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Significant progress will be made on the introduction of CCTV in the town centre “over the course of 2022”.

The much-mooted CCTV plan has grown in urgency following a recent survey.

Respondents to the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce commissioned survey (63.7%) said CCTV and the maintaining the town’s Purple Flag status for a safe night time economy (48.5%) were high on their list of priorities for the town.

A further 52.0% of businesses expressed concerns about there being a very high risk of anti-social behaviour on the streets and car parks with 31.4% saying there was a high risk to the town’s reputation as a safe place to visit and socialise.

It is anticipated, but not confirmed, that the CCTV control room would be situated in Killarney Garda Station.

Cllr Niall Kelleher has been pushing for the introduction of CCTV in Killarney since the last election in May 2019.

“We’ve seen in surveys published that there’s a very high risk to the reputation of Killarney in relation to anti-social behaviour and loitering…this system, because it can be in the Garda station and they can have real-time live access, will be a fantastic resource to deal with issues as they arise in our town,” he told a recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District.

However, he expressed concerns on the timelines and the lack of a launch date for the CCTV system.

Kerry County Council is in the course of preparing a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA).

“Once the DPIA is completed it will be necessary to consult with the Data Protection Commission (DPC) in relation to the proposals for CCTV as set out in the DPIA and in relation to the range of measures to ensure that the rights and freedoms of individuals are safeguarded in accordance with the legislative requirements taking account of guidance from the DPC and recent actions by the DPC in this area,” a Council official told the meeting.

“Following this consultation with the DPC it will be necessary to update the Garda Commissioner’s authorisation for the project prior to the commencement of the infrastructural works associated with the project and a formal application to the Garda Commissioner will be required in respect of same.”

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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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