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Over €400k funding for fire station extension

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By Sean Moriarty

Killarney Fire Station – the second busiest in the county – will almost double in size once a new extension is completed.

Construction is expected to start in the coming weeks after the Department of Housing and Local Government, released €414,685 in funding under its Fire Services Capital Programme.

“This has been in the pipeline for sometime, there were a few hold ups with planning and tenders but now that the funding has been granted it should move along very quickly,” Station Manager Paudie Mangan told the Killarney Advertiser.

This station currently has two appliance bays where the fire engines are parked and stored, but other specialist vehicles have to remain outside.

One of the appliance bays also doubles as a mechanic’s pit for carrying out repairs on fire brigade vehicles, meaning that a fire appliance needs to be moved outside when the pit is being used.

Local councillor Niall Kelleher welcomed the announcement.

“This is something we have been pushing for some time,” he told the Killarney Advertiser.

Cllr Donal Grady also welcomed the funding.

"I welcome the long sought after funding for the three bay extension to Killarney Fire Station," he said.
When Cllr Grady joined in the late '70s to when he retired, in that 30 years service the station evolved in a very positive way such as improvement in equipment and specialist appliances.

"Two bays were sufficient when the station was built in 1987 but another 30 years has past and same mentioned above has increased such as a water tanker jeep and platform. At least these valuable pieces of vital equipment will be housed from the elements. It’s positive especially in these uncertain difficult times we are living in."

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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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