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# premiums - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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

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

# premiums - Friday 1 November, 2019

Insurers must give customers information on previous year premiums, Central Bank rules

The rules mean that insurers must also extend their renewal notification period from 15 to 20 working days.

# premiums - Thursday 26 September, 2019

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

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

# premiums - Monday 8 July, 2019

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

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

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

# premiums - Thursday 4 July, 2019

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

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

# premiums - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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

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

# premiums - Sunday 8 July, 2018

Drivers seeking compo through Personal Injuries Board will have to take a medical under new law

When one or both parties refuse taking medicals, it can result in claimants taking their case to the courts.

# premiums - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.

# premiums - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

Customers will be able to take a 6 month break from their health insurance without being penalised

The approval of the Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017 today will result in better value for those who have private health insurance.

# premiums - Monday 19 December, 2016

'A very high stakes game': Over 150,000 cars on the road without insurance

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) said it was deeply concerned with the spike in numbers.

# premiums - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

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

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

# premiums - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms

The CCPC is investigating possible breaches of competition law, due to industry players openly signalling upcoming increases in premiums.

# premiums - Monday 5 September, 2016

Motorists paying an extra €250 per year over spiralling insurance costs

Insurance premiums are wiping out any savings motorists are making from low fuel prices.

# premiums - Saturday 3 September, 2016

"My generation are shackled by the mistakes of institutions which should have known better"

Kian Griffin argues that young motorists are being left to foot the bill for a broken system.

# premiums - Friday 12 August, 2016

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

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

# premiums - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

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

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

# premiums - Sunday 24 July, 2016

Thousands of drivers to get refunds after collapse of Enterprise Insurance

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

# premiums - Thursday 14 April, 2016

8,000 Irish drivers overcharged by insurance company

The company is refunding customers and paying an additional 5% in compensation.

# premiums - Thursday 10 March, 2016

Car insurance is up 100% for some drivers. What's going on?

We can’t have high awards and low motor insurance premiums, writes Caeva O’Callaghan.

# premiums - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Are returning emigrants paying more for insurance?

A TD says they are.

# premiums - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you? ReillyCare This post contains videos

How much will Universal Health Insurance cost you?

Minister Reilly said he doesn’t know but if we’d implemented it last year, it would have cost less than €920 on average.

# premiums - Friday 21 March, 2014

Men reaping benefits of insurance gender directive – women not so much

Women who smoke, in particular, have been hit by the introduction of the directive with premiums between one and 25 per cent higher

# premiums - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

# premiums - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

If you have Aviva health insurance you could be paying more from next month

Some plans will increase by up to 20 per cent, with the average hike being 12.7 per cent.

# premiums - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Reilly: Consumers can opt for cheaper policies to avoid impact of tax relief cap

However Minister James Reilly said it is important that they fully understand the level of cover their policy provides.

# premiums - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Number of people with private health insurance drops (again)

Just under 45 per cent of the population now has health insurance, down from a high of 51 per cent five years ago.

# premiums - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Health insurance bosses stress the need to attract young people to the market

Speaking before the Oireachtas committee today, one stressed that proposed legislation won’t cause an increase in premiums.

# premiums - Friday 18 October, 2013

Budget changes will affect 1.4 million health insurance customers

The cap on the tax relief on health insurance policies will increase the costs for customers.

# premiums - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Laya Healthcare rejects comments by Reilly about targeted age groups

In a speech today Reilly said the insurance provider targets younger, more profitable customers rather than the more expensive, older customer”.

# premiums - Friday 21 December, 2012

Gender equalisation car insurance policy comes into effect today

The EU guidelines on gender equality mean female drivers will see a rise in their premiums while male drivers stand to make savings in their insurance.

# premiums - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

The Evening with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'Unisex' insurance will be mandatory in Ireland

Alan Shatter confirms that the EU directive that gender no longer be used as a criterion for calculating premiums is being implemented in Ireland.

# premiums - Monday 15 October, 2012

Car insurance premiums for female drivers set to soar after December

New European Commission rules will mean that insurers can no longer take gender into consideration when assessing customers.

# premiums - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will premium hikes put you off health insurance?

Today we’re asking if the increases in health insurance premiums will discourage you from renewing your coverage next year.