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“It’s a mess but we will be back” – Healy-Rae

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Healy-Rae shop to remain closed indefinitely

 

By Michelle Crean

 

It took nine fire extinguishers to battle a blaze at Michael Healy-Rae’s Kilgarvan shop on Monday morning – but the damage was so severe that the shop will remain closed indefinitely.

At around 9am on Monday morning Michael was alerted to a fire in the shop when his wife Eileen called to his adjoining office.

However, the intense fire, which was caused by an electrical fault, was hard to get under control with Michael brought to University Hospital Kerry as a precaution due to the inhalation of fumes.

“The shop is unfortunately still closed, Kilgarvan Post Office is also closed,” Michael told the Killarney Advertiser.

“It’s a huge loss to the community and I want to apologise to my loyal customers – it’s the first time it’s closed in 30 years. It’s very upsetting for our customers, staff and suppliers at this critical time of year. The whole thing is a mess. We’re working very hard pulling out all the stops to get it back up and running. I’m grateful to the emergency services including Kenmare Fire Service, and everyone for their support, especially Juliette and my wife Eileen, everyone who has helped us. We will battle on and we will be back.”

This week he missed attendance at the Dáil and is recovering at home.

“I didn’t go to the Dáil this week. I took in a lot of fumes and to be honest I’m still a bit sick with it.”

 

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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