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#Insurance

# insurance - Saturday 10 November, 2018

Concerns raised about proposed referendum to reduce whiplash payouts

New figures revealed that the average award in a whiplash case is over €20,000.

# insurance - Monday 5 November, 2018

Personal injury claims: Average award in whiplash cases is over €20,000

The majority of compensation claims assessed in the first six months of this year were whiplash related.

# 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

The cost of insurance for taxi drivers has increased sharply in the past three years, the National Private Hire and Taxi Association.

# insurance - Friday 5 October, 2018

21 million euro to be paid to motorists following collapse of Setanta insurance

It’s hoped all payments will be finalised by the State Claims Agency before the year is out.

# insurance - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Stark multiples': Personal injury payouts here 4 times higher than in the UK

A new report recommends urgently taking action to address the level of payouts in personal injury claims.

# insurance - Sunday 1 April, 2018

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.

# insurance - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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.

# insurance - Friday 2 February, 2018

Dublin boxing event featuring MTK fighters cancelled at last minute

It was expected to take place tomorrow.

# insurance - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Gardaí caught a few people acting the maggot on Irish roads this weekend

A number of fines were issued.

# insurance - Thursday 25 January, 2018

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”.

# 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

While stats show that car insurance is going down as a whole, the cost of premiums skyrocketed 70% from 2013 to 2016.

# insurance - Friday 5 January, 2018

Airport worker awarded €50,000 after being sacked for refusing to drive uninsured vehicle

The man refused to drive a company vehicle that didn’t have tax, insurance or NCT discs.

# insurance - Thursday 28 December, 2017

'People are delighted when they see the yellow van arrive': On patrol with the AA

We spent a morning with an AA Patrol driver.

# insurance - Saturday 23 December, 2017

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?

Insurance premiums have risen for many people in recent years.

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.

# insurance - Friday 22 December, 2017

Report on the rising cost of insurance due by the end of January

It is expected to reach the Finance Minister soon.

# insurance - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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.

# insurance - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Cash, cars, imitation firearm and high value watches seized in Garda raids targeting 'ghost brokers'

The operation was carried out with help from the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Cyber Crime Unit.

# insurance - Friday 27 October, 2017

AIG wants to make telematics-based insurance mandatory for all drivers under 25

Telematic insurance products use GPS and other technology to send information about the way the vehicle is being driven.

# insurance - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Drivers have been acting the absolute goat on Ireland's roads in the last 24 hours

Faked insurance discs, a doctored disabled pass, and rampant speeding are just some of the offences the road traffic corps have been battling.

# insurance - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

'It has a profound impact': Insurance companies cancel policies over minor non-disclosures

Ireland’s financial services watchdog has said companies need to ask questions in a clear manner when customers sign up.

# insurance - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year AA

Cost of running family car down almost €180 on last year

That’s according to an annual survey by the AA which recorded a drop in motor insurance premiums.

# insurance - Monday 7 August, 2017

Driver tries to forge their insurance disc, fails miserably

See if you can spot what the guards spotted.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

'We've seen people diving on the floor' - Brokers want a register of insurance claimants

Jonathan Hehir, Managing Director of the CFM Group says that the idea “needs to happen” as it harms businesses.

# insurance - Monday 12 June, 2017

Older people overpaying €1,000 for health insurance as they're 'afraid to switch plan'

At least two in every five policyholders are on “dated and hugely overpriced plans”.

# insurance - Friday 9 June, 2017

Dublin City Council issues warning regarding safety of rickshaws

The council has stated that rickshaws are not regulated, and are often not insured.

# insurance - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Disqualified driver caught drinking bottle of beer and using phone had no tax, insurance or NCT

Other than not wearing a seatbelt, there’s not many more offences left.

# insurance - Friday 26 May, 2017

Setanta Insurance customers waiting on claim payouts will have to wait some more

The Supreme Court yesterday made a significant court ruling about the wound up insurer.

# insurance - Saturday 13 May, 2017

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”.

# insurance - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

'When doctors and their loved ones are patients in hospital, the health insurance form tends to get signed'

The delivery of hospital care is not quite the same for those without health insurance, writes an Irish consultant.

# insurance - Monday 24 April, 2017

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.

# insurance - Monday 17 April, 2017

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.

# insurance - Monday 13 March, 2017

'I'm still heartbroken': Woman who lost partner and friend in horrific crash in 'substantial' debt

Kate Flynn was awarded a large payout but hasn’t received any money due to a long-running legal battle.

# insurance - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

The cost of buying a car has gone down, but fewer new ones were sold last month

The cost of fuel and insurance have increased, however.

# insurance - Monday 30 January, 2017

Public liability claims against Dublin City Council hit €8.5 million last year

In Fingal, a spokesperson said the figure was over €2.5 million.

# insurance - Monday 9 January, 2017

Driver stopped for not wearing seatbelt - has no licence, insurance, NCT or tax

Their 4x4 was seized and they will appear in court.

# insurance - Friday 6 January, 2017

1,666 Setanta Insurance claimants still waiting on payouts

It is nearly three years since the insurer collapsed.

# insurance - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside

A number of new measures about drug driving, written-off vehicles and uninsured drivers have been given the green light.

# insurance - Sunday 27 November, 2016

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.

# insurance - Friday 25 November, 2016

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.

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