New Construction Groundwork Skills Course At Kerry ETB

New Construction Groundwork Skills Course At Kerry ETB

March 19, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

WITH an increase in planned building projects, national and regional infrastructure – demand for construction industry workers is on the rise. This year, the Irish construction industry is projected to grow by 14 per cent to €19.5 billion in value terms – following an increase of almost 20 per cent […]

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Tralee CBS students Sean Quilter, Darragh Reen and Michael Everett with their Tight Fit Jerseys entry at the Student Enterprise Awards in IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Young Entrepreneurs Excel In Student Enterprise Awards

March 17, 2018 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards was held on Friday at IT Tralee and there was a very high standard of entries as always the year. Outstanding participation levels saw 30 mini-businesses being set up by over 120 second level school students involved in […]

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Know Your Rights: Parental Leave

March 17, 2018 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: What is parental leave? Can both parents take it? Answer: Each parent of an eligible child may take up to 18 weeks of unpaid parental leave from work. Leave can […]

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Kerry Natives In Dublin Urged To Support ‘Prosper Kerry’

March 16, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

‘PROSPER Kerry’, a networking series for Kerry’s diaspora in Dublin, is calling on Kerry people in Dublin to attend its next event in the Guinness Enterprise Centre on Thursday, March 22 at 6.30pm, and support budding entrepreneurs and start-ups in the county. Each event sees three Kerry-based start-ups showcase their […]

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SPONSORED: AIB Continues To Lead The Mortgage Market

SPONSORED: AIB Continues To Lead The Mortgage Market

March 16, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

Advertorial AIB continues to lead the mortgage market with the Lowest Standard Variable Rate in the market for new and existing customers. This also applies to Standard Variable Rate owner occupier customers or owner occupier mortgage customers at the end of their fixed rate term. So whether you are buying […]

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Two Enterprising Events At IT Tralee This Friday

March 15, 2018 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

TWO enterprising events will take place tomorrow in IT Tralee involving young students and business start-ups. The IT Tralee will host its annual Enterprise Showcase from 10.00am – 2.00pm where visitors will have a chance to talk to those who took the plunge to set up their own business in Kerry including past […]

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Rebecca Walsh, Programme Manager for Adopt A Startup with Shane Hassett and Mariana Kobal of Wazp at Google’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin last night for the launch of Google’s Adopt A Startup programme. Companies will attend an exclusive programme of lectures and workshops as well as receiving hands on mentoring from experienced Google employees over the next 12 weeks.

Tralee Company Makes Google Start-Up Programme

March 14, 2018 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE company ‘Wazp’ has made it into Google’s Adopt A Startup Programme. Google has announced the 30 strong cohort of start-ups that will be taking part in its Spring Adopt A Startup programme which launched on  March 12 and the Tralee 3D Printing Supply Chain Platform is among them. The […]

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At the signing of the contract on Monday were, back from left; John Wallace (Sorensen), John Shalloe (RPS Consulting Engineers), John O'Donovan (RPS), Tracy Smith (KCC), Charlie O'Sullivan (KCC), Cllr Michael Cahill, James Morris (KCC), Franck Guérineau (KCC). Front l-r: Olaf Sorensen (Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd.), Paul Moran, (TII Regional Manager), Cllr Michael O'Shea, Moira Murrell (Chief Executive, KCC).

New €10m Road To Eliminate Dangerous Kilderry Bends

March 13, 2018 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE contract for the construction of a new road at the Kilderry Bends on the N70 between Milltown and Killorglin was signed at the offices of Kerry County Council on Monday. Cork-based Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd was appointed the contractor to complete the construction of the scheme at the end […]

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Tralee Financial Planning Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

Tralee Financial Planning Company Shortlisted For Two National Awards

March 13, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-BASED financial planning practice, Premier Financial, have been shortlisted for two national awards in the fifth annual Life, Pensions and Investment (LPI) Industry Awards. Last year Premier Financial brought home the prestigious LPI Best Investment Broker in Ireland Award and this year they are going for the double – and […]

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Tommy Walsh, after dinner speaker, Brent Pope and Eoin Liston at the Business Leaders Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Business Leaders Ball Brings Cantillon 2018 To A Close

March 10, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

TOMÁS Garvey was honoured with the  IT Tralee Cantillon Business Leader of the Year award at the Business Leaders Ball at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. The west Kerry man behind Garvey’s Supervalu’s success received the award from last year’s recipient, Donal Ring of Munster Joinery. The Garvey Group […]

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Pictured Maria Brennan , Colm McEvoy CEO Kerry ETB Jim Ficune Chariman Kerry ETB , Anne O'Dwyer and Owen O Donnell of the Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) with Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport who launched our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre today . 
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry Education and Training Board launch their Education and Training Strategy
2018 - 2022
Kerry Education & Training Board (Kerry ETB) are pleased to announce Mr. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport will launch our Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre at 10 am on Friday the 9th March 2018. 
Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development of this strategy provided an opportunity to chart the strategic direction for Kerry ETB over the next five years. The ETBs services includes primary, post primary and a wide range of further education and training programmes.
The mission of Kerry ETB is to create and promote the development of a lifelong learning society in Kerry, so that all who live there have access to the education and training required to fulfil their potential and meet their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs.
In developing this Strategy, the methodology adopted was designed to ensure extensive internal and external consultation including, ETB board members, learners, students, managers, staff, parents, industry and key community partners and agencies. 
The Strategy emphasises the role of Kerry ETB in promoting a holistic education and training experience that spans the full spectrum of life-long learning. Key to the development of the strategy was the commitment to the organisations core values of Respect, Quality, Inclusion, Equality and Learning.  The Strategy aims to promote a shared vision across all of Kerry ETB’s programmes, centres, colleges, schools and services. This shared vision will help to ensure an integrated and seamless approach to the provision of education and training opportunities across the county.
The Strategy has identified nine Strategic Goals: -
1) Nationally and Internationally recognised and Quality Assured Programmes.
2) Quality Teaching and Learning.
3) Innovative Education and Training Responses.
4) Access and Progression.
5) Develop Productive Partnerships.
6) Stakeholder Engagement.
7) Effectiveness and Accountability in Governance and Leadership.
8) Marketing, Branding and Communication.
9) Enhancing the Working and Learning Environment.
Each strategic goal has a key number of associated actions. Progress with the implementation of the strategy will be measured annually by the implementation plans. The successful implementation of the strategy will require a shared ownership across the organisation with each school, center and programme utilising the strategic objective as the key drivers for their local planning and development.
The Chairperson of Kerry ETB, Cllr. Jim Finucane in welcoming the publication of the strategy stated: “I am delighted with the publication of the Kerry ETB Strategy Statement 2018-2022. The ETB is a key provider of education and training opportunities across county Kerry and the successful implementation of this strategy will ensure the continued successful development of the organisation over the next five years. I wish to thank the Chief Executive Officer, the Directors and all involved in the development of the Strategy Statement and I look forward to its implementation”.
The Chief Executive Office of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm Mc Evoy stated: “I am confident that the strategic goals set out in the Strategy Statement are grounded in the organisations core values of Respect, Learning, Quality, Inclusion and Equality and set out a clear strategic path for their development until 2022. Kerry ETB is a large geographically dispersed organisation with over 1,100 staff, delivering education and training programmes from our twenty eight centres to over 15,000 students/learners annually. Our annual budget is in excess of €52 million making the ETB a key contributor the local economy. I look forward to working with the Board, the Directors, School and Centre Management and all the Staff in leading the implementation of the strategy over the next five year”
Ann O’Dwyer Director of Schools, Youth and Music stated that “Kerry ETB Primary and Post Primary schools, Youth Work and Music provision look forward to implementing this strategy over the next 5 years. It is the ambition of all our schools to achieve the “highly effective school” standards of teaching and learning, school management and ICT integration as set out by the Department of Education and Skills Inspectorate in the “Looking at our Schools Quality Framework for Primary and Post Primary Schools.” Kerry ETB schools are fully implementing the new Junior Cycle and will have commenced the implementation of the new Senior Cycle during the life of this strategy. We will also continue to prioritise the health and wellbeing of students through the full implementation of the DES Wellbeing Programme and also the ongoing development of the Student Support Teams. It is also envisaged that we will develop 3-4 additional Community National Schools in order to provide for diversity and inclusion in the primary sector. Kerry ETB will also work with our partner Kerry County Council, schools and music bodies to establish Music Generation in Kerry over the coming years. It is our plan to support the continued development of both targeted and generic youth work programmes across the county, based on the needs identified in the recent youth work audit. Kerry ETB will support the improvement of the Irish language through our work the relevant agencies on the implementation of the various Irish Plans across the county as well as continuing to prioritise oral language acquisition on our 8 schools.  
The Kerry ETB Director of Further Education and Training, Mr Owen O Donnell stated: “Further Education and Training has gone through seismic change over the last few years with the creation of the Education and Training Boards. Kerry ETB aims to continue at the forefront of this change with the development of our Further Education and Training provision to offer the highest quality education and training opportunities possible to our learners and Industry in Kerry. The Strategic Goals outlined in the Kerry ETB 2018-2022 Strategy will act as a road map for the ongoing transformation of the Further Education and Training provision within Kerry. Kerry ETB has several projects in development for new apprenticeships and courses including the upgrading of facilities countywide. I look forward to working with our team in Kerry ETB in the implementation of this Strategic plan“
The Kerry ETB Director of Organisation Support & Development, Ms Maria Brennan stated:  “This Strategy Statement was developed following an extensive consultation process with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.  The nine goals which will plot our course over the next five years are the product of numerous workshops, interviews and questionnaires.  A planning and monitoring process will be put in place to evaluate the effectiveness of the Strategy and ensure realisation of our goals. I look forward to the full implementation of the strategy and ensuring the continued development of Kerry ETB as a leader in Education and Training provision in Kerry”.
For further information, please contact Marion O Toole at or 066 7121488

Minister Launches Kerry ETB’s Education And Training Strategy 2018-2022

March 9, 2018 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

MR Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport launched the Kerry Education and Training Board’s Education and Training Strategy 2018-2022 at Kerry ETB’s Cappanalea Outdoor and Education Training Centre on Friday morning. Kerry ETB was established on July 1st 2013 and the development […]

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Karen Hughes, Cathy McKeefry, and Elma Griffin at the Kerry Businesswomen's Network event at The Brehon Hotel on Thursday. Photo: Tara Donoghue Photography

PHOTOS: Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 9, 2018 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE speakers from all over Ireland were present at this year’s International Women’s Day event, in The Brehon Hotel Killarney on Thursday, organised by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network. The event was MD’d by Fiona Stack, General Manager of Radio Kerry and there was a large crowd in attendance for the […]

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Low Pay Commission Invites Workers And Employers To Tralee Meeting

Low Pay Commission Invites Workers And Employers To Tralee Meeting

March 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Low Pay Commission is to meet in the Institute of Technology Tralee (North Campus) on March 14-15. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for employees and employers to get across their perspective and views on the minimum wage. The Commission, whose members include local woman Caroline McEnery of The […]

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10,000 EURO was presented to the Kerry Hospice Foundation, Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry on Wednesday, proceeds of a coffee morning at the Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, From left Mary Shanahan Secretary KHF, Mari O'Connell, Directing of Nursing at Palliative Care Unit, Ettienne Van Vrede and CEO Great Southern Hotel and The Hayfield Collection, and Annemaria Scally Creative Director Great Southern Hotel. Photo: John Cleary.

Hotel Presents €10,000 To Kerry Hospice Foundation

March 8, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Hospice Foundation received another big contribution on Wednesday thanks to a Killarney hotel. The Scally Family, proprietors of the Great Southern Killarney, celebrated the reopening of the hotel on Saturday, January 27, with a Charity Vintage Afternoon party which saw 200 guests arrive in their finery to be a […]

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Colm McEvoy, CEO of Kerry ETB, Aidan O'Mahony  and Principal of Kerry College of Further Education, Mary Lucey, at the launch of the college's 2018/2019 Prospectus on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

KCFE Launches Prospectus Showing Diverse Range Of Courses

March 7, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) had the official launch of its 2018/19 Prospectus at the College Campus Restaurant on Tuesday, attended by over 40 industry representatives. Guest of honour to launch the Prospectus was former Kerry GAA star Aidan O’Mahony. The launch came ahead of the college’s open day […]

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

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

March 4, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that January was another very good month for sales of houses and apartment in the Tralee area. There were 53 properties sold, fetching a total of €4,754,598. The house that sold for the most in Tralee in […]

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Repro Free Images -- Pictured at the launch of the Kerry Expo at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, this week were front Seated Aoife O’Reilly (South Kerry Development), John O’Sullivan (Lee Strand) and Bridget Fitzgerald (Kerry County Council) - Pictured Back -  Adrien King (Red Chair Recruitment), Shane Walsh (JRI), Mairead O’Sullivan (South Kerry Development) , TJ O’Connor (Bon Secours Hospital Manager) , Elin Sorensen (Kerry Expo) , Nick Belton (Borg Warner) , Maher (Kerry Expo) and  Brendan Kennelly (Marketing Manager ) .  
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PRESS INFO - Kerry EXPO 2018 – Call for Exhibitors Just Launched!
Following the phenomenal success of the 2017 Kerry EXPO which attracted nearly 10,000 visitors, this year organisers are anticipating record attendance to the 2018 event which is scheduled for May 13th. It’s undoubtedly a fantastic platform to promote businesses across Kerry and exhibitor registration is now open at Businesses and organisations of all sizes are welcome to exhibit and exhibition costs range from €100 to €450, with a choice of shell scheme stands and a limited availability of table or space only options. Registrations have already been pouring in as last year’s exhibitors are keen to participate in the 2018 event. The show will extend over two floors of the INEC in Killarney, with additional exhibitors and vendors in the outdoor area.
The event is designed to encourage large companies throughout Kerry to engage with the community and allows the general public a view inside the doors of major companies operating in the region. It also provides a fantastic opportunity to SME’s looking to sell or promote their services to a large audience while government bodies and educational institutions will also be on-hand to answer queries and meet members of the public. The Expo has grown from 60 to over 140 exhibitors over a very short period and will include a business showcase, recruitment, education, family entertainment, food & lifestyle and much more. It is fast becoming one of the most anticipated events of its kind in the county.
A full job vacancy guide will be available to job seekers and career changers along with a detailed floor map to guide visitors through the entire event. Some other highlights of the upcoming 2018 Kerry Expo will include the arrival of R2 D2, Chewbacca, Darthvader and the event will also host kid and teen workshops such as the Wacky Science Pod, Designer minds, Circus Workshops and a virtual reality pod. There will be lots of food tastings and cooking demo’s in the food village and a sports section with GAA panel discussion, vintage cars and tractors, new car sales and much more, ensuring there is something for everyone in the family.
Organisers say they have received tremendous support from businesses and organisations throughout Kerry and without their financial input the event would not be possible. “Contributions from organisations and sponsorship from major Kerry based companies allow us to keep exhibitor costs at minimum levels by providing highly subsidised exhibition space particularly  for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small businesses. The sponsorship and funding also enables us to provide free entry to the public throughout the day, thus maximising the exhibitor audience ”, says Liz Maher. In addition, a localised event of this nature encourages business and economic growth throughout the region and creates a more unified and inclusive business community while giving Kerry residents a sense of pride of place.
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Call Goes Out For Exhibitors For Kerry EXPO 2018

March 4, 2018 at 11:05 am 2 comments

KERRY EXPO 2018 has been launched and the call has gone out for exhibitors for the event which was such an enormous success last year. Last year’s event attracted nearly 10,000 visitors and this year organisers are anticipating record attendance to the 2018 event which is scheduled for May 13th. […]

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Repro Free: 22/02/2018 Bobby Kerr and Norah Casey with young businesswoman Alex (9) from Rathgar urging the business community to show their support for cancer patients by getting involved in Daffodil Day on March 23rd. On Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots Ireland, businesses can help raise funds by hosting a fundraising event at work or by volunteering to sell daffodils. For more info see Picture Andres Poveda

Kerry Companies Urged To Get Involved In Daffodil Day

March 4, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

BOBBY Kerr and Norah Casey are urging the business community in Kerry to show their support for cancer patients by getting involved in Daffodil Day on March 23rd. Both have experienced cancer in their lives and Norah’s husband also tragically died from cancer. On Daffodil Day, proudly supported by Boots […]

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Kerry Businesses Wanted To Enter National Start-Up Awards

March 4, 2018 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY start-ups are being encouraged to enter the National Startup Awards powered by Bank of Ireland and Enterprise Ireland, which were officially launched last week by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD. The competition recognises and rewards Irish startup’s for their success in business across 15 categories. […]

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Kerry New Car Sales In February On A Par With Same Month Last Year

Kerry New Car Sales In February On A Par With Same Month Last Year

March 3, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

NEW car sales in Kerry last month were almost the same as February 2017 figures according to the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 407 new car sales compared to 409 last year. So far this year though there were 1,266 new car sales in the first two months […]

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Status Red Weather Alert: Update On Opening Hours For Businesses

Status Red Weather Alert: Update On Opening Hours For Businesses

March 1, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

SOME updates on reviewed opening times for businesses due to the Status Red Weather Alert. • Tralee Bay Wetlands and the Ballyseedy Wetlands Cafe will be closed today and Friday. They are hopeful that the centre, cafe and facilities will re-open for business as usual this Saturday. • The Aqua Dome […]

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Brent Pope To Be Guest Speaker At Business Leaders Gala Dinner

February 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE IT Tralee has announced that Brent Pope will keep the business community of Kerry entertained at the annual IT Tralee ‘Business Leaders Gala Dinner’ taking place in the Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday March 8. Brent is a New Zealand born rugby player, professional rugby coach, and one of Ireland’s […]

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Launching Victor Sheahan LEO; Noel Spillane SKDP; Dr. Oliver Murphy President IT Tralee; Ben Slimm IT Tralee; Bridget Fitzgerald Kerry County Council; Moira Murrell Chief Executive Kerry County Council; Helena McMahon IT Tralee; Paul O’Neill Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce; Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin; Eamon O’Reilly NEWKD; Breda O’Dwyer IT Tralee; Aidan Kelly Tralee Chamber Alliance; John Sheahan Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council; Donal O’Liathain Udaras na Gaeltachta; Brid McElligott ITT; Catherine Carty IT Tralee and UNESCO chair; Fiona Leahy LEO; Brid Bowler LEO

Range Of Events Planned For Kerry Month Of Enterprise

February 26, 2018 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Kerry Month of Enterprise was officially launched on Monday at Kerry County Council by Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin. Now in its fifth year Kerry Month of Enterprise shines a spotlight on just some of the enterprise activities on offer […]

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Pictured at Cork County Hall with Mayor of Cork County, Cllr. Declan Hurley and Brittany McDonough, Director of Global Partnerships at MassChallenge (on right of County Mayor) for the closing ceremony of Bridge to MassChallenge Cork boot camp, were the 12 successful start-ups that will advance to the next stage of the international competition.
Over fifty Irish start-ups applied to the competition, twenty were shortlisted to take part in a three-day intensive boot camp in Cork and these 12 successful start-ups will advance to a week-long all expenses paid boot camp in Boston in April 2018. From this, the top two companies will be selected to go forward to second round judging for one of MassChallenge’s international accelerators. See #B2MCCork
The twelve successful companies were: Alcass Health Solutions Ltd; BioBind; CroiValve; CortechsConnect; Gasgon Medical; Hidramed Solutions Ltd; Marion Surgical;;  myAccessHub;  Nasal Medical; Remedy Biologics Ltd; ViClarity.
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Two Tralee-Based Companies Make Final 12 In Bridge To MassChallenge

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee-based companies in the Tom Crean Centre have progressed to the final 12 in the Bridge To MassChallenge. ViClarity a Governance, Risk and Compliance technology provider and myAccessHub a company who provide businesses with assessment and training services to increase their accessibility, particularly for people with Autism, have made […]

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Aoife O'Reilly of SouthKerry Skillsnet, Adrienne Dowd of Adrienne Dowd book keeping services, Kara McDonagh and Noranne Keane of Sean Taaffe group at the 'Pitch Masterclass — Pitch, Present, Propose' event organised by Kerry Businesswomen's Network in association with Kerry Local Enterprise Office at The Rose Hotel on Friday. Photo by Tara Donoghue Photography

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For KBN’s ‘Pitch Masterclass’ Event At Rose Hotel

February 24, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a very good turnout at the latest event hosted by the Kerry Businesswomen’s Network on Friday at The Rose Hotel. ‘Pitch Masterclass — Pitch, Present, Propose’ saw KBN in association with Kerry Local Enterprise Office host the event which was open to male and females and suitable for managers, team […]

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Making sure Kerry tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches was the purpose of a Fáilte Ireland workshop which was held in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney. The workshop was held ahead of an up-coming Tourism Ireland social media initiative with popular holiday booking website, TripAdvisor. At the event were from left,Majella Milward, The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, Finola O’Mahony, Tourism Ireland Europe and Marie Galvin, Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC***

PHOTOS: Tralee Hotels Represented At Workshop On WAW Tourism Initiative

February 22, 2018 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES from Tralee hotels and businesses were among those who attended a workshop on Tuesday on how to capitalise on an upcoming social media initiative which will see Kerry promoted on different platforms. Making sure tourism businesses are prepared to capitalise fully on an expected upswing in social media searches […]

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Nathan McDonnell at the revamped cafe at Tralee Bay Wetlands. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyseedy Breathes New Life Into Tralee Bay Wetlands

February 21, 2018 at 8:02 pm 2 comments

IF you’ve been to the Wetlands in the past couple of months you might have seen some exciting new changes. Back in early December, Ballyseedy Home & Garden Centre branched out and took over the lease for the cafe/restaurant at Tralee Bay Wetlands. The result is a revamp in decor […]

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Kerry Has Second-Lowest Pub To Population Ratios In Country

February 15, 2018 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW study by AIB has revealed Kerry has the second lowest pub to population ratio in the country. The AIB 2018 Pubs Outlook was a 26 county study and looked at a number of issues affecting the pub trade in Ireland. It found that Kerry has 435 pubs which is […]

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At the Tralee Credit Union AGM last night in The Rose Hotel were; Front Row from left;
Sean Roche, John O’Connor, Tom Lawlor, Aoife Lynch, John Welch. Back Row: Michael O’Sullivan, Eddie Enright, Richard Bono, Caroline Sugrue, Pa Laide, Una Glazier-Farmer, Danny Kerins. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Celebrate Tralee Credit Union’s 50th Anniversary This Sunday

February 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Sunday is exactly 50 years to the date Tralee Credit Union first opened its doors to members an the Union is marking it that day with a celebration at St John’s Church. On Sunday, February 18, 1968 at the T.C.L.S. Building in Day Place, Tralee, beside the Dominican Church, […]

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Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

Stobart Air To Deploy Bigger Aircraft To Fly Kerry-Dublin Route

February 13, 2018 at 1:58 pm Comments are Disabled

STOBART Air will aim to increase passengers on its Kerry-Dublin route by up to 50 percent as it signed a new PSO contract for the flights to and from the capital, which will see the company use a bigger aircraft. The airline, which has operated the route since 2015, will […]

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