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Dan Tim receives ‘Freedom of London’ award

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FREEDOM OF LONDON: Dan Tim O'Sullivan with his wife Sheila at the Guildhall in London last Thursday where the popular businessman was made a Freeman of the City of London.

 

There was a double-cause for celebration for one London-based Kerry family last weekend.

On Thursday last, the legendary Dan Tim O’Sullivan from Gleesk, Glenbeigh, was awarded the Freedom of the City of London.

The founder and chairperson of the Danny Sullivan Group was honoured for his contribution to life in London, both as an employer and a charity worker.

Danny moved to London in 1971 and as a 16-year-old worked for John Murphy & Sons before branching out and setting up the Danny Sullivan Group in 1986.

The business now employs 1,500 employees with many people from Kerry and is recognised as one of the most successful labour suppliers to the UK construction industry.

Danny received his award, which dates back to the 13th century at the Guildhall last Thursday (October 17).

It is awarded by the City of London to individuals who have made a significant impact on business and financial growth in the capital. The Freedom of the City of London can be gained through membership of a livery company or by direct application supported by a suitably qualified proposer and seconder. A limited number of Freemen are admitted each year by the Clerk to the Chamberlain of the City of London during a ceremony at Guildhall

On  Saturday night last, his son Timothy the Managing Director of the Danny Sullivan Group was awarded the ‘Young Kerry Person of the Year - Christy Kissane Legacy Award’ by the Kerry Association London.

“I am honoured to be recognised by the Kerry Association as the ‘Young Kerry Person of the Year 2019’, Tim told the Killarney Advertiser.

“My father won ‘Kerry Person of the Year’ in London 2004 and in Dublin in 2015, and I believe we are the first father and son duo to hold these awards.”

“As a family we have always admired and supported the work the Association has done to support the people of Kerry abroad. This award also resonates personally as it is the Christy Kissane Legacy award, who was a great friend of the family and of the Danny Sullivan Group. It was wonderful to receive my award from Christy’s daughter Linda Kissane and enjoy a night of celebrations with our families, friends and colleagues. I am so proud of this achievement and grateful to be recognised.”

 

 

 

 

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New Patient Advocacy Service offering support to Kerry people

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital. The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive […]

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A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital.

The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital.

People in the Kerry area looking for support can contact the Patient Advocacy Service confidential helpline on 0818 293003 to speak to a trained advocate who will help them to get information on the HSE’s complaints investigation process, called ‘Your Service, Your Say’.

The professionally trained independent advocate will support and empower the person making the complaint, with the aim of highlighting their views and concerns.

The advocate will explain to the person how to write a formal complaint and what to include in it. They will also help the person prepare for meetings with the HSE about their complaint, and they will help the person explore their options following a response from the HSE to their complaint.

“Until now, people in Kerry and across Ireland who experienced difficulties in the Irish health service often felt there was nowhere for them to turn,” Service Manager for the Patient Advocacy Service, Claire Lehane, said.

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“The newly established Patient Advocacy Service offers patients the guidance and information they need to make a complaint when they are unhappy with the care they receive. It is free, independent and run by our professionally trained patient advocates who will use their compassion and knowledge to guide people through the HSE complaints process.”

The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie or for more information see patientadvocacyservice.ie.

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New Kerry Dublin flight takes off

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday). Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12. At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday).

Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12.

At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute journey for Dublin.

Less than 25 minutes later it was back in the sky again for its return journey to the capital.

The flight will operate once a day until September 1 when the frequency will increase to twice daily.

“We are happy to report a positive start to the service which has been absent since early June,” the airport’s CEO John Mulhern told the Killarney Advertiser. “Ryanair intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September.”

The route is operated on a commercial basis by Ryanair. Since 2011, Aer Lingus, through its subsidiary Aer Lingus Regional or its partners Aer Arran and Stobart Air operated the flight as a Government support Public Service Obligation (PSO). Previously, between 2008 and 2011 Ryanair operated the route on a commercial basis but withdrew at short notice as it could not make it profitable.

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