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New machine paves the way for better roads

New machine paves the way for better roads

A NEW €280,000 road-finisher paver has been purchased by Kerry County Council to help improve roads in the county. The council has added the machine to its fleet of machinery to assist in the rollout of the annual roads programme across the county. It was in operation in the past week on the Listowel to… Read More…

Sport

‘Aah, that sweet taste of victory’ for dynamic duo

‘Aah, that sweet taste of victory’ for dynamic duo

RALLY ace Craig Breen and his expert Killarney co-driver, Paul Nagle, produced a power-packed performance to clinch the Rally di Alba in Italy. They scorched through the nine-stage course in their Hyundai i20 R5 and they totally dominated proceedings by clocking five of the nine fastest stage times. Conditions were difficult in the heat and… Read More…

Women get to make a splash to stay active

Women get to make a splash to stay active

A NEW programme designed to promote a greater participation by women in sports and outdoor life has been launched with a real focus on maximising the health and fitness potential offered by Kerry’s lakes and rivers. The Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water initiative was launched by former government minister Jimmy Deenihan in… Read More…

Business

IHF: This is nothing short of disastrous

IHF: This is nothing short of disastrous

HOTEL room occupancy levels in Killarney and throughout the south west of the country plummeted to just 53 per cent of available accommodation during the month of July and, although the town appears to be particularly busy this bank holiday weekend, hoteliers say it is not looking much better for August. An industry survey conducted… Read More…

When the going gets tough, the Quills get going

When the going gets tough, the Quills get going

WHEN your back is against the wall, willpower, determination and pure grit can be potent weapons and that was very much the case for the team at Quill’s Irish Gift Store in Kenmare over the past 36 hours. There were devastating scenes early on Thursday morning when flood waters flowed through the ground floor on… Read More…

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