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# car-insurance - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,416 Views 51 Comments

Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.

# car-insurance - Thursday 17 September, 2020

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'
# Consumer Protection
# Consumer Protection

Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'

Sep 17th 2020, 1:41 PM 28,037 Views 64 Comments

The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.

# car-insurance - Friday 24 April, 2020

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums

Apr 24th 2020, 3:59 PM 49,960 Views 55 Comments

What kind of relief customers will get will vary from insurer to insurer.

# car-insurance - Monday 23 December, 2019

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

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:10 AM 30,883 Views 68 Comments

The Taoiseach recently claimed that the price of motor insurance is going down.

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,529 Views 40 Comments

The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?

# car-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 20,468 Views 15 Comments

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

# car-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 14,543 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.

# car-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 22,374 Views 64 Comments

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

# car-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 19,316 Views 64 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation

May 15th 2019, 11:57 AM 8,835 Views 37 Comments

The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.

# car-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 25,869 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.

# car-insurance - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit
# Car Insurance
# Car Insurance

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Jan 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 97,363 Views 87 Comments

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

# car-insurance - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
# High Court
# High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Nov 7th 2018, 7:16 PM 11,075 Views 14 Comments

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

# car-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 58,594 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.

# car-insurance - Sunday 29 July, 2018

No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says

Jul 29th 2018, 8:30 PM 41,233 Views 90 Comments

Minister Michael D’Arcy is to write to Insurance Ireland over concerns older vehicles can’t get insurance cover.

# car-insurance - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium
# Read Me
# Read Me

Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium

Jul 7th 2018, 7:30 PM 40,358 Views 66 Comments

Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.

# car-insurance - Saturday 7 April, 2018

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'
# Speeding
# Speeding

All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'

Apr 7th 2018, 8:00 AM 19,992 Views 91 Comments

Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.

# car-insurance - Monday 2 April, 2018

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance
# Price Around
# Price Around

Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance

Apr 2nd 2018, 6:30 AM 13,508 Views 37 Comments

Recent research from the Central Statistics Office indicated that the cost of motor insurance has dropped by 12.8% in the past 12 months.

# car-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 63,941 Views 48 Comments

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

# car-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 11,453 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”.

# car-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 43,705 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.

# car-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 26,422 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 27,366 Views 23 Comments

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

# car-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 13,696 Views 15 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Monday 16 October, 2017

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
# Drive Safe
# Drive Safe

Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?

Oct 16th 2017, 10:20 AM 192,628 Views 15 Comments

Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.

# car-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 52,982 Views 92 Comments

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

# car-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 35,403 Views 84 Comments

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

# car-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 32,970 Views 140 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
# Rising Costs
# Rising Costs

Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why

Jan 10th 2017, 8:27 PM 31,170 Views 63 Comments

New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.

# car-insurance - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?

Dec 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 39,097 Views 79 Comments

Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.

# car-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 24,704 Views 37 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee
# Why So Much?
# Why So Much?

'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee

Nov 24th 2016, 4:20 PM 37,336 Views 112 Comments

An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.

# car-insurance - Friday 28 October, 2016

Nissan is hoping to tempt new customers with two years' free insurance
# Free Insurance
# Free Insurance

Nissan is hoping to tempt new customers with two years' free insurance

Oct 28th 2016, 4:23 PM 1,010 Views 0 Comments

The offer is aimed at making the cost of running a car more affordable.

# car-insurance - Wednesday 28 September, 2016

Here's why your insurance premiums look set to rise more this year
# Car Costs
# Car Costs

Here's why your insurance premiums look set to rise more this year

Sep 28th 2016, 7:10 PM 22,737 Views 65 Comments

Ireland’s leading motor insurers have laid bare the losses made by the industry in 2015.

# car-insurance - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Car insurance: Commission investigates possible 'unspoken co-ordination' between firms
# Anti-competitive Practices
# Anti-competitive Practices

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

Sep 13th 2016, 10:29 PM 17,460 Views 46 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Monday 5 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 5th 2016, 7:39 AM 15,088 Views 68 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Saturday 3 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 3rd 2016, 7:00 PM 290 Views 61 Comments

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

# car-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 21,946 Views 108 Comments

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

# car-insurance - Sunday 24 July, 2016

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 14,166 Views 16 Comments

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

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