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DRINK TEA FOR MND: Christy Lehane, Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Disease Chairman, is calling for online support to raise funds for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association as this year’s flag days have had to be cancelled.

 

 

By Michelle Crean

Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone who usually hold their annual flag day in Killarney town on the weekend of June 21 have had to cancel this year due to current restrictions - but are asking the public to support them online.

With international MND/ALS day celebrated throughout the world on June 21 every year - the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association traditionally hosted a 'Drink Tea for MND' fundraiser on this week. However, this year is different because COVID -19 pandemic restrictions means the local and national flag days are cancelled.

All is not lost though because the IMNDA came up with the novel idea of hosting a 'Virtual Drink Tea for MND' and Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone are happy to lend their support and encouragement to the superb initiative and encourage people to take part.

"All proceeds donated will be very much appreciated as this year as many fundraising events had to be cancelled," Christy Lehane, Kerry Friends of Motor Neurone Disease Chairman, told the Killarney Advertiser.

"The IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public to carry out all its vital services and as I have said many times in the past it is the public and supporters of the organisation who generate over 83 percent of its income. KFMN say thanks again to our loyal friends and supporters who never left us down in the past and hopefully this venture will be your cup of tea."

To get involved check out www.imnda.ie.

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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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