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Second Plunkett St public consultation overturned

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A proposal to hold a second public consultation on the future of the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St was overturned at Wednesday’s Killarney Municipal District meeting.

Cllr Niall O’Callaghan said at the meeting that there was no real plan attached to the Plunkett Street pedestrianisation initiative which was introduced last year.

The street closes to traffic every evening at 7pm and reopens the following morning at 7am. A council employee places a barrier across the top of the street to prevent traffic from entering.

“It is the same thing as placing a cow gate on the street, did we put music there or seating, there is no plan, just a cow gate,” Cllr O’Callaghan told the meeting.

Cllr Brendan Cronin is a supporter saying it has been very positive.

“It has enhanced our town and it is paramount to maintain it,” he said.

At the end of a lively debate a vote was taken by the six councillors present at the meeting.

“If we turn our back on pedestrianisation we are turning our back on tourism. I am pleading to you all to maintain the amount of pedestrianisation we have now and to look at extending its scope in the near future,” said Mayor of Killarney Cllr Michael Gleeson ahead of the vote on reopening Plunkett St to traffic.

In the end, three councillors voted for the proposal; Niall O’Callaghan, Maura Healy-Rae, and Marie Moloney, and three voted against the motion; Michael Gleeson, Brendan Cronin and Niall Kelleher.

Cllr Donal O’Grady was absent from the meeting.

Mayor Gleeson used his casting vote to overturn the proposal.

HAVE YOUR SAY:

Do you agree or disagree with the pedestrianisation of Plunkett St?Email your views to: newsdesk@killarneyadvertiser.ie.

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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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