Business/Property

Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

Motor Sales In Kerry Up Over 20% In February On Same Month Last Year

March 4, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was another rise in Kerry motor sales last month compared to February last year. There were 359 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 20.88% on February 2014’s figure of 297 units sold. Kerry sales accounted for 2.27% […]

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Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

Kerry Business Womens Network To Host Special Event In Ballygarry

February 25, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel is preparing to play host to a very special event on Thursday March 5, as the Kerry Business Womens Network (KBWN) arrives at the venue for their conference. The KBWN’s conference will be entitled “Agents of Change–Empowering Women through Education” where there will be keynote speeches […]

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Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

Tralee Based HR Managing Director Appointed To Government Commission

February 19, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

  THE managing director of a HR company in Tralee has joined a new government commission. Caroline McEnery, of The HR Suite has joined the Low Pay Commission which is a new body that will advise the Government on what is the appropriate rate of the national minimum wage. Eight other […]

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Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

Tralee Shopping Centre Units Remain Unsold At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE units in Tralee Shopping Centre remain unsold after going under the hammer at today’s Allsop Auction in Dublin. The units had a reserve price of between €475,000-€525,000 and had a bid at the minimum of €475,000. Units 1, 6, 8, 10, 10a, 12, 14, 20 and 20a were offered collectively as one […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

Controversial Ballybunion Site Sells For €200,000 At Auction

February 18, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, fetched €200,000 at an auction today  in the RDS Dublin. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle Hotel and is situated in the town centre […]

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Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

Tralee Experiences Big Surge In Broadband Speeds

February 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will now be able to access even better high-speed broadband as part of €9 million investment by Eircom in the county’s broadband infrastructure. Most of Tralee will now be able to access broadband speeds of up to 100 Mb/s through eircom’s Open Access Network (click to enlarge map to find out if […]

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Fáilte Ireland, met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry House Hotel, as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way. From left, Brian O'Keeffe, West End Fenit, Martina Canty, Fáilte Ireland, Catherine Burke, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee and Heather MacIver, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. Photo by Valerie O'Sullivan

PHOTOS: Fáilte Ireland Meets Kerry Tourism Interests About ‘Wild Atlantic Way’

February 17, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

FÁILTE Ireland met members of the Kerry tourism industry in The Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee on Friday about the Wild Atlantic Way. It was all part of a series of briefings by the tourism body which were being held, with a special focus focus on the route. The national tourism authority is seeking […]

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Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

Top Economist Constantin Gurdgiev To Give Talk In Tralee

February 12, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

CONSTANTIN Gurdgiev, a Russian economist will be speaking at a business event at the Manor West Hotel here in town on February 18. The event, a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunity for accountants, lawyers and business people is being organised by Sheehy and Manning Financial, who have offices based here […]

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Tralee Food Court Up For Sale With A €1.6m Price Tag

Tralee Food Court Up For Sale With A €1.6m Price Tag

February 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Food Court at the Mile Height which houses Burger King, Subway and Bakewell Cafe has come on the market with a price in excess of €1.6m. The Food Court opened just this time last year (having formerly existed as Rocky Mountain restaurant since July 2013) and extends to C.5000 sq.ft. or 465 […]

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Una O'Mahony, founder of Radar Sports at their new premises in Ivy Terrace. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Homegrown Sports Company Set To Open First Store In Tralee

February 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE owned and based sports equipment company is taking the next step in their evolution by opening their first ever store in Ivy Terrace this week. Radar Sports, have been in business now for eight years. The company was the brainchild  of Una O’Mahony who, up until now, operated […]

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At Business Expo 2015 in the Fels Point Hotel were, from left: Christine Klein, Heidi and Gracie Grimwood. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit Business Expo 2015 At Fels Point Hotel

February 9, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Fels Point Hotel played host to 120 Kerry-based businesses on Sunday for the Business Expo 2015. Organised by Kerry Businesswomen’s Network, exhibitors showcased a wide variety of services and goods ranging from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, […]

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Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

Kerry To Faro Service Reduced To Summer Months

February 6, 2015 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was bad news for spring and autumn sun worshippers as Ryanair have announced a reduction in their service from Kerry to Faro in Portugal. Normally operating from April to October, the twice weekly service has now been reduced to just the three peak summer months of June to August. […]

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Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Three Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

February 6, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Charity nights,  business expositions and a one-man play? It must the weekend and it must be Tralee. Here’s what’s on for you… FRIDAY 1. What Lies Underneath… If you’re not completely beat from the week come Friday evening, you should definitely head down to Síamsa Tíre! ‘Underneath’ is one play […]

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Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

Familiar Face At Tralee Food Events Creates 20 New Jobs In Kerry

February 5, 2015 at 1:14 pm 2 comments

JOHN PAUL O’CONNOR is a well known face at Tralee Farmers Market and Taste of Kerry events selling his award winning ‘Sásta Sausages’. Due to the success of the brand John Paul, from Cromane, has expended his business by opening a new factory in Firies with the creation 20 new jobs. […]

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Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

Over €3.1m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In December

February 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee area fetched  €3,181,000 in December while total Kerry sales exceeded €20m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 14 residential properties sold for over €1.6m in November and beats October, when 18 properties worth nearly […]

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Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

Kerry Motor Sales In January Up Almost 30% On Same Month In 2014

February 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THINGS are looking good for the motor industry in Kerry with the latest figures  released today. There were 688 new car registrations in Kerry in January according to the figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an increase of 29.57% on January 2014’s figure of 531 […]

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Pictured are l-r: Mark Sullivan (General Manager), Patrick Windell (Duty Manager), John Collins (Proprietor), Mike Ryle (Duty Manager) & Jonathan Collins (Assistant General Manager)
Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

Ballyroe Heights Hotel Scoops Three Top Wedding Venue Awards

February 2, 2015 at 11:48 am 1 comment

BALLYROE Heights Hotel has a cause for celebration after being voted as ‘Ireland’s Top 3-Star Wedding Hotel’ for the second year running in the WeddingDates.ie 2014 Wedding Venue Awards. The Tralee Hotel which has fared very well in the area of awards in recent years came up trumps after receiving the […]

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New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

New Golf Training Facility Swings Into Action In Tralee

February 1, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

            A NEW business opened in Tralee on Monday last, where golfers can hit the fairways of the Tralee and Ballybunion courses from inside a building in Killerisk (that’s some drive)! The golf performance centre, which is located opposite Manor Village Filling Station, is already garnering rave reviews […]

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Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

Over 100 Businesses To Exhibit At Event In Fels Point

January 30, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

BUSINESSWOMEN from all over the county will exhibit at the Business EXPO which will be held at Fels Point Hotel on Sunday, February 8 from 12-6pm. Over 100 exhibitors range from the food and tourism sectors to health and fitness, coaching, consultation, fashion and retail, dance and leisure, IT, web and […]

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So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

So Where’s The Cheapest Place In Town To Fill Up Your Motor?

January 28, 2015 at 3:53 pm 1 comment

  WE checked out where the cheapest petrol price in town was three weeks ago and €1.28.9 was the lowest we found at Nolan’s Esso on North Circular Road and ‘Top’ at Manor. In that short space of time, a quick drive around to the stations on Wednesday morning revealed […]

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Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

Ten Jobs Created As New Cafe To Open At Former ‘Charlie’s’ On The Mall

January 28, 2015 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

TEN new jobs will be created in the coming days with the opening of a new cafe where Charlie Nelligan’s Coffee Shop used to be located. Mr Nelligan retired from the coffee shop on Christmas Eve and sold the business to Jaroslaw Lukasiewicz, a Polish man, who has been living […]

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Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

Controversial Ballybunion Site To Go Under The Hammer for Between €125k-€175k

January 28, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CONTROVERSIAL site in Ballybunion, where there were plans in the past to build a €25m hotel development, is up for auction next month in the RDS Dublin with a reserve of between €125,000-€175,000. The 2.45 acre site opposite Ozone Terrace, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, was once the location of The Castle […]

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Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

Irish Independent Data Predicts Increased House Prices In Tralee This Year

January 23, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DATA collected by the Irish Independent shows that there is a critical shortage of rental properties in Tralee and that house prices will rise as new jobs come on stream in the county capital this year from the reopening of new hotels, resulting in increased demand. According to the figures […]

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Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

Unfinished Apartments Off The Oakpark Road Sold

January 21, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A BLOCK of unfinished apartments in Tralee, which had an asking price of €120,000, has been sold. The 12 two-bed apartments on the Oakpark Road are located in the residential area that is adjacent to the IT Tralee North Campus. They were marketed by agents Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean as an investment opportunity […]

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Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

Acorn Life To Create 10 New Jobs Based At Tralee Office

January 20, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE was another jobs boost for Tralee today with the news that Acorn Life is to create 10 new jobs in Kerry. The financial services firm has an office in Ashe Street and the new employees will be operating out of there. The company opened new offices in Sligo […]

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New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

New Jobs Created As Irish TV’s Munster Office Opens At Kerry Technology Park

January 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IRISH TV’s new Munster regional hub in Tralee was officially launched by Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan on Monday afternoon. Twenty new jobs will be created with the opening of the offices at the Kerry Technology Park. Tralee man, Brian Hurley, has been appointed as Munster Regional Manager for Irish TV, responsible […]

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Unemployment In Tralee Down Nearly Eight Per Cent On January 2014

Unemployment In Tralee Down Nearly Eight Per Cent On January 2014

January 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm 1 comment

  THERE are 468 less people on the live register in Tralee than this time last year, but the town still accounts for more than a third of Kerry’s unemployed. In January 2014 there was a total 5,996 people unemployed in Tralee, by the end of December the number was 5,528. […]

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Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

Kerry Ahead Of National Average For Car Sales In 2014

January 8, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

DURING 2014 did you notice more new cars on the road around the county? Well if you did, that’s no surprise because last year the amount of new vehicles bought in Kerry increased by 34.46% which is above the national average. A total of 1,982 units were sold which was an […]

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Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

Fabric Building On Princes Street Sold

January 7, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE building that was once Fabric Nightclub on Princes Street has been sold. Details of the sale by Sherry Fitzgerald Stephenson Crean have not been revealed, but it was bought in trust by a Cork solicitor for an unidentified buyer. The building had been up for sale for some time. Fabric was […]

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Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In November

Over €1.6m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In November

January 3, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

FOURTEEN properties in the Tralee area fetched over €1.6m in November according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures. This is a drop on the 18 residential properties sold for over €2.7m in October and from September when 26 properties worth nearly €3.5m were sold in the Tralee environs. Continued below… In all […]

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