Category Archives: Business

Cara steps down after 20 years

TRIBUTES have been paid to a highly-regarded Killarney tourism professional who is stepping down from her busy position to concentrate on other endeavours. Cara Fuller is leaving the Gleneagle Group and her role managing corporate sales for the Killarney Convention Centre and INEC after 20 years. Convention Bureau Chairman, Mike Buckley, said it had been… Continue Reading

Report will prove value of tourism to town

KILLARNEY Chamber of Tourism and Commerce will continue to “pester” Kerry County Council and the Killarney Municipal District Council to seek support on matters deemed most important by the town’s business community, the chamber’s annual general meeting was told last night. President Paul O’Neill said the chamber’s executive meets with the elected members and management… Continue Reading

Assets rise to nearly €109 million

KILLARNEY Credit Union is now serving the needs of over 25,000 members with assets at nearly €109 million and over 2,440 individual loans approved for members to a value of €13.9 million. Those were the standout statistics from its annual general meeting, attended by 120 people, at the Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney, last night. The Killarney… Continue Reading

Europe says thanks for great service

THREE employees who have given very long and very loyal service to the five-star Europe Hotel in Killarney have received special presentations to mark their enormous contribution. Gerry Browne and Mary Rose Hickey have both retired from the marketing department of the hotel where they have been worked for several years. They previously ran their… Continue Reading

New scheme can create more jobs

EDUCATION and Skills Minister, Richard Bruton, has announced 26 new national apprenticeships which includes a professional hairdressing apprenticeship in association with the Hairdressing Council of Ireland of which Killarney-based stylist and businessman Sean Taaffe is a member. Pat O’Doherty, chairman of the Apprenticeship Council and chief executive of ESB, said the council was very impressed… Continue Reading