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Cinema developers seek meeting with councillors

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By Sean Moriarty

 

The developers behind the new cinema in Killarney are seeking a meeting with the elected members of Killarney Municipal District Council following recent comments on planning permission at the site.

 

At last week’s members’ meeting, elected councillors described the new cinema as an “awful eyesore” saying that it was not needed in Killarney. Members also felt the new cinema would add to the town’s dire traffic problems – especially during the busier summer months.

 

The development has been shrouded in controversy since the beginning. Planning permission was initially rejected by Kerry County Council but that was overruled by An Bord Pleanala.

 

As a result Council members distanced themselves from An Bord Pleanala’s decision with one elected member saying they are getting the blame for allowing the development against the wishes of the people of Killarney.

 

However, Mark Anderson of the Omniplex Group said he was both surprised and confused by the councillors comments.

 

“At no point during the planning application process was the design of the cinema raised as a cause for concern, nor did any submission refer concerns in this regard either. The An Bord Pleanala Inspectors Report went so far as to say that Kerry County Council had 'no objection to the design'. You can see our confusion,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “We would welcome an invitation to attend a future meeting to discuss councillor's concerns. I feel this would be fair and just.”

The Anderson family has been involved in cinemas in Kerry for more than 50 years dating back to the Theatre Royal, Picturedrome, the Omniplex in Tralee and The Three Lakes (subsequently renamed Cineplex) in Killarney.

 

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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