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Chef Treyvaud grills the Government

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney restaurateur Paul Treyvaud has warned that the hospitality sector “is in serious trouble”, and to expect “carnage” as restaurants and bars will be forced to close for good this winter.

The well-known chef, who operates a restaurant that bears his name on High St, was invited to address the Government’s Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media following the announcement that indoor dining is set to be postponed until at least July 19.

Mr Treyvaud called on the elected politicians to reverse this week’s announcement and asked that they take his concerns back to their respective parties and Government leaders.

“The biggest issue yet to arise will be the absolute carnage that will follow this winter when so many restaurants will simply go bust as soon as the subsidies stop. They will fall off the cliff, and unfortunately a lot have and already closed their doors. Some have fallen but just haven’t realised it yet,” he told the committee. “Our industry is in serious trouble. We are going to see bars and restaurants closing.”

Treyvaud also warned that the proposed vaccine passport plan is unworkable and that he and his staff cannot police it.

“This is impossible to implement. How can I stand at my door and ask who is vaccinated? I might as well be asking someone what colour underpants they are wearing,” he said.

In May this year he launched a national campaign, called #ThePlan.

“All we wanted was to have the same level playing field as hotels were given and be allowed to open on June 2,” he said.

He was critical of the Government’s relationship with NPHET.

“We should not ignore NPHET’s advice but it seems to order [the Government],” he added, “NPHET advises and then the Government decides – [not ordered].”

The meeting was attended by several politicians including Kerry TD Brendan Griffin.

While he disagreed with Treyvaud’s concerns on the vaccine passport he did agree with other points raised.

“Other countries are using it [vaccine passport] and it has worked well,” Deputy Griffin said. “What is the logic in dining [indoors] in a hotel and not being able to dine [indoors] in the restaurant next door.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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