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Cannes accolade for Jessie

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By Michelle Crean

Gaining an award at the Cannes Film Festival is a pipe dream for many - but that's exactly what happened for local actress Jessie Buckley.

The talented Muckross woman shared the prestigious Trophée Chopard with actor Kingsley Ben-Adir - which is awarded by a jury of professionals to two young actors to recognise and encourage their career.

Maggie Gyllenhaal, sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal, and director of 'The Lost Daughter' which stars Jessie, Olivia Colman who is currently filming 'Joyride' in Kerry, Dakota Johnson, an Irish man Paul Mescal, took to the stage where she prised the Killarney native.

"I'm so honoured to be able to talk about Jessie," she said.
"I'm beyond thrilled for her and I have a feeling that the world is about to get blown away by Jessie Buckley."

Jessie, who is in Toronto preparing for another role, thanked her by video link.

"It's such an honour to be joining this family tree of people who have inspired me my whole life, so thank you so much. This is for you and for the best bits that are yet to come out."

Her proud dad Tim Buckley told the Killarney Advertiser this week that it's great to see Jessie get the recognition she deserves especially as the Cannes Film Festival is a "big deal".

"These are all big stepping stones in someone's career," he said. "It's important to get the recognition from your colleagues when you do good work."

He added that Jessie will be starring in 'Cabaret' at London's Playhouse Theatre from October to March.

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New Fexco partnership to create 75 jobs

Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025. The Fexco Managed Services […]

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Kerry based financial technology and business services company Fexco and digital services company, TEKenable have announced a strategic partnership to help create 75 new jobs by 2025.

The Fexco Managed Services and TEKenable partnership will see both organisations co-invest in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Products and Salesforce Cloud Solutions and Services aimed at improving their collective customers end-to-end experience across both Irish and UK markets.

This partnership combines TEKenable’s experience in providing Microsoft Dynamics 365 consultancy, development, and support services to their customers, with Fexco’s experience of premium operational delivery, customer management and process optimisation experts. This partnership will also see the creation of 75 new jobs by 2025, with roles created within Digital Customer Experience, Predictive Customer Behaviour Analysis, and Automation & Operational Efficiency services.

“This partnership will help us build on our collective strengths, and deliver the perfect blend of premium operational expertise, support, and resources to maximise the potential of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in improving our customers’ digital end to end experience,” Martin Ryan, Managing Director of Fexco Managed Services and Advisory Services, said.

“This will see us and TEKenable collaborate across multiple sectors and reinforce our position as trusted advisors who deliver transformative services for our clients.”

TEKenable was founded in 2002 by Nick Connors and Peter Rose is an innovative technology company focused on delivering digital services through Low Code platforms to medium and large-scale enterprises in Ireland, UK and EMEA.

Nick Connors, Managing Director with TEKenable added that “this partnership will see us work with Fexco Managed Services to bring solutions, products and services offerings that will fundamentally change the end-to-end experience of both our customers, and their customers”.

“We predict that we will see growth from a combination of existing and new clients over the coming three years.”

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Headford man’s 1948 Jaguar the star of car run

A staggering 157 classic and vintage cars and motorcycles took part in the 12th annual Car and Honda 50 Run, organised by Ballymac Vintage Club on Sunday. The O’Riada’s Bar […]

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A staggering 157 classic and vintage cars and motorcycles took part in the 12th annual Car and Honda 50 Run, organised by Ballymac Vintage Club on Sunday.

The O’Riada’s Bar and Restaurant-based event raised money for the nearby Glanageenty Walkways and followed a new for 2022 route via Ballymac, Raemore, Knocknagoshel, Brosna, and Mount Eagle before the finish line in the Mart Yard in Castleisland.

Gerard Healy from Knockysheehan, Headford, Killarney had the oldest cars on the run.

He has owned his 1948 Jaguar Mark 4 saloon for the last seven years.

“This car was manufactured in Coventry after World War Two,” he said. “And it was then shipped to Ireland in kit form to avoid high import duty on complete cars. It was reassembled in Dublin and painted emerald green. This is a Sligo car, the first owner was a Miss Teresa Ferry, it was very unusual for a lady to own a car in those days.”

The car was then sold to a vicar and then a soldier before, somehow, ending up in The Netherlands. There it underwent a full restoration in 1999.

Gerard bought the car from a restorer called Roberto Verboon.

“I was proud to bring the car back to Ireland,” he added.

Thanks to generous support from local businesses and sponsors including O’Riada’s and BG Motors over €500 worth of spot prizes were handed out on the day.

Listry’s Tony and Kay Darmody were prize winners after judges were impressed with their Hillman Minx Convertible.

George Carey from Tralee won the motorcycle award with his finely turned out 1986 Honda 90.

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