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The changing face of Killarney’s Streets

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As work began on changing the face of Killarney streets this week to implement greater social distancing measures Kerry County Council say that in consultation with High Street traders the following was agreed:

· 1 large loading bay to be provided in the Glebe car park with three smaller loading bays

· KCC will examine the overall layout of the Glebe car park to assess if further suitable loading areas can be accommodated

· The provision of three car parking spaces on Monsignor O’Flaherty Road, subject to the approval of An Garda Síochána

· KCC will provide a loading bay outside Killarney Carpet & Furniture Store

· Increase in 15 minute set down high turnover spaces from 5 to 7pm

· Encourage resident parking permit holders to park in High Street car park.

· Rock Road car park will be free from 9-12am for July and August

“As a result of further consultation with traders we re-examined the plan for Lower High Street,” a Kerry County Council spokesperson said.

“In the redesign of the carriageway we are able to facilitate two parking spaces on the right hand side above New Market Lane (Milk Market Lane). The two parking spaces in the previous plan between Pawn Office Lane and Barry’s Lane have to be removed to facilitate parking on the opposite side. This revision has necessitated the repurposing of the loading bay at Dealz from 12pm to a pedestrian area. This is due to constraints on the footpath.

“These measures were intended to be implemented by way of temporary bollards. Guidance from the National Transport Authority has meant alternative temporary measures may be used. In the case of High Street as parking will remain outside on much of the carriageway, the temporary measures will be implemented by way of temporary kerbing. This has helped in the design of the carriageway."

The overall impact on parking is 13 spaces as previously identified.

There’ll be 15 minute set downs between Sewell’s Corner and Pawn Office Lane, between New Market lane and Hogan’s Lane, and between Bowers Lane and Ball Alley Lane.

There will also be three age friendly spaces provided between Sewell’s Corner and Pawn Office Lane.

The disability bay on the right hand side of High Street is being relocated further up the street with the agreement of the Killarney Access Group.

The implementation of these measures began on Wednesday evening.
“Again, these measures are to provide for a ‘Safe Street’ environment for all users of the town centre, to comply with current public health guidance on social distancing.”

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What do you think of the new bollards and widened footpaths throughout the town? Do you think it looks unsightly or will this help with social distancing for pedestrians?

Email editor@killarneyadvertiser.ie to let us know your thoughts.

 

 

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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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