THE Taoiseach Enda Kenny had high praise for Killarney company Tricel during a visit to Kerry today. Mr Kenny arrived at Tricel’s headquarters, at Ballyspillane Industrial Estate, shortly after lunchtime, as part of a whistle-stop tour of the county.
Referring to Tricel’s business links across the globe, the Taoiseach said: “Tricel is an example of an Irish company that is going the way it should be moving, not just focused on one country.”
Mr Kenny had also been present at Tricel’s signing of contract agreements during an official visit in 2015 which took place in France.
Following this, the Taoiseach highlighted his intention of visiting Tricel’s company headquarters in Killarney once the opportunity arose, and this visit was duly scheduled for today. Mr Kenny was taken on a tour of the plant, where the owners, the Stack family, highlighted the company’s continued expansion, which includes the purchase of three new companies last year and the current opening of a second French location based in Avignon.
The ongoing success of the company has generated a large listing of job opportunities and led to the filling of over 65 new positions last year and a further 24 so far to date this year alone, both in Kerry and throughout the UK.
The Taoiseach, who concludes his visit to the county in the newly refurbished Coastguard station in Waterville, started his itinerary in Tralee.
He turned the sod on the new Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. This €16.5 million facility, scheduled to open in autumn 2018.
The Taoiseach also joined forces with the CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, to cut the ribbon on the IDA’s new Advance Technology Building in Tralee as well as unveiling IDA Irelands new website promoting Kerry for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), “Invest in Kerry”.
The Advance Technology building is designed to provide high quality production and office accommodation, which will be suitable for future technology or life sciences projects.
IDA Ireland’s CEO Martin Shanahan said: “IDA continues to market Kerry for investment throughout our global network of offices. Today, our new marketing tool – ‘Invest in Kerry’ – which highlights the key attributes of Kerry as a location for investment, will go live.
“From talent to property availability investors can go online and experience what Kerry has to offer. Potential Investors can hear about the experiences of companies like Fexco, Astellas, Borg Warner, JRI America and Liebherr.
“Kerry is a great place to invest. It has an existing base of overseas and indigenous companies, fantastic amenities and the Institute of Technology making it an attractive place to live and work. These attributes combined with IDA’s new world-class property solution, suitable for clients in the pharma, med tech, engineering or technology sectors, makes Kerry a compelling location for investment.”
Above: The Taoiseach Enda Kenny on his visit to Tricel, Killarney, today.
Get on your bike from The Rose Hotel!
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]
There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.
Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.
“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.
Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!
“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.
“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”
The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.
To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.
Currow kids go toddling to raise vital funds
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children. They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’. Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years […]
70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.
They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.
Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.
“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”
Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.
Facials are also suitable for men
In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results. It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets […]
In need of rejuvenation after lockdown or looking for a great gift idea for Father’s Day? All the facials we offer are suitable for both men and women. CACI treatments truly deliver visible results.
It’s the equivalent to a good workout in the gym, but for the face. Our gentleman’s CACI facial treatment targets the razor bumps, in-grown hairs, and skin impurities. It finishes with a tightening and firming of the muscles resulting in a youthful well defined jawline. Since reopening I have seen a huge uptake on the male facials.
We work with the CACI Synergy system, a medical grade machine which provides you with treatments for acne scarring, dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, and loose sagging skin. Along with offering the full facial we specialise in the eye revive which is great during these times as the eyes are highlighted.
We also focus on the jowl lift which concentrates on the neck and jawline. A course of treatments is recommended for best results.
What makes the CACI facial so unique is it offers real results without damaging the skin. It works deep into the basal layer of the skin, strengthening the foundation of the skin and stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. It originated in the medical field working on stroke patients and Bell’s Palsy suffers. They discovered that the side they were working on the effected side, started to look younger and more lifted after treatments, hence its entry into the beauty industry. CACI treatments give visible results even after one treatment.
The dual action of SPED microcurrent/LED light therapy technology is so advanced and innovative.
The entire process takes 80 minutes. It starts with deep cleansing using an orbital micro-dermabrasion with light therapy, followed by the ultra-sonic actuator for deep cleansing and gentle exfoliating, propelling impurities to the skin’s surfaces, followed by micro current lifting using a specific technique, this also includes the LED light therapy. We then use the wrinkle comb – an alternative to Botox – which is intense light therapy. It’s all finished off with a silicone mask soak in hyaluronic acid, which has an extremely cooling effect and is hydrating. We use a galvanic current to push this amazing product deep into the lower levels of the skin. A truly results driven facial suitable for both men and women.
For more information call Jill on 064 6632966.
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