News

Minister urged to hire more nurses

Minister urged to hire more nurses

THE Minster for Health has been urged to ensure that 2017 graduates will be offered permanent employment in the Kerry Mental Health Services which, as it stands, is too dependent on overtime and retired staff to provide an adequate level of service. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae said in 2016 alone over €550,000 was spent nationally on overtime… Read More…

Donie delivers powerful show in Rome

Donie delivers powerful show in Rome

A KILLARNEY actor’s one-man show based on the life and times of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty was a huge success in Rome where the Killarney-reared cleric saved an estimated 6,500 people during World War II. Donie Courtney’s terrific play, God Has No Country, was staged in the Church of Saint Isidore and it attracted a huge… Read More…

Sport

Three-in-a-row will do just nicely

Three-in-a-row will do just nicely

KERRY GAA fans will be spoilt for choice in the coming days with no less than three glamour games to keep them entertained. The senior team will line out against a rejuvenated Galway in the All-Ireland quarter final on Sunday next in Croke Park with the throw-in time for 2.00pm. To make it even better… Read More…

Warriors come out to play

Warriors come out to play

A NUMBER of players from Kerry, including former Killarney Legion star Padraig Lucey, have been included in the Australian Rules Football League of Ireland squad to take part in the AFL International Cup in Melbourne. Ireland go into the event as second seeds in both the men and women’s divisions having lost in both grand… Read More…

Business

€50,000 prize fund for good business ideas

€50,000 prize fund for good business ideas

KERRY County Council’s Local Enterprise Office has confirmed that there is a €50,000 county investment fund available for this year’s Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition. The programme is run by the 31 Local Enterprise Offices, including Kerry, with the support of the Department of Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. It is open to people… Read More…

Search underway for top retailer

Search underway for top retailer

A NOVEL new initiative to honour the top retailer in Killarney has been launched. Spearheaded by the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce’s Retail Action Group, and sponsored by AIB, application forms for the Retailer of the Year award will be issued to local businesses in the coming days and entries should be returned to… Read More…

Features

Be prudent when buying a new car

Be prudent when buying a new car

WITH the 712 car registrations on the horizon, Killarney Credit Union has issued some timely advice to members of the public to ensure they are fully informed on the motor finance deals that are on offer and to  consider options before signing on the dotted line. Research conducted by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission… Read More…