Business/Property

Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

Planning Applications Up In Kerry But Residential Construction Growth Remains Sluggish

April 13, 2015 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

  THE beginning of 2015 has seen growth in the residential construction sector in Kerry remain sluggish, according to the latest edition of the National Housing Construction Index for January and February 2015. In Kerry, planning applications have risen by 9% when compared to the same period in 2014, while commencements have […]

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Vero Moda and Jack and Jones Tralee employees, Shauna O'Brien, Kirstie O'Dowd, Claire O'Brien and Blake Byrne promoting the charity day at the stores which took place yesterday. Photo courtesy Vero Moda Tralee Facebook page

Two Shops Give All Friday’s Takings To Charity

April 11, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

TWO shops at Abbeycourt had a busy day yesterday but they didn’t earn a cent. Vero Moda and Jack And Jones were taking part in parent company, Bestseller’s, Give-A-Day fundraiser where everything spent in their shops by customers went to charity. Continued below… Fifty per cent of the proceeds went to […]

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Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

Gala Awards Ceremony For Kerry’s Women In Business

April 9, 2015 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Connect Kerry Lee Strand Women in Business Awards will take place in June and the organisers are looking for entries and nominations. A Black Tie Gala Ceremony will be held on Friday,June 5 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel where winners will be announced. Organised by Margaret Brick, Editor of Connect […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A First Look Inside Tralee’s Newest Hotel

April 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

TRALEE’S newest hotel opened its doors to the public today. The Ashe Hotel on Maine Street let us in for a look this morning and it’s mightily impressive. Formerly The Abbey Gate Hotel, the new business is creating up to 50 jobs in the town. On entering the doors, visitors are […]

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Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

Portman Travel To Create 16 New Jobs In Tralee This Year

April 9, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

PORTMAN Travel have created eight permanent new jobs at their European Centre of Excellence and have announced that another eight are planned to come on stream before the end of the year. The Travel Management Company that has been operating in Tralee from Monavalley Business Park since 1999 and employs over 50 staff. […]

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The Horan Centre in Clash.

Could A UK Retail Giant Be Coming To Tralee?

April 8, 2015 at 1:08 pm Comments are Disabled

BRITISH frozen food giants Iceland could be close to opening up a new store in Tralee…but where? Speculation has been triggered after the job of Iceland Tralee Store Manager was advertised online recently, although at this point there has been no official confirmation from Iceland, who over the past six […]

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TraleeToday.ie Reaches A New High With Over 700,000 Pageviews In A Month

TraleeToday.ie Reaches A New High With Over 700,000 Pageviews In A Month

April 8, 2015 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE reached a new milestone on Tuesday when we reached 700,000 page views in a 31 day period, for the first time. More importantly, this number was achieved by over 88,000 unique users of the website. The figures are verified by Google Analytics (see graphic below) which tracks activity on the […]

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Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

Kerry Vehicle Sales In March Up 40% On Same Month Last Year

April 6, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY vehicle sales in March were up 40 per cent on the same month last year according to figures from the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI). There were 419 new vehicle registrations in Kerry last month, up from 298 in March 2014.  It’s a rise on February 2015’s […]

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Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

Shopping Centre Units To Go To Auction Again At Drastically Reduced Price

April 3, 2015 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

UNITS at Tralee Shopping Centre which went unsold at an auction in February, will go under the hammer again this month but at a drastically reduced reserve price. Ten units will go to this month’s Allsop Auction in the RDS Dublin on April 23, with a reserve price of between €125,000-€175,000. […]

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Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

Local Businessman Spearheads Scheme To Shop Local With Savings

April 2, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  BUSINESSES in Manor have got together to begin a new loyalty scheme which the founder hopes will help local shops compete against the large multiples and chain stores. Sullycard is a new loyalty/discount program founded in Tralee by Seamus O’Sullivan who has run a butchering business in the town for the past […]

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Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

Bar’s Application To Open At Midnight On Good Friday Turned Down

April 1, 2015 at 5:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL bar which had planned to open at midnight on Good Friday has had its application turned down. The Blasket Bar made an application to Tralee District Court on Wednesday to open at midnight on Good Friday until 2am on Easter Saturday. The Gardaí objected and Judge James O’Connor […]

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Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

Over €2.5m Worth Of Residential Property Sold Around Tralee In February

April 1, 2015 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

TWENTY-TWO residential properties in the Tralee fetched  €2,566,442.71 in February while total Kerry sales exceeded €11m according to the Residential Property Price Register (RPPR) figures for the month. The Tralee figure is an increase on the 17 residential properties that were sold for over €1.9m in January, but a decrease […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

March 28, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE entrepreneur Breda Barry was selected for the innovative ‘Going for Growth’ National Forum which was held in Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare on March 23/24. Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, launched its latest cycle in January 2015 following a competitive process. The 60 successful participants […]

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Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

Petrol Prices Continue To Rise As We Survey Who’s Cheapest

March 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’s been a substantial rise in the price of petrol in the Tralee area over the past month. In that time it has risen from its cheapest price of  €1.26.8 per litre to €1.34.9. Petrol has continued to rise since January when a litre costed as low as  €1.22.8. There has also been […]

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Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

Data Shows Average Residential Rents In Tralee Have Remained Static Over Past Two Years

March 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW survey has revealed the average rent prices for residential properties in Tralee have remained relatively static over the past two years. But tenants in Killarney pay, on average, €80 more than in those the county capital. According to data coming from the Private Residential Tenancies Board (PRTB) Quarterly Rent Index, which is compiled by […]

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Launching Austin Stacks new employment initiative 'Jobmatch' were, from  left: Catherine Rya, William Kirby, Patrick O'Sullivan (Chairman Kerry County Board), Liam Lynch and Billy Ryle. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Austin Stacks Keeps Players At Home With Employment Initiative

March 25, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year, Austin Stacks benefited greatly from an initiative to find employment for players who were struggling to get work in town. Now the ‘Jobmatch’ scheme has been officially launched. Austin Stacks manager, Stephen Stack, even has gone as far as saying that keeping six of his players  from going to work […]

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am 1 comment

THIS is not a drill! McDonald’s Restaurants today officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free this Friday – including its Tralee and Killarney branches. In a press release we received this morning, all of the 87 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland […]

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New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

New Nightclub To Open At Fabric Building

March 23, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S coming back, apparently. Yes folks, a new nightclub is set to open at the old Fabric building on Godfrey Place, which will be good news for jobs and the club scene in town. Work is currently taking place at the building and they have advertised for bar staff (click here), but there is […]

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Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students will represent Kerry in the Social Media category at the National Student Enterprise Awards next month and they need your help to win. Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, founded ‘Instant Cuimhne’ back in October and the mini-company has really taken […]

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Presentation Secondary School students Sarah Gavaghan and Isabel O'Donoghue at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we told you about the winners of Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Student Enterprise awards held at the ITT on Friday (click here for previous story and photos). In total there was over 50 stands from schools all over the county with projects ranging from cookbooks to mobile accessories, entries embracing ever-changing technology and ones with a nod […]

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CBS The Green students Shane Foley, Killian O'Riordan, Eoin Greaney and Kieran Dwyer at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Teenagers Show Business Savvy At Annual Student Enterprise Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

CASTLEGREGORY and Killorglin students were the big winners at this year’s County Final of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office Annual Student Enterprise Awards on Friday, in the Institute of Technology. Tralee schools’ entrants were among the incredible 58 mini-businesses set up by over 180 second level school students involved in the competition which promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

Rose Festival And County Council Nominated For National Tourism Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Festival has been nominated for an Irish Tourism Industry Award next month in the Best Festival/Event Experience Category. It’s one of four nominations, in various categories, for Kerry organisations at the ceremony which takes place on April 24 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin. The Festival faces stiff […]

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Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

Major Increase In Energy Efficiency Grants For Kerry Householders

March 21, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a boost in the level of grants available to Kerry householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Government’s Better Energy Homes scheme has been increased by between 25-50%. In […]

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Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

Tralee Looks To London To Create Business Links

March 17, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Chamber Alliance have teamed up with the Kerry Association of London and will co-host a business networking event here in town on Saturday, March 21. The aim of the event is to try and create more business links between the British capital and our own capital here in Kerry. The […]

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Tony Heffernan of Bumbleance and Mary Ferritter of Dingle Distillery at the Fels Point Hotel Corporate Evening on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fels Point Hosts Early St Patrick’s Day Event For Corporate Clients

March 15, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Fels Point Hotel held an early St Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday for its corporate clients. Guests enjoyed complementary food and drinks from Dingle Distillery – who were showcasing their gin and vodka products – and Classic Drinks with their craft beers and ciders. “It’s an evening to […]

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Cormac O'Sullivan, Chairman Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation  honours Pearl and Padraig McGillycuddy, Ballygarry House Hotel who  are celebrating 50 years in business in 2015 at the association's agm in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday. Also in picture is Margaret O'Connor, AIB Business Hotel & Development Manager, AIB South West.
Picture by Don MacMonagle

McGillicuddy Family Honoured By Kerry Branch Of Irish Hotels Federation

March 14, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE family celebrating 50 years in business were honoured earlier this week at their hotel. The McGillicuddy family who own and run the Ballygarry House Hotel have been honoured by the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation at the organisation’s annual general meeting at the hotel, for reaching the milestone. Padraig […]

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Launching Daffodil Day were, front row, from left: Kathleen Curtin, Sinead O'Keefe, Chris Griffin, Holly Lynch. Back Row: Eileen O'Shea, Ed O'Connor, Rita O'Sullivan, Pat Dineen, Brenda Griffin, Grace O'Donnell, Anne O'Connor, Pat Hussey and Gillian Wharton Slattery. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Branch Of Irish Cancer Society Looks For Public To Support Daffodil Day

March 14, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  MEMBERS of the Tralee branch of the Irish Cancer Society are asking the public and businesses to support Daffodil Day by buying merchandise or by holding a coffee morning  on Friday, March 27. In 2014 Daffodil Day raised an amazing €3.4m nationally, this year the Society needs to raise their […]

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Tralee One Of The First In Ireland To Get New Google Earth Service

Tralee One Of The First In Ireland To Get New Google Earth Service

March 11, 2015 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW service from Google Earth is allowing businesses in Tralee to let customers view their premises online. Google Business View is an extension of the very popular Street View service which provides panoramic views from positions along streets in almost ever corner of the world and Tralee is one of the first […]

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Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

March 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY has received over €10m in LEADER funding. Fine Gael TD for Kerry North/West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan, has welcomed a funding package of €10,219,868.29 for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme announced by the Government. “The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery […]

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