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316 net new jobs in Enterprise Ireland companies in Kerry

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Deputy Brendan Griffin.

THERE has been a welcome for official figures from Enterprise Ireland (EI) confirming that additional jobs were created by EI-supported companies in Kerry during 2015.
Some 316 additional new jobs have come on-stream over the past 12 months.
Welcoming the news, Kerry Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin said: “In Kerry, 4,678 people are employed in the 117 companies supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland.
“These companies created 316 additional new jobs in Kerry in 2015, an increase of 7% on the previous year.
This job creation is having an important knock-on impact, he added. “For every job created in an EI supported company, it is estimated that one additional job is created elsewhere in the economy, so approximately 1,700 new jobs have been created through EI companies alone in Kerry since the Government was elected,” said Deputy Griffin.
“Other indicators also show that the economic recovery has firmly taken hold in Kerry, with the Kerry Live Register halfway back to boom time rates. The drop in the live register by approximately 6,000 in Kerry is one of the highest in the country and is now clearly evident on the ground in the form of increased commercial traffic on roads, busier shops and busier streets.”
Positive signs such as the huge jump in new car sales and commercial vehicle sales in Kerry all point to people having the money and confidence to spend and invest in the future, added Deputy Griffin.
“We have come a long way in Kerry and Ireland in the last five years and we still have a way to go. The key thing now is to keep the progress going so that every household will clearly feel the benefits of the recovery,” he said.
“The economic plan of the current government is working and I am hopeful we will be given the opportunity to finish the job and ensure a better life for every single family in Kerry and Ireland.”

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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