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NEW SERVICE: Killarney Credit Union has launched a brand new service. Pictured were: Helen Courtney Power (Business Development), Mary Murphy (CEO), Emma Looney (Member Services) and Shane Foley (Risk and Compliance). Photo: Michelle Crean

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By Michelle Crean

34,000 members of Killarney Credit Union, will from this week have access to a current account - a revolutionary change in the way they use their local service.

Customers will now have ready access to their current account the same as using traditional banking methods – such as an ATM card which they can use for withdrawals in any bank.

Killarney as well as South Kerry customers in the Kenmare and Cahersiveen branches will now have a Mastercard® debit card, fully managed direct debits and standing orders, an overdraft facility and online banking with their current account.

Yesterday (Thursday), as part of International Credit Union Day, the Killarney branch on Beech Road launched the new service.

“Members finally get a real choice on where they can go for their financial needs,”
Mark Murphy, CEO of Killarney Credit Union said.
“By offering a current account, we essentially can offer
everything that a bank, taking in salary/wages, managing direct debits and an ATM card that is globally accepted. We also have a mobile banking App where members have full control over their transactions. This is a revolutionary change for the credit union movement and places the credit union as a viable alternative for those who want current account services.”

Members who are registered for online banking can easily apply for a current account service via their online banking facility.

“The beauty of the credit union it is locally based, friendly service and our current account fees and charges are not excessive. We also offer the addition of concessions for younger members and senior members.”
Cara Credit Union in Tralee has also launched current accounts to its members. Further information on opening a current account is available online on www.killarneycu.ie or in any of the branche

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Relief as indoor dining finally resumes

By Michelle Crean After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in. Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday. According to the new […]

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By Michelle Crean

After almost 500 days of closures the sense of relief was evident this week as restaurants, cafés and bars were finally allowed to welcome customers back in.

Some had reopened for outdoor dining previously to help keep their businesses afloat but it was back to normal on Monday.

According to the new rules as set out by Fáilte Ireland and the Government, in order for customers to access indoor service, they must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 in the past six months. Those who are not yet vaccinated can only be served outside.

A maximum of six people aged 13 and over are allowed per table and it’s advised that face coverings be worn when not at the table, there is no time limit, customers can only eat or drink at a table and not at the bar or counter, and one person must give their details for contract tracing purposes. Live music and dancing is not allowed.

The Killarney Advertiser spoke to a number of businesses this week and overall the feeling was relief that they can finally get back to normal service but the issue of staffing still remains.

Brian Murphy from Courtney’s Bar said he was feeling nervous.

“I’m feeling nervous as we don’t have enough staff,” he said. “It’s a Monday so hopefully we can cope. Things will settle down and we’ll find a level we are all happy with.”

At the Porterhouse Restaurant Lee O’Callaghan said “It’s great to be back open and have people coming into the restaurant”.

“Hopefully we have a long season after being closed for so long.”

Staff at Reidy’s, Ellen Shannon, Rory Carroll and Jack Sweeney, added that they’re delighted to return to indoor dining.

“Hopefully we get back to normal soon and to brighter days ahead.”

At Jimmy Brien’s Bar in Fair Hill, customers echoed the same sentiments about being finally open.

“We are delighted to be back,” Danjoe Aherne said.

“We appreciate everything Alan Breen has done for us. We’re glad to be back home again!” Charlie Buckingham said.

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Time to get your skates on!

By Sean Moriarty People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline. A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council. Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people […]

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By Sean Moriarty

People of Killarney are being urged to have their say on a new skateboard park before next week’s deadline.

A public consultation on the project has been launched by Kerry County Council.

Cllr Donal Grady, who first put forward the idea of a Killarney skateboard park in 2018, is urging the people of the town to have their say.

It is proposed to build the park on land adjacent to the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre with help and support from the KDYS.

“In 2017 a group of skateboard enthusiasts approached me, they had no designated safe area to enjoy their sport. Sport is vital for youths, stakeboarding increases metabolism, improves balance and enhances coordination use,” Cllr Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“Skateboarding is now an Olympic sport. I commend Kerry County Council, management, engineers and the planning team for getting the project to this stage, it’s now up to the people of Killarney to have their say. It’s vital positive submissions are lodged by Wednesday, August 25,”

Submissions can be lodged to the Playground Unit, Finance Dept, Kerry County Council.

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