Category Archives: Business

Hotels: Christmas restrictions will have a devastating impact

UNDER pressure hotels and guesthouses say they are facing a loss in revenue of up to €270 million over the Christmas period due to government restrictions. Commenting on reports that people will not be allowed to travel outside their home county for much of December, Irish Hotels’ Federation chief executive, Tim Fenn, warned it will… Continue Reading

Kerry’s challenges of a scale not previously seen

THE Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented and very significant impact across the community, social and economic fabric of Kerry and it has been disproportionately felt given the reliance of the local economy on the tourism sector, local politicians have been told. Kerry County Council Chief Executive Officer, Moira Murrell, told the annual budget meeting… Continue Reading

Dingle and Valentia both in the spotlight

TWO successful Kerry projects Dingle Food Festival and the Valentia Island Development Company, were honoured at the all-Ireland Pride of Place community awards on Saturday evening. The awards, hosted by RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey, took place online due to the Covid-19 pandemic with 6,000 people logging in to see community groups pick up prizes. Dingle Food… Continue Reading

‘It will be very different for Christmas but that doesn’t mean we can’t light up the town’

IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Kerry and the season to be jolly will feel even closer this weekend when the street lights are officially switched on in Tralee. Kerry County Council is all set to present When Christmas Comes to Town –  a 360-degree virtual reality Christmas lights ceremony at 7.00pm… Continue Reading

Company honoured and thrilled with success

A PROGRESSIVE Killarney company is celebrating a big success at the annual Irish Accountancy Awards which measure the best elements of accountancy practices throughout the country. ORM Accountants Ltd, located at Fleming’s Lane, off High Street, scooped the second place award in the advisory team of the year in the small to medium business category… Continue Reading