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Fexco appoints Gerry Hastings to head new aviation business

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Fexco has this week announced the appointment of Gerry Hastings as CEO of its new aviation business, Fexco Aviation Services.

The business aims to build Fexco’s position as the primary provider of services to the aviation finance market worldwide and will be headquartered in Shannon, with an office in Dublin.

Fexco Aviation Services will perform cash management, administration and accounting services for aviation related businesses. It will also provide Managing Agent services for aircraft and aircraft engine owning vehicles in the Asset Backed Securitisation sector.

Gerry Hastings has extensive experience in the aviation sector in finance roles for GPA, GECAS and AerCap. He joins Fexco, one of the world’s original and most established fintech organisations, after 11 years as Managing Director of Phoenix American Financial Services, a provider of administration and financial services to the aviation Asset Backed Securities (ABS) sector.

Fexco, founded in 1981 and headquartered in Killorglin, employs over 2,300 people across its suite of companies in 29 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, North America and Latin America.

“I am delighted to welcome Gerry to the Fexco team and have confidence that with his proven track record, he will build Fexco Aviation Services to become a premier provider of financial services to the aviation industry,” Denis McCarthy, CEO of Fexco Group, said.

“Gerry has vast experience in aviation having started his career with GPA in the early ‘90s. In particular he has been deeply involved in managing and shaping capital markets aviation financing vehicles for the last 25 years.”

Speaking about his new appointment Gerry Hastings added that he is very excited to lead Fexco Aviation Services in such a dynamic market and at such an exciting time in the industry. “Even at this early stage, we pride ourselves in providing excellent client service levels and in developing the strong business relationships with the leasing companies, clients, advisors and other significant players in the aviation market,” he said.

 

 

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Hike up Strickeen Mountain for air ambulance

  Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance. The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab. It […]

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Locals and visitors are being invited to join a guided ascent of Strickeen Mountain on July 4 to raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

The hike, described as an easy to moderate climb and family friendly well be led by Killarney-based Irish Community Air Ambulance volunteer and tour guide Krzysztof Szwab.

It is expected that the 7.5km hike will take around three hours to complete and participants will benefit from the expertise of Krzysztof for a minimum donation €10 per person or €20 per family.

Strickeen Mountain is the eastern most peak of the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks and the hike will start from the Gap of Dunloe at 11am on the day.

As an added bonus fruit and water, donated by local supermarkets including Lidl, Aldi and Daly’s SuperValu, will be provided. The first 20 to register will receive a limited edition Irish Community Air Ambulance face covering snood.

“This is an ideal opportunity for someone who has never climbed this mountain, but wants to do it with the help of an experienced guide,” Donie Lucey, who is one of the Irish Community Air Ambulance’s chief fundraisers, said.

Further details are available from Donie on 086 854 5873 or from Krzysztof on 087 7589697 after 6pm.

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Golf club launches Summer Series competition

By Sean Moriarty Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality. The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer. Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Competitive golfing has resumed at Killarney Golf and Fishing Club marking another step towards normality in the locality.

The O’Mahony’s Point course hosted an open singles event on Monday last and this competition will continue every Monday for the rest of the summer.

Meanwhile the club’s ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series gets underway at the famed Killeen course this coming Wednesday (June 23). This series will continue every Wednesday for eight weeks and top five scorers on each date will qualify for a Grand Final which is scheduled for Sunday, August 22.

“We are delighted to launch the ‘TaylorMade’ Summer Series. This is a singles stableford event taking place on the Irish Open course, Killeen,” said the club’s marketing manager Meg Dalton. “With over €8,000 worth of prizes to be won, this is an event not to be missed. The first opportunity to qualify for the grand final is Wednesday.”

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Investigation continues into New St fire

  Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week. The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7). It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting […]

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Killarney Gardai are continuing their investigation into the cause of a fire on New Street last week.

The fire broke out at the Eviston House Hotel in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (June 7).

It started in a room just off the kitchen on the first floor and spread along the venting and ducting on the first, second and third floors. There was heavy smoke throughout the hotel but all guests were evacuated safely.

The landmark hotel, which also houses the famous Danny Mann pub, has not yet reopened, and local Gardai are still investigating its cause.

“The investigation is ongoing,” a Killarney Gardai Station spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser. “We are establishing the full facts in relation to the fire.”

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