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New bike lane a first for the town

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A FIRST FOR KILLARNEY: Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson pictured with Eileen O’Donoghue (Killarney Munipical District Officer) at the town’s first covered bicycle stand on Bohereencaol Glebe Lane. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

 

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By Michelle Crean

 

Killarney town centre has seen the addition of its first covered bicycle stand at Bohereencaol Glebe to encourage sustainable travel.

 

Earlier this year new bicycle stands were installed on Main Street, the Hahah, the Courthouse, High Street and at other identified locations around the town. These stands, while intended to encourage cycling in and around the town, have also had an impact in improving accessibility by reducing the amount of bicycles attached to poles. This project to encourage sustainable travel was funded under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme through South Kerry Development Partnership by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

 

"I was delighted as Mayor to officially launch the newly erected covered bicycle stand in Bohereencaol Glebe,” Mayor of Killarney, Cllr Michael Gleeson said.

 

“This very welcome facility will allow cyclists to secure their bikes and know that they will be dry when they return from their shopping or socialising.” He added, that this development, which he hopes will be the first of many, was among his stated priorities when he became Mayor.

 

“I believe that cycling is ever growing in popularity and should be actively encouraged by Council.”

 

Cycling is not just a healthy pursuit, it is also very environmentally friendly, he said.

“The growing popularity of cycling will also help to reduce traffic volumes on our roads and streets and make Killarney a still more welcoming destination. I hope that in due course covered bicycle stands will be provided at other locations in the Municipal District. My sincere thanks to the Council staff for bringing the project to completion."

 

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Additional Flat fixture for Killarney Races next week

Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10). This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October […]

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Horse Racing Ireland has announced there will be an additional Flat Meeting at Killarney next Monday (October 10).

This meeting will close for entries by 12 noon this Wednesday (October 5) with declarations to run to be made by 10am this Saturday (October 8).

The race programme details for this fixture are on the HRI RAS website www.hri.ie.

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Lee Strand awarded Gold in Sustainability Programme

Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards. Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink […]

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Lee Strand was recognised once again for their exceptional performance and commitment to sustainability with Gold Membership at the Origin Green 2022 awards.

Origin Green is Ireland’s food and drink sustainability programme led by Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board. Gold Membership is awarded to companies who demonstrate an exceptional annual performance on their sustainability targets.

“We are delighted Lee Strand is recognised once again with the prestigious Origin Green Gold Membership for our commitment to sustainability,” Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.

“In Lee Strand environmental management and sustainability are key elements of our business model, from launching 100% renewable cartons, to reducing water usage and energy efficiency. This is a great achievement by our sustainability team who are continually striving for higher levels of environmental excellence. We would also like to thank Veronica Kennelly from the Munster Technological University who assisted Lee Strand in the development of our Origin Green plan.”

Origin Green continues to evolve to ensure Bord Bia is helping Irish food and drink companies to remain up to date with the evolving needs of trade customers and their consumers, globally. With the introduction of the Origin Green credits system in early 2022, it is now easier to identify members who are performing at a high level or excelling in their sustainability performance.

To retain ongoing membership of Origin Green, companies must subsequently submit an annual review to demonstrate clear progress against the established targets and initiatives set. This annual review is subject to an independent third-party review by their verification authority Mabbett. This ensures minimum programme requirements are consistently met and maintained. Companies receive credits for their performance in areas such as raw material sourcing; water and energy efficiency; waste reduction; packaging; and social sustainability. Origin Green has established five different membership tiers based on company size and turnover, so that a real diversity of industry is reflected in the overall Gold Membership.

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