Business/Property

Andrew Ong outside his Tamarind Restaurant on Matt Talbot Road.

Sponsored: Tantalising Tastes Of Asia At Tamarind Restaurant

August 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

  IT’S been delighting lovers of Asian food in Tralee for the past 14 years so it’s no wonder people come back time and time again to Tamarind Restaurant. The business on Matt Talbot Road has been dishing up tantalising Malaysian, Thai and  Chinese specialities since 2005 when Andrew Ong […]

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July Saw Over 500 New Car Registrations In Kerry

July Saw Over 500 New Car Registrations In Kerry

August 2, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were over 500 new car registrations in Kerry in July, but that’s down on last year’s figure for the same month, according to the latest statistics from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 503 new cars registered compared to 605 in July 2018, a drop […]

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CH Tralee Looking To Fill 16 New Job Vacancies

CH Tralee Looking To Fill 16 New Job Vacancies

July 31, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

CH, one of Tralee’s most iconic retailers for over 50 years is now in a position to fill sixteen new job vacancies (see full list of jobs available below). The health, optician and beauty retailer is at an advanced stage of its major renovation project which is due for completion […]

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The team at Flúirse.

Tralee Company Expands To Open Fifth Training Centre In Portlaoise

July 25, 2019 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED Education Company has opened a new training centre in Portlaoise, their fifth training centre in Ireland since opening their first in Tralee in 2005. Flúirse Education Solutions, based in Monavalley Business Park in Tralee, own and operate Pitman Training centres in Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wexford and most recently […]

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Pictured at the 2019 Centra Quality Awards was Fionan Horgan and Norrie Horgan from Horgan’s Centra, Ardfert with (far left) Martin Kelleher, Managing Director of Centra Ireland; and (far right) Irene Collins, Managing Director of EIQA. Pic: Don MacMonagle

PHOTOS: Stores Around Kerry Receive Centra Food Quality Awards

July 24, 2019 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations all round for 17 Centra stores in Kerry, as they were recently recognised for excellence in the fields of hygiene and food safety within their businesses, and graciously accepted distinguished awards at the 2019 Centra Food Quality Awards. The setting for this prestigious awards ceremony was the […]

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Learn Vital Hospitality Skills At One Day Course To Help Gain Employment

Learn Vital Hospitality Skills At One Day Course To Help Gain Employment

July 18, 2019 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the Rose of Tralee festival coming up, there’s usually great money to be made during the week in busy bars and restaurants and also the festival dome for the week. Well a one day hospitality skills course for people looking for part-time or full-time work in bars restaurants, hotels or […]

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Mags Carmody, Marcella Herlihy, Julie McGrath and Kay Donoghue at The HR Suite's 10th birthday celebrations at Benner's Hotel on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Party Time For The HR Suite As They Celebrate 10th Birthday

July 6, 2019 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

BENNER’S Hotel was the venue last night for a special night to celebrate a successful Tralee-based company’s 10th anniversary. Caroline McEnery founded The HR Suite back in June 2009 and she invited current and former employees for a fun night out. “It’s a celebration of the ten year journey we’ve […]

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Some of the large group that set off on Saturday morning from Camp for Annascaul.

Kerry Camino Aims To Impress Pride Of Place Awards Judges

July 5, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino is one of the projects aiming for a National Pride of Place Award this year and the judges are coming to Tralee to adjudicate the project on Saturday, July 13. The Camino is inviting businesses and community groups to the presentation to the judges in Presentation Primary […]

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Kerry Business Representatives Visit UK To Grow Economic Co-operation

Kerry Business Representatives Visit UK To Grow Economic Co-operation

July 5, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES from Kerry attended the launch a new programme which is led by the British Embassy in Ireland and aims to promote closer links between regions of the UK and the southwest of Ireland. The delegation included Kerry County Council and major global companies and innovative indigenous firms including Fexco, […]

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Cara Credit Union In New Joint Venture With Fexco

Cara Credit Union In New Joint Venture With Fexco

July 4, 2019 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union are one of 16 of Ireland’s largest credit unions who have today announced a €10 million collaboration with Killorglin based international financial technology company Fexco in the formation of a new joint venture to be named Metamo. Metamo is a 50:50 joint venture between the 16 investing […]

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Hackathon Takes Place At Kerry ETB Training Centre

Hackathon Takes Place At Kerry ETB Training Centre

July 4, 2019 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre has collaborated with Code Insitute to offer an intensive classroom-based delivery of their online coding boot camp to train 14 local candidates to become junior software developers in just 15 weeks. The class of fourteen adults, selected from over 100 applicants, consists of diverse age ranges […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Welcomes Living Wage Of €12.30 An Hour

July 4, 2019 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed the new Living Wage rate of €12.30 p/h for 2019. Deputy Ferris said a Living Wage is needed to ensure workers across the island of Ireland have an income that is necessary to provide them and their families with the basic necessities […]

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Five Kerry Properties Go To Online Auction Next Week

July 3, 2019 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE next Bidx1 online auction takes place on Wednesday/Thursday, July 10/11 and there are five Kerry lots among the 300 properties up for bidding. No.46 The Courtyard, Sli na Speire, Clieveragh, Listowel, has a reserve of €85,000. It’s a semi detached three bedroom house, extending to approximately 91 sq. m […]

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Number Of New Car Sales In Kerry Rises In June Compared To Same Month In 2018

Number Of New Car Sales In Kerry Rises In June Compared To Same Month In 2018

July 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry rose by over 14 percent in June compared to the same month in 2018, according to the latest official statistics. There were 24 new car sales in Kerry last month compared to 21 in June of 2018. The most popular make of car sold was a […]

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Tralee Company Launches Children’s Book As It Celebrates 10 Years In Business

Tralee Company Launches Children’s Book As It Celebrates 10 Years In Business

July 2, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE HR Suite has launched a new book to promote diversity and inclusivity in order to mark its 10th anniversary in business. The workbook, entitled ‘Celebrating You’, will be available to download for free and it is hoped it will be used to motivate discussions around diversity and inclusivity – both at home […]

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

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

June 30, 2019 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that May was a busy month for sales with 19 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €3,503,828. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in May was a house in […]

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Homeware Chain Recruiting Staff For New Store In Manor Park

Homeware Chain Recruiting Staff For New Store In Manor Park

June 28, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW chain of homewares stores is planning on opening a new outlet in the Manor Business Park soon. Although a representative from Homesavers would not comment on how many jobs would be created or when the new store would open, they said the company is looking for staff and […]

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New courses at Cappanalea are due to start soon.

Thinking Of A Career In Adventure Tourism? Kerry ETB Has The Answer

June 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AH the outdoors! With this weather it’s tempting to look at a career where you spend your time out in the fresh air. Well Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) are now recruiting for their highly rated Level 5 and Level 6 (Advanced) programmes which start in mid/late July. […]

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Cork Airport Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

Cork Airport Named Best In Europe At Awards Ceremony

June 27, 2019 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S used by thousands of Kerry people every year and they must be doing something right over the border, as Cork Airport was named Best Airport in Europe serving under five million at the 29th ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress last night. The event was attended by over 400 aviation […]

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Legal Briefs: Is It Time For One-Off Landlords To Bale Out?

Legal Briefs: Is It Time For One-Off Landlords To Bale Out?

June 25, 2019 at 12:19 pm 2 comments

WITH house prices on the rise and stricter penalties on the way, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors asks the question, is it time for one-off landlords to bale out?… For generations, property was regarded as one of the soundest investments you could make – your money was literally […]

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Over Three Years For Kerry First-Time Buyers To Get Deposit Together For House

Over Three Years For Kerry First-Time Buyers To Get Deposit Together For House

June 25, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW report issued today by EY-DKM Economic Advisory, has revealed it takes 3.1 years for a first-time buyer in Kerry, on an average income, to save the necessary deposit  to get a mortgage for a home in their native county. The report confirms that nearly half of all counties […]

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Martin Ferris.

Ferris Calls On Minister Griffin To Support Bill For Hospitality Workers’ Legal Right To Tips

June 20, 2019 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has hit out at local Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin who is set to vote against a bill today, which aims to give hospitality workers in Kerry a legal right to the tips they earn. Deputy Ferris said: “This is a simple but important piece […]

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Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

Legal Briefs: Information For Motorists Using Dashcams

June 18, 2019 at 10:08 am 1 comment

With growing numbers of motorists now recording their journeys with dash cams, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors gives the legal low down on this popular in-car technology… In a study conducted by Aviva in June 2018, it was revealed that close to eleven million or 27% of all […]

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Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

Family Fun Day At Kelliher’s Rathass To Raise Funds For Down Syndrome Ireland

June 13, 2019 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

KELLIHER’S Mace shop in Rathass will host a HB Ice Cream Funday in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland on this Friday afternoon between 2pm and 6pm. It coincides with the official unveiling of their new look shop. There’ll be face-painting, a magician, a balloon modeller, a DJ, food tastings and […]

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Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

Free Seminar On Day Place In Tralee Library

June 12, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A FREE seminar on Day Place in Tralee will take place next Tuesday, June 18 at Tralee Library between 10am and 1pm. Day Place is Tralee’s earliest Georgian terrace, built by Justice Robert Day at the turn of the nineteenth century. It was the first time in the town’s history […]

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VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

VAT Increase And Employment Costs The Main Issues Facing Tralee Hospitality Industry

June 12, 2019 at 9:33 am 1 comment

THE increased VAT rate is having a major negative impact on hotels and restaurants in Tralee according to the results of surveys commissioned by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The hospitality sector in Tralee is now calling for greater action to sustain the industry over the coming 12 months. Ken Tobin of Tralee […]

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Kerry Airport

Over €2.2m In Funding Announced For Kerry Airport

June 11, 2019 at 4:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has announced major funding of €2,208,911 for Kerry Airport towards improvement works, safety and security. The amount is almost €1 million of an increase on the 2018 figure. This Government funding from the Department of Transport, Tourism and […]

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Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

Legal Briefs: The Pros And Cons Of Running A Business Through A Company

June 11, 2019 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

So you’ve finally decided to start your own business, or maybe you’ve taken over the family farm. How will you structure your business? Will you form a company or will you be a sole trader?  What’s the difference? Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey takes a look at the pros […]

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Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

Tralee Jumps To Fifth Place In IBAL Rankings

June 10, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter) announced their first results for 2019, which sees Tralee leap from a lowly 30th in January, right up to 5th in the overall rankings, the biggest difference of any town in Ireland. The rankings show Tralee to be ‘Cleaner Than European Norms’ in their report. […]

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IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

June 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will receive €300,000 in funding towards apprenticeships at the college. Capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin was announced on Monday. In Tralee, €200,000 will go towards carpentry apprenticeships and €100,00 for machine shops. The funding forms […]

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