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# insurance - Thursday 21 April, 2022

Insurance reform group calls for action as survey finds premiums increase by 16%
# Premium
# Premium

Insurance reform group calls for action as survey finds premiums increase by 16%

Apr 21st 2022, 6:45 PM 11,964 Views 17 Comments

Changes introduced last year have seen personal injuries assessments fall by around 40 percent.

# insurance - Monday 28 March, 2022

VHI to return money to customers as number of claims remains lower than expected due to pandemic
# Insurance
# Insurance

VHI to return money to customers as number of claims remains lower than expected due to pandemic

Mar 28th 2022, 3:32 PM 35,885 Views 5 Comments

Customers will receive a return ranging from €75 to €300 per adult and from €25 to €100 per child.

# insurance - Tuesday 15 March, 2022

Ban on insurance 'price walking' from July but new customer discounts still allowed
# Regulations
# Regulations

Ban on insurance 'price walking' from July but new customer discounts still allowed

Mar 15th 2022, 12:01 PM 32,948 Views 32 Comments

The regulations were the result of a review by the Central Bank of the use of differential pricing.

# insurance - Friday 15 October, 2021

Personal injuries awards drop 40% since new guidelines introduced
# Insurance Reform
# Insurance Reform

Personal injuries awards drop 40% since new guidelines introduced

Oct 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 18,156 Views 24 Comments

The Tánaiste said he expects the drop in award levels to be reflected in reduced insurance premiums.

# insurance - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

Insurance report 'lays bare the greed behind industry crisis', say campaigners
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Insurance report 'lays bare the greed behind industry crisis', say campaigners

Updated Jul 14th 2021, 12:09 PM 19,758 Views 24 Comments

It’s the first major overview of the employers’ liability, public liability and commercial property insurance market.

# insurance - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway
# Insurance
# Insurance

Warren Buffett names Greg Abel as successor at Berkshire Hathaway

May 4th 2021, 12:30 PM 17,548 Views 15 Comments

Buffett currently ranks as the world’s sixth richest person with wealth of $103.7 billion.

# insurance - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Three people arrested and charged with procuring fraudulent car insurance policies
# Ghost Brokers
# Ghost Brokers

Three people arrested and charged with procuring fraudulent car insurance policies

Apr 29th 2021, 9:46 AM 20,484 Views 0 Comments

They are set to appear in court this morning.

# insurance - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week
# Insurance
# Insurance

New guidelines aimed at reducing personal injury awards to come into effect next week

Apr 13th 2021, 1:20 PM 19,157 Views 34 Comments

Cabinet signed off on the new guidelines last month.

# insurance - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Pearse Doherty: Why TDs should support my Bill to end the loyalty penalty and reduce insurance costs
# Opinion
# Opinion

Pearse Doherty: Why TDs should support my Bill to end the loyalty penalty and reduce insurance costs

Feb 17th 2021, 7:00 AM 43,083 Views 104 Comments

The Dáil will today vote on the Sinn Féin TD’s Bill to ban the practice of dual pricing by insurance companies.

# insurance - Thursday 11 February, 2021

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

'You're not a stupid man': Leo Varadkar and Pearse Doherty clash over Covid-19 insurance

Feb 11th 2021, 1:35 PM 80,523 Views 89 Comments

Tensions were running high during Leaders’ Questions.

# insurance - Monday 14 December, 2020

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds
# Loyalty Penalty
# Loyalty Penalty

Majority of insurers use controversial differential pricing practice, Central Bank report finds

Dec 14th 2020, 3:10 PM 14,033 Views 30 Comments

The practice sees customers with similar risks paying different premiums.

# insurance - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims
# Premium Content
# Premium Content

Motor insurance premiums rose 35% in a decade despite a massive drop-off in claims

Nov 3rd 2020, 6:45 AM 24,802 Views 51 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Oct 13th 2020, 6:47 PM 22,912 Views 0 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Oct 6th 2020, 5:00 PM 22,928 Views 0 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Sep 30th 2020, 6:30 AM 13,447 Views 14 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

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

Aug 31st 2020, 5:37 PM 21,965 Views 0 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Aug 22nd 2020, 12:05 AM 46,949 Views 33 Comments

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'
# Court Of Appeal
# Court Of Appeal

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

Aug 18th 2020, 7:50 AM 31,496 Views 0 Comments

“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?
# Should I Stay Or Should I Go?
# Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

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

Jul 22nd 2020, 1:56 PM 32,640 Views 65 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 20th 2020, 8:45 AM 46,733 Views 118 Comments

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
# New Job
# New Job

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

Jun 30th 2020, 5:04 PM 25,445 Views 47 Comments

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
# Covid Cover
# Covid Cover

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

Jun 24th 2020, 6:13 PM 13,756 Views 0 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

May 25th 2020, 9:13 PM 28,605 Views 0 Comments

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
# On The Road
# On The Road

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

May 6th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,614 Views 56 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

May 3rd 2020, 7:15 AM 63,507 Views 59 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 8:59 PM 83,811 Views 73 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

Mar 25th 2020, 1:34 PM 36,584 Views 76 Comments

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
# Pay Outs
# Pay Outs

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

Mar 24th 2020, 12:05 PM 26,658 Views 55 Comments

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
# Roscommon
# Roscommon

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

Mar 7th 2020, 1:50 PM 38,271 Views 0 Comments

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
# Kerry
# Kerry

Tralee Aqua Dome warns centre could close over number of insurance claims

Feb 18th 2020, 9:56 PM 35,094 Views 45 Comments

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
# Ge2020 Audit
# Ge2020 Audit

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

Feb 2nd 2020, 12:05 AM 20,084 Views 50 Comments

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
# Insurance
# Insurance

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

Jan 28th 2020, 4:47 PM 29,044 Views 0 Comments

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
# Insurance

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

Jan 6th 2020, 5:34 PM 20,989 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Cost Of Insurance
# Cost Of Insurance

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

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:00 PM 21,960 Views 48 Comments

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

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did your car insurance premium increase this year?

Dec 23rd 2019, 10:10 AM 31,022 Views 68 Comments

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

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has car insurance really gotten cheaper since 2016?

Dec 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 21,609 Views 40 Comments

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'
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

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

Updated Dec 19th 2019, 7:48 PM 29,577 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 19th 2019, 3:42 PM 13,755 Views 0 Comments

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
# Childcare Crisis
# Childcare Crisis

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

Updated Dec 18th 2019, 5:00 PM 36,209 Views 105 Comments

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
# Insurance Costs
# Insurance Costs

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

Updated Dec 17th 2019, 7:49 PM 22,549 Views 64 Comments

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

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