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Councillor calls for dedicated Lyme Disease Unit

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A Kerry Councillor has this week called on the Council to provide a dedicated Lyme Disease Treatment Unit as a matter of extreme urgency.

Kerry County Councillor, Michael Cahill, wants immediate action by Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD, the HSE and the Department of Health, for the southern region, to end the practice of Irish citizens having to travel abroad for diagnosis and treatment.

Councillor Cahill also called on the Minister and the HSE to introduce an Educational and Awareness Programme for Primary Care providers including GPs, Public Health Nurses and the general public as a matter of priority.

Speaking at this month's meeting of Kerry County Council, the Fianna Fail Councillor said this horrible condition is becoming more prevalent, particularly in Kerry.

"The number of cases has increased tenfold within the past 10 years and it is highly unacceptable to be sending more and more people abroad for treatment and diagnosis," he said.

"Lyme Disease is most common in Kerry and Cork and it is now in every parish in our county. There has been far too many cases of misdiagnosis and it's high time that a consultant in Infectious Diseases be appointed to UHK to help end the practice of Irish citizens having to travel abroad for diagnosis and treatment."

 

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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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