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Students qualify for next stage of farming competition

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COMPETITION: Alanna Brady, Kate Donoghue and Abbie Daly from St Brigid's Secondary are through to the next round of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Competition.

By Michelle Crean

Young students with an interest in farming have made it through to the next round of the Certified Irish Angus Beef Competition.

The Transition Year girls, Alanna Brady, Kate Donoghue and Abbie Daly from St Brigid’s has been chosen from a large volume of entries to go forward to the next stage of the competition.

The next stage will involve a 15-minute interview based on their video application. This interview will be taking place in person with all COVID-19 guidelines on social distancing and sanitising adhered to. However, this may not be possible if restrictions don’t allow gatherings. In such a scenario the interviews will take place online.

They will be interviewed by representatives from the Irish Angus Producer Group, ABP Food Group, Kepak Group, and the Agricultural Science Teacher.

"Should our students be successful in this interview, the next stage of the competition will involve our team going forward to an exhibition in Croke Park at which the final five schools will be selected to win the Angus calves," Ber O'Connor, TY coordinator said.

"This event usually occurs the second week of March, but with the current situation, it will most likely be moved to the second half of April with the Croke Park venue subject to change also."

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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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