Category Archives: Business

Sonia is named employee of the year

Sonia Smith, who works as a receptionist in The Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney, has been chosen as the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels’ Federation employee of the year. Despite intense competition from other tourism industry staff, across several departments, who were nominated by their employers, Sonia emerged triumphant and was overjoyed with her… Continue Reading

Hoteliers: VAT increase would affect everything

Kerry hoteliers today expressed concern about the impact of a potential €400 million increase in VAT on Irish consumers and overseas visitors. They said the increase from the nine per cent emergency rate to 13.5 per cent is currently under consideration by the government at a time when consumers, both at home and abroad, are… Continue Reading

Events will help businesses to thrive

Small businesses and budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sample 10 events aimed at helping them to start or grow their business as part of this year’s Local Enterprise Week in Kerry. The initiative, supported by Enterprise Ireland and the local authorities, takes place from the March 6-10 this year. While there are hundreds… Continue Reading