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Killarney man runs Canadian marathon in memory of late father

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MARATHON MAN: TJ Flynn ran a marathon in Canada today (Saturday) in memory of his late father Tommy.

By Sean Moriarty

A Killarney man today (Saturday) ran 14 laps of the Canadian village he now calls home in memory of his late father.

TJ Flynn, who is originally from Ballaugh, ran the equivalent of a marathon around Waterloo, a small town not far from the famous Niagara Falls, to raise money for Irish Cancer Society night nurses.

His late father, Tommy, died from cancer last year and the Flynn family remain indebted to the night nurses who helped them during their difficult time.

TJ originally planned to run this year’s Galway marathon which was scheduled for October 3, but with the event cancelled and TJ unable to get home due to COVID-19 restrictions he decided he and a few friends would tackle their own event in Canada.

They lapped the village of Waterloo 14 times in an effort to make up the correct marathon mileage and TJ set a sub-three-hour target for the run.

“When dad passed away at home last year, the help and support that nurses and carers gave us during the last days of his life defied words. We will forever be indebted. We truly will," TJ told the Killarney Advertiser.
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“Shortly after we buried dad, my brother and cousins said we would run a marathon for the Irish Cancer Society night nurses. Because of COVID, I haven't been able to get home this year, and marathons have been cancelled all over the world. So, I'm running this over here in Canada. Before dad passed away, we weren't fully aware of the critical role that the Irish Cancer Society fulfils. We are now, and we know that many families rely on their services, that there are families relying on them at this very moment in all parishes of our great county and country."

TJ is no stranger to extreme events having previously contested an Iron Man event in Canada in 2017.
He is also well-known locally and is the author of two novels: ‘Princess of Pig Skins’ and ‘Screaming at the Sky’.

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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 […]

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What kind of insurance does a building contractor need?

Commercial vehicles and machinery

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The value of the vehicle is important to review each year, as are the drivers.
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You may need road risk and associated covers for driving plant and machinery such as teleporters, tractors and the like.

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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.

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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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