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New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Equal To Same Month In 2017

New Car Sales In Kerry Last Month Equal To Same Month In 2017

November 1, 2018 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 29 new car sales in Kerry in October, exactly the same amount sold in the same month last year, according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). So far this year there were 2,657 new car sales in the first ten months […]

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Chefs from the Munster region this week gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Institute of Technology, Tralee to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. Mark Murphy, Lecturer at Tralee IT is pictured giving a demonstration to the group of apprentice chefs.  Photography by  Gerard McCarthy 087 8537228

Mentoring For The Chefs Of Tomorrow At IT Tralee

October 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEFS from the Munster region this week gathered for a special mentoring workshop at the Institute of Technology, Tralee to support the new Chef De Partie Apprenticeship Programme workshop, supported by Fáilte Ireland and other tourism industry bodies. The workshop was held by Fáilte Ireland to assist existing industry mentors […]

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Legal Briefs: Shareholders Agreements Give A Voice To Minority Shareholders in SMEs

Legal Briefs: Shareholders Agreements Give A Voice To Minority Shareholders in SMEs

October 26, 2018 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

With Small & Medium Enterprises (SME) accounting for 99.8% of all Irish business, Alex Hoffman of Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors explains what a shareholders’ agreement is and why you should have one… A shareholders’ agreement is essentially a contract between the shareholders of a company, the basic purpose of which […]

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Ballygarry House Hotel staff celebrate recent awards.

Ballygarry House Hotel Wins Munster Wedding Venue Of The Year Award

October 23, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYGARRY House Hotel was a winner at the the 2018 National Hospitality Awards (NHA) held in the Shelbourne Hotel. The NHA awards are judged by industry professionals to a rigorous standard and Ballygarry House Hotel beat off some stellar competition to win Munster Wedding Venue of the Year. It was […]

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Fiona Leahy, Kerry LEO; Lisa O’Carroll, Kerry LEO; Nicola Lawless, Kerry Flyer; Michelle Keane, Mibeau Interiors; Liz Maher, Kerry Businesswomen’s Network; Diana McCarthy, NEWKD Home Maintenance Service

Kerry Entrepreneurs Attend National Women’s Enterprise Day Event

October 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

FEMALE entrepreneurs from Kerry took part in Ireland’s largest National Women’s Enterprise Day on Thursday, October 18 when they attended their local event at Clayton Silver Springs Hotel in Tivoli, Cork City. An initiative of the Local Enterprise Offices, and now in its 12th year, over 1,400 female entrepreneurs attended […]

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Tara Ryan, Claire Kelly and special guest Mary O'Donnell  at the Customer Night and opening of The Nail Bar in Leahy's Pharmacy on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leahy’s Pharmacy Packed For Official Launch Of New Nail Bar

October 21, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was standing room only at Leahys Pharmacy Oakpark on Thursday for a special customer evening to launch their new Nail Bar. Guests enjoyed wine and delicious nibbles on arrival and Mary O’Donnell was on hand to to provide skincare advice. Leahy’s own nail technician Tara Ryan provided tips on nail care. The […]

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Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

Cara Credit Union Gives And Receives Awards Galore

October 20, 2018 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

GIVE, and it will be given to you. This was certainly the case for Cara Credit Union over the past couple of days as they gave out loads of prizes and also won awards galore at two ceremonies. On Thursday, they joined more than 68,800 credit unions around the world […]

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Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

Legal Briefs: Growth In Take-Up Of Office And Retail Space To Continue Into 2019

October 19, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Alex Hoffman, the newly appointed Associate Solicitor at Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors, Ashe Street Tralee, says that as the economy recovers and the regional commercial property market gets back to its feet, take-up of office and retail space in urban areas is expected to continue into 2019 and beyond. Here […]

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Grace O'Donnell, Catherine White and Mary Griffin at the Connect Kerry Business Breakfast at Croí Restaurant to celebrate National Women's Enterprise Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Connect Kerry Breakfast To Mark Women’s Enterprise Day

October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL event was held on Thursday morning to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day at Croí Restaurant. Organised by Connect Kerry’s Margaret Kissane, the event consisted of a delicious breakfast, followed by a number of guest speakers. They included Dr Mary McCaffrey who spoke on the topic of ‘Healthy Body, […]

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SPONSORED: The Nail Bar @ Leahy’s Pharmacy Oakpark To Launch This Week

October 16, 2018 at 7:43 pm Comments are Disabled

LEAHY’S Pharmacy in Oakpark will be very busy on Thursday evening for a special customer evening for the official launch their new nail bar. Owner of Leahys Pharmacy Oakpark, Claire (Cronin) Kelly, has organised a very special night which will bring Tralee’s own beauty guru Mary O’Donnell to the pharmacy […]

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Here’s What An Taisce Said About Tralee In IBAL Report

October 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was placed 34th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed in the latest Irish Businesses Against Litter report announced today. The town failed to improve on its ‘moderately littered’ status from 2017 and the An Taisce judges who carried out the survey during the summer had a lot to […]

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Tralee Deemed ‘Moderately Littered’ In Latest IBAL Survey

Tralee Deemed ‘Moderately Littered’ In Latest IBAL Survey

October 15, 2018 at 10:49 am 1 comment

TRALEE has been found to be ‘moderately littered’ in the latest survey of litter levels by Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). The survey has seen Tralee ranked 34th out of 40 towns and city areas visited over the summer. The town was ranked 31st in the final 2017 table released in […]

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Law Advice: Looking At The Business Side Of The Budget

Law Advice: Looking At The Business Side Of The Budget

October 12, 2018 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

In  a new weekly column, Alex Hoffman, the newly appointed Associate Solicitor at Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors, Ashe Street Tralee, says it’s “steady as she goes” as Minister for Public Expenditure, Paschal Donohoe unveils a cautious and subdued budget package… The headline provisions had all been well flagged and, unlike […]

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Members of the Prosper Kerry Dublin Working Group with Martin Shanahan, IDA. Pictured left to right are; Edel Fitzgerald, Stephen Fuller, Eamonn Sayers, Martin Shanahan, IDA; Mark Kenneally, Julianne O’Leary, John McElligott, Keelin Kissane and Martyn Rosney

Kerry Natives Meet Up In Dublin For ‘Prosper Kerry’ Event

October 12, 2018 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER Prosper Kerry event was held in the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin on Wednesday, October 10th. Almost 100 Kerry people working in Dublin gathered to hear from Abbeydorney native Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland about his career to date and the work the IDA is doing to attract […]

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New Appointment At Tralee Legal Firm Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors

New Appointment At Tralee Legal Firm Pierse McCarthy Lucey Solicitors

October 11, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

PIERSE McCarthy Lucey Solicitors are pleased to announce the recent appointment of the experienced solicitor Alex Hoffman as an associate to the firm which is situated on Ashe Street, Tralee. Originally from Annascaul, Alex graduated from the University of Limerick in 2003 with a Bachelor of Laws in Law & […]

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Minister Paschal Donohue.

Chamber Criticises ‘Reckless’ VAT Increase For Hospitality Industry

October 9, 2018 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance has slammed the decision to increase the VAT on the hospitality industry. Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohue, delivered his budget speech in the Dáil this afternoon and outlined the increase in VAT, which will have repercussions in Kerry where one in five workers are employed in the […]

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

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

October 4, 2018 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE most up to date statistics from the Residential Property Price Register shows that August was a very busy month for sales with 35 properties changing hands around Tralee, fetching a total of €5,637,640. The property that sold for the most in the Tralee environs in August was a house […]

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Darragh Long and Paul Mulvihill of AIB, Louis Byrne of SPAR Caherslee and Oakpark, Colin Boyle of The Ashe Hotel, Regional Manager of AIB Sean Healy and John O'Connor of Prestige Foods Listowel at the AIB 'Planning For Your Future' event at The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

BUSINESS: Economy And Brexit In Focus At AIB ‘Planning For The Future’ Event

October 3, 2018 at 10:09 am 1 comment

AIB Tralee held an event at The Ashe Hotel last night where the focus was on the Irish and international economy and planning for the future as Brexit looms. Speakers at the ‘Planning For The Future’ talk were Chief Economist with Irish Life, Lennie McLoughlin and AIB Tralee’s Customer Financial […]

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Alan Griffin has recently opened a new showroom at Weekend Superstore at Lower Clash Industrial Estate.

SPONSORED: For Wooden Flooring, Sliding Wardrobes And More, Visit Alan’s Showroom

October 3, 2018 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re moving into a new home or deciding on refurbishing, then a trip to a new showroom up in Lower Clash Industrial Estate is a must. Alan Griffin who owns the Weekend Superstore, has years of experience in the construction and carpentry industry and now he can show you […]

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Decrease In New Car Sales In September Compared To Same Month In 2017

Decrease In New Car Sales In September Compared To Same Month In 2017

October 1, 2018 at 4:13 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 59 new car sales in Kerry in September, an decrease on the same month last year according to the latest official statistics released today by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). This was an decrease of 28, or around a third, on the figure of 87 from September 2017. So […]

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Ken Tobin and Tom O'Leary of HQ Tralee with Tracy Keogh, Community Manager at Bank of Ireland at the Grow Remote Conference at The Rose Hotel on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Shows Companies It’s Ideal For Remote Working

September 30, 2018 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural ‘Grow Remote’ conference was held at The Rose Hotel in Tralee on Friday. Delegates from Adadoo, Shopify, Nearform and others were present  to discuss remote-working opportunities in Ireland. The conference aimed to promote the benefits of remote working for businesses, for workers and the communities they live in. Ken Tobin […]

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Budget And Brexit Breakfast Event At Ballygarry

Budget And Brexit Breakfast Event At Ballygarry

September 29, 2018 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council Local Enterprise Office in association with Peevers Slye Cotter (PSC Taxation Services) will present a Budget 2019 & BREXIT Breakfast Briefing in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, October 11 from 8.30am to 10.30am. Better hurry though because places are almost gone. The briefing will summarise the main points arising from the Budget announced […]

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Tralee Properties Bought And Up For Sale At BidX1 Auctions

Tralee Properties Bought And Up For Sale At BidX1 Auctions

September 28, 2018 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were three Tralee area properties sold at the BidX1 online auction last week, while the next one in two weeks time sees one house locally up for sale. A semi detached three bedroom house at 72 Rahoonane in Tralee has a reserve not to exceed €70,000. It extends to […]

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Kerry's architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival which takes place from the 28th to 30th September. The event will feature talks, free guided tours, exhibitions, workshops and family events all around the county. Pictured at the launch in Ballonagh Convent Chapel are from left Barbara Carey, Carey Architects, Mike Scannell, Director of Services, Kerry County Council, Victoria McCarthy, Architectural Conservation Officer, Kerry County Council, Norma Foley, Cathaoirleach, Kerry County Council, Cormac Kane, Kane Williams Architects and Kate Kennelly, Creative Ireland Coordinator in Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Free Public Tours And Exhibitions In Tralee For ‘Architecture Kerry’ Festival This Weekend

September 28, 2018 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY’S architectural heritage will be the focus of the inaugural Architecture Kerry festival this weekend and Tralee venues will host events and tours of buildings. The event, which will showcase and celebrate the best of the county’s architectural heritage, will take place from Friday to Sunday and will feature talks, […]

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Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers For Horan’s Healthstores Health & Wellness Fest

Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers For Horan’s Healthstores Health & Wellness Fest

September 27, 2018 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

HORAN’S Healthstores are delighted to announce that they will be holding their premiere Health & Wellness Fest on Saturday the 6th & Sunday the 7th of October at Manor West Hotel Tralee from 10am until 6pm each day. Horan’s Healthstores currently have 14 Health stores in the Munster region.  “Having […]

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Garry O'Donnell won 'Pub Personality of the Year' at the Irish Pub Of The Year Awards for the South-West Region last night.

Garry O’Donnell Wins ‘Pub Personality Of The Year’ Award

September 26, 2018 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Bar of the Year awards for the South West regional took place last night and a Tralee man won a top prize. Garry O’Donnell from Baily’s Corner on Castle Street was voted ‘Pub personality of the year’ for the South West Region at the awards held in Bobby Byrne’s […]

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Launching the upcoming event for National Women's Enterprise Day were Fiona Leahy, Business Advisor, Kerry Local Enterprise Office and Joan Walsh, Partnership International and ambassador for National Women’s Enterprise Day in the south west region.

Kerry’s Businesswomen Urged To Attend National Women’s Enterprise Day Event

September 24, 2018 at 4:38 pm 1 comment

KERRY Local Enterprise Office is encouraging more women to go from ‘local to global’ with their businesses by attending a joint event in Cork city with 150 female entrepreneurs expected to attend. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys, T.D., has launched the national programme of events for National […]

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Aidan O'Mahony and Michael Healy Rae at the cook-off on Sunday as part of the Tralee Food Festival. Also included is chef Karl Naughton, Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry, celebrity chef Gary O'Hanlon and chef Aidan O'Shea. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Food And Music Event Planned For Tralee Next June

September 24, 2018 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS are evolving for a new festival-type event in Tralee next June with an emphasis on music and food, while the annual Food Festival will take place again in September. The news comes after the best Tralee Food Festival to date concluded yesterday with a  Family Fun Day in the Bank […]

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Kieran and Mary O'Shea, O'Sheas Gala with with their B.E.S.T Award for Excellence in Retail with Colin McTaggart Retail Operations Executive, Gala Retail.

PHOTOS: Tralee Gala Stores Receive Awards For Excellence In Retail

September 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Gala convenience stores from Tralee and another in Moyvane, have been awarded the Gala B.E.S.T Award for excellence in retail at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference and B.E.S.T Awards, which took place last week at The Killashee Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare. The B.E.S.T. Award is granted to outstanding […]

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Bluebird Care Recruiting For 20 Jobs With Open Day At Tralee Office

Bluebird Care Recruiting For 20 Jobs With Open Day At Tralee Office

September 13, 2018 at 4:08 pm Comments are Disabled

BLUEBIRD Care in Tralee is holding an open day next week to recruit people for 20 new jobs in Kerry. The homecare provider announced last week it was creating 450 jobs nationally across its 26 offices. Staff will be needed nationwide after they secured tenders to provide care in all nine […]

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