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Pictured from L to R … Marie Lynch (ENERCON), Mary Claire Rennick (CCF), Mark Griffin (ENERCON), Gerard O’Donoghue (ENERCON) & Siobhan Flahive (ENERCON). Photo by Tom O’Donoghue Kingdom Photography

Company At Kerry Tech Park Raises Funds For Childhood Cancer Foundation

February 6, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

A COMPANY at Kerry Technology Park has raised funds for a great cause through events held by employees in the past year. Mary Claire Rennick from the Childhood Cancer Foundation was presented with a cheque of €750 by Mark Griffin of ENERCON Windfarm Services Ireland on Monday. The Childhood Cancer […]

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Pictured at the launch of the Cantillon Conference 2018 at FEXCO HQ in Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Denis McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO; Bríd McElligott, Vice President - Research, Development and External Engagement, Institute of Technology Tralee; Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Eleanor Daly General Counsel at FEXCO. The Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday 8th March in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech topics.


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PRESS INFO -- Cantillon Conference 2018 to focus on the Fintech impact of BrexitTuesday 6th February, Co. Kerry - The Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday 8th March in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech topics.This year’s conference will focus on the theme BrexTech – Navigating New Borders. A host of prominent speakers will examine the effect of digital borders that will be created as a result of Brexit, and examine how Irish business leaders can leverage new and emerging technologies to overcome these barriers. The conference will explore existing and future challenges that will change the way we trade, pay, transact, communicate and prepare for the future global economic landscape.Launching the event, President of IT Tralee Dr. Oliver Murphy said:‘The IT Tralee Cantillon Conference, which is sponsored by our partners at FEXCO, provides a forum for fresh thinking that continues to foster fintech innovation and growth across the southwest region.  With its mix of public, private and state representatives, the Cantillon Conference is a truly unique event that will examine and debate the best research, development and business solutions to turn the challenge of digital borders created by Brexit into opportunity.’MC’d by science and technology broadcaster Johnathan McCrea, Cantillon 2018 will welcome industry experts from companies including SAP, FEXCO, Goldman Sachs, Finukan Labs, EY, Mason Hayes & Curran, ViClarity and Colombia University, to lead discussion on the effect of Brexit on cashless payments. The conference will focus on three discussion strands; •	TradeTech, trading technology, cashless payments and digital business model innovations•	RegTech, GDPR, compliance and regulation technologies•	OptTech, optimising for the future through artificial intelligence, acquiring the skills, scoping new fintech strategies, cyber security, data mining and moreDenis McCarthy, CEO of FEXCO said:“FEXCO is delighted to return once again as the sponsor of Cantillon 2018. The UK’s exit from the European Union will undoubtedly have knock-on effects which will alter the European fintech industry. This year’s conference will welcome some of the best minds in the industry to tackle and debate a topic of both uncertainty and great importance for our industry and economy.”In recognition of the legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship that exists in Kerry and across the South West Region, the conference is named in honour of Ballyheigue native Richard Cantillon, an 18th-century banker, credited with the origin of the term entrepreneur and a pioneering economist.To purchase tickets for this event and for more information visit www.cantillon.ie._______________________________________________________Photo Details: Pictured at the launch of the Cantillon Conference 2018 at FEXCO HQ in Killorglin, Co. Kerry: Denis McCarthy, CEO, FEXCO; Bríd McElligott, Vice President - Research, Development and External Engagement, Institute of Technology Tralee; Dr Oliver Murphy, President, Institute of Technology Tralee and Eleanor Daly General Counsel at FEXCO.

Focus On Brexit At Cantillon Conference 2018

February 5, 2018 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee will host the Cantillon Conference 2018, in association with FEXCO, on Thursday, March 8, in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. This hugely successful annual event brings together a host of national and international industry leaders, economists, journalists, academics and entrepreneurs each year to discuss key fintech […]

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

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

February 5, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that December was another very good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 35 properties sold, fetching a total of €4,809,188. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in […]

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Tralee Man To Compete In National Chefs Cup Competition

Tralee Man To Compete In National Chefs Cup Competition

February 2, 2018 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native will compete in the Aramark’s National Chef’s Cup to take place next Tuesday. Michael Hannafin been shortlisted to compete at the the event in CityWest, Dublin. Aramark is one of Ireland’s premier food companies – if you’ve ever visited Dundrum Shopping Centre, Croke Park or the Guinness Storehouse […]

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Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

Fund Set Up To Help Social Enterprises In Kerry

January 30, 2018 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW €1.6m fund to support social enterprises in Ireland has been established by Social Innovation Ireland (SIFI), in partnership with Kerry County Council and all 31 Local Authorities across Ireland. Social enterprises are organisations whose mission is to have a positive effect on society. They generate revenue through their […]

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Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

January 29, 2018 at 9:54 am 1 comment

TRALEE businesses were among the winners at the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin last night. The awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and establishments in the Irish wedding industry. Thousands of nominations were received […]

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Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

January 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

AIB Tralee, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance, are holding a Health & Wellbeing event in The Ashe Hotel next week with two great speakers lined up. On Thursday, February 1, Joe O’Connor of Nisus Fitness and creator of Ireland’s Fittest Family, and Kerry Person of the Year Colm “Gooch” Cooper […]

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Record Numbers Travelled On Kerry Dublin Rail Line Last Year

January 25, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOTAL of 619,000 passenger journeys were recorded on the Dublin to Kerry rail line in 2017, the highest figures ever recorded on the route.  This represents a 4.1% increase on 2016. Iarnród Eireann has attributed economic improvements, greater numbers of people in employment, and record tourist numbers visiting the […]

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Aldi at John Joe Sheehy Road.

Aldi Has Plans To Extend Premises At John Joe Sheehy Road

January 25, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

GERMAN supermarket giant, Aldi, intends to apply to Kerry County Council for planning permission to extend their premises at John Joe Sheehy Road. The development will consist of a single storey extension of 264 square metres to the eastern elevation of the existing store for use as retail floorspace and […]

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Mike McDonnell, Woodlands Caravan Park, Simone Langemann, Independent Tourist Consultant to Kerry County Council, Aisling Foley, The Rose Hotel, Monika Wörmann, Tourism Ireland, Sean McDaid, Do Dublin & Noel Ryan, Kerry Airport.

Tralee Well Represented At Destination Kerry Stand At German Fair

January 25, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY products were in high demand at CMT – Europe’s largest consumer travel fair – in Stuttgart last week and Tralee was well represented. A Kerry County Council/Destination Kerry initiative saw Kerry showcasing its tourism products and activities with other Irish destinations at the Ireland Stand at the nine-day event. […]

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Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

Tralee Hotels Feature In TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018

January 24, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Tralee hotels have featured in the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Awards 2018 announced this week. Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa has been listed  at No.5 in the Best Hotels in Ireland category with Manor West Hotel at No.24. The Ashe Hotel was listed at N0.10 in the Best Bargain category. Ballygarry […]

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An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

An Bord Pleanála Grants Permission For Betting Shop On Pembroke Street

January 23, 2018 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for a new bookmakers next to The Greyhound Bar on Pembroke Street. Bar One Racing, who don’t have an presence in town yet, was granted permission last year, but this was appealed by three parties to An Bord Pleanála. However, in a judgement […]

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Picture shows from left at the launch of the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 was Anne Heraty, Chairperson of the judging panel; and  Kevin McLoughlin, Partner, EY. The nomination window for this year’s programme is open until February 16th.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Kerry Businesspeople Urged To Enter EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Competition

January 21, 2018 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

NOW in its 21st Year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 programme has officially opened for nominations from Kerry. The theme of this year’s programme is “Ambition” and all sectors and businesses of all sizes are invited to submit their nominations until  February 16. The 24 finalists for 2018 will be […]

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Tralee Company To Expand With New Jobs On The Way

Tralee Company To Expand With New Jobs On The Way

January 20, 2018 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company is to expand its operations and will create seven new jobs to add to the workforce of 60. BioAtlantis, based in Clash Industrial Estate, operates in the biostimulant and nutraceutical sectors and will advertise new positions in the areas of chemistry, biology and sales. The company, founded […]

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Some of the Kerry nominees in the Irish Wedding Awards 2018. Clockwise from top left; Ciara O'Donnell, Maureen and Frances McCarthy from Brush n Blush, Maura Sheehy and Carol Kennelly.

Number Of Tralee Businesses Shortlisted For Irish Wedding Awards 2018

January 18, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee-based businesses are in the running for the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 which takes place later this month. The awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and establishments in the Irish wedding industry. Thousands of nominations were received from the public […]

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11-1-2018
Picture shows from left to right Darren Brady, Commis Chef Apprentice, the Redbank; Terry McCoy, proprietor,  the Redbank;  Agnieszka Niedzielak, Commis Chef apprentice, Jurys Inn Christchurch; and Darina Brennan, Executive Chef, Dalata Hotel Group at the launch of the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme. The industry-led programme, the only one of its kind in the country, provides aspiring chefs with the opportunity to “earn and learn”. It is supported by the Irish Hotels Federation, the Restaurants Association of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland, Education Training Boards and SOLAS.Pic:Naoise Culhane-no fee

Kerry ETB Launches New National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme

January 17, 2018 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board has announced the rollout of the National Commis Chef Apprenticeship Programme in the county this February. The Programme will provide aspiring chefs across Ireland with a two–year formal education and training programme that will kick-start their careers as professional chefs.   The Apprenticeship is two […]

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Niall Wins Best Start-Up At IBYE Midwest Finals

Niall Wins Best Start-Up At IBYE Midwest Finals

January 17, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

NIALL Harty of Harty Nutrition Ltd. won the Best Start Up Business category at the Midwest Finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition on Tuesday with his Origin Clean Protein Bars business. The business which operates out of Firies was the only Kerry winner at the awards which […]

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Ogie Sheehy presenting the cheque to members of The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.

Tralee Company Makes Donations After ‘Tour de ViClarity’ Fundraiser

January 8, 2018 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

BOTH Kerry Cancer Support and the Bon Secours Tralee Sudan Appeal received donations from a Tralee company recently. ViClarity staff crossed the finish line during their “Tour de ViClarity” fundraiser which had them taking turns on the office exercise bike to keep it moving continuously for the full 40 hour […]

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Businesses Can Get €2,500 Vouchers For Online Trading

Businesses Can Get €2,500 Vouchers For Online Trading

January 4, 2018 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TRADING online vouchers to the value of €2,500 — which can be used for upgrading of e-commerce websites, buying online advertising from such websites as TraleeToday.ie and other uses — are still available to support small Irish businesses to enhance their online trading presence. A free information session will be held later this month which […]

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The Christmas lights at the Ashe Memorial Hall. Photo by Dermot Crean

What The IBAL Judges Said About Parts Of Tralee Surveyed

January 4, 2018 at 11:14 am 1 comment

AS we told you yesterday, Tralee came 31st out of 40 towns / cities in the latest Irish Business Against Litter survey. The town is still deemed to be ‘Moderately Littered’ as improved by just two places from their 33rd placing in September. An Taisce judges had good things to say […]

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New Car Sales In Kerry Down Over 12% In 2017 On Previous Year

New Car Sales In Kerry Down Over 12% In 2017 On Previous Year

January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY saw a 12.6% drop in new car sales in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to official statistics released yesterday by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). The stats show that the total new car registrations for the year 2017 in Kerry were 2,820, compared with 3,229 in […]

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DUP Leader, Arlene Foster.

DUP Leader To Speak At Conference In Kerry This Month

January 2, 2018 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

DUP leader Arlene Foster and influential Scottish Government Minister, Michael Russell, will be part of a high-powered gathering of politicians and business leaders at a major conference in Kerry focusing on the impact of Brexit on Ireland, the UK and the European Union. The Killarney Economic Conference will take place […]

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

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

December 29, 2017 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that November was another good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 25 properties sold, fetching a total of €3,754,748. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in November […]

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Small Businesses In Kerry Received €346,000 In Grant Aid In 2017

Small Businesses In Kerry Received €346,000 In Grant Aid In 2017

December 21, 2017 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SMALL businesses in Kerry received almost €350,000 in grant aid this year according to Kerry Local Enterprise Office, while Kerry County Council spent a further €260,000 on training initiatives. In their end of year review, Kerry LEO say they demonstrated a strong performance in 2017 as renewed confidence becomes evident […]

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Prices At The Pumps Rise By Eight Cents Per Litre Since August

Prices At The Pumps Rise By Eight Cents Per Litre Since August

December 21, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE price of petrol and diesel at the filling station pumps around Tralee has risen by around four cent per litre since we last did a survey eleven weeks ago. But looking a little further back, the cheapest price back on August 10 for petrol was €1.26 per litre compared […]

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Bank Of Ireland Staff Raise Nearly €40k For Charitable Causes In Kerry

Bank Of Ireland Staff Raise Nearly €40k For Charitable Causes In Kerry

December 20, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

BANK of Ireland staff raised €39,031 for charitable causes in Kerry in 2017 through the bank’s flagship charity and community initiative, Give Together. The charity programme gives Bank of Ireland staff throughout Ireland the chance to lend support to their chosen charities or causes through fundraising and volunteering. In total, just […]

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Kerry Airport

Kerry Airport To Receive Over €1m In Grant Aid

December 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin TD, has welcomed the news from his Departmental colleague Minister Ross, that Kerry Airport is to receive over €1m in grant aid towards operating costs. Welcoming the allocations Minister Griffin said: “This grant is in addition to the €583k already allocated […]

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ViClarity’s Pedal Power To Raise Funds For Local Charity

ViClarity’s Pedal Power To Raise Funds For Local Charity

December 19, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company kicked off their annual charity fundraiser on Monday, this time in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Health Link Bus. The “Tour de ViClarity” is currently taking place at the ViClarity offices in the Tom Crean business centre Tralee and finishes this Friday. This year the […]

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Tralee Hotels Win Awards For Top Wedding Venues

Tralee Hotels Win Awards For Top Wedding Venues

December 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYROE Heights Hotel is celebrating after receiving three accolades in the weddingdates.ie awards. They won the  Top rated 3* Star Wedding Venue in Ireland, the Top rated Munster Venue and the Top rated Kerry Venue (6th year in a row). The Top Rated Castle award went to Ballyseede Castle Hotel. “I would like to […]

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Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

December 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THAT’S one way to kick off the weekend. CH Chemists is renowned for its instore events and this Friday is no exception when they welcome Today FM’s Louise Duffy to the store. Louise, who is married to former Kerry GAA star and successful fashion designer Paul Galvin, will be DJing […]

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