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#Insurance

# insurance - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Pearse Doherty: Why TDs should support my Bill to end the loyalty penalty and reduce insurance costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Why TDs should support my Bill to end the loyalty penalty and reduce insurance costs

Feb 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 42,618 Views 105 Comments

The Dáil will today vote on the Sinn Féin TD’s Bill to ban the practice of dual pricing by insurance companies.

# insurance - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,044 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# insurance - Monday 14 December, 2020

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds
# Loyalty Penalty
# Loyalty Penalty

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds

Dec 14th 2020, 3:10 PM 13,940 Views 30 Comments

The practice sees customers with similar risks paying different premiums.

# insurance - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,297 Views 51 Comments

Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Bar owners say they were 'given assurances' that insurer FBD would cover losses caused by Covid-19
# Courts
# Courts

Bar owners say they were 'given assurances' that insurer FBD would cover losses caused by Covid-19

Oct 13th 2020, 6:47 PM 22,830 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard further submissions in a case taken by bars against the insurer.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins
# Insurance
# Insurance

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins

Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 22,895 Views 0 Comments

In what are seen as important test cases lawyers representing four publicans have brought cases challenging FBD Insurance Plc’s refusal to indemnify them.

# insurance - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission
# Insurance
# Insurance

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,172 Views 14 Comments

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

# insurance - Monday 31 August, 2020

Insurer's bid to halt ombudsman investigation to be 'vigorously opposed', court told
# High Court
# High Court

Insurer's bid to halt ombudsman investigation to be 'vigorously opposed', court told

Aug 31st 2020, 5:37 PM 21,949 Views 0 Comments

The case was heard in the High Court today.

# insurance - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'The elephant in the sitting room': Long-awaited report on injury payouts could have 'dramatic' effect on premiums
# Insurance
# Insurance

'The elephant in the sitting room': Long-awaited report on injury payouts could have 'dramatic' effect on premiums

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,814 Views 33 Comments

The Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee is expected to publish its guidelines in October.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery'
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery'

Aug 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 31,374 Views 0 Comments

“I am satisfied that by any reasonable measure it cannot be viewed as proportionate,” Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said of the original award.

# insurance - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?
# Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
# Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?

Jul 22nd 2020, 1:56 PM 32,036 Views 63 Comments

It was a long time coming but there’s still plenty of debate out there.

# insurance - Monday 20 July, 2020

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance?

Jul 20th 2020, 8:45 AM 46,663 Views 118 Comments

Insurance Ireland has advised people to double-check their policy to see if they are covered for non-essential travel.

# insurance - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief
# New Job
# New Job

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief

Jun 30th 2020, 5:04 PM 25,421 Views 47 Comments

Treatment of businesses by insurance companies is “appalling”, Dáil told.

# insurance - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Insurer FBD puts €22m aside to cover potential losses in court case taken by pub owners over Covid-19 cover
# Covid Cover
# Covid Cover

Insurer FBD puts €22m aside to cover potential losses in court case taken by pub owners over Covid-19 cover

Jun 24th 2020, 6:13 PM 13,742 Views 0 Comments

The insurance firm said its policies do not provide cover for a pandemic of this nature.

# insurance - Monday 25 May, 2020

Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover
# Insurance
# Insurance

Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover

May 25th 2020, 9:13 PM 28,584 Views 0 Comments

Pub owners claim they are entitled to have consequential losses covered by what they say is an insurable risk.

# insurance - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year
# On The Road
# On The Road

There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year

May 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,561 Views 56 Comments

MIBI said the figures show an urgent need for an automatic number plate recognition system.

# insurance - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Threat of claims against businesses as a result of contracting Covid-19 on the premises to be examined
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Threat of claims against businesses as a result of contracting Covid-19 on the premises to be examined

May 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 63,445 Views 59 Comments

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has asked for an examination of the issue.

# insurance - Thursday 16 April, 2020

VHI and other insurers to partially refund customers after takeover of private hospitals during Covid-19 crisis
# Insurance
# Insurance

VHI and other insurers to partially refund customers after takeover of private hospitals during Covid-19 crisis

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 8:59 PM 83,584 Views 70 Comments

The size of the refund a customer receives is based on the plan that they have with the insurer.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,550 Views 76 Comments

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

# insurance - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims

Mar 24th 2020, 12:05 PM 26,642 Views 56 Comments

Claims are being rejected as Covid-19 is not on the list of infectious diseases on some policies.

# insurance - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Two people arrested as part of investigation into suspected staged road crashes
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

Two people arrested as part of investigation into suspected staged road crashes

Mar 7th 2020, 1:50 PM 38,242 Views 0 Comments

A number of properties were searched in Roscommon in February.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims
# Kerry
# Kerry

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Feb 18th 2020, 9:56 PM 34,984 Views 45 Comments

Accounts show the aqua dome is loss-making eight months of the year.

# insurance - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020
# Ge2020 Audit
# Ge2020 Audit

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,057 Views 50 Comments

Anti-fraud gardaí, pooled insurance schemes and a potential referendum are all part of the parties’ plans on insurance.

# insurance - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

MIBI welcomes withdrawal of case where man claimed he had to use wheelchair after accident
# Insurance
# Insurance

MIBI welcomes withdrawal of case where man claimed he had to use wheelchair after accident

Jan 28th 2020, 4:47 PM 29,010 Views 0 Comments

Video footage of the man walking without the wheelchair was shown in court.

# insurance - Monday 6 January, 2020

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland
# Insurance
# Insurance

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Jan 6th 2020, 5:34 PM 20,785 Views 40 Comments

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

# insurance - Monday 23 December, 2019

Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop'
# Cost Of Insurance
# Cost Of Insurance

Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop'

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 21,913 Views 48 Comments

Minister Michael D’Arcy sat down with TheJournal.ie to discuss the progress being made in reducing the cost of insurance.

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:10 AM 30,839 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach recently claimed that the price of motor insurance is going down.

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,517 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

# insurance - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 7:48 PM 29,561 Views 44 Comments

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

Dec 19th 2019, 3:42 PM 13,557 Views 0 Comments

Childcare providers have warned of a crisis as the cost of insurance increases.

# insurance - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs
# Childcare Crisis
# Childcare Crisis

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 36,115 Views 105 Comments

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

# insurance - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Updated Dec 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 22,537 Views 63 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

# insurance - Monday 16 December, 2019

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Dec 16th 2019, 8:20 PM 25,236 Views 62 Comments

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims
# Premium Rates
# Premium Rates

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims

Dec 16th 2019, 12:37 PM 35,258 Views 105 Comments

Figures showing the average cost of premiums and payouts were released by the Central Bank today.

# insurance - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

Dec 10th 2019, 6:46 PM 37,302 Views 76 Comments

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

# insurance - Friday 6 December, 2019

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance
# Grassroots
From The42
# Grassroots

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

Updated Dec 6th 2019, 2:50 PM 14,628 Views 26 Comments

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

# insurance - Sunday 24 November, 2019

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs

Nov 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 12,055 Views 28 Comments

Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.

# insurance - Thursday 21 November, 2019

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
# Buyer Beware
# Buyer Beware

Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers

Updated Nov 21st 2019, 9:05 PM 26,516 Views 19 Comments

Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies
# Dual-pricing
# Dual-pricing

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies

Nov 21st 2019, 6:45 AM 16,451 Views 10 Comments

Customers are experiencing successive price increases, according to the CCPC.

# insurance - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing

Oct 16th 2019, 4:24 PM 9,482 Views 23 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims customers are being hit by a ‘loyalty penalty’.

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