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DONATION: Pavers in the Outlet Centre, Killarney made a donation to Kerry Cancer Support Group Health Link Transport. Pictured from l-r were: Breda Dyland (Kerry Cancer Support Group), Norma Burke (Pavers) and Trish Kelly (Kerry Cancer Support Group).

Members of Kerry Cancer Support Group - Health Link Transport were presented with a cheque for £2,000 - or €2151 - by Norma Burke, Assistant Manager of Pavers in the Outlet Centre in Killarney last week.

Founded by Catherine Paver in 1971, Pavers established The Foundation in 2018 to enable charity giving by the business and its 1700 staff. Through the Foundation, the amount pledged to good causes by Pavers has risen to £2.5m, which includes employee grant applications, Charities of the Year and donations on behalf of the family.

Each staff member can put forward causes close to their heart which relate to health, education, or community. A total of £44,900 has been awarded to the second round of 34 applications, with donations ranging from £400 to £5,000.
The donation will be used to complement and enhance the existing services that Kerry Cancer Support Group provides including the Health Link Transport services which buses patients to hospitals in Cork and Limerick for their cancer treatment daily.

“I chose to support the Kerry Cancer Support Group as while I was on maternity leave my baby and I often met the bus on our early morning walks,” Norma Burke, Assistant Manager at Pavers in Killarney, said. “I would see people going from their own cars, leaving their loved ones to get on the bus. The people always had a smile on their face when getting on the bus, which I thought was amazing because of what they knew was ahead of them that day.”

The Kerry Cork link bus offers such a valuable service for people, but also for their families, she added.

“It gives them ease and peace of mind to know that they are safe and able to speak to people in similar situations. The very generous donation will help to keep the buses going.”
Breda Dyland, Manager of the Kerry Cancer Support Group added that they’d like to express their sincere gratitude to Norma for the nomination and to the Pavers Foundation for this very generous donation.

“We were absolutely delighted to hear that we’d been successful. The donation will be put to very good use!”

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No 2021 return for Killarney on Ice

By Michelle Crean Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year. Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year. […]

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By Michelle Crean

Fans of the ice will be disappointed to hear that Killarney on Ice will not return for a second year.

Following its huge popularity year on year since returning to Killarney in 2015, the promoters of Killarney on Ice are disappointed to confirm that they are unable to operate again this year.

Rising case numbers, uncertain COVID-19 restrictions, and insurance challenges have been the main drivers behind the decision not to open, according to the company.

As Kerry’s only festive ice rink, the facility has brought much fun and life to the town over the years, attracting thousands of people from all over the county, and indeed the whole country, with many families coming to stay overnight in Killarney and enjoying all that this great town has to offer.

As well as friends and families coming to skate, schools, youth clubs, sports teams and employees of local companies use the group booking discount rate to plan sessions on the ice, and Killarney on Ice would like to thank them all for their continuing loyalty.

“We sincerely hope to be back better and stronger in 2022, and we look forward to welcoming all of our valued customers,” Tim O’Donoghue, the promoter of the rink, told the Killarney Advertiser.

“In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”

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10 new jobs announced for Kerry County Council

The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets. The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects. The plan […]

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The Government has approved 10 new posts for Kerry County Council to assist with the delivery of their social housing targets.

The news was announced today (Friday) as part of the Government’s new housing plan ‘Housing for All’ which commits to strengthening the capacity of Local Authorities to initiate, design, plan, develop and manage housing projects.

The plan acknowledges that this requires the resourcing of housing delivery teams and the posts being announced include a wide range of positions from engineers to quantity surveyors and architects with provision also made for the necessary administrative resources.

“I welcome this announcement by my Cabinet colleague Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien,” Minister Foley said.

“Housing is a key priority for Government and these new posts are an endorsement of the excellent work carried out by Kerry County Council and a deserved recognition of their continued commitment to providing social housing to all local communities across Kerry.”

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