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Kelly urges von der Leyen to act on Daylight Savings time

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Seán Kelly MEP marked the Autumn Equinox on Tuesday by urging European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to reignite efforts towards scrapping the bi-annual clock change.

Mr. Kelly is Ireland’s only Member of the European Parliament’s Working Group on the bi-annual Clock Change, and has been campaigning for the best part of a decade to scrap Daylight Savings Time.

Speaking from Killarney, he highlighted the need to revisit the issue, which awaits EU Member States taking a formal position in the European Council, two years on from an EU-wide public consultation which saw 84 percent of respondents in favour of putting an end to the bi-annual clock change.

“The EU-wide public consultation on daylight savings time two years ago received 4.6 million responses – the highest ever engagement for an EU public consultation.

“EU citizens overwhelmingly supported the abolishment of the biannual clock change and ending this outdated practice.

“This is an issue of great interest to my constituents across Ireland-South. Studies have shown that the disruption caused by the clock change has a detrimental impact on our health. It can lead to weakened immunity and sleeping patterns and in some cases, increased anxiety and depression. It can also affect tiredness in drivers, increasing the risk of accidents.

"We need to listen to our voters and deliver on an initiative that has overwhelming support among EU citizens."

MEP Kelly noted that political leadership at the highest level was needed to persuade EU Member States to agree with the wish of both European Commission and European Parliament to end the annual practice.

“Jean-Claude Juncker’s Commission proposed to scrap the clock change in September 2018, and Parliament endorsed this position in March 2019. Member States have so far failed to back the proposal. Now it is time for President von der Leyen to put pressure on Member States and resolve this issue once and for all.”

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Fat dissolving injections target stubborn areas

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests. They are […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

It may sound too good to be true but fat dissolving injections are as effective as the name suggests.

They are administered by our in-house Dr. Micheal Flynn who has been attending our salon for the past 10 years. It is the double chin and neck area that is treated and is suitable for both men and women. If you haven’t heard of fat dissolving, it is a very popular and relatively new treatment that is used to target stubborn pockets of fat on the jaw line and chin area. The injection dissolves and eliminates fat cells in a safe and effective way, making it perfect for dealing with stubborn fat that simply won’t budge with exercise.

The main ingredient is a fat dissolving substance sodium deoxycholate, which is found naturally in the body. This is injected into the treatment area which over time will destroy the fat cells. These are then removed from the body by its own lymphatic system, a complex network that rids the body of unwanted toxins and waste.

It is important to understand that fat dissolving injections are not a weight loss treatment. The injections should only be used on people who are a healthy size or carrying a little extra weight. It’s most effective on the pockets of fat stored under the jawline, known as the double chin, a migration of fat cells from the cheeks to the jaw line.

The injections work at a slow pace. It can take serval weeks for full results, but once it’s gone, it’s gone. The results are permanent, once you don’t gain a massive amount of weight.

The next clinic is Monday August 22. To book an appointment or more information, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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Classic tractor drivers to embark on 400km drive to Killarney

By Sean Moriarty Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors. They are participating in the annual […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Six members of the Killarney Valley Classic and Vintage Club will set out from County Meath on Wednesday on vintage tractors.

They are participating in the annual Eastern Vintage Club’s Ring of Kerry Tractor Run which is raising funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Over 50 vintage tractors, including the six Killarney examples, will leave Nobber in County Meath at lunchtime on Wednesday.

After an overnight stop in the midlands on Wednesday night and Newcastle West on Thursday night, the tractors are expected in Killarney town centre just after lunchtime on Friday.

The ‘spectacular show’, now a regular feature of the Killarney summer, will bring the town to a standstill for around one hour.

On Saturday morning the group will depart Tony Wharton’s farm in Fossa before a nine-hour drive around the Ring of Kerry.

The run will finish with a spectacular drive through the Gap of Dunloe.

“We hope to pass through town around 3.30pm on Friday,” said local organiser, Tom Wharton, who is one of the six Killarney-based drivers who will undertake the 400km journey from County Meath to Killarney. “It is always a spectacular show.”

On arrival in Killarney, tractors will be joined by a group of classic cars that will depart Nobber at 9am that morning.

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