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#Insurance

# 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 25,305 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 35,698 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 37,311 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 14,701 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 12,110 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 26,566 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 16,477 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 9,489 Views 23 Comments

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

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Oct 16th 2019, 9:27 AM 35,212 Views 109 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

# insurance - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

Oct 15th 2019, 7:13 PM 15,443 Views 44 Comments

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims
# Dublin
# Dublin

Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims

Oct 15th 2019, 12:51 PM 35,988 Views 46 Comments

Search warrants were executed at a number of solicitor’s offices, gardaí said.

# insurance - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’
# Price Hikes
# Price Hikes

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:12 PM 18,282 Views 28 Comments

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

# insurance - Friday 27 September, 2019

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit

Sep 27th 2019, 11:44 AM 10,796 Views 15 Comments

Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.

# insurance - Thursday 26 September, 2019

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry
# Insurance
# Insurance

Finance Committee to investigate 'rip-off' dual pricing by insurance industry

Sep 26th 2019, 5:43 PM 20,322 Views 33 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty said companies are punishing loyal customers when they renew their policies.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

Sep 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,485 Views 23 Comments

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

# insurance - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market
# Cost Of Insurance
# Cost Of Insurance

Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market

Sep 22nd 2019, 7:30 AM 15,055 Views 44 Comments

The departure of a major player in insurance for the leisure industry, in particular, has damaged Irish companies.

# insurance - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Sep 12th 2019, 6:30 AM 14,650 Views 42 Comments

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

# insurance - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We keep our local graveyard closed' - How the insurance crisis is hitting Ireland's communities
# Pin Of Their Collar
# Pin Of Their Collar

'We keep our local graveyard closed' - How the insurance crisis is hitting Ireland's communities

Sep 11th 2019, 6:15 AM 21,570 Views 39 Comments

Almost half of community groups say they have had to cut activities due to insurance costs.

# insurance - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?
# Premium Price
# Premium Price

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Sep 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 11,282 Views 21 Comments

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.

# insurance - Monday 9 September, 2019

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'
# Slip And Sue
# Slip And Sue

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture'

Sep 9th 2019, 12:01 AM 52,189 Views 58 Comments

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

# insurance - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Leisure centre in Kildare forced to close as it struggles to secure insurance
# Spin Activity Centre
# Spin Activity Centre

Leisure centre in Kildare forced to close as it struggles to secure insurance

Aug 27th 2019, 10:17 PM 39,927 Views 54 Comments

Spin Activity Centre said it was “extremely saddened and frustrated” that it was forced to close.

# insurance - Friday 23 August, 2019

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit
# Insurance
# Insurance

Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit

Aug 23rd 2019, 7:24 AM 20,490 Views 15 Comments

It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.

# insurance - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance
# HIGH PREMIUMS
# HIGH PREMIUMS

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

Aug 15th 2019, 10:49 AM 10,298 Views 28 Comments

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

# insurance - Friday 9 August, 2019

Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs
# Closing
# Closing

Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs

Aug 9th 2019, 10:03 PM 18,707 Views 46 Comments

The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.

# insurance - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded?
# Insurance
# Insurance

Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded?

Jul 27th 2019, 12:05 AM 77,369 Views 58 Comments

Most personal injury claims go through PIAB and it has released a geographical breakdown of the awards made last year.

# insurance - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

Jul 24th 2019, 4:06 PM 55,131 Views 97 Comments

The festival was scheduled to take place on George’s Dock, beside the IFSC, from Friday 14 September until Saturday 6 October.

# insurance - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'
# Insurance Reform
# Insurance Reform

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'

Jul 21st 2019, 7:30 AM 15,660 Views 38 Comments

Minister Michael D’Arcy has held meetings with various parties over the issue of insurance in recent months.

# insurance - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area
# Fraud
# Fraud

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area

Jul 18th 2019, 12:24 PM 13,097 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí have been investigating fraud related insurance ghost brokering activities throughout the State.

# insurance - Monday 15 July, 2019

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone
# Pumping It
# Pumping It

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone

Jul 15th 2019, 9:12 AM 24,205 Views 92 Comments

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Jul 15th 2019, 7:00 AM 23,031 Views 44 Comments

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

Jul 15th 2019, 6:05 AM 13,054 Views 21 Comments

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# insurance - Monday 8 July, 2019

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database
# Michael McGrath
# Michael McGrath

Government accused of 'washing its hands' of pledge to publish insurance claims database

Jul 8th 2019, 5:13 PM 14,552 Views 41 Comments

The Central Bank is to publish its report on the database later this year – but it was meant to have been set up at the end of 2018.

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases
# Premiums
# Premiums

'It's time we called out the insurance industry': Courts figures show drop in number of personal injury cases

Jul 8th 2019, 1:08 PM 31,134 Views 56 Comments

Awards in medical negligence cases in the High Court were also down last year.

# insurance - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review
# Swing-gate
# Swing-gate

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

Jul 7th 2019, 4:56 PM 30,876 Views 94 Comments

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# insurance - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance companies quizzed about why they aren't reporting fraudsters to the gardaí

Jul 4th 2019, 2:11 PM 22,409 Views 64 Comments

Insurance premiums will fall if the cost of claims in Ireland falls, insurance companies told an Oireachtas committee today.

# insurance - Thursday 13 June, 2019

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
# Insurance Fraud
# Insurance Fraud

Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'

Jun 13th 2019, 1:43 PM 19,363 Views 64 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.

# insurance - Sunday 9 June, 2019

# insurance - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

Jun 5th 2019, 10:19 AM 28,156 Views 98 Comments

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

# insurance - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case
# Insurance
# Insurance

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

May 30th 2019, 1:59 PM 40,900 Views 55 Comments

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

# insurance - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Dublin adventure centre forced to remove some equipment over 'enormous' insurance hike
# Fort Lucan
# Fort Lucan

Dublin adventure centre forced to remove some equipment over 'enormous' insurance hike

May 28th 2019, 6:30 AM 48,874 Views 80 Comments

Fort Lucan’s general manager said that the company’s insurance premium has doubled since 2015.