New partnership a big boost for Liebherr

New partnership a big boost for Liebherr

What is being described as a substantial four-year research partnership between Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd, Lero, the Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Software and Munster Technological University, has been launched this Monday by Education Minister Norma Foley. The project will develop and expand Liebherr’s existing systems for smart cranes which help to safely and efficiently… Read More…

Air quality being closely monitored in Killarney

Air quality being closely monitored in Killarney

A permanent ambient air quality monitoring station is currently operational in Killarney town, local councillors have been assured. In the event of site specific air quality issues potentially arising, particularly in circumstances where there may be impacts affecting the general public, the option of shorter term monitoring will be considered on a case by case… Read More…

RDI Hub rises to the mortgage challenge

RDI Hub rises to the mortgage challenge

A new initiative providing €1 million in grants designed to stimulate innovation in the provision of mortgages in Ireland has been launched at the RDI Hub in Killorglin. The Mortgage Innovation Challenge is funded by Bank of Ireland which has appointed Delta Partners to run the challenge. The programme is seeking applications from early-stage start-up… Read More…

No go for one-week summer trial on Plunkett Street

No go for one-week summer trial on Plunkett Street

A proposal to suspend pedestrianisation on Killarney’s Plunkett Street for a one week trial period, to determine if it would ease traffic congestion, didn’t succeed at a meeting of Killarney Municipal District Council this Wednesday as a previous vote on the matter could not be overturned. As it happens, it looked as if only two… Read More…

New pedestrian crossing the key to school road safety

New pedestrian crossing the key to school road safety

New traffic calming measures and improved pedestrian facilities are to be put in place at New Road in Killarney where pupils from three secondary schools and two primary schools congregate in the mornings and afternoons for school transport purposes. Local councillors unanimously agreed to the proposals at a meeting this Wednesday and it will see… Read More…

What is to become of the Conroy Hall?

What is to become of the Conroy Hall?

Concern has been raised in Killarney about the state of the SIPTU building on Park Road which has fallen into disrepair. Once a bustling and busy building, where Labour Party TD s and councillors had offices and trade union meeting were regularly held, the Conroy Hall was also home to packed Sunday night bingo sessions… Read More…

Kerry fish company hooks €12m deal

Kerry fish company hooks €12m deal

Kerry company Quinlan’s Fish has announced a €12 million deal in collaboration with John Stone Beef to supply their Kenmare-select smoked salmon range to its customers throughout Europe, America, Middle East, and Asian markets. The deal, worth €12 million over four years, will see Quinlan’s products being listed in some of the world’s most luxurious… Read More…

Over 100 groups back spring clean in Kerry

Over 100 groups back spring clean in Kerry

Kerry rolled up its sleeves for the National Spring Clean initiative which is the country’s official anti-litter campaign for the past 24 years. Organised by the environmental education unit of An Taisce. in partnership with local authorities, it is supported by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment and commercial sponsor Mars Wrigley Ireland.… Read More…

Book authors go Wild about Killarney view

Book authors go Wild about Killarney view

Killarney’s appearance on the David Attenborough nature documentary Wild Isles may well have been brief but a spectacular still photograph taken of Ladies’ View adorns the front cover of the accompanying book. Stunning views of Killarney National Park were featured on the smash hit BBC series, including incredible footage of two stags battling it out… Read More…

One-week trial could help solve gridlock

One-week trial could help solve gridlock

Soon-to-retire Cllr Donal Grady is to make one last attempt to succeed on an issue on which he has been very outspoken during the term of the current council. At what is expected to be his final Killarney Municipal District Council meeting next Wednesday, he will table a motion calling for Plunkett Street to be… Read More…

Short-term discs could solve business parking crux

Short-term discs could solve business parking crux

Killarney Municipal District Council is to be asked to examine the possibility of providing businesses within the town of Killarney with temporary parking discs for their own private vehicle for a short period of time. Cllr John O’Donoghue believes it would be beneficial if they are granted a short period of time – possibly 15… Read More…

Almost time to start the engines

Almost time to start the engines

There will be several road closures in the Killarney area this weekend to facilitate the running of the Rally of the Lakes. The 42nd rally, for which Killarney motor dealer Dermot Healy is clerk of the course, will bring a much needed early season boost to the locality and with close to 200 competitors, from… Read More…

Move to clean up the act at the Glebe

Move to clean up the act at the Glebe

Assurances have been given that an unsightly refuse bin storage problem in a high visibility area of Killarney town centre, highlighted by the judges in the Irish Business Against Litter League (IBAL), is being tackled. Killarney Municipal District Council said it has commenced a project to improve the maintenance and management of waste containers and… Read More…

Kerry to benefit from share of €663 million pot

Kerry to benefit from share of €663 million pot

Over €663 million is to be invested in regions including Kerry over the next seven years to help create quality jobs, transition to low carbon and support higher education, enterprises, public bodies and local authorities in delivering balanced regional development. The Southern, Eastern and Midland Regional Programme 2021-27 is co-financed through the European Regional Development Fundby the… Read More…

Chambers get to the Hub of the matter

Chambers get to the Hub of the matter

Representatives of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce joined forces with other chambers in the county for a key business networking meeting held at the state-of-the-art RDI Hub in Killorglin. The important Chambers of Kerry network provides support and links between the organisations for problem solving and ideas sharing, pulling from the wide range of… Read More…

Young team of entrepreneurs with real cause to rejoice

Young team of entrepreneurs with real cause to rejoice

While the Europe Hotel and Resort in Killarney has three good reasons to celebrate, having won the best in class, best hotel and supreme champion categories at the Good Food Ireland Awards, there was a great celebration also for the team at Realt Na Mara Shellfish Company in Cromane who scooped the Fish and Seafood… Read More…

New team spearheads business network

New team spearheads business network

There has been a team leadership change in the Killarney chapter of Business Networking International (BNI) with Tony Dunne of Kingdom Media taking over as president, James Crothall of AMO Digital as vice president and Ciarán Ó Ceilleachair of AgriFinance chosen as secretary/treasurer. The new-look team will steer the networking group in building new business… Read More…