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Hundreds of job opportunities at Kerry Jobs Fair

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Employers and jobseekers will get a unique opportunity to meet face to face to see if they can make a suitable match at the Kerry Jobs Fair 2022 next week.

The event, taking place this coming Monday at the Rose Hotel from 10am to 3.30pm, will showcase jobs from many of the leading companies in Kerry attending on the day.

The event is being run by NEWKDs Moving On and SICAP programmes in association with Kerry Chambers.

This is a free event which is open to the public on a drop in basis with hundreds of job opportunities across a wide range of sectors in Kerry. Employers are recruiting in many different sectors with a great variety of positions. Alongside the employers will be a Careers Clinic offering job seeking supports like CVs and cover letters as well as information on upskilling and qualifications.

“The response from employers has been fantastic," Lisa O'Flaherty, coordinator of Moving On who organised the event, said.

"Over 30 employers will be present on the day who are actively looking to employ staff. This is a great opportunity for people looking for work in Kerry. There are a large number of current vacancies across a range of sectors including office administration, IT, accounts, finance, hospitality, manufacturing, food production, retail and more. People will have the chance to talk to employers directly about full-time, part-time, seasonal and remote job vacancies.”

Robert Carey, the manager of the NEWKD SICAP programme added that “it will be great to have so many employers under the one roof".

"This jobs fair will give people a chance to connect face to face with employers. That gives them a better chance of finding something to suit their skills.”

As well as being open to the public Robert explains that Ukrainian refugees will be supported to attend the jobs fair by being targeted with information before the event.

"We will provide a translation service on the day. NEWKD are part of the Kerry Community Response Forum facilitated by Kerry County Council which is supporting Ukrainian Refugees in Kerry and employment is a key part of this as they are anxious to work."

Colette O'Connor from Kerry Chambers affirms the importance of this.

“Over the last few weeks we have been inundated with businesses trying to help those fleeing from Ukraine. We feel this is a very timely opportunity to meet people in person and explore employment opportunities.”

Lisa encourages everyone looking for work to come along on the day.

"At Moving On we have supported hundreds of women to return to work over the years. We know it can be intimidating to take the first step so there will be people available to welcome you on the day. Don’t miss this great opportunity to explore your future career prospects.”

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One way traffic system mooted for St Oliver’s National School

The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School. The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other […]

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The Killarney Advertiser understands that a one-way traffic management system will be introduced at St Oliver’s National School.

The plan remains subject to confirmation by Kerry County Council and other statutory bodie. It is  understood that the system will be trialled at the beginning of the new school year in September.

The area is subject to serious traffic congestion during school drop-off and pick-up times every day.

Over 650 pupils and 80 staff attend the school every day. New housing developments in the area have added to traffic congestion.

Cllr Martin Grady has being pushing for enhanced road safety measures at the school since his co-option to the council in September 2023.

“The issue has worsened in recent years with Woodlawn, Rookery Road and Ballycasheen having more domestic property developments which brings with it more road activity,” Grady told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I’ve seen first-hand several accidents occur when dropping and collecting my children from the school. It needs a safe solution by means of a drop off- pick up point or a traffic management system put in place.

“It is unfair on all stakeholders involved. I will keep working on this until results are achieved in the interest of everyone’s safety. “

The lack of urban school bus services, not just at St Oliver’s but at all schools is adding to Killarney’s traffic woes.

“I would like to see school bus services return for all students, in both urban and rural schools, this service was a massive loss, it would greatly reduce the volume of traffic on our roads and mitigate the risk of accidents and near misses,” added Cllr Grady.

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Planning rules “nonsensical in a housing crisis” Cllr Healy-Rae

A planning rule which prevents people from building houses on their own land next to major roads is being challenged by Cllr Maura Healy Rae. The current planning policy states […]

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A planning rule which prevents people from building houses on their own land next to major roads is being challenged by Cllr Maura Healy Rae.

The current planning policy states that any application house along national primary and national secondary roadways exiting from existing entrances will not be considered.
Healy-Rae says this problem is particularly acute in the Killarney Municipal District given the amount of national roadway surrounding the area with the N22, N71 and N72.
“It is nonsensical that where an individual is living at home and using an existing entrance, can’t be considered to build their own house and use existing entrance they are already using,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.
“How Transport Infrastructure Ireland can quantify this as additional traffic is preposterous. Given we are in a housing crisis, given all the challenges surrounding planning, given exorbitant house prices and the lack of affordable housing, it is ludicrous that this is a reason people are being refused planning.”
She called on Kerry County Council to write to the TII, the Minister for Transport and the Minister for Local Government requesting that the current blanket policy be lifted.
“It [the policy] has directly resulted in numerous planning applications being refused and even considered at the pre-planning stage,” she added.
Kerry TD Danny Healy-Rae has also raised the issue in Dáil Éireann.

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