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Credit union launches new service



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


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 or in any of the branche

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Jessie Buckley to perform live on RTE this Friday 22nd September



This Culture Night, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh will present an hour-long live music and arts programme from Dún Lúiche in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht at 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player.  

Actress and singer Jessie Buckley has been added to the list of stellar musicians who will perform with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra on the night. Jessie will perform a special rendition of a Sinéad O’Connor song in tribute to the late artist. 

Jessie commented: “I am very honoured to return to Culture Night 2023 to remember Sinéad O Connor with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Sinéad was such a huge influence on so many women in Ireland and across the world, her courage, her mind, her politics and her intense beauty and soul. She was a warrior to humanity. I remember hearing her for the first time and feeling her uncompromising need to connect and affect. Recognising what couldn’t be said and speaking it out loud. I am so grateful for all her fire and all her love. It is such a privilege to return to Ireland for RTÉ Culture Night in Donegal to sing a song of gratitude for Sinéad and her family and friends.” 

Other artists performing with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra include The Murder Capital, R&B singer and 2FM Rising star Aby Coulibaly and Irish-based Ukrainian musician Olesya Zdorovetska.  

Friday 22nd September, 7pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player 

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N22 Killarney to Faranfore road further delayed

The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again. Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project […]




The revealing of the preferred route corridor for the construction of the new Killarney to Farranfore road has been delayed – again.

Four potential routes for the N22 Farranfore-Killarney project were identified and were put out to public consultation in May 2021. These have now been whittled down to just one.

It was previously promised that the preferred route would be published late last year.

This dragged on in to the Spring and there is still no sigh of the preferred route being revealed.

A recent Kerry County Council meeting a council official explained that there are further funding requirements to allow the council complete various reports and investigations required before the road can move to its next phase.

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