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# insurance - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

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.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Bar owners say they were 'given assurances' that insurer FBD would cover losses caused by Covid-19

The High Court heard further submissions in a case taken by bars against the insurer.

# insurance - Tuesday 6 October, 2020

Pubs' legal action against FBD insurance over Covid-19 cover begins

In what are seen as important test cases lawyers representing four publicans have brought cases challenging FBD Insurance Plc’s refusal to indemnify them.

# insurance - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Capping of damages in personal injury cases is constitutionally permissible, says Law Reform Commission

The Commission examined similar legislation in other jurisdictions including the UK and Australia.

# insurance - Monday 31 August, 2020

Insurer's bid to halt ombudsman investigation to be 'vigorously opposed', court told

The case was heard in the High Court today.

# insurance - Saturday 22 August, 2020

'The elephant in the sitting room': Long-awaited report on injury payouts could have 'dramatic' effect on premiums

The Judicial Council’s Personal Injuries Guidelines Committee is expected to publish its guidelines in October.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Whiplash award reduced from €76,000 to €41,000 as judge says personal injury litigation 'should not be a lottery'

“I am satisfied that by any reasonable measure it cannot be viewed as proportionate,” Mr Justice Seamus Noonan said of the original award.

# insurance - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Explainer: What does the new 'green list' mean for foreign travel?

It was a long time coming but there’s still plenty of debate out there.

# insurance - Monday 20 July, 2020

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you go on a foreign holiday without travel insurance?

Insurance Ireland has advised people to double-check their policy to see if they are covered for non-essential travel.

# insurance - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief

Treatment of businesses by insurance companies is “appalling”, Dáil told.

# insurance - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Insurer FBD puts €22m aside to cover potential losses in court case taken by pub owners over Covid-19 cover

The insurance firm said its policies do not provide cover for a pandemic of this nature.

# insurance - Monday 25 May, 2020

Pub owners take FBD Insurance to court over Covid-19 disruption cover

Pub owners claim they are entitled to have consequential losses covered by what they say is an insurable risk.

# insurance - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

There were an extra 14,000 uninsured vehicles on Irish roads last year

MIBI said the figures show an urgent need for an automatic number plate recognition system.

# insurance - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Threat of claims against businesses as a result of contracting Covid-19 on the premises to be examined

Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has asked for an examination of the issue.

# insurance - Thursday 16 April, 2020

VHI and other insurers to partially refund customers after takeover of private hospitals during Covid-19 crisis

The size of the refund a customer receives is based on the plan that they have with the insurer.

# insurance - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

People advised not to make changes to health insurance as Covid-19 deal is arranged with private hospitals

Private hospitals will act as part of the public health system for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, but the exact details are yet to be confirmed.

# insurance - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Minister says he expects insurers to 'play their part and act reasonably' by honouring claims

Claims are being rejected as Covid-19 is not on the list of infectious diseases on some policies.

# insurance - Saturday 7 March, 2020

Two people arrested as part of investigation into suspected staged road crashes

A number of properties were searched in Roscommon in February.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

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.

# insurance - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Q+A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on insurance ahead of GE2020

Anti-fraud gardaí, pooled insurance schemes and a potential referendum are all part of the parties’ plans on insurance.

# insurance - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

MIBI welcomes withdrawal of case where man claimed he had to use wheelchair after accident

Video footage of the man walking without the wheelchair was shown in court.

# insurance - Monday 6 January, 2020

Moyagh Murdock announces resignation as RSA chief to take up role with Insurance Ireland

Insurance Ireland is the representative body for the insurance industry.

# insurance - Monday 23 December, 2019

Minister in charge of fixing insurance on 'easy-money mindset', 'ridiculous' payouts and saying 'stop'

Minister Michael D’Arcy sat down with to discuss the progress being made in reducing the cost of insurance.

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

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

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 - Thursday 19 December, 2019

'Reckless one minute, government policy two hours later': Martin says €1,500 for creches was 'made up on the back of an envelope'

Creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

Explainer: Why are hundreds of creche owners worried about having to close?

Childcare providers have warned of a crisis as the cost of insurance increases.

# insurance - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Minister approves one-off extra payment of €1,500 to childcare providers to help with extra insurance costs

The Federation of Early Childcare Providers says some creches are seeing insurance quotes that are double that of last year.

# insurance - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

'Greedy insurance industry' has spun a false narrative to maximise profits, Dáil hears

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has said the insurance crisis is not a priority around the Cabinet table.

# insurance - Monday 16 December, 2019

Pearse Doherty: Damning Central Bank report reveals an insurance industry that prizes profit above its customers

Sky-high premiums aren’t covering the cost of a ‘compo-culture’ but servicing the industry’s profits, writes Pearse Doherty.

Cost of car insurance rises by 42% despite an overall reduction in number of claims

Figures showing the average cost of premiums and payouts were released by the Central Bank today.

# 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.

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