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Brexit main focus of today’s Killarney Economic Forum

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CONFERENCE: Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was among the speakers at the one-day Killarney Economic Conference which took place at The Brehon today (Friday). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

 

Economic, civic and political leaders from Ireland, the UK and Europe, today (Friday) gathered at The Brehon Hotel for the third annual Killarney Economic Conference.

Brexit was one of the key topics on the agenda, with discussions based on its impact on Northern Ireland and Ireland’s economic and diplomatic relationship with Germany in a post-Brexit world.

Former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, reflected on the Good Friday Agreement and the likely impact of Brexit on the future of Northern Ireland.

The former Fianna Fáil leader also shared his views on the way forward for the North-South relationship.

Green Party leader Eamonn Ryan took time out from the campaign trail to join in the debate and also in attendance was Carwyn Jones, the former First Minister of Wales.

The one-day conference was preceded by a special interview with Mike Russell, Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Constitutional Affairs and Government Business, last night (Thursday).

The high-profile event is sponsored by Kerry County Council.

“The event has become an important opportunity for experts to engage on important issues,” Kerry County Council’s Chief Executive, Moira Murrell, said.

Speakers lined up to discuss the key issues affecting rural development include Green Party leader Eamonn Ryan, Richard Byrne from Harper Adams University in the UK, Fraser Grieve, Scottish Council for Development and Industry, and Niamh O’Sullivan, Chief Officer, Local Community Development Committee, Kerry County Council.

Other speakers included Ralf Litteck, CEO of the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce; Fiona Graham, Director of Policy at the Institute of Family Business and John McGrane, CEO of the British-Irish Chamber of Commerce.

 

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Family to run in memory of the late Linda Eviston

By Sean Moriarty The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory. Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer. Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of […]

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The family of a much-loved Killarney woman who passed away from cancer almost a year ago plan to run a marathon past her favourite local landmarks in her memory.

Linda Eviston died on October 10 last after a long battle with cancer.

Her husband Patrick and son Erik, with the support of her daughter Alannah, will run a 42.2km course, on the day before her anniversary to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

The route will be based on landmarks that were an important part of Linda’s life. Starting from the family home in Dromkerry, before heading for the town centre and passing the Eviston House Hotel, Linda’s grandmother’s home at Park Road, Linda’s childhood home and national school in Glenflesk, Loreto where Linda attended secondary school, back to Killarney and finishing at Linda’s pride and joy – Brook Lodge Hotel.

“It is tough but we wanted to do something in Linda’s memory and help other people who might find themselves in similar circumstances,” Pat told the Killarney Advertiser. “We originally hoped to do the Dublin City Marathon but that got cancelled. This route is much better, but much tougher as it’s more hilly.”

All proceeds will be donated to the Irish Cancer Society and donations can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/inhonouroflinda.

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Women bravely bare all for Kerry’s first ‘Dip in the Nip’

By Michelle Crean  It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend. Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

It really was girl power at its finest – as 170 women of all ages braved the elements on Sunday to bare all for charity at the weekend.

Shore Acre in Camp was the location which was only revealed to the participants for Kerry’s first ever ‘Dip in the Nip’. And amongst the all female grouping were some Killarney ladies who joined in the empowering adventure for what was described as “a special and unforgettable morning” all in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry.

According to Marisa Reidy from Recovery Haven, the women were of all ages and all walks of life who came together for so many personal reasons.

“Some were still on their own cancer journey, some were celebrating coming out the other side and of course, many were there to honour friends and loved ones who they had lost to cancer, but we were all equal on the day – flaws and all,” Marisa, who also took part in the event, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It was a truly uplifting and exhilarating experience and we are so, so grateful to each and every lady who joined us for a morning we will never forget. One woman described it as ‘companionship among strangers’ and that really sums it up perfectly. It was emotional, there were some tears, but lots of laughter and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. When the ladies hit the water, they all formed a circle and held hands in a gesture that was totally unplanned – it just happened organically and it was quite overwhelming.”

She added that a very special mention has to be made to Michaela and John Edwards and their team from Wild Water Adventures for their support and expertise in ensuring no stone was left unturned in making it a fabulous, safe event.

“It was an all-female team from beginning to end, from our own volunteers, stewards, registration, Gardai, teas and coffees, lifeguards, sea rescue – girl power at its finest! Now all that’s left to do is start planning for 2022!”

Donations are still being taken via the link on the Recovery Haven Kerry Facebook page.

“So far we are close on €9,000 which is just fabulous.”

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