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Killorglin students runners-up at Generation €uro Awards

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The Central Bank of Ireland recognised the achievements of young economics students from Killorglin Community College at the Generation €uro Students’ Award virtual final recently.

Students from Killorglin faced stiff competition from Sutton Park School, Dublin, and were crowned runners-up in the final as they took on the role of the ECB Governing Council by carrying out an analysis of the economy and setting an appropriate interest rate for the Euro area. The teams talked in detail about the challenges currently faced by the Euro zone, and were commended for their ability to analyse the rapidly changing economic environment against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis. Both teams received trophies to mark their achievement.

The Generation €uro Students’ Awards presentation represents the culmination of nearly a year’s work for the successful student teams. The Central Bank is delighted to deliver the final virtually and to recognise the achievements of the competing teams.

Deputy Governor Sharon Donnery highlighted the achievement of those who reached the final, saying, “through their participation in this competition, the students from Sutton Park School and Killorglin Community College demonstrated a strong understanding of the principles of economics and of monetary policy, and they showed rigour in their assessment of the monetary policy options available as they put themselves in the shoes of the ECB Governing Council”.

Speaking about the Killorglin team, which consisted of team members Ethan Victor, Luke Diggin and Ivan Loi led by their teacher Lisa Cahillane, she said “they showed excellent knowledge of the current economic conditions in a very uncertain world”.

Commenting on the importance of engagement with the next generation of economists, Deputy Governor Donnery said “the Central Bank is very committed to playing its part in encouraging the economists of the future. It’s very much in our interests to ensure there is a strong pipeline of young people interested in economics who may choose to forge careers in this area in the future. It is the case that the study of economics can open the door to so many careers.”

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Christmas magic begins as Santa arrives in Killarney

He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement. Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very […]

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He came dashing through the town on Saturday night and packed streets greeted him with huge excitement.

Yes, that’s right – Santa Claus took some time out of his very busy schedule and arrived to town for the annual switching on of the Christmas lights and magic parade.

The streets were lined with children and their families and they’d huge smiles on their faces when they spotted the man in the red coat making his way around the town on the colourful float.

Grace O’Hare was pictured with her dad Conor – she had the best seat in the town to watch Santa Claus as she was perched high on her dad’s shoulders.

It was the same for the Patterson family, Alex, Irene, Catherine and Robert, while Parade safety steward, Marie Brosnan-Leahy, was on hand to make sure everything went off OK.

Killarney Municipal District Councillors, Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan, Cllr Donal Grady, Cathaoirleach Killarney Municipal District Cllr John O’Donoghue, Cllr Brendan Cronin, Cllr Marie Moloney, also enjoyed the occasion while the Sam Maguire took pride of place and centre stage in Killarney for the annual fun filled event.

And while he was in town Santa took some time off to have a chat with Killarney Advertiser columnist Marie Carroll-O’Sullivan – check it out on page 14 of this week’s edition.

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Women’s health the focus of HeartBeat meeting

By Sean Moriarty HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week. Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific […]

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By Sean Moriarty

HeartBeat Killarney will present a special meeting dedicated to women’s health next week.

Hosted by HeartBeat nurse Anna O’Donoghue, the meeting tomorrow evening (Tuesday) will feature specific discussions on every decade of women’s lives.

Special guest on the evening will be Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Dr Mary McCaffrey.

“Topics will include hormones and how they affect health from puberty, the importance of bone health, a cameo on female cardiac symptoms, heart health and mid-life, as well as common health symptoms specific to women’s well-being,” said HeartBeat chairman Billy O’Sullivan.

“We welcome women of all ages to this important meeting which is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you have health worries.”

The meeting will take place at 8pm at the Parish Centre on Park Road.

It will be followed by a Q&A session and there is an optional blood pressure and pulse clinic from 7.30pm.

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