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New tax rebate scheme for staycations welcomed

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AT YOUR SERVICE: Fáilte Ireland's COVID-19 Safety Charter acts as a clear visual indicator to drive confidence among holidaymakers to take a ‘safe’ break in Ireland. Bernadette Randles (pictured centre, Proprietor of The Dromhall Hotel) received the certificate this week. Pictured from left: Josephine O’Driscoll (Fáilte Ireland Team Manager Wild Atlantic Way Southern Peninsulas), Ciara O’Callaghan (Dromhall Hotel), Bernadette Randlesm (Proprietor), Cian McCarthy (Dromhall Hotel), Jenny De Saulles (Director of Sector Development, Fáilte Ireland) and Paul O’Sullivan (General Manager, Dromhall Hotel). Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

 

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By Sean Moriarty

Holidaying in Ireland is set to become tax deductible as part of a new scheme launched this week by the Government to encourage Irish people to take their holidays at home this year.

The stay-and-spend initiative to boost tourism was confirmed yesterday (Thursday) as part of the July stimulus package following a cabinet meeting in Dublin Castle.

Domestic holidaymakers can expect to receive €125 back on a €600 spend on accommodation and restaurant bills. The refund will come in the form of a tax credit or rebate. The offer is expected to come into effect in October and run until April 2021.

The move has been welcomed by the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) but they warned that the Government needs to do even more to save an already troubled industry.

“Any and every move must be welcomed,” Bernadette Randles, Chair of the Kerry branch of the IHF told the Killarney Advertiser.

Her family runs the Dromhall Hotel on Muckross Road, which was recently granted Fáilte Ireland's COVID-19 Safety Charter.

As the country continues to progress along the Government’s Roadmap for reopening society and business, intention to take a break in Ireland among Irish consumers is growing. Fáilte Ireland’s latest consumer sentiment research shows that 60 percent of Irish people are now planning a short trip in Ireland in the next six months. However, safety is a significant concern for people.

Responding to these insights and the potential growth in the domestic market in 2020, Fáilte Ireland has introduced the COVID-19 Safety Charter to provide reassurance for consumers that they can book their domestic holiday with confidence.

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Eileen rewarded for her dedication to athletics

By Sean Moriarty Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer. The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last. As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Well-known Dalton’s Avenue woman Eileen Switzer has been named as the Honorary President of Killarney Valley Athletic Club in recognition of her work as a volunteer.

The club held its annual awards night on Friday night last.

As well as presenting awards to club members in recognition of their achievements at home and abroad they decided to honour Mrs Switzer for her “lifetime of volunteering to the community, to sport, to youth and for championing diversity and inclusion”.

“Eileen has been an advocate, a coach and an administrator in the sport of athletics for over 60 years in the town of Killarney, Kerry and beyond,” said club chair Jerry Griffin.

Eileen and her husband Frank have dedicated their lives to the community games and athletics in the greater Killarney area.

“I enjoy, but I don’t like, all the limelight,” she told the Killarney Advertiser.

“I like to watch newcomers as they come up through the ranks, many of the Community Games people of the past are now running the committee.”

In a life time dedicated to volunteerism in Killarney Eileen has helped sports like golf, pitch and putt and badminton grow.  She was also heavily involved in the local Irish dancing scene and remains a great supporter of Kerry Parents and Friends.

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A Mass of Commemoration in Kilcummin

COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr […]

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COMMEMORATION: A Mass of Commemoration for all those who fought and died in Kilcummin during the Irish War of Independence was celebrated last Sunday last at 11.30am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kilcummin by Fr Kieran O’Brien. Organised by the Kilcummin Historical Group there followed a walk to the Kilcummin Mass Rock where Fr Kieran laid a wreath.

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