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Beaufort couple have a long loyal tradition at local garage

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HAPPY MOTORING: David Randles with Paddy Sullivan and his wife Eileen from Beaufort as they collect their '201 Nissan Qashqai', their 15th car from Randles Bros Muckross Road.

 

 

Beaufort man Paddy O’Sullivan and his wife Eileen collected their 15th new car from Randles Bros, the county’s main Nissan dealer.

Paddy is one of the family run garage’s longest-serving customers.

His first new car was a Morris Marina, back in the day when Randles Bros were one of the county’s Austin Morris dealers.

The Morris Marina was one of the British Leyland Group’s biggest selling cars in the 1970s.

Later, Randles Bros took over the Datsun franchise for the county and Paddy bought his first Datsun 140 J – sometimes referred to as a Datsun Violet – which was one of the Japanese brand’s best-loved models as it made its early strides in the European market.

When Datsun rebranded as Nissan in the 1980s, the Nissan Bluebird became a popular choice and Paddy owned a share of these in his time – all bought from the Muckross Road garage.

The Bluebird was replaced by the Primera in the late 1990s and Paddy owned five of these cars.
His latest motor of choice is the Nissan Qashqai and he and Eileen picked up the latest version last week.

“It is remarkable to think that Randles Brothers will celebrate one hundred years in business next year and that Paddy has been dealing with my late father Neil, my late brother Con, myself and now my sons,” dealer principal David Randles told the Killarney Advertiser. “I wish Paddy all the best and thank him for the years of loyalty.”

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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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