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Expo organisers pull out all the stops for Kerry jobs showcase

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THE team behind Kerry Expo is all set to host the second annual event. Organisers have pulled out all the stops and the Kerry Expo has just launched its own website, www.kerryexpo.ie.

With the launch of the dedicated website, businesses operating in Kerry region are invited to register their interest via the website to exhibit at the Kerry EXPO in the INEC, Killarney on April 9, said Kerry Expo director Liz Maher. “The event promises a full day of entertainment, including food tastings and sampling, all blended together with an extensive range of business, recruitment, educational and business support showcasing,” added Ms Maher.

Over the coming weeks information packs containing full exhibitor details, including exhibition costs and additional information will be sent to all companies and organisations that have registered their interest online. “To those looking to visit the expo on April 9 the website will also offer free admission to registered visitors,” said the event director.

“Visitors to the expo who are over 18s must register for free admission, while under-18s are free, once accompanied by an adult. Kids can avail of the free entertainment throughout the day,” added Ms Maher.
This week will also see the launch of Kerry Expo’s dedicated social media sites in
LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter and organisers believe that digital media will help to promote the event to a wide audience and a broad demographic.

“Capturing the attention of the Irish living abroad and raising brand awareness on behalf of exhibitors are both integral parts of the event,” said Ms Maher.
Organisers have collaborated with the GAA in an effort to spread the word and embed the message into every club in Ireland and abroad.

Diarmuid O Sé, vice-chair of the Kerry County Board, said: “We were delighted to accept the invitation to join the industry group currently promoting the Kerry Expo and we believe the collaboration between industry and GAA is certainly the way forward. If we are to keep our players in Kerry they will need to be employed and by coming together we can achieve so much more. We can encourage the brain drain back to Kerry grounds and to do this, the links between ourselves, jobs and education is an absolute necessity. This is a wonderful initiative and we will be actively encouraging everyone to come out and support it.”

Schools will be asked to support Kerry businesses by encouraging attendance to the EXPO, in an effort to instil in the younger generation, the benefits of living, working and studying in Kerry, added Liz Maher. “Organisers are currently in talks with national organisations so as to attract a national audience and promote the businesses in Kerry as far and wide as possible,” she said.

It is anticipated that job opportunities across the county will grow significantly in the coming year with a number of Kerry based companies already looking to expand, added the expo director. “We hope that everyone will join us on April 9. “Please note places are limited and exhibition placement is on a first come first serve basis so don’t delay, you must register to receive the visitor information pack,” added Ms Maher.
 


 
At the Kerry EXPO Website  launch at The INEC, Killarney were front from left, Liz Maher ( EXPO Organiser), Paul Sherry (Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce Vice-President), Angela McAllen (Killarney Municipal District Area Manager). In second row are Katie Larkin (Astellas), Elin Sorensen (GHQ), Fred McDonagh (Redchair Recruitment), Noel Healy (TLI Group) and John Dolan (Gleneagle Hotel). Back from left are Sean O’Keeffe (Kerry District League), Diarmaid O Se (Kerry GAA Board), Colette O’Donoghue (Tricel), Brendan Kennelly (Kerry’s Eye), Sinead Delaney (Enercon), Shane Walsh (JRI America) and John Daly (Dairymaster). PICTURE: EAMONN KEOGH

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Fans return to Fitzgerald Stadium after eight months

By Sean Moriarty Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game. Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Officials from Fitzgerald Stadium remain hopeful that crowd capacity at the venue can be increased to 500 spectators in time for the Munster final on July 25 – subject to both national health guidelines and Kerry qualifying for the game.

Last Saturday evening’s National League semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone was the first game at the stadium since the 2020 Kerry Petroleum Intermediate Club Football Championship Quarter-Final when Glenbeigh-Glencar played Beaufort on October 4 last year.

Due to current restrictions only 200 fans were allowed attend Saturday’s big match. That will remain in place for Kerry’s opening Munster Championship tie with Clare on June 26.

“It had been more than eight months since Fitzgerald Stadium welcomed back fans to the venue,” stadium PRO Tatyana McGough told the Killarney Advertiser. “Everything went exceptionally well.”

She is hopeful that more restrictions will be eased on July 5, paving the way for an increase in capacity to 500 fans in time for the July 25 Munster Final.

“It is likely that from July 5 up to 500 spectators may be permitted to attend games. We hope this number will increase for the Munster Final. If it is a Cork versus Kerry Munster Final the game will be fixed for Sunday July 25 at 4pm in the Fitzgerald Stadium. The stadium’s staff are very confident in being able to host any number of fans that may be allowed.”

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Garda appeal to park legally at beaches and public amenities

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An Garda Siochana is appealing to the public to park legally in designated car parks and spaces when visiting beaches, beauty spots and other public amenities. 

The good weather has seen an increase in dangerous illegal parking at these locations across the country in recent weeks. An Garda Siochana wants people to enjoy the summer but do so safely.

Parking illegally can lead to unnecessary risk and dangers such as pedestrians being forced to walk along dangerous roads. It can also prevent emergency services from gaining access to these amenities a seaside locations which could lead to the loss of life. 

“We encourage the public to plan their journeys and think safety first when parking your vehicle,” the Gardai said in a statement. 

“The outcome of parking illegally could be far more serious than a FCPN or vehicle towing and puts others and your own life at risk. 

An Garda Siochana reminds and encourages the public to social distance and follow public health guidelines when attending these locations this Summer.

An Garda Siochana is also supporting National Water Safety Awareness Week (June 14th – 20th). Information on this campaign and general water safety can be found on Water Safety Irelands Website – www.watersafety.ie/national-water-safety-awareness-week/

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IFTA nomination for Jessie Buckley

By Michelle Crean  Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week. Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at […]

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By Michelle Crean
 

Killarney’s Jessie Buckley is up for an award as the 2021 Irish Film and Television Awards (IFTA) nominations were announced this week.

Jessie has been nominated as Best Actress in a Lead Role Film category for her work in Charlie Kaufman’s surreal ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’. Winners will be announced at a virtual IFTA awards ceremony which will be broadcast on Virgin Media One on Sunday, July 4.

Other well-known Irish actors up for awards include Brendan Gleeson for ‘The Comey Rule’, Paul Mescal for ‘Normal People’, Dervla Kirwan ‘Smother’ and Gabriel Byrne for ‘Death of a Ladies Man’.

Over the past few months during lockdown, the Irish Academy Members have been busy viewing, deliberating, and shortlisting the very best work from across great Irish films, performances, and achievements.

Nominations have been shortlisted by Irish Academy members alongside a specialist jury panel of industry experts from around the world.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no physical IFTA Awards Ceremony until March 2022, in keeping with COVID guidelines and best international practice.

Further details about the show and the international guest participants will be announced shortly.

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