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IT Tralee and Cork IT move closer to Technological University status

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has welcomed the latest developments as the Institute of Technology, Tralee and Cork Institute of Technology move closer to merging as the Munster Technological University.

 

At the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science yesterday afternoon (Thursday), a draft order was set for January 1, 2021 as the appointed day for the establishment of Munster Technological University. The order will be formally approved by resolution of each House of the Oireachtas before the end of the month.

“The establishment of what is only the second technological university in the State, and the first outside the capital, is another important milestone for education in Ireland in the South West and most especially in County Kerry,” Minister Foley said.

“The presence of a technological university in Kerry will have a transformative effect on the communities it serves and will bring greater social and economic benefits to this county and region through a strengthened role in research and innovation and the delivery of a broad range of high quality education and training.

“IT Tralee and CIT merging as the MTU will be particularly significant also in terms of international recognition, FDI attraction, skills retention and creation and socio-economic progression. It is a hugely positive step forward for County Kerry.”

 

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Spa GAA lights up – continues each Wednesday night

By Sean Moriarty Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative. The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held […]

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Spa GAA club has signed up to participate in the Ireland Lights Up winter walking initiative.

The lights will be on every Wednesday night between 7pm and 8pm for the next few weeks at the club’s new walking track. This week marked the second week of night walking but the club also held a candle-light vigil in memory of Ashling Murphy, the Offaly school-teacher who was murdered while out for a walk two weeks ago.

“Participants can follow the walking track that offers a safe off-road path and this activity is open to everyone in the community. If anyone would be available to help with registration or stewarding any night, all help is greatly appreciated,” said club PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan-Darcy.

Any volunteers that can help any evening or any questions please contact Margaret Doyle on 0879181970.

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Specialists to examine Killarney trees ahead of future storms

By Sean Moriarty Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district. The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Municipal District is to appoint the services of a tree specialist to exam the condition of trees in the wider district.

The move follows last December’s Storm Barra. during which several tress were toppled. 
One motorist had a lucky escape when a tree fell on their car during the storm. Another fallen tree blocked access to the Moll’s Gap road near Muckross.
Both Cllrs John O’Donoghue and Donal Grady raised the issue at a recent Killarney Municipal District meeting.
“In order to mitigate against such events, the Killarney MD Office are in the process of preparing tender documents to procure assessment of specific trees that are in the charge of Kerry County Council.” A council official told the meeting.
“This will allow the MD to make determinations on individual trees in its charge. Individual property owners are responsible for the welfare and maintenance of trees within and along the boundary of their property lines.”

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