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#Insurance

# insurance - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Varadkar accused of having a 'terrible air of detachment' for saying health and car insurance premiums are levelling off

‘The cure for whiplash is compensation payment in Ireland,’ said the Taoiseach.

# insurance - Friday 6 December, 2019

From The42 Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance Grassroots

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

# insurance - Sunday 24 November, 2019

'I really feel sorry for those businesses': Minister says he's 'pushing hard' on high insurance costs

Galway Community Circus said this week it had become another business affected by the “national insurance sector crisis”.

# insurance - Thursday 21 November, 2019

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.

'Loyalty is no longer rewarded': Consumer watchdog to look at impact of 'loyalty penalties' imposed by insurance companies

Customers are experiencing successive price increases, according to the CCPC.

# insurance - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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’.

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we hold a referendum on capping insurance payouts?

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar suggested the idea of a referendum yesterday.

# insurance - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Referendum on insurance payouts can't be ruled out if reforms don't work, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the insurance industry must play its part in decreasing premiums.

Five arrested following investigation into suspected bogus 'slips and falls' insurance claims

Search warrants were executed at a number of solicitor’s offices, gardaí said.

# insurance - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Insurance firms accused of ‘breaking the law by not reporting fraudulent claims’

Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty told the companies they have a legal obligation to report suspicions of fraud.

# insurance - Friday 27 September, 2019

'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 - 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.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

New Central Bank rules to stop brokers accepting free golf trips and sports tickets from banks

From March next year, brokers and financial adviser will also have to publish details of commissions they receive on their websites.

# insurance - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Minister meets insurers in London to 'hopefully' entice them to 'rethink' position in Irish market

The departure of a major player in insurance for the leisure industry, in particular, has damaged Irish companies.

# insurance - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Opinion: 'Insurance - short of wrapping our business in bubble wrap, there's nothing we can do to make it safer'

Niall Roche writes about why he wants business owners affected by insurance costs to join together.

# insurance - Wednesday 11 September, 2019

'We keep our local graveyard closed' - How the insurance crisis is hitting Ireland's communities

Almost half of community groups say they have had to cut activities due to insurance costs.

# insurance - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

The UK and Canada are cutting the cost of processing claims - why can't Ireland?

Part two of our Noteworthy probe into costly insurance premiums looks at legislative and procedural steps taken in other countries to tackle the issue.

# insurance - Monday 9 September, 2019

'We're being fed this lie': Exposing the myths of Ireland's 'compo culture' Exclusive

Personal injury awards have been dropping despite suggestions that out-of-control claims are feeding prices.

# insurance - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Leisure centre in Kildare forced to close as it struggles to secure insurance

Spin Activity Centre said it was “extremely saddened and frustrated” that it was forced to close.

# insurance - Friday 23 August, 2019

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.

# insurance - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Consumer watchdog to probe pricing of public liability insurance

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission is to probe into the increasing levels of public liability insurance premiums.

# insurance - Friday 9 August, 2019

Longford greyhound track closes after 80 years citing rising insurance costs

The greyhound industry has faced major scrutiny in recent weeks.

# insurance - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Where in the country are the most personal injury claims awarded?

Most personal injury claims go through PIAB and it has released a geographical breakdown of the awards made last year.

# insurance - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

'In Germany we are not used to the claim culture': Dublin Oktoberfest event cancelled due to insurance cost

The festival was scheduled to take place on George’s Dock, beside the IFSC, from Friday 14 September until Saturday 6 October.

# insurance - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Minister sought guarantee for premium reductions but told 'it would be difficult to persuade insurers'

Minister Michael D’Arcy has held meetings with various parties over the issue of insurance in recent months.

# insurance - Thursday 18 July, 2019

Imitation firearms, smart phones and computers seized by gardaí in Dublin area

Gardaí have been investigating fraud related insurance ghost brokering activities throughout the State.

# insurance - Monday 15 July, 2019

The cost of motoring has come down - but not for everyone

Insurance and petrol costs are the biggest factors.

FactCheck: Are 20% of personal injury insurance claims in Ireland fraudulent or exaggerated?

Members of the insurance industry have claimed that fraud is part of the reason for high premium costs.

The Explainer: Why are your insurance premiums increasing by so much?

And what can be done to fix the industry?

# insurance - 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.

# insurance - Sunday 7 July, 2019

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review Swing-gate This post contains videos

Regina Doherty says Taoiseach 'between a rock and a hard place' over Maria Bailey swing fall review

The Taoiseach has said he cannot publish the report as those involved in the review spoke on condition it would not be published.

# insurance - 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.

# 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'

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

# insurance - Sunday 9 June, 2019

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# insurance - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a cap on personal injury claims?

The Law Reform Commission is looking into the topic.

# insurance - Thursday 30 May, 2019

'We're satisfied with the result': Dean Hotel confirms Maria Bailey has officially withdrawn case

Fine Gael announced yesterday it will launch an internal review of the case.

# insurance - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Dublin adventure centre forced to remove some equipment over 'enormous' insurance hike

Fort Lucan’s general manager said that the company’s insurance premium has doubled since 2015.

# insurance - Monday 27 May, 2019

Fine Gael reacts to 'car crash' Maria Bailey interview: 'I think she did herself a disservice this morning'

TD Maria Bailey defended taking a claim against a hotel after falling off a swing.

# insurance - Friday 17 May, 2019

'This is a disgrace': Second Meath adventure firm faces closure due to 'ridiculous' insurance hike

Boyne Valley Activities said there was a 400% hike on its premium since 2013 despite the fact that it has not made any claims.

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