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Killarney gets TikTok treatment!

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TIKTOK VISIT: Four of Ireland’s best known TikTokers visited Killarney town this week. From l-r were: Denis O’Sullivan, James Buckley, Gordon Forbes and Travis Leon. Photo: Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

By Grigoriy Geniyevskiy

Thousands of TikTok fans got a chance to see the beauty of Killarney as four of Ireland’s best known TikTokers decided to holiday here this week.

Killarney was the chosen spot for the staycation as Denis O’Sullivan from Cork, James Buckley from Mayo, Gordon Forbes from Cork and Travis Leon from Donegal, who have 217,000 followers between them - made a number of TikTok videos at various locations including Ross Castle and the lakes of Killarney.

 On Wednesday afternoon the group were recognised in the town by young TikTok fans after they enjoyed a bite to eat at The Shire.

The lads became TikTok famous individually on the social media platform by posting funny and quirky videos which saw their fan base rise. As they became Ireland’s most loved TikTokers the four became friends and often post videos edited together which gives them a combined reach of up to one million views.

They decided to holiday in Kerry this week beginning with a trip to Dingle followed by a few days in Killarney town.

When they arrived here they spoke to the Killarney Advertiser saying how beautiful the town is.

“We felt so welcome and comfortable in county Kerry we had to come here on staycation,“ Gordon said.

“On Sunday, we were in Dingle. It’s nice to come and visit Killarney. It’s fantastic on the eye.”

To follow the boys go to TikTok: denisosullivan0, travisleon1, thejamesbuckley and gforbes_1 to check out their videos.

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New Patient Advocacy Service offering support to Kerry people

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital. The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive […]

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A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital.

The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital.

People in the Kerry area looking for support can contact the Patient Advocacy Service confidential helpline on 0818 293003 to speak to a trained advocate who will help them to get information on the HSE’s complaints investigation process, called ‘Your Service, Your Say’.

The professionally trained independent advocate will support and empower the person making the complaint, with the aim of highlighting their views and concerns.

The advocate will explain to the person how to write a formal complaint and what to include in it. They will also help the person prepare for meetings with the HSE about their complaint, and they will help the person explore their options following a response from the HSE to their complaint.

“Until now, people in Kerry and across Ireland who experienced difficulties in the Irish health service often felt there was nowhere for them to turn,” Service Manager for the Patient Advocacy Service, Claire Lehane, said.

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“The newly established Patient Advocacy Service offers patients the guidance and information they need to make a complaint when they are unhappy with the care they receive. It is free, independent and run by our professionally trained patient advocates who will use their compassion and knowledge to guide people through the HSE complaints process.”

The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie or for more information see patientadvocacyservice.ie.

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New Kerry Dublin flight takes off

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday). Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12. At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday).

Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12.

At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute journey for Dublin.

Less than 25 minutes later it was back in the sky again for its return journey to the capital.

The flight will operate once a day until September 1 when the frequency will increase to twice daily.

“We are happy to report a positive start to the service which has been absent since early June,” the airport’s CEO John Mulhern told the Killarney Advertiser. “Ryanair intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September.”

The route is operated on a commercial basis by Ryanair. Since 2011, Aer Lingus, through its subsidiary Aer Lingus Regional or its partners Aer Arran and Stobart Air operated the flight as a Government support Public Service Obligation (PSO). Previously, between 2008 and 2011 Ryanair operated the route on a commercial basis but withdrew at short notice as it could not make it profitable.

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