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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# insurance ireland

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European Commission says Insurance Ireland restricted competition and drove up prices on premiums
The European Commission accusations were made against Insurance Ireland this morning.
Publication of green list to be delayed as Cabinet meeting is postponed
Meanwhile, Insurance Ireland said that a green list does not equal relaxation on travel, and non-essential travel is still discouraged.
Gardaí confirm they have launched 'comprehensive' probe into ghost insurance brokers
Customers are urged to check that their broker is registered before taking out insurance.
Insurance industry says it will engage with Central Bank probe into dual-pricing
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty claims customers are being hit by a ‘loyalty penalty’.
'There's no excuse': Central Bank says some insurance firms not prepared for no-deal Brexit
Ed Sibley said overall the Irish financial system is resilient enough to withstand a hard Brexit.
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.
European Commission to investigate whether Insurance Ireland is operating a cartel
Insurance Ireland said it is confident its practices are fully compliant with competition law.
Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts
New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.
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.
Our payouts are three times that of the UK, so why wouldn't whiplash legislation work here?
Britain and Ireland are currently the outliers of Europe when it comes to soft tissue injury claims, and the UK has announced plans to cap whiplash payouts via legislation.
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.
So why won't insurance companies cover your 10-year-old car?
Many insurers refuse to offer policies for older cars regardless of their roadworthiness.
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.
Why you should be very wary of signing this insurance form on arrival at an Irish hospital
Signing up for private health care where none is available increases your bill ten times, and sometimes the situation can be even worse.
FactCheck: Are motor insurance claims and legal fees going up or down?
Using previously unpublished data, FactCheck steps in to referee a heated dispute between the Law Society and the insurance industry.
What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?
A protest took place in Dublin today over the spiralling cost of car insurance premiums here.
Car insurance premiums set to rise as judgement rules sector must pay out claims
The insurance sector is being made to honour the claims of customers from Setanta Insurance Company.
Insurance Ireland say that building flood defences is the government's problem, not theirs
The body representing the insurance industry in Ireland has rejected suggestions that insurers are not doing enough to help protect those affected by flooding.
Insurance industry: Too early to estimate cost of damage caused by storms
Meanwhile, the government has been urged to seek funding from the European Union’s Solidarity Fund to assist with storm damage caused by the extreme weather.
Private hospitals 'risk closure' if State changes charges for public beds
A group of independent hospitals says asking private patients to waive public rights will send premiums even higher.
Charges for public beds will drive insurance premiums up 30%
In the government’s health bill, published yesterday, there could now be a daily charge for a single occupancy room of up to €1,122.