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€1m in funding announced for Kerry Airport

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Management at Kerry Airport Ireland have thanked the Minister of State in the Department of Transport for the generous allocation of €1m in funding to support proposed green initiatives at the airport.

Hildegarde Naughten TD announced the allocation of over €1m in Exchequer funding to Kerry Airport under the Regional Airports Programme 2021-2025.

Kerry Airport plans to introduce measures over the coming months that will result in the purchase of electric aircraft tugs, baggage conveyors, special assistance passenger transport vehicles, and an incident support vehicle.

Funding will also be provided for an electric aircraft refueller, an airfield patrol vehicle, a runway maintenance vehicle, a rescue vehicle, and an upgrade of all car park lighting to low energy LED.

“We recognise the challenges facing the aviation industry in the global battle to protect our environment," CEO at Kerry Airport, John Mulhern, said.

"Our plan to introduce an electric fleet of vehicles confirms our commitment to move forward towards carbon neutrality. This funding from the Department of Transport demonstrates a strong commitment by Government to help us achieve that goal and continue our recovery. We thank Minister Naughton and recognise the tireless work in the background by the team at the Department of Transport. Grateful thanks as always to our Kerry-based Government representatives, Minister for Education Norma Foley and Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin for their continued support.”

Kerry Airport is ideally located for anyone wishing to travel on business or pleasure with direct flights to London-Stansted, London-Luton, Manchester, Frankfurt-Hahn and Dublin.

There is ample and great-value parking at Kerry Airport as well as friendly service.

For more information about Kerry Airport, please visit www.KerryAirport.ie or contact +353 66 9764644.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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Staff and students highlight important message

By Michelle Crean Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion. Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. All staff wore […]

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By Michelle Crean

Local students went to great efforts on Friday last to highlight a very important message about inclusion.

Staff and students in Killarney Community College came together for ‘Stand Up Awareness Week’ as part of a national campaign where second-level schools take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying.

All staff wore a rainbow colour and students wore rainbow coloured accessories to show their support for the campaign as Killarney Community College is a diverse, inclusive, accepting, and welcoming safe space for everyone.

The majority of students made a particularly great effort in terms of wearing rainbow coloured accessories were awarded house points.

During the week, the LGBTI+ flag was hanging proudly in the school canteen. Transition Years decorated the General Purpose area with informative posters, and in SPHE classes, students learned about LGBTI+ terminology and history.

“It’s important that school is a safe and inclusive place for anyone attending regardless of their race, sex, religion or sexuality,” Principal, Stella Loughnane, said.

“I’m delighted that our school community marked the occasion and brought great colour while highlighting a very important message. One of the key words of our mission statement is inclusion making this awareness day a very apt one.”

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