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New remote work spaces launched in Killarney

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WORK INSIDE THE BOX: The Box CoWork is an exciting new co-working space which will open in Killarney in a few weeks time. Pictured were: Adrian McCarthy (Grandview Media) and Jennifer Dowling (Work and Organisational Psychologist). Photo: Michelle Crean

By Michelle Crean

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A brand new business concept is set to transform working life in Killarney with new co-working spaces to open next month.
Freelancers, remote workers, start-ups and digital nomads will soon have an opportunity to rent a desk at The Box CoWork, located on Pawn Office Lane.

Co-founded by Killarney local Adrian McCarthy of Grandview Media, and Work and Organisational Psychologist, Jennifer Dowling, the space will offer fixed and flexible desk space for individuals and small companies working in the Killarney area.

Adrian had previously rented space in Killarney, while Jennifer has been helping big and small businesses to organise their spaces.

They explained that it was a concept that they had been thinking about for a while and once they found the ideal location they set it up.

Now they’re offering hot desks for €20 a day and fixed desks at €200 a month with the space designed to take the headache out of renting and managing office space for small businesses and freelancers, and also offers an alternative for those working remotely from home offices.

The way people work is changing, modern workers no longer need to be tied to their city centre office desks, Adrian explained to the Killarney Advertiser.

“There is an obvious need for it in Killarney town,” he said.
“And the need is growing. We’re starting Phase 1 with 15 to 16 spaces and we’re going to triple that from October onwards. Downstairs we plan to turn it into an events space for up to 60 people.”

He said that The Box CoWork will be a flat daily or monthly fee which will cover internet, ESB, cleaning etc., eliminating multiple bills and taking the headaches and risk away for small business owners.

“We also have a great meeting room with video conferencing facilities which make it easy to meet clients in a professional business space in the town centre.”

Jennifer added that the number of jobs being advertised now that are one hundred percent remote means that the days of having to choose where we live based on what we do are limited.

“The chance exists now, to choose somewhere like Killarney to live and still work in high skilled roles, it’s an exciting time for digitally enabled workers and tourists.”
For more contact Jennifer on 087 791 8130 or Adrian on 086 158 2923.

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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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