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# insurance - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel
# Insurance
# Insurance

European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel

May 14th 2019, 11:28 AM 37,634 Views 87 Comments

Insurance Ireland said it is confident its practices are fully compliant with competition law.

# insurance - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Summer festivals at risk of being cancelled as rocketing insurance premiums throw them into doubt
# SUMMER IS CANCELLED
# SUMMER IS CANCELLED

Summer festivals at risk of being cancelled as rocketing insurance premiums throw them into doubt

May 8th 2019, 3:19 PM 26,725 Views 47 Comments

A Mayo festival has seen its insurance premium jump from €6,500 to €25,000 in just three years.

# insurance - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Couple received €40,000 after insurer tried to reject storm damage claim
# Financial Services Ombudsman
# Financial Services Ombudsman

Couple received €40,000 after insurer tried to reject storm damage claim

Mar 28th 2019, 5:10 PM 27,188 Views 8 Comments

There were 5,692 complaints made to the financial services ombudsman last year – one third of those about insurance.

# insurance - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Claims culture is out of control - as play centres close due to being sued for kids falling

Mar 10th 2019, 6:00 AM 37,035 Views 65 Comments

Kids fall, that is what they do, it can happen anywhere. If they fall at Granny’s – do we sue the pants off Granny?

# insurance - Sunday 3 March, 2019

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma
# Payouts
# Payouts

Minister meets insurers amid claims customers left underpaid following Storm Ophelia and Emma

Mar 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 9,291 Views 12 Comments

A minister at the Department of Finance sought the meeting on the foot of reports customers were underpaid.

# insurance - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims

Mar 2nd 2019, 12:05 AM 25,893 Views 54 Comments

The official CSO stats say the cost of insurance is going down but that isn’t being felt by many on the ground, Pearse Doherty has claimed.

# insurance - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit
# Crossing The Border
# Crossing The Border

One million Green Card forms sent to motor insurance providers in case there's a no-deal Brexit

Feb 27th 2019, 10:20 PM 24,902 Views 10 Comments

Drivers who think they may need a card have been advised to apply one month in advance.

# insurance - Friday 4 January, 2019

Reprieve for Carlow village as park reopens following forced pre-Christmas closure
# Tinryland
# Tinryland

Reprieve for Carlow village as park reopens following forced pre-Christmas closure

Jan 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,939 Views 11 Comments

An insurance hike has not meant the permanent closure of the amenity in the village of Tinryland.

# insurance - Friday 14 December, 2018

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: How will the liquidation of Qudos impact Irish customers?

Dec 14th 2018, 9:34 AM 13,231 Views 13 Comments

The short answer is, we don’t know yet. But here’s what might happen.

# insurance - Thursday 22 November, 2018

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance
# Gadgets
# Gadgets

Some people are paying 'on the double' for phone insurance

Nov 22nd 2018, 10:04 PM 15,358 Views 10 Comments

Companies don’t give enough information about benefits and how to make a claim, the Central Bank has said.

# insurance - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts
# Insurance Payout
# Insurance Payout

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

Nov 10th 2018, 7:31 PM 26,791 Views 71 Comments

New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.

# insurance - Monday 5 November, 2018

Personal injury claims: Average award in whiplash cases is over €20,000
# Insurance
# Insurance

Personal injury claims: Average award in whiplash cases is over €20,000

Nov 5th 2018, 12:24 PM 16,602 Views 47 Comments

The majority of compensation claims assessed in the first six months of this year were whiplash related.

# insurance - Saturday 6 October, 2018

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work
# Insurance
# Insurance

'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work

Oct 6th 2018, 6:35 AM 58,853 Views 102 Comments

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

# insurance - Friday 5 October, 2018

21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance
# Pay Out
# Pay Out

21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance

Oct 5th 2018, 5:38 PM 21,167 Views 30 Comments

It’s hoped all payments will be finalised by the State Claims Agency before the year is out.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK
# Insurance
# Insurance

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

Sep 18th 2018, 5:20 PM 8,871 Views 19 Comments

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

# insurance - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality

Apr 1st 2018, 4:00 PM 64,058 Views 48 Comments

The Financial Services Ombudsman’s office said that in 2017 there were 1,914 complaints about insurance.

# insurance - Saturday 10 March, 2018

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?
# RISKY BUSINESS
# RISKY BUSINESS

So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?

Mar 10th 2018, 9:00 PM 194,950 Views 164 Comments

Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.

# insurance - Friday 2 February, 2018

Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute
# Daniel Kinahan
# Daniel Kinahan

Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute

Feb 2nd 2018, 6:20 PM 65,357 Views 0 Comments

It was expected to take place tomorrow.

# insurance - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend
# Ah Here
# Ah Here

Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend

Jan 28th 2018, 3:55 PM 125,891 Views 76 Comments

A number of fines were issued.

# insurance - Thursday 25 January, 2018

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims
# Report
# Report

There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims

Jan 25th 2018, 1:18 PM 11,489 Views 32 Comments

A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.

# insurance - Saturday 20 January, 2018

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
# One Year On
# One Year On

Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance

Jan 20th 2018, 4:00 PM 43,718 Views 57 Comments

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

# insurance - Friday 5 January, 2018

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle
# Unfair Dismissal
# Unfair Dismissal

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

Jan 5th 2018, 3:31 PM 91,029 Views 79 Comments

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# insurance - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA
# Ridealong
# Ridealong

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA

Dec 28th 2017, 11:00 PM 6,627 Views 1 Comment

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

# insurance - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2017, 9:48 AM 26,426 Views 106 Comments

Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
# Chronic Pain
# Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Dec 23rd 2017, 12:05 AM 27,483 Views 24 Comments

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

# insurance - Friday 22 December, 2017

Report on the rising cost of insurance due by the end of January
# Public Liability
# Public Liability

Report on the rising cost of insurance due by the end of January

Dec 22nd 2017, 6:15 AM 5,831 Views 18 Comments

It is expected to reach the Finance Minister soon.

# insurance - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

Dec 10th 2017, 6:30 AM 13,700 Views 12 Comments

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

# insurance - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Cash, cars, imitation firearm and high value watches seized in Garda raids targeting 'ghost brokers'
# Ghost Broker
# Ghost Broker

Cash, cars, imitation firearm and high value watches seized in Garda raids targeting 'ghost brokers'

Nov 30th 2017, 2:53 PM 31,015 Views 21 Comments

The operation was carried out with help from the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Cyber Crime Unit.

# insurance - Friday 27 October, 2017

AIG wants to make telematics-based insurance mandatory for all drivers under 25
# Speed Tracker
# Speed Tracker

AIG wants to make telematics-based insurance mandatory for all drivers under 25

Oct 27th 2017, 12:06 PM 17,243 Views 87 Comments

Telematic insurance products use GPS and other technology to send information about the way the vehicle is being driven.

# insurance - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours
# Fake Disabled Pass
# Fake Disabled Pass

Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours

Sep 27th 2017, 10:54 AM 67,523 Views 85 Comments

Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.

# insurance - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures
# Insurance
# Insurance

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Sep 6th 2017, 12:05 AM 37,815 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

# insurance - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year
# AA
# AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

Aug 9th 2017, 6:05 AM 10,234 Views 58 Comments

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

# insurance - Monday 7 August, 2017

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably
# Altered State
# Altered State

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably

Aug 7th 2017, 11:16 AM 53,045 Views 89 Comments

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'We've seen people diving on the floor' - Brokers want a register of  insurance claimants
# Claims Culture
# Claims Culture

'We've seen people diving on the floor' - Brokers want a register of insurance claimants

Jun 13th 2017, 8:15 AM 15,230 Views 28 Comments

Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of the CFM Group says that the idea “needs to happen” as it harms businesses.

# insurance - Monday 12 June, 2017

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'
# Shop Around
# Shop Around

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

Jun 12th 2017, 9:21 AM 13,956 Views 10 Comments

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# insurance - Friday 9 June, 2017

Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws

Jun 9th 2017, 9:08 AM 18,960 Views 44 Comments

The council has stated that rickshaws are not regulated, and are often not insured.

# insurance - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Disqualified driver caught drinking bottle of beer and using phone had no tax, insurance or NCT
# Caught Rapid
# Caught Rapid

Disqualified driver caught drinking bottle of beer and using phone had no tax, insurance or NCT

May 31st 2017, 9:12 PM 49,638 Views 61 Comments

Other than not wearing a seatbelt, there’s not many more offences left.

# insurance - Friday 26 May, 2017

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more

May 26th 2017, 6:05 AM 7,688 Views 5 Comments

The Supreme Court yesterday made a significant court ruling about the wound up insurer.

# insurance - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008
# Braking Point
# Braking Point

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

May 13th 2017, 1:31 PM 35,622 Views 84 Comments

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

# insurance - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'
# Read Me
# Read Me

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

May 3rd 2017, 6:30 AM 1,030 Views 36 Comments

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.