Business/Property

Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

Here’s How Much Property Was Sold Around Tralee In April

June 4, 2017 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

APRIL was an extremely busy month for property sales around Tralee according to the latest figures from the Residential Property Price Register. There were 36 properties sold in the Tralee environs that made a total of €4,526,062. Overall there were 121 residential properties in Kerry sold. The Tralee home that sold […]

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New Car Sales Fall Again In May Compared To Same Month Last Year

New Car Sales Fall Again In May Compared To Same Month Last Year

June 1, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales continued to fall in May compared to the same month in 2017, according to the latest figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 90 new car registrations in May compared to 97 last year, a drop of -7.22%. So far this year […]

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Jason Cannon, Certificate in Culinary Skills; Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, Tralee; Louse Langan, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing, Laurie O'Shea, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing; Robin Kirk, Head Chef, The Plaza Hotel, Killarney; Sean Ryan, CEO, Aspen Grove Solutions

Eight New Courses Added To ITT Springboard Programme

May 26, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced that they have successfully tendered for eight new courses under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative. The courses, which will run from September 2017 are in the areas of Software Development, Computer Services Management, Culinary Skills, Food Business Innovation, Biopharmaceutical Processes, Industrial Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Quality Management. […]

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Tralee Man Tommy Brings ‘Glamping’ To Camp

Tralee Man Tommy Brings ‘Glamping’ To Camp

May 24, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native has started a business in Camp which he hopes will bring something different to the area for tourists. Last Sunday, Coach Field Camp opened their doors to the locals of the area to reveal beautifully handcrafted vardo camping pods and a large teepee. The camp site is the brain […]

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Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

May 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry houses sold today at the latest Allsop online auction, with one of the properties almost fetching double the low end of the reserve price. There were over 140 properties for sale and just two were in Kerry. No.8 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, had a reserve range of between €35,000 – €45,000 and after […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council Wants To Use Properties Vacant Over A Year For Social Housing

May 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm 1 comment

  KERRY County Council has issued a call for properties which have been vacant for more than one year for possible use for social housing purposes. The newly launched Repair and Leasing Scheme targets vacant properties as a possible source of social housing and provides property owners with an income stream […]

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Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

Spa Seafoods Wins At Irish Hospitality Awards

May 15, 2017 at 6:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPA restaurant was a winner at the inaugural Irish Hospitality Awards 2017 held on Sunday night in Dublin. Spa Seafoods was a winner in the Best Restaurant in Southwest category at the awards at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin Airport. A number of other Tralee businesses were nominated in various categories, […]

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Two Kerry Properties Up For Auction Online Next Week

Two Kerry Properties Up For Auction Online Next Week

May 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are two Kerry houses to be auctioned in the latest Allsop online auction to take place next Wednesday, May 17. Lot 57 is No.8 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, has a reserve range of between €35,000 – €45,000. It’s a three bedroom detached house, extending to approximately 92 sq. m (990 sq. ft). […]

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Results Of Tralee Town Centre ‘Health Check’ Due This June

May 9, 2017 at 8:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE results of a study of Tralee town centre will be presented in June to provide the framework for further renewal of the town. Back in October, Tralee was chosen as one of ten ‘pilot’ towns in the National Town Centre Health Check (TCHC) Training Programme. ‘Town Centre Health Check’ surveys of […]

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Profits And Passenger Numbers Up At Kerry Airport

May 9, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Airport is reporting an operating profit after taxation for the period of €287,613 – an increase on operating profit of €30,980 on the previous year — in their Annual Report & Accounts for the 12 month period ended 31st December 2016. Passenger numbers through the Airport up +6% on previous comparative period […]

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‘Digi Tralee’ Event As Part Of Bank Of Ireland’s Enterprise Week

‘Digi Tralee’ Event As Part Of Bank Of Ireland’s Enterprise Week

May 9, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

  BANK of Ireland in Tralee will host a business event during their National Enterprise Week later this month. ‘Digi Tralee’, a business event for SMEs and startups takes place on Monday, May 15 from 8.15am to 9.15am in the Castle Street branch. Guest speakers include local media business owner Ken Tobin, co-founder of HQ […]

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The committee and well wishers of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2017 at the launch of the event at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Looks Forward To Hosting Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí

May 8, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A LARGE crowd gathered at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night to launch Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. The event takes place in Tralee between May 17 to May 21 and it promises to be a nice tourism and economic boost to the town, as it was last year. Friday was a lovely night of entertainment […]

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Number Of Tralee Businesses Nominated In Irish Hospitality Awards

Number Of Tralee Businesses Nominated In Irish Hospitality Awards

May 8, 2017 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NUMBER of Tralee businesses are among the contenders in various categories for The Irish Hospitality Awards 2017. Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre, Bella Bia, Bailys Corner, Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Spa Seafoods, Denton B&B, Rosemont B&B and Castlemorris House are all shortlisted in categories in the first Irish Hospitality Awards, taking place on Sunday, […]

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Dancers from the Oliver Hurley School Of Musical Theatre at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Businesses And Sports Clubs Showcased At Enterprise Towns Event

May 8, 2017 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE businesses and sports clubs were to the fore over two days at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event at Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre over the weekend. There were over 100 stalls set up in the gym to showcase businesses on Friday evening at the beginning of the event […]

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Kerry Students Among Prizes At National Enterprise Awards

Kerry Students Among Prizes At National Enterprise Awards

May 5, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY students scooped three awards in the National Final of the Local Enterprise Student Enterprise Awards was held on the 3rd May 2017 in Croke Park. The Intermediate Category entry Dylan Mangan from Killorglin Community College secured the “Most Creative Use of  Social Media” Award for his company “grandparentsmemories.com’. This includes grandparent’s […]

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Tralee Woman’s Business Shortlisted For National Start-Up Award

Tralee Woman’s Business Shortlisted For National Start-Up Award

May 5, 2017 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

  BANK of Ireland has announced the 96 companies shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Startup Awards 2017 with three Kerry businesses nominated for awards. Maura’s Cottage Flowers, based in Tralee, has been shortlisted in the ‘Home or Craft Based Startup’ category, Killarney business AAC Tech has been shortlisted in the […]

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Paul Cotter, Kevin O'Connor and Noel Keane in Croí which opens this Friday in town. Photo  by Dermot Crean

Original ‘Gangsters’ To Create Something Special In Town With New Restaurant ‘Croí’

May 4, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW restaurant opens in the heart of Tralee on Friday night and promises to create incredible  dishes with all the ingredients sourced entirely from Tralee and the surrounding area. Three members of the well known ‘Tralee Culinary Gangsters’, famous for their blogging and cookery demos around the county, are behind ‘Croí’ which will […]

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Enterprise Towns Event This Weekend Has Something For Everyone

Enterprise Towns Event This Weekend Has Something For Everyone

May 3, 2017 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be competitions, soccer and GAA blitzes, music, dancing and the best in local business on show at the Bank of Ireland Enterprise Towns event this Friday and Saturday. Taking place at the Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre, the exhibitors will be wide and varied with mostly businesses on the […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Down 27% In April On Same Month in 2016

New Car Sales In Kerry Down 27% In April On Same Month in 2016

May 2, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in the county continue to decrease this year and are down over 13% overall in the first third of 2017 compared to the same period last year. In April there were 148 new registrations in Kerry compared to 204 in April 2016, a fall of over 27%. […]

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Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee Last Month

Here’s How Much Residential Property Was Sold Around Tralee Last Month

April 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 15 properties sold in the Tralee area in March, according to the latest figures from the residential property price register. The properties raised €1,676,269. The highest price was paid for a house in Racecourse Road for €220,000, while the lowest was €41,500 for a property in Market Court. […]

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Maeve Moriarty, Consulting, Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, TD, and Tom O’Leary Co-Founder, HQTralee, at the Launch of HQTralee, Co.Kerry, the first recipient of Vodafone and SIRO’s, Gigabit- Hub Inititative.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***/NO REPRO FEE***

PHOTOS: HQ Tralee Plans To Attract Workers Back To Town And Help Retailers

April 29, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

HQ TRALEE announced their plans for expansion yesterday, at the unveiling of the business centre as first  hub to receive two years of free gigabit fibre broadband from Vodafone and SIRO. But they also announced two new initiatives which will help workers return to town and also assist local retailers in adjusting to e-commerce. Continued […]

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28-4-2017: Today marked the official opening of the new Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub.  The new facility, powered by eir, provides state-of-the-art services for start-up companies to establish, expand and collaborate with other businesses, not just in Dingle but across Ireland and internationally. The Hub plans to support the creation of over 100 full time jobs in five years.The Dingle Hub is a community enterprise initiative supported by a range of significant partners including eir, Dingle Business Chamber, Údarás na Gaeltachta, Kerry County Council and Net Feasa. Focusing on three key areas - Music/Film-making, Animation and Internet of Things (IoT), the Hub will place a significant emphasis on creativity and the role it can play in supporting and developing businesses.
 
eir is providing an extensive and scalable communications infrastructure which includes a 1 Gigabit dedicated fibre connection, hosted voice services and Wi-Fi. Having access to high-speed internet connectivity in a remote rural

Dingle Business Hub Aims To Create 100 Jobs In Five Years

April 29, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

A BUSINESS hub in Dingle, which aims to create 100 jobs in the next five years, was launched in the west Kerry town yesterday. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD performed the official opening of the Dingle Creativity and Innovation Hub (The Dingle Hub) on Friday. […]

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Up To 50 Jobs To Be Created With Borg Warner €11.5m Investment At Tralee Factory

Up To 50 Jobs To Be Created With Borg Warner €11.5m Investment At Tralee Factory

April 28, 2017 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

BORG WARNER  has announced an €11.5m investment in its Tralee factory in Monavalley which is expected to lead to 50 new jobs. This is further good news for Tralee, after HQ Tralee announced this morning that it is to support 50 more jobs in building nearby in the next phase of their plans (see story […]

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HQ Tralee To Support 50 More Jobs In Town Centre By End of Summer

April 28, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

HQ Tralee is expected to be home to 50 more jobs by the end of the summer as they prepare to develop the building adjacent to the current facility in Abbey Street. The news was announced this morning with Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today unveiling […]

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Siobhan Rivas May and Nicola Slye (PSC) and Breda Stack, the Declutter Therapist, at the Kerry Businesswomen's Network event in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting A Lesson In Decluttering At The Rose Hotel

April 28, 2017 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

LADIES got a lesson in decluttering in The Rose Hotel for an event run by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN). Breda Stack is ‘The Declutter Therapist’ teaching and motivating people to break free from the overwhelm of physical, mental and emotional clutter so they can enjoy a simpler, happier life. Members received great […]

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Diarmuid Leen (AIB), Shane Walsh (JRI America), Sean Ryan (Aspen Grove Solutions), Sean Healy (AIB), John Drummey (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Brid McElligott (ITT), Cllr Terry O'Brien (Mayor of Tralee), Kieran Ruttledge (Tralee Chamber Alliance), Francis Fitzgibbon (Storystock), Michael Scannell (Tralee Town Manager), Caroline McEnery (HR Suite), Ogie Moran (ITT), Edmond Harty (Dairymaster).

Tralee Delegation Meets With Tánaiste And Ministers About Key Issues In Town

April 27, 2017 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Cabinet Ministers, including the Tánaiste, have given commitments to retain full court services in Tralee, to retain the Kerry-Dublin PSO and to secure a high quality client for the Advanced Technology Building at Kerry Technology Park. Tralee Chamber Alliance led a delegation of high profile business people and public […]

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Margaret Kissane, Editor, Connect Kerry and organiser of Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards with this year’s Judges (back from left), Orla Diffily, Jill Hannon, John Canty and Antoinette Butler.

Nominations Sought For Women In Business Awards

April 26, 2017 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE deadline for nominations for the third annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards is fast approaching. People are being asked to enter yourself or nominate a business woman you feel deserves recognition, in the awards which celebrate and recognise the enormous entrepreneurial talent and success of women who both own […]

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Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

Ballymac Man Wins Ford Focus In Credit Union Draw

April 20, 2017 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

A BALLYMAC man picked up a new Ford Focus thanks to Tralee Credit Union this morning. Ned Barnes and his wife Shelia are the latest winners in Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw, which took place last Thursday in the Tralee Office. Collecting the car today from Stephen Benner of Kerry Motor […]

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Tomas Hayes (Kerry Local Enterprise Office) Jerry Moloney (Enterprise Ireland) Anne Looney (Tralee IT) Francis Fitzgibbon (CEO StoryStock) Brid Mc Elligott (Tralee IT) Shane O Connor (StoryStock) Pierre Leveque (StoryStock) Kieran Murphy (StoryStock) Tadhg Flemming (StoryStock).

Tralee Company Receives Funding From Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Programme

April 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

StoryStock.com, a media tech company based in the Tom Crean Centre in the Kerry Technology Park, has been selected as one of only 15 companies nationally from 250 for the Competitive Start Funding programme operated by Enterprise Ireland. StoryStock fended off tough competition from around the Island of Ireland to […]

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Top Line up for Women in Media event.

Top Line-up For Women In Media Event This Month

April 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WOMEN in Media, the annual celebration of the most influential women working in the public eye, is set to take place again at Kilcooly’s Country House Hotel, Ballybunion, from April 21 to 23. Women in Media is in its fifth year and aims to provide a forum for women to […]

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