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One week on: local reaction to coffee cup scheme

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Last week the business community of Killarney announced a project to end single use coffee cups.

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The town will become the first in Ireland to do so.

After last week’s launch, the business leaders will continue to push the idea ahead of its official start on July 31.

The move to reusables is estimated to remove over one million single use coffee cups from the town annually.

The decision to move to a reusable takeaway system has been taken following an agreement by 25 local independent coffee shops and 21 hotels.

One week in, the Killarney Advertiser spent a morning in the town centre where we caught up with café owners and workers during the peak coffee break.
This is what they had to say:

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Ciara O’Donovan AIB Main St

“The [reusable cups] are brilliant. They are lovely to drink out of. Wwe get coffee here every morning and so far everyone is happy – no complaints.”

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Breda Cronin and Razia McCannon Wild Café

“It has really taken off, the tourists are getting used to the idea, people are on board,” said Breeda.

“People are asking about [the cups]. They are interested in them,” added Razia.

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Bobbie-Jane Birdwhistle Reidy’s

“They are slowly catching on. People are starting to buy the cups. We haven’t had too many cups back [under the deposit scheme]. There are a lot of people with their own cups which is even better,” said Bobbie-Jane.

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“It is very good. People are very open to taking part. It is a great initiative and great to see so many people on board.”

Killian Treacy Luna

”We are getting great positive feedback from people. There has been a real mindset change and a lot of people are likening it to the plastic bag levy. A lot of people mention how it is protecting the National Park too. They see it as a way of giving back – we all get something out of the National Park – this is a nice way to give back.

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Kerry v Cork match day parking

  Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday. This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will […]

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Kerry take on Cork in the first round of the Munster Championship at Fitzgerald Stadium on Saturday.

This glamour tie always attracts a huge crowd and Cork fans will travel in their droves from the Rebel County.

As a result there will be parking restrictions and traffic disruptions in the town on Saturday afternoon.

“Please be aware that the town will be bustling with activity, and traffic congestion is expected. Some parking areas may reach capacity, so we recommend allowing extra time for your journey,” said a Garda spokesperson.

Parking will be available in the following areas near the stadium: New Street, The Glebe car park, Fair Hill car park, High Street, Rock Road car park and the Lewis Road car park.

Parking in the vicinity of Fitzgerald Stadium is reserved for residents with parking passes only.

For a full preview of the match turn to our Sports section on page 54

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Win tickets for Taylor Swift and support Palestine

Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh. The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of […]

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Killarney For Palestine is raffling two tickets to a Taylor Swift concert in Edinburgh.

The group is raising funds for the Halaq family who are known to Kerry Friends of Palestine and who are currently displaced in tents in the Gaza Strip.

Their homes were destroyed in the city of Khan Younis by Israeli airstrikes.

“It currently costs between €5,000 and €6,000 per person to be evacuated from Gaza,” said Susan Larkin of Killarney For Palestine.

To be in with a chance of winning the tickets for the June 8 concert all you have to do is make a donation via the gofundme link below.

A minimum €5.00 donation ensures entry to the draw which will be made on April 24.

Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hx5ahx-help-my-children

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