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Winner picked for Lee Strand Milk Virtual Fridge Challenge!

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WINNER: Elaine Griffin Killorglin has won €1,000 in the Lee Strand Milk Virtual Fridge Challenge. Pictured at the presentation from l to r are: Damien Griffin, Leah Griffin, Elaine Griffin, Gearoid Linnane (CEO, Lee Strand), and Teresa Walker (Marketing Manager, Lee Strand). Photo: Domnick Walsh

 

Lee Strand travelled to Killorglin on a very wet and windy Saturday afternoon to brighten up the day of the €1,000 winner of the Lee Strand Milk Virtual Fridge Challenge.

Elaine Griffin, Caragh Lake, Killorglin was recently announced as the lucky winner following a three week promotion on Radio Kerry, where 15 daily finalists were selected for the grand final draw.

“We were delighted with the success of the promotion on Radio Kerry," Gearoid Linnane, CEO said.
"Hundreds of ReMOOOable travel mugs were sent to customers during the three weeks. There were some great photos across the county of customers enjoying their new 100% renewable 2 litre cartons. The response has been fantastic to the launch of our new 2 litre cartons, it is great to see consumers making the switch from plastic.”

Elaine Griffin attended the presentation with her husband Damien and nine-year-old daughter Leah.

"My daughter Leah picked carton number 11 for the grand final draw on Kerry’s Full Breakfast," Elaine said.

"I could not believe it when Andrew and Elaine phoned to tell me I won. We all love Lee Strand milk in our house. Thanks a million to Lee Strand, it is a fantastic prize and the €1,000 will be great for Christmas shopping this year.”

Lee Strand also have one hundred limited edition polo shirts to giveaway.

Simply collect 10 barcodes from Lee Strand’s new 2 litre cartons and post along with your name, address and telephone number to; T-Shirt Promotion, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. State your preferred size M, L or XL. Visit Lee Strand on social media for further details.

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New Patient Advocacy Service offering support to Kerry people

A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital. The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive […]

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A newly established Patient Advocacy Service is offering support to people in the Kerry area who want to make a complaint about the care they have received in a public hospital.

The service provides free, independent and confidential information and support to people making a formal complaint about their care in a Health Service Executive (HSE) funded public acute hospital.

People in the Kerry area looking for support can contact the Patient Advocacy Service confidential helpline on 0818 293003 to speak to a trained advocate who will help them to get information on the HSE’s complaints investigation process, called ‘Your Service, Your Say’.

The professionally trained independent advocate will support and empower the person making the complaint, with the aim of highlighting their views and concerns.

The advocate will explain to the person how to write a formal complaint and what to include in it. They will also help the person prepare for meetings with the HSE about their complaint, and they will help the person explore their options following a response from the HSE to their complaint.

“Until now, people in Kerry and across Ireland who experienced difficulties in the Irish health service often felt there was nowhere for them to turn,” Service Manager for the Patient Advocacy Service, Claire Lehane, said.

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“The newly established Patient Advocacy Service offers patients the guidance and information they need to make a complaint when they are unhappy with the care they receive. It is free, independent and run by our professionally trained patient advocates who will use their compassion and knowledge to guide people through the HSE complaints process.”

The helpline is open Monday to Friday from 10am until 4pm, including lunchtimes. You can also email info@patientadvocacyservice.ie or for more information see patientadvocacyservice.ie.

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New Kerry Dublin flight takes off

By Sean Moriarty The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday). Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12. At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute […]

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By Sean Moriarty

The Kerry-Dublin air route returned to the skies for the first time in nearly seven weeks today (Wednesday).

Budget airline Ryanair has taken over the route following the collapse of Stobart Air on June 12.

At around 1pm, one of Ryanair’s Boeing 737-800 aircraft landed at the airport after completing its 50 minute journey for Dublin.

Less than 25 minutes later it was back in the sky again for its return journey to the capital.

The flight will operate once a day until September 1 when the frequency will increase to twice daily.

“We are happy to report a positive start to the service which has been absent since early June,” the airport’s CEO John Mulhern told the Killarney Advertiser. “Ryanair intends to operate the route once a day until the end of August and has committed to restoring a twice-daily service from September.”

The route is operated on a commercial basis by Ryanair. Since 2011, Aer Lingus, through its subsidiary Aer Lingus Regional or its partners Aer Arran and Stobart Air operated the flight as a Government support Public Service Obligation (PSO). Previously, between 2008 and 2011 Ryanair operated the route on a commercial basis but withdrew at short notice as it could not make it profitable.

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