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# premiums

Last year
2022
# Motor insurance
Motor insurance premiums fell by 17% between 2017 and 2021
That’s according to statistics contained in the Central Bank’s fourth annual Private Motor Insurance Report.
All time
Voices
Pearse Doherty: Why TDs should support my Bill to end the loyalty penalty and reduce insurance costs
The Dáil will today vote on the Sinn Féin TD’s Bill to ban the practice of dual pricing by insurance companies.
# Kerry
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.
# Central Bank
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.
# Insurance
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.
# Michael McGrath
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.
# premiums
'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
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.
# SUMMER IS CANCELLED
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.
# insurance courts
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.
# premiums
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.
# not covered
'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.
# premium level
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.
# anti-competitive practices
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
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.
Voices
"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.
# On The Road
'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%.
# Collapse
Setanta Insurance customers are still waiting to be paid up to €90 million
The Maltese-based firm was wound up in April 2014.
# premiums
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.
# Refund
8,000 Irish drivers overcharged by insurance company 123.ie
The company is refunding customers and paying an additional 5% in compensation.
Voices
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.
# paying a premium
Are returning emigrants paying more for insurance?
A TD says they are.
# ReillyCare
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
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
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.
# Price hike
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.
# Health Insurance
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.
# Coverage
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.
# Health Committee
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.
# Tax Relief
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.
# Health Insurance
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”.
# Insurance
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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added gangnam-style Noam Chomsky
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# premiums
'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.
# car insurance
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.