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By Michelle Crean

Students were honoured for their contribution to school life this week during a special end of year awards ceremony.

Graduating from St Brigid's Presentation this week were: Sarah McGrath Lisa O'Halloran and Mieke Rice. Back: Saoirse Bartlett Sarah Trant Aoibhe Coffey and Jayden Kelliher.

Jade O’Riordan DalyCharlotte O'Shea Caelyn O'Grady graduated from St Brigid's Presentation this week.

First cousins Jessica Heffernan Ava Doyle and Chloe Jones graduated from St Brigid's Presentation this week.

Aine Cagney Jayden Kelliher and Sarah McGrath graduated from St Brigid's Presentation this week.

Three generations of Pres Girls Ellen Farndon with her aunt Cliona Hallissy who also teaches in the school and Cliona’s mother/Ellen’s grandmother Mary Hallissy.

SPORTS AWARDS: Students from St Brigid’s received their school awards on Wednesday afternoon. Abbie Finan was awarded Soccer: Player of the Year Chloe Hue Senior Football: Player of the Year Emily Buckley 1st Year Football: Player of the Year Abbey Cronin 2nd Year Football: Player of the Year and Andrea Murphy Junior Football; Player of the Year. Photo: Michelle Crean

MUSIC AWARD: Bríd O’Connor who wrote the book Spark presented Saoirse O’Sullivan with the Outstanding Achievements in Music. Photo: Michelle Crean

LCA AWARD: Kara Huggard earned herself the LCA Student of the Year which was announced at the St Brigid’s School awards on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Michelle Crean

MOST VALUED PLAYERS: Bríd O’Connor who wrote the book Spark (second left) presented the Senior Basketball: Most Valued Player to Tara Donnellan the Minor Basketball: Most Valued Player to Ciara O’Sullivan and the Cadette Basketball: Most Valued Player to Leah McMahon. Photo: Michelle Crean

SCIENCE: Bríd O’Connor who wrote the book Spark (second left) presented the Excellence in Science award to Emma Myers and Jennie O’Mahony while Rita Akhter received the Overall Contribution to STEM. Photo: Michelle Crean

CEIST AWARD: Student Sarah McGrath is pictured with James and Margaret McGrath and Sixth Year Year Head and Acting Deputy Principal Maria Neary after receiving the CEIST Award at the awards ceremony in St Brigid’s on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Michelle Crean

ARTY: Clodagh O’Connor and Sarah O’Sullivan both received the Contribution to Visual Art award. Photo: Michelle Crean

GRAPHICS AWARD: Anna Dunlea received the Contribution to Graphics award while Leah Vinluan got the Design and Communication Graphics award. Photo: Michelle Crean

Held in the school gym on Wednesday afternoon, the students from St Brigid's Presentation were presented with a variety of awards from sport to science, music and visual art while Sixth Year student Saoirse Coffey received the Orla Benson Award.

“During this school year, our students have showcased their brilliance and extensive talents,” teacher Adrienne Brosnan, said.

“We are all so proud of these outstanding achievements across all aspects of school life. Awards day is a truly special occasion for all members of the St Brigid’s community and one which we relish the opportunity to celebrate. It is a time of anticipation, a time of excitement and a time of great joy. The awards that are presented are a testament to that dedication and we also acknowledge all the great work that is done by the teachers here in St Brigid’s.”

Sixth Year students also said their final goodbyes ahead of their State exams next month.

“We wish them the best of luck as they spread their wings and leave the shelter of St Brigid’s for the beginning of a new adventure.”

AWARD WINNERS

Other awards winners were:

Anna Dunlea received the Contribution to Graphics award while Leah Vinluan got the Design and Communication Graphics award.

Clodagh O’Connor and Sarah O’Sullivan both received the Contribution to Visual Art award.

Abbie Finan was awarded Soccer: Player of the Year, Chloe Hue Senior Football: Player of the Year, Emily Buckley 1st Year Football: Player of the Year, Abbey Cronin 2nd Year Football: Player of the Year, and Andrea Murphy Junior Football; Player of the Year, Senior Basketball: Most Valued Player went to Tara Donnellan, the Minor Basketball: Most Valued Player was given to Ciara O’Sullivan and the Cadette Basketball: Most Valued Player went to Leah McMahon.

Kara Huggard earned herself the LCA Student of the Year, Sarah McGrath received the CEIST Award, Excellence in Science was awarded to Emma Myers and Jennie O’Mahony, while Rita Akhter received the Overall Contribution to STEM.

Bríd O’Connor who wrote the book Spark presented Saoirse O’Sullivan with the Outstanding Achievements in Music award.

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Killarney hotels are still open for business

By Sean Moriarty Only a few of the town’s 37 hotels are homing displaced people – according to Bernadette Randles, chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotel Federation. […]

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Only a few of the town’s 37 hotels are homing displaced people – according to Bernadette Randles, chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotel Federation.

This week she said that there’s still accommodation to be found in Killarney for visitors.

She was speaking in relation to the current accommodation situation facing International Protection Applicants and Ukrainian war refugees.

She explained that there is a perception that Killarney has taken in too many refugees and that it is putting the tourism industry at risk as people are starting to think that the town is at full capacity.

“If you can’t get a room in Killarney there is something wrong,” she said. “Maybe with the exception of New Year’s Eve.”

She added that hotels that are providing emergency accommodation are helping off-season unemployment.

Many hotels remain in survival mode after two years of pandemic turmoil and the additional off season business is important, she explained.

“Many could be closed at this time of the year, others would not be operating at full capacity,” she added.

However, she warned the Government needs to put a plan in place before the tourism season starts next year. Some hotels offering emergency accommodation either have a three or six month contract.

“I can see there will be tears next April – the Government must have a long-term plan,” she said.

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Homing refugees worth almost €14m

By Sean Moriarty Hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation suppliers in the Killarney area have secured contracts in excess of €13 million to accommodate Ukraine war refugees. The Department of Children, […]

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Hotels, B&Bs and other accommodation suppliers in the Killarney area have secured contracts in excess of €13 million to accommodate Ukraine war refugees.

The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth released figures to the Killarney Advertiser.

Documents show that contracts totalling €13,852,255.00 are being shared between 13 premises in the Killarney urban area.

However, the department warned these figures are “indicative” only and the full value of the contracts depends on “occupancy and actual usage”.

The Eviston Hotel has secured a contract worth €5,727,590.00, the Innisfallen Hotel in Fossa for €2,404,620.00 and The Hotel Killarney signed a deal worth €1,701,000.00. These are the three biggest contracts published in the documentation.

This is only the tip of the iceberg, and Department officials say more contracts could come on stream. Figures seen by the Killarney Advertiser only cover contracted premises up to the end of September this year and updated figures are only released every three months.

“We are in contract with far more, but the formal exchange of contracts can take place sometime after the service commences,” a department spokesperson told the Killarney Advertiser.

“The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth is obliged to publish a list of contracts formally signed off each quarter that have been awarded under a special EU Derogation that permits the Department to enter into contracts in the context of the Ukraine accommodation crisis without going to formal tender.

“The values of the contracts shown are estimates; the actual value materialises upon occupancy and actual usage. Standard contracts have no-fault break clauses available to both parties so again, the figures are indicative rather than actual.”

These figures only cover Ukrainian refugees fleeing the war and do not include International Protection Applicants.

The Department refused to release International Protection Applicant figures to the Killarney Advertiser.

“The International Protection Applicant accommodation contract information is commercially sensitive information and is not available,” added the Department spokesperson.

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