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Tomies car park completion planned by year end

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Kerry Fine Gael TD and Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin, has been told that the NPWS plans to have a new car park at Tomies completed by the end of the year.

In late 2018, Deputy Griffin announced Government funding of €500,000 towards improving public access and the provision of a public car park at Tomies.

In response to a Dáil Question this week from Deputy Griffin seeking a progress update on the project, Minister Catherine Martin said the contract tendering process is now nearing completion and it is intended to commence works shortly with a view to completion by the end of the year, weather permitting.

Deputy Griffin has welcomed the news and said that it is important that works commence without delay to help take advantage of summer weather conditions.

“A lot of work went into the application for funding and I worked hard to secure the funding for this project in 2018 and it is now crucial to get it completed for the benefit of locals and visitors alike," he said.

Tomies is one of the most spectacular locations in Ireland and resolving access and car parking issues there is long overdue. I’m glad that my hard work and the hard work of key stakeholders is about to finally pay off and I look forward to seeing workers on the ground carrying out the works. COVID-19 has signalled to me that the great outdoors are going to play a far more important role than ever in the future of tourism and it’s important that supporting infrastructure keeps pace to facilitate demand sustainably.”

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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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