Advocacy & Representation

Promoting Economic Development and Business Growth in Killarney

Killarney Chamber of Commerce is a powerful advocate for your business interests at the local, regional, national, and international levels. We are dedicated to promoting a favourable business environment, supporting economic development, and fostering growth in the region. We work to ensure that the concerns and needs of our members are heard and addressed and that our members have a voice in shaping policies and decisions that impact their businesses and the local community.

As a local business owner, it’s important to have a voice in shaping public policy and influencing decision-making that affects your business. By working closely with our members, we identify key issues and develop public policy positions that support our growth and success.

Local, Regional and National Advocacy

We believe that local businesses are the lifeblood of our community. Our Chamber is deeply involved in local advocacy efforts, working in partnership with elected representatives, public and private organisations and community leaders to promote policies and initiatives that support local businesses.

In addition to our local advocacy efforts, we also work with regional and national organisations to promote policies that benefit our members. We collaborate with partner organisations to identify key issues and opportunities for advocacy, and we leverage our industry expertise to make a meaningful impact on policy decisions.


Our Advocacy Efforts

We understand that wider government policies and public policy can hinder or help commercial potential, regardless of your business sector. At Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, we are committed to advocating for our members on a wide range of issues that affect the business community in Killarney and the surrounding area. Our advocacy efforts include:

Lobbying for regulatory reform to reduce the burden on small businesses.

Advocating for infrastructure development that supports business growth.

Promoting policies that encourage economic development and job creation.

Working to attract new businesses to the region and support existing businesses

Representing our members' interests in discussions at the local, regional and national levels.

We make sure your voice is heard. We encourage you to contact us if there is an issue that you would like highlighted and brought to attention. However, there are also a range of resources available to help our members advocate for their own interests, including information about how to contact local policymakers, government agencies, elected representatives and relevant organisations.

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Promoting Economic Development

The Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce is committed to promoting economic development in the region. We work closely with local organisations like Tidy Towns to support initiatives that foster a favourable business environment. By attracting new businesses to the region and supporting existing ones, we help to create jobs, stimulate economic growth, and build a stronger local economy.

Tourism Promotion

As one of the major tourist hubs in the country, Killarney is an important part of the national economy and we’re proud to play a role in promoting tourism in the area. We work closely with organisations like Fáilte Ireland, Kerry Tourism Industry Federation (KTIF) and the Irish Hotel Federation (IHF) Kerry to support tourism initiatives. We also manage and promote Killarney through our website,

Whether you’re a local business owner or a member of the tourism industry, the Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce is here to advocate for you and support your success. Together, we can help set the policy, strategy and direction of the town’s commercial development.


Join us today and become part of a strong and supportive business community in Killarney.