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# car insurance

This year
# car insurance
Car insurance costs fall by 5% following introduction of new claim guidelines
Litigation was the least popular choice for claimants but it made up 79% of total costs.
# revolut
Revolut to launch car insurance in Ireland this Spring
There will be both annual and monthly payment options available.
# car insurance
Ireland could have the highest level of uninsured vehicles in the EU
The number of insured vehicles increased by 13,626 in a year to 188,000, which is 1 in every 12 private vehicles on Irish roads.
All time
# car insurance
Car insurers set to introduce new compliance measures following CCPC investigation
The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.
# insurance ireland
European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.
# premium content
Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
Industry profit margins were up from 9% in 2018 to 10% last year.
# Consumer protection
Consumer body alleges several car insurance firms were involved in anti-competitive 'price signalling'
The CCPC started its investigation in 2016.
# car insurance
Allianz, AXA, FBD, RSA and Zurich to give relief on car insurance premiums
What kind of relief customers will get will vary from insurer to insurer.
# Your Say
Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
The Taoiseach recently claimed that the price of motor insurance is going down.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
The Taoiseach has claimed the price of insurance is going down – but is he right?
# Insurance
Insurance 'Green Card' no longer needed to drive in North in event of no-deal Brexit
It had previously been warned that the cards would be required after the UK left the EU.
# 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
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.
# insurance fraud
Dáil told insurance profits have jumped more than 1000%, but government says it's being 'as aggressive as it can be'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said customers are being ‘fleeced’ by insurance providers.
# car insurance
Insurance Ireland 'confident' over online data system despite EU Commission investigation
The EU Commission announces yesterday that it will investigate whether Insurance Ireland practices are restricting competition.
# insurance costs
Data on insurance costs from industry could be knowingly misrepresenting 'full picture', Doherty claims
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
Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit
Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.
# High Court
Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas
Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.
# Insurance
'That is insane': Taxi driver quoted €17,000 for insurance 'had no choice' but to pay so he could work
The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.
# Computer Says No
No evidence of older cars being forced off road because owners can't get cover, Insurance Ireland says
Minister Michael D’Arcy is to write to Insurance Ireland over concerns older vehicles can’t get insurance cover.
Advice column: How to lower your car insurance premium
Price discrepancies across the Irish car insurance market are as wide as ever, writes Jonathan Hehir.
# Speeding
All young drivers 'should have tracking devices installed to reduce car insurance costs'
Junior Minister Michael D’Arcy said young people are choosing to pay higher premiums rather than have the devices installed in their cars.
# price around
Survey finds many motorists are still seeing a rise in their car insurance
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
Insurance company pays €4k to woman after initially refusing crash claim over technicality
The Financial Services Ombudsman’s office said that in 2017 there were 1,914 complaints about insurance.
# Report
There could be a 'dedicated' Garda unit to tackle 'increasing' insurance fraud claims
A report said that one of the main problems with fraudulent injury claims is that it can be viewed as a “victimless crime”.
# One Year On
Here’s why you may not be benefitting from the government’s big plan to bring down your car insurance
While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.
# Your Say
Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.
# chronic pain
Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse
Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.
# car insurance
Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims
In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.
# drive safe
Is my car insurance void if I drive in a red weather alert?
Insurance Ireland has clarified that a post doing the rounds on social media is false.
# Altered State
Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably
See if you can spot what the guards spotted.
# braking point
Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008
The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.
# fronting
Irish parents routinely lie about being a car's main driver to lower their children's premiums
Over 13% of parents have ‘fronted’ for their children’s insurance according to a new survey.
# rising costs
Car insurance gone up? Insurers will soon have to tell you why
New laws will be in place by the end of the year to ensure that insurance companies tell customers why they are paying more.
# Your Say
Poll: Is owning a car worth the cost?
Motor insurance, fuel, tax, etc. It all adds up.
# Paperless
Your paper insurance disc could soon be a thing of the past
The committee chairperson had some harsh words for Insurance Ireland and the Central Bank yesterday.
# why so much?
'Thrown to the wolves': There's no justification for 300% price hike in car insurance, says committee
An Oireachtas committee said Irish drivers must get detailed breakdown of why their car insurance costs so much.
# Free Insurance
Nissan is hoping to tempt new customers with two years' free insurance
The offer is aimed at making the cost of running a car more affordable.
# Car costs
Here's why your insurance premiums look set to rise more this year
Ireland’s leading motor insurers have laid bare the losses made by the industry in 2015.