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Above: The governing body of The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency met in Killarney today as part of an enhanced engagement in Ireland. The meeting which is being organised by Kerry Diocesan Youth Service) and Youth Work Ireland, will examine a variety of EU-wide topics relevant to young people and youth services today, at the meeting were, Tim O'Donoghue, director, KDYS services, Jaana Fedotoff, CEO, ERYICA, Mayor of Killarney Municipal Area, Cllr Brendan Cronin and President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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THE governing body of The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) is meeting this week in Killarney as part of an enhanced engagement in Ireland.

The meeting, which is being organised by Kerry Diocesan Youth Service and Youth Work Ireland, will examine a variety of EU-wide topics relevant to young people and youth services today. The main focus of ERYICA is supporting and promoting quality general youth information policy and practice at all levels, a process which KDYS leads on in Kerry and Youth Work Ireland nationally.

The meeting and an associated seminar in Dublin next week will work to further develop critical areas of youth information provision in Ireland and throughout the EU.

ERYICA is composed of national bodies (non-governmental or governmental) which seek to guarantee the right of young people to full and reliable information, which helps them make the choices they face in their lives, and which promotes their autonomy and their active participation in a democratic society.

Tim O’Donoghue, director of KDYS Services said: ”We are delighted to bring this significant European meeting to Kerry and to host it in our youth centre in Killarney. This is a key part of our ambition to develop our Killarney Centre into a formally approved ‘European Youth Centre’ under the Council of Europe. If successful the Killarney Centre will be the first European Youth Centre in Ireland and will represent and strengthen Ireland’s commitment to Youth Development in Europe. This will, most importantly, open up new opportunities for local young people and professionals to access many opportunities across Europe under a range of European initiatives.”

Patrick Burke, CEO of Youth Work Ireland, added: “Ireland has a particularly strong and proud record in supporting the provision of youth information and has been the model and inspiration to many other European countries. The Irish voice on this matter therefore commands respect at a European Level. The meeting of ERYICA in Kerry will formulate a strong message emphasising the critical importance of Youth Information Services and for the new Youth Strategy currently being formulated by the European Commission to strongly support the right of young people to quality and appropriate information.”
 


 
Above: The governing body of The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency met in Killarney today as part of an enhanced engagement in Ireland. The meeting which is being organised by Kerry Diocesan Youth Service) and Youth Work Ireland, will examine a variety of EU-wide topics relevant to young people and youth services today, at the meeting were, Tim O'Donoghue, director, KDYS services, Jaana Fedotoff, CEO, ERYICA, Mayor of Killarney Municipal Area, Cllr Brendan Cronin and President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce, Kate O'Leary. PICTURE: VALERIE O’SULLIVAN

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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.

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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.

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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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