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Kissane closes in on third county road race title

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Killarney Cycling Club’s Conor Kissane is chasing a third straight Kerry Road Race title as the series draws to a close next Thursday evening (August 1).

Kissane is one of two riders who can claim the county championship. He finished fifth on last Thursday’s Killorglin Cycling Club’s road race. As a result, the title race is a straight fight between Kissane and his Tralee rival Cathal Moynihan. They have each won a round apiece this summer with the local man taking victory on last month’s Sliabh Luachra event and Moynihan winning the Killarney Cycling Club-organised race in May.

Next Thursday’s Tralee event traditionally finishes on the Tralee to Lyreacrompane road, a long gradient that should suit the Killarney club member’s climbing skills as opposed to Moynihan who is more of a sprinter.

“We were both told it is between us,” Kissane told the Killarney Advertiser. “They have not published the tables yet but it is between us. We have both won a round so far this year. The drag to the finish in Tralee suits me as I am more of a climber.”

Kissane finished fifth last Thursday night on the 45km Killorglin–Kilgobnet loop. That race was won by Tralee’s Sebastian Gebhardt over Killarney CC’s Keith Lyne. The Killarney club took four of the top five places with Marcus Treacy and Tadgh O’Shea taking third and fourth ahead of Kissane.

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Kissane finished third in the non-championship Silver Pail 90km race in Fermoy.

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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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