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Fr Peter McVerry to speak at this weekend’s Diocese Mission

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Social activist, advocate for the homeless and Jesuit priest, Fr Peter McVerry, is one of the guest speakers who'll take part in the Diocese of Kerry Mission taking place online this weekend.

From January 24 to 29, the Mission, called 'Be Christ’s Joy', will offer an opportunity for people to gather in reflection and prayer, online and in the home. Like the traditional Parish Mission, all are welcome to participate, inclusive of all age groups and those involved with church or those who have disengaged with church.

The elements of the Mission include a Mission booklet available online on dioceseofkerry.ie or in hard copy from the parish churches.

A schedule of Mission activities for each day Sunday to Friday invites participants to a morning reflection online, daily prayer, Mission Mass at 10.30am live-streamed from six different locations in the diocese, children’s pray and play online, evening reflection online, and a Mission talk each evening at 8pm.

Speakers for the week include John Connell, author, journalist and farmer on Sunday January 24, Martina Lehane Sheehan, spiritual guide, psychotherapist and author on Monday January 25, social activist, advocate for the homeless and Jesuit priest, Fr Peter McVerry on Tuesday January 26, Jane Mellet the Laudato Si’ Officer with Trocaire on Wednesday January 27, Br Richard Hendrick, Franciscan Brother, spiritual teacher, poet and blogger on Thursday January 28, and Olive Foley, widow of Axel Foley and ambassador for Children’s Bereavement Services, Limerick on Friday January 29.

Schools will be provided with class/activity plans. A YouthDoK Instagram competition for 16 to 30-year-olds invites them to submit their 'Vision of the Future' in art, poetry, photography or a one minute video. There is a prize for each category.

"Soon it will be a year since the Coronavirus first impacted on all our lives. A difficult year, but a year that leaves us with a good feeling too. Technology has made possible this Diocesan Mission. I thank the team at the diocesan pastoral centre for their good work. May the Mission be a time for reflecting together on the past year, evoking both gratitude for how our country has responded, and trust in God for what lies ahead," Bishop Ray Browne said.

Register with dioceseofkerry.ie to get your daily Mission schedule emailed directly to you and in that way you can participate in the Mission.

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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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