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Calls for EV charging points on the Ring of Kerry

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The Fianna Fáil Deputy Mayor of Kerry, Councillor Michael Cahill has called on Kerry County Council to install more EV charging points on the Ring of kerry  "as a matter of urgency'.

"Electric Vehicle Charging Points at regular intervals along the Ring of Kerry route, at all towns and villages, to accommodate residents and visitors who drive Electric vehicles and to encourage both visitors and residents to move away from the Petrol and Diesel options," he told a recent meetiing of Kerry Conty Council.

Kerry County Council stated that it “is committed to supporting and facilitating the installation of EV charge points throughout the county. However, to date, the Council has not installed and does not operate any public EV charge points but has worked with the private sector to facilitate the installation of EV charge points in a number of public car parks.”

“Sales of new Electric and Hybrid cars in the first couple of months account for 20% of Irish car sales which indicates a sharp rise over the past three years or so. When encouraging visitors and residents alike to use EVs, we have a responsibility to provide the facilities to charge them,” added Cahill.

“None of us could envisage travelling the Ring of Kerry, if diesel or petrol was available only in Killarney. We all expect that we can refuel in Killorglin, Glenbeigh, Cahersiveen, Sneem or anywhere else along the route that we might decide to stop at. How can we expect locals or tourists, who drive an EV, to be any different?” said the Rossbeigh based Councillor.

“The world of transport is evolving, apparently towards EVs and here in Kerry we must evolve with it. We must be proactive not reactive, and make every effort to be ready with EV Charging Points in place to serve our motoring public."

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​​Bursaries presented to schools at Lions Club open night

By Michelle Crean Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group. Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St […]

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By Michelle Crean

Three Killarney schools have been awarded bursaries from a local group.

Killarney Lions Club made the presentations to Killarney Community College, St Brigid’s Presentation School and St Brendan’s College to help support students in need.

It took place at their open night recently in the KDYS Youth Centre.

The night featured different exhibitions about Killarney Lions Club activities such as the Annual Christmas Food Appeal and the Kerry Clubs Fair.

“It was great that people made the effort to come and find out more what Killarney Lions Club does, despite the weather on the night. We are a voluntary group so community support is vital for activities such as our Christmas Food Appeal which will kick off very soon.”

The Killarney Lions Club, through its members, assists various groups and individuals in and around the community. Lions do this through voluntary activities, fundraising and by holding various types of events in support of a great many local causes.

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Staff celebrated for their long service

Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently. The event was held for all […]

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Stalwarts of the tourism industry in Killarney were delighted to celebrate their long term team members with a gourmet dinner in Great Southern recently.

The event was held for all team members of the Great Southern and Killarney Royal who have over 10 years of service, and was hosted by Michael Jacobi, Managing Director, Hayfield Family Collection and Mark Scally, Financial Controller, Hayfield Family Collection.

32 employees celebrated on the night, with the Great Southern represented by John Fitzgerald with 53 years of service, Martina O’Leary with 44 years of service and Kathleen Bhuiyan with 31 years of service. From Killarney Royal Joseph Hurley celebrated 37 years of service with John Harrington celebrating 32 years and Nuala Doolan celebrating 30 years.

“It is an absolute pleasure for us to celebrate our long term staff members,” event host and Hayfield Family Collection Managing Director, Michael Jacobi, said.

“They have played such an integral part in achieving the high standards we are known to provide and are such familiar welcoming faces for our guests.”

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