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Aishling takes a ‘Dip a Day’ for Pieta House fundraiser

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By Sean Moriarty

A Mid-Kerry woman, who is aiming to swim every day for a year, will include Dundag Beach in her ‘Dip A Day’ fundraiser for Pieta House.

Aishling Clifford started sea swimming on August 6 last year at Rossbeigh. During the 5km restrictions she was unable to get to her local beach so she started swimming in Caragh Lake instead.

When inter-county restrictions were lifted she was able to broaden her horizons and since last August has swam in either a lake or the sea every day. So far she has clocked up 47 different swimming locations across the entire country.

As she nears her one year anniversary of her ‘Dip a Day’ challenge, she has decided to raise funds for Pieta House over the 40 days leading in to the anniversary.

Her best friend Stephanie O’Sullivan died tragically 10 years ago and Aishling wanted to remember her while raising funds for the national suicide awareness charity.

“When we were growing up there was no help for mental health sufferers, we knew nothing about it,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “A lot of people are suffering because of lockdown.”

She will swim at Dundag Bay near Muckross House on July 17 as part of the fundraiser and is calling on all local swimmers to join her at 9.30am on the day.

“Before lockdown, you would not find me near the water,” she told the Killarney Advertiser. “Caragh Lake became my second home. It was very cold in February and March. Rossbeigh is like a sauna after swimming in the lakes.”

Donations to 'Dip a Day’ can be made via: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/aishling-clifford.

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Insurance for building contractors

What kind of insurance does a building contractor need? Commercial vehicles and machinery First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

First and foremost, if a building contractor has commercial vehicles then road risk cover is a requirement by law. As with all other motor insurance products, the cover options would be comprehensive, third party fire and theft, or third party only. Commercial fleet polices can cover many vehicles under one policy.
The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
Commercial vehicle policies usually give “open driving 25 to 70-years-old” but sometimes naming the drivers who will use the vehicle is a better option and can save you money.
You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

Employers, Public and Products Liability Insurance

Employers Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries to an employee in the course of their employment. Employee numbers and annual wages will need to be disclosed accurately and annually.
Public Liability Insurance covers your legal liability in the event that you are negligent and required to pay compensation for bodily injuries or damage to third party property in the course of your business activities.
Your annual turnover will need to be disclosed and reviewed annually. Many main contractors and State bodies may require the tradesperson to have a minimum of €6.5 million limit of indemnity.
Products Liability Insurance covers your legal liability for injuries and property damage in connection with goods sold or supplied.

Other covers needed may include “Tools in Transit” cover which can be arranged in conjunction with your commercial vehicle policy and “Engineering Inspection Cover” may be required on plant and machinery. A “Contract Works Policy” protects the building works in progress against fire. Some insurers can include “Personal Accident” cover on a combined liability policy.

You should seek out the expert advice of a professional insurance broker to review your insurance needs. At Healy Insurances, we can review your business requirements, offer expert advice and save you money on your premiums.

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Yellow rainfall warning issued for Kerry

A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning. Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving […]

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A status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for the county from 12noon today (Monday) until the early hours of tomorrow morning.

Thunderstorms and heavy showers will develop today over the western half of the country, moving eastwards this evening where they will continue tonight. Localised downpours will lead to spot flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

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