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READY FOR THE CATWALK: Centenarian John Coffey, pictured with models and committee members from the Killarney Branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation, helped launch the Models in Recovery Fashion Fundraiser which takes place in the INEC on September 25. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

They’ve taken on an illness and beaten it – and now locals plan to use their experience and strut their stuff on the catwalk to help raise funds for local cancer services.

It’s no ordinary fashion event in the INEC on Wednesday, September 25 as brave members of the public don some of the finest in fashion for the ‘Models in Recovery Fashion Show’.

Now in its sixth year it has become a fantastic fundraiser for the Hospice Foundation locally, Cathal Walshe from the Killarney Branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation told the Killarney Advertiser.

“All 20 models female and male are in recovery from cancer of various types and will take to the catwalk for this worthy cause.”

The compere for the evening will be Noel Cunningham of TV fame. The night begins with a wine reception at 7.30pm with the added bonus of valuable door and spot prizes to be won.

“The models put in a lot of work in preparation and would appreciate the support of the public.

“It takes great courage to take part in this. It’s a serious event, one of the biggest fundraisers hospice has in the year. Last year €25,000 was raised and 1200 people came to support it.”

Tickets are priced at €15 and available from the models, from Pat Doolan, Chairperson of Killarney Hospice or participating stores and the Box Office at the INEC, he added.

“Among the valuable prizes to be won is an oversized multicoloured silk wrap by famed designer Don O'Neill on the night.”

 

 

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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

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

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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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