Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will kick off his summer holidays in the county next week at a ceremony in the Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. Mr Ahern will unveil a plaque to mark the 150th anniversary of the hotel. Four staff who have 150 years service between them will also attend the ceremony. The Taoiseach traditionally spends the month of August in Kerry with his daughters, dividing his time between Parknasilla and Dingle. He’ll arrive in the county after a few days at the Galway Races.