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By Michelle Crean

Students are singing from the same music sheet - although had to record separately in small pods - as a fundraiser for local charity. The voices of 22 Killarney Community College students have been combined and sound amazing with their version of the 1985 classic 'We Are The World'.

Working with Killarney Lions Club Christmas Food Appeal recently and lack of choir practice and performance due to COVID inspired the young singers to come up with the idea.

"Unfortunately due to COVID the Killarney Community College choir have not performed as often as they would have liked to," music teacher Joanna Hughes said.

"This time of year they usually would have been preparing for their Christmas service or carol singing in town. Instead they came up with the novel idea of recording 'We Are The World' with the aid of Tony O'Flaherty recording studios. 22 students can be heard in one voice! You can hear it on the school website, Facebook page and Instagram with a GoFundMe link attached for Killarney Lions Club in the hope of helping the less fortunate this Christmas and supporting them through these difficult times."

Recording was done in a day, she added.

"It took a day to record, and logistically it was quite difficult as all 22 could not be in the same room so we had to record in small pods and individually," she said. "We are delighted with the result, we hope it raises awareness of such a brilliant cause and hope it brings some Christmas cheer to anyone that listens to it."

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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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