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Martin Grady to replace father Donal on Killarney Municipal Council

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By Sean Moriarty

Cllr Donal Grady will be replaced by his son Martin on the Killarney Municipal Council after the long-serving councillor called time on his political career this week.

Last month the Killarney Advertiser revealed that this week’s Killarney Municipal District meeting would be his last.

He formally announced his retirement at Wednesday’s meeting where colleagues paid tribute to his contribution to the local political scene.

Veteran politician today pulled up a seat to the debating table in the Killarney town hall for the last time as he attended his final Killarney Municipal District meeting 24 years after his first election.

The Independent public representative, who is stepping away from active politics, said he has very mixed emotions but the time is right for new and fresh blood.

It is expected that his son, Martin, will be co-opted to the seat at the next meeting of the council.

Cllr Grady served on the former Killarney Town Council from June 1999 until it was disbanded in 2014 when he won a seat on Killarney Municipal District.

“His fingerprints are on a number of projects, too many to mention. Killarney has been the better of Cllr Grady having been elected as a representative of this town,” Cllr Kelleher said.

Cllr Niall ‘Botty’ O’Callaghan recalled how the two of them may not have always agreed on political matters they remained friends outside the chamber.

“There was skin and hair flying at times but we went for coffee afterwards and that was that,” said O’Calllaghan.

Cllr Brendan Cronin: “He served the town and county with dedication.”

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae said “Killarney and its people were always his passion,” while Cllr John O’Donoghue said: “He did his service in the best interests of the town.”

Killarney Municipal District Manager, Angela McAllen added:

“He was hardworking and long-serving. He brought great and passionate debate.”

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Credit Union launch a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd. Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) […]

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Building on recent success the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick have launched a new collaboration with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd.

Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd specialise in Photovoltaic (PV) Solar systems that generate electricity, battery storage, air to water heat-pumps and much more.
Gilroy’s work with customers to receive the SEAI once-off grant towards the purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and heat pumps for your home.
Collaborating with Kerry and West Limerick Credit Union expands the finance options available to Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd customers to help finance new PV Solar Panel installations. Loan rates will be directly linked to the property BER starting from 4.7%(4.89APR) for an “A” rated BER.
Martin Gilroy; CEO with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd said: “We are delighted to officially launch this collaboration with the Credit Unions of Kerry and West Limerick. Customers have already reaped the benefits on recent installation projects after contacting their local Credit Union. Having a direct link to local Credit Unions allows us to guide customers to affordable financing options based on the specific installation quotation we provide at very competitive rates.“
Speaking on behalf of the Kerry and West Limerick Credit Unions, Ashley Fitzgerald added: “We are delighted to have Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd come on board as part of our Greener Homes Loan offering. Home Energy Upgrade have become a prominent concern and talking point among members in recent months, by Credit Unions having a direct link with Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd allows both sides to make referrals and seek the best finance option for members. We are working hard building relationships with Green Energy Ltd providers as we want to ensure our members can avail of the best loan rates for all upgrade works.”
Credit Unions across Kerry and West Limerick. Abbeyfeale Credit Union, Cara Credit Union, Killarney Credit Union, Listowel Credit Union and Rathmore and District Credit Union can be reached via: www.creditunion.ie
Gilroy’s Green Energy Ltd can be contacted on 066-7115920, email info@gilroys.ie or for more information visit www.gilroys.ie.

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Racegoers Club to host Cheltenham Preview Night

Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7. Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St […]

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Killarney Racegoers Club will host its annual Cheltenham Preview Night in Corkery’s Bar on March 7.

Admission is free and this year’s chosen beneficiary is the Killarney Branch of St Vincent De Paul Society.
The expert panel includes professional punter Paddy Wilmott, leading jockey Conor McNamara, up-and-coming Kerry-based trainer Eoin McCarthy and local bookmaker Brendan Tyther with Vince Casey acting as the event’s compere.

“There is no admission fee but a raffle on the night for dual membership of Killarney Racegoers Club for the year, which includes 13 days racing and many reciprocal days to other race meetings,” said Mr Casey.

The Cheltenham Festival begins on March 12.

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