Category Archives: Business

Europe is simply the best

THE five-star Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney has scooped the prestigious top prize in the Hotel Spa of the Year category at this year’s European Hotel awards in Geneva. The awards ceremony was attended by an elite selection of Europe’s top hoteliers, celebrating the best in luxury and hospitality across the continent. There were… Continue Reading

Once Killarney’s biggest employer, building is now derelict

JUST six submissions were received from interested parties after Kerry County Council advertised for expressions of interest in the former Pretty Polly site in Killarney, it has been confirmed. The local authority mounted a relatively high-profile commercial campaign to highlight the availability of the property to potential investors but that was the total number of… Continue Reading

Creative Chris cuts through the opposition

LIKE new trends in hairstyling, international awards just keep on coming for creative Killarney hair professional Chris O’Riordan. The talented barber, who has won several awards for excellence in recent years, has scooped another prestigious accolade in a prestigious competition. Chris, of the Sean Taaffe Group, was crowned Irish champion in the keenly contested American Crew… Continue Reading

Kieran and Bill set their sights on Russia

TWO apprentices from the Liebherr Container Cranes plant in Killarney are competing in the National Skills competition finals in the RDS, Dublin this week. The event showcases over 20 varied skills and trades in a competitive setting with the winners in each event getting the opportunity to represent Ireland at the World Skills Olympics in… Continue Reading

Cathedral and Bricín win green theme prizes

KILLARNEY turned green for St Patrick’s Day and the judges have returned their verdict on the winners of the best presented building with a festival theme. The competition was intense with so many public buildings, hotels, pubs, restaurants and retail stores making a huge effort, but decisions were made with the judges’ recommendations taken in… Continue Reading