Business/Property

Meet Munster Rugby Stars In Town On Thursday

Meet Munster Rugby Stars In Town On Thursday

July 30, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more FANS of Munster rugby are in for a treat as top players like Keith Earls and BJ Botha are coming to town. The Red heroes will visit Lifestyle Sports in Manor West this Thursday between 12 noon and 12.45pm. Six of Munster Rugby’s finest: […]

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Chris Murray: Tax Planning For Retirement

Chris Murray: Tax Planning For Retirement

July 27, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray WE are often approached by family run businesses with queries on retirement and in particular to Retirement Relief available. Tax planning for retirement needs to take place well in advance of the final decision to retire. Provided certain conditions are met, it is possible to dispose of […]

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All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

All The Ingredients For A Great Book On Kerry Food

July 25, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A NEW Kerry food book with recipes from chefs all trained at the IT Tralee was launched in the college on Thursday. The 68-page book and directory, which will be given out free of charge to food businesses and chefs, contains a listing of over […]

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An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

An Bord Pleanala Uphold Decision To Refuse Planning For New Estate

July 21, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanala have upheld a decision by Kerry County Council to turn down an application to build 98 houses at Caherweesheen. O’Flynn Construction applied to build 98 houses with a crèche at Caherweesheen and Skahanagh. The development was refused planning permission by Kerry County Council, as it found the […]

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New Programme To Help Start-Up Businesses

New Programme To Help Start-Up Businesses

July 21, 2014 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more A NEW Programme from Bank of Ireland is inviting applications from Kerry start-ups for a new programme to help them on their way to success. The bank has launched a new national Accelerator Programme which is open for applications with ten places available. Participants will receive […]

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Aine Collins (right) of Aine's Cafe with manager Catherine Hanafin, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the cafe on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Aine’s Cafe Celebrates 10 Years In The Square

July 20, 2014 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE Square resounded with the sounds of music group Oracle on Saturday as part of the 10th birthday celebrations for Aine’s Cafe. Aine Collins decided to thank her customers who have supported her over the years with free food, wine and entertainment. “The day […]

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Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

Four Historical Properties Up For Sale In Tralee

July 18, 2014 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above for above WITH the sale of  the Green Cottage next to the KDYS on Denny Street last month, we decided to take a look at other historical properties that are currently up for sale around the town.  Main Road, Oakpark Cottage Many of you may have wondered as you […]

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Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

Networking Event To Raise Funds For Liam’s Lodge

July 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISING event in aid of Liam’s Lodge will be held in the Fels Point Hotel on Wednesday, July 30 at 7pm. “Networking with a Conscience” sees Kerry’s newest  entrepreneurs on the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers programme  host a high powered information and networking session. Guest speakers include Eamon Fitzpatrick, former Sales Director […]

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Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

Green Cottage Was One Of Just Six Residential Properties Sold In June

July 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GREEN Cottage, situated adjacent to the KDYS in Denny Street, was sold last month for €165,000, down from the €350,000 guide price back in 2012. The 160 year old cottage was one of just six residential properties sold in Tralee during the month of June with a combined value of €667,500, […]

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Martin O’Connor (fifth from left) receiving the keys to his new Citroen C4 from Fintan Ryan CEO Tralee Credit Union, with his brother Michael Fox O’Connor, sisters Elizabeth Mason, Ann Ryle, Patsy O’Connor. Also in the photo is Helen Geary, Tralee Credit Union and Jimmy O’Sullivan, Bill Naughton Ltd.

Martin Wins New Car Thanks To Tralee Credit Union

July 7, 2014 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter a great competition A RAHOONANE resident is the latest winner of Tralee Credit Union’s Members Car Draw. A delighted and overwhelmed Martin O’Connor had great support from family and friends when he  picked up his brand new Citroen 4 this week at the Ashe Street branch. […]

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Tralee Included In New Superfast Broadband Plan

Tralee Included In New Superfast Broadband Plan

July 3, 2014 at 8:20 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more TRALEE and Killarney have been included in a venture to bring a 100 per cent fibre to the building broadband network offering speeds from 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps. The ESB and Vodafone have signed the innovative joint venture agreement to invest €450 million in building […]

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Members of Spa Road Youth Development from left, Leann Moriarty: Giorgina O'Really, Niamh Brosnan, Michaela Brosnan, Shannon McInerney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

€4,000 Shared Between Youth Groups At Credit Union Awards

July 2, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad to enter great competition THIRTEEN Youth Groups from Tralee, Castleisland and surrounding areas received €4,000 in funds at this year’s Credit Union Youth Union Community Awards Night on Monday. This was a joint initiative between Tralee Credit Union and Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (K.D.Y.S.) a charity supporting young people […]

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‘Are You Lost?’ Santa Surfs Into Credit Union’s Window

‘Are You Lost?’ Santa Surfs Into Credit Union’s Window

July 1, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Click above to enter a great competition IS Santa right in the head? It’s a bit unseasonal for him to be making an appearance in July, but there he is in the window of the Credit Union in Ashe Street. There is method to this madness though, as it’s all […]

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Finance: Who Qualifies For Student Grants?

Finance: Who Qualifies For Student Grants?

June 27, 2014 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray As the Leaving Cert 2014 has now been completed we have noticed a large increase in calls from clients regarding the Higher Maintenance Grant, especially relating to the information required relating to PAYE and self employed persons income. From the academic year 2012/2013, Student Universal Support Ireland […]

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Eoin Kelliher, Financial Planning Partner (QFA) and Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness at the 'Build A Better Business' run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International at the Fels Point Hotel on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Good Turnout For Networking Evening In Fels Point

June 25, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE ‘Build A Better Business’ networking evening generated much interest among the business community and was well attended in the Fels Point Hotel last night. The event was run by the Kingdom Chapter of Business Network International, which helps people generate new business through networking […]

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IT Tralee Hosts TRADEIT Summer Academy

IT Tralee Hosts TRADEIT Summer Academy

June 25, 2014 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

The TRADEIT Entrepreneurial Summer Academy, recently hosted by the Institute of Technology, Tralee, was a three day intensive entrepreneurial and innovative training programme to Post Graduate Food Researchers and Research Centre Managers active in the Traditional Agri-food Sector. The 26 Academy participants were selected from the top food researchers and […]

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Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

Bord Says No To Construction Of Large Estate At Caherwisheen

June 19, 2014 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PLANS for a large new estate at Caherwisheeen have been shot down by An Bord Pleanala. The planning body has refused permission for the major housing development proposed by O’Flynn Construction Company Limited to construct 98 residential units and a crèche at Caherwisheen and Skehanagh. The planning permission was previously refused by […]

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Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

Tralee Area Residential Properties Fetch Nearly €2m In May

June 19, 2014 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were 14 residential properties sold in the Tralee area during the month of May, with a combined value of just under €2m. The houses sold ranged in price from €43,000 to €300,000 according to the Property Price Register. Five houses were sold for under €100,000. They were 64 Rahoonane […]

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Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

June 18, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHERE the owners of a business are the shareholders there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are sixteen factors one should consider when reviewing whether it is […]

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Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on communicating with employees… I WAS speaking to a business owner last week and he relayed a big frustration to me; “I cannot seem to get my team to do what I want them to […]

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Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

Does Your Local Pharmacist Deserve An Award?

June 12, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

  IS your local pharmacist deserving of a national award? That’s the question healthcare software solutions company, Helix Health, is asking, as it calls on the people of Tralee to nominate local pharmacists in the ‘Patient Nominated’ category ahead of the 2014 Pharmacist Awards. The call for Kerry people to nominate […]

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Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert, The Mall with a Panasonic 50'' Smart TV. Photo by Dermot Crean

TV Dealers Fail To Score Big For World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

  Click on above ad for more WHILE most sports fans are salivating at the prospect of a month of football on the box, the explosion of TV sales never materialised this year according to local and national retailers. The World Cup normally signals a rush to get the biggest, flattest and […]

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Business: The Advantages Of Being A Limited Company

Business: The Advantages Of Being A Limited Company

June 11, 2014 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

  By Chris Murray We are often asked by clients what are the advantages to operating as a limited company. Below is an outline of what limited liability means and the advantages of incorporating. Limited Liability – what does it really mean? First and foremost, the principal benefit of trading by way […]

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Guy Hulbert of Hulbert's Fine Foods at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Delicious Taste of Kerry In Manor West

June 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

EIGHT food artisans showed their delicious produce at the Manor West Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday at the second Taste of Kerry event at the centre this year. The producers came from Dingle, Ballinskelligs, Cromane, Ballybunion and Tralee with cakes, pates, jellies, jams and paella among the goodies on display. Always a […]

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Melanie Harty of Harty's Jellies at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Food Firms To Exhibit At Cork Event

June 6, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee companies will take part in a Cork city food forum later this month. Guy Hulbert of Hulberts Fine Foods, based in The Anchorage, Tralee who sells vegetarian pate and Melanie Harty of Hartys jellies and jams will take part in the Cork and Kerry Food Forum which takes place in City […]

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Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

May 30, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on planning and setting goals… Why is Planning so Important Anyway? In his book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark McCormak made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

The Brogue Inn Is Coming Back!

May 23, 2014 at 7:03 am 11 comments

ONE of Tralee’s most famous hostelries will be back in business this July…and members of the Kirby family will be back with it. Cotter Food & Catering Limited is delighted to announce that the company has purchased Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Rock Street. The Brogue Inn, a “landmark at the bottom of […]

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Aspen Grove Moves To New Home

Aspen Grove Moves To New Home

May 22, 2014 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

ASPEN Grove Solutions, the Irish technology company with global operations in Kerry, UK and the US, has just opened new offices in Castlemaine Rd, Tralee, to support ongoing development. The company is going from strength to strength and plans to accelerate growth over the next 12-36 months. Aspen Grove Solutions is […]

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Maximising The Profit In Your Business

Maximising The Profit In Your Business

May 21, 2014 at 7:24 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray PROFIT is a reliable measurement of a business’ success. Profits are the very lifeblood of a business. They fuel growth, support the owners, provide for the well being of the staff, and ultimately determine the success or failure of the business. So how can you maximise your […]

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