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#Insurance

# insurance - Monday 24 April, 2017

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums
# Fronting
# Fronting

Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums

Apr 24th 2017, 9:01 AM 33,129 Views 132 Comments

Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.

# insurance - Monday 17 April, 2017

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital
# The Small Print
# The Small Print

Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital

Apr 17th 2017, 12:05 AM 136,933 Views 92 Comments

Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.

# insurance - Monday 13 March, 2017

'I'm still heartbroken': Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in 'substantial' debt
# Setanta Insurance
# Setanta Insurance

'I'm still heartbroken': Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in 'substantial' debt

Mar 13th 2017, 10:02 PM 37,281 Views 0 Comments

Kate Flynn was awarded a large payout but hasn’t received any money due to a long-running legal battle.

# insurance - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month
# Fresh Car Smell
# Fresh Car Smell

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

Feb 1st 2017, 2:59 PM 18,605 Views 57 Comments

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# insurance - Monday 30 January, 2017

Public liability claims against Dublin City Council hit €8.5 million last year
# Claims
# Claims

Public liability claims against Dublin City Council hit €8.5 million last year

Jan 30th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,528 Views 13 Comments

In Fingal, a spokesperson said the figure was over €2.5 million.

# insurance - Monday 9 January, 2017

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax
# Clean Sweep
# Clean Sweep

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Jan 9th 2017, 9:15 PM 51,494 Views 57 Comments

Their 4×4 was seized and they will appear in court.

# insurance - Friday 6 January, 2017

1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts
# Motor Insurance
# Motor Insurance

1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts

Jan 6th 2017, 6:07 AM 8,218 Views 11 Comments

It is nearly three years since the insurer collapsed.

# insurance - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

Dec 20th 2016, 8:00 PM 27,269 Views 43 Comments

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# insurance - Sunday 27 November, 2016

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?

Nov 27th 2016, 10:00 PM 22,477 Views 41 Comments

Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.

# insurance - Friday 25 November, 2016

Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past
# Paperless
# Paperless

Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past

Nov 25th 2016, 6:01 AM 24,845 Views 37 Comments

The committee chairperson had some harsh words for Insurance Ireland and the Central Bank yesterday.

# insurance - Monday 21 November, 2016

It costs over €16,500 a year to run and maintain the average Irish home
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

It costs over €16,500 a year to run and maintain the average Irish home

Nov 21st 2016, 1:55 PM 18,550 Views 41 Comments

Those in negative equity were also found to be paying over €5,000 more a year than the average homeowner.

# insurance - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

There are new insurance guidelines out, but do they do enough to tackle sky high insurance premiums?
# Premium Level
# Premium Level

There are new insurance guidelines out, but do they do enough to tackle sky high insurance premiums?

Oct 5th 2016, 9:45 PM 17,110 Views 31 Comments

Some groups have already criticised the new ‘Book of Quantum’, which guides injuries payouts.

# insurance - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Retired woman sues insurer for refusing to pay disability because she wouldn't take a test
# Courts
# Courts

Retired woman sues insurer for refusing to pay disability because she wouldn't take a test

Sep 21st 2016, 6:05 AM 21,810 Views 0 Comments

48-year-old Tipperary mother of three Bridget Daly has taken the case against Zurich Life Assurance.

# insurance - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

Insurance industry claims spiralling costs are returning premiums to "correct base level"
# Bumper Costs
# Bumper Costs

Insurance industry claims spiralling costs are returning premiums to "correct base level"

Sep 14th 2016, 12:46 PM 18,617 Views 85 Comments

Politicians have been hearing about why costs are rising.

# insurance - Friday 9 September, 2016

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?
# Sponsored By Irish Life Health
# Sponsored By Irish Life Health

QUIZ: How Well Do You Know Ireland In 2016?

Sep 9th 2016, 5:02 PM 50,860 Views 23 Comments

We’re going to put you to the test.

# insurance - Friday 12 August, 2016

'Shocking figures': Motor premiums up almost 40% in the last year
# On The Road
# On The Road

'Shocking figures': Motor premiums up almost 40% in the last year

Aug 12th 2016, 8:19 AM 21,963 Views 108 Comments

In the last year, one third of Irish drivers have seen their insurance rise by up to 50%.

# insurance - Thursday 11 August, 2016

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications
# The AA
# The AA

Four out of 10 smokers lie on their life insurance applications

Aug 11th 2016, 6:00 AM 14,447 Views 27 Comments

A study by the AA found a discrepancy between the number of people who smoke compared to the number of people who say they do.

# insurance - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code
# Slap On The Wrist
# Slap On The Wrist

Axa Insurance fined €675,000 by Central Bank for four-year breach of consumer code

Jul 28th 2016, 5:04 PM 23,750 Views 39 Comments

The firm failed to insure that properly accredited people were supervising those handling insurance claims during that time.

# insurance - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

Setanta Insurance customers are still waiting to be paid up to €90 million
# Collapse
# Collapse

Setanta Insurance customers are still waiting to be paid up to €90 million

Jul 27th 2016, 6:04 AM 8,070 Views 16 Comments

The Maltese-based firm was wound up in April 2014.

# insurance - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car
# That Escalated Quickly
# That Escalated Quickly

Gardaí stop to help driver with flat tyre ... end up impounding car

Jul 24th 2016, 7:40 PM 54,576 Views 62 Comments

The driver had no insurance, no NCT certificate or no tax.

Thousands of drivers to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insurance
# Premiums
# Premiums

Thousands of drivers to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insurance

Jul 24th 2016, 6:36 PM 14,176 Views 16 Comments

The insurance firm, which was declared insolvent on Friday, has about 14,000 Irish customers.

# insurance - Friday 22 July, 2016

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses
# Setanta
# Setanta

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses

Jul 22nd 2016, 3:23 PM 16,977 Views 28 Comments

The liquidation of Setanta Insurance in 2014 left over 1,700 people out of pocket.

# insurance - Monday 4 July, 2016

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance
# Checkpoints
# Checkpoints

Gardaí clamp down on motorists without correct tax and insurance

Jul 4th 2016, 9:37 PM 78,488 Views 141 Comments

Three vehicles were seized today in the Dublin Metropolitan Region.

# insurance - Saturday 28 May, 2016

Insurance premiums could spike by €50 if ruling stands, insurers warn
# Setanta Insurance
# Setanta Insurance

Insurance premiums could spike by €50 if ruling stands, insurers warn

May 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,571 Views 0 Comments

The High Court ruled last September that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland was liable for claims left behind by Setanta Insurance.

# insurance - Sunday 22 May, 2016

A European ruling "could close Mondello Park"
# Off Track
# Off Track

A European ruling "could close Mondello Park"

May 22nd 2016, 12:08 PM 65,309 Views 62 Comments

Currently, under Irish law compulsory motor insurance only covers the use of vehicles on a road or any other public place.

# insurance - Thursday 21 April, 2016

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%
# On The Up
# On The Up

'It's time we asked questions': Some drivers' insurance premiums are up 400%

Apr 21st 2016, 6:20 AM 35,884 Views 131 Comments

TDs said it was time the insurance companies were transparent about why the costs were on the rise for customers.

# insurance - Wednesday 2 March, 2016

This truck was spotted by gardaí in Limerick today
# Prosecute
# Prosecute

This truck was spotted by gardaí in Limerick today

Mar 2nd 2016, 9:41 PM 57,085 Views 32 Comments

The driver had no licence or insurance and will be prosecuted by Limerick County Council.

# insurance - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Crisis continues: Homeowners refused flood insurance or quoted unrealistic prices
# Staying Afloat
# Staying Afloat

Crisis continues: Homeowners refused flood insurance or quoted unrealistic prices

Jan 12th 2016, 5:30 PM 14,891 Views 49 Comments

Government and insurance firm representatives met this afternoon.

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad
# GloHeath
From The Daily Edge
# GloHeath

It's not just you - that GloHealth ad is driving everyone mad

Jan 12th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,652 Views 4 Comments

What about the dads?

# insurance - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue
# More Cash
# More Cash

Drivers saw insurance rise by up to 50% this year and the increase looks set to continue

Dec 30th 2015, 11:02 AM 22,759 Views 103 Comments

Irish drivers will collectively pay €300 million in extra premium costs this year, according to the AA.

# insurance - Monday 30 November, 2015

Motorists are conning insurance companies
# Fraud
# Fraud

Motorists are conning insurance companies

Nov 30th 2015, 10:06 AM 38,181 Views 62 Comments

The AA estimates that false documents fraud is driving up premiums by as much as €50.

# insurance - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Gardaí stop car with no brakes, insurance, or tax and two different licence plates
# Not Roadworthy
# Not Roadworthy

Gardaí stop car with no brakes, insurance, or tax and two different licence plates

Sep 23rd 2015, 8:35 AM 36,047 Views 93 Comments

These things are all essentials.

# insurance - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

Here's how much accident victims in Ireland have been paid this year

Sep 9th 2015, 3:00 PM 21,267 Views 20 Comments

In total the Injuries Board has awarded €128.45 million in the first six months of this year.

# insurance - Friday 4 September, 2015

Setanta Insurance customers will finally get the money they're owed
# Court
# Court

Setanta Insurance customers will finally get the money they're owed

Sep 4th 2015, 1:26 PM 11,999 Views 18 Comments

The firm was wound up in 2014, but over 1,700 claims were outstanding.

# insurance - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting
# Whoops
# Whoops

This kid tripped in an art gallery and punched a hole in a €1.3million painting

Aug 25th 2015, 10:56 AM 30,303 Views 30 Comments

Oh, I’ll just walk past this paNOOOOOOOOO.

# insurance - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently
# Up In Smoke
# Up In Smoke

Are you burning money on car insurance? Premiums have shot up recently

Aug 19th 2015, 10:24 AM 18,442 Views 75 Comments

The AA say they’ve gone up by more this year than any time in a decade.

# insurance - Friday 14 August, 2015

British police apologise for shaming homeless couple living in their car
# Criticism
# Criticism

British police apologise for shaming homeless couple living in their car

Aug 14th 2015, 12:36 PM 25,890 Views 35 Comments

Officers from the West Yorkshire Police tweeted an image with the hashtag #luggagewalkofshame.

# insurance - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Judge throws out insurance claim saying gangs of Travellers and Roma are staging car crashes
# Crash Into Me
# Crash Into Me

Judge throws out insurance claim saying gangs of Travellers and Roma are staging car crashes

Jul 9th 2015, 3:03 PM 40,206 Views 80 Comments

The €38,000 scam was thrown out yesterday.

# insurance - Monday 6 July, 2015

"We are astonished": Insurance firm appealing €1.25 million payout to former boss
# Rsa Chief
# Rsa Chief

"We are astonished": Insurance firm appealing €1.25 million payout to former boss

Jul 6th 2015, 1:43 PM 16,722 Views 0 Comments

Philip Smith was awarded €1.25 million by an employment tribunal after he took a constructive dismissal case against the company.

# insurance - Monday 22 June, 2015

Record €1.25m award for RSA boss who says he was made "fall guy" for cash shortfall
# Insurance Payout
# Insurance Payout

Record €1.25m award for RSA boss who says he was made "fall guy" for cash shortfall

Jun 22nd 2015, 9:36 PM 12,160 Views 11 Comments

Philip Smith left the insurance company in 2013.