Category Archives: Business

Killarney stands out for its cleanliness – but mind that chewing gum

KILLARNEY has been officially declared the second most impressive town or city in the country in terms of litter control and general tidiness, finishing just behind overall winner Kilkenny in the latest Irish Business Against Litter league. The town was deemed to be cleaner than European norms by the adjudicators from An Taisce who conducted… Continue Reading

Two Kerry towns in the top six

KILLARNEY is the second best town in the country for being litter free – and Tralee isn’t far behind. That’s the outcome from the latest Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL) conducted by inspectors from environmental watchdog An Taisce. They determined that Kilkenny was deserving of the sought-after overall award but Killarney was a close second,… Continue Reading

Sneem enjoys a real taste of success

SNEEM Black Pudding has been granted protected status. The delicious delicacy has been approved for Protected Geographical Indication status by the European Commission. The landmark move was confirmed by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, who said it was “great news for the producers.” The popular black pudding joins a list of… Continue Reading

Killarney company shows great festive spirit

STAFF at progressive Killarney company Tricel certainly pulled out all the stops – and the best festive attire – to support their chosen charity this Christmas. The company’s creative marketing department organised a Christmas celebration with a difference to raise funds for the Kerry Cancer Support Group. Instead of donning their usual Christmas jumpers, they… Continue Reading

High costs stifling tourism businesses

AS the 2019 tourism season comes to a close, hotels and guesthouses in Kerry are reporting a year of mixed performances but just 35 per cent of hospitality businesses are predicting a positive outlook for 2020, according to the results of the latest industry barometer from the Irish Hotels Federation. The uncertainty over Brexit and… Continue Reading