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Killarney Credit Union can help families manage costs of third-level education

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WITH the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers coming out this month, many families will see their child or children off to college for the first time. For these families, this can be an extremely stressful time, as the cost of third-level education continues to spiral, having a huge impact on family budgets and household spending.

Killarney Credit Union has stepped forward to remind its members that the credit union is here to help and have this week launched a new education loan at 6.2 % APR which can help families in the South Kerry area cover these costs.

According to 2015 ILCU research in the Republic of Ireland, 94% of parents were supporting their children financially through college, up from 74% in 2014. These parents were contributing an average of €453 per child per month to cover college related expenses.
Seventy-two per cent of parents supporting their children through third-level education were struggling to cover these costs.

This week Killarney Credit Union announced the opening of its 2016 bursary award which will give a €4,000 bursary to four third level students to attend college this academic year.

The bursary is open to all members of Killarney Credit Union who are attending college for the first time and is also open to students studying aboard and mature students.

Joy Clifford-Vaughan, youth officer with Killarney Credit Union, said: “Last year we had over 60 applicants for the awards and the lucky winners were Brian Myers, Sarah Courtney, Rebecca Smith and Natalia Makowska who received an award for €1,000.00 each. With the increased costs of attending third level, this bursary is a welcome financial aid for meeting those costs.”

Application forms are available in all branches and on the website www.killarneycu.ie. The closing date is Friday, September 23, at 5pm. Proof of acceptance on course must be provided in advance of payment of bursary.

Mark Murphy, CEO, Killarney Credit Union said: “The significant cost of third level education puts phenomenal pressure on both parents and students starting or returning to 3rd level education this year. The student registration fee combined with monthly rent and bills, books and materials, food and day to day expenses are a significant financial burden to many families.”

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Coveted KY-1 plate goes to Hyundai for 2022

  The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row. The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021. Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists. […]

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The coveted KY-1 plate has been allocated to Adams of Tralee for the second year in a row.

The county’s Hyundai dealership secured the coveted plate as a result of the Hyundai Tucson topping the individual model sales charts for 2021.

Available in diesel, petrol and pug-in hybrid, the Tucson offers something for every motorists.

With the switch to full electric not far away, Adams of Tralee’s general manager Marcus O’Shea believes that hybrid offers the perfect transition from fossil fuelled-cars to electric.

“It is a steeping-stone towards full electric,” he told the Killarney Advertiser. “It reduces the range anxiety for those not ready for full electric and it gets people used to new ways – plugging in the car at night at home will become normal and hybrid is the first step.”

The Tucson range has a model to suit all tastes and budgets. As well as being available in petrol, diesel or hybrid, each power variant is also available as in entry-level, mid or high specification formats.

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Hairdresser reveals women “open up” on safety while getting their hair done

By Sean Moriarty Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients. On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Nicole Coffey of Nicole’s Hair Salon on St Anne’s was inspired to run a fundraiser for a women’s refuge after hearing distressing stories from some of her clients.

On Saturday last she offered a wash and blow-dry to clients and rather than charging them for the her services her customers made a donation to Adapt Women’s Refuge in Tralee.

Nicole was inspired to run the charity day because a lot of her regular clients opened up to her while they were getting their hair done.

The timing of her charity day was poignant as it came just days after Ashling Murphy was murdered while out for a run in her own town of Tullamore.

“People open up while I do their hair, many of them would not know that there is a refuge in Kerry,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have experience with clients who are struggling. I had this idea to create more awareness for Adapt.”

She raised €2,000 for Adapt and the cheque was handed over to the Tralee-based charity on Thursday night this week.

Such was the success of her charity day Nicole worked from 7am to 7pm and as well as cash donations customers also donated vouchers and care packs to the charity.

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