas

November 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Sponsored A LOCAL business has shown imagination with their marketing this Christmas and created a touching storytelling video clip to promote Yummy Cafe. Not unlike the approach taken by multinational giants like Debenhams or John Lewis, Ken Tobin of HQ Tralee and Weebiz Media, commissioned the advert for his business, Yummy […]

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24-11-2017: FDI Oportunites for Kerry event takes place in Tralee as part of Bank of Ireland’s 17th National Enterprise Week.

Pictured at a Bank of Ireland National Enterprise Week event entitled "Building Our Business Future Together" in theTralee Rose Hotel on Friday were speakers, from left,  Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA,  Gerry Enright, Manager, Bank of Ireland, Tralee, June Butler, Bank of Ireland and Frank Murphy, MONEX, Killarney and Frank Shaw, Bank of Ireland.
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Bank of Ireland’s 17th National Enterprise Week, themed ‘Scaling Your Business’, is taking place from 17 to 24 November and will see up to 26 events take place across the country for SMEs with an interest in growing their business. Each National Enterprise Week event has been carefully planned to support specific industry sectors with experts on hand to speak about everything from trends, forecasts and opportunities to personal relevant business experience. The aim of the initiative is to promote and drive momentum for businesses in areas such as manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, agri, finance, fisheries and export markets. 
In Tralee, Bank of Ireland hosted an event on Friday 24 November entitled "Building Our Business Future Together" at the Rose Hotel in Tralee. 
Speakers included Martin Shanahan, CEO, Industrial Development Authority (IDA) who discussed the current market conditions and opportunities within Ireland and Kerry for FDI. 

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PHOTOS: Bank Of Ireland Hosts Event For Enterprise Week

November 28, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Building Our Business Future Together’ was Bank of Ireland Kerry’s flagship event for National Enterprise Week, held at The Rose Hotel on Friday last. Aimed at SMEs, the highlights of the event were an inspirational story from Frank Murphy about his journey with Monex and a rallying call from […]

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Five Groups Receive €3,000 Each From Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Fund

Five Groups Receive €3,000 Each From Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Fund

November 27, 2017 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE community groups received €3,000 each towards their community project from Tralee Credit Union’s Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. This is the second round of worthy projects within our local communities to receive funding from the Lauri Healy Community Project Fund. Earlier this year four groups benefited to the tune […]

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Tralee Could Apply To Be A Gaeltacht Service Town

Tralee Could Apply To Be A Gaeltacht Service Town

November 27, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

IT has been announced that Tralee has been named as one of the towns that could apply to achieve recognition as a Gaeltacht Service Town under the Gaeltacht Act 2012. Gaeltacht Service Towns are defined as those towns situated in or adjacent to Gaeltacht Language Planning Areas and which have […]

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The mural at 'Tess Quarter'.

Christmas Market To Take Place In ‘Tess Quarter’

November 26, 2017 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tess Quarter Christmas Market will launch in Abbey Street and Dominick Street on Friday next  in time for the festive season. The market will be an end-of-year celebration attracting locals and visitors with its cheerful ambience while spotlighting traditional crafts and speciality foods. Abbey Street and Dominick Street will […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Yet Another Award

Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Yet Another Award

November 24, 2017 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AND the awards keep on coming. Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee really is having some year. Last night they won the Off-Licence Of The Year Award at a ceremony in the Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny. The awards were for Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide. It’s the second year in a row the […]

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Breda Commane, Deirdre Moore and Carol Anne O'Sullivan at Alfie's new look lounge/dining area in The Ashe Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A New-Look Alfie’s At The Ashe In Time For Christmas Entertainment

November 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ashe Hotel invited guests for a first look at their newly revamped lounge/dining area in Alfie’s Bar on Thursday evening. The area has been given a stylish makeover and everyone was impressed at the lighting, comfy rich velvet seating and the tastefully assembled mirrors and photos on the walls. […]

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SPONSORED: Spending Frenzy Expected In Town For ‘Black Friday’

SPONSORED: Spending Frenzy Expected In Town For ‘Black Friday’

November 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm Comments are Disabled

STORES are preparing for the busiest day of the year tomorrow as  ‘Black Friday’ fever spreads in Tralee. While many electrical goods stores have been running their Black Friday deals all week, some businesses are saving their bargains for tomorrow. In CH Chemists, their online sale begins at 6pm tonight […]

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Leona Fitzmaurice of Every Occasion Florist looking forward to distributing free bouquets around Tralee next Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Leona To Bring Smiles To Tralee On A Monday Morning

November 23, 2017 at 10:09 am 1 comment

A TRALEE florist will bring cheer to people around town next Monday when she takes part in the Irish Lonely Bouquet initiative. Leona Fitzmaurice of Every Occasion Florist will place 20 bouquets in different locations in town for people to find and take home with them — or if they like, […]

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IDA Boss To Speak At Bank Of Ireland Event For SMEs In Tralee

IDA Boss To Speak At Bank Of Ireland Event For SMEs In Tralee

November 22, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Bank of Ireland’s 17th National Enterprise Week from November 17-24, an event will take place in the Rose Hotel on Friday, November 24 aimed at SMEs. The event entitled “FDI Investment in Kerry takes place  from 2.30pm–4pm. Guest speaker Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA will discuss the opportunities […]

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Award Winner for the Category of ‘Catering & Nutrition Award’ was Maura Moriarty pictured with Sponsor from Fresenius Kabi; Shiofra O’Malley, Chief Executive of the NHI; Tadhg Daly and MC for the evening and Broadcaster Marty Whelan

Maura Wins At Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

MAURA Moriarty of Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp, was a winner at the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards last Thursday. Maura was named winner of the Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award.  Kerry was also represented at the awards ceremony by Maeve Poff of Mowlam Healthcare Killarney, who was a […]

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Craft Makers Shop Reopens For Christmas

Craft Makers Shop Reopens For Christmas

November 20, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

CRAFT Makers on Ashe Street has reopened for Christmas. Running from Friday, November 24 until Christmas Eve the shop on Ashe Street  which closed in June this year, houses a gift shop and gallery for this run and the project hopes to pop up again in Tralee next summer. Opening times […]

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Santa Claus meets bargain hunters in the queue for the CH Christmas Shopping Event on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For CH Chemists Christmas Event

November 18, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

BY the time they opened the doors for the CH Chemists Christmas Shopping night, the queue had gone all the way down to Penneys, across The Mall and snaked around Denny Street as far as The Roast House cafe. It seems people just love a bargain and staff were ready […]

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Pictured at the opening of The Golf Doc Academy in Ballinorig, Tralee was ( L to R )  Philip Walton, Simonette Clifford, Ellen O'Dowd, Susan O'Dowd, Owner James O'Dowd, Dick Spring and Mary O'Dowd.

PHOTOS: Dick Spring Opens Tralee Man’s ‘The Golf Doc’ Academy

November 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has just opened a new facility for golf enthusiasts on the outskirts of town. James O’Dowd is bringing his insights, tips and experience to his new venture ‘The Golf Doc’ which opened its doors for the first time on Thursday. Situated just outside Tralee in Ballinorig West, […]

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The Ashe Hotel Features In Trivago Awards 2018

The Ashe Hotel Features In Trivago Awards 2018

November 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE hotel has featured in the Trivago Awards for 2018. The Ashe Hotel was rated in the Top 3 Best Rated 3 Star Hotel’s in Ireland. Meanwhile, Camp Junction House B&B came second in the Ireland’s Top-Rated Alternative Accommodation category. It’s the second year in a row the Ashe Hotel […]

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WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

WATCH: Short Film Promoting Tralee At Night Shows What Town Has To Offer

November 16, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will receive its Purple Flag at a ceremony in Norwich tonight after a supreme effort by all involved during the summer. It was announced in late September that Tralee would be awarded The Purple Flag which confirms the commitment to ensuring that Kerry’s capital town has a safe, vibrant […]

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The Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town judges are shown around Tralee during the judging last month

‘Award Recognises Wonderful Spirit In Tralee’ Says Mayor

November 16, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Norma Foley has warmly welcomed the announcement that Tralee is the national winner of the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Awards for 2017. Mayor Foley was among those present at the announcement in Tullamore last night. Tralee won the top award after earlier taking the […]

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Overall National Award For Tralee At Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

Overall National Award For Tralee At Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

November 15, 2017 at 11:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT gets better for Tralee. Having won the Regional Category for ‘Most Enterprising Large Town Award for Munster’ in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition tonight, they then won ‘Most Enterprising Large Town in Ireland’ category and finally the Overall National most Enterprising Town In Ireland award netting […]

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Tralee Wins Regional Category Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

Tralee Wins Regional Category Of Bank Of Ireland Enterprising Towns Awards

November 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm Comments are Disabled

For an update on this story, click here GOOD news from Tullamore tonight. Tralee has won the Regional Category for Munster in the Bank of Ireland National Enterprising Town Competition tonight at a ceremony attended by over 500 people from towns all over Ireland at the Tullamore Court Hotel. The […]

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