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Council has no plans to install public charge points

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Kerry County Council has said it has no plans to install public charge points for electric cars.

There are now 13 different electric car charging points in Killarney.

A total of three charging bays are located in shopping centres including Tesco Deerpark and the latest one at Aldi Deerpark.

Only one traditional filling station has embraced the new technology and that is Randles Bros Garage on the Muckross Road.

Several hotels have installed electric vehicle chargers on their premises. These include the Killarney Plaza Hotel, the Killarney Avenue Hotel, the Great Southern Killarney, Hotel Killarney, the Gleneagle Hotel, the Cahernane House Hotel, the Lake Hotel, the Castlerosse Hotel, the Hotel Europe and the Innisfallen Hotel.

Kerry County Council released this information after Cllr Niall Kelleher asked a recent Killarney Municipal District if there were plans to install more electric car chargers in Killarney.

The Local Authority said it had no plans to install public charge points.

“To date, the Council has not installed and does not operate any public EV [Electric Vehicle] charge points but has worked with the private sector to facilitate the installation of EV charge points in a number of public car parks,” a Council official told the meeting.

“The Council continues to be open to discussions with the community and private sector to further develop the EV charge point infrastructure in Kerry. Well known established companies are continually expanding their network in Ireland and looking for new opportunities for development. It has been noted that numerous charge points have also recently been privately installed at hotels and accommodation providers to cater for their guests and avail of overnight charging.”

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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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