Business/Property

Eoin Kelliher, Financial Planning Partner (QFA) and Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness at the 'Build A Better Business' run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Good Turnout For Networking Evening In Fels Point

June 25, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE ‘Build A Better Business’ networking evening generated much interest among the business community and was well attended in the Fels Point Hotel last night. The event was run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International, which helps people generate new business through networking […]

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IT Tralee Hosts TRADEIT Summer Academy

IT Tralee Hosts TRADEIT Summer Academy

June 25, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

The TRADEIT Entrepreneurial Summer Academy, recently hosted by the Institute of Technology, Tralee, was a three day intensive entrepreneurial and innovative training programme to Post Graduate Food Researchers and Research Centre Managers active in the Traditional Agri-food Sector. The 26 Academy participants were selected from the top food researchers and […]

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Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

June 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS for a large new estate at Caherwisheeen have been shot down by An Bord Pleanala. The planning body has refused permission for the major housing development proposed by O’Flynn Construction Company Limited to construct 98 residential units and a crèche at Caherwisheen and Skehanagh. The planning permission was previously refused by […]

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Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

June 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 14 residential properties sold in the Tralee area during the month of May, with a combined value of just under €2m. The houses sold ranged in price from €43,000 to €300,000 according to the Property Price Register. Five houses were sold for under €100,000. They were 64 Rahoonane […]

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Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

June 18, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHERE the owners of a business are the shareholders there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are sixteen factors one should consider when reviewing whether it is […]

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Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on communicating with employees… I WAS speaking to a business owner last week and he relayed a big frustration to me; “I cannot seem to get my team to do what I want them to […]

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Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

June 12, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  IS your local pharmacist deserving of a national award? That’s the question healthcare software solutions company, Helix Health, is asking, as it calls on the people of Tralee to nominate local pharmacists in the ‘Patient Nominated’ category ahead of the 2014 Pharmacist Awards. The call for Kerry people to nominate […]

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Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert, The Mall with a Panasonic 50'' Smart TV. Photo by Dermot Crean

TV Dealers Fail To Score Big For World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more WHILE most sports fans are salivating at the prospect of a month of football on the box, the explosion of TV sales never materialised this year according to local and national retailers. The World Cup normally signals a rush to get the biggest, flattest and […]

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Business: The Advantages Of Being A Limited Company

Business: The Advantages Of Being A Limited Company

June 11, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

  By Chris Murray We are often asked by clients what are the advantages to operating as a limited company. Below is an outline of what limited liability means and the advantages of incorporating. Limited Liability – what does it really mean? First and foremost, the principal benefit of trading by way […]

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Guy Hulbert of Hulbert's Fine Foods at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Delicious Taste of Kerry In Manor West

June 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHT food artisans showed their delicious produce at the Manor West Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday at the second Taste of Kerry event at the centre this year. The producers came from Dingle, Ballinskelligs, Cromane, Ballybunion and Tralee with cakes, pates, jellies, jams and paella among the goodies on display. Always a […]

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Melanie Harty of Harty's Jellies at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Food Firms To Exhibit At Cork Event

June 6, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee companies will take part in a Cork city food forum later this month. Guy Hulbert of Hulberts Fine Foods, based in The Anchorage, Tralee who sells vegetarian pate and Melanie Harty of Hartys jellies and jams will take part in the Cork and Kerry Food Forum which takes place in City […]

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Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

May 30, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on planning and setting goals… Why is Planning so Important Anyway? In his book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark McCormak made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

May 23, 2014 at 7:03 am 11 comments

ONE of Tralee’s most famous hostelries will be back in business this July…and members of the Kirby family will be back with it. Cotter Food & Catering Limited is delighted to announce that the company has purchased Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Rock Street. The Brogue Inn, a “landmark at the bottom of […]

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Aspen Grove Moves To New Home

Aspen Grove Moves To New Home

May 22, 2014 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

ASPEN Grove Solutions, the Irish technology company with global operations in Kerry, UK and the US, has just opened new offices in Castlemaine Rd, Tralee, to support ongoing development. The company is going from strength to strength and plans to accelerate growth over the next 12-36 months. Aspen Grove Solutions is […]

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Maximising The Profit In Your Business

Maximising The Profit In Your Business

May 21, 2014 at 7:24 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray PROFIT is a reliable measurement of a business’ success. Profits are the very lifeblood of a business. They fuel growth, support the owners, provide for the well being of the staff, and ultimately determine the success or failure of the business. So how can you maximise your […]

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Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

Slight Recovery In Tralee Property Market This Year

May 15, 2014 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean THERE is a shortage of detached family homes, while housing rents are on the increase in town, according to a Tralee auctioneer. A recent survey from myhome.ie found that there was a 22 per cent rise in house sales in the Tralee area last year and Paul […]

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Michelle Walsh and Joanie McAuliffe of Tralee Bay Wetlands with the Red Criss Bear at the Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Businesses Network At Tralee Expo

May 14, 2014 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were over 50 businesses showing their wares at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday for the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo. While the crowds were not as big as expected at this free event, it was a chance for businesses present to network, swap ideas and get to know each […]

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Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

Sean Helps Ireland To World Cup Glory

May 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SEAN Taaffe, the owner of Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group who have a salon on Castle Street, has helped Ireland to a World Cup ‘bronze’. Sean – along with his colleagues from Team Ireland – took third place overall in the OMC World Cup in Hairdressing in Frankfurt last weekend. […]

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Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

Business: The Four Golden Rules Of Advertising

May 10, 2014 at 7:55 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on advertising strategy… We are all exposed to vast amounts of advertising from global organisations with very deep pockets. They focus on brand awareness and have budgets of several hundreds of millions annually to do […]

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Making Moves In Business

Making Moves In Business

May 9, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT seems the buzz phrase around Tralee over the past month or so is ‘relocation, relocation, relocation’. In the past couple of months, Rockalilly, Ela Marie and Loramar have upped sticks and moved to fresh premises in the town. So why the move? “The main reason is a bigger premises […]

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Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

Tralee Business Showcase At Fels Point Hotel

May 7, 2014 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE business community in the Tralee and wider area are set to come together next week at the inaugural Tralee Chamber Alliance Business Expo in association with The Kerryman. The event between 4pm and 8pm on Tuesday, May 13 at Fels Point Hotel will showcase the excellence, broad range and […]

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Fintan Ryan Manager of Tralee Credit Union presenting member Kathleen Twomey from Kilflynn, the keys to her new Citroen C4.  Also in the photo,  Daughters Helen and Dorothy and Jimmy O’Sullivan from Billy Naughton Ltd.

Euromillions/New Car Double For Kathleen

May 2, 2014 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union member, Kathleen Twomey, won’t forget last Friday (April 25) in a hurry. Not only did she win €100 in the Euromillions that night, but she also was informed she was the owner of a brand new Citroen C4.    The win came thanks to the Tralee Credit […]

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Tralee Central Hotel

€1m Price Tag On Tralee Hotel

May 1, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Central Hotel in Maine Street has come on the market with a guide price of €1m. The hotel, formerly known as the Abbey Gate, was run by the Carlton Hotel group from 2013 and rebranded as the Tralee Central Hotel. It closed its doors in January of this […]

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Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists were in the awards again when one of their cosmetics’ staff won a national award recently. Helen Lawlor Parker from Fenit beat off hundreds of nominees to win the prestigious Lancome Consultant of the Year award and collected her prize in Limerick recently. Helen has worked at CH for […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

ITT EU Project Tackles Youth Unemployment

April 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm Comments are Disabled

PROJECT partners from six European countries Germany (co-ordinator), Austria, Italy, Ireland (ITT), Spain and Poland met at the ITT recently to collaborate on an EU project entitled TeamCoaching, which aims to find solutions for the unemployed young people. In order to up-skill this specific cohort a training concept from the German […]

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Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray No Income Tax for New Business Start Ups ENTREPRENEURS moving from long-term unemployment to business creation can now avail of income tax relief for two years. The Start Your Own Business Relief was introduced in Budget 2014 and made provision for a new incentive for people who […]

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Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean SHOPPERS got a taste of what the finest food artisans in Kerry have to offer on Saturday, at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Retail Park. Stalls were set up in the main hallway near Tesco where breads, crepes, jams and much more more […]

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Business: Thinking Of Starting Up?

Business: Thinking Of Starting Up?

April 21, 2014 at 9:21 pm Comments are Disabled

By Tom O’Leary Thinking of Starting a Business? Starting a business and self employment is becoming more of an option for people due to lack of jobs or the need to have greater flexibility. Before you even begin to dream of becoming the next great entrepreneur, think long and hard […]

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