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Audi partnership marks 10th year at The Brehon

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The Brehon welcomed a super stylish guest this week as a brand new Audi A6 checked in for the forthcoming year.

It's all part of a continued partnership deal between one of Ireland’s leading four-star hotels and Audi Cork.

As always, the car will have a busy year transporting the hotel's numerous VIPs to The Brehon including their many brides, grooms and VIP hotel guests.

“We’re delighted to partner once again with Audi Cork, for our 10th year, to continue to provide our guests with the luxury experience The Brehon and Audi are renowned for in particular, our upcoming brides and grooms and hotel VIPs,” said Sinead Murphy, General Manager.

The Cork based car dealership already hosted a roadshow at The Brehon in November and this partnership car means Audi will continue to have a permanent presence at the hotel.

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Tourism VAT rate should be “continued indefinitely”

A Kerry Fianna Fáil Councillor believes the current 9% tourism VAT rate should be continued indefinitely despite “the allegation that some hotels were not passing on the saving to its […]

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A Kerry Fianna Fáil Councillor believes the current 9% tourism VAT rate should be continued indefinitely despite “the allegation that some hotels were not passing on the saving to its customers”.

The reduced VAT rate of 9% was introduced by the Government in response to the challenges posed by COVID-19 to the hospitality sector.

“I believe a return to a 13.5% Tourism VAT rate would be counterproductive at this stage, to small and medium businesses that welcome visitors to our country and our county,” Councillor Michael Cahill said.

“Catered food is already charged at 13.5%, alcohol at 23% and accommodation presently at 9%. This sector is providing pretty decent returns to the Exchequer and should be supported. All parties in this debate, including the Government and accommodation providers, should review their position and ensure their actions do not contribute to ‘killing the Goose that laid the Golden Egg’.”

He explained that the tourism industry is “in a very volatile market”, as can be seen by the enormous challenges “posed by COVID-19 in recent years”.

“A grain of rice could tip the balance either way and great care must be taken not to damage it irreparably. We are all aware that the next six to 12 months will be extremely difficult for many businesses with the increase in the cost of oil and gas, etc,, and a return to the 13.5% VAT rate will, in my opinion, close many doors. If a minority are ‘price gouging’, then it should be possible to penalise them and continue to support the majority who offer value for money to our visitors.”

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Katie wows with stunning monochrome image

By Michelle Crean The theme was ‘Monochrome’ and there were plenty of captivating and diverse entries in Killarney Camera Club’s first competition of the year. 28 amateur entries looked great […]

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By Michelle Crean

The theme was ‘Monochrome’ and there were plenty of captivating and diverse entries in Killarney Camera Club’s first competition of the year.

28 amateur entries looked great as they used their skills in the Unrestricted and Novice categories.

“Thanks to everyone who entered and congratulations to the top three, in both the Unrestricted and Novice categories, and especially to Katie Angland with her first competition entry entitled ‘Diamond Fusion’, which won both categories,” PRO of Killarney Camera Club, Deirdre Donohue, said.

“Katie took this photo on one of her first days out with her camera. It was taken at Millstreet Horse Trials in June 2022 during the dressage phase of the CCIYH 2*. The horse pictured is Diamond Fusion ridden by Sarah Ennis.”

You can check out all the competition entries on www.killarneycameraclub.ie. The club continues to meet fortnightly on Thursday via the Zoom online platform but they now have resumed a monthly Thursday meeting in The Brehon Hotel, Killarney.

“New members are always welcome and for any further details, please email secretary@killarneycameraclub.ie.”

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