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316 net new jobs in Enterprise Ireland companies in Kerry

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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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Local soprano releases new single

Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single. Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday. ‘Before […]

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Local soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan has released her second self-penned single.

Following the success of her debut song ‘Forever and a Day’ which was released on July 16 and was aired on radio stations all over the world and on streaming platforms like Spotify, YouTube and iTunes, her second single was released last Friday.

‘Before You Leave Me’ has a Jazz influence. Mary has been writing her own songs since March this year covering several different genres.

“Tony O’Flaherty of Sonas Studios has brought my songs to life and I am delighted with the production on the songs,” Mary told the Killarney Advertiser.

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Fun Urban Orienteering event coming to Killarney town

The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30. Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in […]

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The event is free, open to all ages, levels of fitness and is both wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership are calling on you, to get out and #BeActive as part of European Week of Sport 2021, which runs from September 23 to 30.

Sport Ireland, the national coordinating body for European Week of Sport in Ireland hope that this year’s event will inspire even more people than previous years and has funded multiple flagship as well as local events run by the Network of Local Sports Partnerships, including this ‘Family Street Orienteering Kerry’ event.

“This free event looks to offer everyone an opportunity the get out and be active and maybe try something new,” Gearóid O Doherty, the Coordinator of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership said. 

“Urban Orienteering is an activity that you can do on your own or with your family and friends. You get to challenge yourself a little and still go at a pace that suits you – and what a beautiful location to do it all in, Killarney town!

“With many people possibly new to the Kerry region, be that through work, college or otherwise, this is an ideal way to get involved in the community and explore the streets and lanes of Killarney in a fun and active way.”

The Kerry Orienteers Club have designed the courses for this event and are looking forward to the excitement of it all and helping those new to the sport to continue taking part in the months and years that follow.

“We know that, for a lot of people, this will be their first time trying orienteering, but they can rest assured, as we will be there to talk them through it and help them out if needed,” Brendan O’Brien from Kerry Orienteers said.

“If it is something they want to try again, we can signpost them to other events, both locally here in Kerry and indeed nationally. Orienteering is a fantastic sport that allows you to build your skills and confidence, with all events having a variety of routes to cater for all levels.”

To cater for physical distancing and government guidelines, there are several staggered start times for participants to choose from, beginning at 6pm and the last group heading off at 7.30pm. With free t-shirts for all who sign up and additional workshops onsite, from the likes of Leave No Trace Ireland, it is sure to be a fun and vibrant evening, all stemming from the start point at ANAM – Killarney’s Arts and Culture Centre.

Places are limited for this event. Free online registration is available and those looking to attend are encouraged to book their place early to avoid disappointment.

For more information, you can visit any of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership social media accounts or go to www.sportireland.ie.

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